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
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
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,
For more information, visit the USDA Rural Development - Wisconsin Web
site at http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/wi
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UWS in the News
research at UW-River Falls could see big payoff," Pioneer Press,
cuts could slow UW's growth," Associated Press, March 5.
of Wisconsin-Madison chancellor paints grim picture,"
Wisconsin State Journal, March 6.
Stout budget-tightening under way," Leader-Telegram, March 5.
skim from UW to balance budget," Editorial, Sheboygan Press,
budget a good, but expensive, start," Editorial, Journal Times,
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
"The measure of success is not whether you have a
tough problem to deal with, but whether it is the same problem you had
Tissue and Cellular Innovation Center celebrated today
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.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
or club advisor email@example.com.
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
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
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.
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.
Program Manager position will be on campus this week for interviews. The following meetings are in Room 129, RDI, and are
open to the
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
Thursday, March 12, 10:20 - 11 a.m., Pamela Bowen.
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.