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Kirsten Blake

Kirsten Blake

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

09 Dec 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. […]

02 Dec 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.

18 Nov 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 […]

10 Nov 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 […]

04 Nov 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 […]

28 Oct 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 […]

14 Oct 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 […]

07 Oct 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 […]

30 Sep 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.

23 Sep 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 […]