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GEMS Con 2023: Miss America delivering keynote address at 10th annual girls-only STEM conference

Miss America Grace Stanke will deliver the keynote address at the 10th anniversary of the GEMS (Girls Empowered by Math & Science) Conference to more than 450 middle school girls from Racine Unified School District. Stanke, who represented Wisconsin during the national pageant held in December 2022, is a native of Wausau and attends the […]

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Holiday basketball tournament in its 10th year expands to Carthage and UW-Parkside

KENOSHA — A tournament that started 10 years ago with a vision of how to put the spotlight on local high school basketball during the holiday has turned into way more than that. And in some circles, the Doctors of Physical Therapy Tournament may just be the best of the best. It just keeps growing […]

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Veterans Day Spotlight: Slater raises awareness about the military’s impact and life after serving

This Veterans Day, a Racine local is choosing to share his story, as a veteran, in hopes to highlight how the military impacts service members. Christopher Slater, a former sergeant in the Marine Corps, served from 2011 to 2016. Prior to serving, Slater graduated from Washington Park High School in Racine. He dropped everything he […]

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Root-Pike WIN receives $70K grant for Parkside stormwater system

SOMERS — The Root-Pike Watershed Initiative Network (WIN) has received a $70,000 grant from the Fund for Lake Michigan to help manage stormwater runoff from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside here. UW-Parkside will contribute to the project’s cost by selling energy produced by the campus solar farm back to the electricity grid. “We appreciate the partnerships […]

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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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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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Tech-Prize competition concludes on Sept. 17 at Gateway, Awards to follow at Monument Square

The Tech-Prize competition will conclude on Sept. 17 at Gateway Technical College. Up to $80,000 in prizes, including cash and scholarships, will be distributed. Awards will follow at Party on the Pavement, with a ceremony at Monument Square stage at 7 p.m. Event happenings From 9 a.m. until noon, 10 contestants will present their product […]

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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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Racine Literacy Council announces Laura Sumner Coon as new Executive Director

The Racine Literacy Council has announced its new Executive Director will be Laura Sumner Coon, who will start serving Racine in her new position on Aug. 15. Sumner Coon will take over the role from the late Stephen Mussenden, who passed away unexpectedly in February of 2022. The Racine Literary Council, 734 Lake Ave., provides […]

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UW-Parkside to offer exciting STEAM-based programs in summer camps to middle, high school students

SOMERS – The Professional and Continuing Education Department at UW-Parkside will be offering STEAM-based programs in the form of weekday summer camps to middle school and high school students that run from July to August. Each program is designed to inspire creativity and ingenuity in its participants, with topics spanning from Minecraft animation to geology […]

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31st Annual Aging Well Conference hosted by UW-Parkside is June 3

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside Professional and Continuing Education Office will host the 31st Annual Aging Well Conference on June 3, from 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. in the Student Ballroom Center located at the University of Wisconsin Parkside, 900 Wood Road, Kenosha. This year’s conference will feature keynote presentations and breakout sessions. The breakout sessions will […]

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Spring Commencement 2022 at University of Wisconsin-Parkside

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside has announced its Commencement Ceremony to recognize the academic achievements of the Spring 2022 graduating class. More than 500 graduates from UW-Parkside, Class of 2022, and their guests will be in attendance. Commencement held in two ceremonies Commencement will take place on Saturday, May 14, at the De Simone Arena, Sports […]

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Racine Native Running For State Treasurer

MADISON – Racine native John S. Leiber this week announced that he is a candidate for Wisconsin State Treasurer. Leiber (pronounced LYE-burr) will be seeking the Republican Party nod for the seat in the Aug. 9 partisan primary. The only other announced GOP candidate is Orlando Owens of Milwaukee. Leiber, a graduate of Prairie High […]

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UW-Parkside Receives $40k in Grants For Programs from Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin

SOMERS – The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is receiving more than $40,000 from the Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin (FCW) to enhance its water-related academic programs. FCW is a partnership of Wisconsin’s 13 public universities (Uw System), connecting with industry partners, local communities, policymakers and advocacy groups.​ Its mission is to establish Wisconsin as a world leader […]

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Business Expertise For Child Care – In Our Own Backyard

RACINE AND KENOSHA – Child care centers can – and should – be run like any other small business, says Mary Fischer-Tracy, director of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) serving Racine and Kenosha counties. Fischer-Tracy’s office, at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, is now the state’s child care business expert, offering consulting help to existing […]

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