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Radio’s Fund Drive returns

Radio’s Fund Drive returns

April 17, 2013

  For about 10 years, UW-Whitewater’s radio station, 91.7 The Edge-WSUW, has hosted an event called Fund Drive to raise money to operate minimally and buy new equipment for the station. The station is non-profit, so Fund Drive is one of its main sources of income. This year, the tradition...

Countdown to Earth Week

Countdown to Earth Week

April 17, 2013

  As we approach the 43rd Earth Day, all students are encouraged to reflect on the environmental challenges and how each individual can create a difference. According to earthday.org, on April 22, 1970, founder Gaylord Nelson credited the success of the Earth Day to the grass-roots effort...

Campus celebrates Asian culture

Campus celebrates Asian culture

April 10, 2013

  By: Lucas Wimmer UW-Whitewater will celebrate Asian Month throughout the month of April to teach students and faculty about different aspects of Asian culture. Samantha Samreth, Southeast Asian Organization campus advisor, believes there is a lot people can learn through attending the...

UW-Whitewater celebrates Cesar Chavez Day

UW-Whitewater celebrates Cesar Chavez Day

March 20, 2013

  José Vásquez, a member of the UW System Board of Regents, spoke at the University Center Hamilton Room on March 12 in honor of Cesar Chavez day, and discussed the past, present and future of Latinos in the United States. “When it comes to the Hispanic presence in the United States, others...

Students travel to Yellowstone

Students travel to Yellowstone

February 27, 2013

  The Yellowstone National Park trip has become increasingly popular for students at UW – Whitewater.  It is almost guaranteed that a student will cross wolf tracks, see Old Faithful explode and experience the expansive, snow-capped mountains while on the trip. “I started this trip in...

Eating disorders growing in U.S.

Eating disorders growing in U.S.

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...

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...

Diversity dinner offers etiquette lessons

Diversity dinner offers etiquette lessons

January 30, 2013

  UW-Whitewater’s Diversity Networking Program will be holding an etiquette dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. on Feb. 4 in the University Center.  The event is an opportunity for students who are multicultural, LGBTQ, disabled, interracial or involved with the military to develop skills, connect with...

International scholar to discuss identity, diversity, women at colloquium

International scholar to discuss identity, diversity, women at colloquium

January 23, 2013

  Identity, diversity and women’s empowerment will be the theme of the 2013 Student Affairs Colloquium, hosted by the Division of Student Affairs. “The purpose of the colloquium series is to deepen our understanding of the UW-Whitewater student experience,” Brent Bilodeau, assistant...

Drumlin reopening pushed to late February

Drumlin reopening pushed to late February

January 23, 2013

  Drumlin Dining Hall’s grand reopening has been postponed to Feb. 25 due to heating, ventilation and air conditioning issues that occurred in the constructional phase of the project. Assistant Director of dining and retail operations Tom Pellizzi said there was no way to foresee the infrastructure...

Wall offers outlet for student liberty expression

December 5, 2012

  The Young Americans for Liberty campus organization gave students a way to “free themselves” by expressing First Amendment rights in the University Center on Nov. 28. The group constructed giant plywood sheets covered in paper with markers attached for students to write anything they...

Walking a mile ‘nearly naked’

November 28, 2012

The holiday season is a popular time to donate to charity.  Many UW-Whitewater students have chosen to help by taking off their clothes. The Nearly Naked Mile is a run/walk hosted by the Event Planning Organization, or EPO.  Participants arrive at the race fully clothed, and then they remove the...

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