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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

"When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this:  you haven't."  --Thomas Edison

Earth Day celebrated with music

David Milne, professor of music-saxophone/jazz studies and chair of the UWRF Music Department, plays saxophone with the Terra Madre "Double Quartet" Sunday evening in the Falcon's Nest. They performed Terra Madre Mother Earth, composed by Fred Sturm. Sunday marked the USA premiere. The Double Quartet consists of the Four Voices String Quartet with Laurie Petruconis and Allison Ostrander on violin, Susan Janda on viola, and Rebecca Arons on cello. The Terra Madre Quartet consists of David Milne on  saxophones/woodwinds, Mary Louise Knutsin on piano, Eric Graham on bass, and Craig Hara on drums, percussion, electronics. Photo by Kathy M. Helgeson.


'Pathway to Distinction' celebration set for Thursday 
UWRF's next five-year strategic plan, “Pathway to Distinction,” will be celebrated at a public event on Thursday, April 26, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the Riverview Ballroom, UC. Everyone is invited to attend this event featuring displays, activities, and a film all highlighting UWRF’s strengths in areas related to the plan’s three goals:  Distinctive Academic Excellence, Global Education and Engagement, and Innovation and Partnerships. Authors of the plan’s first year initiatives will be available to discuss and answer questions related to their initiatives. Contact blake.fry@uwrf.edu.

Kelly Browning named Assistant Registrar
Please welcome Kelly Browning to the position of assistant registrar in the Registrar’s Office. Kelly began the position April 2. My apologies for typing her name as Kathy in yesterday's Falcon Daily. Welcome Kelly! Contact daniel.vandeyacht@uwrf.edu.

Upcoming Events

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, University of Minnesota Morris. Open to everyone.

Thursday, April 26, 1-1:45 p.m., 113 CSH, Physics Senior Seminar:  "Pressure Dependence of Raman Spectra of Liquid Water" presented by Matthew Wolf. Contact the Physics Department at 3560.

Thursday, April 26, 7:30 p.m., Abbott Concert Hall, KFA, Percussion Ensemble Concert. Contact the Music Department at 3183.

Friday, April 27, 7:30 p.m., Abbott Concert Hall, KFA, Student Recital:  Rachel Lonetti on Piano. Contact the Music Department at 3183.

Sunday, April 29, 3 p.m., Abbott Concert Hall, KFA, Spring Choral Concert: "Songs Around the World." Directed by Lesa Jacobsen, Peter Benson, and Jong-Won Park. Tickets available at the door. Admission is $5/adults, $3/seniors, $2/students. Contact the Music Department at 3183.

Sunday, April 29, 7:30 p.m., Abbott Concert Hall, KFA, Woodwind Ensembles and Guitar Ensembles Concert. Contact the Music Department at 3183.

Tuesday, May 1, 4:30-6 p.m., Pete's Creek Patio (outside, lower lever of UC), The Diversity Organization Coalition Spring Graduation and Recognition Celebration. Join us to celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of our graduating seniors, departing international students and celebrate the accomplishments of our organizations during the 2011-12 academic year. Everyone is welcome. Free BBQ, food, smores, prizes, certificates, lawn games and more. Contact ashley.e.olson@uwrf.edu.

Don't Forget

Tuesday, April 24

*  7:30 p.m., Abbott Concert Hall, KFA, New Music Ensemble. Contact patti.cudd@uwrf.edu.

*  8:30 p.m., 271 CSH, Astronomy Talk and Telescopes. The talk, "Star-Crossed: Astronomy and Shakespeare," is presented by Physics Professor Eileen Korenic.  If the night is clear, telescope viewing will begin at 9 p.m. on the 3rd floor deck of CSH. To learn whether a night is clear enough for viewing, visit  http://www.uwrf.edu/PHYS/Schedule.cfm or call 3560 after 6 p.m.  The talk and telescope viewing are free, open to the public, and suitable for all ages. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Contact the Physics Department at 3560.

UWS in the News

"Walker reinstates merit pay, some UW employees given raises," Badger Herald, April 22.

"Yet another time bomb," Inside Higher Ed, April 23.

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