Student Voice


December 6, 2022



Isabella Forliti

22 Apr 2022

Students, faculty petition against custodian outsourcing

Students, parents and faculty have shown little support for outsourcing custodial services on the UW-River Falls campus.

27 Mar 2022

Gov. Tommy Thompson visits UWRF on farewell tour

Gov. Tommy Thompson officially ended his position as interim UW System president on March 18. Before this date, Thompson set out on a farewell tour to a majority of the UW campuses, including UW-River Falls on March 11.

23 Mar 2022

Faculty want out with outsourcing

UW-River Falls faculty have expressed concern with the possibility of outsourcing custodial staff on campus. John Heppen, a faculty member on campus, hosted a meeting to discuss these concerns and what faculty members could do about them.

08 Feb 2022

UWRF professor accepts new position in Korea

Professor of Music Dr. JW Park announced his retirement from UW-River Falls as of Friday, January 28th.

18 Oct 2021

Governor visits campus for vaccine discussion

“Among all adults, young adults have the lowest vaccination rate. Every new generation is a lot smarter than the previous. We have to change this for the county and this city,” said Governor Tony Evers to the student body on the University Center lawn on Sept. 27. 

17 Sep 2021

UWRF updates COVID policies

Students have arrived back on campus to start classes for the fall semester. Although UW-River Falls is reaching for a “normal” academic year there are noticeable adjustments to how the campus will be functioning. 

16 Sep 2021

University encourages new tradition with sculpture

A new falcon has come to campus and landed outside of Rodli Hall in the form of a sculpture. A variety of departments on campus gathered together to collaborate on this project to bring a new tradition to the River Falls space. Director of Career Services, Melissa Wilson, Executive Director of Admissions, Sarah Nelson, and Professor of Art, Dan Paulus were key partners on this project. 

25 Jun 2021

Sound of the Voice: Choosing a chancellor

UW-River Falls has a new chancellor, Maria Gallo, who begins her duties on July 15. In their debut podcast, "Sound of the Voice," the editors of the Student Voice take a look at the process that selected the new chancellor and ask whether it could be improved.

15 Apr 2021

Alumni Spotlight: History of UWRF alumna scholarship

“Mothers and daughters are connected. In ways we don’t even know.” Tricia Burger told me this about her mom, Helen Alexander Kuyper Evans. A UW-River Falls Journalism and English alumna from the class of 1969, Evans is remembered by her family and friends as someone who could light up the entire room as soon as she walked in. Evans had a whirlwind of a college experience and left a mark on River Falls that is still remembered today. 

15 Apr 2021

Post-pandemic world raises lifestyle questions

After over a year of masks, social distancing, and living in a mainly online world, we are starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel. With vaccines becoming increasingly available to all age groups, some more relaxed guidelines are being put into place. People are anxious to get back to some kind of “normal” without knowing what normal means at this point? After months of not having to get ready to go out, how do we all adjust and “re-enter” the world?

Isabella Forliti

Isabella Forliti is a communication studies student at UW-River Falls and editor of the Student Voice during spring semester 2022.