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Author archive: Nathan Lukasavitz

March 7, 2018

Once a cesspool and now a premier trout steam, Kinni Corridor set to become free-flowing

In the 1970s, the Kinnickinnic Corridor was a cesspool that people dumped raw sewage and oil into, according to lifelong city resident Alison Page. Today, however, it is a premier fishing destination that is classified as a Class 1 trout stream by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

February 28, 2018

First time assistant director explores new space with ‘Silent Sky’ production

While sitting in the Blanche Davis Theatre for his first time, as a freshman, UWRF junior Corey Fern realized he had no clue how to operate any of the equipment the students use to put on their productions. When recently accepting the role of assistant director for “Silent Sky”, Fern felt more than qualified for the position, after just 2½ years as a theater student.

February 14, 2018

Program options make it easy for UWRF students to study abroad

Studying abroad in the International Traveling Classroom, UW-River Falls sophomore Sara Heile hoped to learn more about foreign cultures with every country she visited. However, by observing the behaviors of the American classmates studying with her, she realized it was her own culture she was learning more about.

February 7, 2018

Who wants better grades? Raise your hand — because that’s the key to it

Mai See Xiong, a Hmong-American senior at UWRF, recalls going through her entire childhood education and even a semester of college with a fear of asking questions in class — all because her parents taught her that doing so was frowned upon and might land her in trouble.

January 31, 2018

Spanish Club welcomes majors, minors and those interested in culture

Taking advantage of an option offered by the UW-River Falls modern language department, transfer student Ernesto De La Torre hoped to get involved in the Spanish program only for the sake of quickly gaining some additional course credits on his college transcript. However, after a short amount of time spent with the Spanish club last semester, he realized his foreign language skills were good for much more than just the automatic A’s allotted after placement testing.

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.