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For most students, UWRF drops minor requirement

April 22nd, 2015

The change to make minors optional for students was part of a broader effort to try to provide students the flexibility that they will need to pursue courses that meet their personal and professional goals, according to Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Graduate Studies Wes Chapin.

Students face dreaded ‘mid-college crisis’

April 22nd, 2015

As another academic year comes to an end, some UW-River Falls students are experiencing what can only be described as a mid-college crisis. The term is the unofficial phrase for the realization that college is passing and ultimately ending.

UWRF student speaks seven languages, wins Japanese award

April 22nd, 2015

UW-River Falls sophomore Kevin Leor can speak seven languages and recently won a prestigious award at the 29th annual Japanese Language Speech Contest.

Athletics department holds town hall meeting, possibility of cutting a women’s sport is high

April 22nd, 2015

A town hall meeting was held in the North Hall auditorium on Tuesday, April 21, and over 120 students and student-athletes were in attendance to discuss the future of the women’s golf and tennis teams.

Student Senate elects new leaders

April 22nd, 2015

The UW-River Falls Student Senate is the voice of the student body, speaking to the administration and making decisions that effect student’s education while helping students have the best experience at UWRF as possible.

Scholarship Benefit Dinner is finally here

April 22nd, 2015

The UW-River Falls Foundation office will host its annual Scholarship Benefit Dinner on April 24. The dinner is a high-class event inviting all of the Falcon Scholars and people who have donated money to the university for an evening of appreciation and fun.

‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’ spreads sexual assault awareness despite frigid temperature

April 22nd, 2015

The mild weather this spring has been a pleasant surprise for most in Western Wisconsin, but 34 degrees and 20 mph winds on Monday, April 20, wasn’t the what the brave male students had in mind when they signed up for the third annual UW-River Falls “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event.

Two country bands to perform at Finals Fest

April 22nd, 2015

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.

University finally adds criminology major

April 22nd, 2015

While some departments on campus have been forced to cut back due to budget cuts, one department, criminology, will be added. On Friday, April 10, the Wisconsin Board of Regents approved a new criminology major for UW-River Falls, which will be effective immediately. This new major will allow students to major or double major in criminology with the first criminology majors graduating this spring.

Christopher Morgan elected Student Senate president

April 22nd, 2015

UW-River Falls said goodbye to its current Student Senate president of the past year, Anthony Sumnicht, and welcomed Christopher Morgan into the position on Tuesday, April 21.