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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

"Successful leaders see the opportunities in every difficulty rather than the difficulty in every opportunity." --Reed Markham

Multiracial identities and awareness discussion set for tonight

Pioneering artist and author Kip Fulbeck will be on campus tonight as part of the Wyman Lecture Series. His multiracial identity project, "The Hapa Project," is on display in the Ames Gallery on the third floor of the UC through April 25. Fulbeck began the project in 2001, traveling the country photographing more than 1,200 volunteer subjects who self-identified as Hapa (defined for the project as mixed ethnic heritage with partial roots in Asian and/or Pacific Islander ancestry). Each individual was photographed in a similar minimalist style, identified their ethnicities in their own words, and then hand wrote their response to the question “What are you?” Fulbeck will be speaking at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the Riverview Ballroom, UC. The event is free and open to the public. Photo by Kathy M. Helgeson.


Cascade Project update

The original plans to close Spruce Street to traffic from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. today, April 11, and Thursday, April 12, have changed. Instead, that intersection will be closed from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. today in an effort to limit the closure to one day. Temporary water shutoffs will occur for Jimmy Johns and Mariachi Loco before 10 a.m. and for Karges  and May Hall after 9 a.m. The Spruce Street crosswalk will be closed all day today as well.

Chancellor's Advisory Council hosting open forums

The Chancellor’s Advisory Council on Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs will be hosting three one-hour open forums to discuss the possibility of a tobacco-free campus at UW-River Falls. The main purpose of the forums is to gather input and generate discussion regarding a possible campus tobacco-free policy, with each forum starting with a short presentation of information and data. Each of these forums to students, faculty, and staff. The forums are set for Monday, April 16 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in 120 South Hall; Tuesday, May 1 from 9-10 a.m. in the Kinnickinnic Theater, UC; and, Wednesday, May 2, from 3-4 p.m. in the Blanche Davis Theatre, KFA. Contact Alice or Keven at Student Health and Counseling Services at 3293.

Outstanding Service Award nominations sought

The Outstanding Service Award recognizes the accomplishments of individuals and organizations outside of the university community that have made exemplary contributions to UWRF through their support of our goals and their volunteer efforts on our behalf.  The 2012 Outstanding Service Award recipient(s) will be recognized at the UWRF Commencement in December 2012. The Chancellor selects the award recipients based on the recommendations of the UWRF Faculty Senate External Relations Committee.  Nominations for the award may be submitted by members of the UWRF community, alumni, and UWRF Foundation members.  A written recommendation should be attached to the nomination form and is limited to two pages. More information and a nomination form can be found at http://www.uwrf.edu/UniversityAdvancement/Achievements.cfm. Nominations are due Wednesday, April 25, to Dan McGinty, director of Alumni Relations and Development, 310 South Hall. Contact Dan at 3505.

Retirement and years of service congratulations

UWRF will celebrate retirements and years of service on Tuesday, April 17. Please join us for the program portion of this celebration which begins at 12:30 p.m. in the Riverview Ballroom, UC. The following faculty and staff have reached milestones in their careers at UW-River Falls and the State of Wisconsin. Please congratulate these colleagues as you see them around campus.

35 Years of Service:  Julia Persico, Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Graduate Studies; James Pratt, Marketing Communications.

30 Years of Service:  Jane Lubich,Accounts Receivable; David Rainville, Chemistry; Jeffrey Rosenthal, Chemistry; David Rusterholz, Chemistry; Steven Watters, Animal & Food Science; Ian Williams, Plant & Earth Science.

25 Years of Service:  Daniel Asp, Facilities Management; Robert Coffman, Mathematics; Marilyn Cossette Baker, Chalmer Davee Library; David Furniss, English; Angela Kaiser, Teacher Education; Annette Klemp, English; Daniel Linwick, Psychology; Robin Murray, Communication Studies & Theatre Arts; Reza Rahgozar, Accounting & Finance; Richard Seefeldt, Psychology; Kenneth Stofferahn,Communication Studies & Theatre Arts.

20 Years of Service: Jacklyn Bennett, Residence Life; Gary Cottrell, Communicative Disorders; Bernice Ficek-Swenson, Art; Patricia Ford, Athletics and Health & Human Performance; Bradley Gee, Davee Library; Sonja Johnson, Global Connections; Kristine Jones, Facilities Management; MichaelKahlow, Chemistry; Valerie Malzacher, Davee Library; Bradley Mogen, Biology; Kim Mogen, Biology; Eric Sanden, Plant & Earth Science; SandraScott-Duex, Residence Life; Bonnie Walters, Animal & Food Science.

15 Years of Service: Marlys Carsten, Residence Life; Wes Chapin, Political Science; Sandra Ellis, Journalism; Keith Hansen, Facilities Management; Gregg Heinselman, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs; Kerry Keen, Plant & Earth Science; Mark Lambert, Facilities Management; Laurel Langford, Mathematics; Michael Martin, College of Education and Professional Studies;Kathleen Olsen, Communication Studies & Theatre Arts; Dean Olson, Agricultural Engineering Technology; Gary Onan, Animal & Food Science; Rich Wallace, Sociology, Anthropology & Criminal Justice;  Steven Wodarz, Facilities Management.

10 Years of Service: Kris Allen, Outreach; Scott Ballantyne, Biology; Joy Benson, Management & Marketing; Brenda Boetel, Agricultural Economics; Bruce Granberg, Facilities Management; John Heppen, Geography & MappingSciences; Kris Hiney, Animal & Food Science; Ross Jilk, Chemistry; Torey Kauth, Technology Services; Paul Shepherd, Student Life; Wendy Stocker, Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs; Anthony Varghese, Computer Science & Information Technology; Scott Woitaszewski, Counseling & School Psychology; Deborah Wulf, Outreach.


David Andress, Facilities Management; Elaine Baker, Technology Services; William Cordua, Plant and Earth Science; Teri Crotty, Teacher Education; James Davis, Mathematics; Steven Derfler, Art; John Galgowski, Laboratory Farms; Jens Gunelson, University Communications; Terry Halvorson, Accounts Payable; David Heberlein, Art; Lynn Jermal, Art; Amy Johnson, Residence Life; Michael Kaltenberg, Plant and Earth Science; Robert Karras, Residence Life; Gretchen Link, Counseling and Health Services; Ranee May, Animal and Food Science; Jerry McCollum, Facilities Management; Dee McCollum, College of Education and Professional Studies; Michael Middleton,Plant and Earth Science; E. Katherine Miller, Biology; Joel Morrow, Residence Life; Alan Murray, Facilities Management; Robbie Obermueller, College of Education and Professional Studies; Ann Schwebach, University Advancement; Alan Tuchtenhagen, Enrollment Services; Purnendu Vasavada, Animal and Food Science; José Vega, Teacher Education; Margaret Yatsevitch Phinney, Teacher Education.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, April 12, 6 p.m., Falcon's Nest, UC, Asian Awareness Month: Hmong Archives Performance. Learn about the Hmong culture through traditional tools and instruments, a ball toss contest, fashion show and traditional Hmong dance. Sponsored by the Asian American Students Association. Contact nick.moua@my.uwrf.edu.

Friday, April 13, 3 p.m., men's and women's track vs. UW-River Falls Invitational. 

Saturday, April 14, 11 a.m., men's and women's track vs. UW-River Falls Invitational.

Saturday, April 14, noon, softball vs. UW-Superior. Alumni Day and DH.

Sunday, April 15, 4-7 p.m., Falcon's Nest, UC, Celebration of Lynn Jermal's Lifetime of Art and Service at UWRF. Appetizers, art and a live band. Ceremony at 5 p.m. Contact the Art Department at 3266.

Wednesday, April 18, 2-3:30 p.m., Kinnickinnic Theater, UC, Spring Video Series: "On Our Watch: The Genocide in Darfur," sponsored by the Association for International Development. A discussion will follow the viewing of the film. Free and open to the public. Contact paige.miller@uwrf.edu.

Don't Forget

Wednesday, April 11

*  3 p.m., upper level breezeway, Davee Library, Lion’s Paw Book Club discussion of "The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes" with discussion leader, Jim Delaplain, Department of English emeritus. Contact cate.dodson@uwrf.edu.

*  7:30 p.m., Riverview Ballroom, UC, Wyman Series Lecture:  Kip Fulbeck. A discussion of multiracial identities and awareness. Fulbeck is a pioneering artist, spoken word performer, filmmaker and author of several books including "Mixed: Portraits of Multiracial Kids," "Part Asian," "100% Hapa" and "Permanence: Tattoo Portraits." Free and open to the public. Fulbeck’s multiracial identity art project, "The Hapa Project" is on exhibit on the third floor of the UC through April 25. Contact Student Life at  4444.

Permanent classified employment opportunities:
* 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.

UWS in the News

"UW System schools pay agencies for international students," Wisconsin State Journal, April 10.

"The other debt crisis," Inside Higher Ed, April 10.

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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