UWM in the News: Week Ending Feb. 28, 2013

NEWS

UWM professor: Wisconsin skills gap a ‘myth’
The Business Journal – February 23, 2013
Professor Marc Levine (History) disputes the widespread claims that Wisconsin faces a crippling “skills gap” that is holding employers back from hiring.

Sharing drug-use stories with kids to empathize may backfire
CBSNews – February 22, 2013
Professor Michael Fendrich (Social Work) is quoted on the difficulties of parents talking to kids about their personal experience with past drug use.

Experts see no big gain for economy, taxpayers in Scott Walker’s budget proposal
The Journal Times – February 22, 2013
Mark Schug, professor emeritus who now consults in the area of economic education, agreed such a cut is not likely to be an economic boost.

From think tank to STEM incubator
Milwaukee Community Journal – February 21, 2013
20 students took part in a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) “boot camp” as an opportunity to fine-tune a personal statement and work on leadership skills.

SPORTS

UWM teams take second in Horizon League indoor track
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – February 24, 2013
Senior Dan Simon broke a league record as UW-Milwaukee finished second in the Horizon League indoor track and field championships Sunday in Youngstown, Ohio.

Angela Rodriguez joins 1,000-point club
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – February 24, 2013
Junior Angela Rodriguez scored 19 points and became the 18th member of the 1,000-point club as the UW-Milwaukee women’s basketball team turned back Wright State, 74-61, in a Horizon League game Saturday.

Wisconsin-Milwaukee Women, Emory Men Win Midwest Invite
CollegeSwimming.com – February 23, 2013
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee women’s swimming team combined to post 19 season-best times and took the top spot at the Midwest Invitational at the Myers-McLoraine Pool Friday and Saturday.

UW-Milwaukee tops IUPUI in two overtimes
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – February 23, 2013
he UW-Milwaukee men’s basketball team seemed to keep getting better, even as the game stretched toward the 50-minute mark. The Panthers scored the final nine points of the second overtime to pull out a 95-88 victory over IUPUI.

State college basketball: UW-Milwaukee, UW-Fox Valley win
The Northwestern.com – February 21, 2013
UW-Milwaukee 64, Illinois-Chicago 53. At Milwaukee, Paris Gulley scored 17 points to lead the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to a victory over Illinois-Chicago on Wednesday night.

Good start for Panthers leads to win
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – February 21, 2013
A hot start and a strong finish to the first half helped the UW-Milwaukee women knock off Valparaiso, 75-71, Thursday night.

Wisconsin-Milwaukee 64, Illinois-Chicago 53
Chicago Tribune – February 20, 2013
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee knocked off Illinois-Chicago 64-53 on Wednesday as the Panthers seniors led the way to a victory in their final home game.