CNHS Summer News 2015
SNAP Group (Student Nurses at Parkside) presented a check for $2,500 to the Shalom Center in Kenosha from the May 2 fund raiser.
Chris Noto and student Andreas Meyer received $1,200 from an anonymous donor and $300 from the College of Natural and Health Sciences general fund.
Jessica Orlofske and student Audrey Simard received $2,000 from the Veronica Ann Wallen fund and Orlofske received a $6,000 stipend from the Modine Science Research Stipends and Lectureships Fund.
Rachel Headley received $6,000 and her student Scott Borchardt received $2,000 both from the Modine Science Research Stipends and Lectureships Fund
Four students came to UW-Parkside to participate in MCAT review sessions for about three hours per week for 10 weeks.
Second-generation RUSCH students (Rural and Urban Scholars in Community Health) completed their community health internships in southeastern Wisconsin and the third-generation RUSCH students completed their eight- week research program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.
Twenty-eight sport management students are putting in more than 8,000 hours in fieldwork/internships this summer in locations across the country. Students are working for a variety of entities including professional and amateur sports teams, parks and recreation departments, nonprofit sport organizations and media outlets such as ESPN Radio.
Six exercise science students are contributing more than 1,000 hours in fieldwork/internships this summer in our region.
Root River Environmental Education Community Center (REC)
Kayaks and canoes are available for community members to rent, and the REC offers a weekly Voyagers environmental education program for youth 9 and older. Other environmental education programs and activities offered this summer at the REC included hosting:
- The River Alliance of Wisconsin's Project RED (riverine early detectors) trained citizens to identify and report invasive species within river corridors and lakes statewide
- The REC provided watercraft and assistance with the Root River Council's 2015 Spring Paddle
Service Learning Camp for middle and high school youth was held at the REC in July. Activities primarily focused on the maintenance of the facility, removal of invasive species, working on a rain garden, clean-up of the Root River, kayaking/canoeing the Root River, and learning more about the interrelationship of the Root River and health and well-being.
Environmental Explorers Youth Camp
Middle-school students spent a full week in August learning in a fun, hands-on adventure into natural science alongside UW-Parkside science professors Rachel Headley, Julie Kinzelman, Penny Lyter, Catherine Mossman, Jessica Orlofske, Natalia Taft, and student Danny Wilson as they explored the natural environment of southeast Wisconsin. During this camp students:
- Kayak/canoe the Root River
- Research wildlife
- Investigate water quality
- Explore career opportunities
- Study habitats – woods, prairies, waterways
- Learn how to use microscopes and other research tools
- Visit environmental education community centers
- Examine living organisms – indoor and outdoor laboratory settings