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Sept. 25, Interim Chancellor’s Plenary Address
A live webcast of the plenary will be available to those unable to attend the presentation in person.

Sept. 23 Campus Safety Week Event
UW Police officers and others will provide information and demonstrations about safety.

Listening Sessions for UWM Chancellor Search Scheduled
The search & screen committee is gathering public input on the role of the chancellor and the university in the community.

Year of the HumanitiesYear of the Humanities

Sept 23, The Distinguished Lecture Series: Sherman Alexie
Alexei visits UWM this fall to share “The Partially True Story of the True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.”

Sept. 26-28, The Midwest Conference on Early Modern Philosophy
Guest speakers from universities throughout the US will be presenting their work.

Sept. 26, The Ctr. for 21st Century Studies Seminar
Critical Humanism and the Literary Futures Market

Sept. 26, Philosophy Colloquium
“Amphibolizing Leibniz: Kant’s Critical Discussion of Leibniz’s Unifying Account of Unity”

Sept. 28, Archaeological Institute Lecture
‘The Greatest Show on Earth’: Chariot Racing in Ancient Rome

Save the Date

Sept. 23, On Public Health
“A Wisconsin Physician Pilot Survey on Obesity Diagnosis and Management”

Sept. 25, Pedal Prowl
Hope you can join us for the last Pedal Prowl of the season. There is a time change, to leaving campus at 4:30pm.

Sept. 12-Oct. 24, Planetarium Fall Show
“The Red Planet” features the past, current and future endeavors of the Mars Rover program.

Sept. 26, UWM’s Academic Adventurers: “GIS Comes to Kazakhstan”
Presented by William Huxhold, professor and chair of UWM’s Urban Planning Department.

Sept. 28, Author Event: Michael Blanding, “The Map Thief”
Michael Blanding will talk about his recently published book “The Map Thief,” the true story of infamous map thief Forbes Smiley.

Oct. 1, LACUSL speaker series
“The Global Commodification of Water and the Search for Alternatives in Bolivia”

Oct. 2, Saving Childhood: Combating Youth Trafficking and Exploitation
Join the Institute of World Affairs for a special presentation by leading Indian Anti-Trafficking Campaigner and Human Rights Lawyer Bhuwan Ribhu!

Oct. 2, 11a.m.-2 p.m., All Majors Career Fair
UWM’s largest career fair with 100+ employers. All majors welcome. See registered employers.

Oct. 2, Revisiting Our Past Local History Program: Milwaukee Polonia
A celebration of Milwaukee’s Polish-American history and the recent opening of the digital collection Milwaukee Polonia created by the UWM Libraries, to be held at the Polish Center of Wisconsin, 6941 S. 68th St., Franklin.

Oct. 3, Blood Drive
Scheduled appointments are given priority over walk-in appointments the day of the event.

Oct. 12, Pantherprowl
Kids’ Dash start 9am (NEW THIS YEAR!); Main Race start 10am, day-of registration from 8:30am.-9:45am sharp. Post-party located in the Chapman Hall Parking lot.

FYI

Call for Applications: Study Abroad Diversity Scholarship
Encourage your students to apply for the diversity scholarship to study abroad. Application deadline for Winterm/Spring 2015 program is October 15, 2014.

Call for Nominations: UWS Board of Regents Diversity Awards<
Nomination is available in three categories: Individual, Team, and Institution/Unit (up to $5,000 per award in each category). Submission deadline is October 15, 2014.

Call for Applications: Leslie Whitaker Memorial Fund Award
The Department of English invites applications for the second round of this campus prize.

Sept 15 – Oct. 18, 12th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month at UWM
Opportunities to join in on the observation, learning, and celebration of Latino cultures.

UWM Libraries Fall 2014 Newsletter Now Available
Soref Commons anniversary, LibQUAL+ Survey, Milwaukee Polonia, and more.

UWM Fall Walk Challenge 2014
The Fall walk challenge will focus on Breast Cancer Awareness and will take you on a virtual walking path along the Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon.

TIAA-CREF One on One Counseling Sessions
TIAA CREF will be on campus offering individual counseling sessions to review your existing portfolio and individual situation.

LifeMatters Brown Bag Lunch Offerings – Fall 2014
The programs offered will focus on Getting Organized at Work.

Retirement consultations
Confidential consultations to help you become better informed and more confident about your workplace savings plan benefits.

Active Shooter Training
UWM Police Department will be providing training on how to respond, react in the event of an active shooter incident.

From UITS

UWM joins UW SysNet on Friday, September 26, 2014
ext Friday, UWM will be the fifth institution to join the new UW System network which features state-of-the-art equipment, software and optics technology.

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month
UWM Information Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (Milwaukee-FBI), are sponsoring education and awareness activities throughout October.

UWM + Lynda.com = Unlimited Access to Thousands of Training Videos
Community members may log into Lynda.com at any time of day or night, and self-train in the use of a variety of software applications, including Microsoft, Adobe, Apple, and more.

Best Place to Work

Mark your calendars now for the annual Benefits Fair, scheduled for Oct. 8. The event takes place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Wisconsin Room of the UWM Union.

Featured UWM Gem: Upgrade your technology now. Computer hardware discounts are available for faculty and staff. Discounts are also available for software programs. Visit the Tech Mall for more information.

UWM Gems, Discover nearly 50 cool, free & discounted things in and around UWM!
Quick Wins

Have a Quick Win to make UWM a Best Place to Work? More than 60 submitted so far

Strategic Plan

Important Dates

September and October, continue work with governance groups

Professional Development

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, September Workshops
Due to limited space, registration is required for all workshops.

Sept. 23, Taking Care of Business: Resources for Everyday Campus Questions
This workshop is designed for both new and veteran employees and will provide answers to common resource questions.

Sept 29, 2014 WEBINAR: Session 1: DSM-V – Overview, Controversies, Reflections
This webinar will briefly outline the major changes in DSM-5, contrasting it to DSM-IV.

Sept. 30, Using Our Words Wisely
Find out the importance of saying what you really mean and meaning what you say.

Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, Records Management Basics Workshop
Learn how to use records management to increase your job efficiency and comply with state records law.

Commencement Honors Ceremony-Marshals & Name Reader Needed
Volunteer to assist with the Commencement Honors Ceremony

December 2014 Commencement Marshals

Volunteer to serve as a marshal at the December 14, 2014 Commencement Ceremony at the UW-Milwaukee Panthers Arena.