Jan. 31, 2008
Now you know
The Falcon Shop in the UC has a Web site for UWRF clothing and
gift items. Through the site, students can order textbooks and faculty
and staff can order books and take advantage of other services as well.
Visit the Falcon Shop online at http://www.uwrf.bkstr.com. The
site can also be accessed through the UWRF main page using the A - Z
index. Click on "b" for bookstore or "f" for Falcon Shop.
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
tax system, expert says," Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 30.
speech highlights Wisc. stem-cell research: Dispute in funding of
embryonic stem cells still remains," Daily Cardinal, Jan. 30.
Bush targets earmarks, area lawmakers defend their spending," La
Crosse Tribune, Jan. 31.
Decker: Unveils economic development plan for Wisconsin"
WisPolitics.com, Jan. 30.
Out Colleges on Student Learning," Inside Higher Education, Jan. 31.
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
"To say my
fate is not tied to your fate is like saying, 'Your end of the boat is
event today draws attention to global warming
UWRF is one of more than
universities and high schools across the country bringing attention to
global warming today, Jan. 31, by participating in the Focus The Nation
event. Join this free and open to the public event from 8 a.m.
to 6 p.m. in the Falcon Nest, UC. The agenda can be found at http://www.uwrf.edu/sustain.
Visit the national Focus The Nation Web site at http://www.focusthenation.org/index.php.
Photo by Jens Gunelson.
to all faculty and academic staff
Effective Jan. 1, 2008, there are new Board of
Regents’ policies in effect relating to sick leave, vacation, and
personal holiday leave reporting for unclassified staff. Other changes
are effective with sick leave accrued in fiscal year 2007-08 for those
who fail to report leave usage and beginning with the spring 2008
semester, there are changes in sick leave reporting as it relates to
teaching responsibilities. The policy changes follow:
Policy: Sick Leave, Vacation, and Personal Holiday Leave
Reporting for Unclassified Staff. Effective Jan. 1, 2008 it shall
be the policy at each institution in the UW System that sick leave,
vacation, and personal holiday leave for full-time unclassified
employees shall be charged in units of one-half days. Absence of
one-quarter day up to three fourths day shall be charged as one half
day. Absence of three fourths day up to one and one quarter day shall
be charged as one day. Employees with less than full-time appointments
shall report actual hours absent when using sick leave, vacation, and
personal holiday leave.
Policy: Reduction of Sick Leave Accrual for Unclassified
Staff Failing to Report Leave Usage. Effective with sick leave
accrued in fiscal year 2007-08, any employee who fails to file a report
on leave usage as required by UW System policy in one or more months of
any year shall not be permitted to accrue sick leave for that year in
an amount exceeding the cap established by s. 40.05(4)(bp)1., Wis.
Stats. (i.e., 8.5 days for an annual appointee or 6.4 days for an
academic year appointee).
Policy: Sick Leave Reporting and Teaching Responsibilities.
Effective with the beginning of the spring 2008 semester, teaching
responsibilities not met because of an absence specified in UWS 19.01,
Wis. Adm. Code, must be reported as leave, regardless of whether a
qualified instructor covers the aforementioned responsibilities.
Teaching responsibilities include class time preparation, actual
classroom instruction, and scheduled office hours available to students
for educational guidance.
For more detail, visit http://www.uwrf.edu/hr/PolicyProcedure/uncl_leave_chg_07.doc.
Thomas Weiss, Interim Human Resources Director
Third Annual Wellness Challenge.
The UWRF Wellness Challenge from Feb. 11 through March 9 is a free
wellness opportunity for all students, faculty and staff. It encourages
healthier living through physical activity, nutrition, safety and
overall wellness. This four-week program is designed with incentives to
develop a commitment to healthy lifestyle choices. You can compete
individually or as a team. Get five or more people and form your own
team! To register, visit http://www.uwrf.edu/student-health-service/wellness_challenge.htm.
Tomorrow is the final day to submit
citation information to the library for this year's Celebrating
Research, Scholarship and Creative Achievement day scheduled
for Tuesday, Feb. 19. CRSCA is an annual event honoring the academic
and creative output of UWRF faculty and staff. Submissions can be made
using the online form found at http://www.uwrf.edu/library/forms/crsca.php.
Visit the CRSCA
Web site for more details. Contact Cate Dodson at ext. 3874.
Saturday, Feb. 2, women's basketball vs.
Platteville at 1 p.m.; men's basketball vs. Platteville at 3
p.m.; women's hockey vs. Stevens Point at 3:05 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 31, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., Falcon Nest, UC, Focus
Free, open to the public. UWRF is one of more than 1,400 universities
and high schools across the country collectively
bringing attention to the Focus the Nation national event that
addresses global warming solutions for America. An agenda can be
found at http://www.uwrf.edu/sustain.
Visit the national Focus the Nation Web site at http://www.focusthenation.org/index.php.
Contact Kelly Cain at ext. 3479.
Jan. 31, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., Trimbelle Room 231, UC, Information and Instructional Technology Council
agendas, approved minutes, and more information about the Council and
its activities can be found at http://www.uwrf.edu/iitc.
Thursday, Jan. 31, 7 p.m., Falcon Nest, UC, Ping
Pong Tournament. Free. Join us to celebrate the one-year birthday
of the UC. Look for sign-up
details in the UC. Sponsored by the Recreational Activities Committee.
Thursday, Jan. 31, 7 pm., St. Croix River Room 321, UC,
Intramural Basketball Team Captain's meeting. Games will
begin Monday, Feb. 4. Get your team signed up! Visit http://sa.uwrf.edu/sa/studentlife/recreation/intramurals
for more information. E-mail email@example.com
Thursday, Jan. 31, 7 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
issues, get updates on the Democratic
primary and learn how you can get involved.
UWRF spirit day is every Friday.
Everyone is encouraged to
wear clothing with the UWRF logo each and every Friday!
Of Wisconsin Shared Financial System (SFS) will be down beginning at
noon Friday, Feb. 8. We are expecting SFS to be up again Tuesday,
19, however the worst case scenario may mean the system will be down
until Feb. 25. SFS will be going through a significant program
release/upgrade that will require that the system be down. During this
time no payments or other transactions will be processed in SFS. This
includes travel expense reimbursements, invoice payments, transfers,
etc. Revenue deposits will continue to be accepted at the Cashier’s
Office. In order to minimize the effects of the downtime, please
make sure that current items that need to be processed are received in
the Accounting Office no later than Tuesday, Feb. 5. WISDM will be
available during the downtime, but no new information will be updated
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
HR office at ext. 3221 to request a position description
for specific duties and knowledge, skills, and abilities. To apply,
complete a Job Transfer 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.
employment opportunity for a permanent Information Systems
Services-Senior vacancy in Student Affairs. If interested,
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.