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Alison Holmes

May 5, 2011

Study reveals how laptops affect education

Look anywhere around the UW-River Falls campus at any given time, and certainly there will be students working away diligently on their personal laptop computers. According to a study done by the Pew Research Center, the “Millenials” generation is more likely to own a laptop computer than any other generation, with 70 percent of young […]

May 5, 2011

Ag student receives national award

A UW-River Falls student was named the 2011 Agriculture Engineering Student of the Year by the American Society of Agriculture and Biological Engineers, or ASABE. The recipient of the award, Melissa Sattler, said she felt like UWRF was a better fit for her than other schools she looked at with similar degree programs. “It had […]

April 28, 2011

Food science students fight to save program

Food science majors at UW-River Falls are using tactics of education and persuasion to try to save their degree program at the University, said Sara Kolb, president of the Food Science Club. The Food Science and Technology major was suspended at the Feb. 2 Faculty Senate meeting. The grounds for suspension, as defined in a […]

April 21, 2011

UWRF celebrates ways to go green

There are signs of UW-River Falls’ year-long commitment to sustainability all over campus, but Earth Day holds a special meaning, especially for residents of Wisconsin. According to the UWRF Sustainability 2011 Earth Week website there are many ways people can celebrate Earth Day in River Falls. On Friday night, binGO GREEN will take place at […]

April 14, 2011

Career Services warns students about pitfalls of social media

Imagine sitting in a class and seeing an embarrassing picture of you projected on the big screen. It’s a picture you have seen many times before; in fact, you recognize it as a picture someone tagged of you on Facebook. Now imagine going to a job interview and seeing the same picture on the interviewer’s […]

April 1, 2011

HHP inches closer to new building project

UW-River Falls got one step closer to getting the $63.5 million needed to build a new Health and Human Performance facility, after the State Building Commission gave approval on March 16, for “advance enumeration.” To advance enumeration means UWRF has essentially “pre-approval” to do more extensive planning, which can be done while the funding gets […]

March 3, 2011

UWRF brings large number of researchers to conference

One chartered jet wasn’t enough to fit all the UW-River Falls students going to present at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research this year; they had to reserve two. The Society for Undergraduate Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activities, or SURSCA, has been sending students to the NCUR since 2002. Since that time, SURSCA had sent […]

February 24, 2011

Online class attracts various students

UW-River Falls students and alumni who have taken online classes have different opinions on the quality of education they have derived from taking a class in the online format. Marketing communications junior Janie Hanson has taken three online courses at UWRF. She said she does not feel like she receives the same quality of education […]

February 17, 2011

Food Science and Technology major suspended from UWRF

The Food Science and Technology major, or FDSC, was suspended from the UW- River Falls’ College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences due to low enrollment and staffing issues, at the Faculty Senate meeting Feb. 2. The suspension was upheld by a senate vote of 15-4 with one abstention. According to a program suspension document […]

February 10, 2011

UWRF offers English courses in St. Paul for international students

UW-River Falls offers English proficiency classes to international students who do not meet university English requirements through the English Language Transition Program (ELTP) at a UWRF location in downtown St. Paul. As soon as the students arrive from abroad, they are tested at the Global Language Institute, or GLI, in St. Paul, where the ELTP […]

February 3, 2011

No. 2 Falcons enter season’s final three weeks undefeated

The Falcon women’s hockey team is currently undefeated and holds the No. 2 ranking nationwide, according to the United States College Hockey Online poll.