UW System Clipsheet

UW System Clipsheet

September 30, 2014

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"Fundraising executive at Georgia university named UW-Oshkosh chancellor," Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, September 29.

A fundraising executive from the University of North Georgia with a background in chemistry has been named the next chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh...

"New UW-Oshkosh chancellor announced," WKBT, September 29.

Dr. Andrew J. Leavitt has been named the next chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents approved Leavitt's appointment on Monday...

"New UW-Oshkosh chancellor appointed," Fox 11, September 29.

Andrew Leavitt has been named the next chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. University officials made the announcement Monday morning...

"New chancellor says developing strategic plan among first goals at UW-Oshkosh," Oshkosh Northwestern, September 29.

The new chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh said his first order of business after starting in November is developing a new strategic plan for the college...

"University of Wisconsin names new UW-Oshkosh chancellor," Oshkosh Northwestern, September 29.

The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh will have a new chancellor in about a month. Andrew Leavitt, vice president for university advancement and CEO of the University of North Georgia Foundation, will be the university's 11th chief executive, the UW System announced Monday...

On Campus

"UW student overcomes injuries to promote patient advocacy," Badger Herald, September 29.

First-year University of Wisconsin medical student Jeff Mahlum had always wanted to become a doctor, a dream he became uncertain of following a diving injury that left him paralyzed from the chest down...

"Full UW-Milwaukee residence halls reflect new focus on campus life," Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, September 29.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee residence halls are filled to capacity for the first time since fall 2009, thanks in part to their growing popularity among sophomores and upperclassmen who realize the grass isn't always greener living off campus, according to university officials...

"Students seek to overcome voter ID barriers at the polls," Badger Herald, September 29.

One week into distributing voter identification cards to out-of-state students, University of Wisconsin's Wiscard office has seen just over 100 students take advantage of the free service...

"Former UW-Whitewater wrestling coach seeks to clear name," Channel 3000, September 29.

From the moment his son came home crying from the playground after hearing his "dad's been fired," Tim Fader realized the trouble he was in. The subsequent phone calls canceling speaking engagements only reenforced the message...

"Conference helps businesses explore trade with China," Appleton Post-Crescent, September 29.

Midwest business leaders will get firsthand advice about the world’s largest economy at University of Wisconsin-Madison's Global Business Series: China Conference, which will be held Oct. 22 at the Fluno Center on the UW-Madison campus...

"UW-Oshkosh wants Lechnir's lawsuit dismissed," Fox 11, September 30.

The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh is asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by its former baseball coach. After his contract was not renewed, Tom Lechnir has fought to get his job back...

"Fridays@Noon Concert Series to begin at UW-Parkside," Racine Journal-Times, September 29.

The Fridays@Noon Concert Series at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside begins Friday, Oct. 3, with a performance by the Dez Cordas Duo. The series consists of free performances each Friday at the noon hour...

"UW-Oshkosh students to educate peers on voter ID changes," Oshkosh Northwestern, September 28.

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh student government leaders will mount a campaign during the next month to get student voters ready for the first major election in Wisconsin for which they will need voter identification at the polls...

"Injured but undaunted, UWO ROTC instructor returns to Afghanistan," Oshkosh Northwestern, September 26.

U.S. Army Master Sergeant Buss Wood, Jr. sat on a stool, the gold buttons of his dark blue uniform shining bright as he took questions from a curious class of University of Wisconsin Oshkosh sophomores...

"Live mascot poised to soar over UWRF," River Falls Journal, September 29.

While the Falcon college football team is training hard for the Oct. 4 Homecoming game, so is the new UW-River Falls mascot. Only Freddy, the falcon, isn't doing push-ups or sit-ups. He's practicing his flying...

"Parkside, Gateway partnership creates specialized teacher licensure program," Racine Journal-Times, September 30.

A new partnership between the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and Gateway Technical College creates the first post-baccalaureate teacher licensure program in the state of Wisconsin for professional educators specializing in career and technology education, and pre-engineering...

"Students learn technique that sparked career of Ray Bradbury," Racine Journal-Times, September 30.

As their classroom heated up under a bright, late-September morning sun, about two dozen literature and writing students at Walden III High School quickly brainstormed random nouns and jotted them down in their notebooks...

"College of Lake County, UW-Parkside link programs to expand transfer options for local students," Daily Herald, September 29.

The College of Lake County (CLC) and the University of Wisconsin-Parkside approved an agreement on Sept. 25 expanding educational options for students in the college's business career programs...

National

"Confidentiality concerns," Inside Higher Ed, September 30.

Advocates say that confidentiality in investigating sexual assault and harassment cases is crucial to promoting an environment in which victims feel comfortable coming forward...

"Banning frats?," Inside Higher Ed, September 30.

This month was not kind to the already-embattled image of the American college fraternity. Wesleyan University announced that its fraternities would have to go coeducational amid a push from students and faculty members who say that fraternities encourage sexism and mistreatment of women...

"For bill on disabled access to online teaching materials, the devil's in the details," Chronicle of Higher Education, September 30.

As smart classrooms become the norm on more campuses and online courses proliferate, some observers worry that the digital revolution will leave students with disabilities behind. But a bill under consideration in the U.S. Congress, the Technology, Equality, and Accessibility in College and Higher Education Act (HR 3505), would deal with that concern by creating accessibility guidelines for electronic materials used or assigned by college professors and administrators...

"The upside of selling your soul," Chronicle of Higher Education, September 29.

Hey, you, riding the subway. Old Dominion University has the perfect graduate degree for you. You there, scrolling through your Facebook feed, the TESST College of Technology wants you to get "A Fresh Start for a NEW FUTURE..."

"Reflections of a university president, one year into the job," Huffington Post, September 29.

Just over a year ago, I began serving as the eighth President of California State University, Fresno. I had big shoes to fill following my predecessor, who served for 23 years. I am the first native of the Central Valley and the first Latino to serve as President of this 103-year-old regional comprehensive university...