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Title: [Falcon Daily] FALCON DAILY, Dec. 17, 2008

March 9, 2009

Now you know

USDA Rural Development is accepting applications for $45.8 million in loans and grants to support rural communities and spur economic development.

The Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant program provides no-interest loans to Rural Development utility borrowers, which in turn re-lend the money to local entities to promote economic development and job creation.

Applications must be received by March 31 for third quarter funding and June 30 for fourth quarter funding.

For further details about eligibility rules and application procedures, visit http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/

For more information, visit the USDA Rural Development - Wisconsin Web site at http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/wi

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"Cellular research at UW-River Falls could see big payoff," Pioneer Press, March 7.

"Budget cuts could slow UW's growth," Associated Press, March 5.

"University of Wisconsin-Madison chancellor paints grim picture,"
Wisconsin State Journal, March 6.

"UW-EC, Stout budget-tightening under way," Leader-Telegram, March 5.

"Don't skim from UW to balance budget," Editorial, Sheboygan Press,
March 6.

"Doyle's budget a good, but expensive, start," Editorial, Journal Times,
March 2.

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.

"The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it is the same problem you had last year."

                                              -- John Foster Dulles

Campus Tissue and Cellular Innovation Center celebrated today

tissue photo 

Recent graduate, Travis Cordie, views cells in the Tissue and Cellular Innovation Center lab on campus. The cells used were rat cardiomyocytes -- heart muscle cells -- growing on one of the natural scaffolding materials used in the lab. UWRF and TCIC officials will explain and celebrate the new center during an Opening Event and Symposium today, March 9, featuring keynote speaker Dick J. Leinenkugel, Wisconsin Secretary of Commerce, at 11:30 a.m. in the Riverview Ballroom, UC. For more information, visit http://www.uwrf.edu/pa/2009/0903/0302091.htm. File photo by Jens Gunelson.


Classified staff are invited to "Waking Your Garden Up After Winter" on Wednesday, March 18, from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the St. Croix Room, UC. Free. Everyone welcome to bring a bag lunch. Presented by Diana Alfuth, Pierce County Horticulture Extension Agent. Registration is required by Tuesday,  March 17, to doris.holter@uwrf.edu or call ext. 3900. Sponsored by the Classified Employee Development Committee.

The Spring Racquetball Marathon registration deadline is Friday, March 13. The Racquetball Marathon is a tournament within your skill level:  beginner, intermediate, advanced, classic. It lasts six weeks and each week you are matched to play someone in your skill level. It is held at the Karges racquetball courts. The "Classic" skill level is new and intended for anyone who used to play racquetball frequently in the past, yet has not picked-up a racquet on a regular basis for a long time. This bracket is intended for faculty, staff and community members. Awards will go to the top two players in each bracket. The marathon starts March 23 and concludes May 1. To register, visit http://www.uwrf.edu/racquetball. Contact club president sara.lake@uwrf.edu or club advisor daniel.j.miller@uwrf.edu.

The Faculty Senate Executive Committee will meet on Wednesday, March 11, from 3 to 5 p.m. in Room 114, North Hall. Contact David Rainville at ext. 3654 or

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, March 10, 5 p.m., Kinnickinnic Theater, UC, National AIDS Day speaker.
Building Tomorrow and Rise Up For Women's Rights will be hosting a speaker from the Minnesota AIDS Project for National AIDS Day. Learn more about the AIDS epidemic in the United States and around the world.

Thursday, March 12, 7 - 9 p.m., Knowles Center, Free Rock Climbing. Choose your level of difficulty and adventure on any of the eight routes on our 40 foot natural stone wall. Routes of various difficulties from beginner to advanced are available, and no prior experience is required. All students, faculty, staff, and guests are welcome. Sponsored by KinniConnections. Contact Matt Fencl at ext. 4289.

Don't Forget

Monday, March 9, 9 a.m., Riverview Ballroom, UC, UWRF Tissue and Cellular Innovation Center Opening Event. Includes a symposium featuring posters and oral presentations from interested parties and collaborating partners focusing biomedically-related topics and applications including biomaterials development, genomics and tissue engineering applications as well as clinical and industrial collaborations. The keynote speaker is  Wisconsin Secretary of Commerce, Dick J. Leinenkugel, who will underscore the academic/clinical/industrial collaborative context of the TCIC. The symposium will take place from 9 to 11:30 a.m., followed by the Opening Event from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Finalist for the Outreach Program Manager position will be on campus this week for interviews. The following meetings are in Room 129, RDI, and are open to the campus:
Monday, March 9, 10:20 - 11 a.m., Anne Parks.
Tuesday, March 10, 10:20 - 11 a.m., Jill Goodrich.
Correction:  Wednesday, March 11, 10:20 - 11 a.m., Margo Berg.
Thursday, March 12, 10:20 - 11 a.m., Pamela Bowen.
For further information, contact OGSsearch@uwrf.edu.

Monday, March 9, 11 - 11:45 a.m., Room 223, South Hall, CBE dean candidate campus interview: Jeffrey Katz, dean for Graduate Programs and professor of Management at Kansas State University. Contact Darryl Miller at ext. 3335.

Monday, March 9, 7:30 p.m., Abbott Concert Hall, St. Croix Valley Symphony Orchestra concert. Admission is $2/students, $3/seniors, $5/adults.

Falcon Daily will not publish during Spring Break, March 16 - 20. Please plan accordingly. It will be back to daily publication on Monday, March 23.

Classified employment opportunity:  permanent IS Technical Services - Senior vacancy in Information Technology Services. If interested, visit  http://www.uwrf.edu/hr/cl_is_tech_serv_sr.htm to view details about the position and the application process. Application deadline is Tuesday, March 10. Questions can be directed to Deb Schwab at ext. 3221.

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