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Sarah Packingham

Sarah Packingham is a former member of the Student Voice staff.

May 8, 2008

Swensen to receive the University’s highest honor

For the first time in over 12 years, an individual will be receiving an honorary degree from UW-River Falls. David Swensen, an institutional fund investment expert at Yale University, will be presented a honorary doctorate degree in humane letters during the May 17 commencement. He will be honored at both the 9:30 a.m. and 2 […]

May 8, 2008

2008-09 hall managers ready to take charge

Seven new hall managers and three returning from this year will be in control of the campus residence halls for the 2008-09 school year. The three returning include Mike Bremer, Jessie Gadach and Mallory Schultz. “We are excited to have them back,” Jason Neuhaus, west end area coordinator, said. “At the beginning of the year […]

May 1, 2008

Kansas City Chiefs return to River Falls

This summer will mark the 18th year the Kansas City Chiefs call River Falls home. Starting July 24, the Chiefs will be using Ramer Field, the UWRF practice fields, dorms and lecture halls to run their summer camp. They will stay in town until August 15.   ”I think it’s a tremendous thing for the […]

April 10, 2008

Annual health fair to promote healthy, active campus

For students who want the opportunity for free massages, henna tattoos, hair styling and more, the annual Health Fair is just around the corner.   The event is scheduled to take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday in the University Center Ballroom.   “Students should expect an interactive event that is targeted toward […]

April 10, 2008

Chancellor to bid farewell to UWRF

UW-River Falls Chancellor Don Betz made an announcement Tuesday of his plans to accept the role of president at Northeastern State University in Oklahoma.   Betz has been working at the University since July of 2005 and will resign his position on June 30.   Provost Connie Foster will be filling in as interim chancellor […]

April 3, 2008

Facebook serves as inspiration for student’s book

Procrastination may have paid off for UW-River Falls student Zach Nagle.   Nagle compiled, wrote and published his first booklet entitled “Facebook Quotes.”   “[The idea] came to me during finals week last spring,” Nagle said in an e-mail interview. “I was procrastinating in the best way I know possible: browsing Facebook. I came across […]

March 27, 2008

Event to raise sexual assualt awareness

Communities around the nation put on an event called “Take Back the Night” and the UW-River Falls community is no exception. The event is usually held early in April as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. “It also provides a safe place for people who have been sexually assaulted to share their stories,” Laura Adrian, […]

March 13, 2008

Forensics team prepares for national tournament

The UW-River Falls forensics team has been working since September to get ready for upcoming competitions and prepare for nationals which will take place in April.   The team is lead by senior and team president Denise Burce and sophomore vice president Emily Pfannes. They are coached by professor Eric Eberhardt, and their advisor is […]

March 13, 2008

University celebrates Women’s History Month

Susan B. Anthony, Hillary Clinton, Sally Ride, Eleanor Roosevelt and Harriet Tubman are a just a few of the prominent women in U.S. history. The month of March is a time when the work those women did along with the work of hundreds of other women, is recognized. Women’s History Month started as a week-long […]

March 6, 2008

CBE adviser dedicated to students

Ellen Schultz, adviser for the College of Business and Economics, is a woman of many interests, including sports, traveling and spending time with her family. Upon entering Schultz’s South Hall office, it’s hard to ignore the picture slideshow on her computer which showcases photos of some of her favorite memories. There is one photograph of […]

March 6, 2008

Twins offer a look at spring

Despite the snowy conditions Wednesday morning, I still knew in the back of my mind that spring was not too far away. As I made my way across campus I just kept thinking to myself “I think I can, I think I can.” I knew that the state of Wisconsin could and would have to […]

February 28, 2008

Falcons upset by Saints in first round of St. Peter’s Cup playoffs

The UW-River Falls men’s hockey team fell in the first round of the St. Peter’s Cup playoffs to the visiting St. Scholastica Saints. The Falcons entered the Feb. 21-22 series as the second seed in the NCHA; while the Saints were sitting at No. 7. However, the season’s records did not seem to matter as […]