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Ashley Julka

May 5, 2011

Student Senate declines support for Zimride

Student Senate declined to support a ride-share plan because of safety and other concerns, said Facilities and Fees Chair Beth DeLong. Zimride is a ride-share program that can be utilized on Facebook and Twitter.  Its benefits include eliminating need for extensive parking permits, helps build relationships and allows students to save money by carpooling, according […]

April 21, 2011

Benefit concert for Japan relief to be held downtown

A benefit concert for disaster relief in Japan will be held on April 28 from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Junior’s Bar and Grill located in the Riverview Hotel and Suites on Main Street. The benefit concert has been planned entirely by the UWRF nonprofit marketing communications course, said marketing communications lecturer David Bonko. […]

April 14, 2011

Senate to spend reserve funds

The Student Senate reserve fund currently boasts a total of approximately $110,000, which is technically subject to a UW-System raid. During the 2009-2010 school year, the UW-System raided the UW-River Falls HHP Building Fund. The raid took $2 million from the fund, said Allocable Fee Appropriation Board Chairman Jordan Harshman. “It begs the question, why […]

April 7, 2011

Campus administrator has many responsibilities

Special Assistant to the Chancellor Blake Fry has had many responsibilites since he came to UW-River Falls in 2005. When he joined the UWRF staff in 2005, he served as the dean for student development and campus diversity. “As the dean of student development and campus diversity, I oversaw emergency preparedness, served as the chief […]

April 1, 2011

Melting snow threatens to flood parking lot

As the snow continues to melt and the rain starts to fall, the threat of flooding in the South Fork of the Kinnickinnic River near the N parking lot increases, said University Police Officer Steve Nygaard. N lot, located south of Hawthorn Hall on a floodplain, is the lowest parking lot and usually the only […]

March 24, 2011

Gov. Walker’s budget threatens congruity of UW Systems

The Board of Regents is working on an amendment to Gov. Scott Walker’s 2011-13 biennial budget that would give flexibility to all UW System schools, while keeping UW-Madison intact, according to the Wisconsin Idea Partnership. As a part of Walker’s budget proposal, UW-Madison could be split from the rest of the UW System schools in […]

March 10, 2011

AFAB set to review funding policies

The Allocable Fee and Appropriations Board, or AFAB, will begin to review their policies for the coming school year, which could give organizations that charge dues, such as sororities and fraternities, the chance to receive AFAB funding for the first time. At the Feb. 22 meeting of the Student Senate, it was resolved that AFAB […]

March 3, 2011

Basketball goes to first NCAA tournament

The UW-River Falls men’s basketball team continues to the NCAA Division III tournament for the first time in UWRF history, according to UWRF Sports Information. The announcement of the 61 team tournament was made Feb. 28.  Although the team lost to UW-Stevens Point at Stevens Point Feb. 26, they received an at-large bid to the […]

February 24, 2011

Student receives award for involvement in community

Nikki Shonoiki, a senior majoring in intercultural communications studies, has been selected as a recipient of the University of Wisconsin System’s 2011 Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award, according to the UW System award letter. Shonoiki received the award based on her extraordinary campus and community involvement in diversity. “Over the years she has […]

February 17, 2011

UW-River Falls professor promotes awareness of crisis in Egypt

“People said, ‘Egypt is going to have a revolution’, and it ended up that way,” said trip participant and fine arts major, Liz Novak. We all heard people say the president has it coming, Novak said. Eleven UW-River Falls students traveled together, on Jan.10, to Egypt along with Steven Derfler, a professor in the art […]

February 10, 2011

Student Senate votes for good of student body, not ideology

The Student Senate is attempting to display a non-partisan viewpoint by casting aside their political beliefs, said College Republican and Senator Michael Leonard. Prior to 2007, the race for Student Senator positions was a contest between the College Democrats and the College Republicans, said College Democrat and Senator Tyler Halverson. When Halverson was elected to […]

February 3, 2011

Men’s basketball team expects successful season

The UW-River Falls men’s basketball team has used its undefeated confrence record to gain national attention, including in Div. III polls. The team is returning 11 players from last year’s 9-16 team.  The Falcons are currently 19-2 on the season and 12-0 in the conference. The team is placed first in conference and also ranked […]