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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 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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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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Upcoming research presentation opportunities for UW-Parkside students

SOMERS, Wis. – UW-Parkside has been active in undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity (URSCA) for many years. Further, student research presentation opportunities are just around the corner including the Quick Pitch Competition, the Student Showcase, and the UW-Symposium. WiSys Quick Pitch Competition, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 The WiSys Quick Pitch event is a UW-System-based competition available to […]

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Positive COVID-19 Cases Reported At Wisconsin Colleges

MILWAUKEE, WI — As students enter their second week of classes, positive coronavirus cases have been on the rise in UW-Madison, which has shut down in-person instruction for two weeks and has issued quarantine orders for multiple dorms and Greek organizations. University officials across the state are seeing safety plans in action, and are reporting […]

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UW System Career Services offices launch virtual Career Treks program

Many college students will set their sights on securing their post-graduation plans shortly after classes begin. Career fairs have typically provided an opportunity for students to network with a room full of possible employers, but COVID-19 has changed that. “This summer, the UW System Career Directors’ meeting sounded like many others: COVID and budget updates. […]

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UW-Parkside Chancellor joins WiSys board

University of Wisconsin-Parkside Chancellor Dr. Deborah Ford was selected to join the Board of Trustees for WiSys. The nonprofit organization promotes research, innovation and entrepreneurship on the campuses of the 11 regional comprehensive University of Wisconsin System schools, including UW-Parkside. “We’re excited to have Dr. Ford’s support, energy and enthusiasm to carry out our mission […]

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UW System Reports Strong Day 1 Enrollment; UW-Parkside Enrollment Up 3.8% Over 2019

University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson unveiled enrollment figures from the first day of the fall semester that suggest a vast majority of students have responded positively to the return of on-campus instruction. The figures suggest a modest decline of roughly 1 percent in enrollment across the UW System compared to 2019, while UW-Parkside, […]

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Denise Olstinske Honored with 2020 Academic Staff Excellence Award from UW System Board of Regents

The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today announced this year’s recipients of the Academic Staff Excellence Awards. Denise Olstinske, Administrative Program Manager III in the College of Social Sciences and Professional Studies at UW-Parkside was among those honored this year. These awards recognize exceptional service to the university and are the UW System’s […]

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Wisconsin SBDC To Assist Businesses With Disaster Loan Applications

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network is helping small businesses apply for federal disaster loans to mitigate the substantial economic injury as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. There are centers all throughout the state that can provide consultation and guidance, including an office for southeastern Wisconsin on the UW-Parkside campus. The […]

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Tavyonia Davis and Sheronda Glass Honored by UW System

The University of Wisconsin System announced that Tavyonia Davis, a junior majoring in psychology and sociology at UW-Parkside, has earned the P.B. Poorman Award for Outstanding Achievement on Behalf of LGBTQ+ People. UW System also honored Dr. Sheronda Glass, UW-Parkside assistant vice chancellor of Human Resources and Employee Engagement, with an Outstanding Women of Color […]

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UW Flexible Option Business Degree Among the Most Affordable

The new online University of Wisconsin Flexible Option bachelor of science in business administration degree is innovative and accessible. Add to that, affordable. GreatBusinessSchools.org (GBS) named the breakthrough program among the top three most affordable business degree programs in the U.S. Dr. Suresh Chalasani, professor of business at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, the UW institution […]

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UW-Parkside’s Cassie Van Hoof WiSys 2019 Innovator of the Year

Kenosha-area resident and UW-Parkside senior Cassie Van Hoof has earned the 2019 Carl E. Gulbrandsen Innovator of the Year Award for exemplary contributions to Wisconsin innovation. “We are excited to recognize Cassie’s achievements as a student innovator and entrepreneur having successfully launched a company based on a patented product she invented,” said WiSys President Arjun […]

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Letter To The Editor: UW-Parkside Chancellor Calls For Higher Funding Levels

This letter to the editor was written by Debbie Ford, Chancellor and Rob Ducoffe, Provost, of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. The mission and vision of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside is centered on the principle that accessible, affordable public higher education is good for southeastern Wisconsin. Community leaders from both the public and private sectors share this belief. […]