UWM in the News: Week Ending Sept. 27, 2012

NEWS

OPINION: Packers to honor Figueroa
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – September 25, 2012
The Green Bay Packers will honor Enrique E. Figueroa, the director of the Roberto Hernandez Center at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, as the recipient of the NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award.

OPINION: Underground library stands up for books
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – September 19, 2012
UW-Milwaukee PhD student aims to build a free underground library of Mexican-American literature.

UWM prof launches TCARE, a caregiver support company
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – September 27, 2012
Rhonda Montgomery, a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee social work professor, has started a caregiver support company called TCARE Navigator LLC, who has licensed its technology from the he University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Research Foundation.

Young Americans for Liberty Invades the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Young American’s For Liberty – September 26, 2012
This past Thursday, University of Wisconsin Madison YAL chapter president Aaron McEvoy and I launched an invasion of the University of Milwaukee campus to begin a Young Americans for Liberty chapter at the state’s second largest institution of higher learning.

UW Colleges and UW-Extension Chancellor Ray Cross Announces 2012 Chancellor’s Awards Recipients
University of Wisconsin Colleges – September 23, 2012
UW-Milwaukee received an Award for Excellence in Community Engagement for founding the African Diaspora Project that helps immigrant and refugee children develop the skills needed to pursue higher education and career opportunities.

UWM neighbors say as enrollment expands, so have problems
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – September 23, 2012
Jes Berndt, director of UWM’s Neighborhood Housing Office is quoted on students’ behavior in neighborhoods surrounding UWM’s campus.

UWM denies in-state tuition to gay spouse
Wisconsin Gazette – September 21, 2012
Citing Wisconsin’s ban on same-sex marriage and civil unions, the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee denied in-state tuition to the husband of a local resident who married him in New York.
Also in: Think Progress, PrideChicago.com

UW-Milwaukee vice chancellor to serve as alternative rep in UN
WTAQ – September 20, 2012
A vice chancellor at UW-Milwaukee will be sworn in on Tuesday to serve as an alternative U.S. representative in the United Nations.

KI and UW Wood Blade Seating Prototype
Woodworking Network – Sept 19, 2012
Educational furniture maker KI and students in the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) School of Architecture and Urban Planning (SARUP) have developed a public seating prototype - “DRIFT” -  that showcases a unique blade and foam design structure.

SPORTS

OPINION: The Business of Sports
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – September 24, 2012
The UWM Post, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s student newspaper, is reporting that Andy Geiger, the school’s new athletic director, has outlined plans to build a new facility for the university’s baseball and track and field programs.