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Travel Policy changes afoot
A summary of the policy changes is available on the UW TravelWise

Save the Date

Jan. 16, SARUP Mobile Design Box exhibit
An exhibit of furniture design by UWM alumnus Ryan Tretow

Jan. 19, MLK Day of Service
Help with beautification projects at Washington High School in Sherman Park

Jan. 22, Guest Housing Open House
Come and see University Housing and Residential Guest Services guest rooms in person and learn about the services we offer!

Jan. 22, Fidelity one-on-one counseling sessions
Please join David Eichler, Fidelity Planning & Guidance Consultant for your confidential consultation to help you become better informed and more confident

Jan. 24, Community Brainstorming Conference Breakfast Forum
A panel on “Police Brutality in the U.S. and Abroad”

Jan. 16 through Feb. 27, Planetarium Show – Terrific Telescopes
Learn how the images telescopes have collected have changed our understanding of our universe


Request for Proposals
Promoting Pedagogical Innovation through the Sharing of Online and Blended Teaching Resources. Application deadline Jan. 21, 2015

Active Shooter Training Available
How to respond, react , survive during an active shooter Incident

UWM January Employee Wellness Classes
Four Session Series for Yoga and Zumba

Call for Nominations: UWM and Regents Awards
Individual and Group Awards are now being accepted

Spring 2015 Library Reserve Materials Deadline
Faculty and instructors: The Spring 2015 semester preferred deadline to submit your Reserve materials requests and purchases is Dec. 30, 2014

Call for Applications: Travel Awards
Travel funding to faculty and academic staff to support overseas field research experiences for undergraduates in Spring or Summer 2015

RFP: Global Studies Research Fellows AY 2015/16
CIE seeks applications from UWM faculty who will serve as Global Studies Research Fellows

Jan. 19. Active Learning Classroom Workshops and Orientations
The North West Quadrant Active Learning Committee and CETL are providing Workshops and Orientations

UB Service Suspended During Library Catalog Upgrade Jan. 8-Feb. 9, 2015
However, books may be borrowed from other UW campuses via ILL

Professional Development

Jan. 13, Successful Strategies for Improving Student Research
Continuing education session designed to equip instructors with tools and strategies for improving student research projects

Jan. 14, Engage the Brain, Play the Game and Retain the Learner
Program for Instructional Academic Staff to Support Classroom Experience

Jan. 21,Digging Into Data Workshop: Data Clean Up with OpenRefine
Learn how to OpenRefine to transform data, fix errors, and generally manipulate tabular datasets

Jan. 22, Workshop: Search@UW for PantherCat Users
Session offers best practices for doing research with UWM Libraries’ new search engine Search@UW

Jan. 16 & 30, two-part workshop on Active Learning Classrooms


Office 365 Tip of the Week: Create files directly from OneDrive
Create MS-Word documents and Excel spreadsheets directly from OneDrive!
Tech Timeout for Start-of-Spring Semester
Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, 12:01 a.m. through Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, 11:59 p.m

Upcoming change to the Office 365 OWA interface
Coming soon! The ability to choose and pin app icons to the dashboard

The pantherLINK system will be decommissioned Jan. 23, 2015
If you have not already done so, please archive any pantherLINK email messages with attachments larger than 25MB that you wish to save