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Samantha Wenwoi

Samantha Wenwoi is a student at UW-River Falls.

December 13, 2007

Students reflect on the holiday season

According to the popular Christmas song, the holiday season lays claim to being “the most wonderful time of the year.” And with the results of a March Newsweek poll showing that 82 percent of Americans identify as Christian, Dec. 25 holds a special significance in our nation’s psyche. The proliferation of front yard nativity scenes […]

December 6, 2007

Ill professor given second chance at life

It just didn’t make sense to Salma Atroon. The wife of leukemia-stricken Kamal Adam, UW-River Falls assistant professor of agricultural engineering technology, could not wrap her head around the news that Adam’s doctor at United Hospital in St. Paul had shared with the couple: that a bone marrow tissue match had not been found among […]

November 29, 2007

Student receives fellowship to study alternative fuel sources

UW-River Falls junior Lee Massey is concerned about the world’s over reliance on fossil fuels to power sedans and SUVs. And with the prognosis looking grim for future coal, oil and natural gas supplies, he said he feels the time has come for alternative fuel sources such as biofuels and hydrogen to be taken more […]

November 8, 2007

Students, faculty provide support to ailing professor

Room 163 in the Agricultural Engineering Annex on the UW-River Falls campus has had its door locked since early October. That is because the faculty member who uses the room as an office is battling an aggressive form of leukemia. United Hospital in St. Paul has become a temporary home for Kamal Adam, assistant professor […]

October 19, 2007

Outstanding teachers of the year recognized by CAS

UW-River Falls faculty members Brad Caskey, Morgan Clifford and Karen Klyczek have left such a positive impression on their former students that they are being recognized for it by the University. All three were named the College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teachers of the Year for 2007. Each professor represents a division within the […]

October 11, 2007

The Big Event returns to UW-River Falls

Don’t forget to wear your earplugs. On Oct. 13, the Wall Amphitheatre on the UW-River Falls campus will resonate with the sounds of wailing guitars, booming drums and soaring vocals as local and national musical acts gather to perform for a single cause: to help build a school for vulnerable children in Kampala, Uganda. The […]

October 4, 2007

Instructor brings global perspective to campus

For Monika Johansson, the seeds were sown early. As a child, she spent her summer vacations exploring the countries of Western Europe with her family. During grade school she gained fluency in three languages besides her native German: English, French and Latin. The foundation was laid for the UW-River Falls instructor of modern languages to […]

September 20, 2007

Getting to know Betz, Foster

Summer vacation is out of the question if you are the head of a university. While many students at UW-River Falls spent time soaking up the sun and sleeping in until noon during the past couple of months, Chancellor Don Betz remained on duty. There were educational conferences to attend, international university contacts to strengthen, […]

October 19, 2006

Charity aims to help children in need

For many children, Christmas signals the arrival of Santa Claus and the promise of shiny new presents. But for those living in impoverished areas around the world, the idea of receiving a gift is almost impossible to imagine. The fourth annual Operation Christmas Child charitable drive on the UW-River Falls campus is aimed toward bringing […]

September 21, 2006

Summer renovations brighten up buildings

Students and staff returning to UW-River Falls fall semester were greeted by a host of major renovations to campus buildings.