UWM in the News: Week Ending Oct. 4, 2012


Enrollment down at UW campuses
FOX 11 – October 4, 2012
New numbers show fewer students are heading to classes on UW-campuses.UW-Milwaukee saw a decrease of 2.4%

EPA announces $8M in grants to help reduce invasive species in Midwest waters
WTAQ – October 4, 2012
The UW System, UW-Milwaukee, and a Wisconsin tribal group have been awarded federal grants to help reduce invasive species in waters throughout the Midwest.

New device will help Madison address algae problem
Madison Commons – October 3, 2012
A research team from UW-Madison and UW-Milwaukee will soon have a new tool to address the blue-green algae blossoms on Madison’s waterways, contributing to beach closings and public health concerns.

Survey shows support for Great Lakes protection & cleanup
WTAQ.com – October 3, 2012
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences conducted the poll, which shows three out of five people want government action to safeguard the Great Lakes.

Changing demographics lead to UW System enrollment drop
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – October 2, 2012
UW-Milwaukee is shifting to recruiting more international and graduate students, more out-of-state-students and continuing to improve retention of students already on campus, as freshman enrollments continue to decline from their peak in 2007.

Political Communications Experts on 2012 Debates
C-Span – Oct 1, 2012
UWM professor of Communications Kathryn Olson is part of a panel of journalists and political communication specialists offering suggestions on how to analyze the 2012 Presidential and Vice Presidential debates, beyond the basic horse race.

UW-Milwaukee: Students hope to launch their own businesses with UWM backing
WisPolitics.com – September 27, 2012
Beginning this semester, the SSC is awarding three teams of UWM students and recent alumni $10,000 each to spend the next year building prototypes and participating in workshops on business plans and marketing.


Bulls add Allen, Jaric to camp roster
ESPN – October 2, 2012
Ryan Allen, a rookie guard out of UW-Milwaukee and a former standout at Thornton Fractional High School in Harvey, Ill., is added to the Bulls roster before their first practice on Tuesday.