December 2015

Coffee Concert Series Now in Third Year at UW-River Falls
An annual Friday noon Coffee Concert Series held at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls is now midway through its third year. The series features performances by UW-River Falls music faculty as well as guest artists from around the world.
College of Arts and Sciences Introduces New Adventure-Based Requirement
A one-of-a-kind requirement beginning Fall 2016 has been announced at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. First Year Adventure is an innovative class mandatory for all first year students within the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS).
Commencement is December 19 – Two Ceremonies and a New Location
Nearly 360 University of Wisconsin-River Falls bachelor's and master's degree students will participate in two separate commencement ceremonies at River Falls High School on Saturday, Dec.19. The change in venue is due to the construction of the new Falcon Center, set for completion in 2017.
Cutting Edge Neuroscience Degree to be Offered at UW-River Falls
The UW System Board of Regents today approved a new bachelor’s degree program in neuroscience, set to begin at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in the fall of 2017. This new degree will give students a solid foundation for traditional career paths in medicine, research or education, while also expanding their career options in new neuroscience-related fields.
EPA Awards $10 Million Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grant to Research Group That Includes UW-River Falls Professor
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a $10 million Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) grant to a research group that includes University of Wisconsin-River Falls Associate Biology Professor Joseph Gathman.
Finals Week Survival Guide
You can make it. Time is running out, deadlines are approaching and coffee is the only thing keeping you going.
Hello, My Name is J-Term
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Provisional Agreement Allows UW-River Falls Students Into LECOM Medical Colleges
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Biology Department and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Pharmacy and Dentistry (LECOM) have announced an agreement allowing UW-River Falls students to receive provisional acceptance to LECOM’s medical colleges.
Rookie Sales Team Receives Rising Star Award at International Collegiate Sales Competition
A team of University of Wisconsin-River Falls College of Business and Economics Professional Sales program students earned their shot to compete at the prestigious International Collegiate Sales Competition (ICSC), a three-day event hosted by Florida State University last month in Orlando.
UW-River Falls Masquers Presents ‘Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead’
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Masquers will present “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead” Dec. 8-12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sanford Syse Theatre in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building. The public is invited.
UW-River Falls Offers Preparation Workshop for Aspiring Teachers
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls is offering a half-day workshop that will help prepare aspiring teachers for content area exams required for teaching licenses. The Praxis II Exam Workshop will be offered Tuesday, Jan. 12, from noon-4 p.m. in the Wyman Education Building on campus. The workshop is free (but please pre-register) to current students, alumni and community members interested in a teaching career
UW-River Falls Students Honored at Agronomy, Soils and Environmental Sciences Conference
Twelve students from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls attended the Students of Agronomy, Soils and Environmental Sciences (SASES) Conference in Minneapolis Nov. 13-16 capturing awards and honors.
UW-River Falls Welcomes New WiSys Regional Associate
The University of Wisconsin–River Falls welcomes to its campus the first WiSys Regional Associate for western Wisconsin, Kristen Ruka. As a representative of WiSys, a private foundation dedicated to connecting inventors on the UW comprehensive campuses and two-year colleges with businesses and tech transfer resources, Ruka will facilitate outreach and development efforts across the region.

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