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UW-River Falls receives anonymous letter referencing 2014 ‘Ides of October’ threat

October 20, 2016

On Oct. 28, UW-River Falls received an anonymous letter referencing a past threat to campus, according to a UW-River Falls Police Department safety alert.

Russ Feingold visits UWRF campus to encourage students to vote

October 19, 2016

Russ Feingold (D), Wisconsin candidate for U.S. Senate, teamed up with other democratic politicians to encourage UW-River Falls students to vote during a rally in the Falcon’s Nest on Sunday, Oct. 16.

Shortage of volunteer firefighters has local, state officials concerned

October 19, 2016

Volunteer firefighter shortages in western Wisconsin and the rest of the state could create slower response times, according to officials.

UWRF students teach home-schoolers about physical education

October 19, 2016

Home-schooled students from the River Falls area may attend classes put on by university students majoring in health and physical education, a relationship that the program’s leaders say is mutually beneficial.

Survey Research Center’s work reaches clients around Wisconsin

October 19, 2016

The Survey Research Center at UW-River Falls has been around since 1990, but has a relatively low profile. It’s a testament to how much work the center does for clients away from the university.

Nontraditional students increase across college campuses, education officials say

October 19, 2016

More nontraditional students are flocking to college campuses, including UW-River Falls, according to education officials.

Alumni Spotlight: Brad Caskey

October 19, 2016

Whether it was during student orientation or Week of Welcome, students who first attend UW-River Falls have probably heard one man talk a bit about his experiences at UWRF.

New addition to Falcon football team brings inspiration to players

October 19, 2016

Visitors to a Falcons home football game at UW-River Falls this year may notice a new face on the sidelines or running up and down the bleachers trying to get the fans excited. He won’t be suited up in uniform, but that doesn’t tame his passion for the game.

UWRF hosts Run with the Cops to raise money for Special Olympics

October 19, 2016

In an effort to promote a sense of community and awareness, UW-River Falls partnered with Special Olympics Wisconsin and the River Falls Police Department to host a Run with the Cops event Tuesday, Oct. 11.

Student Senate Update: 10/11/16

October 12, 2016

One motion was passed at the Oct. 11 Student Senate meeting: Cancellation of Oct. 25 Student Senate meeting: A motion to cancel the Oct. 25 Student Senate meeting to allow Student Senate to attend the It’s On Us Week of Action speaking event at 7 p.m. In Favor: 20; Opposed: 0; Abstained: 0 The information in this update comes from the minutes posted to the Student Senate FalconSync page every week. Student Senate meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Willow River Room of the University Center.

UWRF student and professor team up to conduct research on turtles

October 12, 2016

To do her part to save the endangered species she loves, one UW-River Falls student has teamed up with a professor to change the way that a fragile ecosystem is treated.

New website aims to connect UW students, employers across Wisconsin

October 12, 2016

The UW System has unveiled a new web portal called Career Connect, meant to bring graduating students and Wisconsin employers together.

Alcohol sales at UWRF sporting events not on the agenda, officials say

October 12, 2016

Despite some universities now allowing the sale and consumption of alcohol before or during sporting events, UW-River Falls does not appear ready to join them.

UWRF student’s innovation helps paraplegic horseback riders

October 12, 2016

When UW-River Falls senior Shanna Burris, an equine management major, got accepted into the McNair Scholars Program, she knew she wanted to help paraplegic horseback riders.

As semester wears on, UWRF health officials advise students to take care

October 12, 2016

Due to increasing stress levels, UW-River Falls health officials urge students to utilize campus resources.