UWM’s Military and Veterans Resource Center has been partnering with the Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center for six years on summits that provide info and help to veterans. This year’s summit is on June 23.
The website, co-founded by UWM professor Mark Keane, is the brainchild of a group of organizations working to meld architecture, design and STEM topics into a useful resource for teachers, students and children all over the world.
University of Wisconsin System regents got an overview Thursday of the work that UW-Milwaukee is doing to help power the region’s economic engine.
With the guidance of Rene Izquierdo, associate professor of music, UWM classical guitar students have been racking up top finishes in competitions around the country. “He is not just a teacher, he is a mentor,” said one of those students, Samuel Hines.
Michelle Watts comes from a military family and works at the VA, so she is attuned to some of the issues that may be keeping African-American veterans from seeking out services. She hopes to help break through some of those obstacles at the June 23 summit at UWM.
Rosalyn Baldwin has been spreading love across the country, giving hugs to police officers in 29 states so far. On Wednesday, the 8-year-old visited Milwaukee, where UWM Police officers gladly hugged back. “I needed a hug today,” UWM Officer Nadina Campos said.
Kenneth Germanson is a longtime labor leader, journalist and community activist who was one of a group of students who advocated for the formation of a four-year public university in Milwaukee in the late 1940s.
It’s never too late to graduate. That’s the experience of Christine Lyons, who started at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the 1970s and is finally graduating in May 2018.
From Satya Nadella to Kimberley Motley, from Willem Dafoe to Trixie Mattel, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee students have used their education to make their mark on the world.