UWM in the News: Week Ending Dec. 6, 2012

NEWS

Marquette, four other Wisconsin universities receive startup grant
The Marquette Tribune – December 4, 2012
the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the Milwaukee School of Engineering, the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and Marquette joined forces to become the Wisconsin Center for Commercialization Resources.

UW finds creative way to get workers back to class
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – December 1, 2012
It may be a first in the nation: Come next fall, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the two-year UW Colleges will offer a 100% competency-based online degree program for working adults.

Fourth and State: Wael Abbas
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – November 29, 2012
Prominent Egyptian blogger, Wael Abbas spoke at UWM for Human Rights Day on social and governmental issues facing Egypt.

OPINION UWM Post print edition is dead
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – November 29, 2012
The UWM Post, which has existed in print for 56 years, put out its final paper edition this week. Starting next semester, the Post will be exclusively online at uwmpost.com.
Also in: The Cap Times

UW-Milwaukee student newspaper cuts print edition
The Daily Cardinal – November 29, 2012
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s weekly student newspaper, The UWM Post, announced Monday it will no longer publish a print edition, choosing instead to create a fully online medium.

UW-Milwaukee will be 1st system school to offer flexible degrees
Wisconsin State Journal – November 29, 2012
University of Wisconsin System President Kevin Reilly on Wednesday announced that UW-Milwaukee would offer four new “flexible option” degree programs in the fall that will allow adult students to earn credits online at their own speed using knowledge learned anywhere
Also in: ABC7Chicago.com

SPORTS

UWM begins search for Geiger’s successor for AD
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – December 3, 2012
UW-Milwaukee has formally begun a search for a new athletic director to replace Andy Geiger, the former Ohio State athletic director who took the UWM job last May.

Iowa Starts Second, Third at Hawkeye Invite
CollegeSwimming.com – November 30, 2012
Emily McClellan broke a school record in one race, Nathan Welchlin came in seventh in another and every swimmer posted a season-best time and the UWM men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams had a strong showing at the first day of the Iowa Hawkeye Invitational Friday at the Campus Fitness and Wellness Center.

Cold-shooting Panthers fall
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – November 29, 2012
The UW-Milwaukee women’s basketball team opened the game with a three-pointer by Sami Tucker on Thursday night.