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State Building Commission approves Rodli Hall renovation at UW-River Falls
May 18, 2017--The planned renovation of David Rodli Hall at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls has been given a green light. The Wisconsin State Building Commission and University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents have approved construction, which will create a student collaboration center on campus when completed.
Colt Sale breaks records
The 41st Annual UW-River Falls (UWRF) Colt Sale on May 6 was one for the record books. The 146 registered bidders from 13 states and Canada, England and Mexico was typical, but several sales records were broken.
UW-River Falls students, music program bridge gap between young and old
May 15, 2017--For Kyle Punt and a collection of other music education majors at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, the River Falls chapter of the Harmony Bridge program has become the essence of hands-on learning.
Davis named interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at-UW-River-Falls
May 15, 2017— Tricia M. Davis, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, has been named interim dean of the College. Davis will start July 1, succeeding Brad Caskey who is leaving UW-River Falls after 27 years. Caskey served as dean for the past eight years and has been named the provost and vice president for academic affairs at Birmingham-Southern College in Alabama.
UW-River Falls student to compete at International Business Model Competition
May 10, 2017--University of Wisconsin-River Falls agricultural engineering major Nathaniel Wenner of Madison Lake, Minn., is competing in the International Business Model Competition in Silicon Valley, Calif., May 11-12 with his business idea, Ag Spy.
College of Business and Economics maintains AACSB accreditation
May 5, 2017- The University of Wisconsin-River Falls has been reconfirmed in its accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). The decision was made after a rigorous review process and a multi-day review by an independent three-member review panel. The panel chose to extend special praise for excellent degree programs, a highly level of innovation and extensive collaboration with business and the community.
UW-River Falls awarded prestigious NSF Noyce Teacher Scholarship Grant
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the University of Wisconsin-River Falls a highly competitive Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program grant, which is expected to total nearly $1.5 million over five years. The grant will cover the majority of costs of a teacher training program for up to 70 students who commit to teaching for two years in a high-needs district following licensure.
Muench named UW-River Falls 2017 Wisconsin Distinguished Agriculturalist
Louis E. Muench, president of Louie’s Finer Meats, Inc., in Cumberland, was named the 2017 Wisconsin Distinguished Agriculturalist by the UW-River Falls College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences at the college’s 51st Annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet April 20.

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