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Friday, May 4, 2012

"For fast-acting relief, try slowing down."  --Lily Tomlin

College Visit Day brings prospective students to campus

Admissions tour guide Julie Vang leads a group of prospective students on a campus tour during the final Spring College Visit Day this morning. Tours and presentations run through early afternoon. For more information about College Visit Days, visit http://www.uwrf.edu/Admissions/Resources/Visit.cfmPhoto by Kathy M. Helgeson.


Purchasing requisition deadlines
Reminder about purchasing requisition deadlines for fiscal year coming up:
*  May 4 for orders of $5,000- $ 24,999 that require simplified bidding process
*  May 18 for orders up to $5,000, and any dollar amount that does not require the bidding process (ie, State Contracts, Waivers, Sole Source, etc.)
*  The deadline for official sealed bids, either RFB or RFP,has already passed for this fiscal year. Contact Gail in Purchasing at 3232 A.S.A.P. if you have questions.
*  It is important to mark requisitions "FY13" on top of the requistions that you may be sending in now, but you don't want encumbered until FY13.

Overdue library materials
Beginning June 1, the Davee Library will change its business practice for long overdue library materials. Once a user is sent three overdue notices, the user will be billed for the replacement cost of the material plus a non-refundable $10 processing fee. All library overdue notices are sent to UWRF email addresses.
Materials that have been lost are subject to replacement and processing fees. Users with lost material are blocked from checking out any library material until the item is returned and/or the applicable fees are paid. If you have library materials that are overdue,  please return them now. Contact valerie.i.malzacher@uwrf.edu.

Return keys you are no longer using
If you have keys you are no longer using, please return them to Facilities Management so records can be updated. Contact Facilities at 3827.

Summer painting projects
Facilities Management is scheduling work for the summer paint crew. If you are aware of an office change, office being vacated, classroom or other area that needs painting, please submit a work order through i-Service Desk at http://facilities.uwrf.edu/. Contact Facilities at 3827.

Open forums for Student Organization and Leadership Coordinator candidates

The Department of Student Life invites you to attend the Campus Open Forums for the Student Organizations and Leadership Coordinator position. This position is responsible for creating and managing programs and services to further the development of leadership skills among student leaders involved in the 155 recognized student organizations at UWRF. The Coordinator will also work collaboratively with professional staff and student staff to develop and implement leadership development programs designed to foster growth and development for all students.

*  Anna Hunter, 1:30 p.m., Friday, May 4, Willow River Room, UC.

Anna received her undergraduate degree from UWRF and her Master’s of Science in College Counseling and Student Development from St. Cloud State University. She is currently serving as the assistant director for Student Activities at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore where she provides support to Student Organization Officers, Program Managers, Student Voice Association Officers, Orientation Coordinators, Orientation Leaders, and Alternative Spring Break Site Leaders. She has an active role in the planning and management of campus-wide leadership events and manages and allocates funds from an overall programming and operational budget.

 * Andrew Cleveland, 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 9, Willow River Room, UC.

Andrew is a graduate of Northwestern College in Orange County, Iowa, and received his master’s in Higher Education from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Penn. He is currently serving as a hall director at UW–Stout where he hires, trains, and supervises student staff and advises programming boards and events. In addition, Andrew serves as the civic engagement coordinator for the department. He also served as the assistant director of Student Life at Concordia University in Portland, Ore., where he coordinated student staff trainings and retreats, supervised student intramural coordinators, and coordinated and taught Resident Advisor classes.

*  TaNisha Parker, 1:30 p.m., Thursday, May 10, Willow River Room, UC.

TaNisha is a graduate of Central Michigan University and is pursuing a master’s of education in College Student Affairs and Leadership at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich. While completing her master’s degree, TaNisha has served as a graduate assistant in the Office of Student Life supervising the Student Organization Center programs, activities, budgets and resources. She has facilitated orientation programs for faculty and staff advisors and new organizations officers and served as a member of the Student Organization Review Board.

Contact Search and Screen Committee Chair Kristie.Feist@uwrf.edu. 

Upcoming Events

Saturday, May 5, 4:30 p.m., Abbott Concert Hall, KFA, Piano Student Recital:  Jessica Johnston. Free admission. Contact the Music Department at 3183.

Saturday, May 5, 7:30 .m., Abbott Concert Hall, KFA, Piano Student Recital:  Samantha Dusek. Free admission. Contact the Music Department at 3183.

Sunday, May 6, 3 p.m., Abbott Concert Hall, KFA, Piano Ensemble Concert. Free admission. Contact roger.mcvey@uwrf.edu.

Sunday, May 6, 7:30 p.m., Abbott Concert Hall, KFA, Senior Recital:  David Herdan on Saxophone. Free admission. Contact the Music Department at 3183.

Monday, May 7, 7 p.m., Hudson High School auditorium, St. Croix Valley Symphony Orchestra:  "Strings Unite." Free admission. Contact kristin.tjornehoj@uwrf.edu.

Monday-Friday, May 7-11, final exams.

Don't Forget

Friday, May 4

*  1:30 p.m., Willow River Room, UC, First of three candidate open forums for Student Organization and Leadership Coordinator position. See post above.

*   6 p.m., Wall Amphitheatre, Finals Fest 2012:  Cloud Cult, Jeremy Messersmith, and The Bad Habits Brass. Rain site is Falcon's Nest, UC. Food available for purchase/cash bar. Free and open to the public. Contact karyn.wells@uwrf.edu.

Education News

"Reilly explores System's future," Badger Herald, May 4.

"UWRF event raises $5,500 for River Falls food pantry," River Falls Journal, May 3.

"Half of new college grads are jobless or underemployed," Sheboygan Press, Associated Press, May 2.

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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