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Student Senate Update: 12/06/2016

December 7, 2016

One motion was passed at the Dec. 6 Student Senate meeting:

River Falls police to add dashboard cameras to patrol cars next year

December 7, 2016

For the first time, the River Falls Police Department (RFPD) will be incorporating dashboard cameras into its patrol cars during the first quarter of 2017, according to the chief of police.

UW-River Falls art students raise funds with annual scholarship sale

December 7, 2016

For over 20 years, the Annual Art Scholarship Sale has provided UW-River Falls art students a chance to show off their work while raising money to benefit themselves and others.

Fantasy football takes some blame for lower NFL television viewership

December 7, 2016

A recent decline in NFL television viewership has been blamed on a number of factors — including fantasy football and its fixation on the final result, rather than the nuances of the game.

Wildlife officials urge caution during deer hunt because of wasting disease

December 7, 2016

The recent discovery of two deer with Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in southeastern Minnesota has raised concerns for wildlife officials in western Wisconsin.

Safety pin movement comes to UWRF as show of support for equality

December 7, 2016

After the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union in late June, citizens began to wear safety pins to show solidarity as a population. The “safety pin movement” has since migrated its way across the pond and found a new home and new meaning in the U.S.

UWRF professor recognized as national future icon

December 7, 2016

After showing dedication to his teaching and research, a UW-River Falls professor has been recognized as one of 25 to change the meat and poultry industry.

Numbers at River Falls food pantry tell only part of hunger’s story

December 7, 2016

The River Falls Community Food Pantry serves 1,000 people per year in the River Falls School District. About 20 new households use the pantry each month.

Options for Women the subject of criticism over not offering all options for students

December 7, 2016

Options for Women, a pregnancy resource clinic that has been going through changes, is being doubted by some regarding its job of providing unbiased help to students.

Student Senate Update: 11/29/16

November 30, 2016

One motion was passed at the Nov. 29 Student Senate meeting.

Health and Counseling Services offers opportunities for students to relax

November 30, 2016

With finals quickly approaching, students are feeling the stress. UWRF’s Student Health and Counseling office has a few options to help students who are anxious or need a moment to decompress.

Wisconsin works to develop initiatives to improve education

November 30, 2016

It’s no secret that the United States has fallen behind many other developed nations when it comes to education. However, Wisconsin has developed initiatives to help the country get back on top.

Police dogs play important role for western Wisconsin law enforcement

November 30, 2016

K-9 police dogs have become a crucial part of many law enforcement departments in western Wisconsin, so the loss of one is more than just costly.

While seen as uncertain, the future of international students remains bright under Trump presidency

November 30, 2016

Following the results of a United States presidential election filled with controversy and upset, many took to social media to voice their concerns about what a Donald Trump presidency could mean. For international students looking for a higher education and to work after graduation in the U.S., the future may now be uncertain.

Archives at UW-River Falls sees growth in student patrons

November 30, 2016

The number of students visiting and using the archives at UW-River Falls is on a steady rise since 2013.