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New personal e-alarms can enhance safety, even at UWRF, chief says

September 20, 2017

Miranda Haack is an elementary education major in her junior year at UW-River Falls, and she said that she carries a whistle at all times and often travels with others who carry pepper spray.

Big freshman class overflowing UWRF dorms, classrooms and cafeterias

September 20, 2017

The UWRF class of 2020 is the largest in eight years, with a preliminary count of 1,325 students, but about 100 of them are living in study lounges – and not by choice.

River Falls police say pay-up calls ‘from’ RFPD are a scam

September 20, 2017

If you get a call from what seems to be the River Falls Police Department and the caller asks you to pay a fine, you’re being scammed, a RFPD investigator says.

New sustainable justice minor cuts across disciplines and careers

September 20, 2017

Psychology, computer science and accounting students might not have a lot in common, but starting this semester at UW-River Falls, some of them are sharing the same new minor – sustainable justice.

Abby Wendt elected 2017-2018 UWRF student body president

May 3, 2017

On Tuesday, May 2, former Allocable Fee Appropriation Board (AFAB) Chair Abby Wendt was sworn in as the new student body president.

Healthy Pierce, St. Croix counties are not without issues, say officials

May 3, 2017

Both Pierce and St. Croix counties have stayed in the Top 10 of statewide health rankings over the last five-year period, but that does not mean they are without concerns.

Proposal to remove Kinni dams sparks concerns about river ecology

May 3, 2017

The potential to remove two dams from the Kinnickinnic River has gotten experts, officials and citizens in River Falls debating about, among other things, the ecological impacts of undergoing such a project.

Dean of College of Arts and Sciences moves on after 27 years at UWRF

May 3, 2017

Brad Caskey, current dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at UW-River Falls, has been named as the new provost and vice president for academic affairs at Birmingham-Southern College in Alabama.

Banner display at UWRF showcases immigrant voices

May 2, 2017

The stories of immigrants were brought to the UW-River Falls campus for approximately two weeks in April, thanks to a unique banner display in the University Center.

Student Senate Update: 4/23/17

April 26, 2017

The Student Senate held a special session on Sunday, April 23. At the meeting, three motions were voted on.

Deaths of celebrities like Prince speak volumes about their fans

April 26, 2017

Many fans still mourn the loss of the musician Prince even though a full year has passed since his death. While the face of fan worship may have changed over time, people have been honoring celebrities for many years, according to psychologists.

Issues over Student Government Association election lead to disciplinary action

April 26, 2017

Inaccuracies and the postponement of the Student Government Association (SGA) election have led to disciplinary action toward the person tasked with overseeing the process.

UWRF modifies course evaluation process in effort to up response rate

April 26, 2017

As the spring semester begins to wrap up, officials with the UW-River Falls Survey Research Center are urging students to complete course evaluations. But in an effort to increase response rates, this semester students will notice a significant change in the process.

Student body president candidate removed from ballot for violation of election rules

April 26, 2017

As students fill out the revised ballot for the Student Government Association (SGA) election, one name will be left off due to violation of election rules.

UWRF Hunt Team riders qualify for nationals

April 26, 2017

Two members of the UW-River Falls Hunt Seat Team, part of the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA), have been named among the best in the country and will be taking their talents to nationals in May.