Hip-Hop Has Saved My Life

9 09 2011

Lupe is causing a Fiasco up in the Amphitheatre! Opening with “Letting Go,” Lupe rolled into a medley of “Word I Never Said,” “Down,” and the highlight of the night so far has been a smashing version of “I Don’t Wanna Care Right Now!” Lupe got the crowd moving even more with “Go Go ‘Miltown’ Gadget Flow.”

Lupe keeps on bringing the classics with “Paris, Tokyo” and “Out of My head” from the new album ‘Lasers.’ Stay tuned!!

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We’re almost there!

9 09 2011

Prophetic is tearing up the stage at PANTHERFEST….. RIGHT NOW! Get in here, the party’s just started! Prophetic and his crew are putting fuel on the fire and pumping up your fellow students for Lupe and Girl Talk as the crowds filter into the Marcus Amphitheater for the event of the year.

We cannot wait to see Lupe Fiasco! We’re thinking he’ll open with “Til I get There” and close with “The Must Go On,” what do you think he’ll play? Fingers crossed for some “Kick, Push” tonight!

We are a mere 10 minutes away from Lupe Fiasco’s triumphant return to UWM…. Are you ready Milwaukee?

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9 09 2011

PANTHERFEST’s doors are officially open and the countdown to Lupe Fiasco and Girl Talk is on!

The Euro Bungee is bouncing, the slide is inflated (yes! inflated) and our awesome musical acts are warming up. The Student Association and the Panther basketball teams are giving out tons of free swag and Pounce the Panther mascot brought his dancing shoes so while the night gets cooler, Pantherfest just gets hotter!

Come check it out at the Henry Mair Summerfest Grounds on the lakefront. Time’s running out for preferred seating!

Hellboy at UWM tonight!

30 08 2010

Hey all!
There are only a few more days left of summer vacation, but that’s no reason sulk at home! Hit the Union Theatre tonight at 7 P.M. to catch Hellboy, part of the Theatre’s Monster Movie series.

Personally, I think this movie is awesome, and I have honestly seen it over 20 times. Superheroes? Action? Monsters? Count me in!

So, don’t forget. The only Campus KickOff event for tonight is Hellboy in the Union Theatre. It’s FREE and totally open for anyone who want’s to participate.

I’ll see you there!

PANTHERFEST 2009 Liveblog

11 09 2009

Check out the line going into PANTHERFEST…..

Comedy Sportz brings a volunteer on stage:

Nick checks out the Brewers booth

Andy gets the scoop from CW 18 and My 24

The Chancellor and Interim Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs open up First Friday:

Andy gets a preview of First Friday

So we ran into a little snag with internet last night, but I’ll keep posting some of the great moments from last night.

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People having fun and waiting in line for the PANTHERFEST show.  King Solomon were entertaining attendees and getting everyone into a good mood!

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PANTHERFEST’s sponsors for 2009:

The UW Credit Union has a prize drawing of its own with $150 gift cards.

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The UWM Bookstore displaying upcoming events like the Eco Walk and Panther Prowl–sign up and support!

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The UWM Post has its own booth on the PANTHERFEST grounds as well with current newspaper issue.

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Obstacle course staffed by Gavin and James.

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The magnificent and bouncy obstacle course:

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Some of our awesome sponsors for PANTHERFEST this year.

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Union Staff Alice on Euro Bungee!


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I got to see King Solomon kick off the live music here at PANTHERFEST!


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We got a sneak peek at the Amphitheater during the first sound check, Andy couldn’t hear himself, but you can…

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I have some pictures from Chancellor Santiago and Interim Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Jim Hill opening up the First Friday Celebration. Check out a video of the opening speech later.


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Before the doors opened, people were already lining up for PANTHERFEST!

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The staff here were definitely prepared

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Comedy sportz looks exciting!


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Students arrive and the gates officially open for PANTHERFEST 2009. WOW!!!!!!!!!

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Nick checks out the Zipcar booth and gets a quick tour of one of the cars stationed at UWM.

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Andy stops by the Amp booth to get some energy

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looks like everyones here!



Just checked in for PANTHERFEST blogging. I will be keeping you guys posted on UWM’s biggest event of the year. Peace!!!!!!

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King Solomon is across the blogging tent playing music and getting ready to entertain PANTHERFEST attendees.  I’ll be blogging and posting pictures of various events throughout the evening.  Check here often for updates on activities going on.

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Just got situated here at Pantherfest. I’ll be taking pictures throughout the day and uploading them here at the live blog. Keep checking for more updates.

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We’re here continuing to set things up. Check out some pictures of whats happening right now….

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Hey everyone, Andy and I just got set up at PANTHERFEST, Andy’s going to welcome you in the video below. Keep checking back here to see what’s happening at PANTHERFEST 2009.

liveblogimageCheck back here later today for live and exclusive coverage of PANTHERFEST. Activities start at 5:00 p.m. and the musical performances start at 8:00 p.m. so be ready.

PANTHERFEST Music Acts Coming Soon…

14 08 2009

PFESTThis year’s PANTHERFEST music acts are going to be phenomenal!  Not only is the event FREE to UWM students/faculty/staff, you’ll get to see two FREE LIVE music performances that were picked by UWM students!

Here’s a sneak peak at this year’s music performers:

“Oversized and overwhelmed
The shine of which has caught my eye”


“There’s so much in a name and so much more in you
Few understand the union of woman and man”

Keep checking back right here; at 2p.m. central time we’re announcing the acts for PANTHERFEST’s music performers!

Union House Partay!!!

31 08 2008

Hopefully you’ve all by now checked out the Campus KickOff mini schedule. What? You haven’t? Don’t worry you download a PDF of it here or you can pick it up around the campus from any number of locations.

Once you get your schedule make sure to check out the Union House Party on September 3rd in the big ‘ol concourse of the UWM Union. The party then spreads to the rest of the UNION with each activity focusing on different area of the builing such as the theatre, art gallery and craft centre. There’ll be a plethora of activities going on like a Gladiator Joust, caricature drawing and free ICE CREAM. Yeah it’s free, but it’ll go fast so make sure to get there right away! The party starts at 2pm and goes till 5pm.

Don’t miss out!