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Gov. Doyle Tours Campus

APRIL 19, 2005--Gov. Jim Doyle toured several campus buildings, classrooms and laboratories at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls April 19 as part of his "Capitol for the Day" tour of Pierce, Polk and St. Croix counties in western Wisconsin.

Interim Chancellor Virgil Nylander, Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance Mary Halada, and College of Education and Professional Studies Dean Connie Foster led Gov. Doyle in a tour of health and human performance facilities including the Karges Center, Knowles Recreation Center, and the 12,300 square foot construction project adding locker and training rooms to the Knowles Center. On hand to discuss the project were Dan Ross of Ross & Associates of River Falls; Dan Pearson of Ayres Associates of Eau Claire; Raivo Balcuinas, Ayres Associates; Steve Stocker, UW-RF building manager; and Tim Thum, UW-RF project engineer.

During a trolley ride, Nylander pointed out various campus sites including the excavation area for the new Student Union, the new George R. Field South Fork Suites, the South Fork of the Kinnickinnic River, and the proposed Health & Human Performance building site.

Dean Stephen Ridley showed Doyle facilities in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences including the dairy processing pilot lab and a food microprocessing laboratory-classroom, where Professor Bonnie Walters discussed food quality testing.

The Governor was accompanied by Secretary of Trade, Agriculture and Consumer Protection Rod Nilsestuen, a UW-RF alumnus, and Secretary of Administration Marc Marotta. Sen. Sheila Harsdorf (R-River Falls), who is chair of the Senate Higher Education and Tourism Committee, also attended the event.


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