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Derrick Knutson

Derrick Knutson is a student at UW-River Falls.

November 29, 2007

FalconFile to be unveiled to students, faculty, staff

Information Technology Services (ITS) will be introducing the new file archiving system, FalconFile, to UW-River Falls students and staff starting this J-term and continuing into spring semester. FalconFile is “an improved way for students, faculty, and staff to store, access, control and share their electronic files,” according to the ITS Web Site. Students and staff […]

November 15, 2007

Pending plans for Rodli remain undecided

Rodli Commons sits vacant, its halls no longer filled with the hustle and bustle of students and staff shuffling through its corridors. “No final plans have been made for the next use of Rodli Hall,” Chancellor Don Betz said in an e-mail interview. “There have been several proposals considered, but no recommendation has emerged as […]

November 8, 2007

Professors use alternative methods to motivate students

Imagine not having to raise your hand to answer a question or getting change tossed at you when you do. These are among the methods employed by UW-River Falls professors to get students to participate in class. Physics professor Hyun Jai Cho has started rewarding students with small amounts of money when they participate in […]

November 2, 2007

Nontraditional students pursue college education

Years may go by, but the drive for education still stays the same for nontraditional students at UW-River Falls. College may be seen as an environment solely for 18-22 year-olds, but nontraditional students are making their mark on the UWRF campus. There is no exact definition for nontraditional students, Alan Tuchtenhagen, the associate vice chancellor […]

October 4, 2007

Creativity takes center stage at conference

On a blustery, rainy Saturday afternoon, students gathered in the confines of the University Center and shared creative works with peers, professors and parents at UW-River Falls’ first all-undergraduate academic conference. Presentations included works of poetry, prose and critical analysis. The conference took place Sept. 29 in the St. Croix room of the University Center. […]

September 27, 2007

St. Croix River access furthered by grant

The resources of the St. Croix River are now at the fingertips of UW-River Falls students and staff as a result of a $50,000 grant by the McKnight Foundation. The product of this $50,000 grant is the inception of the St. Croix River Institute. The institute was established in 2006 and it is a collaborate […]

October 13, 2006

Drunkards should stay put

“He went through the windshield of his truck,” is all I can remember thinking about that fateful day of my senior year in high school.

September 29, 2006

Sudanese forgotten, not lost

A small African child cowers in the corner of his family’s modest hut, his body shaking uncontrollably. He watches as his father is dragged out into the street by a group of armed militiamen. A rifle is placed to the back of the man’s head, and with a single shot the life is taken out of him. His lifeless body falls to the ground and a torrent of blood stains the gravel road red.

September 22, 2006

Get active in orgs that matter

With the start of a new school year comes the opportunity for students to get involved in numerous on-campus
organizations. A great way to meet new people, become familiar with important issues and make a difference.