August 2017

Chancellor's Blog: When Core Values Matter Most
In the coming days, we will welcome over 6,000 students to the UW-River Falls campus. It’s a time of excitement, opportunity, and certainly some anxiety for the students. I have been thinking about the academic year ahead and the larger societal issues that dominate the news and many of our conversations these days.
Digman awarded one of first Alfalfa Research Initiative Grants
August 23, 2017-- Matthew Digman, assistant professor of agricultural engineering at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, is one of only nine researchers from across the country to receive funds from the U.S. Alfalfa Farmer Research Initiative (USAFRI) also known as the Alfalfa Checkoff Program. Digman’s research will investigate the impact of tedding on the economic production of alfalfa silage
Innovative first-year courses benefit students, educators alike
As students return to classes at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls next month, first-year students within the College of Arts and Sciences will find themselves tackling non-traditional topics as an introduction to their college career.
UW-River Falls issues statement on UW System capital funding
August 29, 2017--Late Monday afternoon, the Wisconsin Assembly Joint Finance Committee (JFC) passed a capital budget for the UW System which was significantly larger than that proposed by Governor Scott Walker. The measure passed by a 16-0 vote.
UW-River Falls named 'Top Midwestern University' by Princeton Review
August 14, 2017-- The University of Wisconsin-River Falls has received two honors from The Princeton Review, a national tutoring, test prep and college admission services company.
UW-River Falls offers test preparation classes for graduate school admissions exams
August 17, 2017-- The University of Wisconsin-River Falls now offers online test preparation classes that will give graduate school applicants the tools and strategies needed to succeed on popular graduate admissions exams. A highly qualified instructor delivers these classes live via the web to provide the interactivity of a classroom experience with the convenience of an online course.
UW-River Falls receives $1.57 millon Upward Bound grant
August 10, 2017-- The University of Wisconsin-River Falls recently received a $1.57 million grant from the United States Department of Education that will fund its Upward Bound program for the next five years.
UW-River Falls seeks to expand equine studies through NSF grant
August 14, 2017-- Casie Bass, an assistant professor in the Animal and Food Science Department at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, has initiated a grant application to help drive her research on the survivability of foals and maternal recognition of pregnancy in horses. The grant is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant to expand groundbreaking work in the field of equine sciences.
UW-River Falls student receives national scholarship for Montessori teacher education
August 14, 2017-- A national teacher education scholarship from the American Montessori Society (AMS) has been awarded to a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Taylor Brendmoen of Minneapolis is enrolled in the UW-River Falls Montessori Teacher Education Program and will be earning her early childhood Montessori credentials and master’s degree next spring.

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