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Equestrian team earns top honors at regional final and IHSA semi-final events
March 21, 2019 - After outstanding results at regional finals held Feb. 23-24 and IHSA semi-finals held March 15-16, the University of Wisconsin-River Falls Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Western Team now has their sights set on IHSA nationals in Syracuse, N.Y., May 3-6.
53rd Commissioned Composer Concert with Alan Ferber is April 4
March 21, 2019 - The University of Wisconsin-River Falls will welcome featured composer Alan Ferber to Abbott Concert Hall in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building on Thursday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m. for the university’s 53rd Commissioned Composer Concert. The concert is free and open to the public.
Renowned Artstream Nomadic Gallery to visit one day only
March 21, 2019 - The nationally renowned Artstream Nomadic Gallery will visit the University of Wisconsin-River Falls on April 1. All are welcome to this day-long event.
10th Annual Bowls for Hope event raised $8,000 for River Falls Sunshine Fund
March 21, 2019 -The 10th annual Bowls for Hope event held March 5 at UW-River Falls raised $8,000 for River Falls Sunshine Fund. Each year UWRF collaborates with the community to raise funds through Bowls for Hope for a worthy organization that makes a difference in the St. Croix Valley.
Student entrepreneurs advance to Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament
March 19, 2019 - Unmanned Ramp Manager, the business idea of University of Wisconsin-River Falls students Jiaxin Li, Lakshmi Priya Girish Kumar, and Soren Netka, took first place at this year’s Innovation Challenge March 13 on campus.
Reimagining the liberal arts forum on essential skills for graduate success set for March 19
March 15, 2019 - As a part of the Reimagining the Liberal Arts at UWRF Strategic Initiative, UW-River Falls is hosting a panel discussion featuring successful community and regional leaders, key employers of our graduates, and UWRF alumni sharing their insights on the essential knowledge, skills, and aptitudes that they believe are critical in preparing our diverse students for successful lives and careers. The forum is Tuesday, March 19, from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Fall Room in the University Center. It event is free and open to the public. Refreshments provided.
Montgomery to speak on ‘Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life’
March 15, 2019 - Guest speaker David Montgomery, professor of geomorphology at the University of Washington, will present "Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life" on Tuesday, March 19, at 5 p.m. in North Hall Auditorium at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. The lecture, discussion and book signing are free and open to the public.
Pottery-centric exhibition part of NCECA Twin Cities show
March 11, 2019 - The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Art Department is presenting a public pottery-centric exhibition, Abstracting, using the works of five contemporary studio potters to communicate the relevance and function of abstraction as it relates to the way that pots are carriers of culture and/or human identity(s). The free exhibition is open through April 3 in Gallery 101 in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building.

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