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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

"Every day may not be good, but there's something good in every day." --Unknown

Student cruise into finals week

Students gathered outside the University Center Monday to play games such as BINGO at the Cruise Into Finals event featuring massages, games, prizes and refreshments to begin final exam week. The semester will finish up with commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 12. Photo by Kathy M. Helgeson.


URL change for commencement stream
The URL for streaming commencement on Saturday, May 12, has changed. The new URL for the stream is http://ics.webcast.uwex.edu/mediasite/Catalog/pages/catalog.aspx?catalogId=ad798957-56b7-4ba2-ab63-f771494019b3. Click on whichever event you wish to view.

Open talk for physics position candidate
"IceCube Observatory and Galactic Cosmic Ray Anisotropy" a talk by physics position candidate, Rasha Abbasi from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Physics, will be held Wednesday, May 9, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. In 152 CSH. All are welcome. Abstract:  The IceCube Neutrino Telescope at the geographic South Pole was completed at the end of 2010 after eight construction seasons. The detector consists of 86 cable strings each with 60 digital optical modules that view a cubic kilometer of ice between 1450 and 2450 meters below the glacial surface. IceCube is a neutrino detector, but the data are dominated by a large background of cosmic ray muons. Therefore, the background data are suitable for high-statistics studies of cosmic rays. In this talk I will overview on the discoveries of the puzzling patterns in the arrival direction of cosmic rays in the southern sky using the IceCube detector. Contact the Physics Department at 3235.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, May 9, 3-4 p.m., upper level breezeway, Davee Library, Lion’s Paw Book Club meeting. Discussion of "Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War" by Tony Horwitz. The discussion leader is Tim Ericson, retired director of the UWRF Archives and Area Research Center.  All are welcome. This is the last monthly meeting of the Book Club for the 2011-12 season. If you are interested in being a discussion leader for the 2012-13 season, contact cate.dodson@uwrf.edu or visit http://www.uwrf.edu/Library/LionsPawBookClub.cfm.


Please join the university community in extending our sincere condolences to the family of M. Wayne Wolfe, age 93, former UWRF vice chancellor, who died May 6. Wayne is credited with starting the Journalism Department at River Falls State Teacher's College in the 1950s, having served UWRF from 1950-1985 when he retired. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 21, at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 110 N. 3rd St., River Falls.

Don't Forget

Tuesday, May 8

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

Upcoming educational opportunities

*  TIAA – CREF representatives are on campus today-Thursday, May 8-10. To schedule an individual counseling session, call 866-843-5640 or schedule online at https://publictools.tiaa-cref.org/tools/events?eventId=1-1A3FMZZ

*  Ameriprise Financial representatives are on campus today-Wednesday, May 8-9, for individual counseling sessions between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. 

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

*  Contact  eric.k.sterner@uwrf.edu with questions.

Education News

"Reilly talks UW System's future in light of budget cuts," Badger Herald, May 6.

"Madison couple take title in 'Amazing Race'," Wisconsin State Journal, May 6.

"College credit without college," Inside Higher Ed, May 7.

"Jobs few, grads flock to unpaid internships," New York Times, May 5.

"Learning that works," Time Magazine, May 14.

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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