Northwest Wisconsin; Kicks Off Annual Operating Campaign Goal set to raise $187,500 this allows Junior Achievement to reach 7,500 students
Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, Inc., Northwest Wisconsin recently kicked off its annual Operating Campaign raising funds to offer JA programming to area youth for the 2019-2020 school year. Last year more than 18,400 2nd-12th grade students throughout northwestern Wisconsin received Junior Achievement programming because of the generosity of area businesses and individuals throughout the area’s 20-county area.
Junior Achievement's purpose is to empower young people to take ownership of their personal economic success. JA business volunteers work with area educators presenting financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship skills to students attending public, private and parochial schools. Key information is presented to area students to help them understand how to manage money and how to act on their entrepreneurial spirit which results in innovation and job creation. Junior Achievement programs are available to students per the request of teachers. Volunteers are recruited to share their "real life" job experiences with the students and bring relevance to what students are learning in school.
"Junior Achievement continues its efforts to reach additional schools and kids in our communities,” said Rolly Enderes, Junior Achievement Campaign Chair and board member. “I personally see the impact that JA programming is having on our kids. From the financial literacy lessons offered and how JA programs help area students with career planning, work readiness and entrepreneurship skills, This is why this year’s campaign is even more important than ever so we can continue to support our existing programs and to expand JA programming to the schools and communities that are asking to be included." Susan Peterson, Junior Achievement Director stated, "This year's goal of $187,500 will provide vital economic lessons to nearly 19,000 students preparing them for success in the global economy. We cannot begin to fulfill our mission without the generosity of area businesses and individuals who are willing to invest in our area youth."
To donate or volunteer as a classroom presenter or for more information, call 715.835.5566 or visit wisconsin.ja.org.
Inaugural freaQweek celebration set for Oct. 7-12
A familiar and signature UW-Eau Claire event has a new name and an expanded mission. Anchored in a film festival, freaQweek is a weeklong program that celebrates queer resistance, advocacy, activism and education.
'Thursdays at the U' to feature Higher Vision vocal ensemble
The local quartet will perform "Songs for the Soul" from noon-1 p.m. Sept. 26 on UW-Eau Claire – Barron County's Rice Lake campus. Full story.
Latinx Heritage Month, Latin American Studies Week underway
Be sure to join festivities and events at UW-Eau Claire, all geared toward honoring the history, culture and outstanding contributions of Latinx people in our local, national and global societies. Full story.
HSHS Sacred Heart Foundation to host annual Hope Gala October 12
EAU CLAIRE – HSHS Sacred Heart Foundation will hold its annual Hope Gala fundraising event October 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Florian Gardens, 2340 Lorch Ave.
Pull out your poodle skirt, brush up on your Jitterbug and grab a hula hoop because the 2019 Hope Gala is going back in time! Enjoy a night of 1950s nostalgia with games, live music, a gourmet menu, big-ticket auction items and more. The event will be rockin’ until midnight.
Tickets to the Hope Gala are $125 per person, $450 for a reserved table for 4 and $800 for a reserved table for 8.
Funds raised at this year’s event will benefit mobile mammography, providing better access to early breast cancer detection in rural communities.
To purchase tickets, call 715-717-4925 or online at www.sacredhearteauclaire.org/Giving/HopeGala.
Pregnancy and infant loss remembrance walk set for October 15 at Irvine Park
CHIPPEWA FALLS – Share of Western Wisconsin, a pregnancy and infant loss group coordinated by HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals, is hosting a walk to honor babies who have died during pregnancy or shortly after birth. October is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.
On October 15 at 5:30 p.m., families who have suffered a loss – either recently or at any time – are encouraged to gather at the Main Pavilion in Irvine Park near the duck pond. The walk will then proceed to the bridge for a brief memorial service. The walk will then loop through the park back to the duck pond (less than one mile). All family members and friends offering support are welcome.
The event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information, call HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital’s Women and Infant Center at 715-717-7421.
HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital honors extraordinary nurse
EAU CLAIRE – At a ceremony held earlier this morning at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital, a registered nurse was honored for the extraordinary, compassionate care she provides daily in her role. Sarah Hendrickson, a registered nurse in the hospital’s Women and Infants Center, received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses ®.
Hendrickson, who has served at the hospital for eight years, was nominated by her patient. “Sarah was kind, compassionate and caring. She advocated for me when I was in too much pain during labor to advocate for myself. She supported me, encouraged me, and she held me when I quite literally couldn't hold myself up anymore. The Women and Infants department is tremendously blessed to have Sarah on their team, and so is every mother who is lucky enough to be a patient of hers.”
Nominees were also recognized at the ceremony. “Nurses are extraordinary every day,” said Jennifer Drayton, chief nursing officer at HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals. “The DAISY award was created to honor and recognize nurses who provide extraordinary care with kindness and compassion to patients every day.”
To nominate a registered nurse at Sacred Heart Hospital for a future DAISY Award, visit www.SacredHeartEauClaire.org/DaisyAward.
A new program, First Jobs 101, is designed to help young people seeking employment
This October, The YMCA of the Chippewa Valley is offering a new workshop for young people that is designed to help them secure employment. First Jobs 101 is a single-day class that will teach those who attend the value of putting themselves out there and how to do so in an effective way.
Class participants will learn a number of things, from where to look for opportunities, to how to fill out an application or craft a resume, to how to set an appropriate pay rate, to interview tips for landing the job, and so much more. “This new class is geared toward young people with all sorts of employment goals,” said Jen Zwicky, Youth Development Director. “Whether someone is looking for a job at a restaurant or store, or looking to start their own dog-walking or babysitting business, we want them to have the resources they need to be confident and successful.”
One of the pillars of the YMCA is youth development, and the YMCA has been taking strides nationally to address the various needs of youth and teens. Just two years ago, the Eau Claire YMCA began running a Teen Job Fair every spring, intended to assist teens in feeling prepared and finding gainful employment for the summer and beyond.
First Jobs 101 will take place on Saturday, October 12 from 3:00-5:00 PM in the Youth Development Center at the Eau Claire YMCA (700 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire, WI). The cost is $30 for Y members and $45 for the community. The Eau Claire YMCA plans to offer this program again in the spring. For more information, please visit the Eau Claire YMCA’s website at www.eauclaireymca.org or contact Jen Zwicky at email@example.com.
Chippewa Valley Latino Leaders on “The West Side” September 30
Two western Wisconsin individuals named among the state’s most influential Latino voices will join “The West Side” at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 30 on the Ideas Network Stations of Wisconsin Public Radio 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls.
Host Dean Kallenbach will welcome Catherine Emmanuelle and Gerardo Licón of Eau Claire, both of whom were recently named by the online news site Madison 365 as two of the people on their list of 34 Most Powerful Latinos in Wisconsin. Emmanuelle works for the University of Wisconsin-Madison as the Area Extension Director for Chippewa, Eau Claire and Dunn Counties, is a member of Extension’s Latino Task Force, and serves as vice-president of the Eau Claire City Council. Licón is a historian who serves as an assistant professor of Latin American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, a former president of the local advocacy non-profit El Centro de Conexión de Chippewa Valley.
“The West Side” is a call-in program focused on issues specific to western Wisconsin. The show airs at 10 a.m. on Mondays on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls, with a live stream at www.wrfw887.com. Listeners may call in with questions and comments during the program at 1-800-228-5615. Archives are available at www.wpr.org.
The RMM 2019 Tech Fair, hosted by RMM Solutions, will feature a mobile cyber warfare range providing a rare and unique opportunity for attendees to obtain hands-on cybersecurity training. Registration is now open for the RMM 2019 Tech Fair taking place on Thursday, October 3 at the Milwaukee Marriott West.
Milwaukee, Wis. (September 23, 2019) – RMM Solutions, a leader in business-enabling technology solutions and host of the RMM 2019 Tech Fair, will feature a mobile cyber warfare range providing a rare and unique opportunity to obtain hands-on cybersecurity training and apply real-time actionable threat intelligence. Cybersecurity expert strategists, Keith Rayle and Brett Scott, will give the opening and lunch keynote presentations focused on the role of artificial intelligence in data protection, data center modernization, and more. Indisputably the state’s largest conference dedicated to strengthening the responsible security movement, registration is now open for the RMM 2019 Tech Fair taking place on Thursday, October 3 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Milwaukee Marriott West. Pre-registration for the event is required.
“Businesses in the state of Wisconsin have not been immune to the challenges faced with cybersecurity threats, clearly defining a comprehensive security strategy, and providing I.T. professionals that have a limited security background with more training opportunities,” said Rimon Moses, CEO of RMM Solutions. “We are excited to bring the mobile cyber warfare range to the RMM 2019 Tech Fair because it allows security and I.T. professionals of all skill levels to see first-hand how to detect vulnerabilities, gather data, perform forensic analysis, and apply real-time intelligence.”
The RMM 2019 Tech Fair is ideal for individuals and teams that use technology to drive business growth. Participants will learn about the latest types of cybersecurity threats and attacks, as well as tactics for preventing data breaches.
Other event highlights include:
- Opportunities to expand cybersecurity knowledge in a real-world setting
- Over 30 educational sessions led by cybersecurity, I.T., technology, and data experts
- Hands-on demonstrations, technology interactions, and valuable takeaways that can be immediately applied to everyday protocol
- Introduction to the newest technology innovations
- System comparisons, tabletop drills, and incident response plan preparation
- Networking opportunities with fellow professionals and key industry partners
- Access to expert consultants and free cyber threat vulnerability analysis
As more and more organizations face cybersecurity threats, staff shortages, and disparate I.T. functionality, the RMM 2019 Technology Fair offers a critical opportunity to gain knowledge, network with fellow professionals, test concepts, and connect with industry experts.
For more information about the RMM 2019 Technology Fair, call RMM Solutions at 414-908-2214, or visit www.rmmsolutions.com. MEDIA CONTACT: Andrea Meyers | firstname.lastname@example.org | (414) 530-0704