When it’s “Wheelchair Day” at UWM, trust us, you’ll know it. Dozens of students cruise around campus, and let’s just say… (Honk! Honk! Excuse me!) … becoming skilled behind the wheel(chair) takes some practice. But, that’s exactly the point of the officially titled Powered Mobility Lab.
Once or twice a year, Home Care Medical or National Seating and Mobility, local rehabilitation equipment vendors, pull up to the College of Health Sciences with three vans full of wheelchairs – some powered solely by the puff of your breath or the tilt of your head.
In this video, we’ll roll around UWM with students in the college’s Assistive Technology and Accessible Design program as the future occupational therapists take a closer look at campus from a different vantage point.
U.S. Army veteran and UWM student Kenny Yoo discovered a passion for photographing fellow vets. He has since turned it into the Facebook page “Faces of Service" at https://www.facebook.com/FacesOfService
UWM PhD graduate John Kestell almost didn't enter the ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award, thinking he wouldn't win. Two weeks later, he found out he had won the state-wide award and would be competing nationally against 60 other candidates in Washington D.C.
With 400-plus acres of prairie, forest and wetland teeming with exploration and restoration, the UWM Field Station is the perfect natural classroom. And, it just might be the most beautiful parcel of UWM campus anywhere. From sunrise to starlight, take a look at an (anything-but) typical day at the UWM Field Station.
On your mark, get set, PROWL!
More than 1,400 runners took on the 10th annual Panther Prowl 5K. The run/walk is sponsored by the UWM Alumni Association. This year runners helped to raise nearly $30,000 - and counting -for student scholarships!
If you missed the race you can still help by donating at:
Shortly after graduating with his Master’s Degree, recent UWM alum Joe Miletta landed his dream job with The Kubala Washatko Architects, an award-winning architecture firm. More than 80 percent of the School of Architecture and Urban Planning's grads found jobs this year.
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.