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UW-Parkside College Of Arts And Humanities Donates PPE

The UW-Parkside College of Arts and Humanities donated personal protective equipment (PPE) to emergency operations centers in Kenosha and Racine counties to be used by first responders and medical personnel. Dr. Lesley Heins Walker, dean of the College, coordinated the effort with UW-Parkside Costume Lab Supervisor Darice Damata-Geiger, Associate Professor of Art Trenton Baylor, and […]

Posted inCORONAVIRUS

COVID-19 cases and deaths rise

The number of COVID-19 deaths reached 154 as of Monday. Five of those people resided in Racine County, according to state and local officials. Hospitals statewide tested 40,197 people or .7 percent of the 5.822 million people living in Wisconsin. Of those people tested, 36,769 tested negative, and 3,428 tested positive. Racine County officials reported […]

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Evers orders restrictions on debt collectors

Gov. Tony Evers, on Monday, ordered the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) to issue emergency guidance to prohibit debt collectors from using certain practices while doing business in Wisconsin. DFI oversees the Wisconsin Consumer Act, a law that governs consumer credit transactions. It prohibits certain practices to collect payments under consumer credit transactions. The press release […]

Posted inSchools

Tales From The Virtual UW- Parkside Campus: CBEC

Every new semester brings challenges and opportunities. None, however, quite like the spring 2020 semester thousands of colleges and universities around the world adapting to a virtual learning environment. Michael Zurad Students, faculty, and staff in the College of Business, Economics, and Computing (CBEC) at UW-Parkside have been coming up with strategies to best take […]

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Gov. Evers Directs DNR to Close 40 State Parks, Forests, and Recreational Areas

Gov. Tony Evers today directed the Department of Natural Resources to close several state parks to protect the health and safety of Wisconsinites. Due to unprecedented crowds, litter, vandalism and out of an abundance of caution to protect public health and safety and help flatten the curve, the following Wisconsin State Parks, Forests and Recreational […]

Posted inCORONAVIRUS

Racine County COVID-19 Update

Overview Ahead of Easter weekend, the Racine County Joint Information Center issued a news release with a reminder that Governor Evers’ Safer at Home order banning gatherings of more than 10 people extends to religious gatherings. The City of Racine and Central Racine County health departments encourage residents to stay safe by practicing religion and […]

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Gateway Fab Lab Designing, Working on PPE to Help Front Line Workers

Gateway Technical College’s Industrial Design Fab Lab staff members have been busy testing, modifying and producing equipment that can be used by first responders and others on the front lines of fighting the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Fab Lab staff members John Zehren and Adam Reed moved 3D printing machines and materials to two alternate locations […]

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Mrs. Myers’ Reading Room Transitions To Online Active Learning, Offers Discount

The coronavirus has turned parents and caregivers into sudden homeschoolers. For many, this week brought the first attempts at remote learning, as families try to salvage the school year. “People have a right to feel overwhelmed. It’s a lot to juggle, for everyone- parents, students, and teachers. ” says Tammy Myers, a local speech pathologist […]