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Monday, Oct. 4, 2010

Now you know

UWRF is investigating the feasibility of wind turbines that could potentially produce nearly 50 percent of the energy used by campus.

A study, funded by the Wisconsin Division of State Facilities, a Focus on Energy grant, and energy rebate dollars, has been contracted through Windations, a consulting and project management company specializing in alternative energy.

The study will take a close look at wind resource availability, site civil engineering requirements, electrical interconnection requirements, and permitting and approval requirements for a potential turbine site at the Mann Valley Laboratory Farm.

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UWS in the News

"Deadly warning," Inside Higher Ed, Oct. 1.

"Bioscience means big opportunities," Wisconsin Radio Network, Sept. 30.

"Campus Climate Survey reveals student diversity concerns," UWRF Voice, Sept. 30.

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.

"You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through."  -- Rosalynn Carter

Homecoming parade keeps with tradition

Homecoming parade photo

UWRF celebrated homecoming with the traditional parade down Main Street prior to the annual tailgate party and football game at Ramer Field on Saturday. For more photos by Jens Gunelson, visit http://www.uwrf.edu/photo_archive/ later this week.


Employee Health/Benefit Fair set for Oct. 5
The Employee Health/Benefit Fair is set for Tuesday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the St. Croix River Room, UC, to present information about the health plans that are available. Detailed benefit information is available at http://www.uwservice.wisc.edu/2011 and in the My UW System portal at http://my.wisconsin.edu. Contact debra.koehler@uwrf.edu.

Student enrollment information open forum set
The campus community is invited to an Enrollment Services presentation on the new student profile for fall term 2010. The open forum is set for Tuesday, Oct. 5, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Trimbelle River Room, UC.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month at the Falcon Shop
Again this year the Falcon Shop in the UC is collecting donations for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.  You can donate $1 or more to buy a ribbon for our wall display or purchase a special pick or white t-shirt or water bottle with the pink breast cancer ribbon and UWRF printed on them. $5 of the price of these items will be donated to the foundation while they last. Stop by the Falcon Shop and do your part to fight breast cancer!

Upcoming Events          

Wednesday, Oct. 6, 10-11 a.m., Blue Lab, Davee Library, CMS Open Lab. Open labs have been scheduled every Wednesday. The Web Development team will be there to assist  with Web development needs.

Wednesday, Oct. 6, 3 p.m., Ramer Field, tennis vs. UW-LaCrosse.

Sunday, Oct. 10, 3-5 p.m., Abbott Concert Hall, KFA, An Afternoon of Schubert. A free  recital of music and poetry, featuring songs by Romantic-era composer Franz Schubert, with five original poems of Anna George Meek, read by the author. Also featuring Soprano Krista Palmquist and Thomas Bartsch on piano. Contact the Music Department at 3183.

Don't Forget

Monday, Oct. 4

*  8 a.m., North Hall Conference Room, CAS Dean Search Committee meeting. The
committee members will discuss feedback received at the various forums held last week, as they work to develop and finalize the position description. Direct any questions to stephen.t.olsen@uwrf.edu.

*  3:30 p.m., Willow River Room, UC, Faculty Senate meeting. For an agenda, visit http://www.uwrf.edu/faculty_senate. Contact dawn.hukai@uwrf.edu or call ext. 3335. 

Classified employment transfer opportunity:  Groundskeeper (100 percent) (Pay Schedule 03, Pay Range 08), Facilities Management, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, annually. Application deadline is 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 7. 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 groundskeeper for a groundskeeper 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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