Need a break from hitting the books? Looking to up your fitness game? Or craving a little competition? UWM’s University Recreation Department (UREC) offers everything from fitness and wellness to intramurals, aquatics, sport clubs and outdoor pursuits.
It's time to check out the Klotsche Center and Pavilion, UWM's multipurpose recreational, athletic and instructional complex.
Meet you at "the K" (that's what the students call it!)
UWM celebrated the opening of the expanded home of its School of Freshwater Sciences (SFS) on Milwaukee’s inner harbor.
The two-day Freshwater Odyssey event featured aquatic science demonstrations, entertainment and tours of the $53-million expansion of the SFS, the only graduate-level school of its kind in the United States.
The facilities offer students, faculty and scientists state-of-the-art teaching and research equipment and bring together a rare combination of capabilities, from microbiology and robotics, to aquaculture (fish farming) and toxicology.
In addition to the high-tech environment inside the 92,000-square-foot addition, the building’s expansion is also spawning a facelift to the surrounding industrial neighborhood.
It was a Labor Day on Lake Michigan for UWM students. Time to explore Milwaukee, Panthers. You won't be disappointed!
Featured music: "Start It Up Again" by Timeflies - one of our PANTHERFEST headliners. UWM students, get your FREE ticket in the Union Concourse starting Thursday.
Getting REC’d is a good thing! UWM students kick off the academic year with University Recreation for the highly anticipated annual “URec Fest” at the Klotsche Center and Pavilion. This year, URec Fest featured a variety of exciting games and activities including logrolling, crate stacking, laser tag and a pogo pit.
Thousands of Milwaukee Panther fans turn out to tailgate, rock climb, grab a free tee, dunk on the men's bball team and cheer the men's soccer team to a HUGE victory on Engelmann Field. Go Panthers! #UWMFallWelcome
They're traveling the world, turning internships into dream jobs, and advancing in their careers. Meet five members of the UWM Class of 2014. We couldn't be more proud of them and the thousands of students who are accepting their diplomas this May. Go Panthers! #uwmgrad
When nine-year-old Shea Stollenwerk asked for a hand for Christmas, her parents hoped to find someone to make the parts, fully envisioning assembling a mechanical hand for their daughter themselves. The third grader from Mukwonago was born with a partial palm and no fingers on her right hand, but YouTube videos of 3-D printed plastic prostheses made her believe a fully functioning right hand might be in her future.
Frankie Flood knew he could help. But the UW-Milwaukee associate professor would do much more than mail the Stollenwerks a box of unassembled pieces. In this video, watch as Flood recruits his Peck School of the Arts colleague Adream Blair, her design class and Shea herself to design and develop a plethora of pink, purple and turquoise hands for a little girl whose Christmas wish has been more than granted.