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Brooke Shepherd

Brooke Shepherd

Brooke Shepherd is assistant editor of the Student Voice.

September 28, 2020

UWRF cancels 56th annual rodeo

For the past 55 years, UW-River Falls has hosted a rodeo in September. This fall, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the event was canceled.

August 14, 2020

Reaction to Floyd’s death will shape class discussions, professors say

After nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police on May 25, UW-River Falls professors took notice, and some are looking for ways to incorporate the case into their fall semester.

June 4, 2020

UWRF chancellor named next president of Missouri Southern State

The chancellor of UW-River Falls accepted a position as the sixth president of Missouri Southern State University. 

May 25, 2020

Respecting pronouns part of gender awareness

For students in college, the first day of class often comes with sharing their names, hometowns and fields of study. In recent years, personal pronouns have been added to those introductions.

March 12, 2020

Gay Straight Alliance hosts drag show

The UW-River Falls Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) hosted a drag show, a running tradition for almost two decades, in the University Center on March 7. A drag show is a form of art and entertainment where various performers dress up and sing, dance or lip sync to a song.

March 10, 2020

Spring break study abroad canceled due to growing health risks

Due to the growing risk of coronavirus both in-state and internationally, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs David Travis said in a campus-wide email sent on March 9, that Study Abroad trips scheduled for spring break will be canceled. Travis listed various factors relating to coronavirus. 

January 21, 2020

Health Department recommends radon testing 

January is radon awareness month. The Wisconsin department of health services said people should test their homes for the gas. 

December 10, 2019

New book delivers expert teaching tips

After reading this book, you may find yourself wondering how you can fit Cyndi Kernahan’s class, Psychology of Racism, into your class-load next semester. 

December 10, 2019

Spanish, Japanese roundtables aid UWRF students to learn languages

Weekly language roundtables at UW-River Falls allow students to practice Spanish and Japanese skills in an informal setting, typically led by a native-speaking student.

December 10, 2019

Psychology professor publishes her first book

A UW-River Falls professor of psychology wrote her first book titled, Teaching about Race and Racism in a College Classroom: Notes from a White Professor.

November 21, 2019

Chancellor’s office hosts 10th annual International Thanksgiving

Every year over the last decade, UW-River Falls Chancellor’s office has hosted an International Thanksgiving. This year, all international students were sent an invitation for Nov. 21 in the University Center Ballroom.

November 20, 2019

UW initiative aims to help students succeed in math courses

The UW System has implemented a plan to increase student success in their first college-level math courses.