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University arts adapt to virtual environment

University arts adapt to virtual environment

Calahan Steed, Journalist

April 20, 2020

On March 12 Governor Tony Evers declared a public health emergency for the state of Wisconsin. Subsequently, on March 18, UW-Whitewater announced that the rest of the semester would be online. But that’s not stopping the arts on campus from sharing their wonders with the world. If people still want...

Stolen Sisters draws attention in Crossman Gallery

Hannah Michalowski, Journalist

February 10, 2020

The “Stolen Sisters” art exhibit debuted in the Crossman Gallery at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on Thursday, Jan. 30 and featured performances from Red Birds Drum, jingle dancer Sophia Ford, and two UW-Whitewater student dancers performing choreography. All of the performers acted as a st...

Remembering Fannie Hicklin

Kaylee Pryble, Arts & Rec Editor

November 4, 2019

Fannie Hicklin, a much-loved theater professor and department chair, passed away on Oct. 18 at age 101. Hicklin has made many contributions to UW-Whitewater, both over her time as a professor on campus as well into her retirement. Hicklin came to the campus in 1964 as a professor of theater and the ...

Seminar seeks untapped creativity

February 25, 2015

Speakers plan to inspire students to chase passion, not money By Hilary Igl Open to students of all majors, the Creative Enterprise Symposium of 2015 aims to remind students that their creative passions don’t only have to be hobbies. Speakers Dr. Kishonna Gray, Dr. Maria Dixon and Mutope J. J...

Creative Symposium, where arts meet business

April 8, 2014

April 8, 2014 By Rumasa Noor The College of Arts and Communications is organizing the third annual creative symposium on April 10. The symposium is organized to familiarize students with creative enterprise. World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) defines creative enterprises as “entities...

Spanish composers featured

March 19, 2014

Professor performs with classic guitar March 19, 2014 By Lauren Piek   Taught at a young age to play music, George Lindquist used his early-learned talent to create a career. Lindquist, a classical guitarist and professor at UW-Whitewater, will perform a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m....

‘The Soldier’s Tale’ as told by UW-W


March 12, 2014

March 12, 2014 By Lea Staedtler   The Music and Theatre Departments have collaborated to perform a classical theatrical performance of “The Soldier’s Tale.” “The Soldier’s Tale,” is a classic piece by the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky from 1918. It tells the story of a young soldier on leave, ...

Professors collaborate with students


March 5, 2014

Chamber Orchestra concert showcases talents  March 5, 2014 By Abrielle Backhaus By Signe Trewyn   In the Chamber Orchestra, professors are not only educators; they are partners. Instead of the usual professor-to-student format, students and professors play side-by-side. Chamber Orchestra Dir...

Minor Vices ready to ‘rock’ at UW-Whitewater


February 26, 2014

Feb. 26, 2014 By Abrielle Backhaus By Signe Trewyn   Get ready to rock and interact with Milwaukee-based band Minor Vices as they take the Light Recital Hall stage. Christopher Burns and the band will perform their entire album “Misdemeanors,” along with another song titled “Alligator...

Holiday spirit travels from Broadway to UW-W

Holiday spirit travels from Broadway to UW-W

December 13, 2013

By Abrielle Backhaus   It’s the holiday season, and “Neil Berg’s Broadway Holiday” is on its way to the UW-Whitewater campus to spread the season’s tidings. “Neil Berg’s Broadway Holiday” features Broadway hits from classic shows like “My Fair Lady” and “South Pacific,”...

Magic, humor focus of performance

Magic, humor focus of performance

November 13, 2013

By Lea Staedtler   Fans of the “Back to the Future” film series might remember Marty McFly’s hoverboard from Back to the Future II. McFly used the skateboard-like construction without wheels as his personal flying transportation tool. The world’s only real hoverboard is coming to...

Anti-bullying is focus of ‘It Gets Better’

Anti-bullying is focus of ‘It Gets Better’

November 6, 2013

By Abrielle Backhaus   Bullying is one of the most challenging concerns among youth and young adults today. UW-Whitewater will welcome the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles and the It Gets Better production as a theatrical response to the stresses of bullying. GMCLA will use the Young Auditorium...

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