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Friday, October 24, 2014

Campus community mourns the death of another fellow student

Published October 11th, 2012

Ryan John Mumm, 21, of Woodbury, Minn., died Oct. 9 in River Falls. He was a junior majoring in computer science at UW-River Falls.

Mumm enjoyed reptiles, and had some as pets. He also enjoyed spending time in the outdoors as well as attending the Renaissance Festival.

Mumm was also employed at Fosters Sporting Goods in downtown River Falls, according to Mumm’s obituary on the Bakken-Young Funeral Home website.

A celebration of Mumm’s life will be held from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct.13, with a memory sharing service at 1 p.m. at  Bakken-Young Funeral Home, 805 East Division Street, River Falls.

With these recent tragedies, the campus community is urged to look into available resources.

Counseling services are available for members of the campus and community. Counselors are available for grief counseling by stopping at Counseling Services in 211 Hagestad Hall or by calling 3884.

Counseling Services offer free appointments for students. They are open from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Mumm is the third UWRF student to die since the semester began, and fourth since July.

Tiffany Langteau, also 21, was killed in an automobile accident south of Medford, Wis. in early September. Members of the UWRF  Dairy Club held a candlelight vigil for her on campus.

Jordan Costello was found dead in her Hudson home after committing suicide  in early September. She was 18.

Jonathan Timblin, a UWRF student, from Glenwood City and Rice Lake, familiar to some as an employee at Pheasant Hills Golf Course in Hammond, died Monday, July 23 as the result of injuries suffered in an auto accident near Hinkley, Minn.

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