Dec. 17, 2007
Now you know
Students enrolled in any four-year undergraduate program in
the U.S. have an opportunity to spend six weeks in a historic manor in
Scotland learning, observing and writing about the country and Scottish
sports through a special course offered by UWRF in summer 2008.
The sports writing course is offered by the UWRF journalism department
and taught by Jim Thies who has been the UWRF sports information
director for 30 years.
“Students will have a chance to see sports in a different
culture and to experience life in Scotland, a country with a great
sports history,” says Thies, who has supervised hundreds of journalism
students during his career at UWRF. “They will learn about traditional
such as football (soccer), rugby, cricket, golf, curling and more.”
The class will run from May 22 to July 11, 2008, and is
limited to the first 15 students admitted to the class. The class will
travel within the country to learn about the sports in the Highland
Games (traditional Scottish events such as the caber toss, stone and
hammer throws, and tug of war), which contributed to the ritual of
modern athletic events. Students
will watch football, tennis, cricket, and as a special experience, will
visit the St. Andrews Links to see the Old Course, the home of golf,
British Golf Museum.
Students will be expected to complete assigned readings and
produce samples of feature, opinion, pre-event, and post-event articles.
Students will be expected to take the three-credit sports journalism
and a three credit Scottish Culture Colloquium course.
Course fee is $4,900 (plus approximately $1,000 for airfare),
which covers two day trips, a bus pass for the summer term, a
room-and-board plan including breakfast Monday-Friday and lunch
Monday-Thursday each week.
Students will also have full use of the Dalkeith House facilities.
The class is one of several offered through the UWRF Wisconsin
in Scotland program. For more information, visit the program’s Web site
For more information about the course, contact Thies at ext. 3846 or email@example.com.
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UWS in the News
Residents Very Disillusioned with their State Government and Public
Institutions," Wisconsin Public Policy Research Institute, Dec. 16.
the voters, not politicians," Beloit Daily News, Dec. 14.
Justice Shirley Abrahamson speaks out about public financing for
campaigns," Green Bay Press Gazette, Dec. 16.
shouldn't put fees on free speech," Editorial, Capital Times, Dec.
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
"Service to others is the rent you pay for your
room here on earth."
Alger remembered at commencement
Saturday's commencement ceremony included a
special remembrance of Lt. Tracy Alger, a
UWRF alumna who was killed in the line of duty in Iraq in November.
Wisconsin Army National Guard Staff Sergeant David Till presented the
flag on behalf of Alger's family to two of Alger's friends, Carrie
Hickman, '00, and Mickie Larson Moos, '00. Some 3,000 family and
friends attended commencement as 290 degrees were conferred. For more
photos by Jens Gunelson, visit http://www.uwrf.edu/photo_archive/.
Turkey Trot Team Challenge Winner.
Thanks to all who participated in the Turkey Trot Team Challenge. As
always we had a beautiful morning for the walk/run. Folks enjoyed each
others company and the opportunity to interact outside of the
workplace. If you weren't able to participate this year we look forward
to seeing you next year. Ten teams participated this year. The teams
with the highest percentage of participation are:
Third Place: InfoTechServices
Second Place: HHP
And the winner is . . . Enrollment Services.
Congratulations to The Enrollment Services team! Each team member who
participated will receive a certificate and their team name will be
added to the Turkey Trot Team Participation Challenge plaque. Mark your
calendars for 2007!
Fall final grades may be entered
electronically in eSIS through Jan. 3, 2008, at 3 p.m.
Additional information at http://www.uwrf.edu/registrar/.
Adobe Creative Suite and Acrobat Pro
products sold via the WISC site to students are now available to all
full or part-time faculty and staff. The software is
strictly for personal use on a home computer (not a
University/department owned computer) and the license is perpetual.
Visit the WISC Web site at http://www.wisc.edu/wisc
and select River Falls under Faculty/staff (Personal sales) to see
products and pricing. This promotion ends March 15, 2008.
The Facilities Management Survey is
available through Friday, Dec. 21. If you have the
opportunity to take five minutes, we would appreciate your feedback.
and look for the 'Survey' link in the upper left hand corner.
For information on Finals Week
changes in dining hours at all locations in the UC, visit http://www.dineoncampus.com/riverfalls/.Thank
you and happy holidays! -Chartwells
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 9 - 11 p.m., Riverside Commons, UC, Chancellor's
Late Night Breakfast.
Monday, Dec. 17, 2 p.m., Rush
River Room, UC, The Academic Staff Council
meeting. For more
information, contact Mark Kinders at ext. 3771.
Monday, Dec. 17, 4:15 p.m. Room 179 CSH,