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Tuesday,
March 10, 2009

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UWRF and Tissue and Cellular Innovation Center officials explained and celebrated the new center during an Opening Event and Symposium March 9.

The mission of the center is to develop a nationally recognized and self-supporting Center of Excellence for research and training in tissue engineering, stem cell biology and biomedical technology at UWRF. The center will be developed through broad collaborative interactions with academic, industrial and clinical partners. The goals will be pursued in direct support of the overall UWRF campus mission and will foster a positive climate for scholarship by generating a strong sense of community among its participating "Collaborative Fellowship" partners.

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"Obama order may diminish importance of Thomson stem cells but expand
the research
," Associated Press,
March 7.

"University labs set to gain from stem-cell switch," Wall Street
Journal, March 9.

"In shifting era of admissions, colleges sweat," New York Times, March 7.

"La Crosse campus wants another plan for student aid," Wisconsin Public
Radio, March 9.

"Chancellor orders hiring freeze to help curb proposed state cuts," The
Spectator, March 9.

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.

WisPolitics.Com
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.

"Someday man will harness the rise and fall of the tides, imprison the power of the sun, and release atomic power."

                                              -- Thomas Edison

TCIC links biotech research to real world needs

TCIC photo 

Tim Lyden, associate professor of biology and director of the Tissue and Cellular Innovation Center, spoke to about 125 scientists, physicians, researchers, industry leaders and interested community members at the University Center Monday to celebrate the new center linking biotech research to the real-world needs.

Wisconsin Secretary of Commerce Richard J. Leinenkugel, who delivered the keynote address, said the TCIC, as one of five new UW System centers for scientific research, is a model for academic, industry and clinical collaborators.

“In this economic climate more than ever it is important for industry, academic and clinical organization to work in concert. These centers will help our Wisconsin companies meet the challenges of the future, provide spin-off companies, and help support job creation while helping to train a knowledgeable and entrepreneurial workforce and keep Wisconsin a leader in the global marketplace.”

UWRF interim Chancellor Connie Foster, and Maliyakal John, managing director of the WiSys Technology Foundation Inc., praised TCIC and touted its mission.

“It’s an evolutionary step forward for early teaching and research efforts we started in 2001,” said Foster. “We are creating a new paradigm that blends our educational mission with academic, clinical and industry partners.”

The TCIC was made possible through a public-private partnership between UWRF, WiSys, Marshfield Clinic and Phillips Plastics Corp., along with other collaborators.

WiSys exists is to identify innovative technologies throughout the UW System and bring them to market – in collaboration with Wisconsin companies whenever possible. TCIC’s work includes a natural, three-dimensional scaffold, developed by a UWRF researcher, for growing tissue and cells that could drive new methods for developing vaccines and producing proteins that are important for making new drugs. For more photos by Jens Gunelson, visit http://www.uwrf.edu/photo_archive/.

Announcements

Purchasing cut-off dates for Fiscal 09. Friday, April 17, is the first cut-off date for purchase requisitions to be encumbered this fiscal year. If you have any equipment or supplies you would like ordered in Fiscal 09, your approved requisitions should be sent to Purchasing Services, 8 North Hall. Note that the procard purchase deadline is Tuesday, June 24. Cut-off date information can be found at http://www.uwrf.edu/purchasing/. Contact Purchasing at ext. 3232.

Oracle Calendar Workshops starting this week through the end of March. Come and learn about the new and improved calendar features recently integrated. Class schedules auto populated for instructors...students schedules will happen during spring break. Refined searching, easier appointment scheduling, and groups. Sign up for workshops at
http://its.uwrf.edu/support/training/welcome.php Any questions, contact
helpdesk@uwrf.edu.

TIAA-CREF will be on campus for individual counseling sessions Tuesday, April 7, and Thursday, April 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. in Room 218, North Hall. To schedule a counseling session, visit http://www.tiaa-cref.org/moc or call 800/877-6602. An individual counseling session will help you simplify your retirement by providing objective advice and asset allocation based on your individual needs; showing you how you can obtain a personalized actionable plan; recommending fund selections to keep you on track to and through retirement, and; reviewing your retirement income options.

Scholarship deadline reminder:  Ten scholarships are available for UWRF students for the 10th Annual Protecting the St. Croix River Basin Conference in the UC April 16. For an application or more information, contact kristen.allen@uwrf.edu or call ext. 3751. Application deadline is Monday, March 16. For more information, visit http://basineducation.uwex.edu/stcroix/.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, March 11, Kinnickinnic Theater, UC, Meetings on Proposed Changes to Student Tuition Payment Plan. Open meetings for students, advisors, and campus community members are scheduled to provide feedback on proposed changes to the tuition payment plan. Please plan to attend an information sessions in the Kinnickinnic Theater, UC:
Advisor and campus community session: Wednesday, March 11, 3:45 - 4:30 p.m.
Student session:  Wednesday, March 11, 4:30 - 5:15 p.m.
This proposal by Enrollment Services is intended to prevent students from falling behind on their financial obligations, simplify the registration process, and create efficiencies for the University. Students and advisors are encouraged to attend to learn more about the proposal which includes eliminating the $100 registration deposit for returning students, moving the tuition payment due date to prior to the start of the term, and dropping classes for not making payment arrangements by the due date. Your input and feedback is needed on how these changes may impact you.The proposed changes could be implemented as early as Fall Semester 2009-10. Contact Brenda Rudberg at ext. 3145.

Wednesday, March 11, 4 - 7:30 p.m., Riverside Commons, UC, Steak Night. Menu includes: Beef Sirloin, Chicken Cordon Bleu, Coconut Shrimp, Grilled Portobello, Mushrooms, Baked Potato Bar, Meat Lovers Pizza, Vegetable Lovers Pizza, and Ice Cream Sundae Bar. Cost is Meal Plan; $8.12/Dining Dollars; $8.57/Falcon Dollars; $9.02/cash. Sponsored by Sodexo.

Monday, March 23, and Tuesday, March 24, 4 - 8 p.m., Falls Room, UC, Dress Drive for Ever After Gowns.The event is being held by a group of students from the Marketing Communications for Non-Profit class who were assigned a non-profit organization and told “to help in any way possible.” Lecturer David Bonko gave the class assignment as a means to give real world non-profit experience. Ever After gowns is a Minnesota Based 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to supporting Twin Cities-area young women by providing them with new and gently used formal gowns, shoes, and accessories to be worn at their high school prom. For more information, contact lacy.lukaszewicz@uwrf.edu

Tuesday, March 24, 7 p.m., Riverview Ballroom, UC, Working Journalists Seminar.
Duchesne Drew of the Star Tribune discusses basic to multimedia skills students should learn in college to prepare for the challenges facing journalism. Details at http://www.uwrf.edu/journalism/working.htm. Sponsored by the department of journalism.

Don't Forget

Tuesday, March 10, 10:20 - 11 a.m., Room 129, RDI, Outreach Program Manager candidate campus interview: Jill Goodrich. For further information, contact OGSsearch@uwrf.edu.

Tuesday, March 10, noon - 2 p.m., Eau Galle Room, UC, Alternative Fuel Vehicles Seminar with hybrid guru Chris Schneider. Sponsored by the UWRF St. Croix Institute for Sustainable Community Development. For more information, visit http://www.uwrf.edu/pa/2009/0903/0302093.htm.

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

Tuesday, March 10, 7:30 p.m., Abbott Concert Hall, KFA, Guest Piano Recital. Free. Guest pianist Michael Kirkendoll performs 20th and 21st Century music. He is a specialist in modern piano music and a finalist in the American Pianists Association competition, an organization that discovers and promotes world-class American classical musicians. Contact roger.mcvey@uwrf.edu.

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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