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Adrianne Patterson

April 30, 2009

Residence Hall Association to unite present organizations, committees

Students who live in UW-River Falls residence halls gave their approval by voting for the formation of the Residence Hall Association for next fall semester. According to the Residence Hall Association information guide, “The UW-River Falls Residence Hall Association will act as the primary governance body regarding policies, procedures and decision-making with respect to the […]

April 23, 2009

Alternative auxiliary fund distribution not supported

An alternative method for the cut in auxiliary funds, the account that funds housing, meals and parking at UW-River Falls, for the UW System has been proposed by Lisa Wheeler, vice chancellor for administration and finance, and supported by the UWRF Student Senate. The attention to the auxiliary funds began at the beginning of March, […]

April 16, 2009

Enrollment up at University despite tuition increases

The number of applications the UW-River Falls admissions office has received is above average, despite the fact that tuition is increasing next year. According to Alan Tuchtenhagen, associate vice chancellor for enrollment services, applications are presently at a 1 to 2 percent increase compared to 2007-08. Over the 2008-09 academic year, the increase has varied […]

April 9, 2009

State budget delays renovations to three UW-River Falls buildings

On March 16, Gov. Jim Doyle released the recommended 2009-11 Capital Budget that will involve the appraised renovation of 31 projects within the UW System over the next two years, except UW-River Falls. According to Doyle’s budget, UW-River Falls received approval for the reconstruction of Hagestad Hall, South Fork Suites and Ramer Field, but any […]

April 2, 2009

UW budget cut to affect students, UWRF classrooms

“Reality is, we are getting hit hard,” UW-River Falls Interim Chancellor Connie Foster said. Foster’s choice of a few strong words describes how she feels the recently announced UW budget cuts will affect UWRF students and their future educational experience on campus. According to the March 11 Board of Regents press release, UWRF will experience […]

March 12, 2009

Ride-share program now available for UWRF students

Students may walk to class, to the University Center for a bite to eat and possibly to the Karges Center for an evening basketball game. Monday through Friday, students spend their hours slipping and sliding from point A to point B, but the weekend is here and it is time to go home. Students pack […]

March 5, 2009

University to continue scholarships, financial aid for students despite economic troubles

As the spring semester flies by, students will soon begin to plan for next fall by meeting with their advisor, sign up for classes and ultimately determine how to afford another year of education during this tough economic state. Students may feel the pressure to scrape to the bottom of their penny banks, but UW-River […]

February 26, 2009

UW-River Falls to increase tuition next semester

Next fall, students at UW-River Falls will experience a guaranteed increase in tuition. The specific increase each student will face is still unknown and will not be released until the school year is complete. “The Board of Regents will set and release the tuition amount in June,” Kristen Hendrickson, budget director of the vice chancellor […]

February 12, 2009

UWRF professor dies after battle with cancer

UW-River Falls political science professor Tracey Gladstone-Sovell, 54, died Feb. 4 after a 20-month battle with brain cancer. She spent her final time with her family and friends in the home of her father-in-law’s in Minneapolis. Gladstone-Sovell was first diagnosed with brain cancer in June 2007. According to Davida Alperin, a UWRF political science professor, […]

February 5, 2009

Student Senate begins new semester, new decisions

The UW-River Falls Student Senate is facing challenges and changes to the campus this semester that will affect students through this poor economic time. The Senate is working on maintaining the quality of this campus by improving much needed renovations, keeping the increase to next year’s tuition to a minimum and preparing for the final […]

December 11, 2008

Graduation marks transition to a new beginning

Snow, the dreadful temperature and the motivation to study has continued to fall as the end of the semester is right around the corner. Yet some students will soon be rising to take the few well-earned steps across the stage from college life to the real world. Three hundred and three UW-River Falls students will […]

December 4, 2008

Faculty handbook receives summer duties update

UW-River Falls department chairs’ summer duties are now explained with more detail in Chapter II of the Faculty and Academic Staff Handbook due to a motion passed by the Faculty Senate. The previous editions of the Faculty and Academic Staff Handbook included the department chair’s summer duties as simply holding “responsibility for a departmental presence […]