By Olivia Mobley, Digital Communications Intern
School’s out, and #UWMSocial has been bringing the summer fun. Looking back at this month, it’s been a busy one full of panther pride—a great kickoff for summer break.
Milwaukee Panthers baseball star Daulton Varsho made history this month. Chosen by the Arizona Diamondbacks as the 68th pick in the MLB draft, the catcher became the highest MLB selection in Milwaukee program history. Varsho was also one of the highest picked players in the history of the Horizon League. This video reached 70,830 people, with 12,876 views, 805 reactions, 12 comments, 54 shares.
Congratulations to Milwaukee Panthers catcher Daulton Varsho. ⚾️ He was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks with the 68th pick on Day 1 of the 2017 MLB Draft. Daulton not only becomes the highest selection in Milwaukee program history, but also one of the highest in the history of the Horizon League. Panther Proud!
Posted by University of Wisconsin Milwaukee on Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Milwaukee Panthers introduced the new men’s basketball head coach, Patrick Baldwin, a former coaching assistant at Northwestern. This video reached 27,339 people, along with 10,524 views, 346 reactions, 23 comments, 30 shares.
Meet Patrick Baldwin, the new Milwaukee Panthers men's basketball coach. Welcome to the Panther family! 🏀💛🖤
Posted by University of Wisconsin Milwaukee on Thursday, June 22, 2017
Sports aside, this month UWM’s Biological Sciences department partnered up with the Wisconsin Peregrine Falcon Recovery Program to band newborn falcons nesting at the top of the Engineering & Mathematical Sciences building. For 9 years, peregrine falcons nested at UWM. We’re happy to welcome Iltis, Gromme, Hilary and Lorrie into the world. The baby falcons reached 20,921 people, with 6,618 views, 331 reactions, 20 comments, 43 shares to their video.
Each year, UWM's Biological Sciences department partners with the Wisconsin Peregrine Falcon Recovery Program to band newborn falcons nesting at the top of the Engineering & Mathematical Sciences building. UWM has housed the peregrine falcons, which are listed as endangered in Wisconsin, for nine years. Meet Iltis, Gromme, Hilary and Lorrie.
Posted by University of Wisconsin Milwaukee on Monday, June 5, 2017
The Milwaukee Bucks announced they return to the MECCA, UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, for one regular season game. With the opponent yet to be announced, we tweeted a welcome to the Bucks, excited to have them back for this throwback-style game. Our tweet gained 31,416 impressions, 60 likes and 12 retweets. Tickets on sale now!
— UW-Milwaukee (@UWM) June 12, 2017
Another Panther athlete made headlines. Nate Pozolinski, a hurdler for Milwaukee track & field, capped off his college track career as a three-time All-American. Nate is the 14th All-American from UWM since 1995. This tweet received 17,834 impressions, 12 likes and 4 retweets, and lots of #PantherPride.
— UW-Milwaukee (@UWM) June 9, 2017
We also welcomed the first day of summer with a funny GIF of our very own Pounce frolicking at Bradford Beach. This tweet gained 8,232 impressions, 88 likes and 15 retweets. Don’t worry, we told Pounce to ice that bump!
— UW-Milwaukee (@UWM) June 20, 2017
There were many Instagram-worthy moments this month. We reposted this beautiful photo featuring KIRC and a lovely orange sunset. This photo received 1,179 likes.
On the first day of summer, we wanted to mix things up a little bit. Instead of a classic Bradford Beach photo, we posted a slideshow featuring the beautiful Atwater Beach. This post received 886 likes and 14 comments.
At the end of this month, we posted a breathtaking drone photo of the Milwaukee skyline. As we say goodbye to June and welcome to July, this photo received 884 likes.
June was also Pride month, which meant PrideFest! The LGBTQ+ Resource Center took-over the UWM snapchat during the festival, and had an awesome time celebrating the diversity in Milwaukee.
June was just the beginning of an amazing summer ahead of us for UWM. Stay tuned for next months’ festivities and events, we’ll be sure to keep you up-to-date @ #UWMSocial.