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February 2, 2016

Feb. 2, 2016 In my column last week, I feel that my approach sounded rather cynical, so this week I chose to look on the brighter side of things. I often wonder about what it would be like if all college students could know for sure that as soon as they graduate, there will be a job available for th...

Plenty to see at Light Recital Hall in January

Plenty to see at Light Recital Hall in January

January 22, 2014

Jan. 22, 2014 By Abrielle Backhaus   Awea Duo Musicians:Jennifer Brimson Cooper, flute; and Mas Sugihara, saxophone. How did the group start: We both went to Moorhead State University in Kentucky. Moorhead is actually a town with a population of 7,000 people, so it’s a v...

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,”...

Faculty donate talents to raise money

Faculty donate talents to raise money

November 20, 2013

Music Mosaics has supported scholarship program since 2002: By Lea Staedtler   Faculty members of the department of music have teamed up to raise scholarship money for incoming and continuing music students, and help students better afford school. Now in its 11th year, the Music Mosaic...

Dueling pianos performance encourages audience interaction

Dueling pianos performance encourages audience interaction

November 13, 2013

By Abrielle Backhaus   A little friendly competition is what Joe Montanaro and Brian Griffin plan to bring to the UW-Whitewater campus with a dueling pianos performance where the pianists do not compete. Instead, the two sides of the audience contend with each other. Griffin, founder of...

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...

Makerspace opens doors to students

October 30, 2013

By Rumasa Noor Do you know of a place where creative people can socialize and work together on common interests? Makerspace is that place. It is a community center that works as a non-profit organization, gives people opportunities to socialize and work together on mutual interests. Whitewater...

Students arrange entire theater production

Students arrange entire theater production

October 22, 2013

By Abrielle Backhaus   While most theater students were involved in the play “Dracula,” four BFA theater performance majors prepared a completely student run-show, “Speed-The-Plow.” The show, which stars Peter Brian Kelly, Madison McCarthy and Adam O’neil, is a Hollywood-based...

Journey tribute band is ‘ready to rock’

Journey tribute band is ‘ready to rock’

October 9, 2013

Group replicates sound on stage, but has its own style: By Signe Trewyn   DSB- America’s Favorite Tribute to Journey is traveling to UW-Whitewater for a one night show at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12, in the Young Auditorium. Lead singer Juan Del Castillo, originally from California, has been singing...

Orchestra set to perform with new director

Orchestra set to perform with new director

October 9, 2013

By Elise McArdle   Christopher Ramaekers is the new director for this year’s Chamber Orchestra, and he said he has some big ideas for the group. “My plan is really to explore this great music that would better be performed by a group other than the symphony orchestra,” Ramaekers said. ...

Jazz reading band set to take stage

Jazz reading band set to take stage

October 1, 2013

By Elise McArdle   “A jazz reading band is a great opportunity for beginning jazz musicians, advanced jazz musicians, anyone who wants to play, to get together in a big band setting. It’s a great way to get involved with playing jazz,” senior Vinny Sauer said. Sauer is a member of...

Student groups team up for benefit concert

Student groups team up for benefit concert

October 1, 2013

By Lauren Piek   UW-Whitewater’s student organization Peace, Education, and Action through Creative Engagement will host a benefit concert, Rock for Peace, from 3 to 11 p.m. Oct. 3 in the Hamilton Room, located in the University Center. PEACE is teaming up with Love & Music Will Save...

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