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Amber Jurek

Amber Jurek

Amber Jurek is a student at UW-River Falls.

03 May 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 […]

03 May 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 […]

03 May 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 […]

08 Feb 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. […]

05 Feb 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 […]

09 Nov 2006

Facebook ads educate voters

The votes are in after months of campaigning. Governor Jim Doyle was reelected, Congressman Ron Kind returns to serve District 3, and incumbent Kitty Rhoades beat out recent UW-River Falls graduate Dan Gorman in the State Assembly race.

02 Nov 2006

Geography students take top honors at meeting

UW-River Falls geography students took on the issue of environmental racism and presented their research, taking top honors at a regional conference early last month.

26 Oct 2006

Attendance policies remain varied

Class attendance policies have always been a topic of debate, generating contrasting opinions amongst students, staff and faculty. Some say faculty should omit attendance policies for classes, while others say they are necessary to the learning experience of students.

19 Oct 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 […]

12 Oct 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 […]