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Van Galen marks sixth year as chancellor

September 19th, 2014

Chancellor Dean Van Galen is going into his sixth year as the 18th chancellor of UW-River Falls, and is the longest serving chancellor since 2001. Van Galen’s numerous accomplishments as chancellor all amount to his student-first focus.

New CBE dean builds plans for improvement

September 19th, 2014

On July 1, 2014, a new dean in the College of Business and Economics (CBE) took over at UW-River Falls with plans to build on success the college has already seen. Michael Fronmueller was chosen to replace former Dean Glenn Potts. Potts retired at the end of June after 38 years of employment at UWRF, and after holding the position of dean for five years.

Enrollment decrease spurs future changes, goals

September 19th, 2014

Over the past five years UW-River Falls has seen a decrease in enrollment, but several recent changes have been implemented in an attempt to turn things around.

UW-River Falls Year of China program begins with Golden Dragon Acrobats

September 19th, 2014

The Golden Dragon Acrobats was the Year of China program’s first event of the 2014-2015 school year. The Acrobats performed on Sept. 11, in the Knowles Center at UW-River Falls.

Senate anticipates programs to increase recognition

September 19th, 2014

Classes are now a few weeks in and for most people a routine is being set. With elections taking place on Sept. 15 and 16, the same can be said for Student Senate. With the open seats being filled, the Senate will yet again be complete which means they can start working on some projects that were started last year.

Current UW-River Falls renovations show signs of productivity on campus

September 19th, 2014

A number of renovations are currently underway on the UW-River Falls campus. These renovations include improvements to North Hall, Ramer Field, Division of Technology Services (DoTS) and Rodli Hall.

UWRF on “Best in the Midwest” review list

September 19th, 2014

U.S. News & World Report has named the University of Wisconsin-River Falls a Best Regional Public University and a Best Regional University-Midwest for 2015.

Gallery 101 opens with alumni exhibition

September 19th, 2014

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Art Department opens the fall Gallery 101 exhibition season with the “UWRF Alumni Exhibition” Sept. 3-24. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Professor named Fulbright ambassador

September 19th, 2014

Matthew Vonk, associate professor of Physics at UW-River Falls, has been named a Fulbright Ambassador by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, a division of the Institute of International Education

Generation study abroad initiative

September 19th, 2014

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls has pledged to join the Institute of International Education’s Generation Study Abroad initiative to double the number of American students who study abroad by the end of the decade.