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Ben Brewster

Ben Brewster

Ben Brewster is an alumnus of UW-River Falls. He was editor of the Student Voice during spring semester 2009.

08 May 2008

Sodexo wins next year’s dining contract

Starting next fall, UW-River Falls students will have a new provider for their meal plans and dining on campus. The current contract with Chartwells, the dining services company that is currently used by UWRF, will run out May 31. The decision to not award Chartwells the new contract was made April 29; the contract was […]

17 Apr 2008

Floor makes effort to be substance-free

Students who wish to live in a substance-free environment at UW-River Falls now have that option with the fourth floor in Johnson Hall.   The floor, which includes a male wing and a female wing, became substance-free in the fall semester of the 2007-08 school year.    “Of the students who were placed on fourth […]

10 Apr 2008

Grant prepares students for doctorate programs

Nine UW-River Falls seniors are graduating as McNair Scholars this May, continuing on to graduate school and doctoral degrees. “The McNair Scholars Program is a federally funded grant that UWRF receives from the department of education,” Njia Lawrence-Porter, the assistant director of the McNair Scholars Program, said. “The purpose of the program is to prepare […]

03 Apr 2008

Former Falcon first, only to be drafted by Major League team

Baseball season is getting into full swing, and with UW-River Falls entering its sixth year without a varsity team, it can easily be forgotten that there was once a baseball program here to be proud of.   As Falcon baseball slips further from memory, a look into the past can help keep it alive.   […]

27 Mar 2008

Ramer Field's restoration raises student fees

On March 4, the UW-River Falls Student Senate voted 19-2 in favor of raising student fees for the renovation of Ramer Field. Ramer Field was built in 1967, and has been largely untouched since then, according the UWRF athletics Web site. The project is estimated to cost $3.5 million and to be finished in 2012. […]

13 Mar 2008

Plunkett, Fry campaign for county board position

On April 1, two of UW-River Falls’ more recognizable faces will be running for District 4 of the Pierce County Board. Special Assistant to the Chancellor Blake Fry will be challenging incumbent UWRF student Ben Plunkett. “The most important task a member of the Board of Supervisors is charged with is effectively representing the interests […]

06 Mar 2008

Physics department gains recognition

Despite not having state-of-the-art facilities, the UW-River Falls physics department stands out from other schools and was recognized when it was named to the Interactions Magazine Honor Roll last spring. Interactions did a study on production of physics majors in universities across the country since 1997. “[Ten years ago] was kind of a rough time […]

21 Feb 2008

Org started for military vets

In the upcoming weeks, a new organization for all the military veterans on campus, both student and faculty, will be getting off the ground. The UW-River Falls Veterans Club is primarily for veterans to socialize with each other, receive benefit information and keep up with legislation. “[The club] has been an idea that has been […]

18 Feb 2008

Falcon lacrosse plays matches at Xcel Energy Center

The Falcon men’s and women’s lacrosse teams previewed their upcoming seasons Feb. 10 with exhibition games played at the Xcel Energy Center. The day started with a game between the Minnesota Swarm and the Portland LumberJax in which the Swarm won 14-13 in overtime, keeping them undefeated on the season with a 6-0 record.   […]

07 Feb 2008

Former Falcon participates in bowl game, preps for NFL Draft

The Tostito’s Fiesta Bowl held Jan. 2 in Glendale, Ariz. had an unexpected local twist with the play of UW-River Falls alumnus Owen Schmitt. Schmitt is originally from Gilman, Wis. but moved with his mother to Fairfax, Va. in eighth grade and was a 2003 graduate of Fairfax High School. As a high school junior, […]