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Blake Gandrud

Blake Gandrud

11 Dec 2008

UWRF receives grant to develop safety program

The grant application requested $8,300 from the Wisconsin Bureau of Risk Management and calls for six two-hour training sessions, each covering a different area of farm safety. The sessions will be created by Jonathan Chaplin, an engineering consultant and faculty member at the University of Minnesota. He was chosen because of experience in engineering safety […]

13 Nov 2008

UWRF TV to transition to digital next summer

The contract for the UW-River Falls cable service provider will be expiring this summer and Student Affairs is taking the opportunity to make the transition to digital television. The current contract with the old cable provider is ending and will be replaced by a digital provider. Jason Winget, FredNet information technology manager, said that he […]

30 Oct 2008

‘Valley Vote ‘08’ prepares for live election coverage

“Valley Vote ‘08,” a channel 19 cable TV event being produced by a class of communication studies and theatre arts (CSTA) students, aims to provide live election coverage on Nov. 4. The focus will largely be on the county races in St. Croix and Pierce Counties and the state races (Senate District 10 and State […]

16 Oct 2008

New chief information officer brings experience

The new chief information officer of IT Services takes over Oct. 27, bringing a strong background in academics, business and technology to the position. Stephen Reed, the new hire, said that he has always enjoyed integrating technology with academic needs. It is something that he has previously done at Anoka-Ramsey Community College as the chief […]

16 Oct 2008

Bi-annual compost sales face challenges, decline in sales

Behind the new Dairy Learning Center at Mann Valley Farm (Lab Farm II) lie large piles of compost. Here, time and proper tending turns cow manure and wood shavings into a soil amendment.  The largest pile is about six feet high and 30 feet long and when a buyer shows up, a loader lifts compost […]

02 Oct 2008

Alumnus leaves $400,000 to UW System

A donation of $400,000 was made to the UW System by an alumnus that passed away and is to be evenly split between UW-Madison’s department of Bacteriology and UW-River Falls’ College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences. The alumnus, Lester Baribo, was a 1943 graduate of UWRF who majored in agricultural education. He went on […]

25 Sep 2008

Wells hopes to raise awareness about Wisconsin in Scotland study program

Student Life Event Coordinator Karyn Wells has assumed dual responsibilities as she takes on the job of the Wisconsin in Scotland program coordinator. Wisconsin in Scotland is run through the Global Connections office in Hagestad Hall and is one of many travel abroad programs. Although there are 12 major programs listed on their official Web […]

18 Sep 2008

Former CBE dean Nemecek will make return to classroom

Barbara Nemecek, the former dean of the College of Business and Economics, stepped down from her position as dean and is currently on sabbatical as she prepares to teach a marketing class for the spring semester. Nemecek was the founding dean of the CBE, which replaced the School of Business in 2001, and drew faculty […]