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    Parkside Digital Photography Students Capture the Spirit of Racine

    In Kristen Bartel’s ART 371 course, students learned more than how to use a digital camera and frame a scene. Through a partnership with a local nonprofit, Visioning a Greater Racine, Bartel’s students learned about the powerful role art can play in bolstering civic pride and contributing to a sense of community.

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Suresh Chalasani

Community Engaged Learning and Research Award

The Community Engagement Office congratulates Dr. Suresh Chalasani, professor of Management Information Systems, on receiving the 2017 Community Engaged Learning and Research Award.

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UW-Parkside Food Bank

 UW-Parkside senior and CBL Certificate student Andy Berg hosted an open forum on April 4th to discuss the possibility of opening a food bank on Parkside's campus. This semester, CBL 495 students have taken this research and ran with it.

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Garden of Eatin
Big Things can come from Small CBL Projects
Students at UW-Parkside have the opportunity to take classes that offer a wide variety of Community Based Learning (CBL) projects, in many disciplines including Business, History, Applied Health Science, Communications and Sociology.

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Bianca Ruffolo

Bianca Ruffolo 2017 Newman Civic Fellow

The office of Community Engagement would like to congratulate Bianca Ruffolo on her achievement of receiving a 2017-2018 Newman Civic Fellowship from Campus Compact. The Newman Civic Fellowship recognizes and supports community-committed students.

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2015 CELR Winner-Dr. Peter Knight

2015 Community Engaged Learning and Research Award Dr. Peter Knight talks about his past research and community engaged projects at an event on February 20th. Peter used "PechaKucha", a presentation format featuring 20 images - each advancing automatically after 20 seconds - and live narration, to take the audience through all of the things he has accomplished at UW-Parkside.

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Marley Uran-2016 Newman Civic Fellow
The 2016 Newman Civic Fellow for the University of Wisconsin-Parkside was current junior Marley Uran. Marley has been involved in a variety of public service endeavors since her first year at UW-Parkside. Marley has participated in various days of service, and has served as an AmeriCorps VISTA member with the veterans division of Racine County Workforce Solutions for six months.

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UW-Parkside Students Bring Supplies and Support to Women's Resource Center

UW-Parkside's Professor Penny Lyter and her HESM 321 Women's Health students partnered with the Women's Resource Center in Racine (WRC) in a community-based learning project in the fall 2016 semester.

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Jonathan Shailor Award

Communications Professor Dr. Jonathan Shailor Wins Wisconsin Campus Compact Award

Every year, Wisconsin Campus Compact (WiCC) recognizes faculty and staff from Wisconsin colleges and universities who go above and beyond to bring the community into their classroom and to make their campuses more engaged in the community with the Sister Joel Read Civic Engagement Practitioners Award. This past spring, UW-Parkside communications professor Dr. Jonathan Shailor was one of two recipients of the award.


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VISTA Alumna Alicia Jaret 

UW-Parkside VISTA Alumna Alicia Jarret receives 2017 Governor's Service Recognitions AmeriCorps VISTA Participant of the Year award
Alicia Jarret served as an AmeriCorps VISTA member with the UW-Parkside VISTA Project for one year at John XXIII Educational Center in Racine, WI.  During her service year, Alicia connected with VISTA members interested in collecting bottled water for the residents of Flint, MI during their water crisis.


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Theater at Any Age, Any Where

This fall semester, Dr. Kornetsky partnered with Rita Lewis, principal of Racine Montessori School, in a project that would introduce different aspects of the theater and the arts to students.

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