Author Archives: Katherine Wikoff

About Katherine Wikoff

I am a college professor at Milwaukee School of Engineering, where I teach literature, film studies, political science, and communication. My blog is a space for playing with ideas about creativity, innovation, lifelong learning, and the nature of "insight."

Interior Staircase

I continue to be fascinated with the construction of the Milwaukee Bucks’ arena. Every week seems to bring some new sign of progress. You can now see a flight of stairs leading upward from the ground floor.

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GOOD USED REFRIGRATORS [and] STOVES

Taken from an upstairs window at the Repairers of the Breach center, Milwaukee’s only daytime homeless sanctuary, where I volunteer as chair of the Communications and Fund Development Committee. If you are ever looking for a very worthy cause to … Continue reading

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First Buds! – Red Arrow Park

Spring has arrived in downtown Milwaukee. On my coffee run at noon, I spotted one tree in bud around the perimeter of the Slice of Ice skating rink in Red Arrow Park. And a panoramic view of the entire rink … Continue reading

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Skywalk is up!

Look what I saw on my way to working the UX program table at MSOE’s Open House this morning. The Skywalk  connecting the Milwaukee Bucks arena with the parking garage across the street is up! Below is the post I started … Continue reading

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Can membership-based community journalism thrive in the U.S.?

Another “journalism” post as a follow-up to my last one. I’ve heard rumblings previously about this community-created, membership-driven model of journalism from The Netherlands’ De Correspondent (click on the “English” button at the top of their page), and today I found this intriguing … Continue reading

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Milwaukee Bucks Arena – Becoming #2

About a week ago I posted a photo of the new Milwaukee Bucks arena that is under construction downtown. I drive past this site just about every day, and it really has been intriguing to watch it develop. Don’t know … Continue reading

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