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Adventures Abroad

April 25, 2012

Dia duit! (That’s hello in Irish!) As of today, I will have 37 days left in Ireland. It may seem like a lot, but I know that time will fly by. I feel so comfortable here. Dublin is my home, and thinking about leaving makes me extremely sad. This irreplaceable experience has changed my life in the ...

Adventures Abroad

February 15, 2012

Hello Whitewater! I can’t say I miss Wisconsin, especially with the recent snowstorm. The most action I’ve seen in Ireland’s sky is usually a rain shower every day, accompanied by a muggy, foggy layer. The good part about this is that all the grassy fields near my apartment are vibra...

Kelsey Welke’s Adventure’s Abroad

January 18, 2012

Meet with the Global Education Director, Kevin Spears: check. Receive acceptance letter from Dublin City University in Ireland: check. Buy round-trip airplane ticket: check. Pay for housing at Shanowen Hall: check. Start packing for my study abroad exchange: Well, that’s on my to-d...

Freshman starts computer repair business

November 2, 2011

For the local computer business MacBros, Apple inventor and entrepreneur Steve Jobs was more than an inspiration; he was an idol, especially to freshman Dan Fink. The members of MacBros repair and sell Mac computers and devices for reasonable prices, mostly to their college peers. Their slogan is...

McCall to inspire, humor graduates

May 11, 2011

Brookfield native Casey McCall, a senior secondary English education major, was selected to be the student speaker for the spring semester’s graduation ceremony. The spring commencement ceremony is at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Kachel Fieldhouse. McCall said she is not nervous about giving her speech,...

Alumnus helps win Pulitzer Prize

May 4, 2011

Lou Saldivar, graphic designer for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, was part of a team that won journalism’s most prestigious award, the Pulitzer Prize. The three-part series, published in the Journal Sentinel in December 2010, was titled “One in a billion: a boy’s life; a medical mystery.” Sald...

Print Farm Club makes debut with sale

April 27, 2011

The new Print Farm Club will make its debut on campus by holding a sale today. There will be sale tables set up from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Center of the Arts atrium. The Print Farm Club will be selling mostly clothing, bags and posters with prints on them. “I have a bunch of clothes and act...

UW-W professor going green on campus, at home

April 20, 2011

He was a professor at Flinders University in South Australia.  He marched 42 miles to Madison to protest Walker’s bill.  He won the Environmental Achievement Award in 2010 for the Individual Category. Underneath all of his accomplishments, Eric Compas is just an average professor who wants to...

Where did those new benches come from?

April 13, 2011

Although it may be difficult to encourage college students to recycle on campus, this may get easier with the university’s two new environment-friendly additions that are made out of recycled milk jugs. The new benches in Heide Hall and garbage bins in the University Center are all made out of 97...

New organization welcomes people looking for new religion

April 6, 2011

College is often looked at as a time to experience new things. Exploring new beliefs and religions can be a big step. The Pagan Spiritual Student Organization opens its door to students hoping to discover a new religion. Paganism includes Buddhism, Shamanism, Wicca, Norse religion and many others. “We...

Greeks host alcohol awareness event to alert students of harmful effects

April 6, 2011

An alcohol and other drugs awareness program was held March 16 in the Hamilton Room in the University Center. This biyearly event was sponsored by the Panhellenic Council, National Panhellenic Council, Interfraternity Council, the alcohol and drug educator on campus and university police.  An...

Local family hopeful to receive new home

March 30, 2011

The UW-Whitewater chapter of Habitat for Humanity was selected to receive a $5,000 grant from State Farm Insurance, beating out 75 other chapters nationwide. To receive the grant, Habitat for Humanity must fundraise and collect $5,000, which State Farm Insurance will then match for a total of $10,000....

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