Nationally renown photographer, Wing Young Huie, recently had his work on display here U.W. Parkside. The show, Documentary Photography and Community, was shown at the Fine Arts Gallery in the Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for the Arts and Humanities. Including works from multiple projects, the show chronicled Huie’s photography of communities and urban neighborhood throughout the United States. According to Huie in his statement, “I continue to focus on submerged communities that exist on the periphery of cultural radar. I want to reveal not only what is hidden, but also what is plainly visible and seldom noticed.”
This last Wednesday, the Psychology Club hosted a question and answer session for students who sought information about graduate school. The members of panel answering the questions were Dr. Kara Recker, Dr. Daun Kihslinger, and Dr. Moses Langley. Though this meeting was for any student looking for help with graduate studies, most of the questions asked were specific with psychology. These questions varied from how to figure out what master’s and doctorate’s programs to enter, all the way to tips for achieving a high score on the GRE (Graduate Record Examinations).
Science Night has returned. Last Wednesday night was the first Science Night of the fall semester and according to the director, Daphne Pham, it was a success. Attendance was about the same has last year’s average, but Pham noted there was more high school students in the crowd for this one.
The keynote speaker was Dr. Gary Wood. Dr. Wood is professor and chair member for the Chemistry Department here at UW-Parkside. He received his Ph.D. in Bio-Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and also has received the Stella Gray Teaching Excellence award in 2006.
This last weekend, UW-Parkside Theatre Arts held its first FreshINK production of the semester. In their FreshINK presentations, the actors just read the roles of their characters from the script. There are no props, stage directions, or actions. The point of this is so the audience can focus on the words of the script instead of being consumed by the commotion on the stage. The play that was performed was Superior Donuts, written by Tracy Letts and directed by Michael Clickner.
As students attended their first week of classes and listened to multiple syllabi, a reoccurring new guideline was addressed. Beginning November 1st, the new conceal and carry laws regarding weapons will take effect. This will enable people who meet the credentials and have the proper paperwork to carry a concealed weapon in public. However, they cannot bring their firearms into police stations, prisons, jails, courthouses, and schools. Not included in the list are higher education institutions, such as UW-Parkside.