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Xcel Energy Grant Supports Future Teachers at UW-River Falls
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls College of Education and Professional Studies has received a $3,000 scholarship grant from Xcel Energy. The grant money will be awarded to two teacher education students in the UW-River Falls "We Teach!" program.
 
Fall 2014 Observatory Viewing Sessions Set at UW-River Falls
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Physics Department begins its fall season of free, public observatory viewings and astronomy discussions on Sept. 24.
 
UW-River Falls Physics Professor Vonk Named Fulbright Ambassador
Matthew Vonk, associate professor of Physics at UW-River Falls, has been named a Fulbright Ambassador by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, a division of the Institute of International Education (IIE).
 
Grades 3-8 Common Core Mathematics Project Begins at UW-River Falls
Core Math Progressions through Fractions and Algebra will kick-off its first year of workshops and seminars later this month at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. The project was funded $119,182 through the UW System to provide professional development for elementary and middle school math teachers in Western Wisconsin.
 
Living Green Wall to be Installed in UW-River Falls Classroom
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls has been awarded a grant from the National Foliage Foundation to install a living green wall of foliage plants in one of the classrooms in the Agricultural Science building on campus
 
Mathematics Partnership Project Begins Third Year at UW-River Falls
Math Transition into the Common Core Era will kick-off its third year of workshops in October at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. The project, funded through the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, provides professional development for middle and high school math teachers in Western Wisconsin over a three-year period.
 
Wyman Series at UW-River Falls Presents the Golden Dragon Acrobats
The Wyman Series at UW-River Falls presents the Golden Dragon Acrobats on Thursday, Sept. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Knowles Center on campus. The event is free and open to the public.
 
50th Falcon Frontier Days Rodeo to Feature Alumni Gathering, Concert
The 50th annual UW-River Falls Falcon Frontier Days Rodeo is set for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 12-14, at the outdoor rodeo arena at the Campus Farm on the corner of Wasson Lane and Cemetery Road. Performance times are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday. The public is invited.
 
Great Lakes Career Readiness Initiative Funds Paid Internships at UW-River Falls
For the second straight year, the University of Wisconsin-River Falls has received a Career Ready Internship Initiative grant from the Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation. UW-River Falls uses the grant dollars to create new paid internships and turn previously unpaid internships into paid internships for juniors and seniors who don’t receive enough financial aid to cover college costs.
 
Sustainable Management Program Has Three New Scholarship Opportunities
Three new scholarships available through the online University of Wisconsin Sustainable Management program will help keep some green in students’ pockets while rewarding their dedication to furthering their careers and education.