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Gateway Technical College hosts 14th annual holiday fair on Dec. 3

KENOSHA — Gateway Technical College will host its 14th annual holiday fair on Dec. 3. It will feature more than 120 vendors at their campus at 3520 30th Ave. in Kenosha. The fair runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is sponsored as a fundraiser for the Gateway Technical College Foundation’s student emergency fund. […]

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Gateway presents free haircut event supporting student veterans Nov. 17

RACINE AND KENOSHA — Gateway Technical College’s Barber and Cosmetology program’s annual cut-a-thon event is set for Thursday, Nov. 17 at three locations. Gateway’s Barber & Cosmetology program gives back Students and program alumni will participate in this year’s event which benefits the Gateway Student Veterans Club. Haircuts will be available from 8 a.m. to […]

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UW-Parkside features ‘I am Not Invisible’ Exhibit beginning Nov. 7

SOMERS — The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is hosting the “I am Not Invisible” exhibit during Veterans Week. The exhibit will be displayed in the Brookwood Foundation Main Place in Wyllie Hall from Monday, Nov. 7 through Friday, Nov. 11.  The “I Am Not Invisible” awareness campaign started as a program featuring twenty photographs of Oregon […]

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Several area high schools put on lockdown; situation deemed hoax

KENOSHA, MILWAUKEE and RACINE — Numerous high schools went on lockdown Thursday morning after a person claiming to be a teacher called the schools saying that students had been shot. Law enforcement officials say the calls were a hoax. When they arrived on the scene, officers cleared the building and found no active shooters or […]

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College Goal Wisconsin hosts financial aid assistance meeting at Gateway Technical College Oct. 20

KENOSHA — Are you a college student? If so, one of the most important questions you may need answers to is how to pay for your schooling. Gateway Technical College and College Goal Wisconsin can help. To address questions and concerns regarding financial assistance, College Goal Wisconsin is hosting an assistive information meeting on Oct. […]

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UW-Parkside awarded $1.2 million to assist adult degree seekers

SOMERS — The University of Wisconsin-Parkside has been awarded a $1.2 million U.S. Department of Education grant to establish a new Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) aimed at helping more of the region’s adults complete four-year college degrees. The EOC project, being launched this fall, aims to serve 850 participants annually. It will be housed at […]

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Op-Ed: Gateway’s Dr. Bryan Albrecht – Colleague, Partner and Friend

An open letter to Dr. Bryan Albrecht of Gateway Technical College on his retirement Dr. Albrecht… Bryan: Most of the time a “congratulations on your retirement” letter starts out with congratulations on your retirement. I’m not ready to go there just yet. When I came to southeast Wisconsin and UW-Parkside 13 years ago, I was […]

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Rollover accident in Caledonia leaves 1 Bradford student injured

CALEDONIA — A rollover accident involving an SUV and a semi occurred at 6 Mile Road and Highway 32 on Oct. 1. Caledonia police and fire departments were dispatched to the scene. The accident occurred shortly after 10 p.m. when the teen who was driving the SUV failed to stop at a red light. The […]

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Jockey, UW-Parkside announce partnership

KENOSHA – Jockey International Inc. and the University of Wisconsin-Parkside this week announced a multi-year partnership that includes collaboration on facilities, athletics, career services and community engagement. The strength and conditioning facilities for Parkside athletics and the campus community is now named the Jockey Sports Performance Center. The partnership announcement was made at the university’s […]

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OPINION: A snapshot of school bus safety – 7 must-read rules

OPINION – Kids. They are all around us. It is back to school time and they are ready and (un)willing to return to school. This means there will be more traffic, school buses, confused and worried parents, and the need to be extra careful in and around not only school buses, but also around the […]

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OPINION: Teaching the truth is always best

OPINION – There is a debate rising in our society, relating to the teaching of American history in our schools. A movement is afoot in school districts, state legislatures, and more to curtail or outright ban the teaching of episodes of U.S. History in which racism caused suffering, displacement, or death to groups of people. […]

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Lightcast study report: Gateway Technical College adds $554 million to local economy

KENOSHA — In a recent study conducted by Lightcast, a national labor market and economics analytics company, it was found that the Gateway Technical College District’s economy was significantly boosted by the college itself. About 2.4% of the area’s gross regional product was made up of Gateway revenue in the 2020-21 fiscal year. The Lightcast […]

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Beekeeping workshop held on Aug. 17 at Kenosha’s Gateway campus

A beekeeping workshop is coming to Gateway Technical College’s Center for Sustainable Living at the Kenosha campus, 3520 30th Ave. The workshop will be held on August 17 at 4 p.m. Beekeeping expert to speak The workshop will focus on the importance of pollinators, specifically honeybees. Stephanie Slater, a beekeeping expert, will teach about honeybees, […]

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Tremper High School receives American Baseball Coaches Association academic achievement award

KENOSHA — The American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) announced its 2021-22 list of college and high school baseball teams who have earned their Team Academic Excellence award on July 27, and Tremper High School’s baseball team made the list. Tremper team one of only 12 Wisconsin teams to earn award Almost 700 college and high […]

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Metallica donates grant to Gateway Technical College for 4th year in a row

KENOSHA and RACINE — Gateway Technical College is one of 32 community colleges this year to receive rock band Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation grant, which will go toward training students in advanced manufacturing in a 12-week program. This is the fourth year in a row that Gateway has received this grant, and the […]

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