March 2020 Student E-newsletter

Stay Safe – get the Rave Guardian App
UWM is adding an optional program to its alert system this spring that allows students to dial an emergency number with one push of a button or choose a “guardian” to virtually walk them home. The Rave Guardian app is available free to students and staff who choose to add it to the university’s existing Safe Alert program. That current system is used to send texts and/or emails to all students, faculty and staff in case of an emergency. The Rave Guardian app can be downloaded free from the Apple and Android app stores. The app, which is customized to the university when the user enters their UWM information, includes a number of features beyond the safety alert. One is a Guardian timer, which allows an app user who is traveling alone to connect with a friend or relative to let them know when they are leaving, where they’re heading, and when they expect to arrive. If the timer isn’t turned off when the user arrives, the friend can contact the user or police. For more information and details on other features, how the Rave Guardian works and how to download it to your phone, go to the University Police Department website.

TA And Grader Positions in Public Health. Fill out your application today!
The deadline for the first round of consideration for a teaching assistantships and grader positions in the Zilber School of Public Health is April 1, 2020. applications will be accepted after that date, on a rolling basis, until positions have been assigned. A copy of the application can be found here.

Job Opportunities for Students and Alumni

Graduate Assistant Position – UWM School of Social Welfare
Applications for a part-time hourly research assistant are invited at this time to assist with a Helen Bader School of Social Welfare doctoral student’s mixed methods research related to street-level prostitution and sex trafficking.
The research assistant will work closely with the doctoral student to enter and analyze data collected in surveys and interviews with women who have traded sex on the streets. The work entails quantitative data entry using SPSS and qualitative data analysis using Dedoose. The position is 5-10 hours per week over the course of approximately 4 months, depending on hire date.

Required Qualifications: Applicants must be currently enrolled graduate students in social work/social welfare, public health, psychology, sociology, Africology, or a related discipline. Qualified candidates must have some experience using advanced statistical software (e.g., SPSS, SAS, STATA, NVivo, Dedoose).

Preferred Qualifications: Applicants should demonstrate strong analytical, organizational, and communication skills along with the ability to work independently and collaboratively. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience with the population at the heart of this research.
UWM hourly part time graduate assistant employment: $12 – $14.50 per hour, depending upon qualifications, 5-10 hours per week for 3-4 months, depending on hire date.
Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Inquires can be directed to Daria Mueller ( Applications should also be submitted, via email, to Daria Mueller ( with the following attachments/information: (1) a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) two references with contact information.

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