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Katrina Styx

Katrina Styx is a student at UW-River Falls.

May 14, 2008

TESOL, study abroad programs improve students’ confidence, help University create develop reputation

UW-River Falls Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and some English students have a rare opportunity to take their education to a higher level. The TESOL abroad program differs from standard study abroad programs in that students who participate in the TESOL program are actually teaching their foreign peers rather than simply learning […]

May 9, 2008

Prologue honors students’ creativity

Campus media — when students hear this term, many of them may think of such news organizations as WRFW and the Student Voice. But there is one campus medium that has a more creative bent: Prologue.

May 2, 2008

UWRF falls behind other state universities’ security

Out of the 13 four-year universities in the UW-System, only one campus is protected by anything less than certified police officers. That campus is UW-River Falls. “That’s really shocking, especially considering how close we are to the Twin Cities,” senior Jessica Schaffer said. UW-Green Bay, UW-Parkside, UW-Platteville and UW-Superior all have smaller student bodies as […]

April 10, 2008

Students represent Wis. to Congress

UW-River Falls will be sending two students to Washington DC to present their undergraduate research findings to senators and state representatives April 29. Matthew Blodgett, a physics major, and Amanda Liesch, an international studies major, are the only two undergraduates in the state of Wisconsin to be selected for the trip. Nationwide, 60 students were […]

April 3, 2008

Tax deadline approaching, but students don’t need to stress

April 15 is the deadline for working Americans to submit their tax information to the state and federal governments. Tax time can be stressful for a lot of people, especially students, but for most students the process is easier than they think. “It’s really not complicated,” said Bob Casey, office manager at WESTconsin Credit Union […]

March 6, 2008

Vaccination clinic provides multiple immunizations

UW-River Falls hosted a vaccination clinic Feb. 27 in the University Center for students and staff members looking to defend themselves against disease. The clinic, which visits the University five times each year, offers immunizations for students either free or at reduced cost, according to Alice Reilly-Myklebust, director of Student Health and Counseling. Immunizations available […]

February 28, 2008

Residence halls update furniture, save money

Students living in Johnson, Prucha, May, Hathorn West and Crabtree Halls are saving roughly $100 a year, thanks to updated furniture in those buildings. Since 2005 the University has been gradually working on replacing outdated beds, dressers, desks and, in some cases, free-standing wardrobes in the dormitories. The new furniture allows residents to save money […]

February 28, 2008

Journalism professor uses sabbatical to expand knowledge

Pat Berg, an associate professor in the journalism department, will be going on sabbatical next fall in order to work on a book profiling small-town newspapers. Small-town papers have always been of special interest to Berg. She especially notes how her hometown paper in Ascov, Minn., made mention of her father’s death, and that that’s […]

February 14, 2008

Library exhibit honors UWRF faculty

Chalmer Davee Library will be hosting an exhibit Feb. 19 to honor UW-River Falls faculty and staff for scholarly and creative works published during 2007. Organized by library staff member Cate Dodson, “Celebrating Research, Scholarship and Creative Achievement ‘08” is an annual exhibit designed “to recognize the intellectual and creative achievements of faculty and staff […]

February 14, 2008

Valentine’s Day created by companies

I don’t know if I’m just out of the loop, but I was surprised to realize that I really haven’t heard that much about Valentine’s Day this year. Not that I’m complaining. I enjoy the romantic dinner and chocolate and flowers as much as the next girl, but I am sick of seeing all the […]

February 7, 2008

Students’ interest in politics rises

An estimated 90 people showed up to “Pizza and Obama” Jan. 31 to show support for Presidential candidate Barack Obama and encourage students to vote in the upcoming primaries. The event, sponsored by the Black Student Union, began with pizza for all and proceeded with a presentation outlining Obama and his campaign. Simeon Talley, a […]

December 13, 2007

Letter to the editor misses a few points

In last week’s Letters to the Editor section, Michael Defenbaugh attacks the staff of the Student Voice for not checking facts and as a result, completely misinformed the campus and community about a concert on Dec. 4. I won’t deny that any newspaper is responsible for making sure that all information printed as fact is, […]