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Friday, Jan. 20, 2012

The ultimate measure of a person is not where they stand in moments of comfort and convenience, but where the stand in times of challenge and controversy." --Martin Luther King, Jr.

New students attend Winter of Welcome sessions

Jennifer Willis-Rivera of Communications Studies & Theatre Arts stressed the importance of attending class to new students as part of Winter of Welcome sessions this morning in the UC. "If you go to class, you will learn something. Go to the head of the class. Sit in the front seat," she advised. Photo by Kathy M. Helgeson.


Reminder:  class reserve items needed promptly
Faculty and staff needing library reserve items for student use this semester need to return a signed Library Reserve List, along with the reserve materials, to the library circulation desk. Materials will be processed in the order they are received so please get your list in promptly. Materials that were on reserve in the past are not automatically renewed each year. A new reserve list needs to be filled out and signed each semester/academic year. A copy of the Library Reserve List can be downloaded, printed and signed at http://www.uwrf.edu/Library/FacultyReserveInformation.cfm. Contact Erin McDermott at reserve@uwrf.edu or call 3542 with questions.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2-4 p.m., Kinnickinnic Theater, UC, "Stereotype Threat: Awareness & Action"presented by Valerie Purdie-Vaughns, Ph.D., addressing campus climate. Full faculty and staff open forum focus with Purdie-Vaughns focusing on general climate while providing an overview of conscious and non-conscious bias, inclusion challenges, stereotype threat and example practices to mitigate these challenges. The first 75 minutes Purdie-Vaughns will present her thoughts and then provide us an opportunity to ask questions for approximately 45 minutes. Pre-reading includes "Improving Minority Academic Performance: How a Values-Affirmation Intervention Works" and
"Thin Ice: Stereotype Threat and Black College Students." A RadioLab Podcast on stereotype threat can be found at 

Don't Forget

Friday, Jan. 20

3-5:30 p.m., Orange Lab, Davee Library, D2L Open Workshop. Stop in anytime during the workshop to work on anything D2L related.

7:05 p.m., Hunt Arena, women's hockey vs. UW-Eau Claire.

UWS in the News

"Defining 'high quality'," Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 19.

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