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Chancellor's Blog: Unsung Heroes
Let’s face it. It’s easy to take people for granted. We all get busy. With this post, however, I would like to spend some time reflecting on those people who make the university work—the unsung heroes, if you will. On our campus, it’s the people who clean our residence halls and classrooms, who shovel and plow snow at 4 a.m. on a winter day, who support our academic departments and faculty, who make sure that our email and website magically work every day.
Free seminar focuses on financing global market expansion
October 16, 2017-- Local businesses interested in learning how to secure funding to begin or expand their exporting efforts are invited to a free seminar on financial assistance for global market expansion Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 7:30 a.m.-noon at the UW-River Falls Hudson Center, 2501 Hanley Road, Hudson.
UW-River Falls University Theatre presents ‘The Skin of Our Teeth’ Oct. 26-28, Nov. 2-4
October 13, 2017-- The University Theatre at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls will present “The Skin of Our Teeth” October 26-28 and November 2-4. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Blanche Davis Theatre in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building.
Danielle Krysa is Wyman Visiting Professor in Art at UW-River Falls
October 12, 2017 -- Canadian collage artist, writer, curator, and podcast host Danielle Krysa is the fall 2017 Walker D. and Helen Bryant Wyman Visiting Professor in Art at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Krysa will present a free public lecture, “Full Circle,” on Monday, Oct. 23, at 5 p.m. in 222 North Hall.
Seven seniors present BFA thesis exhibitions at UW-River Falls
October 6, 2017-- University of Wisconsin-River Falls seniors Tynan Pratumwon, Kylie Hommerding, Sor Her, Liz Schultz, Adrian Harvieux, Darielle Dahnke, and Molly Ruoho will present their Bachelor of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition in Gallery 101 in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building October 13-24. On display will be blown glass, printmaking, ceramics, photography, mixed media installations, painting and drawing. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
Young to present Edward N. Peterson Lecture at UW-River Falls
October 5, 2017-- Louise Young, professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will present a lecture at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls on Wednesday, Oct. 18, as part of the annual Edward N. Peterson Lecture Series. Young’s lecture, “Korean-Japanese Relations, Imperial Nostalgia and Japan’s New Right” is set for 4:30 p.m. in the Kinnickinnic Theater in the University Center and will be preceded by a 4 p.m. reception.
Fall observatory talks/viewing sessions set at UW-River
October 5, 2017-- The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Physics Department begins its fall season of free, public observatory viewings and astronomy discussions on Tuesday, Oct. 24.
KARE 11 reporter visits UWRF, hometown during homecoming week
October 3, 2017 -- The University of Wisconsin-River Falls is gearing up for its homecoming celebrations this week and preparing to welcome news reporter and 1984 alumnus Boyd Huppert back to campus and back to his hometown of River Falls.

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Kinni Corridor Project reaches midsteam point, seeking public input
Septembe 25, 2017-- The sound of children laughing was distantly audible over the roar of the Kinnickinnic River as the water rushed over the upper dam near River Falls’ Glen Park. Near the base of the dam, a group of younger kids that had stayed behind sat with their parents while the older kids wandered up the South Fork of the Kinni towards the Swinging Bridge.
Falcons volleyball breaks in new arena with a surprise win streak
September 25, 2017-- With a brand-new arena and strong core of young players, the UWRF volleyball team has quickly set themselves as a force to contend with in the WIAC. The Falcons started the season 12-1, with their only loss coming to Carleton College in four sets. The team now sits at 14-5 and is comprised of only two seniors and no juniors. The eight sophomores and seven freshman make up the youngest squad in the WIAC.
Falcon Center offers fitness and rec opportunities for all, not just athletes
September 25, 2017-- Nearly 2,600 graduate and undergraduate students have used the Falcon Center at least one time since Sept. 1. To some students, the facility may seem intimidating or like it only benefits student-athletes, but full-time students pay a total of $162.39 in segregated fees each semester towards Falcon Center Operations and Falcon Center debt service.

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