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SEPT. 30, 2005--In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, UW-River Falls is continuing efforts to help the Gulf Coast and alleviate the immense strain the storm has inflicted on the area. Planned events on campus include:

Oct. 3-A blood drive will be from noon to 6 p.m. in Rodli Commons on the UW-RF campus. Appointments are strongly encouraged, call the Student Leadership Center at 715/425-4911.

Oct. 4-An all-campus Katrina relief efforts meeting will be at 3 p.m. in the North Hall Auditorium. The meeting is open to the public and will detail activities staff and student groups have already undertaken and how these efforts can be extended into academic offerings or serve to develop permanent partnerships.

Oct. 22-Social Work Professor Ogden Rogers will lead a day-long workshop in conjunction with the American Red Cross on the processes and expectations of traveling to the Gulf Coast to help in the rebuilding efforts. The session is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Room 118 of the Wyman Education Building. Participants are encouraged to sign up in advance through the dean of students office at 715/425-3711. For more information see the American Red Cross Web site ( ) entry for "Introduction to Disaster Services" course.

Oct. 26-27-A silent auction of faculty artwork will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the Kleinpell Fine Arts Building on campus. All proceeds will go towards Katrina victim relief.

The UW-RF Student Senate is "adopting" 75 University of Southern Mississippi students who have been identified as having lost significant possessions as a result of Katrina. The senate is also exploring the possibility of students traveling to the campus to help rebuilding efforts. Also on campus the Chalmer Davee Library will provide assistance to an affected library through the American Library Association's Adopt-A-Library program. Specifics of these programs and others will be discussed at the meeting on Oct. 4. For more information go to or call the UW-RF dean of students office at 715/425-3711.


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