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Student Senate Update: 9/27/16

September 28, 2016

The weekly Student Senate update.

Students agree: Geology professor Ian Williams rocks

September 28, 2016

When one’s career involves the pursuit of knowledge and adventure, awards seem secondary. Recognition from students, however, would make any educator feel honored.

New recycling effort sees removal of classroom garbage cans

September 28, 2016

Garbage cans are being taken out of classrooms at UW-River Falls in an effort to increase recycling on campus.

At UWRF, scholarships make the difference in recruiting strong students

September 28, 2016

UW-River Falls has a reputation as one of the more affordable schools in the UW System. It’s being made even more so for incoming freshmen through the Scholarship Guarantee program.

Crashes with deer likely to be high again this season, WisDOT warns

September 28, 2016

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) estimates deer and motor vehicle crashes will be high again this fall when deer activity increases.

Agricultural Science renovations near completion

September 28, 2016

The finishing touches on the new Design and Innovation Center labs for the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES) are nearly complete for the fall semester.

News diet, election to blame for Americans’ media distrust, UWRF experts say

September 28, 2016

For the third year in a row, Americans’ trust in the mass media is at historically low levels, but two experts at UW-River Falls say it reflects a shift in the way the news is consumed.

Somali author and refugee shares her story at UWRF

September 28, 2016

This year’s Diversity and Inclusivity speaker series kicked off on Sept. 22 with two events detailing the firsthand story of a Somali refugee.

Professor, former softball coach becomes interim provost at UW-River Falls

September 27, 2016

Faye Perkins, a longtime professor and former Falcons softball coach at UW-River Falls, since July has been serving as interim provost and vice chancellor.

With proper planning, voting as a student can be simple

September 21, 2016

With the presidential election coming up on Nov. 8, some UW-River Falls students will be heading to the polls for the first time. Students may be unsure how to register to vote, where to go or what to bring. The Deputy Clerk for the City of River Falls, Bridget Hieb, has answers.

Corpse flower blooms in time for the new semester

September 21, 2016

The resident corpse flower plant at the UW-River Falls greenhouse bloomed on Friday, Sept. 9, and did so when no one was around to see or smell it.

Shepherd leaves UWRF student involvement post for job in Minnesota

September 21, 2016

Paul Shepherd, the UW-River Falls director of student involvement, is leaving the university. Shepherd will become the new system director for student development with the Minnesota State System office in St. Paul.

UWRF Student Senate to focus this year on student safety, inclusivity

September 21, 2016

With the new school year, the UW-River Falls Student Senate is ready to pick up where it left off last spring.

Democratic senators push legislation to solve student debt crisis

September 21, 2016

Student loan debt has become a national crisis, but U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin) says her “In the Red” legislation could fix the problem.

River Falls on path to add swinging bridge to national list of historic places

September 21, 2016

Residents of River Falls may see a favorite local spot become more popular if it gets listed on the National Register of Historic Places.