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Award Ceremonies Span April, May

APRIL 20, 2007--Spring marks the end of a successful academic year, and the University of Wisconsin-River Falls is celebrating the milestones of its students and staff with several recognition ceremonies.

The College of Arts and Sciences Student Reception and Ceremony is April 24 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. A dessert reception in Gallery 101 of the Kleinpell Fine Arts Building precedes the 7 p.m. program in the Abbott Concert Hall of the Kleinpell Fine Arts Building. Scholarships and merit awards will be presented, and honors program members and top seniors will also be acknowledged at the ceremony. Complimentary tickets are required for admittance; for more information call the CAS dean's office at 715-425-3366.

The 41st annual College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences Awards banquet is April 26 in the Riverview Ballroom of the University Center. Awards presented include: CAFES Outstanding Teacher, the Wisconsin Distinguished Agriculturalist, the Rochelle Junkman Seymour Award honoring a graduating senior with the highest GPA, and the Dr. Earl Hildebrand Memorial Award honoring an outstanding senior. A social will begin at 5 p.m. and a dinner program follows at 5:45 p.m. Travis Klinkner, a senior from Cashton, Wis., majoring in agricultural education, will serve as master of ceremonies, with entertainment by Mike Kvalheim, a senior biology major from Sun Prairie, Wis., and Andi Cooper, a senior majoring in agricultural education from De Forest, Wis. Meal donations for the banquet were provided by: Lakeside Food, New Richmond, Wis.; Smithfield Beef Group, Green Bay, Wis.; Kitchen Kleen Potatoes, Rice Lake, Wis., and Jennie-O Turkey Store, Barron, Wis. Tickets are $12; for more information, call the CAFES dean's office at 715-425-3535.

The College of Business and Economics will hold its annual student reception on April 30 in the Riverview Ballroom, University Center. A social hour is at 6:30 p.m. followed by the program at 7 p.m. in the ballroom. The reception honors its 2006-07 graduates and students receiving scholarships and academic merit, including the Sigma Beta Delta award. Reservations and complimentary tickets by April 26 are required; call the CBE dean's office at 715-425-3335.

On May 3, the College of Education and Professional Studies holds its annual awards reception starting at 6 p.m. in the Riverview Ballroom of the University Center. The reception honors meritorious students and scholarship recipients. Awards for outstanding cooperating professionals in the community will also be announced. A reception will follow the ceremony. For more information contact the COEPS dean's office at 715-425-3774.

A luncheon to honor 2006 retirees and employees' years of service at UW-River Falls will be held on May 7 at noon in the Riverview Ballroom of the University Center. The ceremony recognizes years and service and retirements from the classified staff, academic staff and faculty employee classifications. For more information, call 715-425-3201.

Spring commencement is May 12, with two ceremonies at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Robert P. Knowles Physical Education and Recreation Center. The morning ceremony presents the graduates of the colleges of agriculture, food and environmental sciences, business and economics, and graduate studies. The afternoon session presents the graduates of the colleges of arts and sciences and education and professional studies. The Distinguished Alumni award will also be announced. Commencement speakers include graduating seniors Dana Laufenberg, an animal science major from Blanchard, Wis., during the morning ceremony, and Nicole Peters, a speech communication major from Clear Lake, Wis. during the afternoon ceremony. Graduates and their families and friends are invited to a bunch served from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Rodli Commons. Reservations and ticket information is available at . For special seating, accommodations call 715-425-3231 or 715-425-3342.


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