Good Morning, Colleagues,
Here is this week’s rather busy update from Academic Affairs:
- I will attend the regular Monday Chancellor’s Cabinet meeting and also have a Merchant Card Sponsor meeting.
- We welcome a group of about 22 students and faculty from a number of African countries visiting us on a Carnegie grant. I want to thank, in particular, Ewa Barzyck and the Library who assisted with the arrangements. I will welcome the group at 1 p.m. in the Library.
- I close the day with a CEMAT (Chancellor's Enrollment Management Action Team) meeting. We meet bi-weekly and Michael Laliberte and I co-chair CEMAT. Our discussion today will focus particularly on our enrollment numbers and our new fee policy.
- I have regular meetings with Mark Harris, Patricia Borger, Trudy Turner (Secretary of University), and Tim Smunt.
- The University Committee meets every Tuesday afternoon and I meet with them bi-weekly (which will be tomorrow) for about 45 minutes.
- I have regular meetings with Barb Daley, Rodney Swain, and Robin Van Harpen.
- There is also a regular space planning meeting in the afternoon, which I co-chair with Robin Van Harpen. The meeting is normally with Karen Brucks and Geoff Hurtado who update us on the latest space issues on campus. It is also at these meetings where we make space decisions based on recommendations from the larger space committee that is co-chaired by Karen and Geoff.
- Wednesday evening we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the UWM Foundation - an event that I will attend.
- The APBC meeting is in the morning - Rebecca Klaper (the new chair of the committee) invited me to attend part of the meeting to discuss academic planning.
- In the afternoon (2:30 p.m. in the Zelazo Center) we have the Chancellor’s Plenary - I hope that you will be able to attend. This will be followed by the Faculty Senate meeting.
- I have regular meetings with Tom Luljak and Phyllis King.
- There is also a Credit Card Acceptance Committee meeting that I will attend.
- On Friday afternoon, I continue my scheduled meetings with Schools/Colleges and I meet with the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and then I will go home.
Deaf Awareness Week
- It’s the first annual Deaf Awareness Week Wisconsin! Each day there will be a different event to promote awareness and appreciation for the deaf community. A detailed schedule of events can be found at http://www4.uwm.edu/soe/academics/ex_ed/daww-2014.cfm/.
- The UWM Police Department will be providing demonstrations of self-defense and AEDs (Automatic External Defibrillator) on Tuesday, September 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Spaights Plaza. Information and brochures will be available on a wide range of topics: general campus safety, biking on campus, safe-ride programs, and dealing with active -shooter situations. Students will also have the opportunity to sign up for personal safety programs, including self- and active-shooter defense. For more details, see http://www5.uwm.edu/news/?p=13513.
Early warning reporting time!
- All UWM instructors who are teaching courses that enroll first-year students, transfer students, students living in University Housing, Lawton Scholars, Academic Opportunity Center students, and Life Impact students are encouraged to complete Early Warnings/Academic Updates between September 22 and October 13.
UWM Voter ID
- Following an order from the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, the photo ID requirement established as part of 2011 Act 23 will be in effect for the November 2014 General Election. For more information, see http://www5.uwm.edu/news/2014/09/16/getting-a-uwm-voter-id/#.VB9LWIDV48.
Leslie Whitaker Memorial Fund Award
- The Department of English invites applications for the second round of a campus prize, the Leslie Whitaker Memorial Fund Award. This award, established in the memory of the late Leslie Whitaker, is designed to support a bi-annual symposium, workshop, or lecture, centered on writing, creativity, and teaching. For more information and application instructions, see http://www5.uwm.edu/news/2014/09/19/call-for-applicationsleslie-whitaker-memorial-fund-award/#.VB656_ldV48.
Distinguished Lecture Series
- Sherman Alexie, author of this year’s Common Reading Experience book selection, presents, “The Partially True Story of the True Diary of a Part-Time Indian,” on Tuesday, September 23 at 7 p.m. in Union Wisconsin Room. For more information, see http://www.aux.uwm.edu/union/distinguished_lecture_series/.
Midwest Conference in Early Modern Philosophy
- The Midwest Conference in Early Modern Philosophy, sponsored by the College of Letters and Science as part of the 2014 Year of the Humanities, Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series, and by the Graduate School's Office of Research, takes place this weekend. The complete schedule is available at http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/philosophy/conference/.
UWM joins UW SysNet
- On Friday, UWM will be the fifth institution to join the new UW System network, which replaces WiscNet. To ensure uninterrupted service, WiscNet connectivity will be maintained until the work is completed. Please report any issues or concerns to the UWM Help Desk, 414-229-4040; toll-free at 414-381-3459, or online at GetTechHelp.uwm.edu.
From the Center for 21st Century Studies (C21)
- Paul Jay (English, Loyola University Chicago) will be presenting, “Critical Humanism and the Literary Futures Market,” on Friday, September 26 at 3:30 p.m. in Curtin 118. For more information see http://www4.uwm.edu/c21/pages/events/abstracts/14fall/jay.html.
From University Relations
- Each month External Relations (Tom Luljak's shop) publishes a web newsletter called Panther Family News. Here is a link to this month’s edition
http://tinyurl.com/pantherfn1. The goal of Panther Family News is to create a family partnership with UWM. You can sign-up to receive Panther Family News and other family related communications here https://app.e2ma.net/app2/audience/signup/1359488/1357732/?v=a. If you or your unit is interested in submitting something for Panther Family News, please submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 1st of the month. If you have any questions, please contact Keri Duce, External Relations Manager, at email@example.com.
From the UWM Libraries
- William Huxhold, professor and Chair of UWM’s Urban Planning Department, presents, “GIS Comes to Kazakhstan,” at 3 p.m. on Friday, September 26 as part of UWM’s Academic Adventurers series in the American Geographical Society Library. See http://uwm.edu/libraries/event/uwms-academic-adventurers-series/.
- Author Michael Blanding talks about his recently published book, “The Map Thief,” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 28 in the American Geographical Society Library. See http://uwm.edu/libraries/event/map-society-of-wisconsin/.
From Zilber School of Public Health
- George “Chip” Morris, MD FAAN presents the first On Public Health Lecture of the semester entitled, “A Wisconsin Physician Pilot Survey on Obesity Diagnosis and Management,” on September 23 at 12 p.m. in Zilber 590. For more information see http://www.linkedin.com/in/georgechipmorris.
- Please join me in congratulating Professor Gwat-Yong Lie on her latest accomplishments. The September issue of the UWM Report lists Gwat receiving grants of $2,427,677. Well done, Gwat!
- Last week, Lori Ahrenhoerster became the first doctoral student at the Zilber School of Public Health to successfully defend her doctoral dissertation - congratulations to her, Michael Laiosa (Chair of the committee), and the School - well done!
Have a great week!