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May 9, 2001

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Kevin Boatright
((608) 263-2227

UW System Board of Regents to meet at River Falls May 10-11

MADISON-The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will hold its next meeting Thursday and Friday, May 10-11, on the campus of UW-River Falls. Several items on the board's agenda may be of interest to local, regional and state reporters, including:

  • Dedication of the UW-River Falls Distinguished Teachers Recognition Wall Lobby, 11 a.m. Thursday, Walker D. Wyman Education Building.
  • Informational briefing on Minnesota-Wisconsin reciprocity, 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday, Blue Room of Rodli Commons.
  • Access follow-up presentation for all regents, 1:30 p.m. Thursday, River Room of Rodli Commons. This presentation follows a discussion the board began in October 2000 at UW-La Crosse about access issues within the UW System. The board will discuss the results of a survey of Wisconsin guidance counselors by the UW System Market Research Unit.
  • Full board meeting, 9 a.m. Friday, River Room of Rodli Commons. The meeting will include reports from Regent President Jay Smith and UW System President Katharine Lyall, and a UW-River Falls presentation on "The Engaged Student." The board is also expected to consider in closed session the possible dismissal of a UW-Superior professor. Any decision will be reported in open session.

Members of the UW System University Relations staff will attend the regents meeting in River Falls and be available to assist reporters. Kevin Boatright, assistant vice president for university relations, can be reached by cell phone at (608) 235-0002. Erik Christianson, news and publications editor, can be reached by cell phone at (608) 235-2744.

Staff in the Board of Regents Office can be reached during the meeting in River Falls at (715) 425-4365, 725-4366 and 725-4367. The Board of Regents Office will be located in 139 Rodli Commons during the two-day meeting.

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