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Flu shots still available for students on campus

February 16, 2016

By Maddy Scheel Feb. 17, 2016 Flu season is still here. In fact, it’s in full swing. To prevent against the flu, University Health Counseling Services (UHCS) encourages students to consider a vaccination, even this late into the winter. “While it has been detected on campus, none of our t...

Mumps cases on campus double

November 4, 2015

By Sidney Birkett Nov. 4, 2015   The current number of mumps cases has increased with six new cases, bringing the number to 12 confirmed cases on campus. The last confirmed case was on Oct. 23. At the moment, there are no pending cases. This means there is no one that has been tested and is await...

Mumps cases confirmed on UW-W campus

September 30, 2015

*Editor's Note: Story has been updated for the October 7, 2015 issue of the Royal Purple. The original story will remain published below the update. October 7, 2015   Four new cases of mumps were reported on campus as of Oct. 5, bringing the total number of cases up to six. The first t...

Affordable Care Act may change student insurance

Affordable Care Act may change student insurance

October 15, 2013

By Lucas Wimmer   The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, has been the center of controversy at the national level, including its role as the central issue in the government shutdown. Despite this controversy, the Affordable Care Act will have an impact on UW-Whitewater students.  ...

New position offers behavioral screening

New position offers behavioral screening

February 20, 2013

  UHCS now offers intervention services to students   University Health Center  & Counseling Services will now be offering behavioral screening and intervention services (BSI) which helps reduce binge drinking, drug abuse and improve depression. UHCS Health Service Direc...

New vending machines provide healthier choices

New vending machines provide healthier choices

January 30, 2013

  Two new 2bU vending machines, which provide healthier snack options with a focus on all-natural products, were installed last October located in the University Center and Fischer Hall. Canteen, which is under a vending contract with the university until 2014 and is the largest vending service...

UHCS directors compare candidates for new health position

December 5, 2012

  There are three candidates for the new Clinical Health Educator position at the Health Center. The candidates include Elizabeth Champion, Sabrina Aderman and Jennifer Boaz. They each had open interviews where they had a chance to answer questions from members of the faculty, staff and...

Students look to make campus smoke free

April 20, 2011

Bars across the state have gone smoke free. Now, UW-Whitewater is making the effort to go in this direction. Students began informally meeting last fall to gather information across campus on making UW-Whitewater a smoke-free community. Megan Kiehl, a junior speech major, and Krista Woolever-Paul,...

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