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.
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.