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April 19, 2007

Collection set up to help Ngoboka family

A fire Sunday destroyed the home of economics Professor Pascal Ngoboka. Ngoboka informed University officials that he and his family are safe but the home was a total loss. The College of Business and Economics (CBE) is collecting cash to help the family with their immediate needs.

Contributions may be dropped off in the CBE Office, 124 South Hall.

Athletic Department holds rummage sale

The UW-River Falls Athletic Department will be selling parkas, warm-ups, jerseys, bags and other items from various teams on campus from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 20.

The sale will be held in Karges Gymnasium.

Green kiosk grand opening celebrated

The grand opening ceremony of the green kiosk will be at 12:15 p.m. April 20 in the University Center.

The kiosk is located across from the information desk. Speakers will discuss highlights of the new environmental display.

Professor Kelly Cain will be one of the speakers.

Professor’s speech addresses climate  

A professor from Oberlin College will speak at a presentation called “Rumors of Unfathomable Things of Politics and Climate Change” at 4 p.m. April 20 in the University Center Ballroom.

David Orr has written five books and has published more than 150 articles in scientific journals, social science publications and popular magazines. He is best known for his work on environmental literacy in higher education and his recent work in ecological design.

Students, faculty, staff and the general public are welcomed to attend. A book signing and reception will follow.

The event is sponsored by the Earth Consciousness Organization. For more information, contact Matthew Meyer at matthew.meyer@uwrf.edu.

Dance team seeks new members next year

The UW-River Falls Dance Team will be holding try outs for the 2007-2008 academic year April 23-26 in the dance studio in Karges Center.

Participants will learn a dance from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

April 23-25 and tryouts will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 26. There is a $10 fee to tryout.

Jerusalem women speak across Wisconsin

Three women from Jerusalem will speak about their first-hand experiences living in the region and present their vision for achieving peace and stability at 11:45 a.m. April 24.

The event provides a female perspective on the conflict in the Middle East. One woman is an Israeli Jew, one a Palestinian Christian and one a Palestinian Muslim.

The women are speaking as part of a tour called “Jerusalem Women Speak: Three Women, Three Faiths, One Shared Vision” and is sponsored by Partners for Peace.

The general theme of the tour is everyday life in Israel and Palestine during a time of significant conflict.

Dance Theatre’s concert brings diversity

UW-River Falls Dance Theatre spring concert will be at 7:30 p.m. from April 25-28 in the Blanche Davis Theatre in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building.

The concert will consist of diverse choreography by faculty, guests and students ranging from hip-hop, lyrical and classical Japanese.

It will feature the work of guests Eddie Oroyan from Black Labeel Movement Dance Company of Minneapolis, Minn., Bryan Gerber from Aurora Dance of St. Paul, Minn., and Einojo Senju from the Senju School of Classical Japanese Dance of Osaka, Japan.

The cost is $5 for students and $7 for adults. For more information, contact Karla Zhe at karla.k.zhe@uwrf.edu.

Event to celebrate diversity in community

Students, staff, faculty and the general public are invited to attend Unity in the Community from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 25 to celebrate diversity on campus and in the community.

The event will take place at the campus mall between the University Center and the Kleinpell Fine Arts building.

Students and professionals will perform, focusing on cultural music, dance, food, poetry, theater and art.

The community celebration will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Veteran’s Park in downtown River Falls. The cost is free.

Times discussion focuses on race issues

Professors Cyndi Kernahan and Sandy Ellis will lead a discussion about race and the news at 12:15 p.m. April 25 in the University Center Falls Room.

The discussion is titled “Race: How is this big story (not) being covered?” The event is part of the Coffee with The Times series.

Documentary examines hate crimes

An award-winning documentary about hate crimes will be shown at 8 p.m. April 25 in the North Hall Auditorium.

“Journey to a Hate Free Millennium” seeks solutions to ending hate and hate crimes that have become frequent events.

The multimedia event is free for students, $3 for 18 and under and $5 for the general public. Tickets will be available at the door starting at 7 p.m.

Business college receives accreditation

UW-River Falls College of Business and Economics received international accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) earlier this month.

The accreditation puts UWRF in an elite group that makes up less than 10 percent of the world’s business schools that have achieved business and/or accounting accreditation from AACSB.

Earning accreditation is a three- to seven-year process where a business school undergoes intense internal review, evaluation and adjustment.

Nine other schools received accreditation and will be announced at the AASCB’s annual meeting April 22