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Amber Jurek

Amber Jurek is a student at UW-River Falls.

May 3, 2007

UWRF makes personal finance course mandatory for students

National statistics regarding student debt have sparked an interest for UW-River Falls to find ways to educate students about credit cards and managing finances. A study done in 2006 by Experian, a credit-reporting agency, revealed college students have an average of $5,781 in revolving debt, including credit cards, and an average of $14,379 in student […]

May 3, 2007

Students to speak at commencement

UW-River Falls students Dana Laufenberg and Nicole Peters have been selected to speak during the graduation ceremonies May 12.  Laufenberg will speak at the 9:30 a.m. ceremony for the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES), the College of Business and Economics (CBE) and the College of Graduate Studies. Peters will speak at the […]

May 3, 2007

New system to improve file sharing at UWRF

Information Technology Services (ITS) has undertaken an estimat ed $290,000 project to improve UW-River Falls file sharing system. The system provides space, such as the Courses and Home drives, for students, staff and faculty to save and store files. While about $250,000 is coming from University funds, about $40,000 is coming from technology fees students […]

February 8, 2007

Plus/minus system being debated by faculty, staff and students

Almost two years after the plus/minus system was first implemented at UW-River Falls, many students, faculty and staff remain confused and frustrated with the inconsistency of its use. Junior Naomi Tomaszewski said she doesn’t mind the plus/minus system, however, it is weird to have two grading options. “It’s not standardized and is confusing,” Tomaszewski said. […]

February 5, 2007

Future renovations of HHP buildings await governor’s approval

Plans to construct an addition to the Hunt Arena and Knowles Center, and to reconstruct the existing buildings may begin to be sketched out if funding for the 2007-09 budget is approved and signed by Gov. Jim Doyle. The $39 million project would provide, among many other improvements, a better space for the health and […]

October 19, 2006

Changes lead WIS program toward uncertain future

UW-River Falls biggest international program could experience some changes this next year as a result of the withdrawal of two important UW schools. UW-La Crosse and UW-Eau Claire announced last spring to the other members of the West Central Wisconsin Consortium—UW-River Falls, UW-Stout, UW-Superior—that as of the end of summer 2007, they would no longer […]

October 12, 2006

Homecoming to bring back spirit

After months of preparation, the UW-River Falls Homecoming will be a week packed with fun, entertainment and events — all with a cowboy theme. “Showdown at the RF Corral” events begin at 9 a.m. Oct. 16 with the medallion hunt, and end after the Homecoming football game Oct. 21. “This [Homecoming] blows everything out of […]

September 28, 2006

Public Safety enforces smoking rule without fines

After several months of debate last semester, the proposed provision to the UW-River Falls campus smoking policy has come to a halt. The current policy states that smoking is banned from any UW-RF campus building or State vehicle, and within 25 feet of any campus building. Last April, the Student Senate passed a motion to […]

September 21, 2006

Chancellor optimistic about UW-RF future

With one of his greatest accomplishments being the creation of a mission and core values for UW-River Falls, Chancellor Don Betz moves forward through this next year with more plans and a clear focus.

April 6, 2006

Students meet Nobel winner in Ireland

A UW-River Falls professor and students took a trip to Northern Ireland over J-term, and had the opportunity to meet a Nobel Peace Prize winner. English professor Ken Olson led the trip, and arranged for students to meet Nobel Peace Prize winner Mairead Corrigan Maguire. It was both Olson’s and the students’ first time meeting […]