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Where is your second home?

Shannon Dozoryst and Aaron Wesolowski hang out in their pajamas at the Young Auditorium’s green room for a behind-the-scenes virtual telethon fundraiser running from Oct. 16-22 .
Young Auditorium hosts telethon fundraiser
October 18, 2020

When most arts students think about their second home, they think of their passions. They think of their singing lessons, interactions with the audience, the laughs from their inside jokes, and their thrilling...

BIG READ books focus on Hmong cultural identity

It was storytime, and Shannon Dozoryst read Louie’s book out loud. When Dozoryst spoke, the community curiously listened, and were eager to learn. - photo courtesy of Young Auditorium
The Young Auditorium bring’s the Hmong Culture to the Community
October 4, 2020

The Young Auditorium received a federal grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in Sept. 2020. NEA partnered with a not-for-profit organization, The Arts Midwest. This organization administers...

Young Auditorium performs online

Young Auditorium performs online
April 20, 2020

Despite the cancellation of shows due to COVID-19, the Young Auditorium is keeping engaged with audiences at home by posting every day to its Facebook page including links to live-streamed performances...

Families play at Young Auditorium

February 24, 2020

The Young Auditorium hosted a Family Fun Day on Feb. 22 in the Greenhill Center of the Arts.       There was a plethora of free activities for families to participate in, and it was open to the public....

Young Auditorium hosts family-friendly shows

January 20, 2020

The Young Auditorium begins its lineup this spring semester with three family-friendly shows, starting at the end of January. Attendees can show off their singing skills at the Young Auditorium as the...

A&R Review: “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”

October 21, 2019

“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” put on by GreatWorks Theatre in Young Auditorium on October 13 was an absolutely adorable, funny and family-friendly adaptation of the gothic story of the same name by...

A&R Review: Rhapsodie Quartet

October 14, 2019

With a varied repertoire and atypical seating, the Rhapsodie Quartet strung new life into the Young Auditorium Tuesday Oct. 8. The concert featured two UW-Whitewater faculty members, pianist Karen Boe...

Hiplet Ballerinas bring new style to Whitewater

Members of the Hiplet Ballerinas hold a Q&A after their performance in young Auditorium.
September 30, 2019

UW-Whitewater students and community members were in attendance at the Hiplet Ballerinas performance in Young Auditorium on Wednesday, Sept. 26. The Hiplet Ballerinas are a group of dancers that perform...

New director steps into new role

September 2, 2019

Young Auditorium’s new director is in bloom as Shannon Dozoryst steps into her new position. Dozoryst is passionate in showing the campus and community what the auditorium has to offer. Dozoryst, having...

View, appreciate campus art

February 18, 2019

After being the Arts & Rec Editor at The Royal Purple for almost two years there is one thing I have learned about college students. Most students don’t do anything unless they absolutely have...

Phishing attacks luring UW-W emails

Phishing attacks luring UW-W emails
March 5, 2018

Students at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater have been noticing an increase in spam messages infiltrating their email accounts. Instructional, Communication, Information and Technology (ICIT)...

Suspicious packages lead to evacuation

February 28, 2017

The City of Whitewater Police found two suspicious packages outside of Whitewater High School Monday morning, Feb. 27, causing the school to go into lockdown. Students were moved to UW-Whitewater’s...

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