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University Police investigates sexual assault in parking lot

November 21, 2019

A sexual assault occurred on Nov. 18 on the University of Wisconsin-River Falls campus. The assault happened at 6:30 a.m. in the “J” parking lot, which is located between Hagestad Hall and the Agricultural Science Building.

Chancellor’s office hosts 10th annual International Thanksgiving

November 21, 2019

Every year over the last decade, UW-River Falls Chancellor’s office has hosted an International Thanksgiving. This year, all international students were sent an invitation for Nov. 21 in the University Center Ballroom.

UW System Deans hosted in River Falls for Reimagining the Liberal Arts

November 20, 2019

As the liberal arts have been under pressure both at the national level and in the state of Wisconsin in recent years, universities have begun to have campus, community, and system wide conversations on what a liberal arts education means for students life after college. Recently, 19 deans from the UW System met in River Falls, WI to discuss the future of these fields of study on their campuses.

UW-River Falls hosts third annual Freeze Fest

November 20, 2019

Freeze Fest is coming to the UW-River Falls campus the evening of December 3. This is the third consecutive year Student Involvement, Residence Hall Association, and Campus Recreation has come together to put on a night of students getting together outside of the classroom.

UW-River Falls hosts Summit on International Education and Engagement

November 20, 2019

UW-River Falls hosted a week-long Summit on International Education and Engagement. It was a week packed with events and activities focused around goal two of UWRF’s strategic plan: global education and engagement. The main idea of the Summit is to celebrate accomplishments related to that goal, and to make a statement that the campus is committed to maintaining the successes it’s had thanks to international students and study abroad opportunities.

University encourages use of first-gen resources

November 20, 2019

On Friday, Nov. 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., UW-River Falls hosted a first-generation resource fair with the hopes that students would reach out, ask questions, and become more aware of the resources that are available to them. 

UWRF community mourns the death of former student and football player

November 20, 2019

A former University of Wisconsin-River Falls student died Oct. 12 by suicide. Ben Zayzay 19, was a football player on the UWRF football team and was also a member of the Black Student Union.

UW initiative aims to help students succeed in math courses

November 20, 2019

The UW System has implemented a plan to increase student success in their first college-level math courses.

Shopko’s optical store moves to new River Falls location

November 20, 2019

Since late May, the former Shopko property in River Falls has sat vacant save for the optical business. But as of this week, the entire site will be empty as Shopko Optical moves to a new location at 1674 Commerce Court.

UW System president to retire in 2020

November 20, 2019

UW System President Ray Cross announced in late October that he would retire. 

UWRF plans summit on international education

October 17, 2019

A Summit on International Education and Engagement is planned on the campus of UW-River Falls during the week of Nov. 18-22. The summit, coordinated by the Office of International Education, is a week-long event packed with different activities and speakers for students seeking to get involved with international education on the UW-River Falls campus.

Despite higher college attendance, women still struggle with workplace challenges

October 17, 2019

More women than men attend colleges and universities across the United States, but two UW-River Falls professors say that despite the educational advantage females continue to struggle with discrimination in the workplace.

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

Melissa Thorud


Brooke Shepherd

Assistant Editor

Reagan Hoverman