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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

"Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement." --Brian Tracy

Events focus on Asian Awareness Month 

Members of the Asian American Students Association model traditional fashions Thursday during Asian Awareness Month: Hmong Archives Performance in the UC. Another Asian Awareness Month event, "History of Acupuncture & Oriental Herb Medicine" is tonight from 6-7 p.m. in the St. Croix Room, UC. The guest speaker is Kristin Weston from the American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Photo by Kathy M. Helgeson. 


UWRF Health Fair set for Wednesday

Step right up to your healthy lifestyle. This year the annual UWRF Health Fair has a carnival theme and is set for Wednesday, April 18, from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. in the Riverview Ballroom, UC. It is an interactive event consisting of different health-related activities, demonstrations and prizes. Activities include body composition analysis, hearing screening, free massages, fitness demos, food, hair up-do’s, and a yoga and kettle bell demonstration. Please join us and relieve some stress with a day filled with fun activities and freebees. For more information, contact Elizabeth Nelson at 3293.

Taste and vote on your favorite ice cream flavor

More than 188 flavors were submitted this month for the CAFES Centennial Ice Cream Flavor Contest. Stop by the UC between 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today, April 17, and Wednesday, April 18, to taste and vote for your favorite flavor including Lemon-Lovin’ Centennial Poppy Seed Muffin, Centennial Wake Up Call, or Midnight Centennial Snack. The winning flavor will receive a $100 VISA gift card. Starting this fall, you can purchase the Centennial flavor in the Falcon Foods Store and the C-Store in the UC. You'll also get a chance to taste it at CAFES campus-wide Birthday Celebration in September. Can't make it to the UC to taste our finalist flavors? Look for the Centennial Ice Cream Flavor Poll on CAFES Facebook page for your chance to vote. Contact sarah.karlen@uwrf.edu.

Academic Staff Council meeting

The Academic Staff Council will meet Tuesday, April 17, from 2-3 p.m. in the Apple River Room, UC. For more information, contact maureen.olle-lajoie@uwrf.edu or call 3799. 

Upcoming Events

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.

April 18 and 19, two shows per day:  3-5 p.m. and 5-7 p.m., Wall Amphitheatre, Civil War Re-enactment. Organized and sponsored by the UWRF History Club. Performed by a husband and wfie who re-enact military and household aspects of life during the Civil War.  Free and open to the public. Rain site is Abbott Concert Hall, KFA. Contact elizabeth.emmerich@my.uwrf.edu.

Thursday, April 26, 10:30-11:45 a.m., Kinnickinnic Theater, UC, Ann Lydecker Lecture Series: "Leading Ladies: Reflections on Women, Work, Identity and Leadership," presented by Chancellor Jacqueline Johnson, first female chancellor at UM Morris. For more information, visit http://www.riverfallsjournal.com/event/article/id/101774/.

Don't Forget

Tuesday, April 17

*  10 a.m.-2 p.m., UC, Taste and vote on your favorite ice cream flavor. Part of the CAFES Centennial Ice Cream Flavor Contest. Also open for tasting tomorrow, April 18, same time, place.

* 12:30 p.m. Riverview Ballroom, UC,
 Retirement and Years of Service Program.  Open to all faculty and staff to celebrate the milestones of campus colleagues. For a listing of those people honored, visit https://lists.uwrf.edu/mhonarc/falcondaily/msg01436.html.

*  2-3 p.m. in the Apple River Room, UC, Academic Staff Council meeting. For more information, contact maureen.olle-lajoie@uwrf.edu or call 3799.

*  3-4:30 p.m., Falls Room, UC, Academic Staff Annual Meeting. All academic staff are encouraged to attend. Join us for dessert, coffee, networking, and updates from the Academic Staff Council. For more information, contact maureen.olle-lajoie@uwrf.edu.

*  6-7 p.m., St. Croix Room, UC, History of Acupuncture & Oriental Herb Medicine. Sponsored by the Asian American Students Association as part of Asian Awareness Month.

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 today, April 17. Direct questions to Deb Schwab at 3221.

UWS in the News

"First female chancellor at UM-Morris to speak on 'women who lead,' River Falls Journal, April 13.

"Transfers increase in UW System," WSAU, April 16.

"Veterans in college," Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, April 16.

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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