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Taking Stock

6:52 PM, Sep. 20, 2013  |  Comments
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Education

? Rose Brust, Wausau, senior graphic designer at the University of Wisconsin-Marathon County since 2002, is recipient of the 2013 Award for Excellence from the University of Wisconsin Colleges and University of Wisconsin-Extension.

The award was presented Sept. 12 at the institutions' Chancellor's Awards Reception in Madison. The annual Chancellor's Awards recognize UW Colleges and UW-Extension partners, supporters and employees for their outstanding contributions to the quality of life in Wisconsin.

Brust was recognized for her work on the UW Colleges Classified Staff Advisory Council to guide the council in creating bylaws, organizing council committees and shaping a shared governance policy.

The Wisconsin Legislature also presented a citation congratulating the employees and partners that received awards.

UW Colleges is the third largest institution of the UW System and includes 13 campuses and UW Colleges Online. UW-Extension, which receives the third largest amount of federal grants in the UW System, serves Wisconsin families, businesses and communities statewide through offices in all 72 Wisconsin counties and three tribal nations, continuing education services through all 26 UW System campuses, the statewide broadcasting networks of Wisconsin Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Television, and entrepreneurship and economic development activities by county throughout the state.

? Marlowe Embree, associate professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Marathon County, has an article in the September issue of Personality Type in Depth, highlighting the findings of his recent research. The article is titled "Mediating Political Differences: Commonalities in Liberal and Conservative Values Illuminated by Theories of Jung and Haidt." Personality Type in Depth is an online publication for psychology and personality professionals.

Landscaping

Dane County entered into an agreement earlier this year with The Bruce Company to purchase and permanently protect 466 acres of riverfront property in the towns of Verona and Montrose. The county will purchase 340 acres from The Bruce Company for $3.1 million, and an additional 126 acres will be placed in a conservation easement to limit future development. The land and river will eventually be opened up for public fishing, hiking, canoeing, cross-country skiing, hunting and trapping.

The Bruce Company also developed a strategic alliance with Minnesota-based Reliable Property Services LLC, the seventh largest snow and ice management company in the country. Reliable acquired The Bruce Company's lawn maintenance and snow and ice management operations in Milwaukee and Racine, as well as its golf course maintenance division.

The Bruce Company is one of the country's largest landscape service companies and a member of the Wisconsin Green Industry Federation.

Safety

Jason Christopherson, an Environmental and Safety consultant with REI Engineering Inc. of Wausau attended the Combustible Dust and Global Harmonization Rules (GHS) Seminar. The seminar was sponsored by the Federation of Environmental Technologists Inc. Northeast Wisconsin Chapter and was held in Kimberly, Wis.

The course provided an overview of OSHA regulatory compliance developments, focusing on incorporation of Global Harmonization System requirements into Hazard Communication, and reviewed combustible dust hazards and controls.

Cory Arndt, a Safety and Regulatory Compliance coordinator with REI attended a Pretreatment Seminar held in Oshkosh. The seminar was sponsored by the Central States Water Environment Association.

The seminar provided detailed insight regarding future changes that will be occurring to State regulations applicable to industries that discharge wastewater. The seminar also provided the latest information available regarding the effects of common micropollutants on the efficiency of a functioning wastewater treatment system.

REI Engineering provides solutions to meet the civil/survey and environmental/safety needs of our business partners throughout the Midwest.

Services

The Rotary Club of Wausau elected new officers and directors. Kristin Barry, vice president at Wood Trust Bank, was elected president of the Rotary Club, beginning July 1, 2013. Other officers elected include Lori Prochnow, immediate past-president; Debi Traeder, president-elect; John Townshend, secretary; Kalynn Pempek, treasurer; and Gary Bezucha, sergeant-at-arms.

Directors include David Anderson, Don Bohlin, Patrick Bradley, Kathy Drengler, Dennis Kepchar, Megan Lawrence, Gaylene Rhoden, Darien Schaefer and Kathleen Williams.

The Rotary Club of Wausau is a group of community leaders devoted to making our community and our world a better place. Linked to a strong regional and international network of other Rotarians, the Rotary Club of Wausau devotes countless hours and substantial financial resources to enrich experiences for youth and to support many other worthy local, national and international projects.

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