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Residents were invited to a free interactive sex trafficking seminar at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College on Thursday. “This was definitely a meeting for the ‘movers’ and ‘shakers’ going after this issue,” said Jena Vogtman, marketing and public relations associate at WITC.
When the final school bell rings bringing the day to an end, students are smiling ear to ear, stuffing their textbooks into their backpacks and eagerly running out the door as they are now free from school. However, the day isn’t over for every student. “I have to go to GEARS today,” said sixth grader Berkley Freund. “I have to finish my homework right after school.” A number of Superior Middle School students will stay after school on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon for the Gain Early Awareness and Readiness program.
Several University of Wisconsin-Superior employees received letters notifying them their jobs could be in jeopardy.
There was a time when textbooks were king — ideal for reading about ancient history, learning math formulas or viewing how to conduct science experiments. Now, students at Cooper Elementary School are trying a more modern approach — technology. “I love using the iPads because they help us learn,” said fifth grader Ellie Westlund. “There’s a bunch of good learning and technology apps.” The school is using iPad minis and iPad 2’s to enhance students’ education. Students and teachers can check out anywhere from one to 30 iPad’s from the school’s library.
A student at the University of Wisconsin-Superior is taking action against the city’s plan to manage emerald ash borer. Mikayla Haynes, a freshman biology major, started a public petition against the plan in early April. She wants the city to postpone cutting down ash trees, to allow maturation of urban species nesting in ash trees.
The University of Wisconsin-Superior has major plans to increase enrollment and revenue.
Residents can eat a gourmet spaghetti dinner while supporting a good cause Sunday night. Patrons are invited to Aces on 29th in Superior, to “Jackson’s Pasta Party for Organ Donation Awareness” fundraiser. Sara Beattie and her husband David say it is a fundraiser for the Duluth Kidney Walk team that will benefit the National Kidney Foundation. “We are very excited about this year’s event and hope everyone can come out and join us for a good time,” Sara Beattie said. Sara and David Beattie’s son, Jackson, 3, had a kidney transplant almost two years ago because he suffered from renal failure