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Year of the HumanitiesYear of the Humanities

Sept. 29: Center for Celtic Studies Talk: "Translations Revisited”
Filmmaker Marcus Fitzpatrick will screen and discuss his acclaimed documentary about  Brian Friel and the first production of his play "Translations

Oct. 1, Great Books Roundtable Discussion
Blaise Pascal, Selections from Pensées

Oct. 1: LACUSL Lecture:
"The Global Commodification of Water and the Search for Alternatives in Bolivia” by Oriol Mirosa (Sociology and Global Studies, UWM)

Oct. 1: Center for Celtic Studies Fall Semester Kick-Off Ceili
Enjoy the music of Ceol Cairde and the traditional singing of Doiminic Mac Giolla Bhride while meeting Celtic Studies students and faculty.  

Oct. 2: Annual Revisiting Our Past Local History Program: Milwaukee Polonia
A celebration of Milwaukee’s Polish-American history and the recent opening of the digital collection Milwaukee Polonia created by the UWM

Oct. 3: 500 Words:
Artist Panel with Keven Brunett, Kristin Thielking, and Joan Hall at 7 p.m., Fireside Lounge, UWM Student Union.

Through Oct. 23, Unbelievable Cities: Etchings of Whistler, Haden, and Pennell,
Art History Gallery: Mondays-Thursdays from 10am-4pm.

Save the Date

Oct. 2, 11a.m.-2 p.m., All Majors Career Fair
UWM’s largest career fair with 100+ employers. All majors welcome. See registered employers.

Oct. 2, Saving Childhood: Combating Youth Trafficking and Exploitation
Join the Institute of World Affairs for a special presentation by leading Indian Anti-Trafficking Campaigner and Human Rights Lawyer Bhuwan Ribhu!

Oct. 3, Blood Drive
Scheduled appointments are given priority over walk-in appointments the day of the event.

Oct. 3, “How You Can Work for Microsoft!
“Minecraft and the convergence of labor, play, and hyper-capital: a discussion.” Discussion led by Stuart Moulthrop and Kris Purzycki.

Oct. 8, Mental Health Awareness Fair
“Why I Keep Going,” providing resources for students, faculty, and staff.

Oct. 8, Annual UWM Benefits & Wellness Fair
Benefits vendors, wellness program providers, and UWM Benefits staff will be in attendance to answer all of your questions.

Oct. 10,  Online and Blended Teaching Program
The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) is offering the UWM Program for Online and Blended Teaching, a three-part workshop series to assist UWM instructors in redesigning their courses for delivery in a blended or an online format, starting Friday, October 10 9 a.m. – Noon.

Oct. 12, Pantherprowl
Kids' Dash start 9am (NEW THIS YEAR!); Main Race start 10am, day-of registration from 8:30am.-9:45am sharp. Post-party located in the Chapman Hall Parking lot.

Oct. 17, SAS Day @ UWM
Speakers from the SAS Institute, Inc., the private sector, and academia.

Through Oct. 18, 12th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month at UWM
Opportunities to join in on the observation, learning, and celebration of Latino cultures.


Call for Applications: Study Abroad Diversity Scholarship
Encourage your students to apply for the diversity scholarship to study abroad. Application deadline for Winterm/Spring 2015 program is October 15, 2014.

Call for Nominations: UWS Board of Regents Diversity Awards
Nomination is available in three categories: Individual, Team, and Institution/Unit (up to $5,000 per award in each category). Submission deadline is October 15, 2014.

Call for Nominations: Outstanding Nontraditional Student Awards 2012-2013
Nominate multiple individuals if you know of several students deserving of this award.

Call for Applications: Leslie Whitaker Memorial Fund Award
The Department of English invites applications for the second round of this campus prize.

Retirement consultations
Confidential consultations to help you become better informed and more confident about your workplace savings plan benefits.

UWM Fall Walk Challenge 2014
The Fall walk challenge will focus on Breast Cancer Awareness and will take you on a virtual walking path along the Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon.


October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month
UWM Information Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (Milwaukee-FBI), are sponsoring education and awareness activities throughout October.

UWM + = Unlimited Access to Thousands of Training Videos
Community members may log into at any time of day or night, and self-train in the use of a variety of software applications, including Microsoft, Adobe, Apple, and more.

Best Place to Work

Mark your calendar now for Family Weekend and the Panther Prowl, set for Oct. 11-12. Family Weekend is a great chance for faculty and staff to interact with families of UWM students, while the Panther Prowl is celebrating its 10th year of raising money for scholarships.

Featured UWM Gem: UWM Bookstore. Now is a great time to get your Panther gear for the new school year. Plus, the first Friday of every month, the campus community gets a 25 percent discount.

UWM Gems, Discover nearly 50 cool, free & discounted things in and around UWM!

Who do you know that makes UWM a great place to work? Nominate a BP2W Champion

Strategic Plan

Important Dates

September and October, continue work with governance groups

Professional Development

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, September Workshops
Due to limited space, registration is required for all workshops.

Sept 29, 2014 WEBINAR: Session 1: DSM-V – Overview, Controversies, Reflections
This webinar will briefly outline the major changes in DSM-5, contrasting it to DSM-IV.

Sept. 30, Active Shooter training
The UWM Police Department will be providing training Run, Hide, Fight on how to respond and react in the event of an active shooter incident.

Sept. 30, Using Our Words Wisely
Find out the importance of saying what you really mean and meaning what you say.

Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, Records Management Basics Workshop
Learn how to use records management to increase your job efficiency and comply with state records law.

Oct. 1, Digging into Data Workshop: Measuring Research Impact
Presented by Kristin Briney, UWM Libraries Data Services Librarian.