UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Events & Programs

Programs & Services

Check out the list of programs and services that our office has to offer. We are always looking for new ideas and ways to improve! Please contact us with any feedback or ideas that you have.

The 2019-20 Academic Year events are still being finalized. Please check back for further updates. Please note that the most up-to-date event information will also be posted on the University's Event Calendar, FalconSync, and the Center's Facebook Page.

Past Events & Programs:

2018-19 Academic Year

Hosted By CDIB (Spring 2019)


Black Panther Film Showing
Grab some popcorn and chill with us in the Falcon's Nest and watch Black Panther on the giant screen!
Friday, Feb. 8
7 p.m.
Falcon's Nest, UC

Safe Zone Training

Tres Vidas
description to come
Wednesday, March 13
6-8 p.m.
Abbott Concert Hall, KFA

First Generation Networking SocialFirst Generation Networking Social
This is a networking social hosted by the First Generationi UWRF campaign for first generation students, staff/faculty, and alumni. Food and prizes available. You MUST register to attend. 
Thursday, April 11
5-7 p.m.
Riverview Ballroom, UC
Register with the following URL by April 1st: https://goo.gl/forms/6LEK28L4aSML1cVJ2

TRANSparency Speaker Panel
description to come
Thursday, April 18
6:30-8 p.m.
Falcon's Nest, UC

TRANSparency Writing Workshop
description to come
Friday, April 19
9-11 a.m.
Falcon's Nest, UC

End of the Year Celebration
description to come
Monday, May 6
5-7 p.m.
Lydecker

Talk S'more About It Tuesday
We taco bout it in the fall. And this spring, we're gonna talk s'more about it! Join us on the last* Tuesday of every month in the Falls Room, UC, for great discussions and interactive activities hosted by our staff members and the occasional special guest. We will provide various s'mores treats and you can bring your own lunch with you! Our event will run from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. We want to create a casual atmosphere to interact and engage with other students, faculty, and staff. Feel free to come and go as your schedule allows. These are Falcon 5 events.

Topics:
February 26: Healthy Relationsips
March 19 (*date change due to spring break): Self Care
April 30: Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month

WeChat
We Chat on Wednesdays! We Chat is an event hosted by Student Involvement with collaborative efforts from the Center of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging and New Student and Family Programming. This event is intentially led by grad students so students can discuss real world issues like race, allyship, and the #MeToo movement without the interference of professional staff. Each session has a different overall theme to talk about. Free food. The dates and topics are as follows:

Wednesday, Feb. 13: Microagressions and Sterotypes 
Wednesday, Feb. 27: Racism 
Tuesday, March 12: Feminism (Chippewa River Room) 
Wednesday, April 3: Mental Health Stigma/Awareness
Wednesday, April 17: Trans Awareness
Wednesday, Dec. 12: Preparing for your Future/Finale

These events take place in the Wind River Room, second floor UC, from 5:30-6 p.m. 

Hosted by CDIB (Fall 2018)


CDIB Meet & Greet
Join us for some cookie decorating!
Tuesday, Sept. 4
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Involvement Center, UC

CDIB Welcome Back Event
Join us for s'mores and root beer floats!
Monday, Sept. 10
7 p.m.
The firepit between Crabtree and Ames residence halls

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
Join us as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 - Oct. 15). We are bringing in dancers from Kalpulli Ketzal Coatlicue. Free food following the performance.

Thursday, Sept. 20
7-8 p.m.
North Hall Auditorium, second floor

National Coming Out Day Event
Join us in the Involvement Center for some cookie decorating. There will be a Instagram photo contest where the winner will win a pair of the Falcon 5 Converse!

Thursday, Oct. 11
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Involvement Center, UC

Major! Film Showing
Major! is a documentary film about the life and campaigns of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, a black transgender elder and activitist.

Wednesday, Oct. 17
7 p.m.
Kinnickinnic Theater, UC

CoCo Film Showing
Celebrate Day of the Dead with a screening of the Pixar movie CoCo.

Friday, Nov. 2
7 p.m.
Kinnickinnic Theater, UC

Native American Heritage Month Celebration
Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with Native Pride Dancers. Based in St. Paul, Native Pride's performances incorporate information about the dances, the regalia (dress), and the meaning and importance of the traditions of Native American peoples. Their talent roster are members of numerous tribal nations including: Meskwaki, Navajo, Dakota, Lakota, Ojibwe, Lumbee, Cree, Pueblo, Choctaw, and Chickasaw, to name a few.They have peformed locally, regionally, nationally, and internatinally, including the US Ebassy Tours to Uzbekistan (2016), Kazakhstan (2015), Guatemala (2014), Republic of Moldova (2013), & the Kingdom of Jordan (2012); The Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade (2005 & 2013); WeDay 2013 at the Xcel Eneger Center Minneapolis, MN; The Steppingstone Theater in St. Paul, MN; the Bellagio in Las Vegas, NV; the National Museam of the American Indian in WAshington D.C. & NYC, the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.; and many others. Free food.

Friday, Nov. 9
7 p.m.
Falcon's Nest, UC

"Be the Man" Casey Cornelius
Monday, Nov. 19
6-7 p.m.
Riverview Ballroom, UC

Taco Bout It Tuesday
Join us on the last Tuesday of every month in the Falls Room, UC, for great discussions and interactive activities hosted by our staff members and the occasional special guest. We will provide walking tacos or you can bring your own lunch with you! Our event will run from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. We want to create a casual atmosphere to interact and engage with other students, faculty, and staff. Feel free to come and go as your schedule allows. These are Falcon 5 events.

Topics:
September 25: Hispanic Heritage Month
October 30: Raising Awareness (A Hodgepodge of Awareness pieces relating to the month of October)
November 27: Native American Heritage Month

WeChat
WeChat is a event hosted by Student Involvement with collaborative efforts from the Center of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging. This event is intentially led by grad students so students can discuss real world issues like Race, Allyship, and the #MeToo movement without the interference of professional staff. Each session has a different overall theme to talk about. Free food. The dates are as follows:

Wednesday, Sept. 26
Wednesday, Oct. 17
Wednesday, Oct. 31
Wednesday, Nov. 14
Wednesday, Nov. 28
Wednesday, Dec. 12

These events take place in the Wind River Room, second floor UC, from 5:30-6 p.m.

CDIB Talking Circles

Throughout the semester, CDIB will be hosting talking circles. The purpose of talking circles is to create space for students, faculty, and staff on campus who identify within these areas. We invite you to join us as we continue to listen, share experiences, and support each other on campus and in life.

People of Color Talking Circle
more information to come

Women of Color Talking Circle
Wednesday, Oct. 24
5-6:30 p.m.
Eau Galle Room, third floor, UC

Men of Color Talking Circle
more information to come

LGBTQIA+ Talking Circles
Wednesday, Oct. 3
5-7 p.m.
Lydecker

Hosted By Student Organizations and Identity Based Groups (Fall and Spring Semester 18-19)


American Multicultural Student Leadership Conference (AMSLC)

Africa Night
Hosted annually during Black History Month (February) by BSU
More info to come

Culture Fest
Hosted during the Fall Semester by AASA
Thursday, Nov. 15
7 p.m. in North Hall Auditorium

Drag Show
Hosted each semester by GSA
Saturday, Oct. 13
7 p.m. in the Falcon's Nest, UC

Spring information to come

Egg Roll Sale
Hosted various times throughout the school year by AASA
More information to come

Fright Night
Hosted by BSU and LSO.
Thursday, Oct. 25
7 p.m. in the Falcon's Nest, UC

International Bazaar
Hosted during spring semester by GPS
More information to come

Soul Food Dinner
Hosted annually by BSU
More information to come

Take Back the Night
Hosted annually during spring semester by SFO
More information to come

*This list will continue to be updated as our Identity Based Orgs have more information.

Where can I find other events not hosted by CDIB?

There are numerous ways to get involved on campus and in the community, and we understand that it is sometimes difficult to find. Therefore, we have compiled a list of various places that you can go to find events that are coming up.

The Calendar in the CDIB Lounge (Library 104A) - We have compiled a list of events that we have been made aware of and put them all in one location. These calendars are placed on the wall to the left of the room and are updated as we find out new information. Feel free to stop by anytime and take a picture of these calendars or send us an email if you are unable to access these paper calendars. If you know of any events that you would like us to promote, contact us and we will add it to this calendar.

The Campus Event Calendar - This is the official event Calendar on the UWRF website and has many (but not all) of the events that are taking place on campus.

Student Involvement - Student Involvement events range from Lunchtime Bingo to Homecoming Activities and Finals Fest. Make sure to check them out to find out what they are all putting on this year.

Career Services - Career Servies puts on many events to get you ready for your future employment, including CareerTreks, Mock Interview Day, The Career Fair, and many others.

WOW Activities - These events are usually put on at the beginning of each semester. Past events have included hypnotists and silent discos, as examples.

University Theatre 2018-2019 Season - If you are looking for theatre entertainment, here is the performance schedule for the current school year.

River Falls Community Events - The town of River Falls hosts many events thoughout the year, inlcuding Art on the Kinni, River Falls Bacon Bash, Riverdazzle, and many more.

Hudson Community Events - Hudson is only a ten minute drive away and offers a variety of events as well, including the Hudson Hot Air Affair (a hot air balloon festival held in January/Februrary.)

 

Let us know if we should add any other links to this list.

Contact Us

Center of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

inclusion@uwrf.edu

715-425-3300

M - F, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

170 University Center

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