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Community Engagement Center Faculty Lead Gender Inclusivity Workshop

Jackie Briggs, front right in purple, Director of Admissions, leads a tour in the University Center lobby. UW-Whitewater admissions staff visited with incoming and prospective students and their families and guided small tour groups around campus on Thursday, July 16, 2020.
September 6, 2020

On August 28 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater staff held a virtual workshop focused on educating participants about the discrimination LGBTQ individuals face in the healthcare industry and the importance...

Drag show promotes community, freedom

Drag show promotes community, freedom
March 4, 2019

For the tenth year, UW-Whitewater’s LGBTQ student organization, IMPACT, has brought music, color and diversity to campus with their annual drag show event. This year’s show, which was titled Fire...

Fairhaven Lecture Series encourages unique conversation

Fairhaven Lecture Series encourages unique conversation
UW-W professor shares work on gay and lesbian lives in WWII
February 18, 2019

“A World at War: Taking a Closer Look at WWII.” That is the theme for this semester’s Fairhaven Lecture Series. Since 1983, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Continuing Education program has...

New spring courses begin to flourish

New spring courses begin to flourish
Courses find a home on campus
February 18, 2019

While registering for classes for the 2019 spring semester, students may have noticed new course opportunities listed on the course catalog. Last semester The Royal Purple wrote a story introducing a...

Spring semester brings new course options

December 4, 2018

As the spring semester approaches, students will find new course options added to the catalog. Many new courses available for students during the spring semester are diversity or minority related, such...

‘Boxes and Walls’ event tackles oppression

‘Boxes and Walls’ event tackles oppression
November 5, 2018

   A haunting experience once again arrived on the UW-Whitewater campus in the wake of the Halloween season.    UW-W hosted its annual diversity experience called Boxes & Walls, which many have...

Workshop focused on inclusion, health

Alex Decker participates in rock decorating.
‘Wellness Summit’ introduces students to campus resources
October 29, 2018

With the semester in full swing,  University Health and Counseling Services (UCHS) want to ensure that every student knows the resources and help available, along with how to get in contact with them.  “Academics...

Campus celebrates coming out day

October 17, 2017

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater students and staff celebrated National Coming Out Day on Oct. 11 in an event held in the Warhawk Connection Center. The day’s event, which looks to promote LGBTQ awareness,...

Religious freedom differs from tolerance

April 15, 2015

April 15, 2015 Royal Purple Staff Opinion The “religious freedom” laws taking place in Indiana as well as other states in the news lately have created a lot of controversy surrounding the topic...

Film raises gay rights awareness

Film raises gay rights awareness
March 5, 2014

March 5, 2014   By Thomas Zimmer   As part of this year’s International Week, The Center for Global Education teamed up with PRIDE and IMPACT to screen “Born This Way” on Feb....

Whitewater couple fights for gay marriage

Whitewater couple fights for gay marriage
February 5, 2014

Feb. 5, 2014 By Michael Riley   Two UW-Whitewater employees are among four couples named in a lawsuit filed Monday aiming to lift Wisconsin’s ban on same-sex marriage. “We expect that...

Living under an ‘umbrella’

October 1, 2013

UW-Whitewater students describe what it’s like living with a unique gender identity By Emma Cunningham   Most college students get used to filling out endless forms and applications that...

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