COmmunity Engagement NEWS
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.
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.
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.
Big Things can come from Small CBL ProjectsStudents 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.
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.
Marley Uran-2016 Newman Civic FellowThe 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.
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.
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.
UW-Parkside VISTA Alumna Alicia Jarret receives 2017 Governor's Service Recognitions AmeriCorps VISTA Participant of the Year awardAlicia 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.
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.