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Author archive: Benjamin Lamers

May 8, 2014

Student Senate to offer movie nights in University Center starting fall

Next fall semester, UW-River Falls students will have another option for a weekend activity. On April 29, Student Senate unanimously passed a motion which allocated $8,000 to fund a “Student Senate Cinema.”

May 2, 2014

University Police Department swears in new police chief

The University Police (UP) Department swore in its new police chief, Karl Fleury, on April 21. Fleury will be making the move to River Falls from Green Bay, Wis., where he was an officer in the UW-Green Bay police department.

April 24, 2014

NCAA probation disappoints students

How often do we see the headline of a news story regarding NCAA violations by a given school? It seems like one university after another gets caught for some sort of rules violation nearly every month.

April 18, 2014

Women’s golf, women’s tennis hit off spring sports

Both women’s tennis and women’s golf play a spring season in addition to their fall seasons.

April 11, 2014

TED Talks comes to UWRF campus as TEDx

Next year, TED Talks will be closer than ever for the UW-River Falls community. TED Talks will be on campus, in the form of a TEDx conference.

April 4, 2014

Men’s basketball alumni to reunite, compete at national level

The 2012 national tournament is the last time that the UW-River Falls men’s basketball has been on the national scene. This summer, some members of that year’s team will be reuniting to again try to make some noise on the national level.

March 28, 2014

Track team eager to start outdoor season

Unlike the weather outside, both the men’s and women’s track and field team has made the transition from its winter season to the spring season. The teams have begun training for the outdoor track season, as they leave a successful indoor season behind them.

March 14, 2014

Athletes continue competition to win Falcon Cup

As the winter sports season is wrapping up, all varsity sports teams on campus continue to compete to take home the Falcon Cup at the end of the year. The competition pits all 15 varsity sports against one another in a year-long battle to take home the Falcon Cup.

March 7, 2014

Women’s hockey ranked No. 1 in Western Region

For the sixth year in a row, the UW-River Falls women’s hockey team finds itself in the O’Brien Cup finals. The Falcons are currently ranked No. 1 in the Western Region, according to the NCAA, which would likely be their seed in the national tournament if the team wins Saturday.

February 28, 2014

Softball team kicks off season in Florida

The UW-River Falls softball team will be fielding a squad with a much different look than it had last year. The team returns a handful of core players, though, including third baseman Sarah Bohlen, the only senior on the squad. Three of the team’s pitchers, plus its catcher Amber O’Connell, will also be returning this season.