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Kelly Richison

May 7, 2009

Student Senate sends packages to military

The UW-River Falls Student Senate has made preparations to organize and send care packages to 31 UWRF students who will be leaving for military service in war zones overseas. The Student Senate has approved a budget of $1,500 to fund the creation and organization of the care packages. The Senate is also putting together a […]

April 30, 2009

UWRF admission requires diploma or equivalency

The admissions process at UW-River Falls evaluates the applications of prospective students who hold varying types of completion certification ranging from high school diplomas, high school equivalency degrees (HSED) and general educational development (GED) certificate. The two types of diploma equivalency certification are available in the state of Wisconsin through the Wisconsin department of public […]

April 16, 2009

UWRF education majors help administer achievement tests

For more than 10 years, instructors as well as teaching education students of UW-River Falls have prepared to administer achievement and assessment tests required in the state of Wisconsin.  These tests are administered by the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS) and the series is commonly known as the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examination. The system […]

April 9, 2009

UWRF students spend break serving communities

Nine students from UW-River Falls participated in a multi-state community service trip that took place during spring break. The students that took part in the trip were members of the Falcon Fellows program on campus, which is a collaboration of two different organizations: AmeriCorps and UWRF Student Support Services. Students who join Falcon Fellows agree […]

February 19, 2009

UWRF barbershop ensemble takes fourth in competition

The UW-River Falls barbershop ensemble, Wissota Voices, placed fourth at the Barbershop Harmony Society Youth Chorus Competition in Pasadena, Calif. Jan 30. The ensemble was founded in 2007 by Scott Perau, UWRF alumnus and director of the group. Wissota Voices is made up of men from River Falls, the Twin Cities and the surrounding areas. […]

February 5, 2009

Faculty, staff prepare for budget cuts

Faculty and staff at UW-River Falls have been gathering to prepare for the coming budget cuts that have been brought on by the current economy.  The amount of money to be cut from the budget at UWRF has not yet been disclosed and the University has been unable to determine what areas of its budget […]

December 11, 2008

United Way soon to be implemented at UWRF

UW-River Falls students are in the process of starting a new chapter of the United Way on campus, a national organization started in 1887. It was founded in Denver, Colo., by a group of religious leaders in the city. The goal of the foundation was to improve the well-being of the people living in Denver. […]

December 4, 2008

UWRF to hire police officers in January

Two new police officers will be hired on the UW-River Falls campus in early January following a formal interview process. Candidates considered for the positions have filled out an application online and have submitted résumés. The UWRF human resources department was responsible for pre-screening and compiling the list of candidates to be interviewed. A committee […]

November 20, 2008

Program offers teaching experience abroad

The International Traveling Teacher program at UW-River Falls enables teachers to gain experience with education and culture in foreign countries, while earning graduate credit from the University. The International Traveling Teacher program is affiliated with the outreach and graduate studies department. Those participating in the program are not paid for the work they do, but […]

October 30, 2008

UWRF pre-registration project draws record numbers

The 2008 presidential election season has brought with it a record number of students who turned out to participate in the pre-registration project at UW-River Falls. The UWRF Student Senate conducted the pre-registration. One of major roles of the Senate is to ensure that the entire student body has the opportunity to take part in […]

October 16, 2008

UWRF agricultural engineering continues progress in biodiesel research

Research done by students in the UW- River Falls agriculture engineering department has yielded progress in biodiesel fuel development on campus that is being used in campus machinery. The department continues its current series of student projects that focus on using used vegetable oil from the University Center to process biodiesel. The biodiesel is then […]

October 2, 2008

UWRF students raise funds, provide support in Uganda

Students from the UW-River Falls chapter of Building Tomorrow continue their fundraising efforts and will travel to Uganda in January 2009, where they will help to build a school. Student Affairs coordinator Amy Lloyd said that the UWRF chapter of Building Tomorrow was started in 2006 during the crisis brought on by Hurricane Katrina. Students […]