Founded 1901

Royal Purple

Founded 1901

Royal Purple

Founded 1901

Royal Purple

Representation across the board

Representation across the board

Scarlett Spagna, Journalist April 11, 2021

The need for a new Strategic Planning for Adult Learners Committee showcased the need for a better and more comprehensive approach facing the challenges among nontraditional students during last week’s...

Keeping an eye on the prize

Katelyn Black, Lifestyle Editor September 30, 2019

Going to college can be hard between living away from home and the nightly homework load. It’s a lot to get used to. But imagine going to college while having to balance a house and kids with full lives...

A non-traditional perspective

May 9, 2012

After profiling non-traditional students for an academic year, we have learned a few things and experienced a few surprises.  For example, the differences between traditional and non-traditional students...

A non-traditional life: Kayla De Priest

February 29, 2012

“If riding in an airplane is flying, then riding in a boat is swimming. If you want to experience the element, then get out of the vehicle.” This is the email signature of Kayla De Priest, a 28-year-old...

A non-traditional life: Kurtis Reilly

January 25, 2012

“If things were different in the past I wouldn’t be where I am today, and I like where I am today.” These are the words of Kurtis Reilly, a man who has served his country before making the decision...

A walk in non-traditional shoes

November 9, 2011
I found it quite ironic that I received a small taste of what non-traditional life is really like just a few days before Non-traditional Student Recognition Week, which runs from Nov. 7 to Nov. 13. Let me tell you, it was much more difficult than I imagined. Last week, I was asked by my aunt and uncle to watch their three children from Monday to Thursday while they went on vacation. Their family lives in Milton, so I thought to myself, “How hard could it be?” So I agreed to watch my cousins for a week.

Kim Bauer-Hillison’s non-traditional life

November 2, 2011

Non-traditional student, Kimberly “Kim” Bauer-Hillison, is single and without children, but is still considered different from the 800 other non-traditional students at UW-Whitewater. At the age...

Jim Hermanson’s non-traditional life

October 7, 2011
James “Jim” Hermanson was one of 1,200 workers laid off in 2009 at the General Motors Co. plant in Janesville, Wis., as an absentee replacement worker. It was a “devastating blow” Jim said, who had been employed by the company for 15 years.
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