UWM in the News: Week Ending Sept. 12, 2013

NEWS

Contest already underway to define 2014 governor’s race
FOX6 News – September 11, 2013
Mordecai Lee (Political Affairs) shares insight on Scott Walker’s candidacy in the 2014 Governor’s election.

Getting College Credit For What You Already Know
National Public Radio – September 11, 2013
Doris Schoneman (Nursing) talks to NPR about the Flex Degree program at UWM.

BizStarts relocating to Schlitz Park
The Business Journal – September 10, 2013
BizStarts has helped entrepreneurs launch businesses mainly in information technology software, advanced manufacturing and medical devices, and has partnerships with organizations including The Water Council, the Medical College of Wisconsin and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Research Foundation.

Wis. governor, Chippewas battle over open pit mine plan
USA Today – September 8, 2013
Jenny Kehl, director of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Center for Water Policy at the School of Freshwater Sciences is quoted in an article about the open pit mine planed for the Bad River watershed.

Unique program at UWM helping veterans adjust to civilian life
FOX6 News – September 8, 2013
The UWM Chapter of Student Veterans of America helps student veterans adjust to civilian life after being in the Military.

Caffeine, Pharmaceuticals Found In Lake Michigan Water
Wisconsin Public Radio – September 6, 2013
The website Environmental Health News is reporting on a study from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee showing 27 chemicals were found in Lake Michigan near Milwaukee.

SPORTS

Middleton’s Rongstad picks UW-Milwaukee
Middleton Times-Tribune – September 6, 2013
Derek Rongstad, a senior at Middleton High School has chosen to play basketball at UWM for the 2014 season.

ART

UWM Union Theatre, Milwaukee LGBT film fest keep alternatives coming
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – September 5, 2013
The UWM Union Theater released its September film line up, part of the Milwaukee Film Festival.