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Students evaluate relationship between technology, boredom and the classroom

Today’s college students have grown up with the constancy and omnipresence of technology. That means that many students use it—rely on it, even—but are also aware of the many detractions that accompany over-reliance on technology. Many UW-Fox Valley students use it for research, writing perhaps that late-night paper at home and using the UW’s library page enlarge a paper’s or...

UW-Fox streamlines library structure, expands online support

The UW-Fox library is maintaining its focus on helping students with special attention to its online resources in the midst of budget cuts. All campus libraries in the UW system have been consolidated under a sole institutional library director and one pooled budget, which has resulted in a concerted effort to bring more communal resources to the UW library system. Under...

UW-Fox goes the distance with online education options

In the age of technology, distance learning courses at UW-Fox offer students a chance to take courses they may not otherwise have an opportunity to attend due to low enrollment or limited availability on certain campuses of professors to teach these courses. Dee Dewitt, senior lecturer of mathematics, teaches two distance learning classes per year at UW-Fox. “I am glad to...

In the halls: favorite presidential candidate? — General elections

  "Probably Trump because of how I was raised. I’m working class—my family is. His morals are different . He’s very straightforward, and his ideas are good."   Moira McHugh, sophomore   "Jill Stein: Green Party. I just feel like we need more moderates, and she’s the closest thing we have to an eco-friendly moderate." Liam McGinnis, freshman   "I don’t like either candidate. I...

Students find flexibility and opportunities in campus work study

Work study gives students with financial need the ability to work on campus to help pay for their education and has countless benefits for students. The Federal Work Study Program gives students the opportunity to work in exchange for funds: funds that can be used for books and tuition. This program can be found at UW-Fox Valley and at 3,400...

UW System relief funding preserves Colleges’ 2016–17 curriculum

Although the UW College’s northeast region reported enrollment declines for all of its campuses, course offerings in the curriculum are projected to remain unchanged from fall 2016 to 2017, thanks to a relief fund from the UW System, among other factors. UW-Fox Valley, one campus in the northeast region, reported an approximate 14 percent enrollment drop from spring to fall...

UW-Fox students and staff evaluate drug use

As states increasingly weigh the merits and problems of legalizing marijuana for recreational use, the stigma against the drug has lessened. Five states, when including the District of Columbia, currently allow adult use of marijuana for non-medical reasons. California, which was the first state to permit medical cannabis 20 years ago, will vote on legalization for recreational uses this...

UW-Fox tutoring centers strive to help students

With students looking for help as the responsibilities of school arise, UW-Fox’s tutoring services are ready to lend a hand. The tutoring services on campus are composed of five distinct labs: the Writing Pad, the Learning Resource Center, the Business and Economics Lab, the Learning Resource Center Math Lab and the Developmental Math Lab. Each lab has its own staff,...

Summer issue of UW-Fox Valley literary journal published

The summer 2016 issue of The Cyclone Muse has just been published on campus and copies are now available on the 1800 wing’s bookshelves, free of charge. The Cyclone Muse is a collection of short stories, poems and photos submitted by students from around campus during the fall and spring semesters. UW-Fox contains talented artists from each of these categories. UW-Fox...