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Author archive: Nathan Lukasavitz

December 13, 2017

Planning for emergency: firefighters do orientation walk-through of Chalmer Davee Library

UW-River Falls Pre-major Adviser Molly Foley found herself advising not students but firefighters Monday as the River Falls Fire Department performed a pre-planning walk-through of the Chalmer Davee Library.

November 29, 2017

UWRF ready to say goodbye to D2L and hello to Canvas within three semesters

In addition to learning the names of students, getting to know other professors, and becoming familiar with the campus, getting acquainted with the Desire2Learn online classroom is one of the tougher challenges that new professors face when they begin teaching at UWRF, according to one of them.

November 15, 2017

UWRF working to recruit, reassure inner-city high schoolers of color

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Lining the school cafeteria with brochures and paraphernalia, college recruiters and representatives eagerly plied students last week with information related to their institutions at the St. Paul Central High School college fair.

November 8, 2017

Pranksters take bike parts and locks, but owners and police aren’t laughing

Upon completing a shift at her on-campus job, UW-River Falls senior Sarah Knack returned to the North Hall bike rack, where she was surprised by what she saw and even more surprised by what she did not see.

November 1, 2017

A treat for some, a trick to others, parking regs resume Halloween night

River Falls business owner Craig Rogaczewski is enjoying the additional parking options that became available to his customers and staff back in May, after finding it necessary to relocate his company store from Walnut Street to Pine Street due to a lack of places for vehicles to park.

October 24, 2017

DoTS recommends a learning service that takes users back to the future

Sometimes, the best way to learn a new piece of software is to revert to an older version, according to several UWRF technologists who use lynda.com for such forays.

October 18, 2017

Forget marathons; Special Olympian has his sights set on a 200-mile race

For Special Olympics athlete Isaiah Kasay, who is ultimately aspiring to one day compete in a 200-mile race that winds from Winona to Minneapolis, 5K runs are nothing but training and practice.

October 11, 2017

UWRF crime stats reveal a sobering trend and a new lease on life

Getting caught drinking underage is not always as devastating as the consequences suggest, and in the case of Michelle Denney, who is currently a junior at UW-River Falls, it was an experience that led to a college career of rewarding academic success.

October 4, 2017

Hot flash: Everyone wants to be a firefighter at River Falls open house

For many children in River Falls, the 2017 Fire Department Open House on Sept. 25 had just as much to do with exploring a career path as it did learning about fire safety and prevention.

September 27, 2017

UWRF goes with a clearer picture, Windows 10 and tougher passwords

It’s Sunday afternoon and UW-River Falls students are relaxing on a futon in a crowded dorm room, with eyes and ears glued to the football game.