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Kyle Toutloff

April 29, 2010

‘Open mic’ night spotlights talent, draws crowd

Many bars along Main Street in downtown River Falls host open mic nights where people are allowed to come in and play their music at no cost to themselves or others. People are also welcome to recite poetry, spoken word and perform comedy sketches if they would like. The popularity of these events has been […]

April 23, 2010

UWRF Foundation gives back to University students

Recently the UW-River Falls Foundation has received three new endowment gifts. Two of these are designated for scholarships and one for a professorship. The foundation has also received funding for two new annual scholarships and seven special project accounts. For over 60 years, the UWRF Foundation has made it possible for generations of students to […]

April 15, 2010

UWRF staff member committed to diversity

In April, UW-River Falls Assistant Director of Upward Bound Tyra Nelson will be awarded the Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award. The ceremony will be held at UW-Whitewater on April 17. The award is given out by the Women’s Studies Consortium of the University of Wisconsin System. “I am extremely honored to be a […]

April 8, 2010

UWRF professor to attend world reading congress

UW-River Falls professor of education Margaret Phinney will be attending the next World Congress of the International Reading Association, July 12-15, in Auckland, New Zealand. The theme for the conference will be “Leading & Learning in Literacy.” The College of Education and Professional Studies named Phinney thew 2001-02 Outstanding Faculty Member. She was selected from […]

April 2, 2010

IceCube project sends UWRF students to Antarctica

In November, two UW-River Falls students, Kyle Jero and Drew Anderson, embarked on a trip to Antarctica in participation with an international research coalition group called the IceCube project. Jero and UW-Rock County student Samantha Jakel departed for Sweden at the beginning of November to help prepare the Russian icebreaker Oden for its trip from […]

February 18, 2010

UWRF facilities to undergo renovations, location changes

Several UW-River Falls facilities on campus will be changing location in the near future due to renovations and mergers. The UWRF Sports Information office will be relocated, and the UWRF Publications (North Hall), Public Affairs (South Hall) and Photo Services (South Hall) offices will be merged into University Communications. The offices that have merged into […]

February 4, 2010

Texting ban soon to become law

In late January a bill passed the Wisconsin legislature prohibiting motorists from typing on their cell phones or computers while they are behind the wheel of a car in the state of Wisconsin. The vote was passed overwhelmingly on a bipartisan 89-6 vote, making Wisconsin the 20th state in the United States banning text messaging […]