Nov. 15, 2007
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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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a column in the
River Falls Journal by Chancellor
UWS in the News
you politically smarter than a college student?" Milwaukee Journal
Sentinel, Nov. 14.
tries new strategy to curb Thursday parties," Badger Herald, Nov.
says Midwest positioned to be renewable energy leader," Milwaukee
Journal Sentinel, Nov. 14.
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.
The following is a
digest of links to critical news and
information sources for UWRF employees:
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.
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
The Regents web cast their monthly meetings held on the first Thursday
and Friday of each month.
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.
This site contains legislators’ profiles, committees, bill digests,
hearing schedules, and links to Web casts of floor and committee
cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our
Blood Drive strives to set new record
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/
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.
Monday, Nov. 26,
3 p.m., Falls Room, UC, "Historical Perspectives on Income
Inequality in the U.S." presented by History Department Chair Betty
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.
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
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.