uwrfvoice.com
Sunday, May 16, 2021 Latest PDF issue  |  Give to the Voice  |  Search

Author archive

Avatar

Joy Stanton

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 […]

November 6, 2008

Campus clock strikes students as off

The University clock in the campus mall has raised questions after a student noticed that it uses IIII instead of the traditional Roman numeral IV. “It’s one of those things that you don’t notice, but once you do, you notice it everywhere,” Mary Halada, former vice chancellor of administration and finance, said. At the beginning […]

October 30, 2008

Obama, McCain on higher education creates mixed feelings on campus

Federal funding for higher education may not be on the forefront of either Sen. Barack Obama or Sen. John McCain’s talking points, but both of their platforms receive criticism from all sides. Seventy-five percent of UW-River Falls students use some type of federally funded financial aid according to the outgoing Financial Aid Director Sandra Oftedahl. […]

October 9, 2008

Kinders to retire, will join Betz in Oklahoma

UW-River Falls Public Affairs Director Mark Kinders is retiring at the end of November and will join former chancellor Don Betz at Northeastern State University, beginning a new career as vice president for university relations in Oklahoma. There is no difference—benefit-wise—retiring from UWRF now than in six years when Kinders turns 65, he said in […]

October 2, 2008

University chancellors and presidents across US debate drinking age

While 130 chancellors and presidents of colleges and universities across America have signed a public statement that declares that the 21 age drinking laws are not working to curb binge drinking, Interim Chancellor Connie Foster has decided not to sign. Foster made her decision after she consulted with UW-River Falls staff that did not support […]

September 18, 2008

The Banks Center opens its doors

The basement of the Davee Library now houses an innovative new center for learning that through teaching and research is intended break through the boundaries between different disciplines at UW-River Falls. The Banks Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry is named after UWRF alumna, Joanne Banks, who broached the idea and made a generous donation. A state […]