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“Dolittle” provides the cute animal fix you need

Students traverse the courtyard outside the James R. Connor University Center.

Matt Ellis, Assistant Arts and Recreational Editor

September 6, 2020

Students stopped scrolling for cute animal pictures online for a couple hours this past week to instead sit down and enjoy the film "Dolittle" presented in the Summers Auditorium of the James R. Connor University Center Aug. 27-30. The furry and fantastical movie featured the likes of actors Ro...

University Center encourages creativity and engagement

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.

Lexy Winchell, Journalist

August 30, 2020

The James R. Connor University Center is thought of as the heart of campus by many. It is known as a common gathering place for students. So staff knew they had to adapt to conditions brought on by the Coronavirus pandemic and reconsider traditional ways of connecting students. “All staff and students...

A day in the life working at the UC

A day in the life working at the UC

Kaarin Lorum, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2018

The James R. Connor University Center, located at the heart of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus, offers a sanctuary for students to eat, meet up with friends and enjoy other various activities in the Down Under. Students also come to the University Center every day to perform various tasks ...

Chamber of Trivia

Chamber of Trivia

Sutton Rettig, Staff Reporter

March 11, 2018

Warhawks showcased their knowledge of everything Gryffindor, Hufflepuff and Slytherin to flex their literary muscles. Set up in the Down Under, students were tasked with head. Scratching trivia questions surrounding J.K. Rowling’s fantasy empire, as students spudded answers about topics such as Ha...

Magic show draws larger crowd of students

Brenda Echeverria, Arts & Rec Editor

November 15, 2017

Nearly every seat was filled in the UC Down Under to see magician Steven Brundage Nov. 9. Brundage, a semi-finalist on America’s Got Talent in 2016, performed his Rubik’s Cube routine. A compilation video of his Rubik’s Cube acts has collected more than 20 million views on YouTube. “I saw ...

Workshop attendees turn cans into lamps

February 16, 2016

Feb. 16, 2016 By Aleda Johnson Turning a can into an unusual lamp sounds like something right off of a Pinterest board, but Roberta’s Art Gallery held a workshop to teach students how to do just that. The workshop was open for anyone with a beginners-to-advanced level of artistic ability; it w...

UW-Whitewater Involvement Fair 2015

September 16, 2015

By Alena Purpero Sept. 15, 2015 The Involvement Fair took place on September 9, 2015, outside of the University Center. Clubs and organizations lines the mall to tables and sign up forms to give students the opportunity to discover get involved on campus....

Students tell stories of coming out

Students tell stories of coming out

October 16, 2014

By Ethan Hill   A group of students assembled on the lawn in front of the UC to celebrate “Coming Out Day.”  Equipped with a podium, microphone, speakers and a goal to raise awareness and support for LGBT life on campus, students from all walks of life gave personal testimonies. One...

On campus jobs beneficial for students

On campus jobs beneficial for students

September 18, 2013

There it is, that thing you don’t want to talk about. You’re too busy having fun in college to worry about it, yet there it is. You don’t want to deal with it, yet you need it: A job. Whether it’s for food, gas, clothes, laundry or anything else, students need money. While financial aid can...

Venues & events galore freshmen can adore

Venues & events galore freshmen can adore

September 4, 2013

By Ben Holzhueter   With the passing of Labor Day weekend comes the inevitability every public school student in Wisconsin knows so well: the start of the fall semester. Members of the incoming freshmen class can find advice on how to add a little more culture and fun to begin their college...

Earth Week mindset should not end in April

May 1, 2013

  Earth Week may have ended, but that does not mean taking care of the Earth should be ignored for the rest of the year. The Earth constantly needs our attention and care. The events and lessons learned during Earth Week should be used every day of our lives. Patrick Jamar, president of Students...

Eating disorders growing in U.S.

Zambrowicz

February 20, 2013

  Nearly 20 million women and 10 million men will suffer from a “clinically significant” eating disorder at some point in their lives, according to the National Eating Disorder Association. Forty-two percent of girls in first to third grade want to be thinner. Forty-six percent of nine...

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