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Lezli Weis

Lezli Weis is a student at UW-River Falls.

May 6, 2010

UWRF voter percentage ranks low in UW System

Voter turnout for Student Senate elections at UW-River Falls is incredibly low compared to other UW campuses. According to the 2010 senate election overall numbers from Greg Van De Mark, developer of the Student Senate online voting system and employee at UWRF Department of Technology Services, a total of 602 students voted in the spring […]

April 29, 2010

Shoot-a-thon raises money for orphaned

In the time span of three hours, 750 children in Africa will be orphaned by AIDS. This is why Brian Grove, 12,  hosted an event called Hoops of Hope on April 17 at the St. Bridget Parish School gym in River Falls. “I hope to have 750 free throws shot because that’s how many kids […]

April 22, 2010

New UWRF facility to benefit non-traditional students

UW-River Falls will be establishing a new facility in Hudson to better meet the educational needs of the St. Croix Valley, Blake Fry, special assistant to the chancellor, said. “One primary audience (for the center) will be adults interested in returning to college to complete their degree or pursue a graduate degree,” Fry said. In […]

April 15, 2010

DOT works on major highway

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) began construction on Highway 35/65 in River Falls on March 29. The original start date was going to be in mid-April, but due to certain circumstances, the date was moved up. “Because of the warm weather, we were able to get started a little sooner,” said Chris Ouellette, communications […]

April 8, 2010

Health care becomes law, affects students

The Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act that President Obama signed into law on March 20 will affect students in several ways. UW-River Falls Professor Brian Copp explained this bill in simplified terms. “Health insurance should become available to all students who are presently not insured,” Copp said. “In the past, once a student […]

April 1, 2010

UWRF holds inauguration for new chancellor

The inauguration of Dean Van Galen as the new UW-River Falls Chancellor was held on March 26 in the Riverview Ballroom in the University Center. Fifteen minutes prior to the start of the ceremony, the UWRF band performed music. The band also played for the processional, which was led by Professor Nicholas Karolides, the Chief […]

March 26, 2010

UWRF Athletic Director Rick Bowen retires

Rick Bowen has been at UW-River Falls for 23 years, working as a basketball coach and also as an athletic director. “I came to UWRF from the University of Wisconsin- Madison, where I was an assistant [basketball] coach,” Bowen said. Working at UWRF was his first head coaching job, which he began during the 1986-87 […]

March 11, 2010

Loberg, Boles run for Pierce County District Court judge

Bob Loberg, of Ellsworth, and Joe Boles, of River Falls, are both running to be the next Pierce County District Court Judge. Loberg has served as the Pierce Family Court Commissioner since 2001, and he has represented 23 towns and villages in Pierce County, according to electlobergjudge.com. He explained that he vows to show respect […]

March 4, 2010

Pierce, St. Croix counties rank among Top 10 healthiest in state

Pierce and St. Croix County both placed in the top 10 of the National County Health Rankings for 2010, according to a media release from Pierce County Public Health Director Sue Galoff. Pierce County finished 7th and St. Croix finished 2nd within the state of Wisconsin. “The healthiest of Wisconsin’s 72 counties are largely suburban […]

February 26, 2010

UWRF students experience Haiti earthquake

Alicia Bartel and Paige Paulson, two UW-River Falls students, were volunteering at an orphanage in Haiti when the January 12 earthquake struck. “When the earthquake hit, Alicia and I were in our hotel room about to lay down for a nap,” Paulson, a junior, said. “It felt like your body was moving in one direction […]

February 19, 2010

River Falls hotels compete with each other, economy

The lodging industry in River Falls seems to be continually changing with businesses opening, going up for sale and changing ownership. The Best Western Hotel and Suites, the newest lodging establishment in town, opened in River Falls on July 3, 2009, Dustin Hanson, the hotel manager, said. However, the hotel business is a little “softer” […]

February 5, 2010

UWRF students raise money for Haiti relief efforts

“I woke up to bouncing on my bed and the walls shaking … moving back and forth,” said UW-River Falls student Alicia Bartel about her experience living through the earthquake in Haiti on Jan. 12. Bartel and her friend Paige Paulson, another UWRF student, ran out of their hotel room and saw that the pool […]