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Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012

A room without books is like a body without a soul."  --Marcus Tullius Cicero

Unseasonably warm winter brings puddles in January

A student makes her way through campus between the puddles of melting snow Tuesday. The unseasonably warm temperatures are supposed to continue throughout the week. Photo by Kathy M. Helgeson.


Metered lots closed Feb. 3 for conference parking

QM and QVP metered parking lots will be closed on Friday, Feb. 3, for conference parking.

Falcon basketball teams plan Play4Kay event

When the Falcon basketball teams host UW-Oshkosh on Saturday, Feb. 11, the teams will be hosting a Play4Kay event at Karges Center. The Kay Yow Cancer Fund is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization committed to being a part of finding an answer in the fight against women's cancers through raising money for scientific research, assisting the underserved and unifying people for a common cause. Donations will be accepted at the game, or you can donate by going to http://www.play4kay.org/uwrf. Fans are encouraged to wear pink to the games and Play4Kay event t-shirts will be on sale at the games. The women's game starts at 3 p.m., followed by the men's game at 5 p.m.

February is National Heart Month

As a part of National Heart Month, everyone is encouraged to participate in “Wear Red Day” on Friday, Feb. 3. As you’re wearing red on Friday to support UWRF also think of the link it has to National Heart Month. Did you know that women’s signs of a heart attack are different than men’s? More women die of cardiovascular disease than from the next four causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer. For more details, visit http://www.goredforwomen.org/ .

Upcoming Events

Friday, Feb. 3, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Aerobics Room, Nelson Building, Free Karate Lesson For Kids. The introduction will cover basic techniques and concepts. The RF Karate group has been teaching since 1981. All are welcome. For more information, contact Ron Neuhaus at 715-425-9872.

Friday, Feb. 3, 7:05 p.m., Hunt Arena, women's hockey vs. Concordia University.

Saturday, Feb. 4-Saturday, March 3, Harriet Barry Gallery, Davee Library, Peace Corps Exhibit. Artifacts from several local Peace Corps volunteers. 2011 was the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps. March 1 is National Peace Corps Day. Contact cate.dodson@uwrf.edu.

Saturday, Feb. 4, 1 p.m., River Falls High School pool, men's and women's swimming vs. Hamline University.

Saturday, Feb. 4, 2:05 p.m., Hunt Arena, Women's hockey hosts Youth Hockey Day and Skate With the Falcons. For more information, visit http://www.uwrfsports.com/news/2012/1/25/WHOCKEY_0125121323.aspx.

Monday, Feb. 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Kinnickinnic Theater, UC, Cyber Bullying and Internet Safety PresentationIn honor of National School Counseling Week the UWRF School Counseling Student Association will host guest speaker Karina Berzins speaking on cyber bullying and internet safety. Berzins has delivered training throughout Minnesota and has assisted in proactive and reactive Internet Crimes Against Children investigations in Minnesota.

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Riverview Ballroom, UC, Fair for On-Campus Jobs. An opportunity to learn about and apply to campus leadership and employment opportunities within a variety of departments on campus.

Thursday, Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m., Abbott Concert Hall, KFA, Korean Traditional Music. Be transported by the sounds of Koran folk music played on traditional drums, bamboo flutes and other instruments. Members of this touring troupe will also perform group Court Dancing and solo dance pieces. Admission is $5/adult, $3/senior and $2/students with ID. Contact the Music Department at 3183.

Don't Forget

Wednesday, Feb. 1

*  11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., St. Croix Room, UC, Brown Bag Seminar, "The Future of Furniture." Please join us for a presentation on workplace strategy/organizational culture and learn how science is infusing the design process and allowing organizations to make informed decisions about their future. Q & A to follow. Presented by Haworth, Inc. Sponsored by Purchasing Services.

*  3:30 p.m., Willow River Room, UC, Faculty Senate meeting. For an agenda, visit http://www.uwrf.edu/FacultySenate/Agendas.cfm. Contact marshall.toman@uwrf.edu or call 3124.

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