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Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010

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Falcon football Coach John O'Grady has announced his retirement after the 2010 season.

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Visions and Values website.

Strategic Planning website.

Academic Affairs:
â?¢ Excused class absences
â?¢ Class cancellations
â?¢ Faculty/staff searches
â?¢ Retention, promotion, tenure notices
â?¢ Governance committee meetings
â?¢ Grants information
â?¢ Graduate exams

UWRF home page

UWRF News Source

UWS in the News

"Randy Romanski to Officially Serve as State Ag Secretary," Wisconsin Ag Connection, Aug. 31.

"Poll finds 'brain drain' a statewide concern," Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Aug. 28.

"Retroactive degrees, for students who had credits," Inside Higher Ed/USA Today, Aug. 28.

To see news about the UW System from around the state, visit Systemâ??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.
Wisconsinâ??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 legislatorsâ?? profiles, committees, bill digests, hearing schedules and links to Web casts of floor and committee discussions.

"Never let the fear of striking out get in your way." --George Herman (Babe) Ruth

Pep Fest welcomes new Falcons to campus

Pep Fest photo

The entering class of 2010 were welcomed and celebrated Sunday evening at Ramer Field during the second annual Pep Fest. Members of the Weeks of Welcome staff and athletic teams cheered on new students as they entered the event. From left, Jenn Vogel, Mitch Salzwedel, Tim Emahiser, and Chris Langland demonstrated their Falcon spirit and pride to the new Falcons. More than 1,800 students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members attended the event.  For more photos by Jens Gunelson, visit http://www.uwrf.edu/photo_archive/.


Diversity Organization Coalition Welcome Back Social
The Diversity Organization Coalition comprised of student organizations and programs across  campus would like to invite faculty and staff to a Welcome Back Social on Thursday, Sept. 2,  from 5-6 p.m. in the Riverview Ballroom, UC. Come learn more about ways to get involved in UWRF campus equity, diversity and inclusivity efforts. Enjoy hors dâ??oeuvres while meeting both new and returning students, faculty, staff and administrators. (Take out boxes for food will be available for those observing Ramadan.) This is a great opportunity to engage in conversation with new students as well as reconnect with returning students. For more information, contact Sociocultural Coordinator at ashley.e.olson@uwrf.edu or call 4444, ext.154.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, Sept. 1, 3-4 p.m., Fireplace Lounge, UC, Queer Resource Fair. Join Falcon Programs for some light snacks and learn about resources and opportunities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning, asexual & ally (LGBTIQQAA) community on campus. Contact ashley.e.olson@uwrf.edu.

Thursday, Sept. 2, First day of classes.

Thursday, Sept. 2, 5-6 p.m., Riverview Ballroom, UC, Diversity Organization Coalition Welcome Back Social. Learn about ways to get involved in UWRF campus equity, diversity and inclusivity efforts. Enjoy hors dâ??oeuvres while meeting both new and returning students, faculty, staff and administrators.Contact ashley.e.olson@uwrf.edu or call 4444.

Thursday, Sept. 2, and Friday, Sept. 3, 7-9:30 p.m., Syse Theatre, KFA, Theatre performance: "Don't Chase the Squirrels." Free. Comedy performance by UWRF theatre students. An underground quirde to the secrets of success at UWRF.

Don't Forget

Tuesday, Aug. 31

* noon-4 p.m., Falls Room, then St. Croix Room, UC, Department Chair Workshop. Contact the Provost's Office at 3700.

*  Opening Week activities continue. For more information, visit

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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