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Rodeo queen

University of Wisconsin-River Falls hosts the 55th annual rodeo

September 18, 2019

University of Wisconsin-River Falls hosted the 55th annual rodeo during the weekend of Friday Sep. 6 and Saturday Sep. 7 2019. There were about 3000 attendees this year and over eight colleges within the great plains region participated in the competitions. Some of these colleges include: UWRF, Iowa State University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, South Dakota State University and several others. The university’s Rodeo Club hosts a rodeo each year and also travels to several others across the great plains region. 

UWRF career fair turns into a two-day event

September 18, 2019

Previously a one-day event, this year’s Career Fair has expanded to two days in the University Center’s Riverview Ballroom. On Oct. 8 and 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., students will be exposed to over 130 organizations that are seeking to potentially employ them before they graduate.

Multi-factor authentication becomes available to all UWRF students this fall semester

September 18, 2019

This semester, UW-River Falls has introduced a new two-factor authentication option to students called DUO. This form of multi-factor authentication was available and required last year for all staff, faculty and student employees. It is now an option that is open to everyone on campus.

New UWRF Chief Information Security Officer position introduced to improve campus information security

September 18, 2019

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls is welcoming a new Campus Chief Information Security Officer, Ken Ries. Ken Ries has held this position at UWRF for about five weeks, however he has extensive experience within the field of information security. Ken Ries has a Bachelor of Science in technical education and a Masters in leadership and most recently completed a certificate in Cybersecurity and Privacy Law from Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St.Paul, MN.

Campus free speech disagreements 

Vaping concerns UWRF officials and local business

UWRF alumnus goes on to embalm in Japan


Former Falcons track star returns to coach team

September 18, 2019

When Colleen Sowa was a student at UW-River Falls, she participated in track and field and competed not only on a conference level, but also on a national level. Now, she is returning to UWRF as the new head coach of the track and field team for the 2019-2020 season.

River Falls alumnus hired as cross-country head coach

September 18, 2019

As the new head coach of the men’s and women’s cross-country team, and assistant coach for track and field, Jason Phillippi is trying to rebuild the program that brought him happiness during his time as an undergraduate at UW-River Falls.

Football coach accepts new position

Former Falcon Eddie Matsushima adjusting to professional hockey

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


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.