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CANCELED: EcoFest Racine returns on March 25

Visitors to EcoFest 2023 may drop off electronics for recycling. The annual celebration of earth and sustainability will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday (March 25) at Gateway Technical College, Lake Building, 1001 Main St. – UPDATE: Due to the weather, EcoFest has been canceled and will not be rescheduled. According […]

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Housing panel: Better policy needed, yet reasons for hope

RACINE — Housing insecurity is a big problem locally, yet panelists at a Monday evening forum here also expressed reasons for hope. “Bringing Home Justice – The Housing Crisis in Racine County” was a 90-minute panel discussion sponsored by Opening Our Hearts and Minds to End Racism. Panelists were: Grant Buenger, Racine Habitat for Humanity […]

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Gateway District, Campus Ambassadors named for 2023

Gateway Technical College has named its District and Campus Ambassadors for the 2023-24 school year. The District Ambassador serves as the student voice of Gateway Technical College to the Kenosha, Racine and Walworth County communities. They also attend public events for the college for speaking engagements. Students who are nominated for this honor display outstanding […]

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Op-Ed: Rare Disease Day: How my conditions shaped me to be a community storyteller

What do you want to be when you grow up? I bet you’ve asked and answered that question more times than you can count. Did you grow up to be what you wanted? I hope, like me, you became everything you thought you’d never be. I became a storyteller. I am who I am because […]

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Housing Crisis in Racine panel discussion coming to Gateway Technical College on March 6

RACINE — “Bringing Home Justice – the Housing Crisis in Racine County,” is an upcoming panel discussion featuring several knowledgeable experts on the housing situation in Racine with a focus on justice for People of Color and other under-represented groups. “Bringing Home Justice” will take place on Monday, March 6, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. […]

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Dr. King Humanitarian award 2023 winners named: Colemen, Kinchen, Terry

RACINE AND KENOSHA – Area residents Tamarra Coleman, Dr. James Kinchen and Scott Terry are this year’s Gateway Technical College Dr. King Humanitarian award winners. Dr. James Kinchen, Tamarra Coleman and Scott Terry earn the 2023 Dr. King Humanatarian Award The annual award recognizes these individuals for their contributions to society, school, business or profession […]

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Ritu Raju appointed president of Gateway Technical College

Ritu Raju has been appointed as the new president of Gateway Technical College.  She replaces Bryan Albrecht, who retired from the college after serving as president since 2006. Raju was selected for the role following a nationwide search conducted over the summer and early fall of 2022. Prior to this appointment, she served as vice […]

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Martin Luther King Jr. 2023 celebrations set for Racine, Kenosha

RACINE AND KENOSHA — Celebrations of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are set for Racine and Kenosha next month. Racine celebrations The Racine Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department and the Racine Unified School District will host a free, family-friendly event to celebrate King’s legacy on Wednesday, Jan. 11. The event, to […]

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Gateway to close at 1 p.m. due to blizzard

KENOSHA and RACINE COUNTIES — Gateway Technical College will be closing all of its locations at 1 p.m. today in light of the impending inclement weather. For most staff members and all students, all services and building access will be unavailable. News from Gateway Technical College The Racine County Eye, which includes the Kenosha Lens, […]

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SME PRIME: High school students build needed manufacturing skills via industry-backed program

MOUNT PLEASANT — Noah Salchow, a junior at Academies of Racine-Case (Case High School) SME PRIME program, 7345 Washington Ave., has learned welding and is now getting a hands-on education in the repair and maintenance of the highly technical, automated equipment found in many area factories. “I’ve found it really interesting,” he says. “I’ll just […]

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Dr. King Humanitarian Award nominations due Dec. 9 at GTC

RACINE AND KENOSHA – Gateway Technical College (GTC) is now accepting nominations for the 2023 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award. The deadline is Friday, Dec. 9. nominations The award, in its 27th year, honors individuals and groups who work to support the community and exemplify Dr. King’s principles and serving the causes of […]

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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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