Read It Online: PARKSIDE: The Magazine
The Spring/Summer issue of PARKSIDE: The Magazine is now available online.

See how UW-Parkside inspires innovation for students and alumni, from Daryl Sauer '84 to Mariana Nelson '20. Learn about the impact of the Future Focus Fund and what's ahead for this vital student support. Remember emeritus faculty members Morris Firebaugh and Rollin Jansky with us. And as always, read updates from campus and alumni.

If you would like a print copy mailed to you, please request your copy. Alumni who requested a print copy previously will continue to receive it.

Only 41 Alumni Donors to Go!

In a year filled with challenges and changes, University of Wisconsin-Parkside students confidently displayed their resilience, perseverance, and flexibility. You helped make their successes possible through your time, your mentorship, and your financial support. On May 15, we welcomed 519 UW-Parkside students to the alumni family – the largest graduating class in university history!

Rangers, will you continue to be part of UW-Parkside students’ success stories? Let’s reach 500 alumni donors – only 41 new or renewed alumni gifts before June 30th! Support a department, a program, or a scholarship that impacted your time as a student. A gift of any size makes a difference.
If you’ve already made a gift this year – thank you! Help us spread the word to your classmates about how they can support today's students.  
A full renovation is underway in De Simone Gymnasium, the competition home of Parkside Athletics and the home of UW-Parkside's biggest event, our Commencement ceremonies. Help us complete this transformational project in style and leave your name in De Simone Gym with the Nexus Name a Seat Campaign.

Now through July 31, alumni and other supporters can donate $500 to name a new chairback seat in De Simone Gymnasium ($750 to name two seats). Nexus Pharmaceuticals will match every seat donation during the campaign, up to $25,000, in support of the De Simone Gymnasium Enhancement. 
Upcoming Events
Smart Cities Conversations
A livestream event hosted by UW-Parkside
June 7 | 10 am Central

Featuring:
Joseph Mariani - Research Manager, Deloitte Consulting
Lisa Brown - Senior National Director, Municipal Infrastructure & Smart Cities, North America, Johnson Controls
Cory Mason - Mayor, City of Racine
John Antaramian '77 - Mayor, City of Kenosha

There is no charge to participate in this event.
Paddle the Root River
Summer Saturdays & Sundays | 10 am-4 pm

UW-Parkside's Root River Environmental Education Community Center (REC) opens for canoe and kayak rentals this Saturday, June 5. Get outside and get a new view on the Root River!

Rentals are on a first come, first served basis. Season passes are available.
Somers 4th of July Parade: Join us!
July 4 | 2 pm

Join Chancellor Debbie Ford (the 4th of July Parade Grand Marshall!) and friends of UW-Parkside for A Good Ol' Hometown Parade. 
 
Staging begins at noon. The parade starts at 2 pm, running approximately 1.5 miles in length.
 
RSVP by June 30 to secure your spot and your free UW-Parkside t-shirt. Friends and family welcome!
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