The Alumni Update

Your monthly update of connections, news, and events for UW-Parkside alumni. Go Rangers!

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Join us for Parkside Day - March 5th

Our second annual Parkside Day presented by HARIBO is just around the corner! On March 5, UW-Parkside and the UW-Parkside Foundation will once again host a 24-hour challenge that engages alumni and the community in raising funds for student success and celebrating Parkside Ranger spirit. In addition, we will celebrate Parkside Day in a new way this year with a culminating event in the evening – the Ranger Romp. Whether you're near or far, you won't want to miss Parkside Day!

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Are you a graduate of UW-Parkside within the last 20 years? Check your inbox for a survey from us in the past week. UW-Parkside is one of 40 universities and colleges participating in a research project by the Strada Education Network to understand the effect of education on individuals across different majors and employment choices.

Your response will guide us as we seek to serve current and future students. Use the personalized link in the survey email to complete your survey today!

PARKSIDE TODAY: Timothy Knautz '87 MS '03 and Zaid Altahat

Enjoy some "geek talk" (Tim's words!) with Tim Knautz '87 '03, computer science senior lecturer, and Zaid Altahat, assistant professor of computer science, on this episode of Parkside Today. Tim and Zaid share how students and faculty work with clients to develop mobile apps in the award-winning UW-Parkside App Factory. Hint: the answer isn't always an app...

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The College of Business, Economics, and Computing and the Office of Alumni Relations invite you to celebrate the 40th anniversary of computing at UW-Parkside on Saturday, April 4 with a special event for alumni, faculty, and current students.

Whether you studied computing in the 1970s or the 2010s, you must have a story to share.

Submit your story, and check out the stories shared by your fellow Rangers.

Schedule and event registration coming soon!


The sixth annual Girls Empowered by Math and Science (GEMS) Conference, hosted by UW-Parkside on Jan. 17, provided more than 400 Racine Unified School District middle school girls with an opportunity to have fun while learning about the possibilities offered in the math and science fields and being encouraged by successful women.

Thanks to the community partners, volunteers (including some alumni!), and faculty/staff who make opportunities like GEMS possible.

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UW-Parkside Library Community Read: Joyland by Stephen King

Feb 10-29  |  UW-Parkside Library & Community Locations

Pick up a free copy of the Community Read book, and join UW-Parkside and our community partners for a wide variety of events including book discussions, beer tastings, trivia nights, and films.

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Eliana Firmani-Alcocer '18, Percussion

Feb 14  |  12 pm |  Bedford Concert Hall

This first Noon Concert of the semester features percussionist Eliana Firmani Alcocer '18. During her time in UW-Parkside's music program, Eliana studied with Professor Dave Bayles and performed regularly with the wind ensemble, orchestra, jazz band, jazz combo, percussion ensemble, and choirs.

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3 Sisters
A FreshINK free staged reading

Feb 21  |  7 pm  |  Studio A
Feb 22  |  2 pm  |  Kenosha Creative Space
Feb 22  |  7 pm  |  Studio A

Russian realism turns neo in this new adaptation of Anton Chekov's Three Sisters written by Anne Walaszek '12 and developed by Parkside Playwriting Workshop participants over the last several months. Ten students tackle a classic play—interweaving their experience, memories, and perspective into the lives of three sisters as they question the meaning of life.

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Spring 2020 Internship & Career Fair

Feb 26  |  10 am-2 pm |  Student Center Ballroom

Over 60 regional and national employers will be on campus to engage with juniors, seniors and alumni from ALL MAJORS at UW-Parkside to discuss internships and full-time career opportunities.

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Know a new or transfer student who should be a Ranger? Refer them through our Ranger Recruiter program, and the UW-Parkside Foundation will cover their $50 admissions application fee. There's still time to help build the next class of Rangers - make your referral today!


Tom Krimmel '72
Associate Chancellor for University Development & Alumni Relations


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