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Q&A: Michael Perry on writing and music

The Fox Journal sat down with New York Times best-selling author Michael Perry after his Fox Cities Book Festival panel, "An Afternoon With Michael Perry," at UW-Fox’s Perry Hall April 20 to ask a few questions about Wisconsin life, cheese, Bon Iver, Perry's biographical memoir Population: 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time and other written works. Perry...

Writers present at annual Fox Cities Book Festival

The Fox Cities Book Festival is currently at different venues throughout Appleton, Kaukauna, Little Chute, Menasha, Neenah and Kimberly, and will be hosted until April 24. The book festival brings a host of well-known writers to the Fox Cities every year. Some notable people presenting at this year’s book festival include Leonard Pitts, Jr., Michael Perry and Jonathan Waterman. Jeff Kuepper,...

Employment seminar imparts valuable career skills

Tammy Brunette, senior academic adviser for adult students and global career development facilitator at UW-Fox Valley, led a seminar discussing what employers look for in college graduates March 29. This information helps students get the most out of their college career while getting insight into how to develop these necessary skills. The spring seminar was based on Bill Caplin’s book 10...

A moment of consideration: budget cuts

Here at The Fox Journal, we have covered budget cuts quite a bit since fall semester began. We have mostly looked into the administration side of things as well as taking a look at how the cuts would affect students. What we haven't done is show how exactly the budget cuts have impacted students, nor have we had anyone...

“Minerals of Minecraft” a rock-solid success

Weis Earth Science Museum (WESM) offers down-to-earth fun for students and geology enthusiasts.  The latest buzz around WESM is its new exhibit “Minerals of Minecraft.” The game Minecraft has over 100 million registered online players, according to its creator Markus Persson, and is attracting interested school kids to the museum, even on their spring break. Gabe Gaerthofner, a local fourth grader...

Students break tradition at UW-Fox

The decision regarding what college one should attend can be perplexing at best. The decision to return to college as an adult or as an international student can be even more bewildering. There are multiple aspects to consider in this life-changing decision. For a nontraditional student, college brings its own unique set of challenges. While the first day of a...

UW Colleges students exercise money management strategies

UW Colleges students on average take less financial aid than other colleges and are ranked third in the UW System for Federal Pell Grant recipients as of the most recent aid year 2013-2014. Students received some form of financial aid in 62 percent of cases, and out of this, only 41 percent received funds through loan programs. This amounts to...

UW-Fox Valley takes environmentally friendly measures

The LEED-certified Communication Arts Center has changed perceptions on operating campus facilities, and has allowed for a more environmentally friendly campus. This includes replacing lighting, boilers, silverware and creating reserved parking. UW-Fox Valley has a campus club called Students for Sustainability that works on keeping campus as earth-friendly as possible. “We have a group of students that will be meeting this...

Faculty and students suggest ways to optimize study habits

It is common knowledge that college students feel like they spend countless hours every week working on something for school, but whether or not they make a conscious effort to be efficient in how they are using those hours is debatable. Studies have shown that the exact number of hours a person spends studying every week isn’t the only factor...

Collegiate health habits deceptively simple with organization

Between studying for classes, sleeping and trying to maintain a social life, it becomes hard for some college students to focus on being healthy. If students sit down and take a little time out of their day to plan meals and workout plans, experts say, it is simple to stay healthy while in college. Michelle Pietrzak, assistant professor of health,...