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November 5, 2015

SSS Program reaches out to help underprivileged students

Student Support Services (SSS) is a program like no other on the campus of UW-River Falls. SSS is offered to students who are first generation low-income students and students with disabilities.

October 15, 2015

Women’s golf ends WIAC meet in seventh

The women’s golf team at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls is winding down its season, which has proved to be a challenging one for the squad’s six members. The team just finished the WIAC conference meet in seventh place.

October 8, 2015

UWRF service helps international students adjust to campus, America

International Student Services, located in Hagestad Hall on the UW-River Falls campus, helps international students deal with living and blending into American culture. The staff helps students’ transition from the initial culture shock that may strike them when coming into the country.

September 17, 2015

UWRF faculty copes with UW System budget cut

The budget cut that’s going to affect the whole UW System is in full swing this semester. UW-River Falls alone is losing $3.31 million in state support starting this fiscal year.

April 22, 2015

Two country bands to perform at Finals Fest

With only a couple weeks left in the semester, students on the campus of UW- River Falls are finishing those papers, projects, and coursework before they head home for the summer. One event that occurs at the end of each academic year is Finals Fest.

April 15, 2015

Blake Fry leaves UWRF after 10 years of service

Blake Fry, UW-River Falls director of Communications and External Relations, has been named president of the Hudson Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau by the organization’s Board of Directors.

April 1, 2015

Chartwells to replace Sodexo as dining provider

Chartwells, if approved at the April Board of Regents meeting, will take over the dining services at UW-River Falls starting June 1, and new renovations to the University Center would be on the horizon.

March 25, 2015

Commuting costs pile up over time

Citizens in and around the River Falls community commute to their jobs on a daily basis, and while the task seems easy there are underlying costs that commuters budget into their daily lives.

March 3, 2015

Online voting for Falcon Center segregated fee wraps up

This week, students at UW-River Falls were able to vote on a proposed segregated fee for the Falcon Center. Each student received an email early Tuesday morning, with a link to FalconSync, where the voting took place. Voting closed at 11:45 p.m. on March 5.

February 25, 2015

Campus rally expected in protest of UW System budget cuts

Gov. Scott Walker has proposed a $300 million budget cut to the UW System, and that has a number of UW System campuses hosting rallies in protest, and UW-River Falls may be next.