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Monday, Nov. 9, 2009

Now you know

Governor Jim Doyle has declared November 9 - 13 as Wisconsin’s Winter Awareness Week. The annual campaign sponsored by Wisconsin Emergency Management and NOAA’s National Weather Service is to remind people to be prepared for winter conditions that could threaten their safety.

Winter storms are considered deceptive killers because most deaths are indirectly related to the storm such as traffic accidents on icy or snow-covered roads, prolonged exposure to the cold, or indoor carbon monoxide poisoning. It is important to start taking preventive measures for winter weather:

*  Keep ahead of the winter storm by listening for the latest weather statements, watches and warnings.

*  Your vehicle should also be ready. Get it winterized, before the onset of winter weather.

*  Be equipped for the worst. At home, put together enough food and other supplies for 3 - 5 days in case a winter storm hits. In the car, carry a winter survival kit, especially when traveling in rural or open areas. Pack extra blankets. Try to travel with others.

*  Check ventilation on any emergency heat sources such as fire places.

For more information, visit http://emergencymanagement.wi.gov/  or http://www.ready.gov/america/getakit/

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UWS in the News

"UWRF assesses staff, students' perspectives,” UWRF Voice, Nov. 5.

"Legislature approves regions for UW regents,” Associated Press, Nov. 5.

"Catching up to Canada,” Inside Higher Ed, Nov. 6.

"Legislature passes education reforms aimed at winning stimulus dollars,” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Nov. 6.

"UW Oshkosh embarks on transportation plan,” Editorial, Oshkosh Northwestern, Nov. 2.

"On Campus: Next Tuesday to be "On, Wisconsin!" Day,” Blog, Wisconsin State Journal, Nov. 5.

"Writer Takes A Look At 'Rock Elm Disturbance'," Channel 3000 WISC TV.com, Nov. 7.

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

"It is more important to know where you are going than to get there quickly. Do not mistake activity for achievement."

                                        -- Mabel Newcomber

Student artist's work displayed in Gallery 101

Gallery 101 photo 

A variety of printmaking, photography and drawing works focusing on concepts of gender roles by UWRF senior Shelby Sand are displayed in Gallery 101, KFA, until Nov. 15. An opening reception is Friday, Nov. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the gallery and KFA lobby. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday; and  2 - 4 p.m. Sunday. For more photos by Jens Gunelson, visit http://www.uwrf.edu/photo_archive/.


Additional copies of UWRF Emergency Response Guide available
Additional copies of the UWRF Emergency Response Guide are now available. The latest run contains very minor revisions to the version distributed last year (new post-evacuation assembly areas for the lower level of WEB and Facilities Management). If you or someone in your department needs a copy of the guide, email  blake.fry@uwrf.edu.

Health benefits open enrollment ends Friday
The open enrollment period for Dental, ERA, Vision and UW Employees Inc. Life Insurance will end on Friday, Nov. 13. Dependent verification forms (for children over the age of 19) are schedule to be mailed this week. It is imperative that you return the forms to your current health care provider by Dec. 1. Failure to do so will result in loss of coverage for your dependent. Contact Deb Koehler at ext. 3109.

United Way pledge forms accepted until Nov. 27
Congratulations to Barb Franzen, university services program associate in CBE, who won the United Way drawing for two tickets to the Friday, Nov. 6, performance of Fiddler on the Roof at the Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson. All faculty and staff who turned in a completed United Way pledge form by 3 p.m. Nov. 4 were eligible for the drawing. Pledge forms will continue to be accepted until Friday, Nov. 27. Submit your completed form to Kathy Young in 218 North Hall. For more information, contact United Way St. Croix Valley at 715-377-0203.

"Fan of the Game" drawings held
Hey advisors! Students can win "Fan of the Game" seats at the Nov. 20 and 21 Falcon Hockey games. Any student who is registered for any class for J-Term is eligible. One drawing will be held at each game and the student must be present to win. The winner and two guests will enjoy the game from the "Fan of the Game" couch and will be offered complimentary food and beverage. For an entry form, visit http://www.uwrf.edu/outreach or  pick one up at the game. Contact brandon.meyer@uwrf.edu.

Environmental education project grants
The Grants Program sponsored by EPA's Environmental Education Division, Office of Children's Health Protection and Environmental Education, supports environmental education projects that enhance the public's awareness, knowledge, and skills to help people make informed decisions that affect environmental quality. Application deadline is Dec. 15.
Visit http://www.uwrf.edu/grants/welcome.htm. Contact Bill Campbell at ext. 3195.

Early Years Enthusiasts hosting diaper drive
The Early Years Enthusiasts (EYE) Club is sponsoring a diaper drive for the Tille family quintuplets of River Falls. Anyone interested in donating money, diapers (size two and up) and/or paper towels can leave donations in Room 258 WEB, the University Preschool or The CHILD Center. The drive will continue through Tuesday, Nov. 24. Contact sarah.schletty@uwrf.edu or molly.gerrish@uwrf.edu.

Faculty Senate Executive Committee meeting
The Faculty Senate Executive Committee will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the North Hall Conference Room. Contact David Rainville at ext. 3654 or david.p.rainville@uwrf.edu.

Upcoming Events                  

Nov. 15 - 20, International Education Week. For more information, visit
http://www.uwrf.edu/globalconnections/  then go to International Education Week.

Don't Forget

Monday, Nov. 9

*   3 p.m., Room 140, KFA, Chief Diversity Officer Search Committee meeting. Contact Terry Brown at ext. 3777.

*  4 - 5 p.m., Room 275, CSH, Multidisciplinary Microscopy Talk. Professor Carol Hirschmugl of UW-Milwaukee will discuss her work with a new high resolution infrared microscope which provides information on the chemical makeup of each pixel in the image. She will illustrate the use of this new tool with examples drawn from biology, geology and art. Contact earl.d.blodgett@uwrf.edu.

Have you taken the Campus Climate Survey?
Visit http://www.uwrf.edu/campus-climate to take the survey.

Classified employment opportunity:  permanent Buildings/Grounds Supervisor vacancy in Facilities Management. Visit http://www.uwrf.edu/hr/employment_opportunities.htm to view details about the position and the application process. Application deadline is Friday, Nov. 13. Contact Deb Schwab at ext. 3221.

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