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of Wisconsin System President Kevin Reilly made the formal announcement
on February 11, 2005, that Dr. Donald Betz has accepted the chancellor position
at River Falls. The UW-RF Search and Screen Committee
chaired by Dr. Terry Brown, Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences,
forwarded five candidate names to Board of Regents Special
Committee for the UW-RF Chancellor Search. After a comprehensive interview
process on campus and in Madison, Dr. Betz was selected. He is expected
to assume his new duties on July 1, 2005.
There is “Coach Carter” the movie and then there was the opportunity
for students at UW- River Falls and community members to listen to Coach
Ken Carter, the real coach, on Monday, Feb. 7 in the North Hall Auditorium.
Carter champions the philosophy “average is not good enough.”
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An online job posting system that connects Wisconsin employers to University
of Wisconsin graduates is in place. The program's goal is to add value to
Wisconsin businesses while investing in the overall success of the state's
There is something for everyone on campus this spring. Plan to join the
campus community. Please feel
free to use the contact information provided with each event or call the
Office of University Advancement toll free at 1- 877-258-6647 for
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For Mary Jo Sylwester, ’94 journalism grad, being in the news is
literally an every day affair. Her journey from UW-River Falls to the nation’s
largest newspaper, USA Today, is a unique story of hard work, flexibility,
and commitment—all accomplished by getting the facts straight along
The Outstanding Service Award was established to recognize individuals outside of the university community who have made contributions to UW-RF through support of our goals and their volunteer efforts on our behalf. These awards are recognized once a year at fall commencement.
This year the recipients of the Outstanding Service Award are:
a cool, crisp October morning behind the Kleinpell Fine Arts building, the
Dahlka Garden was dedicated. The creation of the Dahlka Garden, established
by the late Dennis Dahlka, provides students with a peaceful place
for study and relaxation.
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Spring semester finds students in the University
Advancement Call Center busy calling alumni for the Fund for Excellence
College campaigns. These funds go directly to the colleges to establish
scholarships, provide student research grants, support alumni programming
and much more. The success of the Fund for Excellence campaigns and the
support of the alumni has been greatly appreciated by the Deans of each
college. Thank you for your continued support of UW-RF.
UW-RF 2002 Distinguished Alumnus and China explorer Wong How Man returned
to campus this fall to share his story with the campus community. He outlined
his research, exploration and conservation work with CERS, the China
Exploration and Research Society. CERS and UW-RF have created a pilot project
to assist Tibetan communities to learn to make Yak cheese and hopefully
create a cottage industry from the sale of Yak milk, butter and cheese.
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Distinguished Alumnus Day was celebrated this fall with a visit to campus
by Sigurd Hanson, an internationally respected humanitarian whose 25 years
of work has led him to Africa, Pakistan, Afghanistan and central Asia. Sigurd
presented to a group of over 350 students and faculty on “Global Trends
and Challenges and the Role of Humanitarian Assistance.”
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Plan to join us for an event or two this spring and summer. The 20 th Annual
Alumni Weekend is June 24 - 25. Homecoming is set for October 29.
There is still space available for the fishing adventure of a lifetime.
Join alumni and friends on the teeming waters of the Canadian wilderness,
July 10-15, 2005.
UW-RF alumni and friends and experience Vienna – the imperial
grande dame – and all that the nearby "Imperial" cities
have to offer, April 23 – May 1, 2005.
If last summer's Olympics got you thinking of taking a tour of Greece, we have an opportunity for you to explore Athens and the Greek islands! Trip dates are May 18- June 2, 2005.
This trip is open to students, alumni, and friends of UW-RF. Cost of the trip is $3,900.
Let us know what is happening in your life.
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