Dec. 14, 2007
Now you know
A new Falcon Grants Program has been launched to help support
undergraduate "Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities." Grants are
available for students to "travel to present" or "attend" RSCA-related
meetings, as well as a limited number of project grants.
This program was designed and generated by SURSCA, the Society
for Undergraduate RSCA, a student organization dedicated to enhancing
the scholarly culture of our campus. The program is funded by the new
"Differential Tuition" and is administered by SURSCA through a student
peer-reviewed grants committee. All decisions are reviewed by the SURSCA
administrative committee and the overall program is overseen by the
University Differential Tuition Committee.
Please tell your students and have them visit http://www.uwrf.edu/sursca for
more information. The first deadline is Feb. 5. For more information,
contact Tim Lyden, SURSCA Faculty adviser, at ext. 3362.
Submit an item to
to Falcon Daily
Visions and Values Web site.
Strategic Planning Web site.
• Excused class absences
• Class cancellations
• Faculty/staff searches
• Retention, promotion, tenure notices
• Governance committee meetings
• Grants information
• Graduate exams
UWRF home page
UWRF News Source
a column in the
River Falls Journal by Chancellor
UWS in the News
loans, Bucky the Badger and some times," Milwaukee Journal
Sentinel, Dec. 12.
ideas flourish on state campuses," Racine Journal Times, Dec. 12.
Round of Accreditation Agitation," Inside Higher Education, Dec. 14.
pumps up research efforts," Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dec. 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
"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the
thrill of creative effort."
readied for tomorrow's commencement
UWRF staff set up chairs, the podium and other
equipment yesterday at Knowles in preparation for tomorrow's
commencement ceremony. A new seating arrangement and lighting grid, as
well as a new system of video projection, will give attendees better
vantage points. For the first time at UWRF, the ceremony will be
streamed live via the Internet at http://www.uwex.edu/ics/stream/session.cfm?eid=12339&sid=12340.
photos by Jens Gunelson, visit http://www.uwrf.edu/photo_archive/.
'Tis the season. We invite you to view the UWRF
greeting to students, alumni, and friends.
Commencement marchers: Thank you for participating in
Commencement tomorrow, Dec. 15. Please plan to arrive
by 1:15 p.m. The marching order is determined by
seniority and a list of marchers will be available. If you have
received your 25-years of-service recognition medallion, please wear
it with your regalia. Almost 300 students
are graduating, resulting in limited parking at Ramer
Field and congestion in the area. Thank you again for celebrating
with our graduates! I look forward to seeing you Saturday. -Don Betz
Bill Cordua will be wearing a Band-Aid on the left
sleeve of his gown at Commencement Saturday as a non-disruptive but
visible protest of the health care choices available to
faculty and staff. He invites others who are so inclined to join him in
Do you need to have a key for Spring Semester? Would you like to become
more familiar with the TEC rooms? Please attend TEC training on Monday,
Dec. 17, at 4:15 p.m. in Room 179 CSH.
The annual UWRF Health Fair will be
held on Wednesday, April 16,
2008, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Ballroom, UC. The Health Fair is an
interactive event that everyone (students, faculty and staff, and
community members) is invited to participate in. Please consider
incorporating this event into your class syllabus. For more
information contact Hannah Miller or Keven Syverson at Student Health
Services at ext. 3293.
Barbara Stinson, Director of Distance
Education and Greg Lampe, Interim Provost, at UW Colleges will be
visiting campus on Wednesday, Dec. 19, to discuss their
Online Program. If you are interested in learning more about the Online
Program and your schedule allows, please join Barbara and Greg for one
of two sessions at 11 a. m. to noon or 1 to 2 p.m. in the St. Croix
Room, UC. If you have any questions, contact the Provost's Office at
ext. 3700. UW Colleges offers the readily transferable general
education curriculum at its 13 two-year campuses across the state.
Students who take UW Colleges courses can earn an Associate of Arts and
Science (AAS) degree, complete their requirements for other degree
programs, and/or take classes for other individual reasons. UW Colleges
Online offers these same opportunities entirely online from anywhere
including home, school, work, or traveling afar. The UW Colleges AAS
degree fulfills the university-wide, college, school and general
education breadth requirements for most bachelor’s degree programs and
is widely accepted by other institutions, including those within and
beyond University of Wisconsin System. Fully accredited by the Higher
Learning Commission, a Commission of the North Central Association of
Colleges and Schools, UW Colleges Online adheres to the Guidelines for
Distance Education set by the North Central Association (NCA)
Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 9 - 11 p.m., Riverview Ballroom, UC, Chancellor's
Late Night Breakfast.
Friday, Dec. 14, 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., River Falls
American Legion, Classified Staff Holiday Luncheon. Buffet
style meal and program. Donation of cash or a non-perishable food item
for the local food shelf is encouraged.
Friday, Dec. 14 - Saturday, Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m., Davis
Theatre, KFA, Masquers musical comedy: "You're A Good Man, Charlie
Brown." Cost is $10/adults, $6/students.
Saturday, Dec. 15, swimming vs. Hamline at 1 p.m.; women's
basketball vs. Northwestern at 3 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 15, 2 p.m., Knowles Center, Commencement. Marchers should plan to arrive
by 1:15 p.m. Marching order is determined by
seniority and a list of marchers will be available. If you have
received your 25-years of-service recognition medallion, please wear it
with your regalia. Almost 300 students
are graduating, so there will be limited parking in Ramer
Field and the area will be congested. Thank you for celebrating
with our graduates.
Sunday, Dec. 16, 4 p.m., Shepherd of the Valley, 14107
Hudson Road South, Afton, Minn., Christmas Concert. St. Croix
Valley Symphony Orchestra reaches across the border to perform with the
Shepherd of the Valley musicians in a Christmas Concert. Musicians of
all ages will combine in this outreach event complete with holiday
treats for the entire family. Free. Contact Kristin Tjornehoj at ext.