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University Theatre presents “A Year with Frog and Toad”
October 19, 2018 - “A Year with Frog and Toad” by Robert and Willie Reale will be performed by the University Theatre at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls Nov. 2-3 and 8-10 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 3 at 2 p.m., and Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. in the Blanche Davis Theatre in the Kleinpell Fine Arts.
Op Ed - UW System: A Positive Investment
October 2018 - Lisa Ecker entered UW-River Falls in 2014 after growing up in the small town of Wanamingo, Minn. Upon graduation in 2017, she was offered a job as a project engineer at GEA in Hudson, Wis., with a starting salary of $65,000 a year.
Greenwood is Agriculturist in Residence speaker
October 18, 2018 - Mark Greenwood, chief diversified markets officer at Compeer Financial, is the 2018 Agriculturist in Residence speaker at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
Peterson Lecture explores tie between workers and the economy
October 16, 2018 – Historian William P. Jones, professor of history at the University of Minnesota, will share his insights into the relevance of the 1968 Memphis sanitation workers’ strike within the context of today’s issues of economic inequality and workers’ rights during a lecture at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls on Tuesday, Oct. 30. The lecture will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Kinnickinnic Theater in the University Center and will be preceded by a reception at 4 p.m.
Record-breaking Career Fair
October 16, 2018 - A record setting number of students and employers from across the Midwest participated in the fall Career Fair Oct. 10 at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
Wang Ping to speak about Kinship of Rivers project
October 12, 2018 – Poet, artist and educator Wang Ping will speak at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls about her Kinship of Rivers project on Monday, Oct. 22, from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Riverview Ballroom in the University Center. The talk is free and open to the public.
Senior BFA exhibition at UW-River Falls
October 8, 2018 - University of Wisconsin-River Falls seniors Raymond Beech, Runze Du, Grace Frikken, Samantha Garvin, Andrew Le, Holly Rapoport and Cynthia Schmidtke will present their Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree exhibitions in Gallery 101 in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building at UW-River Falls from Oct. 8-Nov. 2.
UW System Board of Regents approve UWRF’s mission statement change
October 5, 2018 - At its October meeting, the UW System Board of Regents approved a change to the UW-River Falls mission statement that better aligns with the university’s strategic plan, Pathway to Distinction, and contains required language regarding the types of student populations, academic programs, and degrees conferred at the institution.

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