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Sully is a service dog on the UW-River Falls campus.

Students learn to train service animals

May 7, 2019

The UW-River Falls Assistance Dog Education Program and Training (ADEPT) is a program where student interns learn how to train service dogs.

Student dies in climbing accident

May 25, 2019

A student who had recently completed his first year at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls died May 18 during a rock climbing incident near Fort Collins, Colorado. According to the Larimer County Coroner’s Office in Colorado, Mitchel Halberg, 22, was climbing at Poudre Canyon and died after suffering a head injury when he fell.

River Falls Days 2019 to go without carnival

May 8, 2019

River Falls Days is an annual summer event that brings together the community of Pierce and St. Croix counties. Every year the event has notable activities for families and adults, but this year, River Falls Days will not be having a carnival.

Kleinpell Fine Arts building expects new media lab by Fall 2020     

May 8, 2019

In the next year, the first floor of Kleinpell Fine Arts will be seeing some major changes. A taskforce has been commissioned to plan a new media lab in KFA 112 and 113. The lab will include modern amenities such as smart technologies, a teaching space, a new equipment check-out center, a green room, a recording space and a collaboration station.

Colt Sale caps season of learning, training for UWRF students

Awareness of cultural appropriation grows

Faculty meet to discuss liberal arts academic future at RLA event


Historian: Boxer’s story from century ago still speaks to how black athletes treated

April 17, 2019

The story of Jack Johnson, who more than a century ago became the first African-American world heavyweight boxing champion and whose race was an issue in news coverage of the day, still resonates today, according to a UW-River Falls history instructor.

Football coach accepts new position

April 17, 2019

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls football team will be missing a key component of their coaching staff moving forward, former Director of Football Operations Noah Wing accepted a job offer at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas.

Women’s basketball season ends with three consecutive victories

Falcons lacrosse looks to grow in inaugural season

Men’s basketball season ends without a playoff berth

Falcons comeback falls short in last second thriller

Falcons fall to nationally ranked Titans


Student Voice offers suggestions for Dining Services

April 17, 2019

From a strange smell by the conveyor belt, crusty spoons, to crumb-covered tables just minutes after the doors opened, Dining Services is no stranger to student complaints. They have made several attempts in the past to resolve these issues, however the problems are reoccurring.

Disney continues evolving ‘Star Wars’

May 8, 2019

Well it’s that time of year again, with a new trailer for episode nine coming out a month ago, and May 4  just happening. Star Wars is on the public’s mind with many wondering whether Disney is making this science fiction tale better or worse.

Potential ‘influencers’ reject college for a career in social media

May 8, 2019

From a young age, I can remember spending hours upon hours finding new YouTube channels to binge-watch. I’ve built such a large subscription box and watch some YouTubers so religiously that I forget that they aren’t my friends in real life (kind of sad, I know.) My personal favorite were always makeup tutorials, but since I began watching YouTube and following influencers on social media, it has become an entirely new ball game. What started out as a fun way for people to make videos about essentially anything they wanted has now become a lifestyle and a serious career path for those we refer to as “influencers.”


Reese Witherspoon stars as law student Elle Woods in the 2001 comedy Legally Blonde. (Metro Goldwyn Mayer)

Pretty and powerful in pink: a review of ‘Legally Blonde’

April 13, 2019

“Legally Blonde” was a blockbuster hit from the early 2000s, starring a number of c-list actors outshined by Witherspoon’s bubbly personality and bright pink wardrobe. It’s a go-to for cheap laughs, with a good message about self-respect, making it difficult to dislike.

Distinguished teacher strongly recommends studying abroad  

May 1, 2019

Claire McCarty has been employed at UW-River Falls for nearly 20 years, teaching management to students in the College of Business and Economics. She was an integral part of CBE launching, which began 19 years ago. Although she feels that she spends a great deal of her free time working, McCarty has a wide variety of hobbies.