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October 11, 2007

Accident on Cascade sends one to hospital
A two vehicle accident in front of North Hall resulted in one of the parties involved being transported to River Falls Area Hospital.

The accident occurred at 10:48 a.m. Oct. 8, on Cascade Avenue at the intersection with Fourth Street, according to River Falls Police and River Falls Fire Department officials.

The accident was the result of a black two-door Honda rear-ending a McCormack’s Furniture delivery truck that was stopped at a pedestrian crosswalk.

The driver of the Honda, Sarah Sheilds, exited her vehicle after the crash and fell to the pavement on Cascade, according to multiple eyewitnesses. Shields had one passenger with her, who was uninjured.

The McCormack’s delivery truck had one occupant, Jessie Kjos, River Falls, who was evaluated and cleared by emergency medical technicians after giving a statement to River Falls Police.

A small stretch of Cascade Avenue was closed until approximately 11:15 a.m., when River Falls Police and Fire Departments cleared the scene.

There were no further updates given by River Falls Police on the condition of Sheilds at the time of this report.

Smart money week begins on campus
The First-Year Experience and Residence Life are joining with Career Services to teach students how to budget and manage credit cards. Over the course of a week, there will be different presentations. Students will learn how to develop smart money management skills in college that will lead to a lifetime of financial independence and give you the information you need to make better decisions going forward.

The first presentation is Oct. 15, titled “Ultimate Money Skills.” The session starts at 6:27 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. The session will instruct on how to manage budgets and bills.  All of the interactive sessions are free.

Cyber Security Awareness month continues
The theme for the third week of October is “Cleaning Up Your Computer.” FredNet Services and IT Services will be providing information for students and employees on the following topics: dealing with spam, setting up e-mail filters, updating Windows and drivers along with general computer maintenance like physical cleaning and disk defragmenting.

Look for information online at www.frednet.uwrf.edu/, www.its.uwrf.edu/, and http://www.uwrf.edu/desire2learn/ and on Channel 24. Also look for fliers at FredNet (basement of East Hathorn Hall), IT Services Helpdesk (basement of Chalmer Davee Library), front desks of residence halls and the University Center.

Presentation explores people under stress
The Prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib-The Killing of Iraqi civilians in Haditha – Is this just the work of a few bad or immoral soldiers? This is the question to explore in a presentation led by Cynthia Kernahan Monday. On a broader spectrum, the presentation will take a look at how people, including ourselves, are affected by stressful situations like war or prison.

Kernahan will be presenting from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 15, at the River Falls Public Library Lower Level.

Career Fair provides future opportunities
The 2007 UWRF All Campus Career Fair will be taking place 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Riverview Ballroom in the University Center.

Students will be allowed to network with representatives from organizations and graduate schools while finding opportunities for internships and careers.

The Career Fair is free for all students. Visit the Web site at www.uwrf.edu/ccs/events/career_fair/welcome.htm for more information.

Donations collected for local food shelf
In support of National Food Bank Week, Chartwells will be collecting monetary and non-perishable food donations for the local food shelf Oct. 15.

Anyone who donates will be entered in a drawing to win a “THANK YOU” prize package including a gift card for the Falcon Shop.

For more information, contact K.T. Tlougan at (715) 425-3274.

Apple Festival celebrated by local orchard
Afton Apple is helping celebrate the annual apple festival along with other local orchards. The festival will be held Oct. 13 and 14.  Afton Apple, located minutes south of Afton, Minn., offers apple picking, pumpkin picking, hayrides, a petting farm, cider pressing demonstrations, chainsaw carving, and face painting. The orchard is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Admission is $2.

Afton Apple has a corn maze that is fun by day and haunted by night. The 15-acre maze is divided into three phases, from a beginner level to the most difficult level. The hours of the corn maze are Friday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission to the corn maze is $9. For more information on Afton Apple or the corn maze visit www.aftonapple.com.

Events to take place at Afton Alps ski area
Afton Alps is having their annual swap meet Oct. 12 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. through Sunday Oct. 14 from 11.a.m. to 5.p.m There will be a free chairlift and hay rides Saturday and Sunday, along with a sale on overstocked equipment and clothing from ski and board shops. They have new and used items on sale. At the sale and fair, discount season passes will be available as well as discounts on ski lessons.