By Olivia Mobley, Digital Communications Intern
At #UWMSocial, we kicked off 2018 with quite a month. January was filled with accomplishments, discoveries, and of course, lots of winter fun! With a month this good, we can’t wait to see what’s in store for the rest of the year.
Last month, we discovered footage of the talented actor Willem Dafoe during his time studying theater and acting at UWM in his youth. This video received 57,979 impressions, 21,211 views, 90 shares and 656 reactions.
Willem Dafoe spent most of his nights on a couch at the UWM theater. He's crafted a successful career starring in more than 100 films, and he's a strong contender to win his first The Academy Award for his most recent work in "The Florida Project." Nominations will be announced January 23. Good luck Willem, from your Panther family!
Posted by University of Wisconsin Milwaukee on Sunday, January 21, 2018
As the weather got colder and the city was draped in snow, we helped you get out of the house with a fun blog post listing a variety of different ways to spend a winter day in Milwaukee. This post received 18,501 impressions, 23 shares and 170 reactions.
We know it's been pretty chilly lately, but that doesn't mean the fun has to stop! Here are 12 of our favorite things to do during a Milwaukee winter ❄️
This video featuring UWM’s newly renovated Emile H. Mathis Art Gallery was a popular post, with the gallery boasting pieces from famous artists such as Picasso and Rembrandt. It received 12,390 impressions, 2,180 views, 24 shares and 187 reactions.
Take a look inside the new Emile H. Mathis Art Gallery located in Mitchell Hall – where pieces from Picasso, Rembrandt and Warhol span a 2,400 square foot space. Plan your visit and learn more here: http://go.uwm.edu/2nmD40e.
Posted by University of Wisconsin Milwaukee on Tuesday, January 30, 2018
The red bricks of Mitchell Hall were a hit on Instagram after an overnight snow storm dusted campus in a layer of fluffy snowflakes. This photo received 10,448 impressions and 1,123 likes.
On the first day of the spring semester, we were reminded of our childhood dreams with this adorable photo taken in the Union, which received 10,358 impressions and 1,018 likes.
Students celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. day by giving back to the community, painting inspirational murals on the walls of Milwaukee’s South Division High School. This carousel received 10,152 impressions and 507 likes.
As part of #MLKDay of Service, students, staff and alumni gave back to the community. They were just some of the more than 500 volunteers at Milwaukee’s South Division High School who painted murals to inspire the students. 🎨 #PantherProud! 💛 Click the link in our bio to read more about their service!
Winter photos were a fan-favorite on Twitter in January, with this icy blue Milwaukee skyline receiving 212 likes and 36 retweets!
— UW-Milwaukee (@UWM) January 12, 2018
Another beautiful winter photo, this time of Merrill Hall on campus, gained popularity on Twitter. This tweet received 111 likes and 21 retweets.
Happy snowy Monday! ☃️❄️ pic.twitter.com/9hUnqN7RVy
— UW-Milwaukee (@UWM) January 29, 2018
On the first day of classes, people seemed to like this goofy GIF of Pounce doing what he does best, pouncing around… in the snow! This tweet received 78 likes and 19 retweets.
Welcome back, Panthers 🐾 Have a great first day of the semester! 📚 pic.twitter.com/x6m0Nz8Ubo
— UW-Milwaukee (@UWM) January 22, 2018
January 2018 is done and February is in full swing! We’re excited to see what your new favorites on #UWMSocial will be, and we think you’ll “LOVE” what we have planned!