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Falcon Center at UW-River Falls officially opens to public
September 21, 2017--The University of Wisconsin-River Falls opened the $63.5 million Falcon Center for Health, Education and Wellness to the public on Thursday. At an afternoon ribbon cutting, local officials and university dignitaries celebrated an accomplishment many years in the making, and one which will have a profound future impact on the campus educational experience.
UW-River Falls Dairy Farm Safety Symposium to be held at World Dairy Expo Oct. 5
Sept. 21, 2017--The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Center for Dairy Farm Safety will conduct the third annual Dairy Farm Safety Symposium at the World Dairy Expo in Madison on Oct. 5. The symposium is a series of workshops addressing topics related to dairy farm safety.
UW-River Falls makes Sierra Club’s ‘Cool Schools’ list
September 21, 2017 -- The University of Wisconsin-River Falls has been named to the Sierra Club’s 2017 list of “Cool Schools.” The “Cool Schools” ranking serves as a guide for prospective students to compare schools’ commitment to sustainability. The 2017 rankings reflect sustainability activities through June 2016.
Annual outdoor art exhibition set for Oct. 4-5 at UW-River Falls
Sept. 19, 2017--The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Art Department’s 26th Annual Outdoor Art Installations is October 4-5. The event showcases faculty and student works of art designed to highlight a specific site on the UWRF campus grounds. designed to highlight a specific site on the UWRF campus grounds.
George, UW-River Falls football team to hold donation drive for U.S. Virgin Islands
September 18, 2017-- Ugel George is a sophomore defensive lineman for the University of Wisconsin-River Falls football team. The Falcons are three weeks into their playing schedule, but it would be easy to excuse George for not having his thoughts fully on football in recent days.
Zlesak is UW-River Falls 2017 Distinguished Teacher of the Year
September 18, 2017-- Associate professor of Horticulture David Zlesak has been named the 2017 recipient of the Distinguished Teacher Award at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. The Distinguished Teacher award is the most prestigious honor bestowed at UW-River Falls. Nominations are submitted by senior level students and recent graduates.
Schedule announced for Falcon Center grand opening
September 14, 2017-- The grand opening of the Falcon Center for Health, Education and Wellness, the largest building project in the 143-year history of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, is set for Thursday, Sept. 21. University officials released details of the opening Thursday.
UW-River Falls named 2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Regional University
September 12, 2017-- U.S. News & World Report has once again named the University of Wisconsin-River Falls a Best Regional University-Midwest. The newest ranking appears in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 edition of Best Colleges, released Tuesday.

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River Falls police say pay-up calls ‘from’ RFPD are a scam
September 18, 2017--If you get a call from what seems to be the River Falls Police Department and the caller asks you to pay a fine, you’re being scammed, a RFPD investigator says. On one day alone last week, six UWRF students complained to police about the phone scam, joining a long list of River Falls complainants.
New sustainable justice minor cuts across disciplines and careers1
September 18, 2017--Psychology, computer science and accounting students might not have a lot in common, but starting this semester at UW-River Falls, some of them are sharing the same new minor – sustainable justice.
New personal e-alarms can enhance safety, even at UWRF, chief says
September 18, 2017--Miranda Haack is an elementary education major in her junior year at UW-River Falls, and she said that she carries a whistle at all times and often travels with others who carry pepper spray.

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