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Alum couple’s gift provides lasting impact, establishes James and Margery Belisle Concourse at Falcon Center
Dec. 6, 2022 - From the time they arrived on the campus of then Wisconsin State College-River Falls in the early 1950s, James and Margery (Deans) Belisle made names for themselves as popular student leaders. More than 70 years later, their names take on new prominence at their alma mater.
 
Chancellor Gallo honored with regional NASPA Higher Education Award
Nov. 28, 2022 - University of Wisconsin-River Falls Chancellor Maria Gallo was recently awarded the NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Region IV-East President’s Award. The National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) is a member-centered association supporting a diverse and passionate network of 15,000 professionals and 1,200 institutions across the globe.
 
Transformational gift to UW-River Falls for dairy plant renovation establishes Wuethrich Family/Grassland Dairy Center of Excellence
Nov. 17, 2022 - Following a transformational gift, the University of Wisconsin-River Falls Dairy Pilot Plant will now be known as the Wuethrich Family/Grassland Dairy Center of Excellence.
 
Orth selected as dean of the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences
Nov. 14, 2022 - Michael Orth has been selected as the next dean of the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES) at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Orth will begin his tenure as dean on June 1, 2023, succeeding Dale Gallenberg, who retired last month. Dean
 
UW-River Falls student, alum honored with UW System awards
Nov. 10, 2022- A University of Wisconsin-River Falls student and an alum were recently recognized with special honors by the University of Wisconsin System.
 
King named vice chancellor for strategic enrollment at UW-River Falls
Nov. 7, 2022 - Laura King has been named vice chancellor for strategic enrollment at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls following a national search.
 
UWRF’s Caroline Baker recognized for leadership
Oct. 31, 2022 - University of Wisconsin-River Falls Associate Professor, Department Chair and Counseling Program Director Caroline Baker was recently awarded the 2023 Wisconsin School Counselor Association’s Mary Gehrke-McAllister Leadership Award. The award recognizes professionals who have provided outstanding leadership within the school counseling profession in Wisconsin.
 
UWRF and DATCP launch Humane Handling Institute
Oct. 21, 2022 - A first of its kind program, the Humane Handling Institute (HHI), will provide comprehensive hands-on training for current meat industry workers in humane pre-slaughter handling, transport, stunning, and equipment maintenance. The formation of the HHI was announced by the University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF) and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) on October 20. HHI is expected to help improve the long-term viability of Wisconsin’s $34 billion livestock and meat industries.



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