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JROTC High School Students Earn UW-Parkside College Credit

SOMERS – The University of Wisconsin Parkside announces a new Articulation Agreement with the Racine Unified School District, formalizing a partnership benefiting Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) students who, after graduation, wish to continue their education at UW-Parkside. The goal of this postsecondary/secondary articulation agreement is to assist students in continuing their education after […]

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2020-21 UW-Parkside Distinguished Alumni Awards

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside celebrates the accomplishments of its graduates and proudly recognizes the accomplishments of the 2020-21 Distinguished Alumni Award Winners. Throughout the academic year, the university will honor nine alumni in the categories of Achievement and Service, recognizing alumni who excel in their chosen field and or perform exemplary service to the community.   The 2020-21 UW-Parkside Distinguished Alumni Award recipients are: Ellen Dobson ’05 (Madison, Wis.); Kristin Fritz ’87 and ’90 […]

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Select UW-Parkside Gallery Exhibitions Now Available to the Public, Virtually

SOMERS – Select exhibitions hosted in the UW-Parkside Galleries are now available to the public. They can be viewed online via The Rita webpage. Available exhibitions include Kledage, sculptural objects from Gerit Grimm; Mo…un…tain from Santiago Cucullu; and, the Senior Show (Kiersten Ekornaas, Leah Huber, and Adrienee Shimada). Kledage, sculptural objects from Gerit Grimm, includes […]

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UW-Parkside Student Debuts Short Film on Food Shortage

University of Wisconsin-Parkside student Reagan Becker created a short film illustrating how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the nutritional need of individuals, as part of a project for her Community-Based Learning course. The film was shown at UW-Parkside’s Virtual Faculty & Staff Fall Convocation Ceremony and is available to view online via YouTube. In CBL […]

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UW-Parkside Statement on COVID-19 Developments; Mask Mandate

SOMERS –Governor Tony Evers announced Tuesday a new mask mandate — along with the governor’s third public health emergency declaration — in an effort to control the spread of COVID-19. Gov. Evers extended the statewide mask mandate through late November.  The executive order goes into effect immediately and remains in place for 60 days or […]

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Promise 2 Finish Program deadline extended until November

Gateway Technical College has extended the deadline of its Promise 2 Finish program application until Nov. 1 and will hold several more online workshops for those interested in enrolling. The program provides adults who have earned 12 or more college credits and have been out of college for at least two years the opportunity to […]

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UW-Parkside kicks off third annual Hispanic Leadership Celebration, Honors Awardees

SOMERS –University of Wisconsin-Parkside kicks off Hispanic Heritage month festivities with its third annual Hispanic Leadership celebration: Festejo de Lideres. This celebration recognizes local leaders from the surrounding campus communities and the impact that these leaders have in the lives of students and families. This year’s selection of awardees is unique because community members and […]

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Positive COVID-19 Cases Reported At Wisconsin Colleges

MILWAUKEE, WI — As students enter their second week of classes, positive coronavirus cases have been on the rise in UW-Madison, which has shut down in-person instruction for two weeks and has issued quarantine orders for multiple dorms and Greek organizations. University officials across the state are seeing safety plans in action, and are reporting […]

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UW-Parkside Ranked #21 on Learn.org’s 50 Best Criminal Justice Degrees in the Nation

SOMERS – Learn.org has published its 2020-2021 school year rankings, and University of Wisconsin-Parkside has been ranked #21 on the list of the50 Best Criminal Justice Degrees in the country. To compile their list, Learn.org staff looked at academic and career resources, quality of education, faculty, and more. The criminal justice major is one of […]

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UW-Parkside to Host Drive-Thru & Walk-In Voter Registration

SOMERS –University of Wisconsin-Parkside will host Drive-Thru & Walk-in voter registration in the Student Center parking lot on Tuesday, September 22 and Wednesday, September 23 to celebrate National Voter Registration Day, a massive cross-country effort to register voters well in advance of Election Day this November. A historic presidential election approaching, every eligible American voter […]

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Gateway Foundation seeks donors, students for Kenosha emergency grant fund

Gateway Technical College Foundation has announced the creation of its Red Hawk Strong Kenosha emergency grant fund, an effort to help those affected by the August events in Kenosha who may find themselves struggling to continue their education because of impacts to their home, family, or work. Corporate and private donors have already stepped forward […]

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UW-Parkside Made Washington Monthly National Honor Roll Once Again

The Washington Monthly released its list of America’s best colleges for student voting in 2020, where they rate which schools do the most to encourage students to become enthusiastic about civic engagement. University of Wisconsin-Parkside is one of three Wisconsin institutions named among the 157 schools on the list. The 2020 election is poised to […]

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UW System Career Services offices launch virtual Career Treks program

Many college students will set their sights on securing their post-graduation plans shortly after classes begin. Career fairs have typically provided an opportunity for students to network with a room full of possible employers, but COVID-19 has changed that. “This summer, the UW System Career Directors’ meeting sounded like many others: COVID and budget updates. […]

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National Science Foundation awards UW-Parkside faculty members with one-year planning grant

University of Wisconsin Parkside faculty Theresa Castor, Peggy James, and Melissa Gregg have been awarded a one-year planning grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), related to the Future of Work initiative. The grant is for Castor, James, and Gregg’s project, “Essential Decision-Making Skills for the Future Workforce in Smart Manufacturing.” Over the next year, […]