Good morning colleagues:
Here is this week's update from Academic Affairs:
I will be attending a conference this week but will have regular access to my email.
Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership (WWHEL)
WWHEL gathering on PATHWAYS TO ACADEMIC AND SCHOLARLY LEADERSHIP. Venue: Library 4th floor at 3:00 p.m. It will be a panel discussion with the a number of UWM women distinguished professors [Carolyn Aita (Chemistry and Biochemistry), Margaret Atherton (Philosophy), Nadya Fouad (Educational Psychology), Jane Gallop (English), Merry Wiesner-Hanks (History)]. The focus will be on graduate students and post-docs who are interested in pathways to the professoriate; faculty who are building their careers towards nationally and internationally recognized scholarly leadership; staff and administrators who support the professional development of our faculty and students.
Board of Regents
The Board meets in Madison; agenda items include a presentation and discussion on "Moving Forward to Achieve Quality, Access, and Success," an update on 2013-15 biennial budget and new flexibilities, and a Human Resource System update.
Arab and American: Literature, Media, Gender, and Cultural Politics lecture series
Mary Layoun, UW-Madison, will discuss "The Transnational and the Comparative: Globes, Worlds, and Where We Stand" from 2:00-3:30 p.m., in Curtin Hall 368. This cross-departmental lecture series aims to present important, contemporary scholarship at the intersection of Arab and American studies. It is intended to situate Arab and American literature and culture within a global context as well as engage with significant and contextual questions about gender, representation, and politics. The series is supported and co-organized by the Vilas Trust, English Department/Creative Writing, Women’s Studies, the Cultures and Communities Program, the Center for 21st Century Studies, Department of History/Comparative Ethnic Studies, Comparative Literature, Department of Geography, at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Year of the Arts: Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
This evening at 7:30 p.m. at the Marcus Center: performance by the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. It is part of the Year of the Arts (UWM Music Department, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra have collaborated to bring Beyond the Score to Milwaukee). Tickets are free for UWM employees and students and can be picked up at the Peck School Box Office in Zelazo, M-F, 12:00-4:00 p.m., or by calling the MSO at 414-291-7605 and mentioning the code BTS.
Matinee performance of "Blood Wedding"
And Ellen Schupper also reminded me that the Peck School Theatre Department invites the entire campus to a free matinee performance of "Blood Wedding" on Thursday morning at 10:00 a.m. on the main stage. Please contact Ellen (email@example.com) for more details.
Interdisciplinary Initiative Forum
The Interdisciplinary Initiative Forum, a student organization meeting regularly this semester to discuss world affairs to promote the exchange of thoughts and ideas across all academic disciplines, will hold a discussion on "Agricultural Growth as a Factor of Poverty Alleviation in sub-Saharan Africa: Prospective from an Emerging Zimbabwean Farmer" in Union 240, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
TRIO and Pre-College
On Saturday the TRIO and Pre-College 2nd Annual Parent Conference will be held from 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Student Union ballroom. Featured topics include a college student panel, Internet risks and safety, and youth empowerment and hip-hop. Call 229-2845 for more information.
Golda Meir Library Scholarship Award
The Graduate School has posted the application form link on the Grad School website. Michael Liston asks that you please bring this to the attention of the doctoral students. The link:
Digital Future Campus Summit
March 13, 10:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in the Wisconsin Room of the Student Union
Join campus colleagues for an update on the Digital Future initiative, featuring posters and a panel session of Digital Future grant recipients, updates on the Emerging Educational Initiatives group and the Flex Option redesign process, and a 'What's Next' panel.
Register at www.mydevelopment.uwm.edu/longview.cfm?eventid=48420 .
Merrill Hall Closing for First Phase of Renovation
Bids have been received by the State of Wisconsin for the $8M project that will replace the majority of the air handling systems and add air conditioning to four former Downer buildings. The work will be done in three phases and require vacating Merrill, Holton, Johnston, and Greene Halls at different times. Contractors will release the final construction schedules in early March. The first phase will require the closing of Merrill Hall so work can begin by an estimated date of June 17. Merrill is expected to remain closed for the summer and fall semesters of 2013. The campus is working with effected departments on temporary relocation plans for Merrill offices, classrooms, and instructional labs by early June. Additional relocation details and official construction dates for all four buildings will be announced once the official schedules are received from the State’s contractors in March.
The Best Place to Work (BP2W) initiative went “live” with two opportunities that all employees can get involved in. One is the BP2W Champions awards, part of the rewards and recognition effort. Co-workers can nominate fellow employees for the award by clicking on the button on the homepage of www.bp2w.uwm.edu . Up to two champions will be chosen each month. See the website for more details on other guidelines and information on how to nominate someone. BP2W is also launching the Submit a BP2W Quick Win feature on the website. You are all encouraged to suggest possible BP2W quick wins through the website. See the website for details and examples.
UWM Authors Recognition Ceremony
UWM Libraries and the Graduate School invite you to the UWM Authors Recognition Ceremony on Wednesday, March 13 at 3:00 p.m. in the fourth floor Conference Center of the Golda Meir Library, honoring faculty and staff who have published books (and other forms of scholarly activities such as recordings) since September 2011. Refreshments will be served. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 229-4345, or visit http://www4.uwm.edu/libraries/News/uwmauthors_call2013.cfm.
Ellen Amster, History, was elected to the national board of directors for the American Institute of Maghrib Studies, the national North Africa association.
Laura Pedrick, Academic Affairs, was selected to be part of the EDUCAUSE/Next Generation Learning Challenge Breakthrough Models Academy.
Congratulations to our outstanding student-athletes!
-Both the men's and women's cross country teams from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee have been named 2012 Division I Cross Country All-Academic Teams by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, the USTFCCCA announced this week. The UWM women's team was one of the tops in the nation with a 3.486 cumulative grade point average. Milwaukee's men's team was also one of the tops in the nation with a cumulative GPA of 3.021.
-To the UWM's women's swimming & diving team, who won their second-straight Horizon League Championship Saturday at the Flames Natatorium. See: http://www.uwmpanthers.com/sports/w-swim/recaps/030213aaa.html.
To our Integrated Marketing & Communications department on its recent placement in the Education Advertising Awards presented by Higher Education Marketing.
"New Media", Silver award, UWM Pandora Branded Station, Designer Gina Johnson.
"Newspaper Advertising Series", Silver award, Lubar School of Business Ads, Designer Beth Veglahn.
"Total Recruitment Package", Merit award, Integrated Marketing Team.
"Poster", Merit award, Science Bag Poster, Designer Nan Fitzpatrick, Photographer Alan Magayne-Roshak.
"Campaigns", Merit award, LGBT Film Festival Campaign, Designer Gina Johnson.
To Paola Felix Encarnacion, a 2011 UW-Milwaukee graduate, making a difference in MPS:
To Dev, Tony, Craig, and Cheryl for organizing the very successful Assessment Showcase on Friday! The individual poster award winners were:
1st: Angel Stoddard
2nd: Gerald Bergtrom
3rd: Sara Morgan
4th: Kate Ganski and Andrew Petto.
1st: Communication and Jewish Studies (Share)
2nd: Bio Sciences
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee