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Beth Dickman

Beth Dickman

03 May 2007

Grievance fails to change results

The Student Senate meeting was meant to wrap up the semester, but the crowd in attendance demonstrated the level of importance of the motions on the table. The finance committee, headed by Jim Vierling had a motion on the table to approve a series of one-time funding requests that were submitted by various organizations on […]

09 Nov 2006

Intramurals offer athletic alternative

Intramural sports are a huge part of the UW-River Falls community. Whether living on campus or off, students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of different sports on co-ed and single-sex teams.

02 Nov 2006

New law deters online gamblers

The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 has been passed in order to make it illegal for any site to accept monetary transfers from U.S. financial institutions, including banks and sites dedicated to such transfers, like Paypal.

27 Oct 2006

Profs need to answer emails

For almost every class I have taken at UW-River Falls and two other institutions, professors have dedicated the first day of class to handing out the syllabi and meticulously reading through them, section by section. Though some professors prefer to put the necessary information on Web sites like D2L or send them via e-mail, the majority still print out enough copies for everyone to have.

26 Oct 2006

Kicker feels at home in River Falls

So far this season the Falcon football team hasn’t been perfect. Though they have a record of 3-4, kicker Spasimir Bodurski still has high spirits.

13 Oct 2006

River Falls lacking midnight munchies

At 2 a.m. bartenders and bouncers shuffle college students and alcoholics alike out of the dimly lit brick buildings that line both sides of Main Street. Once out on the street, the mass chaos of people walking and driving to various destinations ensues.

12 Oct 2006

Recent violence sparks safety concerns

Safety at UW-River Falls and around the nation is becoming an increasingly important topic due to recent acts of violence. On Oct. 2, in a one-room Amish schoolhouse in Pennsylvania, five young girls were killed and another five wounded before the shooter turned the gun on himself.  In Montreal on Sept. 13, a student at […]

12 Oct 2006

1,000 kills mark milestones for two volleyball players

Two UW-River Falls volleyball players reached milestones in their careers this season by each hitting their 1000th kill.  Seniors Andrea Geehan, a middle hitter, and Kate Thompson, an outside hitter, are both leading role models and powerful forces for the Falcon team, according to several teammates and player profiles. Thompson’s twin sister and fellow teammate, […]

28 Sep 2006

Student helps in relief effort after tornado

On Monday, Sept. 18, UW-River Falls social work student Krista Erickson took part in the Red Cross effort to assist families in Rogers, Minn., after an F2 tornado devastated the town two days earlier. The tornado struck the town late on Saturday, Sept. 16, leaving a 10-year old girl dead and many others homeless. Erickson, […]

21 Sep 2006

No rules to excuse tardiness

The "15-minute rule" has been a long-running urban legend in college classrooms, but its validity has widely been unknown. The aptly-named rule refers to the amount of time students are required to wait in the classroom for a tardy professor before being allowed to leave without fear of penalization.