Thursday, July 16, 2009
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A group of faculty and staff attended the
Desire2Learn Fusion 2009 User Conference July 13 - 15 in St. Paul,
thanks to a UWRF Title III grant. Dan Semi and Mary-Alice Muraski
presented workshops at the conference for the fifth year in a row.
Attending from UWRF included Tony Varghese, Dan Semi, Kris Tjornehoj,
E. Katherine Miller, Mary-Alice Muraski, Rose Rude, and Mialisa Moline.
They are planning a sharing session during fall opening week activities
to spotlight what they learned.
The Title III grant, "Stronger Together: An
Educational Partnership for the Changing Economy," is a joint project
between UWRF and CVTC.
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UWS in the News
for classroom sown as teachers tour farm," Eau Claire
Leader-Telegram, July 15.
U: Campus construction blitz under way," Wisconsin State Journal,
on their minds," Inside Higher Ed, July 15.
Obama Plan," Inside Higher Ed, July 15.
more try for 3-year college degree?," USA Today, July 14.
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
"You don't understand anything until you learn it more
than one way."
- Marvin Minsky
Amphitheatre seating overhaul begins
The overhaul of the Wall Amphitheatre seating has
begun as several maple trees that presented a hazard to users were
removed earlier this week. Existing oak trees are preserved. The new
seating tiers will be a manufactured stone that will not deteriorate as
the existing limestone has. Construction will be completed in August
when the establishment of turf will begin. A date for re-opening the
facility to the public has not yet been determined. The amphitheatre
was constructed in 1972 and is the only amphitheatre in the UW System
and one of only a few in the nation. It grew out of a vision for
improving the southern part of the campus by Melvin Wall, an agronomist
and chair of the plant and earth science department who joined the
faculty in 1940. It is said that "A great deal of labor went into the
project, much of it during the summer by students who lugged slabs of
limestone for the seating circles. Hundreds of students aided by
faculty and friends of the University waded in mud to level the area,
lay sod and haul dirt." For more information about the amphitheatre,
Mandatory training for all who complete I-9 hiring
Human Resources is providing training on the Employment Eligibility
Verification form (I-9 form). The training will cover when and how to
accurately complete the form. This training will be beneficial to
anyone who participates in the hiring process on campus and is
required for those who will complete I-9s. Effective
Sept. 1, Human Resources will only accept I-9s that have been completed
by an employee who has attended I-9 training. In addition, there will
be refresher training on work study regulations conducted by Kahty
Ripienski. Please contact Sally Fields at ext. 3518 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org to
register for one of the following training sessions:
Tuesday, Aug. 11, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m., Room 118 WEB; or, Thursday, Aug.
13, 1 -3 p.m., Room 118 WEB.
Listening Sessions set for Classified Staff
Monday, July 20, 10 a.m., Kinnickinnic Theater, UC, or
Tuesday, July 21, 1 p.m., Kinnickinnic Theater, UC.
Chancellor Van Galen will host a series of listening sessions with
various campus constituencies this summer and fall. The purpose of
these sessions is to gain greater insight into those issues and values
members of the UWRF community believe are of greatest importance.
Classified staff are invited to attend the first listening session,
which will take place Monday, July 20 at 10 a.m. and Tuesday, July 21
at 1 p.m. in the Kinni Theater, UC. Please choose the session that best
fits your schedule. We hope you can join us for what we hope will be
lively and fruitful discussions. If you have any questions, contact email@example.com
or call ext. 3202.
Note to supervisors: Please make sure everyone in your
department is aware of these meetings and encourage them to attend. If
you would like us to print this information, please contact Dianne.
Open interview meetings
Open interview meetings for campus and community members for the Student
Organizations and Greek Life Coordinator position have been
Monday, July 20, 2 - 3 p.m., Eau Galle Room, UC - Matt Levine
Tuesday, July 21, 1 - 2 p.m., 119 WEB - Carrie Benke
Your participation in these open meetings is greatly appreciated.
Contact Brenda Landrum at ext. 4444.
Open interview meetings
Open interview meetings for campus and community members for the Sociocultural
position in the Division of Student Affairs have been scheduled for:
Monday, July 20, 1:15 - 2 p.m., Wind River Room, UC- Ashley Olson
Friday, July 24, 1:15 - 2 p.m., Wind River Room, UC - Ben Falter
We appreciate your attendance and feedback. Contact Brenda Landrum at
Friday, July 17, 3:30 p.m., Luther Memorial Church (across from the
Fine Arts Building). Please join the students of the River Falls Brass
Chamber Music Camp at their final concert as they present a wide
variety of music for brass quintet, brass choir, and trumpet, trombone
and horn choir. Admission is free, but audience members are requested
to bring a food item for the River Falls Food Shelf. The camp, held
annually in the middle of July, hosts students who have completed
grades 7 through 12 for an intense week-long study of brass playing
with a focus on brass chamber music. Visit http://www.uwrf.edu/brass/brass_camp.htm
for more information. Contact Andrew Parks at ext. 3177.
Thursday, July 16
* Open forums for
Services supervisor position: Mark
Klapatch, 9:30 a.m. St. Croix Room, UC. Staff,
students, and faculty are invited to attend. Contact Nate Beeman at
* Outdoor grill, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., southside
near firepit. Fresh off the grill items include
hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, cheeseburgers, and Falcon brats.
Combo options include a bottled beverage and choice of cookie, bar,
chips, or fresh fruit.
eSIS upgrade July 17 - 27
IT Services will be upgrading eSIS from version 8.9 to version 9.0 from
4:30 p.m. Friday, July 17, through 6 a.m. Monday, July 27. During this
time, eSIS will be unavailable to campus. We appreciate your
understanding for this extended outage. Please check for new feature
announcements and information as we communicate them to campus via
Falcon Daily over the summer. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call ext.
S lot - closed through Friday, July 17 (S lot permit holders utilize
P or H lot)
M lot - closed through Friday, July 17 (M lot permit
holders utilize I lot)
G lot - Thursday, July 16 (G lot permit holders utilize N lot)
CC lot - Thursday, July 16 (CC permit holders utilize O lot)
O lot (northern most row) - Thursday, July 16
C lot closed Friday, July 17, for church's use. (C lot permit holders
utilize Q metered area)