Monday Update: RangerVision 2020 Rolls on

Published: November 23, 2020
By: UW-Parkside Marketing and Communications

Monday Update

RangerVision 2020 Rolls on

Andrew Gavin, Director of Athletics 

RangerVision 2020, a facility and fundraising campaign for the Sports & Activity Center (SAC), continues to progress thanks to generous support from donors and partners. Construction and remodeling are underway in three key spaces; additional gifts will make these changes truly transformative! 

Mark Olsen Indoor Golf Center 

In September we completed the first phase – the construction of a wall to create the new space on the second floor of the SAC – and we purchased the first simulator in November. Continued fundraising success will allow for the completion of the space with turf floor, hitting bays, and a putting green. 

De Simone Gymnasium Enhancement 

Scheduled for Summer 2021, this project will include a complete bleacher reconstruction and the creation of two VIP areas, including the second-level Educators Credit Union Suite. Beginning in 2021-22, De Simone Gym will provide one of Division II’s top college atmospheres and provide a beautiful backdrop for the University’s Winter and Spring Commencement ceremonies. Additional support from donors and partners will allow for additional enhancements, including video boards, scorer’s table, and more. 

Multipurpose Indoor Turf Center 

To transform the former aquatic center, an initial state project to infill the pool is underway and set to be complete in early 2021. Our goal is to generate the additional funding to install turf, netting, padding, and branding to create a fully functional turf center by spring. The turf center will be a gamechanger for the Parkside baseball, softball, men’s and women’s soccer programs while also providing a valuable resource for the campus and community.  

Learn more and support these projects: 

Ranger Athletes Back in Action 

After more than nine months with no competition – the longest drought in Parkside Athletics history – the Rangers plan to return to action early in 2021. While Parkside officials continue to monitor COVID-19 and make decisions in conjunction with the NCAA, the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC), and public health officials, plans and schedules are in place beginning the first weekend of January.  

Men’s basketballwomen’s basketball, and wrestling will be the first to compete, followed by track and field, fall sports (Men’s Soccer / Women’s Soccer / Volleyball), and spring sports during the Spring 2021 semester.  

For the most up-to-date information on all Parkside’s teams and schedules, stay connected to

Ranger Reminders

Each week Ranger Reminders highlight important events and happenings around campus and beyond.  To see a full slate of UW-Parkside activities, check the UWP events calendar

Get tested! Don’t forget to get tested before you leave for Thanksgiving break. Don’t let COVID ruin your or your family and friends’ holiday plans. Sign up for your free test at 

Cost of Attendance Q & A Seminar | November 23, 2020 at 6 p.m. (WebEx)   

Our tuition and fees are some of the lowest of any accredited four-year university in the state of Wisconsin. Admissions Counselors will discuss the cost of tuition, room and board, and the scholarship process. Sign-up for the event here: 

Political Communication Series: Race and Media Representation in the 2020 Election by Dr. Anjuli Brekke |November 24, 2020 at 6 p.m.   

In this talk, we'll first discuss the relationship between racial ideologies in the United States and the media before turning to how this history of representations of race in the media is playing out in the 2020 election. For more information on this discussion, Email for the link to join. 

Parkside Presente | Season 2, Episode 9 

Did you catch up on the latest episode of the Parkside Presente? This past episode encourages our community to remain informed about the elections and new developments related to the pandemic. Click here to listen: 


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