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Spring semester offers exciting campus events

February 3, 2012

Spring semester 2012 is upon us here at UW-River Falls, which to students means resurgence not only of classes, studying and homework, but also of all of the wonderful campus events to be held. Participating in various campus events is a great way to get involved on campus and to make the most of your time as a UWRF student.

UWRF proudly states that diversity and inclusivity are core values, and as such many diversity events are held every year to encourage students to step outside of their comfort zone and embrace the cultures and traditions of a variety of peoples. The Black Student Union honors Black History Month as all students are welcome to attend African Night 2012, held from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10 in the Falcon’s Nest at the University Center. Events include a fashion show where students will showcase native African outfits, live performances by the Tiyumba Dance Company and Duniya African Drumming and Dance, as well as Shari Jeziorski performing a belly dance piece. There will also be traditional African cuisine.

Peer Empowerment and Community Education (PEACE) is an educational initiative offered by the Office of Student Life through Falcon Programs. PEACE offers dialogues, a social justice certificate program as well as various workshops. According to the Student Life website, PEACE workshops are available to the entire UWRF community, and these workshops are intended to raise awareness about diverse populations, build cultural competency and empower participants with knowledge about issues affecting various communities so that they may make more informed decisions. Participating in PEACE events is an excellent way to gain a new perspective.

Residence Life offers a number of volunteer and employment leadership opportunities for students. You can choose from being a: desk assistant, resident assistance, hall council executive, or a member of the governing body for students residing on campus, known as the Residence Hall Association (RHA). Becoming a part of student leadership in Residence Life will enhance your student experience, provide you with valuable life and career skills, and offer you opportunities to meet other students.

Participating in Falcon sports as well as attending Falcon sporting events is a great way to get involved and to show support for all of the student-athletes on campus.

Regardless of what interests you, motivating yourself to get involved will be a rewarding and enlightening experience.

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