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Nov. 15, 2007

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In conjunction with International Education Week Nov. 12-16,
which is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S.
Department of Education, UWRF has hosted several international-themed events including a photo contest and display of UWRF student academic and service travels abroad. The winning photos will be displayed until Friday, Nov. 16, in the atrium of Hagestad Hall.
Events during the week celebrating UWRF’s global connections
included a piano recital by visiting pianist Eunjung Choi, salsa dancing, a presentation on global issues through the University’s Community Classroom series, premiere of a documentary film by students who worked with the China
Exploration and Research Society over the summer, and a Wyman Series presentation on race issues.
Upcoming events include the photo exhibit, Native American culture speakers today from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. in the Kinnickinnic Theatre, UC, and an international food tasting event for students on Monday, Nov. 19, in the dining services area of the UC.
For more information on international education opportunities at UWRF, contact Brent Greene at ext. 4891.

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"Are you politically smarter than a college student?" Milwaukee Journal
Sentinel, Nov. 14.

"Iowa tries new strategy to curb Thursday parties," Badger Herald, Nov. 14.

"Doyle says Midwest positioned to be renewable energy leader," Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Nov. 14.

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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.

"We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men."
                                            -- Herman Melville

Blood Drive strives to set new record

Blood Drive photo 

Students, faculty and staff donated blood yesterday at the Red Cross Blood Drive in the UC. Walk-ins are welcome today for anyone still wishing to donate, as organizers are hoping to collect 165 units per day during the two-day drive which began yesterday. UWRF is ranked #2 among area colleges and universities in total units of blood collected, having collected 2,784 units over the past 27 blood drives held at UWRF, according to Student Health Services Intern Stacy Dekkers. Last November was the largest drive to date with 247 units collected. The Blood Drive runs today from noon to 6 p.m. in the Ballroom, UC. Please donate if you are able! For more photos by Jens Gunelson, visit http://www.uwrf.edu/photo_archive/ later today.


Dec. 1 is the deadline for submitting abstracts to the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). If you and your students are engaged in research, scholarly, or creative activity and would like to present that work to a national audience, please submit an abstract. Visit http://www.salisbury.edu/ncur22/ and follow the directions. Remember, UWRF will pay students' travel expenses. Contact Bill Campbell at ext. 3195.


Please join the University community in extending our sincere condolences to the family of Patricia Lee Karnowski, UWRF emeritus professor of Teacher Education, who passed away Tuesday, Nov. 13. Lee joined the UWRF teacher education faculty in 1985, retiring in 2005. No further details are available at this time.

Please join the University community in extending our sincere condolences to the family of Mark Carr who passed away earlier this week. Mark worked in Residential Services as a custodian in Hathorn Hall since August 2004. Service arrangements are pending.

Upcoming Events

Monday, Nov. 26, 3 p.m., Falls Room, UC, "Historical Perspectives on Income Inequality in the U.S." presented by History Department Chair Betty Bergland.

Don't Forget

Thursday, Nov. 15, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., UC, Gear Up Get Ready Field Trip. A collaborative and interactive community engagement experience fitting 45 UWRF pre-service teachers with 200 St. Paul Public middle school students. The middle school groups will participate in activities on campus, culminating in a shared lunch in the UC with their undergraduate field trip leaders.

Thursday, Nov. 15, 9:30 - 10:45 a.m., Kinnickinnic Theater, UC, Native American Culture speakers. Three speakers will address their work with professionals and issues of Native American culture including "we are all related," indigineous people, generational trauma and healing, and ICWA. All students, faculty and staff are invited. Presented as part of International Education Week. Contact Florence Monsour at ext. 3182 or Ruth Kalms at ext. 3376

Thursday, Nov. 15, noon - 6 p.m., Ballroom, UC, UWRF Blood Drive
 "Roll up your sleeve and save a life."
Walk-ins welcome!

Thursday, Nov. 15, 4 - 7:30 p.m., Riverside Commons, UC, Turkey Buffet Dinner. Why wait until next Thursday, when you can enjoy a delicious turkey dinner today? Riverside Commons is having their annual Turkey Buffet Dinner, including carved turkey and ham, steamed corn, sweet potatoes, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy and green bean casserole. Join us for dinner tonight!

Thursday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m., Room 283, KFA,  "Che" Guevara: Life and Legacy. October marked the 40-year anniversary of the CIA-backed execution in Bolivia of Ernesto "Che" Guevara, the Argentinian-born revolutionary who played a heroic role in the Cuban revolution and dedicated his life to spreading the socialist revolution to the rest of Latin America. Far from eradicating Che and his ideas, his execution made him a legend while his image has become one of the most famous of modern times, still representing for many the principled dedication to socialist struggle that Che embodied. But why was the Cuban revolution unsuccessful in spreading to the rest of the continent? What does that mean for today in the context of the resurgence of socialist ideas in Venezuela, Bolivia, and Brazil? How do we continue the struggle where Che left off? Come join the discussion with speaker Dan DiMaggio who recently moved to Minneapolis, was a leading activist in Socialist Alternative's branch in Boston and was a graduate student of Latin American History at Tufts University in Boston.

Thursday, Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m., Abbott Concert Hall, KFA, The RADD Jazz Series Presents: Jazz Meets the Classics featuring the UWRF Jazz Ensemble directed by David Milne with guest artist Pat O'Keefe on clarinet. Cost is $5/adults, $3/seniors, $2/students with id.

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