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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Now you know

Juleen Zierath Ph.d, the 2011 UW-River Falls Distinguished Alumnus, is a member of the Nobel Committee and Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. As a member of the Committee,  Zierath is charged with developing a short list of finalists for the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, and as a member of the Assembly, holds one of 50 votes used to determine the recipient.

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Visions and Values website.

Strategic Planning website.

Academic Affairs:
• Excused class absences
• Class cancellations
• 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

"Compromise in Wisconsin?" Inside Higher Ed, May 16

"UWRF prof collaborates on Norwegian history collection" River Falls Journal, May 16.

"College's value goes deeper than the degree, graduates say," Chronicle of Higher Education, May 15.

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 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.

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."

--Eleanor Roosevelt

UWRF commencement highlights

Some 651 undergraduate and 63 graduate students proudly received their degrees from UW-River Falls this Saturday at Spring Commencement. The event also recognized Karl Peterson as the 2011 Distinguished Teacher and Juleen Zierath, as the 2011 Distinguished Alumnus. Photo by Jens Gunelson.


DoTS believes that the move of faculty, staff, and emeriti email accounts and shared mailboxes has been substantially completed. If you are aware of an email account that has not yet been migrated to Outlook, contact DoTS  at dots@uwrf.edu or 3687 so we can work with you to schedule a migration date. 

Student email accounts move to Microsoft Live@edu on May 20. See http://webmail.uwrf.edu for details.

Karges Center summer open gym hours

Starting May 16- August 26, Karges Center will be open for racquetball reservations and basketball open gym from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on weekdays (excluding holidays). Your summer pass can be purchased during open gym times at Karges (cash or check only) or with a credit card at the Knowles Center by appointment. Show your UWRF ID for discounted rate – UWRF student passes are free, faculty/staff are $25, community members are $50 and seniors are $40. Single session passes can be purchased for $2. Questions? Contact knowles@uwrf.edu, call 4289 or visit

New fleet vehicle

A new 2012 Ford Focus has been added to the campus fleet vehicles. For more information, contact Pam Rudesill at 3827.

Bike to work

The League of American Bicyclists is the national sponsor of Bike Month and they are promoting Bike-to-Work Week 2011 from May 16-20 and Bike-to-Work Day on Friday, May 20.

Following are some tips that will help you enjoy biking to work more.

• Have your bike checked over by your local bike shop
• Always wear a helmet to protect your head in the event of a crash
• Ride in the right-most lane that goes in the direction that you are traveling
• Obey all stop signs, traffic lights and lane markings
• Look before you change lanes or signal a turn; indicate your intention, then act
• Be visible and predictable at all times; wear bright clothing and signal turns

For more information, visit: http://www.bikeleague.org/programs/bikemonth.

Upcoming Events     

Cascade Road Work

Beginning Tuesday, May 17, the City of River Falls Public Works will be spray patching all of Cascade Avenue from Winter Street Bridge by the Power Plant all the way to the bypass, also Spring Street and other areas near campus.  “No Parking” signs will be posted.  Call 3827 with questions.

Hazardous Waste Pick up

The annual pick up of hazardous waste by Veolia will be on Thursday, May 26. Contact Risk Management 3344 if you have any hazardous waste that needs to be picked up.

The collection room in Ag Science (133) will be cleared out on Thursday, May 19. If you use that room, assure that items are properly labeled and shelved by that date.

First Summer Session Begins

The first Summer Session begins May 23 and continues through June 12 (includes one Saturday).

Don't Forget

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 19. All are welcome to attend.

Open meeting, Executive Director of Advancement and President of UWRF Foundation candidate Chris Mueller. Wednesday, May 18, 10-11 a.m., Kinnickinnic River Theater, UC.

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. 

Join the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences on Thursday, May 19 for a retirement 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 715-425-3704.

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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