July 2015

Bruce F. Vento Science Educator Scholarship Established
The widow of a Minnesota legislator known for his commitment to educators and the environment has established a scholarship for students at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in her late-husband’s honor.
Hippo Campus to Perform at UW-River Falls
Twin Cities Pop Rock sensation, Hippo Campus, will perform at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls on Tuesday, July 21, at 7 p.m. in the Wall Amphitheatre as part of UWRF’s free summer concert series, "Chill on the Hill."
National Association of School Psychologists Led by UW-River Falls Professor
Over the next year, a University of Wisconsin-River Falls Assistant Professor and School Psychologist Todd Savage will be using his new position as president of a national organization to create safer learning environments in the nation’s schools.
New UW-River Falls Graduates Ready to Lead in Minnesota and Wisconsin Schools
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls awarded Master of Science in Education degrees to nine graduates from the Principal Licensure program in May 2015. All graduates are eligible for certification by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction as school principals and other leadership roles in Wisconsin K-12 schools.
Peissig Family of Dorchester to Host Alumni Gathering
The Peissig family of JTP Farms in Dorchester will open their doors to alumni of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF) College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES) on Saturday, Aug. 22.
Two Alumni Are Recipients of Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
Two University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduates are the recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching — the nation’s top honor for K-12 mathematics or science teachers.
UW-River Falls Alum Named National Football Coach of the Year
A national coaches organization has named John Hoch, a University of Wisconsin-River Falls Hall-of-Fame football player, their 2015 Football Coach of the Year.
UW-River Falls Awarded $1.46 Million Grant to Increase Retention and Graduation Rates of At-Need Students
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls was recently awarded a $1.46 million grant to increase retention and graduation rates for low-income, first-generation or disabled college students.
UW-River Falls to Host Eighth Annual Science and Technology Symposium; Registration Deadline Nearing
The Wisconsin Science and Technology Symposium, hosted by the University of Wisconsin-River Falls July 27-28, will showcase exciting research and development – from new antibiotics and solar cells to award-winning undergraduate research focused on the recovery of waterlogged lumber.
UW-River Falls to Participate in EducationUSA Forum on Internationalizing U.S. College Campuses
Rhonda Petree, director of the English Language Transition Program at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, will participate in the U.S. Department of State’s sixth annual EducationUSA Forum in Washington D.C. June 30-July 2. Some 575 university representatives and more than 60 EducationUSA regional educational experts and advisers from around the world will convene to discuss strategies for attracting international students to U.S. campuses and the importance of study abroad.

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