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Thursday, May 12, 2011

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Some 335 UW-River Falls students participated in study abroad this academic year, an increase of nearly 50 percent over five years ago. The most frequently visited nations were Scotland, Costa Rica, Germany, Belize, Ireland and Japan.

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Academic Affairs:
• Excused class absences
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• Faculty/staff searches
• Retention, promotion, tenure notices
• Governance committee meetings
• Grants information
• Graduate exams

UWRF home page

UWRF News Source

Guidance on Political Campaign Activities

UWS in the News

"Madison360: Biddy Martin has right diagnosis but the wrong remedy" Column, Capital Times, May 11

"Assembly to take up Voter ID" WKOW-TV, May 10.

To view 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 HRS Project.
The UW System's Human Resource System, or HRS, is a new integrated system for all human resources, benefits and payroll operations across all System campuses.

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.

"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."

--Oscar Wilde

Students display art at the Phipps Center for Arts

Student creations from the fibers studio at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls are being displayed in the Phipps Center for Arts May 6-June 12. The pieces chosen for this exhibit were created by current students, as well as by previous students over the past 14 years. For more info: http://www.thephipps.org/events/galleries/#gallery-two-art-326  Photo by Jens Gunelson.


Facilities Management Notices

If you have keys you are no longer using, return them to Facilities Management at 3827.

Power outage for main campus is planned for Sunday, May 15 for repair work. Power will be off from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. This power outage will not affect the C.H.I.L.D. Center or Hunt/Knowles complex. If you have questions, call Facilities Management at 3827.

Campus boilers are down every spring for two weeks following the closing of the residence halls. The shutdown will begin at 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, and will be back on at noon on Tuesday, May 31. Steam that provides hot water, cooking, distilling, pasteurization, drying and sterilization will not be available during this time. For questions contact Bill Girnau at 3955.

UWRF to sponsor Success Saturdays with the Saint Paul Saints this summer

UWRF will be sponsoring eight Saturday evening (7 pm) Saint Paul Saints games this summer: May 14, May 21, June 11, June 25, July 9, July 23, Aug 6, and Aug 20. 

Join us at Midway Stadium where you can not only enjoy a great ball game, but visit our booth and win prizes, hang with Freddy and wear your UWRF gear to show your pride at the games.

To purchase tickets for these family-friendly games, visit the Saints online ticket sales


University Communications will be hosting a farewell reception for Marketing Specialist, Lisa Stratton, on Tuesday, May 17 from 1-2 p.m. in their conference room located at 120 North Hall. Lisa will be beginning her new position as a Project Manager for Christiansen Creative on May 18. All are welcome to attend.

Join the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences on Thursday, May 19 for a reception honoring Purnendu Vasavada for his 34 years of service to the campus community and beyond.  PC is recognized throughout much of the world as an expert on food safety matters and has raised the profile of UW-River Falls during his years here. The reception will be held in Ag Sciences 211 from 2-4 p.m., with a short program at 2:30 p.m. Come by to enjoy some refreshments, thank PC for his enthusiastic dedication to UWRF and wish him well in the future. Contact Doreen Cegielski at doreen.m.cegielski or 3704.

Upcoming Events     

Saturday, May 14, 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., Spring Commencement. When available, commencement information for May 14, 2011, may be found at: http://www.uwrf.edu/Registrar/CommencementInfo.cfm or watch the commencement live at: http://sites.google.com/site/uwrftv/channel-19

Open meetings for Executive Director of Advancement and President of UWRF Foundation
The Search Committee for the position of “Executive Director of Advancement and President of UWRF Foundation” is presenting two open meetings to provide an opportunity to meet the candidates and ask questions. Resumes can be found be clicking on the candidate’s name below:

Monday, May 16, 10-11 a.m., Kinnickinnic Theatre, UC, Bryan Sanders
Wednesday, May 18, 10-11 a.m., Kinnickinnic Theatre, UC, Chris Mueller

UW System Office of Professional and Instructional Development (OPID) and DOE (Title III) is sponsoring an Online Teaching Conference on Wednesday, May 18, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.; 118 Wyman Education Building. The speaker will be Mathematics Professor Maria Andersen from Muskegon Community College, author of numerous articles and publications on teaching with technology and http://www.teachingcollegemath.com. The morning session will be a general discussion about online/hybrid teaching which will be suitable for faculty from multiple disciplines. The afternoon session can be attended by anyone, but the discussion will be geared specifically towards online instruction in mathematics. Faculty attending the conference will hear many different ideas on how to deliver a course online. If you are interested in attending, contact erick.b.hofacker@uwrf.edu for more information. Lunch will be provided by the conference. There is no fee to attend, but we would like to have a count for lunch. Contact us by Friday, May 13, as parking passes will be mailed at that time for those in need of one. Participants are encouraged to bring laptops to participate - WiFi will be available. 

Don't Forget

Thursday, May 12, 3:30-5 p.m.,  AGS 425, Retirement reception for E. Katherine Miller. Please join the Biology Department in acknowledging Katherine's many years of service to UWRF. 

Thursday, May 12, 3:15-4:15 p.m.
, DL101 Gray, Email workshop with OWA (Outlook Web Access). Come and see the new email system. Participate hands on if you've already migrated. If you haven't migrated, come and learn and bring your questions!

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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