UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
Our 2020 banquet has been CANCELED due to COVID-19.
The department newsletter will be emailed and posted online by early April.
University Center Ballroom
5:30 p.m. Social hour - appetizers & cash bar
6:30 p.m. Dinner & program
$15 current UWRF students
Deadline for paid reservations—
Midnight (if online) on Friday, May 1, 2020
Parking & directions
UNCONFIRMED. We HOPE to have 30 free-parking spaces - in Pay 2 Lot (south of University Center).
Deadline—Friday, Apr. 3
Hard copies only—in Dr. Kiril Petkov's mailbox
ELIGIBLE — All History, HIST-BFSS, and Philosophy majors/minors
Friday, Apr. 28
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ryan Fischer, Visiting Assistant Professor of History, UWRF
Topic: "Cattle Colonialism: The Hide and Tallow Trade and the Making of the Trans-Pacific West"
Friday, Apr. 20
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Joe Fitzharris, professor emeritus, University of St. Thomas
Topic: "Going to War with the 25th Wisconsin—in Minnesota! Post-Dakota Uprising Service in 1862"
Keynote Speaker: Tim Ericson, past archivist at UWRF's Area Research Center
Topic: "The Prescott Project: Discovering Northwestern Wisconsin's First African American Community"
Event photos (Flickr.com)
Keynote Speaker: Annette Atkins, Flynn Professor in the Humanities and Professor of History, Saint John's University and the College of Saint Benedict
Topic: "Making History? An Exploration of Remembering, Researching, and Creating the Past, Our Past." Dr. Atkins spoke about the function of history as well as its creation, using Creating Minnesota as a jumping off point and for examples. She drew listeners into thinking about their personal and our collective pasts and what that means.
Friday, Apr. 18
Keynote Speaker: Peter Rachleff, Professor of History, Macalester College
Topic: "Unpacking History"—Dr. Rachleff opened his historical suitcase to reveal a song which connects Count Basie, Richard Wright, Paul Robeson and the emergence of the Civil Rights Movement.
We are so grateful to all who have contributed to our Foundation funds over the years!
Gifts to the History Department Foundation fund, in particular, have enabled more students to attend the banquet by holding the student ticket price to an affordable rate, even as costs rise.
We are truly fortunate to have such dedicated and enthusiastic alumni and friends!
Visit our Alumni Center