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Administrative Announcements

Sept. 25, Interim Chancellor’s Plenary Address
A live webcast of the plenary will be available to those unable to attend the presentation in person.

Sept. 23 Campus Safety Week Event
UW Police officers and others will provide information and demonstrations about safety.

Listening Sessions for UWM Chancellor Search Scheduled
The search & screen committee is gathering public input on the role of the chancellor and the university in the community.

Year of the HumanitiesYear of the Humanities

Sept 23, The Distinguished Lecture Series: Sherman Alexie
Alexei visits UWM this fall to share “The Partially True Story of the True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.”

Sept. 26-28, The Midwest Conference on Early Modern Philosophy
Guest speakers from universities throughout the US will be presenting their work.

Sept. 26, The Ctr. for 21st Century Studies Seminar
Critical Humanism and the Literary Futures Market

Sept. 26, Philosophy Colloquium
"Amphibolizing Leibniz: Kant's Critical Discussion of Leibniz's Unifying Account of Unity"

Sept. 28, Archaeological Institute Lecture
'The Greatest Show on Earth': Chariot Racing in Ancient Rome

Save the Date

Sept. 23, On Public Health
“A Wisconsin Physician Pilot Survey on Obesity Diagnosis and Management”

Sept. 12-Oct. 24, Planetarium Fall Show
"The Red Planet" features the past, current and future endeavors of the Mars Rover program.

Oct. 1, LACUSL speaker series
“The Global Commodification of Water and the Search for Alternatives in Bolivia”

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

FYI

Sept 15 - Oct. 18, 12th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month at UWM
Opportunities to join in on the observation, learning, and celebration of Latino cultures.

UWM Libraries Fall 2014 Newsletter Now Available
Soref Commons anniversary, LibQUAL+ Survey, Milwaukee Polonia, and more.

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.

TIAA-CREF One on One Counseling Sessions
TIAA CREF will be on campus offering individual counseling sessions to review your existing portfolio and individual situation.

LifeMatters Brown Bag Lunch Offerings – Fall 2014
The programs offered will focus on Getting Organized at Work.

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

Active Shooter Training
UWM Police Department will be providing training on how to respond, react in the event of an active shooter incident.

From UITS

UWM pilot with InCommon and eduGAIN facilitates research
collaboration and data-sharing

Internet2’s InCommon has enhanced its support for international research organizations through a pilot project with the Leonard E. Parker Center for Gravitation, Cosmology and Astrophysics (CGCA) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM).

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 + Lynda.com = Unlimited Access to Thousands of Training Videos
Community members may log into Lynda.com 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: Lost and Found. If you lose something on campus, the UWM Police may be able to help. Items of value that are turned in around campus will be brought to the University Police Station. Call 414-229-4627 or stop by the police department to get reunited with your missing property.

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 Champio

Strategic Plan

Important Dates

September, 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. 23, Taking Care of Business: Resources for Everyday Campus Questions
This workshop is designed for both new and veteran employees and will provide answers to common resource questions.

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, 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.

Commencement Honors Ceremony-Marshals & Name Reader Needed
Volunteer to assist with the Commencement Honors Ceremony.

December 2014 Commencement Marshals
Volunteer to serve as a marshal at the December 14, 2014 Commencement Ceremony at the UW-Milwaukee Panthers Arena.