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UWRF responds to rising positive coronavirus cases

September 18, 2020

As of 7 p.m. on Sept. 18, the UW-River Falls campus will be following shelter-in-place orders through Oct. 3. There will also be a pause on all in-person classes during this time. This information is according to an email sent to all students from Interim Chancellor Connie Foster. 

UWRF officials hope to keep campus open despite COVID-19 spread

September 16, 2020

One of the big questions for colleges and universities across America this semester is “How long will it be before the campus has to shut down again?” University of Wisconsin-River Falls officials have developed a strategy to help prevent further spread of COVID-19 as thousands of students congregate once again in the community.

Number of positive COVID cases increase on UWRF campus

September 15, 2020

As of Sept. 15, there are a total of 26 positive cases for COVID-19 on the UW-River Falls campus, according to data from the university website. In an email from Chancellor Connie Foster, she wrote that this is an increase compared to the nine positive coronavirus cases that had been reported on Sept. 14.

UWRF hosts virtual involvement fair for student organizations

August 30, 2020

The University is adjusting multiple events to be fully online due to the coronavirus pandemic. This year, the Involvement Fair will be held 100% virtual through the Blackboard Collaborative Platform. The event will be held from Sept. 2nd- Sept. 4th running from 8 a.m to 5:30 p.m each day.

Reaction to Floyd’s death will shape class discussions, professors say

August 14, 2020

After nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police on May 25, UW-River Falls professors took notice, and some are looking for ways to incorporate the case into their fall semester.

UWRF chancellor named next president of Missouri Southern State

June 4, 2020

The chancellor of UW-River Falls accepted a position as the sixth president of Missouri Southern State University. 

Respecting pronouns part of gender awareness

May 25, 2020

For students in college, the first day of class often comes with sharing their names, hometowns and fields of study. In recent years, personal pronouns have been added to those introductions.

Conservative nonprofit threatens to sue UW-River Falls on grounds of campus free speech laws

March 13, 2020

What started out as a simple misunderstanding on campus policy, has become an issue of First Amendment rights that could soon lead into a legal battle between UW-River Falls and a student.

Gay Straight Alliance hosts drag show

March 12, 2020

The UW-River Falls Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) hosted a drag show, a running tradition for almost two decades, in the University Center on March 7. A drag show is a form of art and entertainment where various performers dress up and sing, dance or lip sync to a song.

KARE 11 reporter visits campus for seminar and brunch

March 12, 2020

On March 17, Jana Shortal, a reporter and co-anchor of “Breaking the News” on KARE 11, will be visiting the Falcon’s Nest for “Coffee and Conversation with Jana Shortal” from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Coronavirus leads to class suspensions and alternative classroom methods

March 12, 2020

UWRF has made the decision Wednesday night to cancel all in-person classes until March 30. In an email sent from the chancellor to the campus community, Dean Van Galen wrote that the main priority is safety on campus.

River Falls to remove houses for road, utilities projects

March 11, 2020

The city of River Falls will remove two houses soon to make way for the construction of the new Highway 35 ramp off of Division Street and Hanson Drive. Another house at 716 North Main St. will be removed entirely from the property to improve the location of city utilities.

Here is this semester's Student Voice staff. Click on a name to see what the staff member has written.

Melissa Thorud

Melissa Thorud

Editor

Brooke Shepherd

Brooke Shepherd

Assistant Editor

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Hallie Diekoff

Reporter

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Isabella Forliti

Reporter

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Anna Gunderson

Reporter

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Reagan Hoverman

Reporter

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Taylor Kiel

Reporter

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Ally Langer

Proofreader

Madelyn Markulics

Madelyn Markulics

General Manager

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Sara Ollig

Photographer

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Angelique Tretsven

Photographer