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Monday, Nov. 10, 2009

Now you know

The UWRF Alpha Tau Alpha and Agricultural Education Society members made an impact at the National Alpha Tau Alpha Conclave and National Collegiate Agricultural Education Conference (NCAEC) held in Indianapolis in conjunction with the National FFA Convention, Oct. 22-24.

The group took home awards and honors in every contest area.

The National ATA Conclave and NCAEC brought collegiate students involved in agricultural education organizations from 23 universities together to compete in five different contests and to network with professionals and hear from individuals involved with agricultural education at the state and national levels.

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"Judges, dogs and regents get their due,” Editorial, Leader-Telegram,
Nov. 8.

"Letter: Students urged to support regents bill,” Marshfield News-Herald, Nov. 9.

"Ford outlines goals for UW-P,” Kenosha News, Nov. 6.

"Parkside chancellor calls for community effort at inauguration,” Journal Times, Nov. 6.

"UW-Parkside student paper goes paperless,” Journal Times, Nov. 7.

"'On, Wisconsin' anthem to celebrate 100 years,” Associated Press, Nov. 8.

"Internship a study in ag policy for UW-RF student," Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, Nov. 9.

"UWRF Sigma Alpha-Beta Zeta Chapter Recognized," Wisconsin Ag Connection, Nov. 10.

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 change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be."

                                        -- Isaac Asimov

Livestock classes gain invaluable experience 

Beef photo 

UWRF has more than 100 acres of intensively managed rotationally grazed pasture available for beef and dairy herds, allowing students to raise and finish animals without the stress of a confinement feed lot. Beef cattle that are allowed to graze have been shown to be lower in fat and calories, and higher in omega-three fatty acids. Students in livestock production classes gain invaluable experience in grass-based livestock systems. Grass fed beef is now available for purchase for your dinner table. Fifty pound boxes include t-bone/porterhouse steaks, sirloin, tenderloin, rib-eye, round/rump roasts, sirloin tip roasts and ground beef. The cost of a box is $199. Contact Lisa Owens, CAFES Dean’s Office, at ext. 3784. Order deadline is Tuesday, Nov. 24. Photo by Jens Gunelson.

Chancellor thanks campus; graffiti investigation continues

I want to thank you for making the first Monday in November a memorable and historic day for our University.

It is historic not because of the threat of violence from racist graffiti scrawled on a bathroom stall, but rather because of the impassioned response to it from our students, faculty and staff.

A cowardly, ignorant act galvanized the campus community and brought out the best in us.

As your chancellor, I want you to know that I’m very proud and pleased that you took a peaceful stand against bigotry and hate and stood together for inclusiveness and tolerance.

The investigation continues. If you have information about this incident, or encounter similar incidents of vandalism, contact the UWRF Police in the lower level of South Hall or call ext. 3133.

Dean Van Galen


DoTS assistance available three ways
When requesting assistance from the Division of Technology Services, please do not contact DoTS staff directly. Contact DoTS for assistance by calling ext. 3687 or emailing dots@uwrf.edu or filling out the appropriate form at http://uwrf.edu/dots/forms.php. As always, we look forward to assisting you with any technology related inquiries or troubles.

Helping Hands Across America hunger donations
Make a donation to help fight hunger in our community. Please bring in non-perishable canned food items today through Thursday, Nov. 12. Place canned food items in donation bins located in Riverside Commons, Retail Food Court or Freddy’s in the UC. You may also purchase a helping hand at any retail cashier location. All donations will be used towards the purchase of canned foods for the Community Food Pantry. You'll be helping to stop hunger in our community and maybe even help set a Guinness World Record on Nov. 12. Contact

International Education Week activities
Please encourage your students to attend the presentations and activities of International Education Week, Nov. 16-20. A national joint project of the US Department of State and US Department of Education, these activities are designed to help prepare Americans for the global environment of the 21st century and to attract future professionals to international careers. Activities on campus include:
Monday, Nov. 16, "Invisible Children" will be shown at 6 p.m., Falcon's Nest, UC; judging of photo contest for students, faculty and staff.
Tuesday, Nov. 17, CBE and COEPS presentations; Wyman Series "Speaking in Tongues," 7:30 p.m., Abbott Concert Hall, KFA.
Wednesday, Nov. 18, Pulitzer Crisis Center speakers; Mini-Global Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Falcon's Nest, UC.
Thursday, Nov. 19, CAS and CAFES presentations, culminating with the award-winning short film, "Ana's Playground" at 7 p.m. in Abbott Concert Hall, KFA. Free and open to public.
Contact Global Connections at ext. 4891. A full schedule is available at http://www.uwrf.edu/globalconnections/.

Fulbright program participation
In an effort to provide greater support and to increase UWRF’s involvement in the Fulbright program, English Professor Marshall Toman has agreed to serve as the UWRF Fulbright Coordinator. Marshall was a Fulbright senior lecturer (teaching grant, 1997-98, Czech Republic), the same year that another faculty member received a Fulbright research grant to Norway and one of our UWRF students received a Fulbright student grant to Germany.

For a decade UWRF applications to the program have been low. The hope is for an increase in successful grants in all three areas. This year, two faculty have Fulbright teaching grants pending, one to Greece and one to Norway. A campus-wide effort is needed to encourage our best students to apply in the competitive Fulbright selection process with its potential for a very rewarding year abroad and life-long connections. Established in 1946, the Fulbright Program aims to increase mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries, through the exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills. "Both President Obama and Secretary Clinton have made clear that international educational exchange is a critical aspect of U.S. international engagement, and the Fulbright Program is consistent with this ‘smart power’ approach,” according to Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Academic Programs Alina Romanowski. Contact Marshall at ext. 3124 and marshall.toman@uwrf.edu or stop by 231 KFA. Global Connections will provide support to Marshall in this endeavor.

Upcoming Events                  

Wednesday, Nov. 11, 6 - 9 p.m., North Hall auditorium, Culture Fest. See performances, talents, a fashion show and a play performed by students of different cultures here at UWRF. Free and open to the public. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. Contact bhao-nhiang.thao@uwrf.edu.

Don't Forget

Tuesday, Nov. 10

*  7:30 p.m., Abbott Concert Hall, KFA, UWRF Faculty Chamber Music Concert featuring UWRF music faculty members in collaboration. The program will include music by Mozart, the Brazilian composer Egberto Gismonti, and American composers Eric Ewazen and Philip Glass, as well as poetry by Allen Ginsberg. Featured performers include Giselle Hillyer, Roger McVey, Joe Hagedorn, Tom Barnett, and Carol Bjorlie. Admission is free. For more information, contact roger.mcvey@uwrf.edu.

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

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