Week ending Oct. 20, 2011

NEWS

Opinion: A glaring racial divide in the city
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – October 15, 2011
Male black unemployment? A University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee study found that Milwaukee’s black male joblessness in 2009 was 53.3%. In 2007, that rate in Memphis was above 40%.

Opinion: Corporate titans shouldn’t be surprised
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – October 14, 2011
Congratulations to University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Chancellor Mike Lovell, who was inaugurated as the campus’ new chancellor Friday in a ceremony in the Helen Bader Concert Hall. Lovell is taking over a campus that is moving in the right direction with increased civic and corporate engagement and major investments in its engineering, freshwater sciences and public health programs.

Another Marquette student robbed, some question the safety
FOX 6 – October 20, 2011
In the past few months alone, several robberies have taken place on, or near the campus, including a dozen robberies on the Marquette and UW-Milwaukee campuses in August, when police said students were being targeted.

Panel intends to renew Flynn’s contract
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – October 19, 2011
He took complaints while the Police Department implemented its new radio system, Open Sky – a system that was chosen and purchased before he took office. He also took heat for having an extramarital affair with a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee educator.

America’s Real Industrial Policy: Maximize Profits at All Cost
InTheseTimes.com – October 19, 2011
But with many of the city’s biggest firms—Briggs & Stratton, Johnson Controls, Rockwell International (formerly Allen-Bradley), AO Smith (later Tower) and MasterLock—shifting substantial portions of their production to Mexico, Milwaukee has lost 80 percent of its manufacturing jobs since 1977, according to Marc Levine of the Center on Economic Development at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Developer hopes to begin building Pabst offices next spring
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – October 19, 2011
The office building would be the latest in a series of new developments at the Pabst site, now known as The Brewery, that include the Brew House Inn, a 90-room extended-stay hotel; the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s School of Public Health, and Brewery Point Apartments.

Counselors fear psychological impact of immigration laws on students
MSNBC – October 18, 2011
“Besides preventing kids from going (to college), I think the kids who are going, who feel all of this anxiety, will end up dropping out,” said Patricia Arredondo, associate vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Maternal health expert named UWM dean
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – October 18, 2011
Magda Peck, a national expert in maternal and child health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, has been appointed founding dean of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s School of Public Health.

Also in: Milwaukee Business Journal, BizTimes.com

Planners recommend bus system get $11.8 million in federal funds
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – October 18, 2011
They called for allocating $8.2 million for a route that would link Bayshore Town Center, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, downtown and Mitchell International Airport, and $3.6 million for a route that would follow Route 62 (Capitol Drive), from UWM to the Waukesha County line.

Community-driven education plan has ex-UWM leader’s imprint
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – October 17, 2011
And a good part of the movement bears the fingerprints of Nancy Zimpher, the former chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee who now heads the State University of New York System.

Counselors worry about psychological impact of immigration laws
Cronkite News – October 17, 2011
“Besides preventing kids from going (to college), I think the kids who are going, who feel all of this anxiety, will end up dropping out,” said Patricia Arredondo, associate vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

More Food Pantries Opening on Wisconsin College Campuses
WUWM – October 17, 2011
Green says students who attend rural colleges often don’t have transportation to get to the nearest community pantry. Most who attend UW-Milwaukee are from the area and can ride the bus to local food pantries, according to Laurie Marks of the Center for Volunteerism.

Pabst Brewery transformation in next phase
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – October 16, 2011
Also coming to the site are the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s $12.25 million School of Public Health, funded largely by a $10 million gift from the estate of The Brewery developer Joseph Zilber, and the $8.7 million Brewery Point Apartments, which will feature one- and two-bedroom units for elderly residents.

Occupy Wall Street movement reaches Milwaukee
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – October 15, 2011
Josh Simon, a 22-year-old student at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee who plans to enter the seminary, helped hold yellow “Crime Scene” tape around the perimeter of Chase Bank “to show the big banks are committing a crime against this nation.”

Michael Lovell inaugurated as UW-Milwaukee’s new chancellor
FOX 6 – October 14, 2011
Michael Lovell was inaugurated as the new chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Friday.

UWM’s new chancellor has big day
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – October 14, 2011
While he may not have been the logical choice and never aspired to the job, “a unique set of circumstances presented itself, and somehow the match of this university, this time, and this engineer just seemed right, “Mike Lovell told a crowd that packed a campus concert hall Friday afternoon for his inauguration as the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s eighth chancellor.

Lovell to be inaugurated at UWM today
BizTimes.com – October 14, 2011
Michael Lovell will be inaugurated today as the eighth chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

CSU unveils new list for presidential salary comparisons
California Watch – October 14, 2011
The second tier includes six CSU campuses, such as CSU Fullerton, San Francisco State and San Jose State, and they are compared with universities like Kent State, Georgia State and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

New chancellor Lovell to put UWM in spotlight
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – October 13, 2011
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee no longer will be known as a local commuter school, but an international research institution that fuels economic growth, helps solve the region’s problems and boosts the number of college graduates in Wisconsin, Mike Lovell vowed on the eve of his inauguration as UWM’s eighth chancellor.

Human fecal bacteria detected in harbor water samples
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – October 13, 2011
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee scientists sorting through the bacterial soup in Milwaukee’s harbor found “chronic pollution” of the waterway with human sewage, the researchers say in a new report.

Also in: UNI, WISN

Spurlock documentaries showing at UWM
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – October 13, 2011
The UWM Union Theatre, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., supersizes filmmaker Morgan Spurlock with a free weekend of his first-person documentaries, ahead of Spurlock’s appearance Wednesday in the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Distinguished Lecture Series.

SPORTS

Catching up on campus
Wisconsin Soccer Central – October 19, 2011
UW-Milwaukee senior Keara Thompson was selected the Horizon League Scholar-Athlete of the Month for September. She had four assists and played all but 13 minutes in helping the Panthers to a 6-1-0 record in the month, and maintains a 3.915 grade-point average as a health sciences major.

UWM picked to finish fourth in Horizon League
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – October 18, 2011
The UW-Milwaukee men’s basketball team, which shared last season’s regular-season Horizon League championship with Butler and Cleveland State, was picked to finish fourth in the league’s preseason poll that was released Tuesday.

Quick kicks: State men’s recap
Wisconsin Soccer Central – October 16, 2011
Saturday: Panthers 2, Wright State 2. Freshman midfielder Justin Laird (Hartford) scored the equalizer in the 71st minute as the Raiders (6-4-2, 2-1-1) earned a draw with UW-Milwaukee in a Horizon League match at Engelmann Stadium.

Post once again plays well out of the gate at Ohio
The Courier-Times – October 16, 2011
In a 3-1 loss to University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Hggenjos had seven digs. Loyola is 4-13 overall and 1-7 in the Horizon.

Wisconsin-Milwaukee Sweeps Grand Valley State
CollegeSwimming.com – October 15, 2011
Five divers combined to take the top four spots in both the one-meter and three-meter boards and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee men’s swimming & diving team knocked off Grand Valley State University at the Klotsche Natatorium Saturday afternoon.

UWM rallies in volleyball to top Green Bay
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – October 15, 2011
Kerri Schuh registered 20 kills and the UW-Milwaukee women’s volleyball team rallied from two-sets down to topple host UW-Green Bay, 17-25, 16-25, 25-11, 25-22, 15-12, on Saturday.

UW women’s hockey team runs unbeaten streak to 32
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – October 15, 2011
UW-Milwaukee 3, Loyola 1: Kerri Schuh rammed home 23 kills to lead the visiting Panthers (16-4, 9-0 Horizon League) to a 25-23, 25-20, 22-25, 25-16 victory over the Ramblers.

Long-time soccer coach Cirovski to be inducted
The Windsor Star – October 13, 2011
Cirovski then landed a scholarship to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where he ended a much decorated four years by being named the school’s athlete of the year in 1985. He later would be inducted into the UW-Milwaukee’s athletic hall of fame.

ARTS

Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival puts things in perspective
A.V. Club Milwaukee – October 20, 2011
“I think we’ve seen a lot of changes on TV,” says longtime festival programmer and UWM film department instructor Carl Bogner.

Wisconsin native Frank Caliendo brings comedy show to Riverside
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – October 17, 2011
Caliendo is a graduate of Waukesha South High School and the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.

Art center’s exhibit shows all sides of memory – from the creation of it to its destruction
Appleton Post Crescent – October 16, 2011
Chaloupka worked closely with Ann Basting, director of the Center on Age and Community and an associate professor in the department of theater and dance at the Peck School of the Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Unruly Music Fall 2011 Festival to Run 10/27-29
BroadwayWorld.com – October 15, 2011
Directed by composer Christopher Burns, Unruly Music is a co-production of the Peck School of the Arts at UWM and the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.

24 hours: The Charles Walker Band; UWM Flute Series; the Neil Davis Quintet
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – October 13, 2011
The UWM Flute Series features James Hall on flute and Patricia Higdon on piano performing works by Bach, Debussy, Saint-Saens, Franck and Gaubert at UWM’s Recital Hall.

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