UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Student Resources

Freddy Falcon

FREDDY FALCON

UWRF Biology Department has had the distinct honor of being instrumental in bringing Freddy Falcon to our River Falls campus. Freddy Falcon represents a live version of our Universities Mascot. Freddy is a cross between a Peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) and Gyr falcon (Falco rusticolus) One of the fastest species in the world, the peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) may reach speeds of up to 250 kilometres per hour (155 miles per hour) or more when diving in pursuit of prey. It is also one of the most widely distributed of all birds and shows considerable variation in size and coloration across its extensive range, with 19 subspecies recognized. A fairly large, stocky falcon, with pointed wings and a relatively short, square tail, the peregrine falcon typically has a bluish-grey crown and upperparts, and whitish, greyish or reddish-brown underparts, with a variable amount of dark spotting and barring. The underwing and tail are also barred, and the pale throat and cheeks contrast with a broad, dark 'moustache' stripe. The facial skin and legs of the peregrine falcon are yellow to orange, and the beak is bluish, tinged yellow at the base and black at the tip. The female peregrine falcon is up to 20 percent larger than the male, and usually has more heavily marked underparts. The browner plumage, streaked rather than barred underparts, and blue-grey or greenish legs and facial skin, can distinguish juveniles. The peregrine falcon has a variety of calls, including a loud, harsh, persistent chatter, used against intruders.

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General Interest


UWRF Online Writing Lab (OWL).  The OWL is an extension of our on campus Writing Center and is designed to provide writing assistance to a wider array of UWRF students, including but not limited to those taking classes at the Hudson Center, those in online classes, and those whose schedules do not coincide with the hours of our in-person center.  The OWL is not meant to be a proofreading service (just as the in-person center is not) but will offer feedback to students about many other writing issues.  To take advantage of the OWL, students first self register on D2L by clicking on the OWL widget, and then once they are registered, they can upload their paper for commentary.  Three days later, the student will receive written feedback on the project and will be offered an opportunity to meet with a tutor online to discuss the feedback.  Resources about grammar, punctuation, and other writing issues and links to other useful sites are posted on the introductory page of the site for student use.  Any currently registered student with access to D2L can take advantage of the OWL, so please let them know.   If you have questions, please email me at Kathleen.hunzer@uwrf.edu.

Internships

Biology Department's Student Internship Proposal Guidelines

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Conservation Internships

Get Real Conservation Experience With SCA Expense-Paid Internships
Living Stipend • Housing • Round Trip Travel • 18 and Older • 3-12 Months • All 50 States

http://thesca.org/serve/internships

Minnesota Zoo Internships

The Minnesota Zoo Student Internship Program is designed to provide technical or college level student interns with practical learning experiences and provide the opportunity for interns to consider entering or furthering zoological or public service careers. A student intern must be receiving academic credit from, or be fulfilling an academic requirement of an accredited Institution of Higher Education.

Internships are offered in a variety of program areas. Applications are accepted year-round from junior and senior students. Please see the Application Procedure link below for deadlines. All internships run 10 to 14 weeks, 30 to 40 hours a week, and are unpaid.

http://www.mnzoo.com/global/jobVolunteer.asp

Nasa Internships

http://intern.nasa.govlink


St. Croix County Medical Examiner

St. Croix County Medical Examiner Internship
Every semester (spring, summer, fall) one UWRF Biology student is awarded an internship to work with the St. Croix County Medical Examiners. Interns process decedent’s data and learn about medical records. Interns also respond to death calls and learn how to process a scene, collect evidence, and speak to families. Autopsy and cremation observations are scheduled as permitted. Interested students should speak with Dr. Kim Mogen, Professor, Rm 406 AGS, Biology Department.

INTERN APPLICATION fall semesterdocument

INTERN APPLICATION spring semesterdocument

INTERN APPLICATION summer semesterdocument

 

 

Professional Programs


Bitesize Bio a free and increasingly popular online resource for young researchers in the biosciences. Bitesize Bio (http://bitesizebio.com/link) provides short articles, web seminars and community discussion on technical and vocational topics that are essential to the development of every researcher's career.

Scholarships

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