October 2021 Student E-newsletter

Student E-newsletter

Quotes in Honor of Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month“There is so much fear and hate. We must negate it with active, courageous love.” – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

“Whatever it is your heart desires, please go for it, it’s yours to have.” – Gloria Estefan

“Your great strength is knowing who you are.” – Oscar de la Renta 


COVID-19 symptoms? Stay home, seek testingA reminder that students who are experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19 should stay home and seek testing. If you are awaiting a COVID-19 test result, please do not go to class until you receive a negative test result.

Remaining home while symptomatic and/or while you are awaiting a test result is a great way to protect the health and well-being of your friends, classmates and instructors.

Have you recently tested positive or been diagnosed with COVID-19? Submit a self-report to assist the UWM COVID-19 Support Team in conducting efficient contact tracing.


Latinx Heritage Month 2021 – Salsa dancing, creative brainstorming, festivals, open mic, and more! Activities still happening from Tuesday, September 28th through Tuesday, November 2ndLatinx Heritage Month at UWM is coordinated by a team of campus stakeholders offering a variety of programs that recognize and celebrate the history, culture, and contributions of people of Latinx, Afro-Latinx, Chicanx, Latin American, Caribbean, Spanish and Indigenous descent in the United States. National Latinx Heritage Month has been observed from September 15th to October 15th in the U.S. since 1988. It takes place during this time period to honor the independence days of several countries, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico and Chile, as well as Día de la Raza, a significant cultural celebration observed in Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, Uruguay and Venezuela. To register for these events and obtain more information, please visit their events page

EAC Open Lab – “Managing Students Concerns and Crises with the Dean of Students Office” – available online on Wednesday, October 13th from 12pm-1pm via TeamsThe Professional Development Workgroup invites you to an Open Lab on October 13th from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm. The Dean of Students Office will be sharing resources, covering potential scenarios, and answering questions related to student concerns or situations this Fall. We welcome you to join and bring questions. To join, please click the link.

“Budgeting for Beginners” – register by Monday, October 18th, event taking place on Wednesday, October 20th from 4:30-5:30pmPresented as a part of the Graduate Student Wellness Series with UWM’s Financial Aid Office and UWM’s Graduate School. This session is a starting point for graduate students interested in learning basics for budgeting. We will discuss different budgeting categories, apps to use to assist in the budgeting process, and personalized budgeting strategies based on submitted information. There will be a Qualtrics survey that we will send out ahead of the session to gauge what attendees are looking to gain from our session. Lead by Cynthia Reindl, M.S., Senior Financial Aid Advisor. Please register (and any questions) to Erin C. Fox at foxe@uwm.edu by the end of the day October 18, 2021. This event is free. 

WiscAMP STEM-Inspire Programing: Using Data Wisely to Help Communities of Color: What You Need to Know | October 15th, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. | VirtualThis one-hour virtual program encourages students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and members of the greater Milwaukee community to learn about data equity and how, as future scientists and professionals we can collect, analyze, and use data wisely and ethically to help communities of color to thrive and grow. 

Meals with Meaning | October 21st, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. | UWM Lubar Entrepreneurship Center Enjoy a box lunch and conversation with Superintendent Jewell’s about her experience, vision for criminal justice reform, commitment to education, building partnerships, and creating safer communities. Meals with Meaning is a lunch series that offers students an opportunity to engage in dialogue with fellow students and Milwaukee area alumni leaders regarding leadership, community engagement and current issues. 

A Tea Ceremony and Community Conversation with Jeff Champeau | October 8 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
This month, Social Good Morning and Well Entrepreneur partner up to bring you a unique brew of social innovation, conscious culture, and wellness with Jeff Champeau, Vice President of Business Development at Rishi Tea and Botanicals.

There will be networking and a tea tasting for the first 30 minutes, followed by a matcha tea ceremony run by guests from Rishi Tea. We will close with a conversation about ancient tea practices, innovative business strategies, and how human connection is at the root of growing a company and expanding to new markets. Register here.

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