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Fairhaven Lecture Series encourages unique conversation

Fairhaven Lecture Series encourages unique conversation

Shannan Lojeski, News Editor

February 18, 2019

“A World at War: Taking a Closer Look at WWII.” That is the theme for this semester’s Fairhaven Lecture Series. Since 1983, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Continuing Education program has hosted over 800 lectures to thousands of people. Every Monday at 3 p.m. during the fall and spring...

Optimists set to host night of philanthropy, fun

Katelyn Black, Lifestyle Editor

February 18, 2019

The UW-Whitewater student Optimists, in conjunction with the Whitewater community Optimists, are helping to answer the question to many of the community’s money problems with some questions of their own. The sixth annual Trivia Night, set for Friday Feb. 22 at 7 p.m, will include food, fun and phil...

New spring courses begin to flourish

New spring courses begin to flourish

Charlie Fries, Assistant Lifestyle Editor

February 18, 2019

While registering for classes for the 2019 spring semester, students may have noticed new course opportunities listed on the course catalog. Last semester The Royal Purple wrote a story introducing a new LGBTQ course entitled Queering American History as well as a new program— Early Child Care Edu...

Professor to premiere new music

Samantha Lynn, Staff Reporter

February 18, 2019

Christian Ellenwood has been a professional musician since he was 15, and is currently in his 23rd year teaching at UW-Whitewater. Professor Ellenwood teaches clarinet, music theory, woodwind methods, chamber music, clarinet pedagogy and clarinet ensemble. While Ellenwood teaches music to students, h...

Lady Warhawks storming back

Lady Warhawks storming back

Calahan Steed, Staff Reporter

February 11, 2019

The Warhawk women’s hoops team carried its surge of weeks long momentum to an eight-game winning streak. UW-W’s victories against UW-Stevens Point Feb. 6 and UW-Stout Feb. 9 bring its season record to 16-7 overall and 9-3 in the WIAC. Whitewater currently stands tied for second in conference with U...

Q & A with Interim Chancellor Green

February 11, 2019

Q & A with Chancellor Green — The Royal Purple sat down with Interim Chancellor Cheryl Green to ask how she plans to transition into her position as interim chancellor at UW-W. Royal Purple: What are you most looking forward to as Interim Chancellor? Chancellor Green: As I transitioned t...

Sexual assault sparks conversation

Shannan Lojeski, News Editor

February 11, 2019

Only 20 percent of all sexual assaults are caused by a stranger. A campus wide email was sent Jan. 28 detailing the report of a sexual assault that occurred Jan. 25 between a student and a stranger. The student was followed from the Williams Center off campus to the area of Harmony Lane, Whitewater. W...

Winter weather forces Wells Halls clear-out

Winter weather forces Wells Halls clear-out

Nicole Aimone, Editor-in-Chief

February 11, 2019

Wells East and West halls were evacuated on Saturday, Feb. 2 due to a sprinkler head being activated in Wells East. Whitewater Fire Department was dispatched due to a fire alarm being triggered in Wells East, which was accompanied by heavy water flow. “In instances like this we don’t know if it’s a f...

Closer look at Wisconsin farms

Closer look at Wisconsin farms

Olivia Storey, Staff Writer

February 11, 2019

The traveling exhibit The Lands We Share made its way to Andersen Library this week, showcasing farming and culture across Wisconsin. “This exhibit is the result of collaborative research from faculty and students at four UW campuses (UW-Whitewater, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Milwaukee, and UW-Madison),” said Sarell...

Aspiring Educators introduce new, creative spin for members

Katelyn Black, Lifestyle Editor

February 11, 2019

For members of the UW-Whitewater chapter of Aspiring Educators, going beyond what is taught in the classroom is simply part of their routine, still, co-presidents Ally Erck and Brianna Greuel decided that there was still more that they needed to explore. Both thought the organization, which usually...

NSLS sponsors first blood drive of the year

Charlie Fries, Assistant Lifestyle Editor

February 11, 2019

From the iconic logo to the “I Gave Blood” stickers, the Red Cross is essentially a synonym for giving back. Because the National Society for Leadership and Success here at UW-Whitewater has a similar goal, the pairing of the two programs for a blood drive simply made sense. On Feb. 5 and 6, NSL...

Polar Plunge brings teams and communities together

Polar Plunge brings teams and communities together

Katelyn Black, Lifestyle Editor

February 11, 2019

While many wouldn’t dream of getting anywhere near water during the cold of the winter months, a small group of people decided that the discomfort of the plunge was worth it if it meant helping out a worthy cause, like the Special Olympics. Still, despite the cold water and bitter cold of the winter a...

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