Touching Base with Grace
Touching Base with Grace is an IGTV-series hosted by Senior, Business Management and Communication major, Grace Scalzo. As a student-athlete on our UW-Parkside Women’s Basketball team, Grace expressed her interest in broadcasting, shifted her focus to the media side of athletics, and Touching Base with Grace was born. Now the episodes below live on both the Ranger Athletics Instagram and the UW-Parkside Instagram acccount with one common goal. To entertain, inspire, and inform our Parkside family through an interactive interview process; in hopes that our community members can both understand and get to know each other better.
Touching Base with Grace featuring recent graduate and soon to be MBA student - Harpreet Rooprai | December 21, 2021
As a campus ambassador, intramural basketball all-star, and admission's office intern, Harpreet made the most of his time pursing his degree at UW-Parkside. In the Spring he will start his Master's in hopes of becoming a Marketing Manager for a large company. In this episode we get to hear about his future plans and why he chose to stay at UW-Parkside. We wish Harp nothing but the best as he continues to contribute to the success of UW-Parkside along with all of our alums.
Touching Base with Grace featuring MOSAIC Educator and Peer Health Educator - Tess Dimler | December 7, 2021
Tess is a non-traditional second year student and student-employee here on-campus. Like the rest of our student body, Tess is prepping for finals. She shares some resources that can help relieve stress at this time. As a Peer Health Educator, Tess is able to speak to the benefits one can reap from taking advantage of assests such as the Student Health and Counseling Center. She also provides background on her experience working for the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and UW-Parkside Library.
Touching Base with Grace featuring the President of our UW-System - Tommy Thompson | October 28, 2021
Touching Base with Grace featuring OL, OMSA employee, and transfer student - Joe Trujillo | October 18, 2021
Happy National Transfer Student Week!
Joe Trujillo is an extremely active member of our University of Wisconsin-Parkside family. This week we want to celebrate Joe and all of our other amazing transfer students. As an orientation leader, MOSAIC Educator, and commuter, Joe really makes the most of his time on-campus. In this episode we dive deeper into how his transition went, what his goals are, and what advice he has for transfers!
Touching Base with Grace featuring 2021 Women of Color Honoree - Gia Gutierrez | September 28, 2021
Gia is a proud Latina and leader both on and off campus who talks with us about Hispanic Heritage Month. As a full time employee, Gia still finds time to advocate for students. She is involved in just about everything. After providing some advice, she informs us students are welcome to find her in MOLN360 for additional guidance. For her willingness to go above and beyond daily, Gia was recently awarded the UW System 2021 Woman of Color award. Watch to learn more on this award and Gia. For students especially, it is beneficial to engage with this very inspirational episode.
Touching Base with Grace featuring MBA student - Sanyam Garg | September 20, 2021
Sanyam is from Dehli India and is working towards his Master's Degree in Finance. As one of our many international Rangers, Sanyam shares with us a few of the differences between UW-Parkside and his hometown. He also informs us of a few of his goals and passions. Overall, this episode shows the fascinating range of students that make up our Ranger family. We look forward to watching Sanyam reach his goals at UW-Parkside and beyond.
Touching Base with Grace featuring Hans Pfrang and Elise Sparks of our Theatre program| August 18, 2021
Hans and Elise are two of our theatre students. They just returned from a trip to New York in which they studied alongside Broadway professionals. They fill us in on what a typical day of a student in our theatre program looks like. Also, where we can find them to stay up to date with their progress as they continue to chase their dreams! All in all the theme they seem to stand behind is taking risks and continuing to try again.
Touching Base with Grace featuring Amanda Markwardt of OMSA | August 10, 2021
OMSA IS COMING TO D180! With the reconstruction drawing to a close, OMSA's open door policy will remain at their new location in the D level of Wyllie.
Watch this episode to hear Amanda tell us about our Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, Always Reaching Up Program, and MOSAIC Workshops. This year is going to be full of excitement as we return to campus! There will be many events you won't want to miss! Follow @omsauwp @aruuwp for more.
Touching Base with Grace featuring Emilija Stankovic and Meghan Flynn - hosts of the podcast Vaccine Alert | July 28, 2021
Tonight’s episode featured two knowledgeable members of our UW-Parkside family, Meghan and Emma! We dove into their personal experiences from when they got vaccinated. We also got to know them a little bit better. Someone who watches this epsiode can expect to learn about the different vaccine options and possible side effects. Be sure to check out their podcast that is all about vaccines and had it's debut in UW-Parkside's very own Health Communications class - Vaccine Alert .
Touching Base with Grace featuring Sabrina Morgan '03 and Terra Wendricks '01 of the Alumni Association | July 21, 2021
Sabrina our Alumni Association president and Terra a board member tell us about their time at UW-Parkside, as well as why alums should be active in our community. With the annual meeting being the day after this episode, it was the perfect time to get to know our board and all that they do for our University.
You can get involved by heading to our alumni pages - found on all social media platforms! Every Alum is a member but not all are active members of our Alumni Assiciation. Let's change that, Ranger Nation!
Touching Base with Grace featuring Building our Future Executive Director -Tatjana Bicanin '00 | June 28, 2021
Tatjana is not only a wonderful leader in our community, but she is also a first-generation UW-Parkside Grad from the class of ‘00. In this episode, Grace picks Tatjana’s brain as to what students can be doing to better position themselves to employers and how the Building our Future organization works.
Touching Base with Grace featuring Red Cross and Intervarsity President - Miah Childers | June 21, 2021
Touching Base with Grace featuring Vice Chancellor – Willie Jude II | June 15, 2021
Touching Base with Grace featuring Summer Class Student - Sydney Strelow | June 8, 2021
Sydney is a Junior, softball player at the University of Minnesota, who has been taking summer classes at UW-Parkside. This is a key component of how she is able to stay on track. In this episode, Grace talks future plans, local spots, and how UW-Parkside is helping students around the world like Sydney reach their goals.
Touching Base with Grace featuring Miss Racine - Sophia Karegeannes | May 2, 2021
It’s not every day that you get to touch base with someone competing to be the Miss of your state! As Miss Racine 2020-2021 (due to extension with COVID) Sophia filled us in on what the day-to-day is like when you’re a full-time nursing student and strong community presence. The Miss Wisconsin Pageant is the largest scholarship opportunity for girls in the state and Sophie has our vote!
Touching Base with Grace featuring HKSM-430 students Emma Habisch of Women’s Volleyball and Ashley Borgardt | April 26, 2021
As these two students of HKSM-430 sit down with Grace, they uncover all the opportunities the Ranger Games have to offer. The HKSM-430 course is based on both community outreach and growing mental and physical health. From desk exercise videos to meditation practices students like Emma and Ashley came together to get us through these unusual times. Find all Ranger Game video’s at uwp.edu by typing in “wellness”.
Touching Base with Grace featuring Alisson Anguiano and Esme Agilar, of UW-Parkside's Latinos Unidos organization | April 12, 2021
As the countdown to Parkside Day continues, Ali and Esme came on to discuss one of the many ways you can give the gift of giving. By donating to the Latinos Unidos Scholarship, you are offering someone the chance to receive higher education. As the originator of the scholarship, we hear from Ali, an Andrew Goodman Fellow and the President of LU, first. Shortly after, Esme joins Grace to fully express the change this scholarship is here to make.
Touching Base with Grace featuring Troy Wolfson of University Advancement and the UW-Parkside's Environmental club | April 8, 2021
With a passion for bettering out community, Troy and Grace discuss how you can do your part and assist in the clean-ups happening on April 15, Parkside Day. A week out from the big day you can see the excitement in all aspects of this episode. So, we hope you will get in on all the fun next Thursday too, Rangers!
Touching Base with Grace featuring Brendan Collins of UW-Parkside baseball and University Advancement | March 30, 2021
Touching Base with Grace featuring THE ONE AND ONLY Chancellor Ford | March 16, 2021
This episode was all about the direction Parkside is going. Touching on a wide range of topics such as being a female leader, Ranger Vision 2020, incoming freshman, our graduating class, alumni, COVID-19 and more, Chancellor Ford reminds us how lucky we are to be demonstrating Ranger pride. She even flips the script on Grace, asking her a few questions! To make this episode more accessible to all demographics, we streamed it and saved it on our Facebook page.
Touching Base with Grace featuring Orientation Leader, Peer Advisor, OMSA and BSU rep - Jada Peters | February 24, 2021
As February winds down, we spent this episode learning what it means to be an OMSA Peer Advisor, BSU social media coordinator, orientation leader, and amazing student. Being that Jada is all of these, it was easy for her to educate us on what these organizations stand for. She reminded us that clubs like BSU, and our admissions team are always open to new faces and ideas!
Touching Base with Grace featuring Crystal Egbo - President of UW-Parkside’s Black Student Union | February 18, 2021
In this episode we continued the celebration of Black History Month. As president of BSU, an active member of OMSA, and someone heavily involved in Student Government, Crystal had so much knowledge to share. She mentioned that she is still learning what Black History Month means to her, as we are evolving and growing as a community. Crystal gave tips on how to get involved and gave some honest recommendations for podcasts, books, and shows!
Touching Base with Grace featuring the Chair of EDI Council - Molinna Bui | October 22, 2020
Molinna is the Chair of the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion council and she is involved with multiple organizations, serving also as a peer health educator. In this episode Grace chats with Molinna about the importance of EDI. They start a conversation we’ll need to continue, diving into how we can all make our campus more inclusive and progressive.
Touching Base with Grace | Parkside Athletics
Below is where you can find all episodes housed on the Ranger Athletics accounts. These episodes pertain to our student-athletes backgrounds and their role in our community. You can expect the same as the above. These episodes dive into topics such as Black History, LGBTQIA+, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, and the addition of preseason and postseason goals, as well as team culture.
Touching Base with Grace featuring Athletic Director - Mr. Andrew Gavin | May 4, 2022
Andrew Gavin comes on and explains a day in the life of a nationally recognized Athletic Director. Not only that, we get to reflect on how far Parkside Athletics has come in Mr. Gavin's 5 year career here, at UW-Parkside....We even have a surprise guest appearance (the shows youngest guest yet)!
These last few epsiodes of Touching Base with Grace have meant the world to me. I would not have been able to do have TBWG without Mr. Gavin's belief in me. I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did.
Touching Base with Grace featuring Robyn Elliott of Ranger Athletics | April 26, 2022
This episode features none other than one of the brains behind the creation of Touching Base with Grace. Robyn Elliot, a former semi-pro soccer star, Ranger alum, and current admin of our Athletic Department, comes on and tells us about her journey to this point. As a woman leader in sports, she provides great advice to our student-athletes! Listen in for an update on the world of athletics here at UW-Parkside, and to learn a little more about Robyn.
Touching Base with Grace featuring Ramon Romero of Track & Field / Cross Country | April 19, 2022
Ramon is no stranger to TBWG, he came and stole the show per usual. Spreading the love to his teammates as a true leader and catching us up on the latest Track and Field trip to California. If you'd like to learn more about a student-athlete that demonstrates all that it means to be a Ranger, this episode is for you!
Touching Base with Grace featuring Chase Fisk of Men's Golf | April 6, 2022
Tonight's guest is much more than a four-square champion.
Chase Fisk is a senior golfer studying Sports Management. He credits his internship with our Sports Communication and Marketing Team for his ultimate goal of working in sports. Chase recognizes the donations made to the UW-Parkside indoor Golf facility, stating that it was one of the reasons he came to UW-Parkside. Considering this, he appreciates all the support being provided in light of Parkside Day.
On this National Student Athlete Day, Ranger Athletics and UW-Parkside are proud to have athletes like Chase.
Touching Base with Grace featuring Bryce Inman of UW-Parkside Men's Baseball | March 23, 2022
This Spring Break Edition Episode features senior, Business Management Major, Bryce Inman. Bryce, originally from California, is an experienced catcher for our Baseball Program.
Watch to learn more about Bryce, as well as all the fun opportunities our Ranger Nation has on Parkside Day! You can donate specifically on behalf of the Bryce and the Baseball team. Catch the team in action this weekend for our Jockey Series against Wayne State.
Touching Base with Grace featuring Kylie Akey of UW-Parkside Women's Softball | March 15, 2022
This episode features our Kenosha Dot Com Ranger of the Week, Kylie! As a senior, kinesiology major, and team leader, Kylie is enjoying her new transition to opening games as pitcher instead of closing them. Prior to the start of this episode, Kiley attended the first ever Parkside Athletics Career Networking event. Listen in to learn more about Kylie and the event, as well as how you can cheer on our Women's softball team this weekend!
Touching Base with Grace featuring Wrestling Head Coach and UW-Parkside Alum - Nick Becker | December 8, 2021
Prior to the start of the 2021-2022 wrestling season, Grace caught up with head coach Nick Becker. Nick shared his goals for the season, as well as his excitment to coach in the newly renovated DeSimone Gymnasium (soon to be DeSimone Arena)! As a 3-time NCAA Division II National Champion (2016, 2017, 2018), Nick is no stranger to the mat. He is ready to showcase the work he and his team have been putting in. Coach Becker joined elite company in May 2021 when he became the fourth head coach in program history! The Rangers will kick off their season this Saturday, December 4 at the 50th Annual Jim Koch Open.
Touching Base with Grace featuring Senior Soccer Star - Max Ludwig | November 10, 2021
The Men's Soccer Team has made it to yet another GLIAC Semifinal. To celebrate, senior Max Ludwig fills us in on how Men's Soccer has been doing this season and what it's like to be a leader on his team / on campus. We hope to see tons of Rangers in attendance for the pre-game RSAAC Tailgate and the kick off at Pritchard Field, of course. Support your fellow Rangers and show your Ranger Pride!
Touching Base with Grace featuring Alex Durand of Men's Soccer | October 27, 2021
As an international student-athlete, Alex Durand is a pretty cool addition to our UW-Parkside family. Hailing all the way from Paris, France Alex shares some very intruiging takes on our culture. As 2x Defensive Player of the Week in the GLIAC and a Kenosha Dot Com Ranger of the Week recipient, Alex's episode is a must see.
Touching Base with Grace featuring Uriah Ali and Walker Miller of our Men's Cross Country team | September 2, 2021
Wow what an episode. When the live began Uriah and Walker brought on two surprise guests, Johnathan and Ramon. The topics covered varied from personal and team goals to chocolate pancakes. These guys surely did not disappoint. It's safe to say that they will run #ForwardTogether and #MakeGreenChoices. If you're interested in learning a bit more about our student-athletes and what they are like off the course, this episode is for you!
Touching Base with Grace featuring Sean Blazier | August 19, 2021
Touching Base with Grace featuring 24 Hour Runners Nick Maas and Jack Diamond| July 9, 2021
We're back and we're better! This was Grace's second go around with this crew. New episode, same goal. The dynamic duo consisting of 3rd year head coach Nick Maas and Graduate Assistant Jack Diamond hit the cross country course for 24 hours straight. They did this in effort to raise money for the Future Focus Fund.
Touching Base with Grace featuring the Athletics Graduate Assistant for Marketing - Adrien Hall | June 10, 2021
AK (Adrien) is a huge part of Touching Base with Grace! She helps find the guests that come on and formulates questions. AK experienced a role reversal when Grace grilled her with questions about her time as a UW-Parkside Women's Softball student-athlete. This episode also covered the transition to Graduate Assistant and future plans.
Touching Base with Grace featuring Men's Golf - Newcomer of the Year - Garrett Olsen | May 5, 2021
Touching Base with Grace featuring Ramon Romero of Men's Track and Field | April 22, 2021
Touching Base with Grace featuring Job Ayala of Parkside Wresting | April 1, 2021
This April fools episode only had a few jokes. Job comes on and gets right to it, answering probably the most questions we have had for a viewer. He talks about the team as a whole, as well as his individual goals. Job's favorite part of UW-Parkside Wrestling is seeing all the legends on the wall while practicing and getting motivated, knowing he's in the right place.
Touching Base with Grace featuring Kendal Ziel and Myah Strokosch of Women's Soccer | March 18, 2021
Touching Base with Grace featuring Senior Woman Administrator - Hayley Treadway | March 11, 2021
Some know Hayley as the G.O.A.T. or Greatest of all Time, this episode breaks down how she got that nickname. As a Senior Woman Administrator and member of the Gender Equity Task Force, Hayley does so much in our Athletic Department here at UW-Parkside. As a mom, during women's history month, we figured this March episode was the perfect time to honor her. Watch for some great advice.
Touching Base with Grace featuring Ramar Evans of Men's Basketball | February 25, 2021
Touching Base with Grace featuring numerous guests from our Ranger Athletics family - Celebrating Black History Month | February 11, 2021
In this unique episode, we hear from Grace, Dejane’ James - GA of Women’s Basketball, Jazmine Neal - GLIAC EDI Rep and Women’s Volleyball athlete, Ramar Evans - Men’s Basketball athlete, Turea Moore - GA of Events and Operations, Alexis Vaughn - Women’s Basketball athlete, and George Brandon Jr. - GA of Men’s Basketball about Black History month and what it means to them. You can still head over to the comment section and let us know what Black History Month means to you.
Touching Base with Grace featuring Reece Homan and Brendan Collins of Men's Baseball | January 28, 2021
Touching Base with Grace featuring Tray Croft and Vinson Sigmon Jr. of Men's Basketball | December 10, 2020
If you ever wondered what it's like living with a team and building a culture at a university on and off the court, then you need to watch this episode. Vins and Tray contribute to a program that has done just that. From how close they are to how they motivate each other, we get to hear it all. These two guards talk about goals and the family dynamic on our Men's basketball team.
Touching Base with Grace featuring Ranger Vision Supporters - Ramon Romero of UW-Parkside Track and Field and Brendan Collins of UW-Parkside Baseball | December 8, 2020
Touching Base with Grace featuring Cassidy Prucha of Women's Softball | December 3, 2020
On campus you may know Cassidy as a student-athlete or you may know her for winning an all expenses paid trip to Disney! This was a result of Cassidy's hard work in her Marketing classes and the time she dedicates to her studies outside the classroom / off the field. This episode gives a chance to get to know Cassidy a little better!