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Leila Hirsch

April 14, 2011

Second annual Lil Sibs weekend a success

Lil Sibs weekend took place the weekend of April 8-10 at UW-River Falls, giving siblings and cousins of current students a sneak peek into college life. The eventful weekend was hosted by the River Falls Residence Hall Association which encouraged students of all ages to sign up and experience the weekend activities with their younger […]

April 7, 2011

Dance theater kicks off season finale

Members of Dance Theatre will be hosting their annual Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. on April 27, 28, 29 and 30 in the Blanche Davis Theatre in the Kleinpell Fine Arts Building. The spring concert is a mix of 12 modern dance routines that are choreographed by directors, outside guest choreographers and student choreographers who […]

March 24, 2011

Accounting society preps for tax season

A relatively new program is helping students learn the ins and outs of tax season while benefiting the local community with their knowledge. The UW-River Falls Accounting Society in conjunction with students from the Accounting 361 course assisted with taxes at WESTconsin Credit Union this spring. Under Steve DeWald, the director of the Small Business […]

February 10, 2011

UWRF finds ways to save during state-wide cuts

With Wisconsin’s state budget deficit approaching an all time high, state wide institutions are starting to feel the need to cut costs any way they can. At the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, department chairs are being asked to cut their spending in small ways with the hope that larger spending cuts won’t be needed in […]

February 11, 2010

Faculty votes against controversial constitutional referendum

A UW-River Falls Faculty Senate referendum that has been an item of heated debate failed to pass on Dec. 9 by a large majority. The referendum dealt with whether or not non-instructional academic staff are eligible to serve on Faculty Senate and what their status as instructors implies. Faculty Senate members had been in heated […]

December 3, 2009

Greeks sponsor a more unified community

The Collegiate Panhellenic Council (CPC) hosted its first All-Greek semi-formal on Thursday, November 19, in the Riverview Ballroom of the University Center at UW-River Falls. “Greek organizations provide community service, social and academic support as well as professional networking opportunities within their network of alumnae nationwide,” Matt Levine, Greek coordinator said. There are currently five […]

November 12, 2009

New campus org encourages students to become active

With its 2009-2010 motto, “Students, Service, and Success,” the Falcon Fellows is one of the newest organizations on campus that is striving to help students become active in their community. “The program was first developed on the UWRF campus in 2005 and its purpose is to provide first generation and/or low income college students the […]

November 5, 2009

Student Health Services strives toward a tobacco free campus

Student Health Services is making plans to turn UW-River Falls into a tobacco free campus within two years, with the help of its students, staff and faculty. The results of the 2008 Tobacco Free Survey suggest that students are now ready for a change of scenery on their campus by changing the rules on tobacco […]

November 5, 2009

UWRF campus, clinics continue to fight against H1N1

Wednesday’s vaccine clinic was canceled due to H1N1 vaccine availability and distribution being slower than expected in the Wisconsin area. Now that flu season is underway, students, faculty and staff are starting to see the effects that H1N1 is taking on the UW-River Falls campus. With students missing classes, professors are finding that their attendance […]

October 22, 2009

Rugby season ends on high note

The UW-River Falls Rugby Club’s season ended this past weekend with a win against St. Mary’s at home on the intramural fields. For the first time in four years, the UWRF Fighting Cocks had the Minnesota Collegiate Final Four in its sight. With five matches and one tournament, the season wrapped up on a high […]

October 15, 2009

Senate to submit nominations for award

This November, the External Relations Committee will nominate potential alumni to receive the Distinguished Alumni Award at spring commencement to honor their achievements since graduation. The Distinguished Alumni Award was first established on April 14, 1959 when an alumni faculty committee was having problems with establishing an alumni chapter. This committee took their concerns to […]

October 15, 2009

UWRF alumna addresses tough economy, business concerns

Margaret Keating spoke on behalf of Hallmark Cards, Inc., in the Kinnickinnic Theater of the University Center on Thursday as a part of the Executive-in-Residence program. The UW-River Falls College of Business and Economics chooses one speaker every year as a part of their Executive-in-Residence program that highlights UWRF graduates and their accomplishments. The lecture […]