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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

"The road to success is always under construction.” --Lily Tomlin

And the construction begins…

Cascade Avenue is officially closed to traffic today as Phase 1 of the Cascade Avenue reconstruction project begins. The major construction is expected to go into November. For more information about the project, visit http://www.uwrf.edu/CascadeProject/. Photo by Kathy M. Helgeson.


Deadline to order commencement rental regalia is tomorrow
The deadline for faculty to order rental regalia for May commencement is Thursday, April 5. To place an order, contact the Falcon Shop at 3962.

Resident manager needed for Kao International House
UWRF is seeking a live-in unpaid resident manager for the UWRF Kao International House (KIH). The KIH is a beautiful 4,000 square foot home one mile from campus in the River Hills area built by former UWRF professor Charles Kao and donated to UWRF last fall by Charles and his wife, Anne. In exchange for light housekeeping and facility/grounds upkeep and occasional events/scholars coordinating and hosting duties, a reduced rental rate (no utilities) will be assessed. The position is available now through June 30, 2013, with the option for annual renewal. For more information, contact Brent Greene at 4891 or email brent.d.greene@uwrf.edu.

Classified employment opportunity

Applications are being accepted for permanent custodian positions that may be available within the next six months  If interested in being placed on a list for future vacancies, visit http://www.uwrf.edu/HumanResources/CustodianPosition.cfm to view details about the position and the application process. Application deadline is Tuesday, April 17. Direct questions to Deb Schwab at 3221.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, April 10, 7:30 p.m., Abbott Concert Hall, KFA, UWRF Brass Choir and Trombone Choir Concert. Contact richard.gaynor@uwrf.edu.

Wednesday, April 11, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Riverview Ballroom, UC, Mock Interview Day. An opportunity for student to polish their interviewing skills for internships or job hunts before it really counts. Students will have an opportunity to practice interviewing with real employers in their field of interest. The interview will last 30 minutes, which will provide enough time for the employer to ask 10-12 interview questions and provide advice on how to improve for the real thing. Pre-registration is required. Contact Career Services at s3572.

Wednesday, April 11, 7:30 p.m., Riverview Ballroom, UC, Wyman Lecture Series:  Kip Fulbeck. Fulbeck is a pioneering artist, spoken word performer, and filmmaker. He has been featured on CNN, MTV, The Today Show, PBS, and has performed and exhibited in over twenty countries and throughout the U.S. He is the author of several books including "Mixed: Portraits of Multiracial Kids," "Part Asian, 100% Hapa," and "Permanence: Tattoo Portraits." Fulbeck is a professor of art at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he received the university’s distinguished teaching award and has been named an outstanding faculty member five times. Join him for an evening of in-depth discussion about multiracial identities and awareness. The Hapa Project, Fulbeck's multiracial identity art project, will be exhibited on campus through April 25.

Have you heard? The Campaign Preview Event is Saturday, April 28. You are invited to the announcement of UWRF’s first ever fundraising campaign: "Rising to Distinction" on April 28, at 5 p.m. in the UC. The campaign announcement will feature priorities for endowed and annual scholarships, professorships, colleges and units, and a $2 million goal as part of the state requirement to fund the Falcon Center - UWRF's soon to be constructed health and human performance building. Get your R.S.V.P. in now. Dinner tickets ($45 each) can be purchased by calling 3505 or in person in 310 South Hall. Visit http://www.uwrf.edu/RisingtoDistinction/ for more information.

Don't Forget

Wednesday, April 4

3 p.m., softball vs. UW-Eau Claire. (DH)

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.


8 p.m., Falcon's Nest, UC, Runway to Success designed to show students the latest trends in fashion and how to dress professionally for interviews and future careers. Contact michaela.fox@my.uwrf.edu.

Important fiscal year end cut-off dates

A listing of cut-off dates for various campus business processes as we approach the end of fiscal year 2012 is available at http://www.uwrf.edu/AccountingServices/upload/Fiscal-2012-Year-End-Cut-Off-Letter-1.pdf.  Several of the cut-off dates are in April and May, so please review this document carefully to plan appropriately to meet these fiscal deadlines.

Permanent classified employment opportunities:
* Plumber and plumber-lead (Craftsworker-Lead) positions available in Facilities Management. The deadline for applying is today, April 4. If interested, visit http://www.uwrf.edu/HumanResources/Plumber.cfm to view details about the positions and the application process. Direct questions to Deb Schwab at 3221.
*IS Network Services Senior (application deadline is today, 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.

UWS in the News

"Lack of job skills contributing to high unemployment for males, UW study shows," Capital Times, April 3.

"Editorial: Job skills for students worth a discussion," Editorial, Appleton Post-Crescent, April 2.

"Recovery threatened by runaway student loan debt," Associated Press, April 3.

"Who should counsel prospective transfer students?," Chronicle of Higher Education, April 2.

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.

Falcon Daily is an e-newsletter sent to all UW-River Falls faculty, academic and classified staff and off-campus subscribers weekday mornings during the academic year and on Tuesday and Thursday mornings during the summer. Submit items for possible inclusion to falcondaily-submit@uwrf.edu or directly to editor deb.toftness@uwrf.edu.

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