Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009
Now you know
Today, besides being Veteran's Day, is also Tomb of the
Unknown Soldier Day. In 1921, President Warren
Harding dedicated the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington
The Guard takes 21 steps
during his walk across the Tomb of the Unknown; it alludes to
the 21-gun salute, which is the highest honor given any military or
foreign dignitary. There has been a Sentinel on duty in front of the
Tomb of the Unknown every minute of every day since 1937.
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UWS in the News
of Regents honors Wis. Educators,” Badger Herald, Nov. 9.
signs education reform bills; awaits action on MPS measure,”
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Nov. 9.
look back on results of Plan 2008,” Daily Cardinal, Nov. 10.
UW campus celebrates cultural diversity,” Marshfield News-Herald,
looks to diversify faculty,” La Crosse Tribune, 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.
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
"Freedom is never free."
Routine maintenance extends building life
The unseasonably warm weather is appreciated this
time of year especially by the crew doing routine maintenance on the
exterior brick of the KFA building. The repair work extends the life of
the building as old caulk is removed from expansion joints before the
joint is resealed. Similar work to the exterior of the Davee Library
and the Ag Science building will be done as the weather allows. Photo
by Jens Gunelson.
Everyone urged to complete Campus
If you have not done so, I encourage you to
please take the time to join me in completing the Campus Climate
Survey. I believe this is a very valuable tool to assess the social and
professional environment and to steer the future of our campus.
Your input is critical, and this is your chance to be heard. The survey
has been designed to be anonymous so you should feel comfortable
sharing your opinions and ideas. The data is collected and will be
analyzed by an independent assessment firm, Rankin and Associates
Consulting, so there is no conflict of interest and objectivity is
With less than a month to go, we are at a critical juncture. So far,
about 30 percent of faculty, staff and students have completed the
survey. Many who have completed the survey are from administrative and
staff ranks, so we are urging faculty and students to take time from
their busy schedules to share their comments and concerns, along with
The survey is easy
to access from the University’s homepage. It takes about 30 minutes or
less to complete. Your voice is critical to improving our campus
environment for everyone. Please accept my genuine thanks for your
input in this important matter as we move forward toward a bright
future for our campus.
Dean Van Galen
Rental regalia for December graduation
Faculty who need to rent regalia for the December graduation ceremony
should contact the Falcon Shop and place your order by 4 p.m., Friday,
Nov. 13. Contact Sherry at ext. 3962.
Student interviews for Monday
Throughout the year companies and organizations are interested in
coming to campus to perform on-campus interviews to hire for full-time
positions and internships. On Monday, Nov. 16, Chase Brakke from North
Star Resource Group will be interviewing in Career Services for
financial advisor positions. The company hires all majors. If you have
interested students, encourage them to visit Hire-a-Falcon
to sign up for a Monday interview. Brakke is also interested in going
to lunch with any interested faculty when he is on campus. Email email@example.com if
you are interested in having lunch with Brakke.
Chief Diversity Officer Search Committee meeting
The Chief Diversity Officer Search Committee will meet Tuesday, Nov.
17, at 3 p.m. in Room 140, KFA. Contact Terry Brown at ext. 3777.
H1N1 vaccine walk-in community clinics
Pierce County Public Health Department has scheduled two walk-in
community H1N1 vaccine clinics for persons in the targeted high risk
* Pregnant women
* Those living with or providing care for children under six months old
* Healthcare/EMS workers with direct contact with patients or
* Children six months through four years of age
* Children 5-18 years old with medical conditions placing them at
These clinics are scheduled for Monday, Nov. 16, from 3 to 6 p.m. at
the Seyforth Building at the Pierce County Fairgrounds in Ellsworth and
on Thursday, Nov. 19, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Saint Bridget Catholic
Church fellowship hall in River Falls.
Pierce County Public Health Department also also has a limited
supply of injectable seasonal influenza vaccine for adults. Any adult
wishing to receive a seasonal flu shot should call them at 715-273-6755
to schedule an appointment.
Due to limited amounts and types of H1N1 vaccine the Wisconsin
Division of Public Health has further limited the targeted groups to
receive H1N1 vaccine to the above groups. This will likely change as
more vaccine becomes available.
For updates and more information, visit the UWRF Emergency Preparedness
H1N1 Web page at http://www.uwrf.edu/emergency/flu.html.
Contact Student Health Services at ext. 3293 with questions.
Thursday, Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m., Abbott Concert Hall, A
Benny Goodman Centennial Celebration. The UWRF RADD Jazz Series
presents the UWRF Jazz Ensemble,
directed by David Milne, performing the music of jazz clarinetist and
band leader Benny Goodman, featuring faculty member Pat O'Keefe on
clarinet. Free and open to the public. Contact Milne at ext. 3940.
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Karges
racquetball courts, Pro Racquetball Clinic. Free. The
Racquetball Club is bringing two pro racquetball players to put on a
clinic. For more information and to register, visit http://www.uwrf.edu/racquetball
or email the club president at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, Nov. 11
* 11 a.m., flag pole on west lawn of
North Hall, Veteran's Day Program. Contact Nicole Lillis at
* 1 - 3 p.m, North Hall Conference Room, Faculty Senate
Executive Committee meeting. Contact David
Rainville at ext. 3654.
* 3 - 4 p.m., upper level breezeway,
Davee Library, Lion's Paw Book Club: "The Map of Love" by
Ahdaf Soueif. Discussion leader is
Sue Beckham, UW-Stout Department of English emerita. All are welcome
need not have read the book to attend. Visit http://uwrf.edu/library/lionspaw/
for more information. Contact email@example.com.
* 4 - 7:30 p.m., Riverside Commons, UC, Thanksgiving
Premium Night Dinner. Join us for some traditional Thanksgiving
food. Cost is free/Meal Plan; $8.44/dining or Falcon dollars;
$9.37/cash. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
* 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 email@example.com.
Helping Hands Across America: Make a donation to help
fight hunger in our community. Please bring in non-perishable
canned food items now through Thursday, Nov. 12. Place canned food
items in donation bins located in Riverside Commons, Retail Food Court
or Freddy’s in the UC. 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.
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.