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Shepherd leaves UWRF student involvement post for job in Minnesota

September 21, 2016

Paul Shepherd, the UW-River Falls director of student involvement, is leaving the university. Shepherd will become the new system director for student development with the Minnesota State System office in St. Paul.

With proper planning, voting as a student can be simple

September 21, 2016

With the presidential election coming up on Nov. 8, some UW-River Falls students will be heading to the polls for the first time. Students may be unsure how to register to vote, where to go or what to bring. The Deputy Clerk for the City of River Falls, Bridget Hieb, has answers.

Corpse flower blooms in time for the new semester

September 21, 2016

The resident corpse flower plant at the UW-River Falls greenhouse bloomed on Friday, Sept. 9, and did so when no one was around to see or smell it.

UWRF Student Senate to focus this year on student safety, inclusivity

September 21, 2016

With the new school year, the UW-River Falls Student Senate is ready to pick up where it left off last spring.

River Falls on path to add swinging bridge to national list of historic places

Monthly surplus sale at UWRF draws hundreds looking for bargains

Provost Fernando Delgado to ‘move on’ from UW-River Falls after seven years

UW-River Falls director of athletics resigns

UW-River Falls begins to address issue of gender neutral bathrooms


Athlete of the Week: Karli Helland

September 21, 2016

The Athlete of the Week is Karli Helland, a UWRF sophomore tennis player.

UWRF athlete takes her talents abroad

September 21, 2016

While most UW-River Falls athletes spend their summer away from competition, one Falcon basketball player experienced the trip of a lifetime while playing with the most talented Div. III basketball players in Brazil.

Falcons softball ends season of rebuilding with doubleheader win

May 5, 2016

Falcons Softball ended their WIAC season on a high note, dropping the Pioneers from UW-Platteville 11-0 and 10-5 in a doubleheader Saturday, April 30.

Falcon Center construction, Hunt update continue ahead of schedule

One thing’s for sure: Both male and female athletes get hurt

UW-River Falls mascot, once deemed scary, brings fun to campus events


Top five movies of the summer

September 21, 2016

Hello everyone, I hope you had a great summer filled with great movies! In case you missed some over the summer, here are the five best films that came out. Of course, everyone is entitled to their own opinions but these were the films that I enjoyed the most.

‘Don’t Breathe’ brings suspense back to horror

September 21, 2016

Three teenagers have done several small robberies before but aren’t really making enough to make a difference. When they learn that there is an old man who is sitting on pile of cash around six figures, they think that it will be an easy target, one last job so that they will be able to start over and get out of their awful lives at home.


‘No confidence’ vote from faculty senate highlights unease at UWRF

May 5, 2016

On Wednesday, May 4, the UW-River Falls Faculty Senate passed a resolution of no confidence in UW System President Ray Cross and the Board of Regents. Through this action, the Faculty Senate condemned the weakening the tenure and shared governance in the UW System and called for them to recommit themselves to the Wisconsin Idea.

Healthier food options on campus are a must

September 22, 2016

UWRF’s food provider, Chartwells, is heading into its second year of its seven-year contract. In June of 2015, Chartwells took over dining services from Sodexo. With the exit of Sodexo came the loss of many healthy food options for students.

Ask Colleen: Just friends or something more?

September 22, 2016

Question: I’m not sure if I should go to grad school or if I should take some time off from school and work first. I don’t want to feel like I’m behind but it’s also a big financial and time commitment. What do I do? – Indecisive Dear Indecisive, This question runs through my mind daily and I am sure the minds of a lot of different students. Let’s not even stop at students, this is something people ask themselves all the time. What do I do next? The good thing about this question is that it seems as though you have many options. First off all, congrats on getting your undergrad. That is an accomplishment in itself. It’s funny how 25 years ago obtaining an undergrad degree wasn’t very common. Now, going to college and getting your undergrad is almost expected. Societal norms can often put the pressure on recently graduated students. But what’s normal anyway? The day before classes started this semester I decided to change my major. I’m in my senior year of college and this whole time have been going to school for education. It was terrifying. I’m not going to lie, I was worried what […]

Student Health: How to adjust to college life

As summer fades, the sunny state of mind does not

Letters to the editor

STEM job prospects not as plentiful as the public assumes

April 7, 2016

One of the most important yet complex questions we face as educators is: How do we best prepare our students for life after the university? As part of a national trend, our campus is moving toward STEM-related fields and majors (Science, Technology, and Engineering, and Math).

River Falls Pregnancy Helpline offers care for unplanned pregnancies

April 29, 2015

The River Falls Pregnancy Helpline is conveniently located right across from Family Fresh market. The center offers counseling and emotional support for women, men and families who are dealing with an unplanned pregnancy.


River Falls Update

May 6, 2016

Watch the May 6, 2016, edition of "River Falls Update," a Web-based news show created by UW-River Falls journalism students. Featured are stories about how Student Senate operates and about Dance Theatre’s spring concert.


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