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UW-Parkside’s Trina Patterson honored with UW System Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award

Trina Patterson, Diversity and Inclusion Manager at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside was named one of the 13 recipients of the University of Wisconsin System 2022 Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award. This award is an annual honor given to faculty, staff, students, or community members to recognize their achievements in advancing equity and inclusion for people of color within the UW System as well as communities across the state. 

This year is the 27th anniversary of the award through which more than 400 women of color have been recognized for their transformational work.

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UW-Parkside Recognized as a 2022 ALL IN Most Engaged Campuses for College Student Voting 

Today, The University of Wisconsin-Parkside has been recognized by the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge (ALL IN) as a 2022 ALL IN Most Engaged Campuses for College Student Voting. The ALL IN Most Engaged Campuses for College Student Voting recognizes colleges and universities for making intentional efforts to increase student voter participation. UW-Parkside joins a group of 394 colleges and universities recognized by ALL IN for completing these four actions:

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From The Journal Times:

UW-Parkside student and immigrant combines graphic design and fine art in vibrant Racine mural

When Janet Arriaga was a girl growing up in Mexico, her family lived in a little town without electricity. She was not exposed to a lot of storytelling through television or movies.

However, there were advertisements — its own form of storytelling, which she found fascinating.

Arriaga wondered how the advertisements were made, but as a child did not think she would be able to create something so artistic.

The fourth installation of Wall Poems of Racine features the poetry of Adwoa Asentus, a painting by Dean Tawwater and an original art design by Arriaga.

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Let us know: Communications Needs

Effective immediately, please send any requests or inquiries about stories, press releases, social media posts, or other communication needs to university.relations@uwp.edu and we will respond as soon as possible. Thank you for understanding!

Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil

Join us for a memoriam and a moment of silence. To honor the trans and non-binary lives lost to transphobic- and hate-related violence. Free food and beverages will be provided.

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Storytelling: A Way of Knowing

Learn about the importance of storytelling within the Native Community. Participate in a beading activity, listen in on a traditional Native story, and learn why storytelling is a key component of passing down legacy.


Jonathan Adams: Artist Talk

Jonathan Adams’ drawings display an otherworldly confluence of mythical and historical narratives as they relate to personal and collective histories. Adams’ excavates our psychological, symbolic, and social ghosts of contemporary black life after death. Experiences of growing up in the culturally complex Appalachian region of the American South - notably early experiences in the church (Beasts and mythology of scripture), family drug abuse, systemic class racism and southern mysticism inform the sensational imagery present in his work. He explores the ups and downs of intimate sheltering, while seeking social connection and an end to systemic racism during this time of despair.

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Student Loans Forgiven Under PSLF

In Oct. 2021, the Department of Education (ED) announced temporary changes to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program rules to help more borrowers benefit from the program while ED works to rewrite the rules to make it more effective. The PSLF program, established in 2007, forgives the remaining balance on a qualifying borrower’s eligible loans after they have made 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full time for a qualifying employer.

The temporary waiver eases some requirements so that eligible borrowers can have any prior period of repayment qualify, regardless of loan program, repayment plan, or whether the payment was made in full or on time. The current deadline to apply is Oct. 31.

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United Way Workplace Giving Campaign 2022

The United Way Workplace Giving Campaign will take place Monday, Nov. 7 through Friday, Nov. 18.


As a special incentive, donors will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win some great Parkside prizes, such as:

·      A month of reserved parking in the Chancellor’s parking spot in the Student Center lot

·      Two free coupons for a canoe or kayak paddle at the UW-Parkside REC

·      A voucher good for a UW-Parkside Continuing and Professional Education course or workshop

·      Four Bear Club tickets to any Parkside winter sporting event

·      UW-Parkside swag compliments of the campus bookstore 

·      Two tickets to a 2022-2023 theater production of your choice thanks to the College of Arts and Humanities

·      A free mug of coffee compliments of Dining Services 

Giving is easy. Now through November 18 visit www.unitedwayracine.org/uwp to donate through payroll deduction or make a one-time gift with a credit card. No matter how you choose to give, you can designate your gift to the United Way of Kenosha County, United Way of Racine County, or both.

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Paws to You

Paws to You is an employee appreciation program designed to offer gratitude to a fellow coworker. Maybe they helped you complete a task or project and it made a large impact on the outcome. You can show them thanks and appreciation by sending them a Paw they are able to display for all to see in their email signature, and a running total of all Paws will be displayed here on the Paws to You website. So what are you waiting for?

Send a Paw!

Save Clam Shell Containers for Parkside Community Garden!

Help our community gardeners feed food insecure students and community members by saving your clam shell containers. Bring saved containers to Alex Hobbs in the Student Success and Learning Commons. Thank you!

2022 Winter Holiday Office Hours

Thanksgiving Holiday

On Friday, November 25, the day after Thanksgiving, university offices will be closed to the public. Employees may choose to take a vacation day, work from home (if the job is conducive and with approval from the supervisor), or come into the office and work as normal.


Christmas Holiday

Beginning December 27 through December 30, 2022 university offices will be closed to the public. Employees may choose to take vacation time, work from home (if the job is conducive and with approval from the supervisor), or come into the office and work as normal. 

There are some exceptions to this notice for areas that support 24-hour, 7 days-a-week operations such as the police department, heating plant, housing services, and other essential student-facing departments. Other less-than-essential student-facing departments should make sure students are able to reach someone in the department, if needed, via call forwarding or email.

Because Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve fall on Saturdays this year, eligible employees will receive floating holidays for both days. Christmas Day and New Year’s Day both fall on Sundays, and therefore the holidays are observed on Monday, December 26, and Monday, January 2, respectively. 


Below is an outline of how the floating holiday may be used: 

  • An eligible employee may use floating legal holiday hours prior to the date on which the holiday occurs. 
  • Floating legal holidays (for eligible employees) must be used by the end of the year in which it was granted.
  • University staff must use the hours on or before December 31 of the calendar year granted.
  • Academic, and Limited staff must use it on or before June 30 of the fiscal year granted.
  • If the hours are not used by the end of the designated year, the hours are lost and cannot be carried into the following year (calendar or fiscal).


The full policy may be found here.


If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at 262-595-2204 or Aaron at shanahaa@uwp.edu


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