UWM in the News: Week Ending May 24, 2012

NEWS

OPINION: The myth of the disconnected telecommuter
Phys.org – May 24, 2012
A recent study performed by the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee found that more communication does not equal more organizational identification for teleworkers. Kathryn Fonner, UWM assistant professor of communication was quoted on teleworkers’ sense of connection with their company.

OPINION: A PUBLIC INSTITUTION USING PUBLIC FUNDS TO POISON THE PUBLIC
OnMilwaukee.com – May, 23, 2012-05-24
A UWM student argues the damages caused to humans and animals by the usage of  pesticides on campus and in surrounding neighborhoods.

Council approves UWM’s plans to redevelop former hospital
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – May 22,2012
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee won Common Council approval Tuesday for its plan to redevelop the former Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital for classrooms, student services and housing.

Labor union hopes of ousting Wisconsin Governor Walker fade
Reuters– May 22, 2012
“This is a new national star for Republicans and conservatives,” said Mordecai Lee, a professor of governmental affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Also in: Chicago Tribune

UWM Debuts ELITE Program For Brokers
MortgageOrb.com – May 21,2012
Birmingham, Mich.-based United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM) has launched ELITE, a new program designed to reward UWM brokers that consistently work with borrowers of the highest quality.

Thousands graduate from Marquette, UWM
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – May 20,2012
Allen, the founder and CEO of Milwaukee-based Growing Power, advised UWM grads to eat good food and make sure they know where it comes from “because that’s what’s going to sustain your lives.”

Websites shine light on charities
Deseret News – May 19, 2012
Changes in a nonprofit’s Charity Navigator rating has a “very robust” correlation with a change in contributions, according to a study conducted by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Using a random sample of 405 charities, researchers observed charities that boosted their ratings saw an increase in contributions.

SPORTS

Pewaukee basketball standout Swan signs with UWM women
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – May 24, 2012
UW-Milwaukee’s new women’s basketball coach signed Pewaukee standout Jordyn Swan on Thursday

Three Panthers tabbed first team all-Horizon
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – May 22, 2012
The UW-Milwaukee Panthers will head into Horizon League tournament play Wednesday in Chicago with three first-team, all-league players on their roster. The league announced Tuesday that senior utility player Paul Hoenecke, junior pitcher Cale Tassi and freshman outfielder Luke Meeteer had been named to the first all-Horizon team.

New UWM athletic director Geiger will make $215,000
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – May 21, 2012
Andy Geiger, the former athletic director at Ohio State University, will be paid $215,000 a year to take over on a limited-term basis the job of athletic director at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

ARTS

Curator with Wisconsin roots ready to take Inova reins
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – May 19, 2012
Sara Krajewski, curator at the Henry Art Gallery, a contemporary art center at the University of Washington in Seattle, will become the director at Inova, or the Institute of Visual Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.