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Thursday, March 22, 2012

"Solitude matters. For some people it is the air that we breathe." --Susan Cain 

Cascade Avenue construction project meeting tonight

Carolyn Koenen, left, a senior majoring in animal science, stops to talk to Jada Martin, a senior dairy science major, Wednesday along Cascade Avenue. The anticipated start date of Phase One (Spruce Street to Oak Knoll Avenue) of construction on Cascade Avenue is Wednesday, April 4. A public meeting to provide an overview of the construction project and to answer questions related to construction is set for 6 p.m. tonight in the lower level Training Room of the River Falls City Hall. Substantial completion of the project should be done by Nov. 1 with some remaining landscaping the following spring. An updated traffic flow map will be distributed to all faculty and staff next week. The same information will be added to the Cascade Project website. Information on where work will start and what to expect during the first few weeks of construction will also be provided soon. Any questions should be referred to the website for submission. All questions go to the team involved in the project, both city and campus. Photo by Kathy M. Helgeson.


Deadline extended for awards nominations
The deadline for nominations for both the Keith Wurtz Award for Teaching Excellence and the Paul B. and Robert Dykstra Faculty Excellence Award has been extended to Monday, April 16. Details on each of the awards, in addition to the nomination procedure, can be found at the websites above. Send nominations to Nanette Jordahl, assistant vice chancellor for Academic Affairs, 104 North Hall. Contact elizabeth.beckman@uwrf.edu or call 0709 if questions.

St. Croix River Basin conference/scholarships

Up to ten free student reservations are available to attend the 13th annual "Protecting the St. Croix River Basin:  Citizen Engagement" conference April 24 on campus. 

The $25 student rate for this day-long event will be paid by the St. Croix River Association for UWRF students who compete for the awards by Friday, March 30. Request application forms by e-mail from jolanda.stammler@uwrf.edu. For more information, visit the conference information website at http://basineducation.uwex.edu/stcroix.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, March 27, 5-7 p.m., Riverview Ballroom, UC, Bowls for Hope. Proceeds benefit the River Falls Community Food Pantry. Entrance fee is $20/adult, $5/children age 12 and under. For more information, visit http://www.uwrf.edu/UniversityCommunications/Tickets-Available-for-Third-Annual-Bowls-for-Hope-Event.cfm.

Friday, March 28, 7:30 p.m., Falcon's Nest, UC, Wyman Series:  Musician Noah Hoehn on harmonica and marimba. Free and open to the public. Contact Office of Student Life at 4444.

Friday, March 30, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., UC, "Feeding the World, Sustaining the Land, Inspiring Cooperative Action," builds on Rod Nilsestuen's legacy. Cost is $100 for adults and $25 for students. On-line registration is available on the Ralph K. Morris Foundation website at http://www.ralphkmorrisfoundation.org. For more information, visit http://www.uwrf.edu/UniversityCommunications/River-Falls-Event-to-Build-on-Nilsestuen-Legacy.cfm

Don't Forget

Thursday, March 22

*  10-11 a.m., 211 CSH, Chancellor's Informal Listening and Discussion Session (last of three). As part of an effort to facilitate open communication, Chancellor Van Galen is hosting three informal listening and discussion sessions this week.

*  11 a.m.-noon, Falls Room, UC, Your Flower of Power. The final introduction to basic social justice work, the session synthesizes the identities explored in "Who Are You" as well as the information and knowledge gained in "Luck of the Draw" to help participants understand how they show up in the world. Contact PEACE@uwrf.edu.

*  3 p.m., Abbott Concert Hall, KFA, Music Student Convocation. Contact roger.mcvey@uwrf.edu.

*  6 p.m, lower level Training Room, River Falls City Hall, Cascade Avenue Construction Public Meeting to provide an overview of the construction project and to answer questions related to construction is set for 6 p.m. tonight in the lower level Training Room of the River Falls City Hall.

*  7 p.m., Riverview Ballroom, UC, Working Journalist Seminar:  "The Star Tribune's Digital Strategy" by Duchesne Drew, managing editor of operations of the Star Tribune. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Journalism at 3169.

*  7:30 p.m., Abbott Concert Hall, KFA, Falcon Band Spring Concert. Contact craig.hara@uwrf.edu.

Permanent classified employment opportunities:
*IS Network Services Senior (application deadline is April 4)
*IS Systems Development Services Specialist (application deadline is April 10)
*IS Technical Services Specialist (application deadline is April 10)
If interested, visit http://www.uwrf.edu/HumanResources/ClassifiedEmployment.cfm to view details about the positions and the application process. Direct questions to Deb Schwab at 3221.

Permanent advancement officer position open in the Office of University Advancement and UWRF Foundation. Visit http://www.uwrf.edu/HumanResources/Employment-Opportunities.cfm to view details and the application process. Application deadline is Friday, March 30. Questions can be directed to Kimberly Gould Speckman at 3505.

Now You Know

Check out the new video about the UW-River Falls Dairy Science program at http://bit.ly/GKtpEO

UWS in the News
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