March 2018 @ #UWMSocial

By Taylor Strickland, Digital Communications Intern

They say March comes in like a lion, but we think it’s more like a Panther! This month was filled with #PantherProud moments and spring break selfies. Let’s take a look back!

Facebook:

Our Panthers were ecstatic to welcome Saturday Night Live’s Leslie Jones to campus for the annual CAB Comedy Bash! So excited, in fact, that this post reached 26,273 people and earned 68 shares, 58 comments and 356 reactions.

Get ready to ???, Panthers! The Campus Activities Board at UWM is excited to announce Leslie Jones is coming to UWM…

Posted by University of Wisconsin Milwaukee on Thursday, March 29, 2018

Almost one year after the devastating fire in Peck School of the Arts, we were glad to share the Mainstage Theatre’s transformation for opening night of “12 Ophelias.” We weren’t the only ones in awe of how much work had put in, as this post reached 22,283 people, with 15,797 views, 56 shares, 4 comments and 197 reactions.

Curtain rises on UWM’s renovated, updated Mainstage Theatre

The Mainstage Theatre at UWM Peck School of the Arts will re-open to the public on Wednesday, 11 months after a fire ripped through the theater’s scene shop, causing nearly $6 million in damages.No one was injured in the fire on April 8, 2017, but nearly 200 classes, performances, exhibitions and the final performance season were rescheduled and relocated in the immediate aftermath. The theater springs back to life with a performance of the drama “12 Ophelias.” Read more: http://go.uwm.edu/2Hc0TPW

Posted by University of Wisconsin Milwaukee on Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Spring break was on all of our Panthers’ minds this March, but college budgets don’t always allow for a trip down to Florida. We were here to make sure students knew how to make the most of their staycation in Milwaukee. From places like the Mitchell Park Domes to On the Bus, this post reached 10,042, with 15 shares, 6 comments and 89 reactions.

Spring break is right around the corner! Taking a staycation? There's still plenty to do right in our own backyard. ?

Posted by University of Wisconsin Milwaukee on Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Instagram:

We know not all of our Panthers can afford the typical spring break, so we were excited to share how a Milwaukee staycation could be just as good! This Riverwalk view earned 952 likes.

Nothing says spring is here like this gorgeous view of a KIRC sunrise from the IMC offices. Mother Nature earned herself 937 likes.

Spring awakens ☀️?? #firstdayofspring

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When St. Patty’s Day rolled around, we found the end of the rainbow! We got lucky with some unseasonably warm weather, and our Panthers treated us to 937 likes.

Twitter:

Students were excited to finish up that last Friday class and enjoy their spring break, despite the chilly weather here in Wisconsin! This tweet earned 8,195 impressions, 99 likes and 15 retweets.

UWM alum Trixie Mattel was crowned winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race this month, and our Panthers were quick to congratulate her! Her success earned 5,833 impressions, 68 likes and 18 retweets.

On March 8, we celebrated #InternationalWomensDay by recognizing all of our amazing faculty and staff here on campus. These inspiring women earned 5,824 impressions, 43 likes and 10 retweets.

With spring on the way, it was easy to get excited about March. Looking back, it’s clear we had a great month filled with great content!