Feburary 2018

Chancellor's Blog: One Small Act at a Time
Imagine a women’s basketball team being limited to playing “half court” basketball because of perceived “physical limitations”—based on their gender. Imagine those committed to coaching girls and women’s sports being denied access to facilities readily enjoyed by boys and men’s teams.
Horse Judging Youth Clinic offered at UW-River Falls
February 16, 2018 -- The University of Wisconsin-River Falls is offering a Horse Judging Youth Clinic on Saturday, April 7, at the Campus Farm, 1475 S. Wasson Lane, River Falls. The clinic is intended for 4-H and FFA youth interested in learning or improving their horse judging skills. FFA advisors, 4-H leaders and coaches are also encouraged to attend.
Shin is featured Innovator in Residence speaker
Note: March 7, 2018: This lecture has been postponed due to an emergency in the speaker's family. It will be rescheduled at a later date. We will advise when a new date is selected. February 23, 2018 -- Hak Cheol (H.C.) Shin, vice chair and executive vice president of 3M Research & Development, Supply Chain, Business Transformation/IT, and Business Development, is the 2018 Innovator in Residence speaker at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls on Thursday, March 8, at 1 p.m. in the Riverview Ballroom, University Center. The event is free and open to the public.
Spring semester public astronomy talks and observatory viewings at UWRF
February 8, 2018--The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Physics Department begins its spring season of free public observatory viewings and astronomy talks on Tuesday, Feb. 20. Objects to be seen include planets, globular clusters, open clusters, nebulae, galaxies, moons, and double stars.
Stone Geology Fund established at UW-River Falls
February 13, 2018 -- University of Wisconsin-River Falls alumni David and Patricia Stone have made a generous gift of $100,000 to the university to establish the Stone Geology Fund. The fund will support scholarships, equipment, student recruitment and program activities in geology.
Students score big with Minnesota Vikings internship and work Super Bowl LII
February 15, 2018 -- Throughout the 2017-18 football season, University of Wisconsin-River Falls students Matthew Weis, Madeline Steil, Sarah Crowe and Emmanuel Walyaula worked as public relations game day interns for the Minnesota Vikings.
Study abroad students learn about many cultures, including their own
Studying abroad in the International Traveling Classroom, UWRF sophomore Sara Heile hoped to learn more about foreign cultures with every country she visited. But by observing the behaviors of the American classmates studying with her, she realized it was her own culture she was learning more about.
University Theatre presents ‘Silent Sky’ Feb. 22-24, March 1-3
February 12, 2018 -- “Silent Sky” will be performed by the University Theatre at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls February 22-24 and March 1-3 in the Blanche Davis Theatre in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and are open to the public.
UW-River Falls grad makes mark during Super Bowl week, raises awareness of homelessness
February 1, 2018--The New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles may be ready to meet Sunday in Minneapolis in the Super Bowl, but one graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls is more concerned about those who have no home field – or home – to call their own.
UW-River Falls professor working at South Pole with undergrad
February 6, 2018--What’s it like to live and work at one of the most extreme places on earth? UWRF Physics Professor Suruj Seunarine and University of Chicago undergraduate Lindsay Berkhout can now tell you. They are working on a National Science Foundation project studying solar storms using detectors at the Amundsen-Scott Station at the South Pole.
UW-River Falls to join Small World Initiative research program
February 19, 2018 – The University of Wisconsin-River Falls will join 170 partner institutions from 12 nations worldwide this fall as part of the Small World Initiative (SWI) research program.
UW-River Falls to offer free strategy workshops for graduate school admissions exams
February 15, 2018 -- The University of Wisconsin-River Falls is hosting free online workshops in March to demonstrate how certain test-taking strategies can help those planning to take the GRE, GMAT or LSAT admission exams for graduate school.
UW-River Falls to offer MSE degree in Montessori education
February 9, 2018--Beginning in July, the University of Wisconsin-River Falls will offer a stand-alone Master of Science in Education degree in Montessori education. The UW System Board of Regents voted to approve the degree program earlier today.
Vang receives UW System Board of Regents Diversity Award
February 9, 2018--Bee Vang, who has worked with the Upward Bound program at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls since 2010 and served as program director since 2011, has received the 2018 UW System Board of Regents Diversity Award in the individual category.
Works by Minneapolis-based artists Holliday and Rizzo on exhibition
February 26, 2018 – Works by internationally exhibited and collected Minneapolis-based artists Chad Holliday and Chloe Rizzo are on exhibition through March 23 in Gallery 101 in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
'Year of South Korea' program events announced at UW-River Falls
February 22, 2018 – March and April will see a series of five special public events as part of the University of Wisconsin–River Falls “Year of South Korea” program.

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