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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

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UWS in the News

"Harbouk named new vice chancellor at UW-River Falls," WQOW-TV, June 7.

"Regents to consider budget for large UW IT project," Associated Press, June 8.

"Affordable textbook policy to be considered," Journal Times, June 7.

"5.5% tuition increase proposed for UW students," Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,
June 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.

"People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the huge waves of the seas, at the long
course of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars, and yet they pass by themselves without wondering."  -- St. Augustine

Ramer Field project sees the light

Ramer lights photo

The first visual evidence of the Ramer Field Renovation Project appeared Friday and yesterday as the old light poles at the field were removed as phase one of the Foundation Stadium Improvement Project got underway. The lighting phase, funded completely with raised dollars, should be complete by mid-July at a cost of $336,300. Several factors prompted the light replacement:  replacement lamps are no longer available, light poles were in the spectator site lines, light levels were poor and the old lights were not energy efficient. Phase two is new synthetic turf, phase three is the modeling of the stadium and press box and the final phase involves surrounding the facilities with trees. For more information about the Ramer Field Renovation, visit http://www2.uwrf.edu/ramer-renew/. For more photos by Jens Gunelson, visit http://www.uwrf.edu/photo_archive/.


Harbouk named vice chancellor for administration and finance
Harbouk photoJoseph Harbouk has been named the new vice chancellor for administration and finance. He will officially join UWRF on August 18. Joseph is currently associate dean for business operations in the school of education at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

As vice chancellor, Joseph will serve as a member of the chancellor's executive cabinet and provide leadership for the division of administration and finance including technology services, human resources, facilities management, integrated planning and campus police. He will oversee and assist departments with financial forecasting, analysis of staffing needs and strategic planning.

“Mr. Harbouk has an extensive track record of administrative accomplishments. Furthermore, during the national search process, he demonstrated a strong interest in the unique opportunities at UW-River Falls,” says Chancellor Dean Van Galen. "The university will benefit greatly from his leadership as we continue to pursue administrative efficiencies, develop innovative financial models and prepare for our next strategic planning cycle.”

In his current position at Loyola Marymount, Joseph supervises the finance, human resources, information technology, facilities, recruitment, marketing and communications units of the school of education. Prior to joining Loyola Marymount’s school of education, he served as the institution’s vice president for administrative services and assistant vice president for administration. 

Joseph earned a bachelor of science in computer information systems and a MBA from the University of Indianapolis and is currently pursuing a doctorate in educational leadership for social justice from Loyola Marymount University. A native of Lebanon, Joseph speaks three languages including French and Arabic.

UWRF T-shirt sale
The annual $5 new student registration T-shirt sale is available to faculty and staff members on any registration day through June 18. The sale will be held in the Involvement Center in the UC from 3 to 4 p.m. Two different styles are available in four colors in small, medium, large, XL and XXL. Contact jennifer.sell@uwrf.edu.


Please join the university community in extending our sincere condolences to the family of Deborah Meyer, age 53, who died June 3 at her home in River Falls after a long struggle with cancer. Debbie was part of the Postal/Central Stores staff in Facilities Management. She began working on campus as a custodian in 1997 and transferred to her current position of shipping and mailing clerk in January 2005.  A memorial service will be held today, June 8, at 5:30 p.m. at St. Bridget's Church in River Falls.  Memorial visitation will also be held today from 3-5:30 p.m. at the church. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral Cremation Services of River Falls. The following quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson was posted at Facilities Management in honor of Debbie:  "To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children . . . to leave the world a better place . . . to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded."

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, June 15, Wall Amphitheatre, Summer Concert Series: Green Tea. Celtic music. Free. Grilled food and ice cream available for purchase. Contact Karyn Wells at 4444.

Don't Forget

Tuesday, June 8

*  6:30 p.m., Wall Amphitheatre, Summer Concert Series: Shoeless Revolution and Sepia Tone. Jam/funk. Free. Visit http://www.myspace.com/shoelessrevolution. Grilled food and ice cream  available for purchase. Rain site is Falcon's Nest, UC. Contact Karyn Wells at 4444.

Classified employment transfer opportunity for Facilities Maintenance Specialist-Advanced (100 percent) (Pay Schedule 03, Pay Range 13), Facilities Management, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday - Friday, annually. The application deadline is 4:30 p.m., Thursday, June 10. If interested, contact the Human Resources Office at 3221 to request a position description for specific duties and knowledge, skills, and abilities. To apply, complete a Job Transfer Request found at http://uwrf.edu/hr/hr_forms/Classified/cl_job_transfer.doc. Interested individuals whose classification is identical to the title of the vacancy are contacted in seniority order to interview (i.e., a current facilities maintenance specialist-advanced for a facilities maintenance specialist-advanced vacancy). If no one in the same title is interested, then interested individuals in the same or higher pay range are considered; however, it is management’s option to interview prior to obtaining the outside list or to consider as additional names to the outside list.

University of Wisconsin - River Falls
Office of University Communications, 120 North Hall
410 S. 3rd Street, River Falls, WI 54022-5001 USA
(715) 425-3771

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