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May 8, 2009

UWRF graduate joins World by Road expedition

UW-River Falls graduate Nels Thoreson is traveling around the world in a truck as part of the World by Road expedition. It is expected to take 26 months to complete.

April 23, 2009

UW-River Falls places third at quadrathalon

UW-River Falls’ agricultural proficiency was demonstrated as the Academic Quadrathalon team took third place at a Midwest regional held in Ames and Des Moines, Iowa, where they competed against 14 other schools in mid March. The team consisted of animal science students Mitchell Schaefer, Robert Krenz, Bobbi Wellnitz and Jennifer Bjorge. The quadrathalon is broken […]

April 16, 2009

Students display talent, creativity during art exhibition

As the spring semester draws to a close, senior art majors are showing the culmination of their college education thus far in art exhibitions held in the gallery of Kleinpell Fine Arts. The exhibitions are the main project of Art 309 (Senior Exhibition), a class that is meant to teach art students everything they need […]

April 2, 2009

UWRF upholds yearly tradition with International Bazaar

One of UW-River Falls’ most prominent yearly events, the International Bazaar, will once again be held in the University Center Ballroom on April 9. The event promises to offer things from years past and more. “Nobody is really sure how long it’s been going on for,” Head Coordinator Alifa Momin said. This is Momin’s second […]

March 5, 2009

Wireless system may be too small

With the increasing use of wireless devices, students may see more support for wireless computing devices at UW-River Falls in the future. Steps have been taken in the past to attempt to move Information Technology Services in a direction that is more supportive of portable computing devices. Mary-Alice Muraski, computer support services manager of ITS, […]

February 26, 2009

2008 Gallup Poll suggests Wisconsin a less religious state compared to national average

A national Gallup Poll conducted throughout 2008 suggests Wisconsin is a less religious state than those around it, with 61 percent of interviewees saying religion is an important part of their daily life. Wisconsin’s religiosity is just four points below the national average of 65 percent. In contrast, the four surrounding states all had scores […]

February 5, 2009

Midnight Mayhem yields bigger turnout

The UW-River Falls all night party traditionally held at the Knowles Center and Hunt Arena was moved to the University Center and was renamed Midnight Mayhem. Arguably the primary draw of the event was stand-up comedian Kelly Taylor. Taylor began his routine shortly after the party started at 10 p.m. and continued for roughly two […]

December 11, 2008

Falcon Foods offers hands-on experience

The UW-River Falls Falcon Foods store sells food produced at the plant in the Ag Science building, while offering students involved experience in food production. The food plant has been operating since 1984 and aims to give students hands-on experience working in a commercial plant setting. The food manufactured by the plant includes meat products, […]

November 20, 2008

Students, staff get acclimated to DLC

UW-River Falls students are adapting to the new equipment at their disposal at the Dairy Learning Center, which opened a little over one year ago. There were initial difficulties involved with getting used to the new facility. However, things have improved over the last year and any initial problems have been addressed. “So far everything […]

November 13, 2008

Student film wins first place at Milwaukee Festival

The student film “Pushed Over,” produced by UW-River Falls students, won first place in the college narrative category at the Milwaukee Spotlight Student Film Festival held in early October. The film is a comedy about a girl who gets a new job, but whose boss management skills are so cruel that they push her to […]

October 16, 2008

Service project ‘Destination’ continues to seek participants

The Destination Service Program that takes place over this year’s spring break is continuing to look for potential students as the application deadline of Oct. 31 approaches.  Destination is a hands-on, week long trip in which students selected to participate go to one of four locations and act as a volunteer to work on an […]

October 2, 2008

Campus archives relocating, expanding

Plans to move the area research center and University archives have been put into motion as Head Archivist Alyson Jones and Dale Braun of campus planning will consult an architect over the next several weeks. The new archives are going to be located in the Davee Library basement where textbook services used to be. If […]