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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Now you know

Remember this for the correct pronunciation of new Chancellor Dean Van Galen's last name ... pint, quart, gallon. Pronunciation:
\ˈvan\ \ˈga-lən\. To hear the pronunciation, visit http://www.howjsay.com/index.php

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UWS in the News

"New chancellor joins UW-River Falls," Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, June 2.

"State group favors more leeway for UW projects," WQOW-TV, May 30.

"Critics rip Doyle's all-UW furlough plan," Wisconsin State Journal,
June 2.

"Leaders gather for innovative workforce ideas," Kenosha News,
May 30.

"Pieces of region's new economy fall into place," Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 1.

"The insider: Outgoing student regent reflects on board tenure," Capital Times, May 31.

"Getting Past 'Accountability'," Inside Higher Ed, June 2.

"Ruben Rosario: Former cop reaches out to Save Our Sons," TwinCities.com, May 30.

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.

"Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone."

                           - Jim Fiebig

Van Galen and Foster share ideas

Van Galen photo

New Chancellor Dean Van Galen and Provost Connie Foster, who served as interim chancellor for the past year, take a break from the whirlwind of activities associated with the chancellor's second day on campus. As Van Galen re-adjusts to all things Wisconsin and learns the finer aspects of his new job, he is enjoying meeting students, faculty, staff and community members. Photo by Jens Gunelson.

Welcome reception for Chancellor Van Galen family

You are invited to an informal reception to welcome UWRF Chancellor Dean Van Galen, his wife, Mary, and their daughter, Ashley. The reception will be held on the west lawn of North Hall (rain site is Room 114 North Hall) on Tuesday, June 9, from 2 to 4 p.m.  Refreshments, including ice cream from Falcon Foods, will be provided. Dean and his family are delighted to join the UWRF and River Falls communities. Please join us for this opportunity to welcome the Van Galens to the Falcon family.


Wisconsin Retirement System information
An updated UW System web page dedicated to the WRS and market volatility can be found at http://www.uwsa.edu/hr/benefits/retsav/wrsdownturn.html, along with an updated Q & A guide for employees trying to decide whether or not to retire in 2009 or 2010. Contact Deb Koehler at ext. 3109.

Outdoor Grill open
The Sodexo Outdoor Grill will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3, and Thursday, June 4, on the south side of the UC under the overhang. The grill offers combo meals as well as à la carte items. Fresh off the grill items include:  Falcon brats, hotdogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers and veggie burgers. After June 4, the Outdoor Grill will be available every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the rest of the summer.

State budget package
The Joint Finance Committee of the Wisconsin legislature has forwarded a budget package that would extend health and retirement benefits to domestic partners of state employees. The committee also approved a same-sex  domestic partner registry and additional legal benefits such as hospital visitation and inheritance rights. All provisions still need to be approved by the full legislature; the Assembly will likely take up the bill in the next two weeks. Visit fairwisconsin.com or email UWRF's Inclusivity Initiative representative at  rellen.hardtke@uwrf.edu

Upcoming Events

Lunchtime yoga
Thursdays, July 8, through Aug. 13, noon - 12:45 p.m., Room 129 RDI. Experience the benefits of yoga on your lunch break. Designed so you can head right back to work. Cost is $48 for the six-week session. Find out more or register at http://www.uwrf.edu/ogs/cp/cp-index.php/cp-main/4

Don't Forget

Tuesday, June 2
* Advisor Update for New Student registration, 1 - 2:30 p.m., Riverview Ballroom, UC. An advisor update meeting will be held prior to the start of New Student Registration.  All department chairs and summer advisors are encouraged to attend. Contact Sarah Egerstrom at ext. 4444.

College of Business and Economics Alumni event for alumni and friends, 5 - 7 p.m., Holiday Inn East, St. Paul. Honored guests, Mark Lacek, the 2009 UWRF Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient, managing partner for Denali Marketing and chairman of Faith's Lodge, and Dean Junkans, the 2005 CBE Executive in Residence, current CIO for
Wells Fargo and author of "The Anatomy of Investing." Social time and networking is from 5 to 7 p.m. with cash bar, hors d' oeuvres and informal presentations. For more information call ext. 3335 or e-mail connie.fassino@uwrf.edu.

Summer Concert Series:  Green Tea, 7 p.m., Wall Amphitheatre, High-energy Celtic band. Grilled food and ice cream are available for purchase. Contact Karyn Wells at ext. 4444.

Chancellor’s recognition awards nominations due June 5
Honoring outstanding service to the University is an important tradition at UWRF. Nominations for the Chancellor’s Recognition Award for Classified Staff and the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence for Academic Staff are being accepted through Friday, June 5. Details of the nomination process are available at http://www.uwrf.edu/awards/. The announcement of the academic staff and classified recipients will be made in the Fall 2009.

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