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Inclusion Alliance’s reach for solutions exceeds council’s grasp on resolutions

December 13, 2017

HUDSON — The white board in the crowded room at the former library building filled with comments and concerns about what is happening in the community to enhance diversity and inclusion. At this point, it became clear to the group that change needs to happen.

Planning for emergency: firefighters do orientation walk-through of Chalmer Davee Library

December 13, 2017

UW-River Falls Pre-major Adviser Molly Foley found herself advising not students but firefighters Monday as the River Falls Fire Department performed a pre-planning walk-through of the Chalmer Davee Library.

In the search for student diversity, CAFES still has long way to go

December 13, 2017

Christian Sosa is one of three kids from a mixed-heritage family. His mother’s side of the family is from the U.S., his father’s is from Honduras, and Sosa was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He’s a native English-speaker, but while he was growing up, his parents tried to teach him Spanish with primer books. He learned some of the language, but it didn’t flow naturally at first.

Nayrus: finding her own way

December 13, 2017

Art for art’s sake — and for students who get scholarships from its sale

December 6, 2017

Hudson inclusivity committee rising from the ashes of civic tranquility

December 6, 2017

“You could see the ashes for a couple days. You shouldn’t just clean that up, you should see that, and the community should see the effects of that.”

UWRF Honors Program uses pennies to fight hunger in River Falls

December 6, 2017

A student approaches a table in the UWRF University Center and puts a handful of pennies in one jar, boosting her college’s chance of winning a competition, and then she puts a handful of nickels, dimes and quarters in another college’s jar — increasing her own college’s odds even further.

Little food for thought comes from SGA’s hearing on Chartwells’ food

December 6, 2017

A lot of UW-River Falls students gripe about the food on campus and how it’s served, but only one of them showed up last week at the Student Government Association’s weakly publicized hearing with officials from Chartwells, the campus’ new food contractor.

Falcon Center jobs provide opportunities for UWRF students

December 6, 2017

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls opened its $63.5 million Falcon Center for Health and Wellness complete with sports facilities, workout equipment, classrooms and meeting spaces in September. The facility provides a variety of activities, but it also provides something else that is less well-known – on campus jobs. These jobs are managed under the Operations for Falcon Center, a division of Sports Facilities.

Not bored by boards: International Games Week comes to River Falls

November 29, 2017

Millennia ago, around 3,000 B.C., our ancestors were huddled around tables or sitting in circles on the floor, partaking in what would become a timeless tradition: board games. The earliest version of a game archeologists have uncovered comes from pre-dynastic Egypt. It was called Senet and is played much like modern day backgammon.

Profs and students try to find academic balance for 100 sanctioned events this fall

November 29, 2017

Student-athletes are expected to travel a lot during their individual seasons, with packed schedules being accompanied by early dismissals from classes for road games. Jason Caballero is a senior history and broad field social studies major. Caballero has been on the football team for four years and has gone to away games in South Dakota, Missouri and Texas with his teammates. However, missing classes can present a variety of challenges.

Abbott Concert Hall renovations seek to increase historic facility for music advancement

November 29, 2017

Abbott Concert Hall has been on the UW-River Falls campus since 1973 and has been home to numerous choir and band performances ranging from UWRF students to world-famous musical acts. However, the historical structure is beginning to show its age. According to music department chair and professor Kristin Tjornehoj, basic functionality problems have become an essential target for improvement.

UWRF ready to say goodbye to D2L and hello to Canvas within three semesters

November 29, 2017

In addition to learning the names of students, getting to know other professors, and becoming familiar with the campus, getting acquainted with the Desire2Learn online classroom is one of the tougher challenges that new professors face when they begin teaching at UWRF, according to one of them.

UWRF’s ‘Year of South Korea’ seeks to bridge cultures at home and abroad

November 29, 2017

Hyun Sung Jang is passionate about two things: teaching English and the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

The TESOL major from South Korea dreams of one day becoming an English teacher to international students in an American public high school.

In trout projects, ‘restoration’ and ‘natural’ may not mean what many think

November 15, 2017

When asked how restoration efforts along the Kinnickinnic River should be handled, students and residents in River Falls answered with roughly the same response: they want the river to be more “natural.” This response, however, leads to a different question: What do words such as “restoration” and “natural” really mean, and do definitions of the words match up with what is actually done to environments such as the Kinni?