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Kirsten Blake

Kirsten Blake

Kirsten Blake is an alumna of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

December 9, 2010

Senate passes election rules

Student senate passed new senate election rules Nov. 30 with an 18-1 vote. The original rules were “quite a mess,” said Student Elections Reform Ad Hoc Committee Chair Aaron Bergman. The old rules lacked complete definitions of campaigning, non-traditional students among other things. Tyler Latz said that he was generally satisfied with the new legislation. […]

December 2, 2010

Limited space prompts move to Hathorn

Residence Life and Student Rights and Responsibilities offices began their move Wednesday from out of the Involvement Center in the University Center into the basement of East Hathorn Hall.

November 18, 2010

University improves campus sustainability grade

UW-River Falls improved its grade from a B minus last year to an A minus this year on the on the College Sustainability Report Card. The report is designed to recognize colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada that are leaders in sustainability, according to the Campus Sustainability Report Card website. Participants are evaluated […]

November 10, 2010

UWRF professor uses zebra fish to test human heart failure

UW-River Falls Assistant Professor Cheng-Chen Huang was awarded a $40,000 grant in early October from the WiSys Technology Foundation to continue his research on heart failure. By applying aristolochic acid to zebra fish embryos, Huang said he has been able to induce heart failure in them similar to that in humans. Huang then tests 30-40 […]

November 4, 2010

Students vulnerable to flu on campus

Living or working in a university environment places students at risk of many illnesses, yet only about one-third of college students receive flu vaccines. According to the 2009 American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment findings summary, approximately 33 percent of college student respondents reported receiving an influenza vaccine within the past 12 months. Students […]

October 28, 2010

OrgSync gets mixed reviews from students

“It’s like Facebook for grown-ups,” said hall manager for Parker Hall Grady Stehr, regarding OrgSync organizational software. Approximately one quarter of the campus community are registered users of OrgSync, Director of Student Life Paul Shepherd said. A three-year contract for the software program was purchased last fall by Student Senate for $24,900 which allows for […]

October 14, 2010

New forms of video rental take growing market share

Despite the availability of alternate movie rentals and viewing options, local video rental shops are holding steady for now, but look forward to a bleak future. Econofoods video rental faces the possibility of being terminated during a re-model of the store potentially happening in December, said Customer Services and Video Rental Manager Stacy Martin. Martin […]

October 7, 2010

Student Senate votes to uphold results of recent flawed election

The Student Senate accepted a flawed election as valid Tuesday. The technical flaw of the online election that ended Monday was that the polls were not password protected, which meant that any person-not just students-would be allowed to vote and could vote multiple times if they voted from separate IP addresses. Originally, there were less […]

September 30, 2010

Senate gives funding to pay Karges’ building managers

Student Senate approved a motion allocating $13,600 towards paying the salaries of student building managers in Karges Center Tuesday. Any unused money will be returned to the Senate reserve account at the end of the year.

September 23, 2010

New director brings experience, leadership

After 18 months without a career director, Career Services chose Bridget Kenadijan out of 29 original applicants to be their new director. Kenadijan has over 11 years of director and assistant director experience at the University of Minnesota, William Mitchell College of Law and Crown College. Kenadijan said she was drawn to apply for the […]

September 16, 2010

Monson wins Student Senate re-election

Student Senate presidential election winner, Lee Monson, beat his opponent, Nikki Shonoiki, by 34 votes in the re-election last spring. The re-election was implemented after the winner of the first election, Tyler Latz, declined the position of Student Senate president as well as other issues surrounding the election. The first election was unusual because of […]

May 7, 2010

Res. Life policy yields drop in reported offenses

Since Residence Life adopted their new alcohol policies in 2008, the UW-River Falls Annual Crime Report has shown the number of liquor law violations resulting in either an arrest or offense reduced by approximately 50 percent. The reduction in citations, however, may not mean less drinking on campus. The decrease in offenses is a result […]