Parkside’s Partnership with Jockey Recognized as Conference Winner, National Finalist for NCAA’s Award of Excellence
The partnership between Parkside Athletics and Jockey was recognized by the NCAA in January, with Parkside being named a finalist for the NCAA Division II Award of Excellence and the winner for the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). As part of Division II’s emphasis on community engagement, the division annually honors institutions and conferences with the Award of Excellence for community engagement efforts. Parkside was recognized for its partnership with Jockey that benefits both organizations, the Jockey Being Family Foundation, the community, and Parkside student-athletes.
Parkside to offer STEAM Programs
STEAM-based summer programs for youth ages 11-17 will be offered by the University of Wisconsin-Parkside Professional and Continuing Education Department, July through August. The weekday programs focus on creativity and exploration through coding, technology, and bioscience, placing a premium on one-on-one instruction and ensuring small class sizes.
Expert instructors engage students and ignite a passion for science, technology, and learning that lasts a lifetime. Students will be engaged throughout the summer and will benefit from guided opportunities to apply what they learn in a hands-on lab setting.
Parkside Athletics Officially Rededicates the Alfred and Bernice De Simone Arena
In a pregame ceremony on Dec. 14, Parkside Athletics officially rededicated the Alfred and Bernice De Simone Arena, marking the grand opening of the facility that was transformed as part of RangerVision 2020. During the ceremony, online and in-person attendees heard from Director of Athletics Andrew Gavin, head men’s basketball coach Luke Reigel, and Chancellor Deborah L. Ford.
Parkside Athletics Officially Dedicates the Mark Olsen Golf Center
On Feb. 3, Parkside Athletics officially dedicated the Mark Olsen Indoor Golf Center after the former Parkside head coach. More than 20 alumni and 50 attendees gathered to honor “Coach O” for his accomplishments and generosity towards the Parkside men’s golf program during his career.