UW-Parkside Goes First in Moon Shot for Equity
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Carthage College, Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) and UWM have joined a national initiative led by education firm EAB aimed at ending equity gaps in higher education by 2030.

These institutions comprise the first regional consortium of higher education institutions to sign on to the “Moon Shot for Equity.” Parkside, Carthage, MATC, and UWM will work together and with EAB to help more underrepresented students of color and other historically underserved populations graduate from college. 

“UW-Parkside’s commitment to close persistent equity gaps is unwavering, and while we have made progress over the past decade, we have more work to do,” said UW-Parkside Chancellor Debbie Ford. “Joining with our Milwaukee region higher education colleagues, EAB, national experts and philanthropies for the Moon Shot for Equity positions us to provide more students, especially students of color, a pathway to a university education. As a first-generation college graduate, I know the impact of higher education and now it is time to pay this forward for the next generation.”
COMM Week: Monique Herena '93
2020-2021 Distinguished Alumni Monique Herena '93 will provide the keynote for UW-Parkside's annual COMM Week: Braving a New World. Monique is a UW-Parkside Communication graduate and is Chief Colleague Experience Officer at American Express.

COMM Week Keynote
Nov 19 | 2 pm

All alumni are invited. To receive the link to join this virtual presentation, please contact Theresa Castor.
Monique Herena
Alumni are also invited to join us for these COMM Week activities.
Online Student Showcase & Alumni Mingle

Nov 17 | 3-5:30 pm

Meet virtually with Communication students, view their work, and share your experience as communication professional. Your expertise and insights are vital for our new graduates!

Political Communication Lecture:
Gender in the Political Arena – How Far Have Women Come? 

Nov 17 | 6 pm

Dr. Linda Crafton will provide an historical overview from the time women earned the right to vote to the current presidential election. To receive the link to join this virtual presentation, please contact Theresa Castor.

Alumni Spotlight: Jeffrey Medin '85
From his days as an undergraduate to his current role as Inaugural MACC Fund Endowed Chair of Pediatrics and Biochemistry at the Medical College of Wisconsin, UW-Parkside has been an important part of the story for Jeff Medin '85.

Jeff shares his path to Parkside and favorite memories on campus and on the "rag tag" soccer team - his words! Read how he stays connected to Parkside and why he chooses to give back to benefit today's students.
It's not too late... to submit an update
The fall/winter issue of PARKSIDE: The Magazine will be ready soon, but you still have time to submit an update for the Alumni News section. Whether you have a professional update or a personal milestone to share, let Parkside know so we can tell the rest of the alumni community about it.

Grads of the 1970s and 80s: we especially want to hear from you! Don’t let more recent alumni have all the fun – share your update and represent in the magazine.
Upcoming Events
Drive-Through Food Drive

Nov 7 | 10 am-2 pm

Join the UW-Parkside community in supporting Kenosha's Shalom Center Food Pantry by donating nonperishable food items at the drive-through food drive. Thanks for your contributions to greater food security in the midst of the pandemic.
Native American Heritage Month
UW-Parkside's Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA) presents virtual events including Al RestingHawk: The Teaching of the 7 Fires, and The REDress Project.

UW-Parkside Theatre: Pretty

Nov 6 | 7 pm
A FreshINK staged reading on Zoom 

A new play that dips into what it means to be pretty on the outside, but also on the inside.

UW-Parkside Theatre: Stupid F##king Bird

Nov 20-22
Live streamed from the Black Box Theatre

An irreverent, contemporary, and very funny remix of Chekhov’s The Seagull

2010 & 2015 Graduates: Watch your inbox for your invitation to complete the National Alumni Career Mobility Survey. Your participation will help us better understand the professional pathways of our graduates and prepare future alumni for continued and improved career success. The survey will run mid November-December. More information coming soon!