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Elwood Brehmer

May 6, 2010

Ethics complaint leaves Student Senate in limbo

Student Senate decided at Tuesday’s meeting that the Presidential election redo will occur on May 12 and 13, according to Interim President Jordan Harshman. The elections are being redone due to an ethics complaint filed by former Student Senate President Josh Brock against current Senate presidential candidate Nikki Shonoiki set off a string of events […]

April 29, 2010

New CBE program targets non-traditional students

The College of Business and Economics (CBE) is implementing an Adult Degree Completion Program (ADCP) in an attempt to attract working adults who have yet to earn a bachelor’s degree back to college. “Over time what we will build is a program of one particular format that will attract mostly adult students,” ADCP Director Michael […]

April 22, 2010

UWRF students attend conference to debate global issues

The Arrowhead Model UN Conference (AMUNC) was held April 15-18, at UW-River Falls and included the largest group of competitors UWRF has fielded in some time. “The 21 participants, that’s the most we’ve had in my time here,” political science Professor Wes Chapin said. “Usually we only have 10 or 11 students.” Chapin attributed the […]

April 15, 2010

Health Fair promotes wellness

The 15th annual UW-River Falls Health Fair was put on Wednesday by Student Health Services in the University Center. Billed by Health Services members as a chance for students to improve their personal health awareness, the event consisted of 50 booths set up by businesses, clubs, and health care providers from UWRF and the surrounding […]

March 11, 2010

ROTC cadets participate in military skills challenge

Four UW-River Falls Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets qualified for the German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency in Bloomington, Ind., Feb. 9-12. “Cadets from 26 campuses participated,” Major Tab Benzinger from the UWRF ROTC said. “There were about 500 cadets.” Freshman Eric Henrichs and sophomore Taylor Lau received gold medals, and sophomore Hailey Myren […]

March 5, 2010

Chiefs’ summer training camp no longer at UWRF

Despite the fact that the Chiefs won’t be returning this upcoming summer, Testa said the team’s decision to move was a financial one that had little to do with UWRF.

February 25, 2010

UW-System looks to improve efficiency, graduation

The Advantage Wisconsin initiative, started by the UW System in 2007, has begun to expose areas in the Systems operation that need improvement, UW-River Falls officials said. Alan Tuchtenhagen, associate vice chancellor for enrollment services, and Lisa Wheeler, interim vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance, took part in the think tank portion of the Advantage […]

February 11, 2010

H1N1 vaccinations remain crucial, health officials say

Though fears of the H1N1 flu are beginning to subside, Student Health Services offi cials at UWRiver Falls said individuals on campus should continue to take preventative measures against the virus. “We’re still encouraging people to get vaccinated,” said Lori Otto, student health nurse at Student Health Services. Alice Reilly-Myklebust, director of counseling at Student […]

February 4, 2010

Departing CAS dean leaves legacy, improvements at UWRF

After 21 years of service at UW-River Falls, Terry Brown is taking her experience and dedication to her work to the far side—of Wisconsin that is. Brown, who has been Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences since 2005, will be leaving UWRF on March 5. She will be taking a position at UW-Parkside […]

December 3, 2009

Transfer students raise enrollment

Two-year campuses and community colleges are becoming more popular as launching pads to four-year institutions, officials at area campuses said. The UW System of colleges and universities now includes 13 two-year campuses to match the number of established four-year universities. Alan Tuchtenhagen, associate vice chancellor for enrollment services at UW-River Falls, said roughly one-third of […]

November 20, 2009

UWRF professor nationally recognized for art

UW-River Falls art professor Randy Johnston recently learned he will be presented with the Distinguished Educator Award for his work in ceramics this coming spring.

November 5, 2009

KFA receives emergency chairs

Two emergency evacuation chairs were installed in Kleinpell Fine Arts earlier this semester as part of a broader effort to continually improve campus safety, UW-River Falls Risk Management Officer Connie Smith said. The chairs are designed to help individuals with mobility difficulties get down stairs and out of buildings quicker in an emergency. They were […]