Good Morning, Colleagues:
Here is this week’s Monday update:
College of Health Sciences
- I have appointed Paula Rhyner as Interim Dean in the College of Health Sciences. She will start on July 1. I'm looking forward to working with Paula. Thank you, Paula, for your service to the university.
- Remember to be prepared for the e-mail and calendar change to Microsoft Office 365 collaborative suite this summer. See details at: http://www5.uwm.edu/news/category/announcements/uits/.
- Pretty usual Monday calendar with the Academic Staff Committee meeting (I will be there for part of the meeting) and the Chancellor’s Cabinet, followed by the Council on Enrollment Management
- I also have my monthly meeting with Mark Harris in the afternoon.
- There is a Professional Leadership Development event for deans and associate deans at the Cozzens Cudahy Center. (This forms part of a Leadership Academy for Deans and Associate Deans that will run over the month of May with 6 sessions and is offered by the Lubar School of Business.)
- There are interviews today for the Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources. The open forum is at 1:15 p.m. in the Library 4th floor conference center.
- The Faculty Senate meets in the afternoon.
- I am attending an Honors class on Hot Topics in Higher Education.
- The African-American Student Graduation Reception is from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Union Fireside Lounge and I will attend.
- It is also Nurses Week from May 6 - 12.
- I have my weekly meeting with the Chancellor.
- Following my meeting with the Brazilian students last week, I have a meeting with our Turkish students at noon, and then I run over to the Lubar School for a meeting.
- There are several meetings on space planning, including one on the Southwest Quad.
- The Length of Service Ceremony is at 3 p.m. in the Wisconsin Room.
- The UWM Research Foundation meets early in the morning (7:30 a.m.).
- The Academic Planning and Budget Committee meets and I plan to attend.
- I have a meeting on the HRS (human resource system).
- Busy week for the Faculty Senate: there is a second Faculty Senate meeting at 2:30 p.m.
- I’m participating in a UW System Provost videoconference - no agenda yet.
- In the morning there is a Strategic Planning meeting in Zelazo 250 (all teams meeting).
- There are interviews today for the Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources. The open forum is at 1:15 p.m. in the Regents Room (Chapman 211).
- I’m joining CEAS Dean Brett Peters for lunch with Rockwell Automation.
- In the afternoon I will attend an event at the Zilber School of Public Health and then head back to campus to join the College of Health Sciences’ annual Awards and Recognition Ceremony.
- Reminder: On May 14 at 7 p.m. in the Wisconsin Room, the UWM LGBT Resource Center hosts its 5th Annual Lavender Graduation. For information on how to RSVP or how to nominate a UWM community member for a Lavender Graduation award please go to http://bit.ly/UWMLavGrad14.
Women’s Studies Student Awards Ceremony & Potluck
- The Women’s Studies Student Awards Ceremony & Potluck will take place on Thursday - starting at 4 p.m. in the Women’s Studies main office. You are all welcome to attend! Questions? Please call 229-5918.
Urban Initiatives Conference
- The Center for Urban Initiatives and Research will hold its 16th Annual Urban Initiatives Conference, “Nonprofits and Technology: From Strategy to Implementation,” on May 28 at the Italian Community Center. For more information, see: http://www4.uwm.edu/cuir/resources/conference.cfm.
Marcus Prize in Architecture
- SARUP’s Marcus Prize studio will unveil its faBRICK pavilion at 1350 N. Prospect Ave., also this Thursday at 5 p.m., which will transform this empty lot into a park.
BP2W Champions Awards
- Being recognized at work has a considerable impact on our levels of job satisfaction and happiness. Mark Mone asked me to share with you that the BP2W Champions award recognizes colleagues monthly for their outstanding effort to create a positive climate. You can nominate fellow employees by clicking on the button on the homepage: www.bp2w.uwm.edu.
From the Sam & Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies
- The 2014 Faye Sigman Woman of Valor Lecture will be given by Darcy Buerkle on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the Golda Meir Library, 4th floor Conference Center. See http://www5.uwm.edu/news/2014/04/17/may-8-faye-sigman-woman-of-valor-lecture-series/#.U2UMFV6vkpE.
Accessibility Resource Center Excellence Awards
- Friday at 1 p.m., the Accessibility Resource Center will honor the 2014 winners of the ARC Excellence Awards. The 2014 equal access winners are: Carol Hirschmugl, Alan Schwabacher, and Roger O. Smith. Second-time awardees: Robert Wood and Gina Szablewski. It will take place in Union 345. Light refreshments will be served. Please join if you are available.
- To the UWM undergraduates who won “Outstanding Presentation” ribbons at the UW System Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity on April 11: Christopher Antapli, Jon Bogart, Kimberly Dembinski, Jessica Gall, Jessica Hanson, Dylan Hardwick, Liv Heidenreich, Kymberly McDaniel, Anjana Murali, Callie O'Donnell, Sydnee Rausch, Jud Riggins, Morgan Schroeder, Mike Sportiello, and Robert Teal. A full list of the recognized presentations, as well as the titles of their presentations and names of their faculty mentors, is available here: https://www4.uwm.edu/our/news/symposium.cfm.
- Carol Hirschmugl, Physics, has been elected to the 2014 class of American Vacuum Society Fellows.
- Graduate School Dean Marija Gajdardziska-Josifovska has been selected as a Women of Influence award winner by The Milwaukee Business Journal.
- Tanya Joosten, Learning Technology Center, has been invited to speak on social media for educators to a group of 400 university presidents and chancellors at the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges’ annual meeting later this year.
- The UWM Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Mini Baja team competed in the national competition at the University of Texas El Paso from April 24-27. UWM’s team finished 15th out of the 109 universities at the event.
- On May 6, 1954, Roger Bannister became the first person (in recorded history) to run the mile in under 4 minutes . . .
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee