Friday, Sept. 24, 2010
Now you know
Discounted memberships to the Hunt/Knowles
Complex are available to UWRF faculty and staff.
Whether it be playing tennis, volleyball,
before work, ice-skating during lunch break, taking a few laps around
the 200-meter indoor track, or gliding on the elliptical machines, you
can findÂ your way to stay fit.
Rec and Sport Facilities provides an
online monthly calendar of open hours to plan your visit. Memberships
can be purchased on a monthly, semester or
For more information, visit http://www.uwrf.edu/
call, 4289 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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UWS in the News
Connection: Martin would like UW's hands freed,"Â Capital Times,
State budget hole up to $3.1B,"Â WTAQ, Sept. 22.
online dropouts: Does anything work?,"Â Chronicle of Higher
Education, Sept. 22.
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.
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.
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
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 legislatorsâ?? profiles, committees, bill digests,
hearing schedules and links to Web casts of floor and committee
"Don't be pushed by your problems. Be led by your
Trike-a-thon teaches children compassion
Nearly 60 children from the CHILD Center on campus
participated in the St. Jude's Research Hospital Trike-A-Thon this
morning. In their five years of participation, CHILD Center children
have raised nearly $10,000 for St. Jude's. The center chooses to
participate in the activity so the children learn at an early age to
help other children, says Center Director Minda Matthys. The center is
licensed by the State of Wisconsin and serves children six weeks to 10
years of age. For
Jens Gunelson, visit http://www.uwrf.edu/photo_archive/
CAS Dean Search Committee sets community feedback forum
The College of Arts and Sciences Dean Search Committee will host a
community feedback forum at the River Falls Public Library on Thursday,
Sept. 30, at 7 p.m. in the lower level meeting room. The purpose of the
forum is to gather feedback as the committee begins the process of
recruiting and hiring the next College of Arts and Sciences dean. As
the committee members work to develop and finalize the position
description, they would appreciate hearing input from the community on
the requirements and preferences of the position. Questions can be
directed to the search and screen committee chair atÂ email@example.com or
2011-12 Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars Program
The UW System Office of Academic and Student Services and the Office of
Professional and Instructional Development (OPID) announces the
Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars (WTFS) Program for 2011-12. The
Wisconsin Teaching Fellows group will include exceptional teachers who
share their expertise and demonstrate leadership. Participants in the
WTFS Program are expected to be familiar with Scholarship of Teaching
and Learning (SoTL) research. Strong candidates for Wisconsin Teaching
Fellows will be outstanding early-career, untenured faculty or academic
instructional staff. Wisconsin Teaching Scholars will be outstanding
tenured faculty or experienced academic instructional staff. Each
participant undertakes a significant SoTL project with results
presented at the end-of-year meeting and in additional professional
forum. Each UW Institution may select two participants for the 2010-11
Fellows and Scholars Program. Each Fellow and Scholar will receive
$4,000 in financial support from his or her institution and a $500
supplies and equipment grant from OPID. Interested faculty and academic
staff members should contact the Provostâ??s office at 3700 as soon as
possible for application materials. Applications are due to the
Provost's Office by Friday, Nov. 5. The System deadline for selection
is Nov. 19. Please direct questions to Wendy Stocker at 3700 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Â
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Sept. 26-Oct. 2, Homecoming 2010. For more information,
Friday, Sept. 24
*Â 11 a.m., Blue Lab, Davee Library, My UW System
portal learning session.
*Â 2:30-4 p.m., Falls Room, UC, Retirement
reception for Bev Eloranta. No formal program planned, just an
opportunity to wish Bev well in retirement after 32 years of campus
service.Â Contact email@example.com.
*Â 9-10 p.m., Falcon's Nest, UC, Freddy's
Friday Night:Â Magician Peter Boie. Boie has won many magic
competitions and has been
nominated for "Best Novelty Performer" and "Fastest Rising Star" by
Campus Activities Magazine. Sponsored by Falcon Programs.
Saturday, Sept. 25, 2 p.m., Ramer Field, football vs.
Saturday, Sept. 25, 3-10 p.m., Wall Amphitheatre, Cirque
Du Serve, a carnival of charitable organizations.
The free event welcomes staff, students, friends and community members
of all ages to come learn about the different volunteer opportunities
in the area. Music, food, and other attractions will accompany more
regional non-profit organizations in their carnival-style booths with
Solid Gold and Roster McCabe rocking the band shell. At 5 p.m. watch
the Golden Dragon
a dazzling acrobatic troupe from China. A special acoustic stage will
feature power pop rockers "Not
Like This!" Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, Sept. 25, 5 p.m., Wall Amphitheatre, Wyman
Series: Golden Dragon Acrobats. Direct from Hebei, China, the
travels around the world with performers trained in the rigorous art of
acrobatics. Combining this with traditional dance, spectacular
costumes, and ancient and contemporary music creates a performance of
breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty. Held in
conjunction with Cirque
Du Serve. Free and open to the public. Rain site is Abbott Concert
Sunday, Sept. 26, 2:30-5:30 p.m., River Falls Golf
Club, Celebration of Life for Don Page. In lieu of flowers,
memorials are requested to the Don and Jo Page Scholarship Fund through
the UWRF Foundation.
Sunday, Sept. 26, 3-4 p.m., Abbott Concert Hall, Faculty
Recital: Giselle Hillyer on violin. A concert featuring music by
Beethoven, Saint-Saens, and Michael
Colgrass. She will be accompanied by pianist Roger McVey and
percussionist Patti Cudd. Contact email@example.com.
Classified employment transfer opportunity:Â Library
Assistant-Advanced/Lead (100 percent) (Pay Schedule 02, Pay Range
11), Davee Library, Circulation/Reserve Department, 7:45 a.m.-4:30
p.m., Tuesday-Thursday; 11:15 a.m.-7:15 p.m., Friday; 8:45 a.m.-6:15
p.m., Saturday; annually. The application deadline is 4:30 p.m.,
Friday, Sept. 24. If interested, contact Human Resources at 3221 to
request a position description for specific duties and knowledge,
skills, and abilities. To apply, complete a Job Transfer Request found
Interested individuals whose classification is identical to the title
of the vacancy are contacted in seniority order to interview (i.e., a
current Library Services Assistant-Adv/Lead for a Library Services
Assistant-Adv/Lead vacancy).Â If no one in the same title is
interested, then interested individuals in the same or higher pay range
are considered; however, it is managementâ??s option to interview prior
to obtaining the outside list or to consider as additional names to the
Classified employment opportunity:Â part-time permanent
Communications Specialist in the College of Agriculture, Food and
interested, visitÂ http://www2.uwrf.edu/hr/cl_comm_specialist.htm
to view details about the position and the application process. Application
deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 29. Direct
questions to Deb
Schwab at 3221.
Classified employment transfer opportunity for a University
Services Program Associate (100
percent) (Pay Schedule 02, Pay Range 11), Student Affairs-Residence
Life/Student Rights & Responsibilities, 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.,
Monday-Friday, annually. The application deadline is 4:30 p.m.,
Thursday, Sept. 30. If interested, contact Human Resources at 3221
to request a position description for specific duties and knowledge,
skills, and abilities. To apply, complete a Job Transfer Request atÂ http://www.uwrf.edu/hr/hr_forms/Classified/cl_job_transfer.doc.
The recruiting process on campus proceeds as follows: 1. Interested
individuals whose classification is identical to the title of the
vacancy are contacted in seniority order to interview (i.e., a current
University Services Program Associate for a University Services Program
Associate vacancy). 2. If no one in the same title is interested, then
interested individuals in the same or higher pay range are considered.
It is management's option, however, to interview prior to obtaining the
outside list or to consider as additional names to the outside list.