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Sarah Packingham

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

February 28, 2008

UWRF dance team prepares for nationals

The UW-River Falls women’s dance team is preparing for a trip to nationals in March, but the road to get there has not been easy. The season started for the team back in September and won’t be over until the nationals trip concludes. “[One of the] most challenging things would be the lack of practice […]

February 21, 2008

Falcon men anticipate playoffs against Saints

Playoff atmosphere is in the air once again for the UW-River Falls men’s hockey team.   On Friday and Saturday night, the Falcons, ranked seventh in the country, take on the visiting St. Scholastica Saints.   UWRF is entering the series as the second seed in the NCHA, while Scholastica is seventh.    The Falcons […]

February 18, 2008

Twins coach teaches youth at Knowles

Minnesota Twins batting coach Joe Vavra brought a bit of spring to River Falls with a batting clinic Sunday.   The Knowles Center was the location of the clinic that went from 3-6 p.m. and was for youth in the community ages 8-18.   The UW-River Falls club baseball team helped set up and organize […]

February 7, 2008

Falcons look to rebound at Hunt Arena

The UW-River Falls men’s hockey team hit a bump in the road in the last four games. Since Jan. 25, their record is 1-3, with the three losses coming consecutively. On Jan. 25 the Falcons beat UW-Superior at home and then lost at home to St. Scholastica and on the road to UW-Stevens Point and […]

December 13, 2007

Students and alumna prepare for figure skating show

Junior Julie Erickson has been figure skating for as long as she can remember, and she has been competing competitively since she was in the fifth grade. Erickson, from Plymouth, Minn., has also been coaching at the Hunt Arena Skating School (HASS). Now Erickson, along with three other UW-River Falls students and one former student, […]

December 6, 2007

Coach’s love of teaching is evident

Growing up on a farm in Osceola, Wis., Lee Lueck didn’t know exactly what he wanted to do. But he did have a plan he was going to try and follow. He was going to attend the Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis, Minn., and become a sheet metal worker like his father and brother. […]

November 29, 2007

Masquers to perform childhood favorite

Masquers has been on campus since 1928, and each year they are responsible for putting together an entire play for the campus and community. This year, director Krissie Weckman decided to make Masquers history and put on a musical. “It is a really cute show, and it was nicely put together,” Weckman said. “It’s commonly […]

November 15, 2007

Former students stick around, lend a helping hand on campus

Two former students are now working as program coordinators in the University Center to help current students with difficulties that may arise within a student organization or as a member of Greek life. Jon Levendoski is the student organizations coordinator and Sara Gliniany is the student activities coordinator. Levendoski graduated from UWRF in 2004 with […]

November 8, 2007

UWRF alumna killed in line of duty in Iraq

UW-River Falls lost an outgoing former member of the campus community this week. Tracy Alger, a 2001 UWRF graduate, was killed by an improvised explosive device Nov. 1 in Shubayshen, Iraq. Alger, 30, graduated from UWRF with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing Communications. Alger grew up in New Auburn, Wis., and graduated from Chetek High […]

November 8, 2007

Etiquette dinner teaches students valuable lessons

Imagine having the opportunity to enjoy a five-course meal on the UW-River Falls campus. Students who attend the annual Etiquette Dinner have the opportunity to dine on a variety of delicious foods and learn good manners in the process. Career Services, along with the help of Chartwells, puts together the dinner for students each year. […]

November 1, 2007

Study abroad trips give students opportunity to see the world

Imagine spending a semester traveling across Europe, two months student teaching in Australia or a J-Term trip to Ireland. For students on the UW-River Falls campus, these trips are not something students need to imagine, they are something that students here are able to experience. “Our programs range in length from one week study tours […]

October 25, 2007

Falcon hockey returns to the ice

A new chapter in the history of UW-River Falls men’s hockey will begin Saturday as the team takes on Northland College for the first time in school history. Senior captain TJ Dahl said the Falcons don’t know much about their opponent for this weekend, but they don’t plan on preparing for the Lumberjacks in any […]