… we have a small favor to ask. Thousands of people have placed their trust in the Racine County Eye’s high-impact journalism because we focus on solutions-based journalism.

With no shareholders or billionaire owners, we can provide trustworthy journalism that focuses on helping readers.

Unlike many others, Racine County Eye's journalism is available for everyone to read, regardless of what they can afford to pay. We do this because we believe in information equality. Greater numbers of people can keep track of events, understand their impact on people and communities, and become inspired to take meaningful action.

If there were ever a time to join us, it is now. Every contribution, however big or small, powers our journalism and sustains our future. Support the Racine County Eye from as little as $5 – it only takes a minute. Thank you.

$
$
$

Your contribution is appreciated.

Posted inLocal newsSchools

UW-Parkside Provides Tuition Assistance to More Than 180 Students During COVID-19 Pandemic

SOMERS – UW-Parkside announced the university has covered an estimated $445,000 in student tuition payments affecting 181 students who attended the university during the COVID-19 pandemic. Parkside used the money provided by the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) to cover the students’ tuition.  The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund is a part of the […]

Posted inLocal newsSchools

UW-Parkside 2021 Fall Semester Kicks Off Sept. 8; Plans Include Mostly In-Person Classes, Open Campus, and Encouraging Vaccinations

UW-Parkside will begin the fall 2021 semester on Sept. 8 with plans to be mostly in-person and open, while wearing masks and encouraging vaccinations. “We plan to have the majority of classes held in person this fall,” UW-Parkside Chancellor Debbie Ford said in a statement to the campus community. “So more than ever we greatly […]

Posted inLocal newsSchools

UW-Parkside Professional & Continuing Education Offers Online Language Courses Starting in September

SOMERS, Wis. – Take advantage of UW-Parkside’s Professional & Continuing Education online language courses starting this September and begin your journey to learn Mandarin Chinese, Russian, and Spanish.  Are you curious why so many people read Tolstoy and Dostoevsky? Join us in the Russian language class starting from scratch on September 15 and explore Russia through its language. Learn Russian and open up an area of the world that has produced […]

Posted inCORONAVIRUS

UW-Parkside Providing Scholarships and Other Incentives to Encourage Vaccinations This Fall

SOMERS, Wis. – UW-Parkside leaders are encouraging faculty, staff, and students to get vaccinated as soon as they are able to help protect the health of the campus community as the fall semester is set to begin Sept. 8. “We are encouraging our entire campus community to Vax up,” said UW-Parkside Chancellor Debbie Ford.  “Supporting […]

UW-Parkside Community Band goes to the Pops

Celebrate the return of live music and audiences with a free pops concert by the UW-Parkside Community Band on Saturday, July 31 at 3 p.m.  The event takes place on the Main Stage Theater at the Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for the Arts and Humanities. The program, sponsored by David Beach and Carmen Rigau, […]

Posted inLocal newsSchools

UW-Parkside Chancellor Ford Appointed as Member of UW System Presidential Search Committee

SOMERS, Wis. – Deborah Ford, chancellor at UW-Parkside, has been chosen to help identify the next UW System President.  Current President Tommy Thompson has been serving in an interim role since July 1, 2020. He replaced Ray Cross, who retired after a 42-year career in higher education, including serving as UW System President from February 2014 to […]

Posted inLocal newsSchools

UW-Parkside Announces Scholarships For In-Person, Online Youth Camps

SOMERS, Wis. – UW-Parkside Professional and Continuing Education is proud to announce precollege scholarships for in-person and online youth camps this summer.   Parkside’s Continuing Ed will feature two, in-person, eight-day long coding camps for high-school-aged students.  The first camp, Python Programmers, will begin on July 6 followed by Mobile App Developers on July 19.  For middle school aged students, […]

Posted inLocal newsSchools

UW-Parkside Undergrad Wins Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament

SOMERS, Wis. – Gabrielle Richardson, a UW-Parkside pre-med undergraduate majoring in Spanish and Criminal Justice, is the winner of the Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament.     The tournament was sponsored by UW System and the Wisconsin Economic Development Council (WEDC) and part of the 2021 WiSys SPARK Symposium Virtual Series – which honors faculty, staff and […]

Posted inLocal newsSchools

UW-Parkside gets ready to graduate the largest class in the university’s history May 15

SOMERS, Wis. – More than 566 UW-Parkside graduates, the largest in the university’s history, will join a proud tradition of excellence in serving as talented and newly minted alumni on May 15 with the 52nd Spring Commencement.  Although we will not be able to gather and celebrate in the De Simone Gymnasium as we have in years past, we will mark this joyous occasion with both a virtual ceremony and in-person celebrations.  Here’s what to expect:   WHAT: UW-Parkside’s 52nd spring commencement  WHEN: Saturday, […]

Posted inLocal newsSchools

Capturing Wisconsin’s Latinx History: UW-Parkside Communication Students Share Podcasts During Virtual Event

SOMERS, Wis. – UW-Parkside students in Communication Professor Dr. Anjuli Brekke’s podcasting course are closing out their semester helping capture some important Wisconsin history. Her students will host a virtual listening party on Thursday, May 13, 2021, from 5:30 – 7 p.m.  During the event, guests will listen to oral history podcasts created by UW-Parkside […]

Posted inLocal newsSchools

Cinderella highlights exciting spring for UW-Parkside’s Theatre Program

SOMERS, Wis. – Rachael Swartz is excited to see the warm spring weather finally arrive in southeastern Wisconsin. She’s even more excited about UW-Parkside Theatre Program’s performance of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical Cinderella, which is set for live streaming May 7-May 9 from the Main State Theatre.  Swartz is the musical’s director and teaches Musical […]

Posted inSchools

Underground piping and tunnel construction project to start at UW-Parkside April 26

SOMERS, Wis. – Beginning April 26, 2021, the UW-Parkside campus will begin a construction project to make repairs to the underground utility piping and tunnel on campus. The work will be divided into two phases and will last until approximately August 11, 2021. This work will affect traffic patterns on campus. There will be construction […]

Posted inSchools

Parkside to Dedicate New Multipurpose Turf Center in Honor of Former Coach Rick Kilps

KENOSHA, Wis. – The new multipurpose indoor turf center in the Sports & Activity Center at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside will be dedicated as the Rick Kilps Center, Director of Athletics Andrew Gavin announced on Monday. The facility name honors the legendary Rick Kilps, a 1975 graduate that served the University for more than 25 years in various […]