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April 10, 2008

Club hosts annual fundraiser
  The Agriculture Mechanics Club is sponsoring its annual lawn-mower tune-up,April 11-13. This is a major fundraiser for Agriculture Technology. They are hoping for a great turnout and want people to gather all push or rider mowers and bring them in for a tune-up. No appointments are necessary. The cost is $20 for a push mower and $30 for riding mowers with an extra $5 if pick-up/delivery is required. For additional information, contact John Lilla at 608-484-2323 or Eli Chandler at 715-651-0140. The fundraiser is located in the Ag. Engineering Annex.

Upcoming jazz concert features UWRF ensemble
  The all-new RADD Jazz Series is performing April 17 in the Abbott Concert Hall in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building. These modern and contemporary jazz compositions feature UW-River Falls’ very own Jazz Ensemble, directed by David Milne with special guest artist and jazz trumpet player Kelly Rossum. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. and is $5 per adult and $3 for seniors and students.

Free Open Horse Show comes to campus
  At 8:30 am, April 20, the UWRF Block and Bridle Club will sponsor the WSCA Open Horse Show. The club welcomes all to come to the free event and enjoy a day at Lab Farm 1 for its horse exhibitions. If you are interested in being an exhibitor, please e-mail Jenna Miller at jenna.miller1@uwrf.edu for details. Updates can be found on the Block and Bridle board in the Agricultural Science building.

Dance show combines African, urban dance
  At 8 p.m., April 22, in the North Hall Auditorium, a dance performance will be presented for students and the River Falls community. “African Roads, American Streets” is based on director Edna Stevens Talton’s journey from her home country of Liberia to her new home in New York City. This show encompasses both African dance and urban dance along with spectacular drums and hip-hop to make a unique and exciting production. This event is free for UWRF students, $3 for 18 and under and $5 for general public.

Unity in the Community celebrates cultural differences
  The annual Unity in the Community outdoor festival is scheduled for April 23. This day-long celebration brings together our diverse neighbors from around the world. In the past there have been events including music and dance from Latin, Irish, Native American and Japanese cultures. The campus-wide picnic will provide a taste of ethnic food for everyone (food will be made available for purchase for those without a meal-plan). Bag lunches and blankets are encouraged if you are visiting so you can stay and enjoy the multicultural festivities. This event is located on the University Center mall.

Shotgun confiscated, three arrested following argument
  River Falls homeowner Daniel Harden is in jail for intentionally pointing a firearm at a group of young men and women arguing on his front lawn; UWRF students Justin Eloronta, 22, and Devin Underwood, 24, were also jailed for disorderly conduct.  Harden was bothered by a noise outside his Third Street home 3 a.m. Sunday.  When he stepped outside to tell the congregated group on his front lawn to quiet down, Harden claimed they responded by yelling insults.  It was then that Harden went back inside to retrieve a 12-gauge shotgun, which he aimed at the pair.  Eloranta says that Harden threatened to shoot.  By the time officers appeared on the scene, Harden, Eloronta and Underwood were all shirtless, wrestling on the ground.  Both college-students had elevated blood-alcohol levels upon their arrest.  The case is being reviewed by the district attorney; no charges have yet been filed.