Friday, Feb. 3, 2012
“Don’t ask what the world needs.
Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” --Howard Thurman
Autism conference draws hundreds to campus
Keynote Speaker Paula Kluth (center) asks those who know a name of
a character on Jersey Shore to get up and move to another table as she addressed a full house attending the 3rd Annual Knowing Autism Conference today in the Riverview Ballroom, UC. The Jersey Shore question was part of game "The Great Wind Blows For Those
Who Know" designed to get participants up and moving around the room, answering questions. The event, with the theme of inclusion, is sponsored by Andersen Corporation, New Richmond Area Community Foundation, River Falls School District, UWRF Communicative
Disorders, Counseling & School Psychology, and Social Work Programs, and Western Wisconsin Autism Advocacy & Consulting Center. Photo by Kathy M. Helgeson.
Chancellor's Award nominations sought
Nominations are being accepted until Feb. 17 for the 2012 Chancellor’s Award. The Chancellor’s Award recognizes students with junior or senior status who possess
the qualities of leadership, service and commitment and acknowledges a student’s unique personal traits and skills. The recipients will receive the award at the Chancellor’s Award Reception for students later this spring. Further information on the nomination
process is available at http://www.uwrf.edu/Awards/ChancellorsAwardStudents.cfm.
The deadline to submit nomination materials is Friday, Feb. 17. Contact email@example.com.
TIAA-CREF has updated its enrollment form and will no longer be accepting outdated forms after Feb. 15. A link to the current enrollment form
is located at the UW TSA enrollment website at http://www.wisconsin.edu/hr/benefits/retsav/tsaenroll.htm.
T. Rowe Price will offer two live webinars weeks of Feb. 6 and 13
Two live webinars focusing on aspects of retirement will be offered in the next two weeks. These
are live presentations over the Web, and there will be Q & A time. You may sign up and
watch the presentations on your own computer. Listen to the audio portion on the telephone. Find the registration link and more information at http://rpstrowepricereg32.fugent.com.
* Retirement Investing from Beginning to End. This
40-minute program is a comprehensive presentation that explains asset classes, reviews the concepts of risk and return, and helps employees make the most of their investment choices. The plan's investment options are discussed and profiled using market capitalization,
investment style, and geographic characteristics.
* Retirement Milestones. This
30-minute interactive program is designed for active plan participants age 50 and older. However, employees younger than age 50 may find the webinar interesting. Topics such as retirement savings progress, retirement income calculations, and age 50+ milestones
are discussed in this program. Retirement milestones reviewed in this program include age 50 catch-up contributions, age 55 and separate service options, and Social Security and Medicare eligibility dates.
Webinar dates and times are:
Monday, Feb. 6 - Investing, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 7 - Investing, 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 8 - Milestones, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 9 - Milestones, 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 13 - Milestones, 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 14 - Milestones, 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 15 - Investing, 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 16 - Investing, 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Admissions Office has student worker positions
Please pass along to your student that the Admissions Office is hiring students to be a FOCUS member or Tour Guide.
These opportunities allow students work in an office setting and gain professional experience. The FOCUS
position is a paid position as an Admissions representative. The responsibilities include giving weekly tours, teller-recruiting to prospective students, maintaining and updating the Admissions Web page, and special projects around the office. Students will
work 8-10 hours a week. Other bonuses include receiving a River Falls shirt, working in a real life work world with professional staff, and other rewards. The
tour guide position allows the student to show off the university to prospective families. Responsibilities include helping out with Campus Visit Days, Special Visit Days, Saturday Visits, and serve on the student
panels. Applications are available in the Admissions Office in South Hall. The application deadline is 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23. Interview time
slots can be signed up for with the completed application. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 3500.
Grant deadline extended
UW System, in collaboration with WiSys Technology Foundation, offers two research
grant programs to UW faculty: 1. the Applied Research Grant Program, and 2. a joint Applied Research-WiTAG (WiSys Technology
Advancement Grant) Program. Both grant programs are closely tied to the
goals of UW System’s Growth Agenda for Wisconsin – goals that include a plan to develop advanced human potential and the knowledge economy that employs that potential. In
particular, the Applied Research and Applied Research-WiTAG programs help topromote technology transfer and economic development throughout the state.
The deadline has been extended to Feb. 29. For more information, visit http://www.wisys.org/grants/index.jsp?cid=14 or
Classified employment opportunity
There is a Purchasing Agent project position available in Purchasing Services. The duration of this project position is expected to be 18
months. To apply, visit http://wisc.jobs/public/job_view.asp?annoid=57373&jobid=56888&index=true.
Applications deadline is Friday, Feb. 10. Questions can be directed to Deb Schwab at 3221.
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
Saturday, Feb. 4,
1 p.m., River Falls High School pool, men's and women's swimming vs. Hamline University.
Feb. 5, 3 p.m., Abbott Concert Hall, KFA,
Faculty Recital: Gail Olszewski on piano and guest artist Siri Caltvedt, soprano. Free admission.
Last day of the art exhibit
"Figures and Abstraction" by graduate student Jason McIntyre in the Harriet Barry Gallery in Davee Library.
* $5 Friday continues in Riverside Commons, UC. Join us
each Friday from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. for all-you-care-to-eat dining for just $5.
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.
* 7:05 p.m., Hunt Arena,
women's hockey vs. Concordia University.
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