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Thursday, May 10, 2012

"Learn to pause…or nothing worthwhile will catch up to you." --Doug King

Huang named 2012 Distinguished Teacher

Newly named 2012 Distinguished Teacher Cheng-Chen Huang teaches a biology class Wednesday on campus. He will be honored during commencement on Saturday, May 12. Huang becomes the 49th recipient of the most prestigious award presented by the university to recognize excellence in fulfilling UWRF's primary mission of undergraduate education. The commencement ceremonies will be streamed live. Photo by Kathy M. Helgeson.


Unplug electronics for planned power outage
A planned power outage for main campus is planned for Sunday, May 13. Please unplug any electronics in your office or department conference rooms before Sunday to avoid possible damage to equipment when power is restored. DoTS staff will unplug all equipment in classrooms. This power outage will not affect the C.H.I.L.D. Center or Hunt/Knowles complex. If you have questions, email paul.e.bladl@uwrf.edu or call Facilities at 3827.

Unclassified leave reporting due
A reminder to leave-eligible unclassified employees and their supervisors that April absences (or ‘no leave taken’) should have been entered online by May 5 and should be approved by May 10. If you were unable to attend training, employee and supervisor references are available on http://www.uwrf.edu/HumanResources/HRSSelfService.cfm . Open labs for hands-on assistance are held every Monday and Thursday from 11 a.m.-noon in the Gray Lab, Davee Library, through June 14.

UWRF to sponsor Success Saturdays with the Saint Paul Saints

UWRF is sponsoring nine Saturday evening (7 p.m.) Saint Paul Saints games this summer:  May 19, May 26, June 9, June 23, July 7, July 28, Aug. 11,  Aug. 25, and Sept. 1. Join us at Midway Stadium where you can not only enjoy a great ball game, but visit our booth and win prizes, hang with Freddy and wear your UWRF gear to show your pride at the games. To purchase tickets for these family-friendly games, visit the Saints online ticket sales. Contact amy.christensen-1@uwrf.edu.

Falcon Daily begins summer Tuesday/Thursday publication schedule next week
Falcon Daily will begin its summer schedule next week. It will publish only on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Tuesday, May 15, until late August. Please plan accordingly.

Academic Staff Council meeting
The Academic Staff Council will meet on Tuesday, May 15, from 2-3 p.m. in the Apple River Room, UC. Contact  maureen.olle-lajoie@uwrf.edu or call 3799.

Upcoming Events

Monday, May 21, 8 a.m., First Summer Session classes begin.

Don't Forget

Thursday, May 10

*  10 a.m.-2 p.m., stop in anytime, Individual Counseling Meetings:  Wisconsin Deferred Compensation Program. WDC allows you to make automatic investments, deducted from your paycheck, for future supplemental retirement income. No appointment necessary. Contact eric.k.sterner@uwrf.edu.

*  1:30 p.m., Willow River Room, UC, Candidate Open Forum for Student Organization and Leadership Coordinator:  TaNisha Parker. Parker 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, Parker 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 kristie.feist@uwrf.edu.

*  TIAA – CREF representatives are on campus today, May 10. To schedule an individual counseling session, call 866-843-5640. Contact eric.k.sterner@uwrf.edu.

Classified employment transfer opportunity:  Library Services Assistant-Advanced (100 percent) (Pay Schedule 02, Pay Range 11), Davee Library, Circulation/Reserve Department, 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, annually. If interested and eligible to transfer, submit a resume and cover letter to Deb Schwab, Human Resources Office, 216 North Hall, no later than Wednesday, May 16.

Education News

"Task force will tackle retaining UW System chancellors," Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 9.

"Task force grapples with UW System cuts," Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 9.

"Colleges look at policies for illegal immigrants," USA Today, May 8.

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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