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Gov. Doyle at UWRF for Bi-state Investor's Event Oct. 3 [more]

UW System Regents Hold Meetings on Campus Oct. 4-5 [more]

UW-River Falls to Bustle with Activity, Visitors Next Week

SEPT. 28, 2007--Immediately after Gov. James Doyle's visit to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls for the very first I-Q Corridor Investors' Symposium from 3 to 7 p.m. Oct. 3 in the University Center, the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will hold its regular meeting Oct. 4-5 at UWRF for the first time in several years.       

The 18-member board sets policy for the 26-campus UW System and its 160,000 students and manages an annual budget of $4.3 billion.

Throughout the board's regular business meetings, UWRF faculty, staff, students and community members will provide presentations on the University, its budget and strategic planning as well as global connections and collaborations between the campus, business, industry, government, nonprofits and other organizations.

"This meeting will enable the Regents to meet with students, faculty, staff and regional leaders to learn more about the tremendous growth and change that the St. Croix Valley is undergoing," says Chancellor Don Betz. "[The meeting] will help the Regents to directly appreciate the influence they have in assisting this campus and region and to capitalize on our opportunities and realize their potential for the benefit of everyone."

Major events that showcase UWRF initiatives include:

            10 a.m. Oct. 4, Riverview Ballroom, University Center. Introduction, Welcome and "Living the Promise: Serving and Sustaining Our Communities." Chancellor Don Betz is followed by presentations from Kelly Cain, director of the St. Croix Institute for Sustainable Community Development; Jennifer Borup, director of the Western Wisconsin Partnership; River Falls Mayor Don Richards; and Jean Batiste Uwimana, a UWRF alumnus who is analyzing the University's carbon footprint.

            1:30 p.m., Oct. 4, concurrent presentations, University Center: "Living the Promise: The Global Connection," Riverview Ballroom; "Living the Promise: Investing in Our Future," St. Croix River Room; "Living the Promise: Building the Future," Willow River Room.

            5:30 - 7 p.m., Oct. 4, Pete's Creek Corner, University Center, Regents reception. Welcome by Regent President Mark Bradley, UWS President Kevin Reilly and UWRF Chancellor Don Betz.

            7:30 a.m., Oct. 5, Falls Room, University Center. Regents breakfast with student leaders.

            9 a.m., Oct. 5, Riverview Ballroom, University Center. "Living the Promise: A Collaborative Journey." Presentations by David Trechtor, Survey Research Center; Roy Thilly, president/CEO of Wisconsin Public Power Inc.; Bill Rubin, executive director of the St. Croix Economic Development Corp.; Theresa Johnson, chair of the St. Joseph Town Board and the Western Wisconsin Intergovernmental Collaborative; John Potter, executive director of The Phipps Center for the Arts; and Karwee Marshall, UWRF Falcon Tutor.

The Board of Regents' meeting agenda can be found at


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