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October 19, 2007

Freeman Drug robbed, suspect escapes

According to the River Falls Journal, 8:20 a.m. Oct. 15, Freeman Drug, 104 Main St., had police and firefighters called as a robbery was in progress. The suspect demanded drugs then escaped with an unrevealed amount. From a Mountain Dew bottle the suspect poured gasoline around the inside of the drugstore. Police Chief Roger Leque said that the suspect did not show any other weapons or a firearm. Leque describes the suspect as male, about 5 feet 5 inches tall, unknown race, wearing blue jeans and a dark-blue hooded sweatshirt with a dark-colored backpack.

History Club provides haunted tours

The History Club is putting on the Haunted River Falls Tours at 7 p.m. Oct. 24. Tours run every half an hour, with the last tour starting at 8:30 p.m. They are only charging $2, but if you bring a canned good it’s only $1.

Lectures will discuss food related issues

Oct. 21 through Oct. 24, there will be a series of lectures and discussions on food-borne pathogens, toxins, safety, quality and shelf-life. The speakers for the series will be from academia, industry and regulatory agencies. There will also be presentations given by representatives of various companies involved in developing and marketing rapid and automated methods for microbiological analysis of food, water and the environment. For additional information about the series, visit the Food Science Web site at www.uwrf.edu/food-science.

World War II documentary to be discussed

On Oct. 22, there will be a discussion on Ken Burns’ WWII documentary. The format will be a round table discussion. The documentary, which began airing on PBS Sept. 23, will have repeat episodes shown during October. The discussion will include a screening of a 30-minute selection from the series, three 10 minute presentations by history faculty on the United States, European and Asian perspectives on WWII and how they are reflected in the documentary.  There will also be a question and answer session involving the audience. Come and contribute to the discussion of this century-shaping event and its reconstitution in historic footage. The free event is from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Willow Room of the University Center.

Film premiere explores beauty of rivers

“The St. Croix: A Northwoods Journey” will premiere Oct. 23 in the University Center’s Kinnickinnic River Theater. Showings will be at 3 p.m. as well as 7 p.m.
The movie was filmed throughout the season.  The 18 minute show merges moving currents, wildlife and history with the voices of those who are inspired by the beauty and solitude of the St. Croix and Namekagon Rivers. After the 3 p.m. showing there will be an interactive discussion led by Biology Professor John Wheeler and student Chelsie Harder. The 7 p.m. showing includes an interactive discussion led by long-time River Falls resident and UWRF alumnus Keith Rodli, a river enthusiast who helped establish the Kinnickinnic River Land Trust.

This free event is sponsored by the St. Croix River Institute and ECO Club. For more information on the event, go to www.uwrf.edu/stcroix.

Event brings rhythm and dance to UWRF

At 8 p.m. Oct. 24., students can experience a journey through rhythm, music and tap dancing. The multi-talented cast of performers creates music with five-gallon paint buckets, metal cans, found objects, tap shoes as well as traditional musical instruments. They are part dance company, part dance and all rhythm. The event is free for all UWRF students, $3 for children under 18 and $5 for the general public.  The event will be held in the North Hall Auditorium.

Cyber Safety Month begins fourth week

The theme for the fourth week in October is “Copyright Infringement and File Sharing.” FredNet Services and IT Services will be providing information for students and employees on the following topics: consequences and dangers of copyright infringement and file sharing, RIAA and MPAA information, what qualifies as legal downloading and how to safely download media.

Look for information online at www.frednet.uwrf.edu, www.its.uwrf.edu and 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) and front desks of residence halls and the University Center.

Coffee with The Times series continues
The next discussion in the Coffee with The Times series is, “We Hear Them Knocking, But They Don’t Come In: Why are Fewer Men Going to College?”  The discussion will be facilitated by Alan Tuchtenhagen, associate vice chancellor for enrollment services. For more information on Coffee with The Times, including the articles that will serve as the starting point for the discussion, visit the “activities on campus” section of the American Democracy Project Web site at www.uwrf.edu/adp.

The discussion is free and will take place at 12:30 p.m. in the 1874 Room of the University Center.

Musical depicts small town pleasure palace
The musical is a happy go lucky view of a small town vice and statewide political side stepping that recounts the good times and demise of the Chicken Ranch, known since the 1850s as one of the better pleasure palaces in all of Texas.

The fee for students is $7 and $14 for the general public.  The musical will be showing in the Davis Theater in Kleinpell Fine Arts.