Good morning colleagues:
Here is this week’s update from Academic Affairs (a number of graduation related events):
-I am very pleased to announce that Scott Emmons is the new Dean of the Peck School of the Arts. Scott, a professor of music education, joined the UWM faculty in 1992. He is a widely sought clinician in the field of technology for music educators and one of the founders of the national New Horizons Band for Senior Adults program. He holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music, Northwestern University, and Southwest State University (Minnesota). His public school experience includes band directing and teaching general music in both Wisconsin and Minnesota. He has served as a regional representative to the Music Educators National Conference and the state council of the Wisconsin Music Educators Association. Emmons has guest conducted and presented workshops throughout the United States and in Australia. Congratulations on your new role in PSOA, Scott!
-From Student Affairs: Dr. Timothy W. Gordon will be the next Dean of Students at UWM. He will commence his duties on July 1, 2013. Tim comes to UWM from Northwestern University, where he is the associate dean of student and alumni services at the School of Continuing Studies. Please join us in welcoming Tim to the UWM community; he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details on this announcement see http://www4.uwm.edu/news/announcements/?action0=announcements_detail&item_id=21435
-We have the honors commencement ceremony and from 10 p.m. I will join the Chancellor and others (including the Vice-Chancellors) in serving the students snacks, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate in the library (in support of their studies).
-I will attend part of the Academic Staff Senate meeting at 2:30 p.m.
-Student projects for Cultures and Communities core course Art 150, “Multicultural America” will be on display in a showcase in the Library Learning Commons classroom A. Many of CC's core courses feature innovative opportunities for students to complete projects through which they reflect on the combination of community engagement, academic study, and critical self-exploration that make the course unique.
-Academic Staff Panther Baseball Tailgater
5 p.m. (first pitch 6 p.m.) at Henry Aaron Field, Lincoln Park Golf Course: http://www5.uwm.edu/news/2013/05/02/academic-staff-panther-baseball-tailgater-may-14/#.UY8Z8bZVh0s
-Mark Mone and I will have a meeting with the Zilber School of Public Health cabinet and leadership team on Academic and Strategic Planning.
-The Academic Leadership Council (formerly the Academic Deans Council; I've changed the name to reflect broader membership) meets. Agenda items include Diversity & Academic Program Planning – Joan Prince; Flex Option & State Authorization – Laura Pedrick; and Open House and Campus Visit Programs – Jeff Meece.
-5:30 p.m. in the Library: The Friends of the Golda Meir Library invite you to a presentation by Growing Power's Will Allen. Also participating will be the Chancellor, Dean Stan Stojkovic, and Victory Garden Initiative Executive Director Gretchen Mead. http://www4.uwm.edu/libraries/News/fol2013.cfm
-At 7 p.m. I will be attending the 4th annual Lavender Graduation ceremony in the Wisconsin Room of the Student Union.
-It’s Bike to Work Day! Please join me, the Chancellor, Robin Van Harpen, and your colleagues as we bike to work. (I will join the group leaving Whitefish Bay at 7:30 a.m. at the corner of Hampton and Wilson) See additional information on the event at: http://www4.uwm.edu/news/announcements/?action0=announcements_detail&item_id=21395.
To register, please visit: https://www4.uwm.edu/employeedev/longview.cfm?eventid=48783.
-In the evening I will attend a reception for our 2013 Honorary Degree Recipient, celebrated Milwaukee historian John Gurda.
-I meet with the Social Science chairs in the College of Letters and Science from noon-1 p.m. in Holton 341.
-I will be meeting with a Korean Fulbright delegation.
-In the evening I will be making a welcome address at the Education: A Family Affair banquet, which honors parents for exceptional participation in the education of their children. The involvement of these parents in their children’s education was identified by the school officials as a crucial factor in their children’s academic success. About 12 to 15 Milwaukee area schools (primarily from Milwaukee Public Schools) participate in this event each year.
-We have our commencement event. Here are a few of the outstanding graduates of 2013 http://www4.uwm.edu/grads/
You can vote in support of “Archaeology at UWM” until May 14.
Derek Counts (from Art History) asked me to share with you that our local Milwaukee Society Institute of America has been nominated for the “Best Archaeological Event” for 2012 - here is a link to the event: http://www4.uwm.edu/archlab/AIA/archday2012blog.cfm.
The Archaeological Institute of America is now asking people to vote for the Best Event on their website: http://www.archaeological.org/outreach/contest/societyentries2013 (I voted early this morning).
-Student Business Competitions
Deadlines are near for entry into two of UWM’s three major student business competitions. Open to students in any discipline is the Student Startup Challenge with winnings from $5,000 - $10,000. Apply by May 31 at http://uwmstartupchallenge.com/. The new James D. Scheinfeld Entrepreneurial Award is open to teams that include at least one business student. Apply by June 7 at http://lubar.uwm.edu/scheinfeldaward. Winnings range from $5,000 - $15,000.
-Social Science Analytics using SAS®
The Provost’s Office and the Center for Applied Behavioral Health Research in the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare are co-hosting the first “Social Science Analytics using SAS®” event on August 29-30, 2013. The program features presentations on Big Data in Social Science, Data Mining using SAS Enterprise Miner™, and UWM's new Graduate Certificate in Applied Data Analysis using SAS®. More information can be found here: http://www4.uwm.edu/cabhr/sas/sas_days/. Additional training opportunities will be offered exclusively to students, academic staff, and faculty from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Marquette University, Medical College of Wisconsin, and Milwaukee School of Engineering. Dr. Mike Speed and Dr. Rick Wicklin from SAS will offer hands-on workshops on Data Visualization using SAS/GRAPH and ODS, Mixed Models, Introduction to SAS/IML Software, Simulating Data with SAS, and Data Analysis and Graphics using JMP. Attendance is free! Registration is required, please sign up here: http://www4.uwm.edu/cabhr/sas/sas_days/registration.cfm.
Chancellor Michael Lovell and five other UWM faculty members were among the 14 speakers at the May 9 TEDxHarambee, the first TEDx event held in Milwaukee. The event focused on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Music), a blended-disciplinary approach to tackling social, economic, and environmental challenges. You can still watch the program, archived at https://new.livestream.com/tedx/events/2050736. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events based on the national TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design) lecture series.
-Center for Community-Based Learning, Leadership, and Research
Please join the Center for Community-Based Learning, Leadership, and Research on June 5 for the Engaged Scholars Summer Institute at the Hefter Center. Dr. Scott Peters, from Imaging America, and Dr. Caryn McTighe Musil, from the AAC&U and author of “The Crucible Moment,” will be here to discuss public engagement in higher education. There will also be opportunities to learn about grant-writing and publishing community-based scholarship. Colleagues from across UWM schools and colleges will work toward defining “civic engagement” and we will share “best practices” in service learning and community-based research. Lunch will be catered by a local vendor and there is no charge for faculty and teaching staff to attend this event. An event flyer can be found at: http://www4.uwm.edu/community/faculty/cesn.cfm and to register, click here: http://www4.uwm.edu/community/register_cesn_summer.cfm
-Survey on Video Services
Colleagues, we know how important academic and marketing video services are to campus. Please take 5 minutes to complete this short survey, https://milwaukee.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9M6BovckAuZ4DTT, which will help guide decisions about future video needs and investments. The division of University Relations and Communications is conducting a comprehensive assessment of video needs. The review team includes faculty and staff from across campus. Survey results will be part of the data that informs a final report this summer. Thank you for your input.
-The Council of Counseling Training Programs has notified Educational Psychology Chair and Distinguished Professor Nadya Fouad that she will be honored at the summer American Psychological Association conference with a Lifetime Contributions Award. The purpose of this award is “to appropriately recognize faculty who have distinguished themselves through significant, long-term service and contributions to education and training in counseling psychology.” Well done Nadya!
-Jim Wasley, Architecture, is a SCUP (Society for College and University Planning) Honor Award Recipient for the “UMW Zero Discharge Zone: A Stormwater Masterplan” project. The SCUP awards recognize excellence in college planning. Also to you Jim!
-Students Molly Kessler, Jeffrey Motschman, David Stock, and Dylan Wilmeth represented UWM at the Annual Posters in the Rotunda event at the State Capitol. The students were part of a delegation of UWM faculty, staff, students, and alumni who went to the Capitol on April 17 to talk to legislators about how undergraduate students are part of the research mission of UWM and other System schools. Check out the picture: http://www.wisconsin.edu/posters/archive/2013/gallery/print/165_Larson_uws_posters_2013_165.jpg (L-R: Nigel Rothfels, Dylan, Molly, Senator Chris Larson, David, and Jeff). http://www.wisconsin.edu/posters/archive/2013/gallery/print/165_Larson_uws_posters_2013_165.jpg. Congratulations!
-The Upward Bound Program of TRIO & Pre-College Programs, under the leadership of program director Donald Singleton, has received funding from Great Lakes. The official name of the grant is the “Great Lakes College Ready Grant.” The goals of the College Ready Grant are to assist low-income, first generation high school students succeed in high school, prepare them for college, and eventually complete a post-secondary education. The funding will allow Upward Bound to serve more students (at least 115-120 students) and expand some of the academic services offered. The grant competition was open to programs from Minnesota and Wisconsin. 150 programs applied for the funding and 36 programs were selected. Great news for Upward Bound!
-A few snaps from last week’s highly productive strategic planning retreat:
...and Chris Gayle who scored 175 n.o. from 66 balls in a T20 (IPL)...
Take care and have a good week,
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee