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Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009

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A number of state legislators and other representatives visited UWRF this week to watch the Kansas City Chiefs practice during  their Summer Training Camp.

In the photo below, from left to right, are Chancellor Dean Van Galen, Special Assistant to the Chancellor Blake Fry, State Senator Sheila Harsdorf, Senator Herb Kohl's Regional Representative Marjorie Bunce, State Representative John Murtha, Kansas City Chiefs General Manager Scott Pioli, Senator Russ Feingold's Regional Coordinator Matthew Nikolay and UW System Student Regent Aaron Wingad.

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"Task force to study financial aid in Wis.," Associated Press, Aug. 11.

"Regents president says access is top goal," Associated Press, Aug. 12.

"Local chancellor says cuts aren't equal," WQOW-TV, Aug. 5.

"UW-Oshkosh to incorporate social media in degree," Associated Press, Aug. 8.

"UW research center gets $8M in stimulus funds," Business Journal of Milwaukee, Aug. 7.

 "UWM partners with industry on water technology," Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Aug. 7.

"More than one-third of UW-Stout dorm food from Wisconsin," Blog, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Aug. 7.

"Colleges: UW-La Crosse baseball, tennis will play on," La Crosse Tribune, Aug. 12.

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.

"He who does nothing for others does nothing for himself."

                           - Goethe

Gov. Doyle stops briefly at UWRF

Doyle photo 

Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle made a quick stop at UWRF Tuesday to welcome and greet the Kansas City Chiefs players and staff at their 19th Summer Training Camp. Doyle also spoke briefly with Chancellor Van Galen and other University administrators and community members involved with the summer camp. University Communications camp marketing Intern Amanda Kane got a chance to speak briefly with the governor about his visit. Her summary can be found at http://www.uwrf.edu/chiefs/prev_updates.php?page=2&Files=090811am.htm. For more photos by Jens Gunelson, visit http://www.uwrf.edu/photo_archive/.


Reallocation training
Friday is the deadline to sign up for reallocation training next week. There are still openings at the1:30 time slot on both Aug. 19 and Aug. 20. This training is primarily helpful for procard holders who may need to transfer expenses between various departments. Also, anyone from the pilot group is welcome to attend a session if needing a refresher. If you have not signed up yet, e-mail your W# to set up your account to gail.anderson@uwrf.edu.

Online Web survey results
The UWRF Website Redesign team recently conducted an online survey to evaluate the campus website. The results are posted at http://www.uwrf.edu/webhelp/redesignPhase2/surveyresults.php?v=SnO9Jyz82Ps.

Future Homecoming dates set
Due to many inquiries of the Athletic Department as to when UWRF Homecoming 2010 will be held, the 2010 and 2011 dates has now been set. UWRF Homecoming 2010 will be Oct.  2, and UWRF Homecoming 2011 will be Oct. 15. UWRF Homecoming events for 2009 are set for Saturday, Sept. 26, when the Falcons host Alma College. Contact Doris Holter at ext. 3900.

New York Times on campus
UWRF will once again participate in the Times readership program during the upcoming semester. We invite you to use the Times in your fall courses as a supplemental source of up-to-date, well written and thoroughly researched articles on a wide range of topics. The Times offers some of the country’s best writing on politics, science, the arts, business, economics, technology, sports, and international issues. The Times is provided to students at no cost to them. The newspapers will be delivered Monday through Friday beginning Sept. 8, and will be available in boxes around campus. The last delivery of the term will be on the last day of classes. Faculty who participate in the program can receive free home delivery of the Sunday Times; and free Monday through Friday delivery in some zip codes. 
If you’re interested in using the Times in your classes, email patricia.berg@uwrf.edu.

UWRF t-shirts needed for quilts
Falcon Programs is looking for unused, extra UWRF t-shirts to help make t-shirt quilts for the Turningpoint Shelter here in River Falls. If your department has t-shirts you would like to see used, contact katelyn.peterson@uwrf.edu or amy.lloyd@uwrf.edu.

Security updates to Windows computers
IT will send security updates to Windows computers on Monday, Aug. 17, beginning at 10 p.m. Please prepare Windows computers in your area for these updates by restarting them at the end of the day on Monday. Please leave them at the login prompt after they restart. If you are not able to leave your computer on, the updates will take place the next time the computer is powered on and connected to the campus network. Thank you for your assistance in keeping UWRF's computing environment safe and efficient.

Don't Forget

Thursday, Aug. 13

1 - 3 p.m., Room 118 WEB, mandatory I-9 training for all who complete hiring paperwork. Contact Sally Fields at ext. 3518.

UWRF spirit day is every Friday. Everyone is encouraged to wear clothing with the UWRF logo each and every Friday.

S parking lot closed for maintenance through Tuesday, Aug. 18. Thank you for your cooperation.

Monday, Aug. 17, 2 - 3:30 p.m., University Advancement board room, South Hall, Academic Staff Council meeting. Contact Gretchen Link at ext. 3884.

Opening Day events set for Tuesday, Aug. 25
8:30 a.m. All-campus hospitality hour, UC mall
10 a.m. All-campus opening program, Riverview Ballroom, UC
11:30 a.m. All-campus luncheon, Riverside Commons, UC
For a complete schedule of Opening Week events, visit http://www.uwrf.edu/openingevents.

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