Nonprof-IT Tedx Talk

The talk I gave last year at the UW-Milwaukee Tedx Event.



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nonprofIT Grant

So pleased to announce that the nonprofIT program that I run at UWM has received a grant to expand our services.  This will allow for more nonprofits in greater Milwaukee to receive the technical assistance they need to further their missions.  This also creates more opportunities for students to gain experience outside of the classroom leading to internships and full time jobs upon graduation.  Read more details from this news release.

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NonprofIT Student Showcase

As a culmination to the 4 student projects of the spring semester NonprofIT held our first ever showcase event on May 4th.  Student teams presented the websites they have created over the past 4 months to the community.

Thanks to all the hard work of the students throughout the semester , their mentors from the business community for assisting them and attending the event, and UWM Chancellor Mone for attending and giving the closing remarks. Check out some pictures from the event.  To see examples of all current and past NonprofIT projects visit the projects portion of the website.

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NonprofIT in UWM Research Report

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Article from the 2016 UWM Research Report highlighting the NonprofIT program. It has been a great ride to see the program grow from where it was in the beginning to start to be able to see some of the organizations and students we work with  get recognized for their hard work in the community.

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How Time Flies

Hard to believe this little man is one already! I guess his mom and dad (ok mostly his mom) deserve some credit for helping you make it this far. Looking forward to seeing you pile up the birthdays in the years to come.

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Boys Trip

On Nina Moose Lake

On Nina Moose Lake

It had been 7 years since my brothers and Dad have all been able to do a trip together. A lot has happened since we last visited the Boundary Waters including; marriages, kids, homes, and all the other adult things in life. Now that we are all fathers ourselves it was special to be able to go with our father. The Boundary Waters or BWCA, is a collection of lakes for hiking, canoeing, and fishing, in northern Minnesota. It was great to spend a week relaxing with a few of my favorite people while being disconnected from the modern world. There was no phones, email, or tv for 5 days!

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Flex Degree Option Update

A while back I posted on the development of the UW System’s new Flexible Degree Option.  Students can earn credit outside of the traditional semester in subscription periods where each course runs for 3 months.  The courses are competency-based and students work through them at their own pace.  The Bachelor of Science in Information Science & Technology Degree is 1 of the first degrees to be offered in this format.  More UW Degree programs and certificates are set to be offered as the program expands in the coming months and years.

It has been exciting to be involved in the development process over the past year.  The first students are enrolled in the first subscription period which began at the beginning of the year.  New 3-month subscription periods begin on the 1st of each month so students can enroll in courses year round.

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