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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.

URSCA office helps allow for applied research in CAFES

April 4, 2018

When Lissa Schneider-Rebozo started at UW-River Falls in 2005, she was a literature and film professor with extensive experience as an author. She was involved with undergraduate research from the time she first arrived, but opening an entire office dedicated to it was something she hadn’t even considered.

Young and old alike, music enhances focus, boosts memory and cognition

April 4, 2018

Amazed by what he saw, Westholm decided he wanted to take what he has learned as a major in both music and psychology to conduct research to gain an understanding of the effects of music on the brain. Now he is one of 23 UWRF students who will present their research at the UW System Symposium in Green Bay on April 20.

Clubs and initiatives have stumbled, but sustainability still lives at UWRF

April 4, 2018

In 2013, the Environmental Corps of Sustainability club was created for the purpose of pressuring the UWRF chancellor and board of directors to divest – or pull money and assets – from the fossil fuel industry. Last fall a new sustainable justice minor was launched on campus that exposes students to sustainability on a trans-disciplinary level.

River Falls prepares for School Board election

March 28, 2018

Six candidates are running to fill four soon-to-be vacant seats on the School District of River Falls’ School Board during the April 3 election. Candidates include business leaders and educators from River Falls and the surrounding area. Each candidate was given the opportunity to respond to questions to compile a portfolio of each candidate.

Candidates making Glen Park Project a major issue in city’s April 3 election

March 28, 2018

With the city’s Glen Park Project being a top issue in the April 3 election for alderperson at-large, the park’s access point to the river is something being considered. As one of four candidates running, Michael Page thinks the plan for the project is in need of revision, largely because of a strong suspicion that the access point will eventually become obsolete.