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Monday, May 7, 2012

"Setbacks and stressors are bridges to be crossed to our goals…not barricades to keep us from them." --Stephen Pierce 

Falcon softball team wins WIAC tournament championship

The Falcon softball team won its second straight WIAC Tournament Championship in games played in Eau Claire over the weekend. The Falcons opened with a 8-0 win over UW-Stout on Friday. On Saturday the Falcons lost to Whitewater, 9-2, which meant the team could not lose again in the double elimination tourney. Later Saturday UWRF beat UW-Platteville, 4-3, in a game that was delayed for three hours by rain. On Sunday the Falcons played UW-Eau Claire in an elimination game and won, 4-3. That meant the Falcons had to play Whitewater again, and this time the Falcons took a 4-1 win. That set up the final game of the day and UWRF topped UW-Whitewater, 8-4, to claim the title. UWRF earned the WIAC automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament and the Falcons will play Central College at noon on Friday, May 11, in Pella, Iowa, in the first round of the double elimination tournament. More information can be found at the UWRF Athletics website at www.uwrfsports.com. Submitted photo.


Commencement marchers
UWRF will conduct two commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 12. For those marching in the 9:30 a.m. ceremony (CAFES, CBE, and Graduate Studies) the suggested arrival time to Hunt Arena for lining up is 8:45 a.m. For those marching in the 2 p.m. ceremony (CAS and CEPS) the suggested arrival time to Hunt Arena for lining up is 1:15 p.m. Please remember that parking is a challenge so you will need to adjust your arrival time accordingly. If you received your 25-years-of-service recognition medallion, please remember to wear it with your regalia. If you have questions, contact dianne.m.monteith@uwrf.edu. Thank you for joining us on this special day as we acknowledge and celebrate the success of our graduates.--Dean Van Galen

Open labs extended
Open labs for online absence and time will be held every Monday and Thursday through June 14 from 11 a.m.-noon in Gray Lab, Davee Library. The exception is  Tuesday, May 29, instead of Monday, May 28, due to Memorial Day. The labs are an opportunity for any employee to get hands-on assistance with entry or approval of absences and/or time sheets.

Annual boiler maintenance shutdown
The campus boilers are down every spring for two weeks following the closing of the residence halls. Steam that provides hot water, cooking, distilling, pasteurization, drying and sterilization will not be available during that time. The 2012 spring shutdown will begin Saturday, May 12, at 5 p.m. and will be back on Tuesday, May 29, in the afternoon. Contact Bill Girnau at 3955 with questions.

Cascade Avenue construction updates
Find Cascade Avenue Project updates at http://www.uwrf.edu/CascadeProject/.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, May 8, 7:30 p.m., Abbott Concert Hall, KFA, Senior Recital:  Tim Mills on Trombone. Contact the Music Department at 3183.


Please join the university community in extending our sincere condolences to the family of Wayne Wolfe, former UWRF vice chancellor, who died Sunday. Look for more information in tomorrow's Falcon Daily.

Don't Forget

Monday, May 7

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

Upcoming educational opportunities

*  The Wisconsin Deferred compensation (WDC) Program allows you to make automatic investments, deducted from your paycheck, for future supplemental retirement income. To learn more about WDC, stop by the 218 North Hall on Thursday, May 10.  WDC will be holding Individual counseling meetings with no appointment necessary, meetings will be held between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

*  TIAA – CREF will be on campus Tuesday-Thursday, May 8-10. To schedule an individual counseling session, call 866-843-5640 Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. or schedule online at https://publictools.tiaa-cref.org/tools/events?eventId=1-1A3FMZZ

*  Ameriprise Financial will be on campus Tuesday-Wednesday, May 8-9, conducting individual counseling sessions. Sessions will be held between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. To schedule a session call 715-386-4100. R.S.V.P. by Monday, May 7.

Contact Eric Sterner with any questions eric.k.sterner@uwrf.edu.

Education News

"Campus Connection: UW-Madison's HR restructuring ignites concerns," Capital Times, May 4.

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