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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Now you know

The summer camp season has started at UWRF. This week our campus is hosting the John Means Golf Camp, the Upward Bound staff, the UWRF Big Man/Guard boys basketball camp and the Minnesota Twins Youth Baseball Training Camp.

Guests affiliated with these camps will be using campus facilities including residence halls, Riverview Commons, and the recreation and sport facilities. Contact mandy.fuchs@uwrf.edu.

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UWS in the News

"UW System will pay close attention to the governor's race," Wisconsin Public Radio, June 11.

"On Campus: UW Regents approve most expensive project in UW-Madison history," Wisconsin State Journal, June 11.

"Admission Possible's graduates ready for college," Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,
June 13.

"California universities consider adopting the T-word: tuition," Los Angeles Times, June 14.

"History for dollars," Column, New York Times, 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.

"When they start the game, they don't yell, 'Work ball.'  They say, 'Play ball.'" --Willie Stargell

Baseball legend teaches campus camp

Twins Camp photo

Former Twin and Major League Baseball legend Rod Carew (right) worked with campers in the batting cage and hitting stations yesterday in Knowles as part of a two-day 2010 Minnesota Twins Youth Baseball Training Camp on campus. In their third year at UWRF, the Minnesota Twins have been teaching local players, from Little League to the high school level, all facets of the game. In year's past the Twins have brought former players to the camp to provide more instruction for participants including Hall-of-Famer Paul Molitor. This year is no different as Carew worked with eager campers. Carew was inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall-of-Fame in 1991. He  finished his career with a lifetime batting average of .328, 3,053 hits and 1,015 runs scored. He also won the 1977 MVP Award. Photo by Jens Gunelson.


Update on College of Education and Professional Studies Dean search
The CEPS conducted a nationwide search that yielded several viable candidates for the deanship. Despite our best efforts, the candidate who had widespread support opted to take another position in Iowa. After reviewing the materials from the search committee and speaking to the chairs in CEPS, it appeared that neither of the other candidates enjoyed nearly enough support to select either option.
Interim Dean Faye Perkins has agreed to serve for an additional interim term and will continue to be an able and strong advocate for the college. A national search will commence in September to fill the position. --Fernando Delgado

Miller named associate vice chancellor
Miller photoI am pleased to announce that Michael Miller has accepted the position of Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Graduate Studies. Mike currently serves as assistant professor in the Teacher Education department in the College of Education and Professional Studies. He was recently promoted to associate professor with tenure in February 2010. Mike will begin his new role as associate vice chancellor on August 1. 

The associate vice chancellor is a senior staff person reporting to the provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs. The associate vice chancellor is a member of the Chancellor's Cabinet, the Dean's Council, Graduate Council, and a member of the Academic Affairs Leadership Team. The associate vice chancellor has primary responsibility for the Graduate Studies office, is the campus coordinator for academic program review, will be the key point of contact for institutional accreditation issues, and, as the areas of the Academic Affairs Leadership Team are in flux may also directly supervise the Research and Sponsored Programs office and Continuing Education and Outreach.

Please join me in extending a warm welcome to Mike as he begins his new role in August. I am confident that Mike will be a strong leader in the area of academic affairs and graduate studies.
--Fernando Delgado

WiTeach segment to air on KARE11
A segment on WiTeach (a leadership program to support students who are pursuing degrees in Teacher Education) at UWRF is scheduled to air on KARE 11 on
Thursday, June 17, at approximately 6:20 a.m. It will likely re-air during the 4 p.m. show unless it's bumped for breaking news. The segment also will be on the KARE 11 website at http://www.kare11.com. Click on the "education" tab to find "Cool in School."

Book discussion leaders wanted
The Davee Library staff is seeking people to lead book discussions for the upcoming season of the Lion's Paw Book Club. The club meets once a month in the library breezeway and is open to anyone who enjoys reflective reading and discussing contemporary issues. If you are interested or for more information, e-mail cate.dodson@uwrf.edu, visit http://www2.uwrf.edu/library/lionspaw/welcome.php or call 3874.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, June 22, 6:30 p.m., Wall Amphitheatre, Summer Concert Series:  Chris Silver Band. Free concert featuring jam/bluegrass music. Grilled food and ice cream available for purchase. Rain site is Falcon's Nest, UC.  Contact Karen Wells at 4444.

Don't Forget

Tuesday, June 15

*  6:30 p.m., Wall Amphitheatre, Summer Concert Series:  Green Tea. Free concert featuring Celtic music. Grilled food and ice cream available for purchase. Rain site is Falcon's Nest, UC. Contact Karen Wells at 4444.

Wednesday, June 16, 3:30 p.m., 114 North Hall, Faculty Senate Executive Committee meeting.Visit the Faculty Senate website at http://www.uwrf.edu/faculty_senate/committees_exec.html. Contact james.madsen@uwrf.edu or call 3196.

Classified employment opportunity:  permanent accountant vacancy in Accounts Receivable/Cashier’s Office. If interested, visit http://uwrf.edu/hr/cl_accountant.htm to view details about the position and the application process. Application deadline is Wednesday, June 23. Direct questions to Deb Schwab at 3221.

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