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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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August 30, 2015
by: Ted Hamm

Season Pass Update

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Thank you to those who have already purchased Season Passes for Season 3 of the Étude Sessions. We know others are looking to purchase in the next week. We want to make sure that as you plan out your session attendance this season, you know that Season Passes are limited. Once the Phox show sells out (and it will sell out), we will stop selling Season Passes. Phox tickets as well as tickets for Hayward Williams and The Dave Stoler Quartet, go on sale on Friday, September 4th at 11:00 a.m.

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August 28, 2015
by: Ted Hamm

THE ÉTUDE SESSIONS ANNOUNCES SEASON THREE CONCERT SERIES AT PARADIGM COFFEE AND MUSIC

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SHEBOYGAN, Wis. - The Étude Sessions with Paradigm Coffee and Music has announced season three of the concert series supporting The Étude Group schools: ESAA Elementary School for the Arts and Academics, The Mosaic School, and IDEAS Academy. Season three features Friday night performances and a season pass opportunity that includes all five performances.

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July 30, 2015

Start Season 3 With Us

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We are looking forward to an unbelievable Season 3 of bringing Good Music + Good Cause together through The Étude Sessions!

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April 24, 2015
by: N. Lynn Goldstein, Étude Studios Publication Design Intern

The Sugar Stems will sweeten Étude Sessions May 2

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Teacher by day and, by night, a band of pop and rock mixture… The Sugar Stems. Our very own Drew Fredrichsen, music department at IDEAS Academy and The Mosaic School, actually teaches what he preaches. Drew holds classes for both IDEAS and Mosaic students, teaching the music he loves. He has been opening the ears and hearts of his students to the realm of music and helping them break out of their shells.

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March 31, 2015
by: Zoe Farrell & Autumn Willard, Étude Studios Publications Interns

EOS and Amity sponsor upcoming Étude Sessions featuring Rogue Valley

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EOS and Amity Skateboards are sponsoring the next Étude Sessions concert, featuring Minnesota band Rogue Valley, at Paradigm Coffee and Music April 8 at 8 p.m.

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March 23, 2015
by: N. Lynn Goldstein, Étude Studios Publication Design Intern

Mike Mangione + the Union Concert Review

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On February 28, 2015, a band of indie and folk music, Mike Mangione and The Union[/etude-sessions/2014-2015-season/the-etude-sessions-presents-mike-mangione/] became one with Sheboygan, Wisconsin, as they performed at Étude Sessions[/etude-sessions/]. Mike Mangione and The Union gave a sensational performance that awed all.

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February 18, 2015
by: Ted Hamm

Expanding Horizons through the Étude Sessions

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The Étude Sessions represents a combination of a love for music along and a desire to ensure that programs that enrich student learning are avail able to all. Often we see those opportunities that can truly enrich a child's education available to those who can afford to pay. Additionally, we often see our more affluent schools being able to afford these enriching opportunities. When we started our schools in 2007, our founders made a commitment to ensuring our schools and all of its programming was available to all students, regardless of socio economic background.

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February 18, 2015
by: Ted Hamm

The Belle Weather to open for Mike Mangione & the Union

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We are excited to announce that Sheboygan's own The Belle Weather will be opening for the next Étude Sessions featuring Mike Mangione & the Union. The Belle Weather was formed in 2011 and released their first album in 2013 at the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee. The band is about to release their second album titled "Suitcase" on April 26th at Paradigm Coffee + Music. The Belle Weather describes themselves by saying:

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February 16, 2015
by: Ted Hamm

Mike Mangione & the Union Tiny Desk Submission

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This year NPR featured a competition for bands to win a spot on their Tiny Desk concerts. Tiny Desk Concerts are intimate video performances, recorded live at the desk of All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen. These concerts have recently featured Cat Stevens and Lucinda Williams.

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January 26, 2015
by: Ted Hamm

Musician Entrepreneur: Brianna Lane

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Part of the purpose of our blog is to help introduce you to the performers coming through the Étude Sessions. I have commented in the past what extraordinary people our performers are, however, it's not every day that we are able to feature an article about an Étude Sessions performer from a business magazine, but then again, not every musician is Brianna Lane. ETG0023 Brianna Lane Tickets WEB 2

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January 24, 2015
by: Ted Hamm

Two Fish Gallery Sponsors Brianna Lane & the Navigator's Club

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twofish logo jpg copy We are pleased to announce that Two Fish Gallery in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin is sponsoring the next Étude Sessions featuring Brianna Lane and the Navigator's Club[/etude-sessions/2014-2015-season/the-etude-sessions-presents-brianna-lane-and-the-navigators-club/]. The sponsorship means quite a bit to our schools. Through Two Fish Gallery's sponsorship, we are able to cover the costs for the bands, which increases the money going to our students. Ultimately, it puts more students on college visits, more scholarships for our international service trips, more scholarships for summer programs, more residency programs, and more field experiences for our students.

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January 23, 2015
by: The Étude Group

New! Subscribe to get Étude Sessions posts by Email

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The Étude Sessions blog is home to the stories behind Good Music + Good Cause. It is the best place to find information about upcoming shows and learn how the money raised through the shows is supporting students in all three of The Étude Group schools: ESAA, Mosaic, and IDEAS.

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