7th Annual Bowls for Hope Event to Benefit Assistance and Resource Center (ARC) Each March the University of Wisconsin-River Falls works with the community to raise funds through the Bowls for Hope event where proceeds raised help a worthy organization make a difference in the St. Croix Valley. Assistance and Resource Center, Inc. (ARC) has been selected as the benefiting organization this year.
New Federal Perkins Loan Extension Act of 2015 Will Positively Impact Hundreds of UWRF Students Since September 30th, 2015 many students who had relied on the Perkins Loan Program were left empty handed. The program’s September lapse cut off the ability of approximately 1,500 colleges and universities across the country to make low interest loans to students just starting college. But, with the passing of the Federal Perkins Loan Extension Act of 2015 on December 18, 2015 – it looks like these students are going to get a second chance.
UW-River Falls Crop and Soil Science Student Graduates on the Fast Track Joseph Markgraf came to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF) from his hometown of Antigo in August 2013, and left in December 2015 with his diploma in hand and a full-time position. Markgraf is one of only five students in the past 15 years who entered UW-River Falls with fewer than 10 credits and graduated in 2.5 years or less.
UW-River Falls Professor Ecker Honored for Sports Medicine Efforts One of the nation’s premiere sports medicine organizations has honored a University of Wisconsin-River Falls professor for his work in the field. Kenneth Ecker, a professor in the Health and Human Performance Department and a Fellow member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), has received the 2015 Clinical Exercise Physiology Professional Achievement Award from the Midwest American College of Sports Medicine (MWACSM) for his efforts throughout the year.