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Marketing Communications Professor Reigstad conducts workplace gender study

May 2, 2018

Marketing Communications Professor Amelia Reigstad recently conducted a study to examine the communication differences of men and women in the workplace, specifically in the field of public relations.

UWRF faces challenges of compression, inversion in professors’ salaries

May 2, 2018

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.

Puppy petting zoo aims to relieve finals week stress at UWRF

May 2, 2018

The event ran from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, the first of day of three. For the entire three hours, students were steadily filtering in and out of the petting zoo or gathering around the sides to find the best angle for their pictures. The fraternity even created a Snapchat filter to plan for the occasion.

Student orgs face disparity in funding requests

May 2, 2018

The five most recent budget periods have seen considerable decreases in amounts allocated to student organizations. The 2018-19 academic year budgets approved in March were just $120,600. This is down from $204,633 during the 2014-15 academic year. There was a 52.6 percent decrease in allotted amounts since 2012.

UWRF faces retention challenge, including one student seeking Hollywood fame

May 2, 2018

For African-American students, the dropout rate at UWRF is significantly higher with 53.9 percent of them not returning to campus for their second year.

UWRF to feature ‘Year of Canada’

April 25, 2018

This upcoming school year the UWRF campus will shift its focus from the country of South Korea to our neighbor to the north. For the 2018-2019 school year, the UWRF “The ‘Year of’ Strategic Implementation Committee” has decided to feature the country of Canada. The selection committee is made up of the Provost, the director of the library, director of student life, director of global connections, a food service representative, chair of student senate and two or more faculty or staff from the University.

Relationship between U.S. and Canada set to be explored next year

April 25, 2018

The university will celebrate the Year of Canada during the 2018-19 academic year. The northern-most country bordering the United States has many influences that can be seen in health care, trade, agriculture products and presidential visits.

University partnership gives students from China experience in American culture – the good and bad

April 18, 2018

These students are here as a part of the partnership that UWRF and Zhejiang International Studies University have maintained for 30 years. The program allows ZISU students to complete their junior year at UWRF and gain valuable elementary education experience. Though the program has many advantages, participants also experience challenges including: language barriers and difficulties adjusting to American cultures.

UWRF Student Voice wins 7 writing awards, including best sports story

April 18, 2018

UW-River Falls student journalists picked up seven statewide awards Friday from the Wisconsin College Media Association, including a first place in sports stories for Student Voice Editor Zach Dwyer.

Dutch dairy students milking authentic relationships at UWRF

April 18, 2018

Not knowing a single American student on campus, three Dutch students arrived at UW-River Falls in January, and they had already made plans for May to spend a few weeks exploring places in America such as San Francisco, Las Angeles and possibly Texas before returning to the Netherlands on June 3.

Six students vying to represent their college in SGA elections this week

April 17, 2018

For the upcoming senator election, there are six candidates running to represent their respective colleges on campus. There are no senator candidates running to represent the College of Education and Professional Studies. According to Jacob Timm, the oversight and rules director for the Student Government Association, election rules state that “eligible voters may only cast votes for candidates running for college senator seats within their own college.”

Relay for Life aids in cancer research at River Falls High School

April 11, 2018

Relay for Life is an annual fundraiser that is open to anyone regardless of their connection to cancer who wants to participate. The “relay,” is a walk around the track of the gymnasium, where each corner of the track represents part of a cancer patients journey.

UWRF receives gold rating in STARS sustainability evaluation

April 11, 2018

This semester, UW-River Falls was recognized by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) for its improved sustainability initiatives. For the first time, the school was awarded the gold rating on AASHE’s STARS evaluation.

SGA presidential elections focus on Greek life, campus safety

April 11, 2018

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.

Students develop a company that helps restore dignity to senior citizens

April 4, 2018

Juniors Reid Wilson, Forrest Close and Miles Peterson created a research project for the Innovation Challenge, which was sponsored by the College of Business and Economics, at UW-River Falls this semester. The goal of the project was to design an adult brief that addressed concerns from patients and their caregivers. The project won first place at the challenge and the team is preparing for the next round, the Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament.