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Andrew Barker

December 16, 2011

Cascade Avenue to be renovated next semester before spring break

UW-River Falls is going to be affected greatly by the Cascade Avenue renovation come spring break next semester. Contracting for the Cascade Avenue project is scheduled to begin in the middle of February. During this time a final estimate of how much things are going to cost will be available. New lighting is also already […]

December 16, 2011

Fall 2011 semester filled with challenges, growth

UW-River Falls has had some low points this fall semester, but a lot of growth has also happened and the University is looking forward. The semester started off with Professor Thomas William Barnett being charged with second degree sexual assault, after an alleged incident at the Hudson Theatre. Along with that event the budget repair […]

December 9, 2011

American Dream seems distant for current college students

UW-River Falls students relate to a new study, which shows how young adults feel about their future compared to their parents’ generation. According to the study “The State of Young America” which was conducted by Dēmos, a non-partisan public policy research and advocacy organization and the Young Invincibles, a non-partisan, non-profit youth organization, “48 percent […]

November 18, 2011

Cascade renovations scheduled for March 2012

UW-River Falls is going to be affected greatly by the Cascade Avenue renovation come spring break next semester. Construction on Cascade Avenue is scheduled to begin in mid-March and continue to mid-November 2012. During this time, Cascade will be closed off from Spruce Street through 6th Street. In reference to campus this project will start […]

November 11, 2011

Falcon Promise initiatives spur growth, progress

UW-River Falls has started the Falcon Promise with hopes to improve student learning in the classroom and increase research opportunities. The Falcon Promise is a “differential tuition initiative that will invest student funds in four initiatives of importance to students and to the success of UWRF,” as defi ned in a UWRF administrative handout that […]

November 4, 2011

Career Services helps students find jobs around, off campus

UW–River Falls has many on-campus job opportunities that students are utilizing in various departments, and students also have access to various tools to help find these positions. Career Services on the UWRF campus is available for students and helps promote positions on-campus as well as off-campus. One of the ways is to direct students to […]

October 28, 2011

Health Services gives cold season advice

UW–River Falls Health Services is preparing for the upcoming flu season by promoting various ways to keep faculty and students healthy.

October 21, 2011

Study abroad reaches China

The UW – River Falls Study Abroad program will soon be offering new opportunities for students to study in China. The UWRF Global Connections office hosts many study abroad chances which include semester long programs and short programs such as over Spring Break and over the summer months. Currently, the program sends between 350 and […]

October 14, 2011

Professors show concern over budget repair bill changes

Faculty and staff at UW-River Falls have begun to feel the first impacts of Governor Scott Walker’s budget repair bill. Walker’s budget repair bill, which was introduced on Feb. 11, increases faculty and staff’s contribution into both their pension and health insurance. An estimated 5.8 percent of salary will be given to pensions. The health […]

October 7, 2011

Symphony Band performs Saturday

The UW-River Falls music department’s Symphony Band is preparing to perform for the UWRF homecoming. Directed by Kristin Tjornehoj since 1993, the UWRF Symphony Band plays a wide variety of pieces that represent a large spectrum of time periods. During their performance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, four to five pieces will be played. […]

September 29, 2011

Department of Education releases loan default information

UW-River Falls is listed as below the national average for student loan default rates, but its numbers are still steadily rising. The U.S. Department of Education has recently released the Fiscal Year 2009 (FY2009) national student loan cohort or group default rate, which has increased to 8.8 percent in 2009 from its 2008 rate of […]

September 23, 2011

Two new deans welcomed to UWRF

Two new deans were welcomed into the College of Arts and Sciences in May and College of Education and Professional Studies in July and have been experiencing a smooth transition so far.