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Wisconsin Tuition Promise introduced by UW System president to help 8K students

MILWAUKEE — Jay Rothman, president of the University of Wisconsin System, recently announced a new program, called the Wisconsin Tuition Promise, that will bring tuition aid to students set to begin in the Fall 2023 semester. The program will help disenfranchised Wisconsin students looking to earn a degree at any UW school. Roughly 8,000 students […]

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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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3 UW-Parkside Students Receive $7,000 Scholarships

SOMERS, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System’s Vax Up! “70 for 70” campaign was scheduled to run through October 31, but came to an early end on October 28 with what was originally billed as a “final push” reception at UW-Parkside. Instead, President Thompson was able to announce the campaign’s success at “Brats & […]

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UW-Parkside Reaches 70% Vaccination Rate for Students

UW System President Tommy Thompson was at UW-Parkside today for “Brats and Socks for Shots.” The event was a final-push effort in the “70 for 70” campaign; its goal was to achieve at least a 70 percent vaccination rate for the student body, not including online students. Under campaign guidelines, students that received their full […]

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70 for 70 Campaign: UW System President to visit UW-Parkside Thursday

With the COVID-19 pandemic still among us, UW-Parkside is working with the UW System in promoting student vaccinations. The “70 for 70” campaign is simple: students that get vaccinated and help reach the university’s goal of a 70% vaccinated student population will be eligible to win one of 70 scholarships. On Thursday, October 28, UW […]

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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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“Solar Now” Project Readying for Launch

As part of a partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, WE Energies is leasing approximately 10 acres of land east of the Facilities Management building to construct and operate a 2.25 Megawatt ground-mounted solar array for energy generation. The energy generated by the array will be sent back to the WE Energies electrical grid and […]

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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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