UWM: Announcing downtown’s best summer learning event

MILWAUKEE, July 22, 2010 – Back by popular demand, the UWM School of Continuing Education (SCE) Summer Open House returns for an afternoon of food, fun, friends and learning. Held in conjunction with Downtown Employee Appreciation Week, the event takes place Thu., July 29 from 11am-1pm at the SCE (Plankinton Building, 7th floor).

Attendees are invited to attend four free 20-minute learning sessions with local organizations, including City Tins, Harley-Davidson, the Urban Ecology Center and Robert W. Baird & Co. Topics will include social media strategies for business, personal finances, Gen X and Y in the workforce and fun opportunities for enjoying nature this summer.

The first 200 through the door get a free City Tin coaster. That’s $10 to spend at a popular local restaurant – just for showing up! Guests can also enter to win free classes, UWM basketball tickets and onsite career counseling. Delicious build-your-own boxed lunches are available for only $3.

In celebration of the hard-working downtown employees, attendees are invited to bring their coworkers and friends to discover new learning opportunities, meet new people and connect socially via Twitter and Foursquare.

Visit sce-summer.uwm.edu for all the details.

Contact:

Sara Hayden, Director of Marketing, [email protected] or 414-227-3345

Katie Zapfel, Marketing Copywriter, [email protected] or 414-227-3147

About the School of Continuing Education

As one of 14 schools and colleges that comprise the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, SCE meets the needs of participants through an assortment of courses, programs and workshops. With 19,000 participants each year, SCE is the largest provider of noncredit continuing education in Southeastern Wisconsin. Its mission is to generate knowledge and learning opportunities for individuals who are interested in developing professional skills in business, technology, and human services, enriching their lives with classes in the arts and humanities, and/or simply looking for a new intellectual challenge.