October 30, 2008
UWRF to broadcast election results
UWRF Students in a digital film and television production class will cover the 2008 elections in a special broadcast called “The Valley Vote: Election ’08” to be broadcast live at 8:30 p.m. Nov. 4 on local cable access channel 19. The program will also be streamed live on the Internet at http://www.uwrf.edu/election08. Students will report results from 16 local elections including district attorney, county clerk, register of deeds and the state senate race as well as the presidential race.
The UWRF physics department continues its fall observatory viewing sessions on the first clear night of Nov. 3-6 in the observatory in Centennial Science Hall on campus. Eileen Korenic, a UWRF physics professor, will present “Toys in Space,” at 7:30 p.m. in room 271 CSH where she discusses a space mission that tested toys such as a yo-yo, Wheelo, Slinky, and paddleball among others to see how they would work under conditions of weightlessness. A telescope viewing will follow in the observatory at 8 p.m., where stargazers will view Jupiter and its moons, the moon as a waxing crescent, Uranus, Neptune, globular and open clusters, nebulae, and several double stars including Albireo and red and blue pair. The telescope viewings take place on the 3rd floor outside deck of the same building; viewings typically run until 10 p.m. All events are free, open to the public and suitable for all ages. Dressing for the weather is advised. Interested people are advised to check the UWRF physics department Web site (www.uwrf.edu/physics) and click on “observatory” or call 715-425-3560 on the night to see if skies are clear enough.
Snow blower tune-ups
The Ag Mechanic Club will be servicing snow blowers on Nov. 7th, 12-4 p.m.; Nov. 8th, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; and Nov. 9th, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. The staff and general public are welcome to come and take advantage of the service. The tune-up will be held at the Agricultural Science building in the Engineering Annex. The cost is $15 per blower and $10 for pickup or delivery.
Royal showmanship contest
On Saturday, Nov. 8th at 11 a.m., the Block & Bridle club will host the Royal, a round robin showmanship contest open to all UWRF students with an interest in livestock. The sheep, beef, pigs, dairy and horses are provided by the Lab Farms. Novice students are paired with an experienced showman, and together they work to improve their skills. There is also a complementary hog roast for participants and guest to conclude the afternoon! Contact Kayla Anderson with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. The event will be held at UWRF Lab Farm 2.
The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs will hold a benefit clinic in the UC Commons on Nov. 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The benefit will answer any questions veterans and dependents might have regarding counseling, education benefits, medical benefits or deployment assistance. Veterans Club, RF Legion, ROTC and the American Patriot Riders are holding a memorial ceremony at 11 a.m. at the North Hall flagpole. The Veterans Club is hosting a cookout on the UC lawn from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. They will also have an assortment of military vehicles on display.