Chancellor's Blog: The Power of Universities and Communities Working Together In 1870, a group of citizens from Pierce and St. Croix counties petitioned the Wisconsin Legislature to locate the next state normal school in River Falls. Voters from the towns of River Falls, Clifton, Troy and Kinnickinnic requested the authority to vote a tax of $20,000 to make this possible. Those citizens believed in the value of public education, and undoubtedly were convinced that such an investment would be important to the future of River Falls (population 741 at the time). Thus, the River Falls Normal School was founded in 1874. Today, more than 140 years later, UW-River Falls continues to impact the community in meaningful ways.
CHS Inc. and CHS Foundation Recognized for Outstanding Service to UWRF Over the years CHS has provided numerous internship opportunities to UW-River Falls students and hired many UWRF graduates into permanent positions. The CHS Foundation supports students financially through academic scholarships that reduce the burden of tuition, and travel sponsorships that allow students to participate in conferences such as the Agriculture Future of America (AFA) Collegiate Leadership Conference and the College Conference on Cooperatives. UWRF classes routinely visit CHS facilities and their affiliated cooperatives where they are warmly welcomed to learn more about the cooperative model, career opportunities in the energy, grains and food sectors, and the daily management and operation of cooperative service facilities.
UW-River Falls students living and working in extreme cold of Antarctica The dream of living and working in Antarctica will soon be a reality for University of Wisconsin-River Falls physics students Dylan Frikken and Samantha Pedek. They were scheduled to arrive at McMurdo Station on the coast of the frozen continent January 3, but experienced weather delays in New Zealand. Participating in a National Science Foundation project that studies solar storms using detectors at McMurdo Station and the Amundsen-Scott Station at the South Pole, the students will be a part of the longest continuously running experiment in Antarctica that began in 1961.
UW-River Falls workshop for Montessori educators examines visual literacy Educators in public or private Montessori schools can gain professional knowledge and skills in a new workshop offered by the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. The workshop, “Visual Literacy: Creating Context for Students to Express What They See,” will be offered Friday, Feb. 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the lower level of the River Falls Public Library. Cindy Goldade, a Montessori early childhood credentialed educator and licensed Brain Gym Instructor, will present the workshop.
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