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UW-River Falls reaches $20 million fundraising goal six months early

February 11, 2016

UW-River Falls has reached its Rising to Distinction fundraising goal of $20 million six months early, Chancellor Dean Van Galen recently announced. The campaign was launched in 2011.

Student Senate proposes low-cost, high-impact study abroad option for UWRF

February 10, 2016

UW-River Falls Student Senate has proposed a low-cost, high-impact study abroad option to increase the amount of students participating in international education and to help move the campus move toward becoming a more globalized institution.

College Democrats, Republicans struggle to ignite UWRF student interest

February 10, 2016

With the upcoming Wisconsin primary election in April and the presidential election in November, two student organizations at UW-River Falls are trying to spark interest in politics.

Student Senate proposes changes to improve education at UWRF

February 10, 2016

After proposing a set of ambitious suggestions aimed at improving education at UW-River Falls, Student Senate now is facing the harsh reality of trying to make changes under budget cuts.

River Reflections spa earns chamber’s Small Business of the Year award

February 10, 2016

The River Falls Chamber of Commerce held its annual Awards Banquet on Feb. 4 in the University Center ballroom, hosting over 240 business representatives from the River Falls area.

Controversial university conceal-carry bill not likely to pass this session

February 4, 2016

A controversial bill that would allow concealed weapons to be carried in university buildings most likely will not pass this legislative session, says the Republican representative who proposed it. But first-term State Rep. Jesse Kremer (R-Kewaskum) said that if he is re-elected in November, he will re-introduce the legislation. Kremer introduced Assembly Bill 480 in November.

So far, Safe Ride Home program is successful, says UWRF Student Senate

February 4, 2016

With the Safe Ride Home Program starting back up again after J-term, Student Senate leaders at UW-River Falls see the first month of use as a success.

UWRF launches new major in neuroscience to address growing interest

February 4, 2016

The program will start accepting students a year earlier than originally anticipated. Travis Tubré, chair of the psychology department, said that this is possible because the program will add just one new course, utilizing already existing classes from a variety of departments.

New food service vendor brings changes to campus, with mixed results

February 4, 2016

UW-River Falls is now in the second semester of food services on campus being provided by a new vendor, and reactions to the change are mixed.

UW-River Falls plant and earth sciences department receives over $800,000 in grant awards

February 3, 2016

A series of projects in the Plant and Earth Sciences department at UW-River Falls was awarded funding through the USDA the week of January 18th. In total, the three separate grants add up to over $800,000, which was split between three different projects.

UWRF cancels afternoon classes due to weather conditions

February 2, 2016

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls has canceled all afternoon classes starting at 3:30 p.m. and later at the UWRF campus and UWRF Hudson Center. This is due to the current weather and road conditions.

Newest Windows and Mac OS coming to UWRF computers next year

December 9, 2015

Both Windows 10 and the newest Macintosh operating system (OS) are expected to be rolled out to computers at UW-River Falls next summer.

Student’s documentary explores debate over two dams in River Falls

December 9, 2015

What started out as a small Web video project for UW-River Falls student Sydney Howell has grown into something much bigger. Her documentary, titled “The Dam Decision,” made it to the big screen at the Falls Theatre in downtown River Falls on Monday, Dec. 7.

Students take to the air to create three-dimensional map of River Falls park

December 9, 2015

Two UW-River Falls students have been taking aerial photographs with a balloon and a GoPro camera this semester to create three-dimensional maps of Hoffman Park.

Opportunity Fair aims to help UW-River Falls students make connections

December 9, 2015

The second annual Opportunity Fair at UW-River Falls, hosted in partnership between Career Services and Student Involvement, will see an increase of booths for organizations and businesses from last year.