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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]