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6th Annual Nilsestuen Legacy Event addresses leadership in uncertain ag economy
The 6th annual Rod Nilsestuen Legacy Event will address "Leadership in an Uncertain Agricultural Economy" presented by Douglas Wilson, CEO of Cooperative Resources International (CRI) on Monday, March 27, at 2 p.m. in the Kinnickinnic Theater in the University Center at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. The event is free and open to the public.
Chancellor Van Galen named to Ideadvance Investment Committee
University of Wisconsin-River Falls Chancellor Dean Van Galen has been named to the Ideadvance Investment Committee as the UW Chancellor member to the committee. The Ideadvance program supports University of Wisconsin System innovation towards commercialization and combines grant funding with business mentoring to support development of innovative ideas and potential, scalable business from UW System faculty, staff and student entrepreneurs. Grants are available to support applicants, including alumni, for all UW campuses except UW-Madison.
Pulitzer Prize winning author/historian to speak at UW-River Falls
Award-winning author Elizabeth Fenn headlines a series of events March 28-30 hosted by the University of Wisconsin-River Falls as part of the Walker D. and Helen Bryant Wyman Visiting Professorship in History. Fenn will present two free public lectures and a discussion as part of the event.
Team VetNex wins Innovation Challenge
MBA students David and Jennifer Till won the Third Annual Innovation Challenge March 2 at UW-River Falls. Their idea, VetNex, is a software that aids in veteran's disability claims processing. Three teams competed for the prize of $6,000 and the chance to go on to the Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament on April 22 with the opportunity to win up to $27,000.
UW-River Falls to host open house for St. Croix Valley Bull Test March 25
St. Croix Valley Bull Test and the UWRF Student Beef Management Team will host the annual bull test open house on Saturday, March 25, at the Dairy Learning Center on the Mann Valley Farm, 129 South Glover Road, River Falls. The event is free. A beef lunch will be offered by the UW-River Falls Student Beef Management Team for $6/person.
UW-River Falls BFA Students Exhibit Their Work
Seniors Jen Angell, Emily Cameron, Taylor Foreman, Hannah Kane, Madeline Larson, Lauren Olson, Zoey Strain, and Laura Vogel will be presenting their Bachelor of Fine Arts thesis work in Gallery 101 in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building March 22-31. On display will be ceramics, drawings, graphic art, glass, fibers, and photography.
Jocelyn Hagen is 51st commissioned composer at UW-River Falls
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls is celebrating the 51st year of the Commissioned Composer Project by hosting Twin Cities based composer Jocelyn Hagen for a three-day residency March 21-23. The 51st Anniversary Concert is Thursday, March 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Abbott Concert Hall in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building. The public is invited to attend this free concert.

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UWRF in the News

Regents diversity awards include one from UWRF, River Falls Journal, Jan. 27.

No matter what the grade, their policy passed, River Falls Journal, Dec. 25, 2016.

Schalla crowned 2017 State Honey Queen, Wisconsin Ag Connection, Dec. 21, 2016.

Free-flowing or not? River Falls embarks on a debate over its Kinnickinnic River, Star Tribune, Dec. 19, 2016.

ROTC to commission five cadets in Dec. 17 ceremony at UWRF, World News, Dec. 13, 2016.

East Central/Select Sires hires summer interns, Wisconsin Ag Connection, Nov. 22, 2016.

It's time for the Electoral College to go, MinnPost, Nov. 22, 2016.

How to map a river with gunpowder, National Geographic, Nov. 21, 2016.

Online bachelor's degree students receive $57,000 in scholarships, UW Sustainable Management, Nov. 14, 2016.

Alumni in the News

Michelle (Glinksi) Keller, '96
Biology Major
Fresh local salad greens year-round in Minnesota? Living Greens looks to aeroponics

Sam Zimmermann, '01
Animal Science Major
Marathon County Farm Couple Wins 64th State OYF Award

Michael Mader, '16
Business Administration Major
Hippy Feet: Making a Difference One Pair of Socks at a Time

Yvette Richardson, '90
Physics Major/Mathematics Minor
Science behind tornados

Tim Schneider, '88
Business Administration Major
Business partners ring Nasdaq's closing bell

Boyd Huppert, '84
Journalism Major
Huppert receives special Emmy honor

Nels Thoreson, '05
Political Science Major/Professional Writing Minor
Justice football helps at-risk high school students get back on track

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