UWM mascot, soccer teams to greet MPS students on first day of school

A panther and a couple of soccer teams will greet students at Hartford University School, 2227 E. Hartford Ave., from 7 to 7:30 a.m. on the first day of school, Tuesday, Sept. 5.

The panther, Pounce, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s mascot, will be accompanied by the UWM men’s and women’s soccer teams. UWM students, faculty and staff are also planning to join in the welcome.

Hartford University School, a Milwaukee Public School, is surrounded by the UWM campus, and frequently collaborates with university faculty and staff on community projects.

For more information, contact: Shannon Kilsdonk, principal of Hartford University School, kilsdose@milwaukee.k12.wi.us, 414-906-4700 or Kathy Litzau, senior associate athletics director at UWM, kclitzau@uwm.edu, 414-229-3739.

About UWM

Recognized as one of the nation’s 115 top research universities, UW-Milwaukee provides a world-class education to 26,000 students from 89 countries on a budget of $667 million. Its 14 schools and colleges include Wisconsin’s only schools of architecture, freshwater sciences and public health, and it is a leading educator of nurses and teachers. UW-Milwaukee partners with leading companies to conduct joint research, offer student internships and serve as an economic engine for southeastern Wisconsin. The Princeton Review named UW-Milwaukee a 2017 “Best Midwestern” university based on overall academic excellence and student reviews, as well as a top “Green College.”