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Administrative Announcements

UW System travel policy changes take effect Oct. 5
Changes include a move to a per diem stipend for meals and other incidentals during travel. Some rates are also changing.

In memoriam: Lois Olsen
A beloved and inspirational faculty member in the College of Nursing.

Save the Date

Oct. 5-9, "25 Years German Unity"
UWM German and the Institute of World Affairs will host a series of events (films, lectures, exhibits) looking back on Germany's reunification.

Oct. 7, German Program Film Screening
The UWM German Program will show the film "Berlin is in Germany" which will feature an introduction by Dr. Marc Silberman from UW-Madison.

Oct. 7, Urban Studies Programs Fall Social Lecture
“Beyond Katrina – Strategies for Achieving Urban Flood Resilience,” Eion O’Neill of University College Dublin

Oct. 7, Community Feminism & Decolonizing Feminism
"Feminismo Comunitario y Descolonizando el Feminismo," Julieta Paredes, an Aymara communal feminist will share the effort to reconceptualize feminism.

Oct. 8, German Program Lecture
"German Reunification and the Current Refugee Crisis," Herbert Quelle, Consul General of Germany in Chicago

Oct. 8, Fall All Majors Career Fair
Connect with 100+ employers looking to hire UWM students and alumni!

Oct. 8, National Depression Screening Day
Free depression screenings and referral information in UWM Union, rooms 143 and 147.

Oct. 9, Communication Professional Development Seminar
"How to Make Yourself Competitive: The Transition from a Doctoral Student to a Research University Faculty," Jihyun Kim, Kent State University

Oct. 9, Physics Colloquium
"The Fate of Ionizing Radiation from Massive Stars in Star-Forming Galaxies," Sally Oey, University of Michigan.

Oct. 9, Mathematical Sciences Colloquium
"The topological censorship theorem," Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Physics John Friedman

Oct. 9, Rachel Barton Pine Plays Beethoven
The UWM Symphony Orchestra will be presenting its season opening concert on Oct. 9 with renowned violinist Rachel Barton Pine as a featured soloist.

Oct. 10, 11th Annual Panther Prowl 5K
The 11th Annual Panther Prowl is a 5K Run/Walk through the UWM neighborhood and Upper Lake Park to raise money for student scholarships.

Oct. 13, UWM Employees and Students Blood Drive
Save the Day. Donate Blood or Volunteer at the Blood Drive!

Oct. 14, Technophiles Podcasts: Games and Society
Thomas Malaby, UWM Dept. of Anthropology, is the guest for this “live taping.”

Oct. 14, Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Korean Panel
Lecture on Korean paper crafts and the unique connections between the Korean and American artists

Oct.15, Design Lab SARUP
Presentations at the John David Mooney Foundation.

Oct. 15. Literary Reading and Q & A with Carmen Giménez Smith
Literary Reading and Q & A with poet Carmen Giménez Smith.

Oct. 15-25, 30th Annual Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival
Presenting regional premieres of films by, for, and about the LGBT+ community

Oct. 16, Creative Writing talk: Publishing Talk with Carmen Giménez Smith
A Publishing Talk with an interview by publisher David Wilk.

Oct. 16, SARUP Mobile Design Box Opening
Mobile Design Box hosts Assistant Professor Nikole Bouchard’s Waste to Wonder Studio and beintween, founded by alumnus Keith Hayes.

Oct. 19, Ettinger Book Artist Series Lecture
Featuring Esther K. Smith and Dikko Faust.

Oct. 21, Asian Faculty and Staff Association Reception
To support our awards program, we will have a silent auction during the reception. Please RSVP by Oct. 19.


Campus Flu Clinics
Oct. 7, Oct. 13, Nov. 11, and Nov. 17

Oct. 7, Annual Benefits & Wellness Fair
Come learn about the Benefit Changes for 2016

Annual Benefits Enrollment Period October 5 – 30, 2015
You should review benefits plan changes and determine your benefits needs for 2016.

UWM Libraries Fall 2015 Newsletter Now Available
New WTMJ-TV News Film search, extraordinary Polar book collection donation, and much more!

Join the Speakers Bureau Now!
UWM External Relations is excited to announce a new initiative, the UWM Speakers Bureau.

Call for Nominations for Alumni Employee Awards
Nominate stellar alumni employees to be honored for the difference they make at and beyond UWM.

Oct. 7, Black & Gold Spirit Days are here!
Volunteer to lead your office in the competition for Most Spirited Office and learn more about how you can participate in this celebration of UWM pride.

Sign Your Department Up For A Homecoming Open House
Open your doors for campus visitors Oct. 10

Monthly Wisconsin Deferred Compensation one on one counseling
As a supplement to other retirement benefits or savings that you may have, the Wisconsin Deferred Compensation Program allows you to save and invest

Research Mentor Training
Attend this four two-hour training sessions to strengthen your mentoring skills for building stronger mentor-mentee relationships (registration required).

Call for Nominations: UWS BOR Diversity Awards
Please submit nominations for the UW System Board of Regents Diversity Awards in three categories: Individual, Team, Institution/Unit by 10/30/15.

Best Place to Work

BP2W Group Fitness Classes
A schedule of UWM Employee Group Fitness classes for the first fall session.

Oct. 7, Biometrics Screenings
Register NOW for Well Wisconsin Biometric Screening

Oct. 10, 11th Annual Panther Prowl 5K
The 11th Annual Panther Prowl is a 5K Run/Walk through the UWM neighborhood and Upper Lake Park to raise money for student scholarships.

Professional Development

Oct. 7, Title IX Training
This training is open to all campus employees and students, and will address issues such as sex-based discrimination and harrassment.

Oct. 9, Communication Professional Development Seminar
“How to Make Yourself Competitive: The Transition from a Doctoral Student to a Research University Faculty."

Oct. 9, Birds of a Feather: Student Peer Review Roundtable
Instructors who use or would like to use student peer review in their courses are invited to share their strategies in a roundtable format.

Oct. 16, Large Class Group Learning Exchange
Each attendee sends their LARGE CLASS GROUP LEARNING assignment or strategy one week in advance

Call for Proposals & Registration
D2L Brightspace Ignite Wisconsin Regional Conference

Oct. 13 or 14: Basics of Records Management
Learn how to manage your university records and do your job more efficiently.

Dec. 14, Commencement Honors Ceremony Registration Volunteers
Registration volunteers for Commencement Honors Cermeony

Dec. 14, Commencement Honors Ceremony – Marshals Needed
Marshals will assist students attending the ceremony

Dec. 20 December Commencement Ceremony
Marshals needed to assist with December Commencement Ceremony

CETL Workshop Calendar
The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning CETL merges the Learning Technology Center ( and the Center for Instructional and Professional Development (


Office 365 - Outlook on the web defaults to "reply all"
A recent change to Outlook on the web within Office 365 sets "reply all" as default instead of "reply."

New features coming to Outlook Web App (OWA)
Notification of upcoming interface changes to Outlook Web App (OWA).

Fall 2015 Learning TECHniques technology course schedule now online
Register for a non-credit technology Short Course today.

UWM Help Desk – Change in Hours of Operation
In an effort to provide a more efficient use of resources, the UWM Help Desk will be operating on new hours of service.