Wednesday, May 20, 2015

University Housing Administrative Assistant Attempts to Become MasterChef

We are extremely proud to announce that our University Housing Administrative Assistant Katrina Kozar is a contestant on the television show MasterChef on FOX 6. Tune in at 7pm tonight to watch Milwaukee's own compete for the grand prize of a cook book deal and $250,000!




Watch Katrina on Fox 6 News as she shares her favorite recipe!

http://fox6now.com/2015/05/20/katrina-kozar-discusses-season-6-of-masterchef-shares-favorite-recipe/

Read her interview with OnMilwaukee.com!

http://onmilwaukee.com/dining/articles/masterchefsix.html

Get a sneak peak at tonight's episode!

https://www.yahoo.com/tv/masterchef-sneak-peek-new-twist-video-119316423730.html

Concluding the first episode Katrina has moved onto the next round after beating Taylor. Katrina and Taylor battled head to head both making a salmon dish in just 30 minutes. Though both were strong competitors Katrina came out on top. Congratulations Katrina!

--Valerie

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

What steps do I need to take to loft my bed?

Hello Panthers!!

I know the school year is coming to a close, but it isn't too early to be thinking about next year! A very common question is how do I sign up for a loft?! Well here are the steps you need to take to make sure your loft is ready to go!

1. Go to your @myhousing account at uwm.edu/myhousing.
2. When you are at your home page you should see loft rentals is the last link on the page.
3. Click on "Loft Rentals" and fill out "yes" to purchase a loft for $125 for the academic year.
4. The deadline to order a loft is AUGUST 15TH!
5. When you move into your room, the loft will already be there. The loft will not come assembled but is very easy and simple to put together! Here is a step by step guide on the set up.https://pantherfile.uwm.edu/web/universityhousing/Loft-Setup-Guide.pdf
6. If you decide that you would not like to have a loft, but you already ordered one, you can cancel it online BEFORE September 1st!

If you have any questions regarding lofts please feel free to email me at uhmktg@uwm.edu or give us a call at 414-229-4065!

-Valerie 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

First Year Student Checklist!!

Hello Incoming Panthers!

You might be asking yourself what are the steps I need to take before I can call myself a panther? Well I am here to help! The deadline that you should have engraved in your brain is MAY 1! I repeat MAY 1!!

This is the deadline for our first lottery for University Housing.

Of course this is only one of a few items in your PAWS checklist. Make sure you complete all of the below items as soon as possible so you avoid late charges

1. Sign up for placement testing


All new freshmen are required to take Math and English placement tests to determine their course eligibility. Admitted UWM New Freshmen need to sign up for a New Freshmen Testing Session. In addition to the mandatory math and English placement tests, testing is also available in chemistry and several foreign languages. If you grew up speaking a language other than English, ESL testing is offered at New Freshman testing. Placement testing must be completed prior to registering for classes.

2. Pay $100 New Student Confirmation Deposit


Log into your PAWS account to pay your $100 New Student Confirmation Deposit so we know you are dedicated to coming to this institution in next term.


3. Housing Contract & $100 University Housing Deposit 



This is where that very important deadline of MAY 1 comes into play. Submit your Housing Contract before our first deadline which is, you guessed it, MAY 1 ! Along with submitting your contract,  make sure you pay your $100 University Housing Deposit as well through your PAWS account.


If you choose not to live with us make sure you complete the residency policy exemption paperwork.



4. Connect with the New Student Orientation Office


This is the last step for you to complete before your pantherdom. In the NSO you will be meeting other new students and having an indepth introduction to our campus so you feel comfortable before you start to register for classes.


Get all of these steps done the sooner rather than later so you can enjoy your summer (and not have UWM offices calling you to remind you to complete them).

If you do not complete these items before the first day of classes, there will be a $50 late registration fee added to your PAWS account.


-Valerie

Monday, April 13, 2015

April Showers Part II

Wow! Hard to believe we are almost to those May flowers. If your looking for something to do for the rest of the month there are many more awesome ways to get out there and support the arts and take a break from studying while saving money! Here are a list of events Peck School of the Arts is putting on for the rest of April. Hey look! No snow outside!


PECK SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
Kenilworth Open Studios
April 18th 11:00 am (Free)

ART & DESIGN
Placing the Golden Spike: Landscapes of the Anthropocene
Now through June (Free)
MA/MFA Exhibition II
Now through April 23rd (Free)
Metals! 15 Annual Juried Student Exhibition
April 16th through May 6th (Free)

DANCE
New Dancemakers: From the Known to the Unknown
April 28th through May 2nd (Reduced Price)


FILM
Tender Muscles: 5 Films by Charles Fairbanks
April 19th 7:00pm (Free)
Milwaukee Underground Film Fest
April 30th through May 3rd (Free)

MUSIC
UWM Guitar Program Student Recital: Finger-Style Guitar Solos
April 17th 7:30pm (Free)
Gospel Choir Concert
April 21st 7:30pm (Free)
University Band & Symphony Band Concert
April 24th 7:30pm (Free)
University Community Orchestra Concert
April 26th 5:00pm (Free)

THEATRE
Love's Labors Lost
April 15th through April 19th (Reduced Price)
Slightly Bigger Women: What Happens When Little Women Grow Up?
April 22nd through April 26th (Reduced Price)
The Crucible
April 29th through May 3rd (Reduced Price)


I'll see you next time my friends,

-Tyler

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

What to do During April Showers

I know what your thinking. April showers bring May flowers. Well, if it is showering (maybe snowing) and you want to do something that doesn't involved getting soaked, (nothing against running around in the rain wearing a swim suit) Peck school of the Arts has lots of free and/or reduced price entertainment for Panthers, by Panthers. There is so much going on this month that there will be a second post half way through of even more things to do as you prepare for finals. I hope to see you all around!

Awesome things to do:

PECK SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
Kenilworth Open Studios
April 18th 11:00 am (Free)

ART & DESIGN
Placing the Golden Spike: Landscapes of the Anthropocene
Now through June (Free)
First Year Program Exhibitions
April 1st through 10th (Free)

FILM
Jenni Olson's The Royal Road 
April 4th 7pm (Free)

MUSIC
MKE Unplugged: Woody Mann
April 2nd 7:30pm (Free)
UWM Symphony Orchestra Concert: Concerto Winners
April 3rd 7:30pm (Free)
Leonard Sorkin Institute of Chamber Music Spring Recital
April 7th 7:30pm (Free)
Wind Ensemble Concert
April 10th 7:30pm (Free)
Concert Chorale at Milwaukee Art Museum
April 11th 1:30pm (Free)
Antigoni Goni Classical Guitar Concert
April 14th 7:30pm (Reduced Price)

THEATRE
Love's Labors Lost
April 15th through April 19th (Reduced Price)

I'll see you next time my friends,

-Tyler