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November 2, 2007

Family Day begins with Turkey Trot
The Turkey Trot starts off the Annual Family Day. The 9th annual Turkey Trot is presented by the UW-River Falls Health and Human Performance Department. There will be a 5k run starting at 9 a.m. at Knowles arena followed by a one mile walk starting at 9:05 a.m. for all ages to participate in. To register now the fee is $18 for everyone. Registration fee includes a long sleeve t-shirt. Top female and male participants in each division will receive awards. All proceeds will be going to Y Partners, a YMCA scholarship program for youth. Registration forms will be available at the Health and Human Performance office located in Karges center or in the University Center. For more information visit www.uwrf.edu/fye/familyday.htm. or call the First Year Experience office at 715-425-4444.

Beethoven and Handel feaured at concert
At 3 p.m. Nov. 4, in William Abbott Concert Hall in Kleinpell Fine Arts, new Faculty member Laura Edman will be performing Handel’s Concerto in G minor for Organ and Orchestra.  She will also perform music by Aaron Copland, Beethoven andProkofiev. There will also be a guest appearance featuring musicians from the Czech Republic.
Admission for the concert is adults $5, seniors $3, students with ID $2.

Trio from the Czech Republic to perform
At 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5, in William Abbott Concert Hall in Kleinpell Fine Arts, Prague Castle Woodwind Trio, established in 1992, will be performing. The Prague Woodwind Trio is one of the smallest chamber units of the Prague Castle Guard and Czech Police Band, whose main concert opportunities include performances for the President of the Czech Republic and his guests during state visits. The Trio’s repertoire is focused on Classical Czech music, including music composed by members of the Mannheim school and Czech composers located throughout Europe, such as Stamitz, Myslivecek, Druzecky, Nudera, Krommer, Vanhal, Dusek, Kozeluh and others.
A $5 donation is requested from those who attend.

Coffee With The Times continues at UWRF
The Coffee With The Times series continues at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 6 in the Falls Room in the University Center. Coffee with The Times is a conversation series on current issues.  The next topic is “Restorative Justice” with Kris Miner, director of the, St. Croix Valley Restorative Justice Program. For more information on Coffee with The Times, including the articles that will serve as the starting point for this discussion, visit http://www.uwrf.edu/adp/#Activities.
The series is sponsored by the UW-River Falls American Democracy Project, Pi Sigma Alpha, Student Voice, WRFW and The New York Times.

Hudson bank robbery leads to suicide
A bank in Hudson, Wis. was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday morning. Shortly later, the suspect was spotted in Minnesota by Oak Park Heights Police.  A chase led into Stillwater, Minn. and the suspect fatally shot himself.
The Hudson Police Department described the suspect as a white male, 30 to 60 years old, about 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 7 inches and weighing about 250 to 300 pounds. He had a pocked face and was wearing a gray stocking cap, dark sunglasses, black jacket and blue jeans.
It is suspected that the same man robbed another bank in Hudson last Friday.

Scam letters surface in Pierce County
Over the past few weeks the Pierce County Sheriff Department has become aware of a possible scam that is taking place in the county and surrounding areas, according to the River Falls Journal.  A letter comes in the mail addressed with the header of “Winning Notification.”  The letter indicates that you are one of the winners of a contest they were sponsoring for a prize of $120,000 cash.
Along with the letter is a check made out to you, the recipient. It indicates that part of the money is to pay for taxes. The recipient is instructed to cash the check at their bank and use that money to pay for the taxes through Money Gram or Western Union.
The letter states that they will be charged $115 to send the money to the tax agent. Once there is a confirmation that they have made their tax payment, they will receive the remaining $115,275.  The public should know that this is a scam.

Kansas City Chiefs will return to UWRF
The Kansas City Chiefs will return to UW-River Falls in 2008 for spring training.  This will be the 18th year the Chiefs have used UWRF for their preseason training exercises.  The Chiefs have two more one-year options to return to the University.
Chiefs President Carl Peterson said team is highly satisfied with the changes that UWRF has made over the years, including the addition of the new University Center improvements made in the Knowles Center.