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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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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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Black History Month 2022: Inaugural Black Art & Culture Expo Hosted by UW-Parkside

SOMERS, Wis. – February is Black History Month. The University of Wisconsin-Parkside will debut its first annual Wisconsin Black Art & Culture Expo in partnership with Mahogany Gallery, 142 Washington Ave., in Racine. Scott Terry, owner of Mahogany Gallery, came up with the concept of the expo. He began collaborating with Colette Bell, who is […]

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UW-Parkside receives $1.8 Million Federal Grant

UW-Parkside has received a five-year, $1.8 million grant through the federal Title III Program. The grant will be used to provide success coaches for students who are either first-time first year, or first-time transfer students to the university. Success coaches help students navigate services such as Admissions, Financial Aid, Advising, Tutoring, and various other services […]

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4 Wisconsin Colleges Win National Award for Moon Shot for Equity Program

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside joins UW-Milwaukee, Milwaukee Area Technical College and Carthage College as recipients of the EAB’s CONNECTEDness award for their participation and success within the Moon Shot for Equity Program. Moon Shot For Equity Program Helping students from underrepresented populations to gain success in college is the goal of the national program. The […]

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UW-Parkside announces $3 million gift to fund Scholarships, new Student Success & Learning Commons

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside announced a $3 million gift from the Callahan family of Kenosha to fund a new scholarship program for UW-Parkside students. The new program, the Callahan Scholars, will benefit students with financial needs with an emphasis on supporting Kenosha County students and students of color. In addition to funding scholarships, the gift […]

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UW-Parkside’s Center for Research in Innovation and Smart Cities to host author, smart cities expert Dr. Jonathan Reichental October 28

SOMERS, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Parkside’s Center for Research in Innovation and Smart Cities is hosting Dr. Jonathan Reichental, a globally-renowned expert in Smart Cities and Innovation for a hybrid session on the topic of The Smart Cities Imperative: What Cities and Their Citizens Need to Know.  The event will be held in person and via live stream Thursday, October […]

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Tech-Prize Awards $32k in Scholarships To Code-A-Thon Winners

RACINE – Eight competitors in the Tech-Prize Code-A-Thon competition here last weekend were awarded $32,000 in scholarships by Gateway Technical College and the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. The competition ran from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday on Gateway’s Racine campus. The challenge posed to competitors was creating […]