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Thursday, May 17, 2012

"In each of us, there is a little of all of us." --D. Lichtenberg

Fruit trees moved outside following winter storage

Agriculture business major Wade Firestone moves fruit trees from winter storage to the outdoor nursery this morning on campus. Indoor winter storage provides protection from  Wisconsin winter temperatures. For more information on the campus greenhouses, visit http://www.uwrf.edu/PES/HorticultureMajor/Facilities.cfmPhoto by Kathy M. Helgeson.


Early time entry & approval deadline is Monday
Due to the upcoming holiday, there is an early time and absence deadline for Student Employees, LTE and Classified Permanent staff. Time and/or absence for hours worked May 6-May 19 must be entered by noon on Friday, May 18, and approved by 10 a.m., Monday, May 21. The system will be locked and payroll will be calculated on Tuesday, May 22.  If time is not entered and approved by 10 a.m. On May 21, the employee will not be paid. Contact wendy.helm@uwrf.edu.

Seeking nominations for Chancellor's recognition awards for classified and academic staff
Honoring outstanding service to the university is an important UW-River Falls tradition. Nominations for the Chancellor’s Recognition Award for Classified Staff and the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence for Academic Staff are being accepted through Friday, June 15. Details of the nomination process are available at   http://www.uwrf.edu/awards/. The announcement of recipients of the awards will be made in fall 2012. We have many outstanding, dedicated individuals at UWRF; please support these individuals through your thoughtful nominations. --Dean Van Galen

Classified employment opportunities
There are vacancies for the following positions in the Division of Technology Services:
* IS Data Services Specialist (application deadline is Tuesday, June 5)
* IS Supervisor 2 (application deadline is Wednesday, May 30). 
If interested, view http://www.uwrf.edu/HumanResources/EmploymentOpportunities/ClassifiedEmployment.cfm for details about the positions and the application process. Direct questions to Deb Schwab at 3221.

Upcoming Events

Summer Session class information can be found at http://www.uwrf.edu/Summer/index.cfm. The first of five summer sessions begins Monday, May 21.

Don't Forget

Memorial service for Wayne Wolfe is Monday
A memorial service will be held Monday, May 21, at 2 p.m. at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 110 N. 3rd St., River Falls, for former UWRF vice chancellor M. Wayne Wolfe, age 93, 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 complete obituary can be found at http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/startribune/obituary.aspx?n=m-wayne-wolfe&pid=157629802The family prefers that memorials be directed to First Congregational United Church of Christ or to the M. Wayne and Marian Wolfe Journalism Scholarship at the UWRF Foundation. Please join the university community in extending sincere condolences to the family.

Education News

"Citizen Dave: The costs of college," Column, Isthmus, May 15.

"Paying for college: More tough decisions," National Public Radio, May 15.

"State grant aid goes increasingly to the wealthy," Blog, Washington Post, May 15.

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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