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Etiquette in the Weight Room

The weight room can be an intimidating place for many people. It’s a place where the advanced, beginners, and everybody in between go to train. Some of you maybe hesitant step inside thinking you may do something wrong and get judged by the people standing around you. These negative thoughts could keep you from going […]

Getting U Connected: April 20, 2015

45th Annual Ceramics Exhibition From April 13-May 1, 2015, Roberta’s Art Gallery will be hosting the 45th Annual UW-W Ceramics Exhibition. The theme for this event is embodying deference/empowering difference. Gallery hours are 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Monday-Thursday and 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on Fridays.     Priority Deadline for Fall 2015 Series Reservations Friday, April 24 […]

How to DO Happiness

My mom is one of the smartest people I know. Its true, she’s not exactly a chess grandmaster, but she DOES know a lot about life, love, and happiness. Over the years she has taken great pains to pass her wisdom to me, and today I would like to share one of her greatest lessons […]

Now UC Us: Kat Shanahan

Name: Kat Shanahan Position in the UC and Dates Worked: UC Promotions Coordinator (Professional Staff): June 2010 – Present UC Tech Crew (Student): 2007-2009 Five Favorites Place on campus: #InTheUC (of course!) Aisle in the grocery store: Produce Board game: It’s not really a board game, but my family plays a multi-player card game called […]

April Fools Pranking as a College Student

This is my last year living with roommates. This means that this is my last chance to pull April Fool’s pranks on their poor souls, aka a free pass to pull their legs and scare the living daylights outta them! As college students we gotta keep it on a budget though, but that doesn’t stop […]

Day in the Life

So, you’ve heard that the University Center is hiring but you aren’t sure about applying because you’ve got a million things on your plate.  Adding a job is just out of the question.  Or is it?… Take it from me, you can do it!  The UC is a wonderful place to work with many amazing […]

Help! I’m Almost Out Of Purple Points!

So…its halfway through the semester and you start to sweat; not because of midterms, the roomie drama, or even the fact that the end of the semester is drawing near and you are sooo not ready.  No, you’re sweating because your Purple Point balance is dipping to dangerously low levels and, as a college student, […]

Working In The UC: More Than Just A Job

By now you may have heard that the UC is hiring! When considering application,  it is important to know that working for the University Center is not just your typical job. There are endless opportunities and ways to get involved to make your experience even more beneficial. Here’s our top four:   1. First off, […]

The Dos and Don’ts of March Madness

With March Madness upon us, it is only natural to be giving thought to how one will choose their bracket this year. Everyone has their own way and reasoning for how they fill out their bracket and why they move certain teams on and not others. Plus there are those people who have been following […]

5 Tips for Dining Etiquette

Double chocolate cheesecake covered with chocolate drizzle taunting you for over an hour while you attempt to learn everything there is to know about dining etiquette. What a task. This past Monday, I had the chance to attend the Career & Leadership Development Etiquette Dinner in collaboration with UW-Whitewater Dining Services. The program facilitators included Jason […]

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