Good morning colleagues:
- I have a meeting on the UWM Military & Veterans Resource Center.
- The Chancellor’s Cabinet has its regular Monday meeting.
- I also have a meeting on TA salaries.
- In the morning, I have a meeting with the College of Letters and Science (Natural Sciences) on academic planning in the Natural Sciences.
- I will attend part of the University Committee meeting in the afternoon.
- I will deliver the welcome address at a Wingspread Conference in Racine where a high-level panel of experts will convene to address the effects of climate change on the Great Lakes, focusing on pollution, invasive species, nearshore health, and wildlife habitat.
- Today is also National Library Workers day. See: http://ala-apa.org/nlwd/.
- I continue my strategic planning meetings with the deans and meet with Barb Daley Wednesday afternoon.
- There is a joint CBO, Provost, and Student Affairs (System wide) meeting in Stevens Point. The final agenda is not yet available.
- Thursday afternoon the Faculty Senate meeting will take place.
- In the morning, I have a one-on-one meeting with School of Freshwater Sciences Dean David Garman on strategic planning within the School of Freshwater Sciences.
- I am participating in a graduate program review meeting on the master's in Biomedical Sciences.
Update on Interim Chancellor Announcement
- We can expect an announcement on who the Interim Chancellor will be within two weeks.
Special Assistant to the Provost Position (ombuds-person)
- Just a reminder of the invitation for applications and nominations for the position of Special Assistant to the Provost. (See the announcement that I sent last week: http://www4.uwm.edu/acad_aff/newsevents/2014apr-pos-announce.cfm).
- There is a Sustainability Symposium on Thursday, April 24. Full details at www.uwm.edu/sustainabilitysymposium.
- The Strategic Planning process is on course and you still have opportunities to be involved. There are two more feedback sessions that you can join:
Tuesday, April 22, 10-11:30 a.m., UWM Student Union, Wisconsin Room
Wednesday, April 23, 3:30-5 p.m., UWM Student Union, Wisconsin Room
Submit a BP2W Quick Win
- We encourage UWM faculty, staff, and student employees to suggest possible quick wins as they relate to UWM as a Best Place to Work (BP2W). There are many BP2W initiatives underway, but there might be additional ideas that can be implemented easily and quickly that can enhance UWM’s employment environment. Submit your ideas at www.bp2w.uwm.edu.
- Two very important messages from UITS regarding “Heartbleed” (see the recommendation for changing your passwords) and the preparation for the Office 365 migration. Please read http://www5.uwm.edu/news/category/announcements/uits/.
2014 Informatics Day
- The Biomedical and Health Informatics Research Institute (BHIRI) is celebrating the 2014 Informatics Day on April 25 from 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m. in the Golda Meir Library 4th Floor Conference Center. Registration is free and open to all UWM faculty, staff, and students. See http://www4.uwm.edu/employeedev/detail/?eventid=50817.
Women’s Studies Scholarships
- The Women’s Studies Program announces the call for scholarship applicants for 2014-2015. Women’s Studies annually administers the WS Scholarship and the Florence L. Healy Scholarship in Women’s Studies. For more information and an application please contact the main office at 229-5918.
From the UWM Libraries
- The Libraries invite you all to participate in a 5-minute online survey, LibQUAL+, a tool that gathers information to help us learn what users like and don’t like, and what users hope to see from us in the future. More information and link to survey at http://www4.uwm.edu/libraries/survey/.
Kenilworth Open Studios
- Saturday, April 19 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Kenilworth Square East Building, 1925 E. Kenilworth Place. Event details and schedule at http://arts.uwm.edu/kos.
- Sendik’s Food Markets and UWM’s Nutritional Sciences Program have launched a very successful partnership! See our homepage and the JS Online Blog: http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/254543671.html.
- Trudy Turner, Anthropology, is the recipient of the American Association of Physical Anthropology, Gabriel Lasker award. The award is given for distinguished lifetime service to the profession and the association. The award was presented at the annual meeting of the association in Calgary, Canada.
- Sri-Lanka won the T20 Cricket World Cup and Loretta Lynn, who greatly expanded the opportunities for women in the world of country-western music, was born on April 14, 1935.
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee