This Month in OMSA
32 nd Annual Taking Care of Business Virtual Celebration – 
Going live this week!
The Taking Care of Business (TCB) program celebrates academic success, student leadership and graduation of UW-Parkside multicultural students.

Join us for the virtual celebration! Watch your email and our social media for updates.

Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA), Student Support Services (SSS, TRiO) and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
We Are Still Here.
Ready to Listen and Actively Advocating for Change.
As many of you are taking a break this summer, do not forget OMSA continues to be a support system for you.

In addition to the stressors that COVID-19 present, many are overwhelmed by the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and others as well as the influx of opinions surfacing on social media.

Please reach out to any of the staff members if you need a safe space to share your thoughts and feelings or want advice on how to create change during these challenging times.
Meet the OMSA Staff!
The OMSA staff is committed to the mission of Connecting, Empowering, and Developing students for Success.

This month we are highlighting our newest staff members Colette Bell and Amanda Markwardt. They work directly with student staff, student leaders on campus, and departmental programs/initiatives. Please reach out to them for advice, support or just to talk.
Amanda Markwardt
Coordinator for Retention Programs

Contact Amanda about...
  • Always Reaching Upward (ARU) Mentor Program
  • HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution) Initiatives
Colette Bell
Coordinator for Retention Programs
Office: 262-595-2643

Contact Colette about...
  • MOSAIC Educators
  • Multicultural Professional Day
Watch the 'Racism in the Time of the Coronavirus' Webinar
During Asian Heritage Month in April, the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs in collaboration with the Parkside Asian Organization hosted a Webinar titled, Racism in the Time of the Coronavirus . The recording is now available!
Emergency Fund continues to be available - Apply today!
UW-Parkside has received emergency funding from the Federal CARES Act and from the generous donation of the UW-Parkside Foundation's Future Focus Fund to assist you with pandemic-related needs. If you have been financially impacted as a result of COVID-19, you can apply for these funds through a simple application. Click here to apply.
Stay connected with OMSA!
Email us: omsa@uwp.edu  
Visit our website: https://www.uwp.edu/omsa
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