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UWRF and regional UW campuses shift to online instruction after Thanksgiving
November 12, 2020 - Following the announcement of 100% ICU bed capacity at hospitals in the Eau Claire area and the increased strain on hospital capacity caused by the rise of COVID-19 cases in the Twin Cities region, and in line with the recommendations issued Tuesday in the executive order from Gov. Tony Evers, three western Wisconsin regional UW campuses have decided to move to remote instruction after Thanksgiving, the chancellors said in a joint statement.
 
UW-River Falls to open COVID-19 testing site for the community
November 4, 2020 – University of Wisconsin System campuses, including UW-River Falls, will serve as surge testing sites across the state, UW System President Tommy Thompson announced today. In response to state and local outbreaks, these sites will provide a new rapid-results COVID-19 test for free to help more quickly identify new cases, including asymptomatic individuals.
 
Combating COVID virtual wellness challenge open to public
November 2, 2020 - Have you been experiencing a lack of activity at home because of COVID-19? Join us in a virtual Combating COVID Wellness Challenge Nov. 9-Dec. 6, hosted by the Health and Human Performance Department at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
 
Magara Maeda receives national teaching award
October 29, 2020 - The Board of Directors of the American Association of Teachers of Japanese (AATJ) has announced that Senior Lecturer Magara Maeda has been selected as the recipient of AATJ’s 2020 Teacher Award in the college category. Maeda teaches Japanese at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and for the UW System Collaborative Language Program.
 
Ecological Restoration Institute opens in CAFES
October 28, 2020 – A cutting edge Ecological Restoration Institute has opened in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. The mission of the institute, part of the Plant and Earth Science Department, is to enhance student skills in natural resource management through hands-on trainings/certifications, as well as teaching and work experiences associated with restoration projects.
 
Vogel named 2020 Distinguished Teacher
October 26, 2020 – Animal Science Associate Professor Kurt Vogel has been named the Distinguished Teacher of the Year at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. The award was established 55 years ago and is the highest honor a faculty member can receive on campus. Each year nominations are sought from current seniors and recent graduates.
 
Music major receives Wisconsin Music Educators Association award
October 23, 2020 - The Wisconsin Music Educators Association (WMEA) has announced that University of Wisconsin-River Falls music education-choral major Marissa Altendorfer, of Clear Lake, is the recipient of the 2020 WMEA Richard G. Gaarder Award.
 
Math professor leading academic standards review initiative
October 13, 2020 – University of Wisconsin-River Falls mathematics Professor Erick Hofacker is helping to raise the bar in the instruction of math in Wisconsin public schools. By request of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Hofacker is leading an initiative that involves opening up content standards for mathematics.



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