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Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012

We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us." -- Winston Churchill

Celebration marks University Center's 5th anniversary

Nathan Klaus dusts framed prints shot by retired UWRF Photographer Jens Gunelson and edited and framed by Rita Zawislak-Brandt in the UC. The photos were on display Wednesday in the Riverview Ballroom as part of the 5th Anniversary Celebration of the building before being hung in each of the corresponding meetings rooms named after area rivers. Four photos of each river, one from each season, are now hung in each meeting room. The anniversary celebration included a reception, program and building tours. Photo by Kathy M. Helgeson.


CRSCA submissions being accepted

Submissions for this year’s Celebration of Research, Scholarship and Creative Achievement (CRSCA), an annual event that honors the intellectual and creative activities of UW-River Falls’ faculty and staff, are currently being accepted. All faculty and staff who have authored books and journal articles; presented academic posters and papers; created fine and performance art; music; funded grants and other items that were published, presented or funded in 2011, are encouraged to participate. Special exhibits throughout the library will showcase submissions, and a citation booklet will be published recognizing the contributions of all CRSCA honorees. An all-campus reception will take place Tuesday, March 27, at 3:30 p.m. in the library atrium. Citation information must be submitted by Friday, March 2, to be included in the celebration booklet. The actual materials (books, journal articles, posters, artwork, etc.) must be delivered to the library prior (Room 271 or the Library Director’s office, Room 227) by March 9 to be included in the exhibits.
For more details or to submit your citation information, visit http://www.uwrf.edu/CRSCA/Index.cfm

Writing Center hours
The Writing Center will open on Sunday, Jan. 29. Spring semester hours are:
Sunday, 4-9 p.m.;
Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.;
Friday, 8-2 p.m.

$5 Fridays in Riverside Commons
Sodexo is now offering $5 Fridays in Riverside Commons in the UC, where lunch will only be $5. Contact amy.aschenbrener@sodexo.com

Upcoming Events

Friday, Jan. 27, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Falls Room, UC, Cold Hands; Warm Heart. Pay it forward and show your appreciation for friends, faculty and staff through this hands-on activity. For more information, contact FPTraditions@uwrf.edu. Free and open to the public.

Friday, Jan. 27, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., UC, Freeze Fest: Midnight Mayhem. Live music from Preston Pugmire, bingo, Nerf dart tag, games, henna, food and more. Events will follow the Falcon women's hockey game. For details, email FPTraditions@uwrf.edu. Free and open to the public.

Saturday, Jan. 28, 10 a.m.-noon, Abbott Concert Hall, KFA, Jazz Piano Workshop with guest Jazz Pianist Laura Caviani. Free and open to the public.

Saturday, Jan. 28, 8 p.m. Falcon's Nest, UC, Freeze Fest: Comedian Tig Notaro. Free and open to the public.

Don't Forget

Thursday, Jan. 26

11 a.m., Falls Room, UC, PEACE Dialogues information session. To stay up-to-date about PEACE and be reminded of events,  Like Us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/UWRFPEACE Sign up now at https://orgsync.com/19266/forms/show/36354. For more information, contact PEACE@uwrf.edu

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 

Freeze Fest events through Saturday. For events and locations, visit http://www.uwrf.edu/StudentLife/FreezeFest.cfm or call 4444.

UWS in the News

"UW System ranks high in lost state funding," Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 24.

"On notice," Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 25.

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.

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