April 2022

‘Fahrenheit 451’ to be read aloud to raise awareness about book bans
April 1, 2022 -- Starting at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, April 6, Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451” will be read aloud at the Outdoor Classroom near Kleinpell Fine Arts (KFA) on the University of Wisconsin-River Falls campus by volunteer students and staff.
56th Commissioned Composer Concert is April 21
April 6, 2022 -- The University of Wisconsin-River Falls will welcome featured composer Alex Shapiro to Abbott Concert Hall on Thursday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. for the university’s 56th Commissioned Composer concert. The concert is free and open to the public.
Ag Day on Campus celebrating 10 years since event began
April 5, 2022 - The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Collegiate Farm Bureau will host Ag Day on Campus on Tuesday, April 19. The event is free and open to all.
Alum’s children’s books share autism journey, family to speak on campus April 27
April 18, 2022 -- At 28 months of age, University of Wisconsin-River Falls alum Lindsey Moreland was diagnosed with autism after showing classic signs including not responding to her name and banging her head into walls.
Art on Tour to stop at Chalmer Davee Library
April 28, 2022 – For one week, the traveling exhibition Art On Tour which highlights the works of Minnesota Poet Laureate and quilter Gwen Westerman will be on display at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls Chalmer Davee Library.
BFA exhibition in Gallery 101 at UW-River Falls
April 20, 2022 – Eight University of Wisconsin-River Falls seniors will present their Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree exhibitions in Gallery 101 of Kleinpell Fine Arts through Friday, May 6. On display are LEGO, graphic design, ceramics, paintings, printmaking, reclaimed woodwork and an art history presentation.
Capt. Richard Phillips to speak at spring commencement 
April 19, 2022 -- For several days in April 2009, Capt. Richard Phillips became the center of an international drama when he was captured by pirates who attacked and boarded his ship. 
Chancellor Gallo named chair of national women’s executive council
April 18, 2022 -- University of Wisconsin-River Falls Chancellor Maria Gallo was elected in March as the chair of the American Council on Education (ACE) Women’s Network Executive Council (WNEC).
Chancellor Gallo starts endowed scholarship for first-gen STEM students
April 5, 2022 -- University of Wisconsin-River Falls Chancellor Maria Gallo kicked off the university’s Giving Day week by establishing a new endowed scholarship for first-generation students interested in pursuing a degree in the sciences, technology, engineering and math.
Chancellors update lawmakers on visions, needs for their universities’ futures
April 7, 2022 — Chancellors of the three University of Wisconsin System schools in west-central Wisconsin offered visions of their schools’ futures as they met with a group of state legislators.
Dr. Imtiaz Moosa Philosophy and Ethics Speaker Series inaugural event April 25
April 12, 2022 -- University of Wisconsin-River Falls philosophy Professor Imtiaz Moosa loved to teach, was dedicated to his students and had a zest for life.
Ecological Restoration Institute program manager wins statewide award
April 4, 2022 -- Ecological Restoration Institute Program Manager Kelsey Cowart will receive a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources award for her work with the University of Wisconsin-River Falls two school forests.
Eight students presented Chancellor’s Awards 
April 20, 2022 – Eight University of Wisconsin-River Falls students received the Chancellor’s Award for Students on Tuesday. 
Finals Fest concert to feature Minneapolis indie rock band Bad Bad Hats
April 26, 2022 – As the academic year winds to a close, University of Wisconsin-River Falls will host Finals Fest on Saturday, April 30, featuring the Minneapolis-based indie rock band Bad Bad Hats.
Food Ready Space opens at St. Croix Valley Business Incubator Center
April 13, 2022 -- When the new 3,000-square-foot Food Ready Space opened in February at the St. Croix Valley Business Incubation Center, it required no marketing before all seven spaces were filled with entrepreneurs ready to launch or grow their businesses.
Free leadership seminar addresses using uncertainty to create opportunity
April 14, 2022 -- The St. Croix Valley Business Innovation Center and the UW-Stout Discovery Center Leadership Institute will hold a free interactive seminar on “Leading Through Disruption: Using Uncertainty to Create Opportunity.”
Moosa family visits UW-River Falls, attends inaugural speaker event
April 27, 2022 – Two siblings of University of Wisconsin-River Falls philosophy Professor Imtiaz “Imi” Moosa recalled the many letters and well wishes they received after their brother died in December 2020.
Nilsestuen Legacy Event speaker addresses family farm generational transitions
April 21, 2022 – Family farms have about a 12% chance of being handed down to the third generation, according to the director of the North Central Regional Center for Rural Development and founder of the Purdue Institute for Family Business.
Roever receives Lydecker Student Research Award
April 21, 2022 – Senior Dan Roever has been named the recipient of the 2022 Drs. Ann and William Lydecker Student Research Award at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
Survivors Memorial initiator to speak as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month
April 11, 2022 – The founder of Break the Silence and the initiator of the nation’s first permanent memorial to survivors of sexual violence will speak at University of Wisconsin-River Falls on Monday, April 18.
UWRF and CVTC sign Guaranteed Admission Program Agreement
April 11, 2022 -- University of Wisconsin-River Falls Chancellor Maria Gallo and Chippewa Valley Technical College President Sunem Beaton-Garcia signed a Guaranteed Admission Program Agreement April 5.
UW-River Falls chancellor to sign sustainability commitment April 24 at Earth Fest event
April 14, 2022 – During Earth Fest 2022 on Sunday, April 24, educational and community leaders will come together to sign a Sustainability Commitment.
UW-River Falls home to Princess Kay and Wisconsin Fairest of the Fairs
April 21, 2022 -- University of Wisconsin-River Falls student Anna Euerle loves to tell the story of sitting for more than eight hours in a 40-degree cooler as her likeness was carved into 90 pounds of salted butter after she was crowned the 68th Princess Kay of the Milky Way at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds last August.
UW-River Falls judging teams earn two national championships
April 13, 2022 -- Two University of Wisconsin-River Falls judging teams brought home first-place overall national wins earlier this month.
UW-River Falls registers record-breaking Giving Day
April 14, 2022 -- University of Wisconsin-River Falls donors contributed at historic levels during the UWRF Foundation’s annual Giving Day on April 8.
UW-River Falls welcomes Cybèle Young as Wyman Visiting Professor in Art April 11-15
April 6, 2022 – Toronto-based artist and author Cybèle Young is the Spring 2022 Walker D. and Helen Bryant Wyman Visiting Professor in Art at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls April 11-15.

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