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Thursday, April 12, 2012

"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion." --Dalai Lama

Mock interviews help students sharpen skills

UWRF student Kyle Blazek extends his hand for a greeting hand shake as he tests his interview skills Wednesday during Mock Interview Day held in the UC. Career Services sponsored the event, bringing in area recruiters to participate in the process. The 150 students who signed up for the practice interviews were given pointers on what they were doing correctly and what skills need polishing. For more photos of the event, visit http://uwrfphoto.photoshelter.com/gallery/Mock-Interview-Day-04112012/G0000CAbVvua_CqI/C0000ktTsGDVUJF0Photo by Kathy M. Helgeson.


Campaign Preview event is April 28

Time is running out. R.S.V.P by Friday to the Campaign Preview event on Saturday, April 28, at 5 p.m. in the UC. The event will feature musical performances by the Autumn Serenade barbershop quartet and the UWRF chamber singers. You do not want to miss this exciting event as the UWRF history display and student research projects will be exhibited and the university will be announcing 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. 

Compost sale

CAFES spring compost sale will take place at the Mann Valley Farm on Saturdays, April 14, 21, 28 and May 5 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. and on Thursday, May 3, from 4-7 p.m. Cost is $30/yard. Contact the CAFES Dean's Office at 3535 or Ethan Siem at (507) 273-3013 or email ethan.siem@my.uwrf.edu.

Donations for the 2nd Hand Store

During your spring cleaning, please consider bringing in some donations (of gently or unused clothes, accessories, CD's, books, household items, etc.) for the 2nd Hand Store happening outside the UC during Unity in the Community on April 25. A yellow collection bin is located at the Information Desk in the UC. The deadline for donations is Friday, April 20, at 5 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the local Kinnickinnic Backpack Program which helps to feed children after school and on weekends in the River Falls community. If the weather does not cooperate the sale will not happen, but all items will go to local charities in the River Falls community through the efforts of Joan Mayen’s “Donate it, Don’t throw it” Program.

Unity in the Community set for April 25

Join university and community members in a celebration of diversity and inclusiveness at Unity in the Community on Wednesday, April 25, from 5:30-7 p.m., at River Falls Veterans' Park (rain site, River Falls Public Library). Free and open to all, this event is a great family-community event that brings together local and regional performers, including River Falls public montessori and high school students, UWRF Dance Theatre, the Kinni Song Sisters, and the River Falls Community Gospel Choir. For more information, contact kristen.allen@uwrf.edu or call 3751. Unity in the Community events will also take place earlier in the day on campus.


Family Day 2012 set for Sept. 22

Friends of Freddy Falcon, save the date:  Family Day 2012 is happening on Saturday, Sept. 22. Students, family, friends, staff, faculty, and UWRF alumni are all invited to celebrate with us at this annual event. With more than 1,600 in attendance last year, you won’t want to miss it in 2012. More information to come at http://www.uwrf.edu/NewStudentAndFamilyPrograms/FamilyDay.cfmIf your department is interested in sponsoring an activity, contact NSFP to discuss your ideas. Contact nsfp@uwrf.edu or call 4444.

Academic Staff Annual Meeting is April 17
Come join us for dessert, coffee, networking, and updates from the Academic Staff Council at the Academic Staff Annual meeting on Tuesday, April 17 from 3-4:30 p.m. In the Falls Room, UC. All academic staff are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact maureen.olle-lajoie@uwrf.edu.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, April 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Riverview Ballroom, UC, Health Fair 2012. An interactive event where students, faculty, staff, and community members can learn about health related topics and resources on campus and in the community. Contact Student Health and Counseling Services at 3293.

Don't Forget

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.

* 7:30 p.m., Abbott Concert Hall, KFA, Burgess/Clayton/Hara Trio. Join Alex Burgess (drums), Steven Clayton (bass) and Craig Hara (guitars) for a concert of trio music. In addition to original compositions, the trio will perform music by Pat Methey, Jaco Pastorius, John Scofield, Dan Stein and Tony Williams. Free and open to the public. Contact craig.hara@uwrf.edu.

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

"Economic recovery threatened by runaway student loan debt," Appleton Post-Crescent, April 11.

"UW-Stout students could be fined for using tobacco on campus," Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, April 11.

"For student success, stop debating and start improving," Column, Chronicle of Higher Education, April 8.

"What students really pay to go to college," Chronicle of Higher Education, April 8.

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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