Community & Business Engagement Stories
UW-Parkside students, faculty, and partners are always busy making positive change in our communities. We're excited to share what's new.
NEWEST CBE STORIES
Uplifting The New Students
The jump from high school to college is challenging for many students. Being thrust into an environment where you are basically on your own, having the sudden responsibility to get to class on time, cook for yourself, do your own laundry, and stay on top of deadlines and other obligations can be a lot to handle. Here at UW-Parkside, we have students like Fernando Vargas helping fellow students manage the pressures they face by becoming a peer coach at Student Support Services, and I had the opportunity to interview him.
Marketing is essential in the business world, and here at UW-Parkside it’s possible for students to get paid for that valuable career experience on campus. Riley Werve is part of the University Marketing and Design team, which advances Parkside as best it can through advertisement.
Mural Arts: The Poet (Interview With Adwoa Asentu)
Poetry and other forms of writing are seldom thought of as art, but words can be powerful when the right person uses them. Adwoa Asentu, UW-Parkside class of 2018, clearly has a grasp of the written arts, which is proven by her poetry being chosen as the subject for the fourth Racine Wall Poem.
RECENT CBE STORIES
Mural Arts: The Artist (An Interview With Janet Arriaga)
Using the words of poet and Parkside alum, Adowa Asentu, Janet Arriaga makes a design good enough to be chosen for The Wall Poems of Racine project. In this interview, you can feel the passion behind Arriaga’s words, and see why her design was chosen.
Learning to Earn
Milagros Sanchez enrolled in UWP 294 while working at CVS Pharmacy as a shift supervisor. In UWP 294, students are asked to not only work but reflect on their work, getting more out of their work and extracting useful skills for bigger and better jobs.
Finding Your Voice
As a Sociology major, Denisse Ochoa learned about advocacy from the perspective of the classroom, but when she started her internship with the Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center, she truly got to put her learning in action in a real world environment.
When Samantha Reynoso returned to UW-Parkside to finish her Bachelor’s degree, she found her path to finish strong through a research-based internship right here in Kenosha.
Learning to Lead
Tess Dimler wasn't looking for a major leadership role when given the chance to apply to be a MOSAIC Educator, but she took the leap and is so thankful she did.
Getting Your Hands Dirty
Jessica Topp didn’t want to be stuck indoors for her internship, and she certainly got her wish: as the Water Sampling Intern for the Kenosha County Parks Department, she spent over a third of her time outside.
Knowing Your Audience
Working with HARIBO's communications team, Grace Scalzo strengthens her written abilities in a corporate setting.
Order in the Court
Sitting in the front row of Professor Graveley’s Criminal Law course, Miraje became intrigued by the mechanics of the courtroom.
Experience Is Key
While taking the course Writing for Multi-Media, Cassidy’s talent for writing was quickly noticed by her instructor Tannette Elie. When Elie encouraged Cassidy to pursue an on-campus internship.
Putting People in Touch with Nature
Maddie’s summer internship at Pringle Nature Center was the perfect match for her Environmental Studies major and life-long dream to work at a nature center.
Under the Microscope
Professor Rivero Covelo and his team of undergraduates have been working closely with rats in a study to better understand the effects of eating disorders.
Focusing on Youth
Working as a mental health counseling intern at Lad Lake, Rebecca provided residential healing treatments to young women who had experienced trauma.
From Dream to Reality
While meeting her internship requirement for her Child and Family Advocacy and Health and Society certificates, Annette found the perfect opportunity to help children through her internship at Lesia’s Land of Love.
Student to Instructor
Parkside Alumna, Terra Wendricks partnered with the Department of Corrections as an intern after finding a passion for Criminal Justice. Now Terra is back on campus, teaching the next generation of students as an Associate Lecturer.
Breaking Down Language Barriers
Through his Community Engagement Certificate, Victor incorporated his education to help children break down barriers in his community.
CBE STORY ARCHIVE
Fall Semester 2019
Becoming a Professional - Interview with Will Vargas
Exploring an Appreciation for Her Community - Interview with Megan Schulte
Taking Charge of Her Own Education - Interview with Jenna Krueger
A "Hole-in-One" Internship - Interview with James O'Donnell
Work on the Wild Side - Interview with Heather Emery
From an Internship to a Job Offer at ESPN - Interview with Darnell Clay
Spring Semester 2019
Other News Stories
Trying Something New - Interview with Marissa Menchaca (Dec. 2020)
Big Things Can Come From Small CBL Projects
UW-Parkside Students Bring Supplies and Support to Women’s Resource Center
2019 Nonprofit Breakfast “Best to Date”
Dr. Penny Lyter Receives 2019 Sister
Joel Read Civic Engagement Practitioners Award
Zach Atkins Honored as 2019 Newman Civic Fellow
Dr. Shailor wins Campus Compact Award
VISTA Alumna Receives Award
CELR Winner - Dr. Peter Knight
Suresh Chalasani - Community Engaged Learning and Research Award
Bianca Ruffolo 2017 Newman Civic Fellow