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Author archive: Charlie Swanson

May 2, 2018

Marketing Communications Professor Reigstad conducts workplace gender study

Marketing Communications Professor Amelia Reigstad recently conducted a study to examine the communication differences of men and women in the workplace, specifically in the field of public relations.

April 11, 2018

Relay for Life aids in cancer research at River Falls High School

Relay for Life is an annual fundraiser that is open to anyone regardless of their connection to cancer who wants to participate. The “relay,” is a walk around the track of the gymnasium, where each corner of the track represents part of a cancer patients journey.

March 21, 2018

BRIDGE uses Campus Life program to give adults with disabilities a glimpse of college

In 2010, BRIDGE partnered with Amy Lloyd, Service Coordinator at UWRF, to provide BRIDGE clients a chance to get a college experience once a month through various social activities. Eventually, BRIDGE launched their Campus Life program in the spring semester of 2015. With a successful inaugural semester, the Campus Life program continues to thrive at UWRF.

February 28, 2018

Professional Sales Club gives students opportunities to learn networking skills

The college experience is not something that has an absolute definition. Attending class, living on campus, celebrating homecoming, long days and late nights and the Ramen noodle diet generally come to mind when describing what it is like to be a college student.

February 13, 2018

UWRF students face challenge of relying too heavily on technology in the classroom

Since the creation of the first cell phone in 1973 by Motorola engineer Martin Cooper, cell phones and their usage have changed drastically, according to Corey Protin from Business Insider. Over time, cell phone companies have continually upgraded the aesthetic and the functionality of the cell phone by making it faster, more customizable and by adding a touchscreen, applications and even internet capabilities.

December 6, 2017

Freshman perspective: Charlie Swanson

Growing up in Lino Lakes, Minn., I was fortunate to be a part of a wonderful school district. I had access to all the resources and help that I could have wanted. Education was prioritized over everything else in my family, which lead to a lot of pressure on me to succeed in the classroom. However, video games, sports, friends and sleep all took precedence for me. 

Going to college was always my goal, but I didn’t take my education as seriously as a college bound student should. Coming into the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, I knew I would have to finally learn how to become a student in order to be successful.