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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Over 1,000 students from 42 schools participate in annual Science Olympiad
January 29, 2018--On January 20, the University of Wisconsin-River Falls played host to an event that has doubled in size since its inception only seven years ago – the annual Science Olympiad competition.

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When asked how restoration efforts along the Kinnickinnic River should be handled, students and residents in River Falls answered with roughly the same response: they want the river to be more “natural.” This response, however, leads to a different question: What do words such as “restoration” and “natural” really mean, and do definitions of the words match up with what is actually done to environments such as the Kinni?
Rick Bowen court dedication reflects how far UWRF basketball has come
Rick Bowen arrived on the UW-River Falls campus in 1986 to look at the job opening for the head men’s basketball coach. According to Bowen, he enjoyed the community within the campus and took the job expecting to be in River Falls for maybe two years before moving on.

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