UWM in the News: Week Ending March 14, 2013

NEWS

Study looks at baseball’s financial impact on Milwaukee
WTAQ – March 13, 2013
A new study from U-W Milwaukee shows that a million more fans a year have attended Brewer baseball games in the 12 seasons Miller Park has been open, compared to the final 12 years the team played in the old County Stadium.

Democrats should be preparing for 2014
Wisconsin State Journal – March 12, 2013
Professor Mordecai Lee (Government Affairs) comments on the Democratic Party’s 2014 nomination for Governor.

Antarctica among fastest warming regions
NBC News – March 9, 2013
Norm Lasca (Geosciences) appeared on NBC Nightly News on March 9, in a story about the warming of Antarctica.

Charter school proposed for Eschweiler buildings in UWM Innovation Park
The Business Journal – March 7, 2013
A charter school that would provide science, technology and engineering classes to students across the Milwaukee area has proposed renovating the historic Eschweiler Buildings in the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Innovation Park in Wauwatosa.

Wisconsin colleges and universities make national honor roll for student civic engagement
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – March 7, 2013
UW-Milwaukee earned a spot on the 2013 service honor roll for its exemplary community service.

SPORTS

First female athletic director introduced at UW-Milwaukee
WISN.com – March 8, 2013
The school introduced its new athletic director, Amanda Braun, who is the first woman to hold that position.

New UWM AD Braun hopes to provide stability
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – March 8, 2013
Given that even Chancellor Michael R. Lovell referred to her as “kind of a dark horse” candidate, Braun’s first order of business will be to demonstrate her commitment and competence to a fan base and alumni who might be skeptical about the department.

UWM’s new AD will ‘look at’ downtown arena question
The Business Journal – March 8, 2013
Four days after being named UWM’s new athletic director, Amanda Braun says she already has fielded the question multiple times on whether the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee men’s basketball team should return to the downtown U.S. Cellular Arena.

Sami Tucker control glass in Panthers win
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – March 7, 2013
Sami Tucker was the chairwoman of the boards for UW-Milwaukee on Thursday night. The senior forward pulled down 16 rebounds as the Panthers powered past Illinois-Chicago, 72-63, at the Klotsche Center.

Braun Named Wisconsin-Milwaukee AD
College Sports Business News – March 5, 2013
Amanda Braun, executive senior associate director of athletics at Northeastern University, was named athletic director at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

ARTS

‘Uprisings’ at UWM Union Art Gallery
Express Milwaukee – March 13, 2013
The UW-Milwaukee Union Art Gallery showcases this history in the exhibition “Uprisings: Images of Labor,” featuring Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative.

UWM Art History Gallery Features Exquisite Prints
Express Milwaukee – March 8, 2013
An intimate, intriguing show at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Art History Gallery presents over more than two-dozen prints that briefly illustrate how the medium developed over five centuries.