October 2017 @ #UWMSocial

By Monica Skipper, Digital Communications Intern

October was spooktacular at #UWMSocial! But, not everything was just pumpkins and candy. This month was filled to the brim with new accomplishments and scary-good photos. Let’s take a peek!



UWM’s App Brewery worked with the Medical College of Wisconsin to create a one-of-a-kind app to assist with brain surgeries. The video received our most impressions of the month with 45,966 impressions, 23,854 views, 130 shares and 504 likes.

UWM App Brewery creates app used during brain surgery

Meet the UWM students who worked with the Medical College of Wisconsin to develop an app used during brain surgeries.

Posted by University of Wisconsin Milwaukee on Wednesday, October 4, 2017


UWM scientists played a key role in LIGO Nobel Prize victory. Our congratulatory video received 396 likes and 8,271 views.

Congratulations to UWM scientists involved in Nobel-winning di…

The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to Rainer Weiss, Kip Thorne and Barry Barish for their roles in the discovery of gravitational waves, a breakthrough that helped confirm a prediction in Einstein’s theory of relativity. The discovery was made possible by scientists around the globe working together, and UWM’s team played key roles in finding, processing and confirming the gravitational wave information from a mountain of data. Congratulations! Learn more: http://go.uwm.edu/2xdwc7v

Posted by University of Wisconsin Milwaukee on Tuesday, October 3, 2017


The Panther Prowl is an annual tradition and this year’s race than 1,000 participants. More than 9,000 people saw our recap video with a total of 4,166 video views.

UWM's Panther Prowl 2017

On your mark, get set, PROWL! Nearly 2,000 runners took on the 13th annual Panther Prowl on Saturday morning. The 2017 event has raised $25,000 and counting! In total, the Prowl has raised more than $300,000 over the years for student scholarships.

Posted by University of Wisconsin Milwaukee on Saturday, October 7, 2017


Of course, we had to put our own Panther spin on Halloween by carving a UWM pumpkin. This video received more than 4,000 views and reached 10,086 people.

How to carve a UWM pumpkin

Happy Halloween, Panthers! 🎃

Posted by University of Wisconsin Milwaukee on Tuesday, October 31, 2017



There’s no better way to get in the fall spirit than to play in the leaves, even as a college student. Our Panthers seem to agree! This photo received 1,020 likes!


We threw it back this month with a detailed look at our historic doors. This carousel came in at 1,077 likes!


It was Pounce’s favorite day of the year! We celebrated by having a fun photoshoot with two little black cats. Since it’s a cat photo on Instagram this post of course received 1,256 likes!



This GIF of a childhood classic received 26 retweets and nearly 100 likes!


We felt the love on this graphic showing our support for our LGBT+ community on #NationalComingOutDay!


Our prospective students and families loved this sky-high campus shot. We hope you’ll join our Panther family!



We welcomed hundreds of students and their families to UWM and gave our Snapchat fam an inside look at Meet MKE!


We can’t wait to keep the festivities rolling in the coming months. Stay tuned for more holiday content from #UWMSocial!