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Author archive: Zach Dwyer

May 2, 2018

UWRF faces challenges of compression, inversion in professors’ salaries

However, professors at UWRF, and in the entire UW System, are struggling to keep up with salaries of new professors being hired. Most professors at UWRF haven’t received a raise in close to eight years.

April 25, 2018

Falcons softball splits weekend series against Whitewater and Platteville

The UW-River Falls softball team was finally able to get back on the field this past weekend, splitting two series against UW-Whitewater and UW-Platteville to open up WIAC play.

April 18, 2018

Diversity efforts in Athletics Department go beyond ethnicity

When senior basketball player Devin Buckley began school at UW-River Falls as a freshman, he said everybody mainly just went with the flow and there weren’t many conversations about diversity in the predominately Caucasian Athletics Department.

Now, the Athletics Department is driven to increase diversity efforts on campus and aren’t afraid to talk about those challenging topics that are tough to have, Buckley said.

April 18, 2018

Minnesota Timberwolves fandom finally paying off

The Minnesota Timberwolves will no longer be the trivia answer in the category of “longest playoff drought in the NBA.” With their 112-106 victory over the Denver Nuggets on the last day of the regular season, the Timberwolves clinched their first playoff appearance since the 2003-2004 season.

April 11, 2018

SGA presidential elections focus on Greek life, campus safety

With Greek life including over 200 students at UWRF, greater representation for these students will be a key aspect of the spring SGA elections. Voting is open for all UWRF students next Tuesday through Thursday. Candidates had to sign up by April 4 and receive 10 signatures from other students to get on the ballot. James VandenBergh and Jordan Derby are running for president and vice president against Rosie Pechous and Tate Schlichting, with both sets of candidates describing adding a Greek senator on Student Senate as a main priority.

April 11, 2018

New lacrosse coach looks to build program from the ground up

Alison Jennings was named the university’s first lacrosse coach in July, after the athletic department announced in April that lacrosse would be added as the 17th varsity sport. Jennings helped start the program at Augsburg College in Minneapolis and was the assistant coach for the past four years.

April 4, 2018

URSCA office helps allow for applied research in CAFES

When Lissa Schneider-Rebozo started at UW-River Falls in 2005, she was a literature and film professor with extensive experience as an author. She was involved with undergraduate research from the time she first arrived, but opening an entire office dedicated to it was something she hadn’t even considered.

April 4, 2018

Falcons softball uses timely pitching to split with St. Mary’s

The Falcons softball team split a series against St. Mary’s University last Thursday in their first action since spring break. UWRF took a high-scoring game one by a score of 10-9 but fell to the Cardinals 6-3 in game two.

March 28, 2018

River Falls mayor race has a mix of old, new faces

Students at UWRF can show their support for candidates Dan Toland or Taylor by  voting at the upcoming state election on Tuesday. Both candidates see the need for increased housing projects and will look to push the city toward the future in the next two years.

March 21, 2018

Falcons get strong performances from hitters, pitchers to go 10-2 on Florida trip

The UWRF softball team finished up a successful spring break trip with a 10-2 record last week to improve to 13-3 on the season, already surpassing last season’s total win total.