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December 17, 2015
by: Tad Phippen Wente, College Readiness Coordinator

Juniors learn about advantages of Two-Year Colleges from UW-Sheboygan Rep

IDEAS Academy juniors learned about attending UW-Sheboygan Tuesday, Dec. 15, when Admissions Recruiter Milissa Kloida came to speak. She focused on the “big decisions” young people need to make about living, finances, and career.

The recruiter for all the 2-year UW Schools, Kloida described advantages of starting college at a 2-year campus. She pointed out how students could either stay close to home or move elsewhere, and displayed a state map of school locations. She showed how these schools compare with private and 4-year universities in cost, class sizes, and opportunities.

“About $5,000 a year at UW-Sheboygan pays for tuition and all books and fees,” Kloida said during her powerpoint presentation. A tuition table listed what students could expect to pay at various public and private schools. Other advantages include small class sizes, easy transfer of credits to other UW and partner schools, and coming away from a 2-year college with an Associate Degree.

Students asked many questions throughout the presentation and were awarded with cool red sunglasses. One of the answers informed them that there are no guidelines for GPA or ACT scores to enroll at UW-Sheboygan.

“If you have a low GPA or a low ACT score, you may have to take some low-level classes before you can start college-level classes,” Kloida said, “so it might take a little longer before you can actually start your degree.” She explained that a goal of the University is to provide opportunities for everyone in the community to seek a college education.

Kloida stressed the financial advantage of attending a 2-year college and finishing “gen eds”, or general education credits, before declaring a major and moving on to a 4-year college and higher tuition.

“If you want to end up with a degree from a UW school, we want you to start at a UW school,” Kloida said.

After the presentation Kloida mentioned that UW-Sheboygan offers numerous scholarships, but some years no one applies for them.

Students came away with new information to use as they plan their futures.

“I knew a lot about UW-Sheboygan already because it’s a school I plan to attend,” junior Rayne O’Muineachan said. “ It was nice to hear about it again to confirm what I knew and to know I can transfer my credits to UWM if I choose to pursue dance.”

“I never really considered a 2-year [college], but now I think it’s pretty cool to have 2 years to decide what I really want to do after high school,” junior Paxton Allison said.

Senior Karyn Attipoe, who is currently working on her college applications, said she was glad she attended the presentation. “I learned what tuition is, what their financial aid is, and that there’s guaranteed acceptance to other UW Schools,” she said.


Enrollment applications for UW-Sheboygan open September 15, 2016.


November 30, 2015
by: Janelle Bane

Giving Tuesday: Fantastic Ways to Show Your Love for Étude

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Tomorrow, December 1st, is a day that has become widely known as *Giving Tuesday*[http://www.givingtuesday.org/about/], a term coined by the 92nd Street Y in New York City in 2012. Falling in line after Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is a day dedicated to giving to charities and causes you care about. Now, you can include The Étude Group of Schools in your #GivingTuesday plans through the Étude Sessions.

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November 10, 2015
by: Janelle Bane

Avett Brothers Rock Downtown Sheboygan

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The Avett Brothers November 8th, 2015 played to a sold-out, high-energy crowd at the Stefanie H. Weill Center in Downtown Sheboygan. This concert marked the second performance of Season Three of The Étude Sessions and the first held at the venue.

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November 6, 2015
by: Janelle Bane

Thank You to The Étude Sessions Season Three Sponsors

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*We'd like to introduce you to our Season Three sponsors!*

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October 28, 2015
by: Janelle Bane

An Evening with PHOX and the Beginning of a Great Season of Music

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Friday, October 16th, 2016 was a special night. We welcomed PHOX, one of indie’s most exciting new bands, to Paradigm Coffee and Music to kick off another season of The Étude Sessions. As a special treat, Étude Sessions alumna and folk songstress from Minneapolis Brianna Lane set the stage for a night of unforgettable music.

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October 21, 2015
by: Sarah Williams, Étude Studios Journalism Intern

PHOX Talk: Band Communication, Confidence and Creativity

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Communication and collaboration are key to the success of indie band PHOX, according to Matt Holmen and Monica Martin. Phox played the first show of the 2015-2016 Étude Sessions on October 16. The band has been working hard for the last two years, finishing their first self-titled album and heading out on tour.

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October 14, 2015
by: Janelle Bane and Addie Degenhardt

Étude Sessions Welcomes PHOX with Brianna Lane to Paradigm

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Étude Sessions welcomes PHOX with Brianna Lane to kick off our third season at Paradigm Coffee and Music, October 16th, 2015.

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October 3, 2015
by: Janelle Bane

BMO Harris Signs on as Season Three Sponsor

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BMO Harris has come on board as a sponsor of the Étude Sessions. Sponsorships help offset the costs of shows so concert revenues go directly to fund programming such as artists-in-residence and college readiness at our schools. Thank you, BMO Harris!

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October 2, 2015
by: Janelle Bane

The Étude Sessions Announce Returning Sponsor Huber Creative

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We are very pleased to announce Huber Creative as a Season Three Sponsor. Last year, with their support we welcomed Mike Mangione & the Union[http://mikemangione.com] to play an incredible night of music at Paradigm.

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October 1, 2015
by: Janelle Bane

Two Fish Gallery Returns as Étude Sessions Sponsor

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We are counting down the days until PHOX kicks off the 2015-16 season of the Étude Sessions at Paradigm Coffee and Music on October 16th. As we begin our third year, we've reached out to our community of supporters (you!) for Sponsorships to help us build this exciting series. We are so thankful for those of you who have answered the call and become sponsors, we want to shout it from the rooftops!

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