UWM in the News: Week ending May 8, 2014

Garrison Keillor to visit UW-Milwaukee on Monday
Milwaukee Journal Sent. May 4, 2014
Garrison Keillor is touring the literate, public-radio friendly edges of America to promote his new book, “The Keillor Reader.”
See also: http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23222-reading-with-garrison-keillor-|-books-|-shepherd-express.html

At UWM, a need to move forward
Milwaukee Journal Seninel, May 3
Thriving communities are benefiting from private and public higher education institutions operating in cooperation with each other to advance the interests of their geographic regions.

Student investigation leads to security changes at UW-Milwaukee
WISN TV, May 2
“Run, hide, fight” training is at the top of a list of recommendations UW-Milwaukee Police Chief Michael Marzion said are already being implemented on campus.

U.S. Cellular Arena should morph into UWM Panthers Arena: Lemke
Milwaukee Business Journal, May 5
Jimmy Lemke, a UWM alum who runs the PantherU.com website that covers UWM athletics. He also is a founder of the Black and Gold Club, which is a booster for the UWM Panthers.

Search committee named to find replacement for UWM Chancellor Lovell
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 5
The search for a permanent new chancellor at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will officially launch Thursday.

UWM student loan issue involves $3.3 million in funds
WISN TV, May 1
UWM system is investigating if other schools have the same issue.

Nadella’s Bid To Fix Microsoft: What Ballmer Didn’t Dare
Forbes, May 7
UWM alum  Satya Nadella wants to maintain Microsoft’s relevance and restore double-digit growth.

UWM fundraising campaign targets $175M, for starters
Milwaukee Business Journal, May 1
A private fundraising campaign for the UWM is reportedly gaining momentum, raising early funds even during the silent phase of what will be a long-term, comprehensive campaign aiming for $175 million or more.

Climate report shows Great Lakes region to get heavier rainfalls, earlier warm weather
WISN TV, May 6
Mark D.  Schwartz (climatology) says infrastructure can’t handle the gushing rain fall that has occurred throughout the last 30 years and the region is also turning warmer earlier, which for plants, means survival of the fittest.

Search committee will find finalists for UWM chancellor job
Biztimes.com, May 6
University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross appointed a 27-member search and screen committee to help identify a successor to University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Chancellor Michael Lovell.

Water quality report finds Milwaukee area watersheds contaminated with human fecal matter
Badger Herald, May 6
A newly released report suggests the infrastructure to protect water in the Milwaukee area may no longer be up to speed, as toxins including human fecal matter have been found in local watersheds.

UW System names UW-Milwaukee chancellor search committee
Milwaukee Business Journal, May 5
The University of Wisconsin System has named a 27-member committee to commence the national search and vetting process for UW-Milwaukee’s next chancellor.

Pothole problem solved by UWM?
CBS 58, May 1
UW-Milwaukee Professor Konstantin Sobolev and a team are working on a new type of concrete.