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Aug. 23, 2007

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Blake Fry, UWRF special assistant to the chancellor, serves on the
speaker's bureau for the Minnesota-based Center for Victims of Torture.
The first organization of its kind in the United States and the third in
the world, CVT works locally, nationally, and internationally to build healing communities where torture survivors feel welcomed, protected and healed.  
Blake has represented CVT on university campuses throughout Minnesota and is available to speak, free of charge, to UWRF classes and organizations.
For more information on the Center for Victims of Torture, visit

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"Business program at UW-RF earns accreditation," River Falls Journal, Aug. 22.

"Virginia Tech Panels Urge Reform," Inside Higher Ed, Aug. 23.

"Is there an ROI on Continuing Education?" Corporate Report Wisconsin, August.

To see news about the UW System from around the state, visit System’s clip sheet site to read the stories or to subscribe to the daily briefing.

On Wisconsin

The following is a digest of links to critical news and information sources for UWRF employees:

The Wheeler Report.
This is a daily listing of all news stories, editorials, and press releases affecting public issues in Wisconsin.

State public policy news with a political interpretation.

WisconsinEye News.
Wisconsin’s version of C-Span, with live coverage of the Legislature, with the State Supreme Court and Executive Branch soon to follow.

UW System Board of Regents Audio.
The Regents web cast their monthly meetings held on the first Thursday and Friday of each month.

UWS/UWRF Budget.
A handy index to the UW System executive and legislative advocacy information on our budget proposals, analyses, and maps, charts and graphs to support our positions.

Wisconsin Legislature.
This site contains legislators’ profiles, committees, bill digests, hearing schedules, and links to Web casts of floor and committee discussions.

 "Love gives beauty to everything it touches.”

                                        -- Rabindranath Tagore

UWRF welcomes hundreds of first year students Friday

FYE photo

First Year Experience staff (front, left to right) Nikki Shonoiki and Kate Dodge, and (back, left to right) Amanda Kane, Stephanie Partlow, Maggie Funk, Steve Baisden, Ryan Freese and Denise Herrera show off UWRF shirts that are given to students  registering at UWRF. The campus will welcome and register 155 transfer students and 130 freshmen tomorrow. Photo by Jens Gunelson.


Campus Directory updates. The Campus Directory will be printed using information from the eSIS data base. Therefore, it is important that you check your eSIS work address to make sure that information is correct. Contact Kathleen Drecktrah at ext. 3845.

Classified employment transfer opportunity for Custodian 100 percent (Pay Schedule 03, Pay Range 08), Residential Services, 6 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Monday - Friday, annually. The deadline for submitting a request is 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 30. If interested, contact the Human Resources Office at ext. 3221 to request a position description for specific duties and knowledge, skills, and abilities. To apply, complete a Job Transfer Request found at http://www.uwrf.edu/hr/forms/JOB%20TRANSFER%20REQUESHCWEB.pdf.
The recruiting process on campus for Custodian is as follows:  1. Interested individuals whose classification is identical to the title of the vacancy are contacted in seniority order to interview (i.e., a current Custodian for a Custodian vacancy).  2.  If no one in the same title is interested, then interested individuals in the same or higher pay range are considered; however, it is management's option to interview prior to obtaining the outside list or to consider as additional names to the outside list.

Female faculty athletic representative. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) require each member institution to have a Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR).
The FAR position representing UWRF women’s athletics is currently vacant. The FAR representing UWRF men’s athletics is Jim Mulvey. Female faculty members with an interest in athletics are asked to contact Director of Athletics Rick Bowen at ext. 3246 or rick.h.bowen@uwrf.edu for more details regarding the position. The willingness to serve, representing the Chancellor and the Faculty Senate in an athletic setting, is more important than extensive athletic knowledge. An interest in UWRF athletics is assumed. The FAR works with the Chancellor and the Director of Athletics to maintain the proper academic/athletic balance in accordance with all NCAA and WIAC rules. WIAC Faculty Athletic Representatives meet once a year in the Wisconsin Dells area.  There are some additional responsibilities. This is an indefinite term, Chancellor appointed position.

Be sure to listen to WPR's arts show, Spectrum West, at 5 p.m. today, Aug. 23, (88.3 WHWC-FM or 88.7 WRFW-FM) when guests Jill Shannon, director of community partnerships for the St. Croix Valley Community Foundation, and John Potter, executive director of The Phipps Center for the Arts, will talk with host Kathy Stahl about the results of the Arts Mean Business in the St. Croix Valley study. UWRF served on the steering committee for the study, conducted by Washington, D.C.-based Americans for the Arts.

To shorten Falcon Daily and to provide only new items each day, announcements are run only once. To re-read previously published announcements of the past two weeks, please visit http://www.uwrf.edu/pa/fd/welcome.php.          

Don't Forget

Please join us for our last Open Forum today from 11 - 11:45 a.m. for the Assistant Director of Hunt-Knowles position.
Kevin Bullis, Thursday, Aug. 23, St. Croix Room, UC.
A brief description of the candidate's experience will be available at the Open Forum. Contact Michael Stifter, recruitment chair, at ext. 3820 or michael.j.stifter@uwrf.edu.

ITS will again be testing FalconFile the evening of Friday, Aug. 24. This testing creates the potential for an outage of all IT services and applications (including wireless), starting at 5 p.m. Services and applications are expected to be available by 7 a.m. the following morning. Please plan accordingly and contact falconfile@uwrf.edu with any concerns.

Opening Day is Monday, Aug. 27. Many events have been planned to launch the year. Join Chancellor Betz for a hospitality hour on the campus mall in front of the UC at 8:30 a.m. with the opening meeting and lunch to follow in the UC. Visit http://www.uwrf.edu/administration/openingweek/welcome.htm for a list of events.

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