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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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Hometown Hero: Sophia Karegeannes

Sophia Karegeannes wears many hats, including a crown. The Racine County Eye Hometown Hero of the week is a future nurse, Miss Racine 2020, a reading tutor, CNA, and active community member. During National Nursing Week, we honor her commitment to the healthcare field and the Racine community. Photo Credit: Denise Watrous Karegeannes is a […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Hometown Hero: Tiah Lee

There’s no denying that Tiah Lee’s love for helping others was sparked by healthcare workers. This week’s Racine County Eye Hometown Hero follows in the footsteps of a family who have also worked in the medical field. Tiah Lee is currently working as a nurse at Froedtert South Hospital on the Medical Surgical/Telemetry Floor. Since […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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UW System recognizes UW-Parkside’s Dr. Francis Mann as a 2021 Regent Scholar for distinction in research, innovation, entrepreneurship

SOMERS, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System today announced three recipients of the 2021 Regent Scholar Awards, including UW-Parkside Associate Professor and Department of Chemistry Co-Chair Dr. Francis “Frannie” Mann. Dr. Mann joins her colleagues Dr. Haijian Sun from UW-Whitewater and Dr. Ava Udvadia from UW-Milwaukee as this year’s Regent Scholar recipients. They will […]

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UW-Parkside to Host 2021 Spring Commencement Virtual Ceremony and In-Person Celebrations May 15

SOMERS, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Parkside announced it will host a hybrid Spring Commencement Ceremony on May 15, including a virtual ceremony and in-person celebrations. The virtual ceremony starts at 9 a.m. and includes livestreamed and prerecorded segments for each college, including opening messages from Chancellor Debbie Ford, Provost Rob Ducoffe and the college […]