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Jan. 30, 2008

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The University has had an active recycling program for 17 years and the 2007 Recycling Report is now complete. Last year UWRF recycled over 136 tons of paper products and more than 30 tons of commingled containers. This success is due to the participation of our entire campus community. Other items recycled range from tires, waste oil, light bulbs and appliances to food grease and yard materials. To view the entire report (which includes 16 different items), visit http://www.uwrf.edu/facilities-

Please note that next year containers and paper will be grouped under a single heading of "Single Stream Recycling". It is hoped this program, which began fall semester, will help to increase total collections. Please contact Manny Kenney at ext. 3827 with suggestions and comments.

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"Doyle wants to tackle budget problem this year," Greater Milwaukee Today, Jan. 30.

"Legislators call for more aid when tuition goes up," Badger Herald,
Jan. 29.

"Computer oversight committee may return," Wisconsin State Journal,
Jan. 29.

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.

"In the depths of winter I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer."

                                            -- Albert Camus

Freddy helps bring awareness to new FalconFile system

Pencil photo

Freddy Falcon was handing out pencils to students near the UC Monday to help inform  computer users about FalconFile, the new file storage system on campus. The pencils are engraved with "Where the Heck are My Files?" "falconfile.uwrf.edu" and "715-425-HELP." FalconFile replaces the old falconfs & Oasis and will also replace Zeus & Elvis when those files are migrated over spring term. For project information, visit http://its.uwrf.edu/info-news/FalconFile/welcome.php and http://www.uwrf.edu/falconfile/ for support documents and videos. Photo by Jens Gunelson.


The annual UWRF campus blood drive is quickly approaching on Tuesday, Feb. 5. from noon until 6 p.m. in the Riverview Ballroom, UC. Type O donors are strongly needed. Schedule your appointment at http://www.givebloodgivelife.org and use sponsor code 2453. Roll up your sleeve and save a life! Your single whole blood donation can help save the lives of up to three people. UWRF is ranked second in the area for the units of blood collected during our drives. Help us keep our ranking by signing up today! Contact sara.a.gliniany@uwrf.edu or call ext. 4444.

UWRF is one of more than 1,400 universities and high schools across the country, collectively, all on the same day, bringing attention to the Focus the Nation national event Thursday, Jan. 31, which addresses global warming solutions for America. The free, open to the public, program will take place in the Falcons Nest, UC, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The agenda can be found at http://www.uwrf.edu/sustain. The national Focus the Nation Web site is http://www.focusthenation.org/index.php. For more information, contact kelly.d.cain@uwrf.edu or call Kelly at ext. 3479.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, Jan. 31, 7 p.m., Falcon Nest, UC, Ping Pong Tournament. Free. Join us to celebrate the one-year birthday of the UC. Battle your friends in games of fury! Look for sign ups and details in the UC. Sponsored by the Recreational Activities Committee.

Thursday, Jan. 31, 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.), Abbott Concert Hall, KFA, Pizza and Obama. Free. Join the Obama for America Campaign and the Black Student Union to learn about the political process and support Senator Barak Obama Democratic nominee for President. Learn about the issues, get updates on the Democratic primarie and learn how you can get involved and make your voice heard.

Don't Forget

Wednesday, Jan. 30, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. UC lobby, Voter Registration. The Wisconsin presidential and local elections primary is Tuesday, Feb. 19. City of River Falls residents can register to vote through the River Falls Votes project. Bring your Wisconsin Driver's License, State ID number or the last four digits of your Social Security number with you. More information is available at http://www.uwrf.edu/riverfallsvotes.

HR Director candidate interview. Open campus meeting today, Jan. 30, at 1 p.m. in the Kinnickinnic River Theater, UC, with candidate Ruth Giron. Recent work experience:  Human Resources senior director, Nuclear Management Company, 2003 - present; Compensation and Benefits director, Cenex Harvest States Cooperatives, 1998-2003; Human Resources manager, Cenex, 1994-98; Human Resources manager, Land O’Lakes, 1987-94.

Wednesday, Jan. 30, 3:30 p.m., Rush River Room 325, UC, Faculty Senate Executive Committee meeting. Contact David Rainville at ext. 3654 or david.p.rainville@uwrf.edu.

Wednesday, Jan. 30, 4 p.m., Global Connections office, Room 102 Hagestad Hall, International Education Week planning meeting. The 2008 IEW planning committee will discuss how to make the week of Nov. 17 - 21 stand out on campus. Please join the committee or come and give input. Contact Brent Greene or Carissa Williams at  ext. 4891.

Wednesday, Jan. 30, men's basketball vs. Stevens Point at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 30, 8 p.m., Falcons Nest, UC, ComedySportz. Free. Join us to celebrate the one-year birthday of the UC. Come be entertained by this interactive improv comedy group. Sponsored by the Student Entertainment and Arts Committee.

Classified employment transfer opportunity for a Financial Specialist 2, 100 percent (Pay Schedule 02, Pay Range 10), Accounting Services, 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday, annually. The deadline to apply is 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 31. 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 this position 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 Financial Specialist 2 for a Financial Specialist 2 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.

Classified employment opportunity for a permanent Information Systems Comprehensive Services-Senior vacancy in Student Affairs. If interested, visit http://www.uwrf.edu/hr/cl_is_comp_serv.htm to view details about the position and the application process. The deadline to apply is Thursday, Feb. 7. Questions can be directed to Deb Schwab at ext. 3221.

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