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Administrative Announcements

Oct. 1, Budget Model open forum
Two open forums have been scheduled to present an overview, answer questions, and take feedback.

Oct. 2, Chancellor’s Inauguration
You can still RSVP for the Chancellor’s Inauguration until the end of the day Monday, Sept. 28.

Oct. 2, Kenwood Interdisciplinary Research Complex Building Dedication and Celebration
Tour the newest UWM building featuring physics, chemistry and public health labs; classrooms; a soaring atrium; study nooks; and the offices of the Department of Physics.

UW System travel policy changes take effect Oct. 5
Changes include a move to a per diem stipend for meals and other incidentals during travel. Some rates are also changing.

In memoriam: Lois Olsen
A beloved and inspirational faculty member in the College of Nursing.

In memoriam: Pamela J. Rehberg
Pam was a long-standing Professor of Theatre working in the area of costume design.

In memoriam: Carlton Beck
A life celebration will take place from 11:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m on Saturday, Oct. 3, in the Fireside Lounge.

Save the Date

(See also the PSOA Events Calendar)

Sept. 28, Master in Human Resources and Labor Relations: 28th Annual Melvin Lurie Prize Ceremony
Join the Chancellor and Deans for the awarding of the 28th Annual Melvin Lurie Memorial Prize.

Sept. 29, Innovative Cities Lecture
“Revitalizing the Harbor District,” Lilith Fowler, the Executive Director of Harbor District, Inc.

Sept. 30, Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series
Joy Christiansen Erb will discuss her new series, “Portrait of a Mother,” in a free lecture.

Sept. 30, Graduate Student Fellowship Celebration
A reception to celebrate all of UWM’s graduate student fellowship recipients.

Sept. 30, LACUSL Speaker Series
“100 Days in El Salvador:  A Compelling Journey among Salvadoran and Chilean Military Forces,” Ellen Poeschel (Spanish and Portuguese)

Oct. 1, Women’s & Gender Studies Brown Bag Series
“Can Gender-Atypical Work/Family Arrangements “Unstall” the Revolution?,” Noelle Chesley, Associate Professor, UWM Sociology Department

Oct. 1, On Public Health
“Disparities in Neighborhood Food Access and the Implications for Health Outcomes,” Renee Walker, UWM Zilber School of Public Health.

Oct. 1, Open Refine Workshop
With UWM Libraries staff Kristin Briney, Eliza Bettinger, Ann Hanlon, and Nathan Humpal.

Oct. 2, Neuroscience Seminar
“The Cognitive-Emotional Brain: from Interactions to Integration,” Luiz Pessoa, Professor of Psychology at the University of Maryland.

Oct. 2, SARUP Friday afternoon lecture
“The Architecture of Paul Rudolph,” Timothy Rohan, Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts.

Oct. 2, Geography Colloquium
“Landscape genetics for wildlife and conservation management,” Emily Latch from the UWM Biological Sciences Department.

Oct. 2 – Oct. 3, Midwest Annual Workshop in Metaphysics 2015
MAWMs are focused workshops aimed at promoting new research in metaphysics and community among metaphysicians.

Oct. 5-9, “25 Years German Unity”
UWM German and the Institute of World Affairs will host a series of events (films, lectures, exhibits) looking back on Germany’s reunification.

Oct. 7, Annual Benefits & Wellness Fair
Come learn about the Benefit Changes for 2016

Oct. 7, Urban Studies Programs Fall Social Lecture
“Beyond Katrina – Strategies for Achieving Urban Flood Resilience,” Eion O’Neill of University College Dublin

Oct. 7, Community Feminism & Decolonizing Feminism
“Feminismo Comunitario y Descolonizando el Feminismo,” Julieta Paredes, an Aymara communal feminist will share the effort to reconceptualize feminism.

Oct. 8, Fall All Majors Career Fair
Connect with 100+ employers looking to hire UWM students and alumni!

Oct. 8, National Depression Screening Day
Free depression screenings and referral information in UWM Union, rooms 143 and 147.

Oct. 9, Communication Professional Development Seminar
“How to Make Yourself Competitive: The Transition from a Doctoral Student to a Research University Faculty,” Jihyun Kim, Kent State University

Oct. 9, Physics Colloquium
“The Fate of Ionizing Radiation from Massive Stars in Star-Forming Galaxies,” Sally Oey, University of Michigan.

Oct. 9, Mathematical Sciences Colloquium
“The topological censorship theorem,” Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Physics John Friedman


Join the Speakers Bureau Now!
UWM External Relations is excited to announce a new initiative, the UWM Speakers Bureau.

Call for Nominations for Alumni Employee Awards
Nominate stellar alumni employees to be honored for the difference they make at and beyond UWM.

Oct. 7, Black & Gold Spirit Days are here!
Volunteer to lead your office in the competition for Most Spirited Office and learn more about how you can participate in this celebration of UWM pride.

Sign Your Department Up For A Homecoming Open House
Open your doors for campus visitors Oct. 10

Monthly Wisconsin Deferred Compensation one on one counseling
As a supplement to other retirement benefits or savings that you may have, the Wisconsin Deferred Compensation Program allows you to save and invest

Research Mentor Training
Attend this four two-hour training sessions to strengthen your mentoring skills for building stronger mentor-mentee relationships (registration required).

Call for Nominations: UWS BOR Diversity Awards
Please submit nominations for the UW System Board of Regents Diversity Awards in three categories: Individual, Team, Institution/Unit by 10/30/15.

Best Place to Work

BP2W Group Fitness Classes
A schedule of UWM Employee Group Fitness classes for the first fall session.

Oct. 7, Biometrics Screenings
Register NOW for Well Wisconsin Biometric Screening

Oct. 10, 11th Annual Panther Prowl 5K
The 11th Annual Panther Prowl is a 5K Run/Walk through the UWM neighborhood and Upper Lake Park to raise money for student scholarships.

Professional Development

Oct. 9, Communication Professional Development Seminar
“How to Make Yourself Competitive: The Transition from a Doctoral Student to a Research University Faculty,&rd

Oct. 13 or 14: Basics of Records Management
Learn how to manage your university records and do your job more efficiently.

Campus Connect Suicide Prevention Training
Take action with confidence!

Dec. 14, Commencement Honors Ceremony Registration Volunteers
Registration volunteers for Commencement Honors Cermeony

Dec. 14, Commencement Honors Ceremony – Marshals Needed
Marshals will assist students attending the ceremony

Dec. 20 December Commencement Ceremony
Marshals needed to assist with December Commencement Ceremony

CETL Workshop Calendar

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning CETL merges the Learning Technology Center ( and the Center for Instructional and Professional Development (


Office 365 – Outlook on the web defaults to “reply all”
A recent change to Outlook on the web within Office 365 sets “reply all” as default instead of “reply.”

New features coming to Outlook Web App (OWA)
Notification of upcoming interface changes to Outlook Web App (OWA).

Fall 2015 Learning TECHniques technology course schedule now online
Register for a non-credit technology Short Course today.

UWM Help Desk – Change in Hours of Operation
In an effort to provide a more efficient use of resources, the UWM Help Desk will be operating on new hours of service.