CMS • UWM's Content Management System
Web Site Management Made Easy
- Single space after periods before beginning next sentence.
- Abbreviate when used with a date: Feb. 14, 2007. Spell out in a sentence: School will start in September.
- No colon and zero minutes at whole hour. Use lowercase and periods with a.m. and p.m. For example, 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m.; noon (not 12 noon)
- No caps (winter, spring, fall summer), unless used as a formal name (Spring Fling)
- Abbreviate when used in an address: 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd. Spell out in a sentence: The street is too narrow for parking.
- UWM Conventions
- Use "en" dash and no space with name: University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
- Hint: On PCs in Microsoft Word, when you type a space and one or two hyphens between
text, an en dash ( – ) is automatically inserted. (If you type two hyphens
and do not include a space before the hyphens, then an em dash ( — )
is created.) On Macs, use the option and hyphen key simultaneously
- Use of "university": Cap when used as the formal name: The University is growing. No cap when informal: The university students went on a break.
- IT-related Terminology
- Web site (but webmaster, webcam, webcast)
- UWM Services:
- ePanther ID
- myUWM portal
- UWM's CMS (content management system)
- Academic Titles
- Capitalize and spell out formal titles when they precede a name:
- Chancellor Carlos Santiago, Professor John Smith
- Lowercase elsewhere: Susan James, professor
- Academic Degrees
- Use apostrophe in degrees:
- bachelor's degree; master's degree
- Do not "double amplify" degree:
- Correct: Susan Smith, Ph.D.
- Wrong: Dr. Susan Smith, Ph.D.
If you have any questions, please use the online inquiry form.
Last modified on
January 31, 2007