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Brooke Brokaw

Brooke Brokaw is a student at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

May 6, 2015

URSCA event highlights students’ hard work

The spring Undergraduate Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity (URSCA) Day was held on April 30, and showcased the work of over 230 UW-River Falls undergraduates.

April 29, 2015

‘Living biopsy’ creator’s passion comes from family tragedy

The UW-River Falls biology department is revolutionizing the way cancer is studied. Professor Timothy Lyden and Brazilian foreign exchange students have been testing how cancer spreads through the “living biopsy” project.

April 22, 2015

University finally adds criminology major

While some departments on campus have been forced to cut back due to budget cuts, one department, criminology, will be added. On Friday, April 10, the Wisconsin Board of Regents approved a new criminology major for UW-River Falls, which will be effective immediately. This new major will allow students to major or double major in criminology with the first criminology majors graduating this spring.

April 8, 2015

Commuting can have negative effect on mental, physical health

For students, faculty and staff at UW-River Falls, commuting is almost inevitable in some way, shape or form. According to a USA Today report, the average American’s commute (to work) is 25.5 minutes each way. This averages to about 204 hours per year spent commuting.

April 1, 2015

Career Services provides two professional events

Two upcoming events, the “Etiquette Dinner,” which will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on April 14 in the River View Ballroom in the University Center, and “Mock Interview Day,” which will be held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on April 15 in the River View Ballroom, will help to increase students’ professionalism along with making meaningful connections with potential future employers.

March 25, 2015

New salary negotiation workshop offered on campus

The first ever “Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop” will be held from 2-5 p.m. on April 8 in the St. Croix River Room in the University Center. The event is open to all students and is free to register, but the three hour hands-on interactive workshop will be capped at 30 participants.

March 4, 2015

UWRF associate professor follows dream with rose studies

UW-River Falls associate professor of horticulture David Zlesak has had a love of plants ever since he was a young boy. His passion for gardening first developed after spending time on his grandparents’ farm as a child.

February 25, 2015

Local organizations provide UWRF students a chance to give back

It’s no secret that volunteer work looks good on a resume. It could even be the one thing that sets someone apart from another candidate in a job hiring process one day. In addition to volunteer work looking good on paper, it’s even good for one’s mental and physical health.

February 18, 2015

Volunteer work looks good on resumes

With the competitiveness of the job market becoming ever-increasing, students may wonder how they can set themselves apart from other applicants in the job hiring process.

February 4, 2015

First ever Opportunity Fair hits UW-River Falls

The first ever Opportunity Fair will be held at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 19, in the Riverview Ballroom in the University Center, and will feature 72 different on-campus jobs, internships, summer positions and volunteer opportunities.

November 21, 2014

As jobs get scarce, alumni consider working abroad

Working abroad allows students to apply the skills that they have learned throughout their collegiate career to international work, and UW-River Falls students have the opportunity to study abroad while in school, but how many students consider working abroad after they graduate?

November 14, 2014

Physics department declared a Top 10 degree producer

UW-River Falls was recently identified as one of the top 10 producers of physics undergraduate degrees by the American Physical Society.