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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.
Athletics takes focus on diversity and inclusion online
October 8, 2020 – University of Wisconsin-River Falls Athletic Director Crystal Lanning has announced that UWRF Athletics is partnering with Return On Inclusion™ (ROI) as part of an on-going effort to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for its student-athletes.
UW-River Falls prepares to lift shelter-in-place
October 1, 2020 – The University of Wisconsin-River Falls has announced it will be increasing its health and safety measures while taking a gradual approach to resuming face-to-face classes as it nears the end of its two-week shelter-in-place and temporary transition to all online learning. UWRF announced that guidance on Sept. 18 after seeing a spike in positive COVID-19 cases.
Calling all Falcons! Volunteers needed now for COVID-19 case intake, contact tracing
September 23, 2020 - UW-River Falls has an urgent need for volunteers for COVID-19 student case intake and contact tracing.
UW-River Falls temporarily shifts to remote learning, implements shelter-in-place for its campus housing
September 18, 2020 - In response to an increase in COVID-19 cases on campus, UWRF will pause its in-person classes as of today, September 18, for two-weeks to shift course delivery to online-only.
‘Global Impact Through Innovation’ is Innovator in Residence talk Oct. 8
September 16, 2020 - Michael Thompson, founder and CEO of KairosAg, will speak on “Global Impact through Innovation,” on Thursday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m. via WebEx as the 2020 Innovator in Residence at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

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