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Joy Stanton

May 8, 2009

Chancellor Foster to retire this summer

Interim Chancellor Connie Foster will retire June 30, closing the door on 25 years of service at UW-River Falls.

April 23, 2009

Local Ph.D. candidate discusses energy, natural resources

Ellsworth resident Nate Hagens, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Vermont and online editor of a Web site called the Oil Drum, spoke to a small crowd in the University center about energy, natural resources and the economy: Human Behavior on a Full Planet April 22, Earth Day. He began the presentation with the […]

April 16, 2009

Students bike to help build Ugandan school

The capital city of Uganda is 7,873 miles across the Atlantic Ocean from River Falls. UW-River Falls’ Building Tomorrow chapter members have made plans for students, staff and community members to symbolically bike the distance to Kampala from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during April 29th’s Unity in the Community day-long event. Building Tomorrow chapter […]

April 2, 2009

UWRF graduate receives national fellowship

The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) awarded UW-River Falls graduate student Ian Johnson a fellowship in the Campus Ecology Program with a $5,000 grant for his thesis study in sustainability, Dec. 14. The 2009 NWF’s Campus Ecology fellowsÑ17 total, met in Washington, D.C., for a training conference March 6-9. The meetings and brainstorming sessions was long, […]

March 26, 2009

Workshop teaches UWRF students, staff about minority oppression

A stone’s throw away from the diverse, thriving Twin Cities, UW-River Falls’ minority population remains at 7 percent. The City of River Falls’ minority population is 1 percent according to the 2000 census take by the U.S. Census Bureau. An effort is being made by the Social Justice Committee to address the issue of white […]

March 12, 2009

Heating plant continues testing biomass fuel

UW-River Falls’ central heating plant exceeded the highest January bill this year—the total coming to $164,700. As fuel cost rises, the staff of the 45-year-old heating plant has made an effort to find a cheap, efficient, carbon neutral fuel.  Wisconsin’s mean temperature in January was about seven degrees—the year before was 15 degrees, according to […]

February 19, 2009

UWRF wins Residence Life awards

Dedication and leadership skills were displayed when the UW-River Falls National Residence Hall Honorary Kinni Chapter brought home 11 out of a possible 14 awards during the Wisconsin University Residence Hall Association’s annual February conference. UW-Platteville hosted the conference in which 17 Wisconsin public and private colleges and universities were represented. NRHH is a student […]

February 19, 2009

UWRF assistant professor discusses trip to Poland at social justice event

During the first Social Justice Series event of the semester, Feb. 11, Todd Savage, an assistant professor in UW River Falls’ school of psychology, talked about his experiences involving a student social justice leadership mission to Poland. Extra chairs had to be brought in to seat the approximated 60 people attending the event. “This was […]

February 19, 2009

Rainwater reuse system reinforces sustainable goals at UW-River Falls

UW-River Falls students, faculty and staff may or may not have noticed the blue signs in the University Center bathrooms commenting on the gray water in the toilets. The signs-put up during J-Term-signal the recent success of the rainwater reuse system. The rainwater reuse system is the first of its kind in a state of […]

February 5, 2009

University looks inward to prioritize programs

Across the UW-River Falls campus, programs are under self-review in light of UWRF’s strategic plan and in concurrence with a budget cut from the state of Wisconsin in July 2009. UWRF will define its priorities and use solid information to make future decisions about how to use its resources, according to the strategic plan. “This […]

December 11, 2008

Higher education gender gap a growing concern

Female enrollment at UW-River Falls has remained ahead of male enrollment by 17 percent this year, a growing trend that mirrors the nation. Males are not being encouraged to go onto post secondary education. Unaddressed, this trend will affect the economy, make-up of the workforce and society, according to Alan Tuchtenhagen, associate vice chancellor for […]

November 20, 2008

Social Justice Series brings ‘Lost Boy of Sudan’ to campus

UW-River Falls’ Social Justice Series (SJS) will be drawing attention to the humanitarian crisis in Africa through a lecture by a “Lost Boy,” Benjamin Ajak. The purpose of Ajak’s lecture is to give students background of the ongoing issues in Africa’s largest country, Sudan. “We are hoping to raise awareness and appreciation for the life […]