March 2015

Falcon Hockey Teams Sweep WIAC Championships
The Men's and Women's Hockey Teams swept the WIAC Hockey Championships on Mar. 5. The Women's team advances to host Lake Forest in the first-round of the NCAA Championship.
Top Two Teams from UWRF New Venture Competition Moving on to Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament
The first and second place finishers in the inaugural New Venture Competition at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls have qualified to compete in the Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament (WBIT) April 11 in Madison.
UW-River Falls Alum Recognized for Innovative Teaching Practices
Patrick Houlton, an English teacher at Spring Valley Middle/High School and recent graduate of the UW-River Falls educator preparation program, was recognized for his innovative teaching practices Monday.
UW-River Falls Biology Department Testing A Regional Sustainable Beekeeping Model
Researchers in the Biology Department at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls recently received funding from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection to test a honey bee management strategy targeted towards maintaining and increasing the number of non-migratory Wisconsin beekeepers.
UW-River Falls Bowls for Hope Event Raises $6,225 for BRIDGE for Community Life
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls hosted the sixth annual Bowls for Hope event March 10 in the University Center, raising $6,225 for BRIDGE for Community Life, Inc.
UW-River Falls Professor Onan Awarded Fulbright Scholarship for Romania
Gary Onan, professor of Animal Science at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls has been awarded a Fulbright Scholars grant to Banat University of Agricultural Science and Veterinary Medicine in Timisoara, Romania.
UW-River Falls Student Media Win Awards in Statewide Contests
Two University of Wisconsin-River Falls campus media organizations — the Student Voice (student newspaper) and WRFW (campus radio station)— have won awards in statewide competitions for newspaper journalism and broadcasting.
UW-River Falls Team Fares Well in Academic Quadrathlon
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls academic quadrathlon team took first place in the written component and fourth place overall in the Academic Quadrathlon held in conjunction with the Midwest Sectional Meeting of the American Society of Animal Science March 16-18 in Des Moines.
UW-River Falls to Host 10th Annual Show Pig Auction
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls will host the 10th Annual Show Pig Auction on Saturday, April 4, at its Mann Valley Farm. Approximately 100 pigs will be available to view beginning at 10 a.m., with the auction starting at noon.
UW-River Falls to Host 55th Annual Agricultural Technology Contest
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls will host the 55th Annual Agricultural Technology Contest on Saturday, March 28. Nearly 1,000 Wisconsin and Minnesota high school and middle school FFA students are expected to compete in 18 different contest areas.
Women's Hockey Advances to Semifinals with 3-1 Win Over Lake Forest College
For the second straight year, the UW-River Falls Falcons defeated the Lake Forest College Foresters in the NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals in River Falls, Wisconsin, vaulting the Falcons into next weekend's semifinals.

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