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University Center celebrates 60

Alumni, faculty and students gather in Roberta's Art Galleryfor the Friday night reception celebrating of 60 years.

Danielle Kronau, Assistant Arts & Rec Editor

October 7, 2019

The campus and community gathered to view memorabilia and witness the premiere of a new permanent art piece created by students and alumni Oct. 4 in Roberta’s Art Gallery for a University Center anniversary celebration. Prior to the reception, Kim Adams, Assistant Director for the James R. Connor Univers...

Cows, goats and school spirit

Katelyn Black, Lifestyle Editor

October 7, 2019

The year is 1922, and UW-Whitewater is celebrating the school’s first ever homecoming complete with everything one might associate with the yearly event - football, a parade and school spirit. And though the basics of homecoming remain the same, nowadays, things are a little different than they we...

Campus institutions supply stress relief for finals

Campus institutions supply stress relief for finals

Katelyn Black, Lifestyle Editor

December 10, 2018

Between late night study sessions and the pressure of getting a good grade, final exams can cause a lot of stress for students – a stress that the staff at the Andersen Library and the University Center hope to alleviate. “The ‘Relaxathon’ is a three-week long initiative, designed to provide...

Students decorate pumpkins for prizes

Jenny Musilek’s winning pumpkin design.

October 29, 2015

By Signe Trewyn Oct. 28, 2015 October is the month dedicated to fall colors, Halloween, trick-or-treating and, of course, pumpkins. For several weeks, the University Center has displayed an arrangement of decorated pumpkins. The pumpkins were decorated as everything from ice cream cones...

Age-old tradition kept alive in daily bell toll

October 23, 2014

Oct. 22, 2014 By Vesna Brajkovic Sleeping in after hitting snooze three times leaves only 15 minutes to get dressed, brush your teeth and get out the door. As you run past Hyland Hall and reach the University Center, no time to check your phone, you hear a bell chime. Noon. You’re officially...

Campus thanks workers

The billiards room in Warhawk Alley in the University Center was filled with custodians enjoying a break from work for a few hours before being served lunch.

September 19, 2014

By Vesna Brajkovic Sept. 17, 2014 Every morning on campus the garbages are emptied, the stairwells are cleared of pizza boxes from the night before and the hallways are freshly vacuumed by ‘invisible people’ the campus can’t function without–the custodians. On Sept. 12, the custodians...

Gallery exhibit wants students to ‘LEAP’ in


April 16, 2014

April 16, 2014 By Lauren Piek   In college students choose a major to study so that a dream job can be achieved after graduation. UW-Whitewater’s LEAP initiative was created to help students understand what employers are looking for. LEAP is hosting an exhibit April 16 to 30 at Roberta’s...

Students can see ‘Where Dreams Begin’


March 19, 2014

March 19, 2014 By Abrielle Backhaus By Signe Trewyn   Roberta A. Fiskum Art Gallery’s newest exhibit includes Black Student Union artifacts and black history memorabilia. BSU President Connell Patterson III said the exhibit is a tribute to the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and designed to inform students of  U...

Lincoln impersonator performs for exhibit

Lincoln impersonator performs for exhibit

February 25, 2014

Feb. 27, 2014 By Alexandria Zamecnik   After two years of applying for grants, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater was finally able to receive the funding it needed to host “Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War,” a traveling exhibit to honor the 16th president. Kim Adams, ass...

Artist’s appearance provides many opportunities

October 10, 2012

  Eric Lee describes his artwork as aesthetic, back-painted sealed glass that can withstand years of wear and tear from nature. Besides his glasswork, he also makes functional artwork by painting on aluminum. On Oct. 11, Lee will come to campus to provide four opportunities for students...

Photo exhibit to showcase student events

April 25, 2012

Students and community members who have ever wondered what a student organization or group does on campus will get the chance to see through photos. Student organizations submitted photos that will be featured in the “Involvement Photo Display.” The photos were taken by members of groups...

Hands-on exhibit gives viewers chance to play with art

April 4, 2012

An upcoming exhibit titled “Arthouse Gaming” features a form of art most people generally overlook: video game art. “Technology is becoming a forerunner of different types of media that students are responding to,” Roberta’s Gallery Supervisor Kim Adams said. “We thought that it would...

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