An eventful Thursday & Friday at UW-Parkside
From voting rights for women and immigration reform to award-winning students and the science of sound, this is an eventful 48 hours on campus!
The Woman's Suffrage Movement
Thursday, 12:30 p.m., Student Center Oak Room
Dr. Sandy Moats, UW-Parkside Professor of History, presents a program the woman's suffrage movement. This lecture looks at the long, hard fought struggle that two generations of women suffragists engaged in to achieve the vote, beginning with the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848 and culminating with the passage of the 19th amendment in 1920. We invite you to attend and encourage your student to attend this talk. Food will be served.
Targeting Criminal Aliens
Thursday, 12:30 p.m., Molinaro 144
The Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986 laid the groundwork for contemporary policing and deportation of "criminal aliens" (a.k.a. immigrants). Dr. Jonathan Inda explores the role IRCA has played in U.S. immigration policy during the past 27 years and how the law this slowly changed into a mechanism for policing immigrant "illegality." Dr. Inda is an associate professor of Latina/Latino Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. This program is sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Parkside Center for Ethnic Studies, the Center for International Studies, and the Department of Sociology/Anthropology.
Student Leadership & Recognition Banquet
Thursday, 5 p.m., University Ballroom
Student Activities holds its annual awards banquet to honor individual student leaders and campus organizations.
Science Night: "The Physics of Waves, Sound, and Music"
Thursday, 7 p.m., Greenquist 103
The College of Natural and Health Sciences presents "The Physics of Waves, Sound, and Music" with UW-Parkside physics lecturer Dileep Karanth and students in his Physics of Music class. While the performance or appreciation of music often requires specialized training, Dr. Karanth said the basic physical principles of music are easy to understand. "Understanding that sound is another name for mechanical vibrations (waves), leads to an appreciation of the deep connections between mechanics, sound (air waves), and light (electromagnetic waves)," he said.
Participants can register to win a drawing for Milwaukee Brewers tickets courtesy of Liberty Mutual and purchase raffle tickets to win a $900 Dell laptop computer to be awarded at the May 8 Science Night.
Final Stretch: Night of Chaos Rave
Thursday, 10 p.m., Petretti Field House/SAC
The Chaos Dance team puts together a performance for students followed by a dance event where all are welcome to party the night away!
UW-Parkside Admissions Event: Experience Day
Friday, 11 a.m., Student Center
It's the 'real feel' for what UW-Parkside campus life is all about today! Experience Day participants visit the Natural and Health Sciences laboratories that students work in during their first year on campus, they learn about the university's cadaver and learn what a lung test tells about an individual's health. In the College of Business, Economics, and Computing, learn all about networkingfrom computers to business relationships. Arts and humanities students see all "The Rita" has to offer. And those interested in the social sciences and professional studies will explore majors that can translate into successful careers.
BIOS Colloquium: DNA & E. coli
Friday, noon, Greenquist 101
Dr. Stefanie Chen of the University of Wisconsin-Madison presents "DNA Repair Mechanisms and Radiation Resistance in E. coli." In nature, organisms display a wide range of tolerance to ionizing radiation; for example, the bacterium Deinococcus radiodurans can easily survive exposure to 5000 Gy, while humans die after exposure to 5 Gy. To determine the mechanisms required for high levels of survival, strains of Escherichia coli (E. coli) were put through rounds of directed evolution that increased their resistance by up to 10,000-fold. Madison researchers have discovered several proteins required for surviving large doses of radiation. Find out more about their cutting edge research during this program.
Asian Heritage Month Fashion Show & Silent Auction
Friday, 6 p.m., The Den/Student CenterExplore Asian cultures through fashion! The program features a fashion show, breakdance demonstration, Hmong dance with Miss Hmong Wisconsin, music by The Beat (UW-Parkside's live band), and a silent service auction from PAO members. Food is served as well. Suggested donation: $3 for students, $5 for community members. All proceeds go toward Women and Children's Horizon.