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Friday, April 20, 2012

"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving." --Albert Einstein

Event kicks off CAFES centennial year celebration

CAFES Dean Dale Gallenberg hands gifts to members of the Agriculture Hall of Fame who returned to campus Thursday for the rededication of the Agriculture Hall of Fame wall in the Agricultural Science building. This event kicks-off the celebration of CAFES Centennial year. For more information about the centennial celebration, visit http://www.uwrf.edu/CAFES/CentennialEvents.cfmPhoto by Kathy M. Helgeson.


Chancellor’s Award for Students recipients named
The campus community is invited to a reception honoring the recipients of the 2012 Chancellor’s Award for Students on Monday, April 30, at 6:30 p.m. in the Riverview Ballroom, UC. Please join us as we acknowledge outstanding students with one of the highest institutional awards offered by the university. R.S.V.P. to 3202 or to  dianne.m.monteith@uwrf.edu. The 2012 Chancellor’s Award recipients are 
Grace Adofoli, CAS, psychology; Danielle Hammer, CAFES, agricultural business; Rebecca Jones, CAS, English; Camryn Nelson, CAS, communication studies; Kim Schadrie, CAFES, agricultural education; Adam Sibenaller, CAS, communications studies; and Lee Underdahl, CBE, economics and business administration.

And the winning ice cream flavor is …
More than 400 people stopped by the UC this week to taste the three finalist CAFES Centennial ice cream flavors, and the flavor with the most votes (189 of 429) was Lemon-Lovin’ Poppy Seed Muffin, a mix of lemon ice cream, poppy seeds and vanilla cake crunch. Congratulations to UWRF student Colette Aburime, the winner of the $100 VISA gift card. Try the Lemon-Lovin’ Poppy Seed Muffin Centennial flavor at CAFES September birthday celebration, and purchase it in the Falcon Foods Store and in the C-Store starting this fall.

Envision session today

A UWRF Association for International Development (AID) Envision Session is set for today, April 20, from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Kao International House, 545 River Hills Drive, River Falls. This is a forum for interested faculty and staff to discuss ways to make AID a stronger presence on campus. AID is well positioned to contribute to the university’s aim of internationalizing the campus through the creation of a Center for Global Development. As envisioned by the members of AID, this center will deliver demonstrable impact to UWRF stakeholders by providing a platform through which UWRF faculty, students, and resources can be actively engaged towards global development. The goal of this session is to bring all those interested in global issues to the table to discuss the potential value of and need for UWRF-AID. Please car pool as there is limited parking. Contact paige.miller@uwrf.edu or call 3260 for more information.

Physics Department job candidates talk about South Pole research
Hear a presentation "IceCube, the South Pole Neutrino Observatory: Decrypting the Multi-messenger Universe" about the IceCube project Monday, April 23, at 3 p.m. in 152 CSH. Presented by Alessio Tamburro, Ph.D., of the University of Delaware. For an overview of the project, visit the IceCube neutrino observatory project cover story of this week's issue of Nature. Hear a second presentation, "Electron neutrinos in IceCube: An Online Filter" on Wednesday, April 25, at 3 p.m. in 152 CSH presented by Surujhdeo Seunarine, Ph.D., of the University of the West Indies. For more information, contact earl.d.blodgett@uwrf.edu.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, April 21, 7:30 p.m., Abbott Concert Hall, KFA, Senior Recital: Colin Seaborg on piano. Contact the Music Department at 3183.

Sunday, April 22, 3 p.m., Abbott Concert Hall, KFA, Honor's Recital with reception afterwards. Contact the Music Department at 3183.

Sunday, April 22, 7:30 p.m., Abbott Concert Hall, KFA, Senior Recital:  Annelise Brown, soprano. Contact the Music Department at 3183.

Sunday, April 22, 7:30 p.m., Falcon's Nest, UC, Wyman Lecture Series:  "Terra Madre" (Mother Earth) performed by The Four Voices String Quartet and David Milne with the UWRF Faculty Jazz Quartet composed by Fred Sturm, USA Premiere 2012. Free and open to the public. Contact the Music Department at 3183.
Monday, April 23, 7:30 p.m., Abbott Concert Hall, KFA, St. Croix Valley Symphony Orchestra Concert:  "Viva" with guest artist, Manny Laureano on trumpet.  Admission is $5/adults, $3/seniors, and $2/students. Contact the Music Department at 3183.

Don't Forget

Friday, April 20

*  11 a.m.-2 p.m., Falcon's Nest, UC, Just Local Fair. A community event focusing on bringing people together to learn about the importance of being an engaged community member and supporting the local economy. Sample local foods and learn how local businesses and organizations meet everyday needs. Learn how to reduce your carbon footprint through eating local, buying local and utilizing alternative modes of transportation. Free and open to the public. Contact karyn.wells@uwrf.edu.

*  5:30-8 p.m., Veteran's Park, downtown River Falls, Just Local Community Bike Ride. Join We Bike River Falls as we host our first community bike ride.. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. The bike ride at 6 p.m., followed by live music by Chris Silver. Food will be available for purchase from local vendors. Free, rain or shine event. Contact info@webikeriverfalls.org

* 5:30-8 p.m., Riverview Ballroom, UC, History & Philosophy Alumni & Student Banquet. Keynote: "Going to War with the 25th Wisconsin--in Minnesota! Post-Dakota Uprising Service in 1862," presented by Joe Fitzharris, Ph.D., of the University of St. Thomas.

*  7:30 p.m., Blanche Davis Theatre, KFA, University Theatre:  "Richard III." Historical play by William Shakespeare. In order to make the political action of the play more prominent, the production is set in the present day. While the text is trimmed, the traditional language is retained. All performances are free as a  "thanks" to UWRF theater patrons and supporters. Everyone welcome. Seating is reserved, so a ticket is needed. Box Office hours in KFA are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on the nights of the performances. Contact the Box Office at 3114. Additional performances are April 21 and 26-28.

*  Today at 5 p.m. Is the deadline for donations to the 2nd Hand Store. A yellow collection bin is located at the Information Desk, UC. Donations of gently or unused clothes, accessories, CD's, books, household items, etc. are greatly appreciated. All proceeds will benefit the local Kinnickinnic Backpack Program. Contact amy.lloyd@uwrf.edu.

UWS in the News

"Vilsack says ag education, careers have bright future," Wisconsin Ag Connection, April 19.

"Mystery of cosmic rays origin deepens," Daily News & Analysis, April 19.

"Graduate schools need to improve career counseling, report says," Chronicle of Higher Education, April 19.

"Education secretary addresses rising cost of college," Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 18.

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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