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Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012

One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure." --William Feather

New exhibit opens in Gallery 101

UWRF junior Kathryn Zehm, left, and her brother, freshman Patrick Zehm, browse through an exhibit by various high school students in Gallery 101, KFA, on Tuesday. The exhibit runs through Feb. 3 and is open to the public. Gallery hours and more information about Gallery 101 exhibits can be found at http://www.uwrf.edu/ART/Gallery101.cfmPhoto by Kathy M. Helgeson.


2012 Pilot UWRF Summer Scholars Program

UWRF is supporting a Pilot UWRF Summer Scholars Program for the summer of 2012. The purpose of the undergraduate research scholarly and creative activity (URSCA) program is to foster collaborative faculty-student projects, to enhance student learning and promote the culture of research, scholarly, and creative activities at UWRF.  Projects supported by this program should exhibit the potential for scholarly publication, presentation at a conference, or creative performance. Up to 10 students and faculty mentors will be supported. The program will involve a total of 10 weeks, beginning May 29 and ending Aug. 3. Applications are due Feb. 8. For more information, visit  http://www.uwrf.edu/FacultyDevelopment/SummerScholarsProgram.cfm or contact molly.van-wagner@uwrf.edu or call 3195.

Nominations sought

The Office of Academic Affairs is seeking nominations for both the Keith Wurtz Award for Teaching Excellence and the Paul B. and Robert Dykstra Faculty Excellence Award.  Further details and the nomination form can be found at the above links. Nominations are due by March 1 to Nan Jordahl, assistant vice chancellor for Academic Affairs, 104 North Hall. If you have any questions, contact elizabeth.beckman@uwrf.edu or call 0709.

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 

Friday, Jan. 27, 7:05 p.m., Hunt Arena, women's hockey vs. Marian University.

Saturday, Jan. 28, 2:05 p.m., Hunt Arean, women's hockey vs. Marian University.

Saturday, Jan. 28, 3 p.m., Karges, women's basketball vs. UW-Platteville.

Saturday, Jan. 28, 5 p.m. Karges, men's basketball vs. UW-Platteville.

Don't Forget

Wednesday, Jan. 25

2 p.m., History Seminar Room, KFA, Faculty Senate Executive Committee meeting. For an agenda, visit 

http://www.uwrf.edu/faculty_senate/committees_exec.html. Contact marshall.toman@uwrf.edu or call 3124.

6:30 p.m., Riverview Ballroom, UC, University Center's 5th Anniversary Celebration. A reception begins at 6:30 p.m. with the program starting at 7 p.m.  Building tours are available before and after the program. R.S.V.P. to mandy.colby@uwrf.edu.

7 p.m., Karges, women's basketball vs. UW-Stout.

7 p.m., Kinnickinnic Theater, UC, Peace Corps Information Session and Panel Q & A.

Freeze Fest today through SaturdayVarious locations. Activities include a dodgeball tournament, open mic night, midnight meyhem and comedian Tig Notaro. For more information, visit http://www.uwrf.edu/StudentLife/FreezeFest.cfm or call 4444.

UWS in the News

"Up front with Mike Gousha," WISN-TV, Jan. 22.

System’s clip sheet site to read the stories or to subscribe to the daily briefing.

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