March 2016

#InstagramWorthy: Perfect Places for Pictures in River Falls
Time to get artsy, Falcons! Here's a list of some Instagram worthy places on our beautiful campus and around the city of River Falls to take advantage of. Use the hashtag ‪#‎UWRF‬ for a chance to have your photo featured on the UWRF Facebook page!
2016 St Croix Summit to take place at UW-River Falls
Hosted by the St. Croix Basin Team and the St. Croix River Association, the 2016 St. Croix Summit will take place at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls on March 22-23. The Wild and Scenic Film Festival will show 10 short films focused on environmental issues and the outdoors in conjunction with the summit on the evening of March 22.
Blockbuster film technology available to students at UW-River Falls
Blockbuster film camera technology is available to students in the Stage in Screen Arts program at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
Bowls for Hope Event Brings Artists, Soup Chefs Together to Help Charity
Artisans in River Falls and on the university campus are preparing soups and clay vessels for the upcoming Bowls for Hope charity event on Tuesday, March 8.
Climate summit set for April 9 at UW-River Falls
UW-River Falls will be hosting a regional climate summit on April 9 in the University Center ballroom. The summit will feature a variety of distinguished speakers and workshops focused on case studies of environmental issues.
Falcon women’s hockey team wins O'Brien Cup
The Falcons got a pair of goals from the conference player of the year Chloe Kinsel, and Dani Sibley had a 4 point game with a goal and 3 assists as the Falcon women’s hockey team won the O'Brien Cup 4-1 over visiting UW-Stevens Point at Hunt Arena Saturday afternoon.
Falcons fall in national title game; cap season with runner-up finish
The UW-River Falls women's hockey team battled two-time defending national champion SUNY Plattsburgh Saturday in the NCAA National Championship game. The Falcons took an early 1-0 lead over the host Cardinals before Plattsburgh scored five unanswered goals to take home the national title with a 5-1 victory on their home ice. UWRF finishes their season with a 23-6-2 overall record and a 2nd place national finish, the best finish in program history.
Five UW-River Falls Men’s Basketball Players Named To All-WIAC Team
Five members of the UW-River Falls men's basketball team were selected to the 2016 All-Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Men's Basketball Team.
Four UW-River Falls Women’s Basketball Players Named All-WIAC; Holbrook Named WIAC Coach of the Year
Four members of the UW-River Falls women's basketball team were selected to the 2016 All-Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Women's Basketball Team. In addition, UW-River Falls head coach Cindy Holbrook was chosen as WIAC Coach of the Year.
Paynotta finishes 4th at NCAA indoor track and field championships
Grinnell, Iowa ( – University of Wisconsin-River Falls senior David Paynotta competed in the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field National Championships March 11-12 at Grinnell College. After posting a qualifying time of 6.82 seconds, which broke his own school record set earlier this season, Paynotta ran a 6.88 in the final heat to earn a 4th place finish.
Researchers at UWRF study brain stimulation to help those with aphasia
Two UW-River Falls professors are testing whether electrical brain stimulation can improve the communication skills of people with aphasia, a disorder that impairs one’s ability to process language.
Service dog training program initiated at UW-River Falls
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls has initiated a service dog training program under the umbrella of the Animal Science – Companion Animal emphasis program. Similar programs are offered on at least 12 major campuses across the U.S., but this is the first of its kind within the University of Wisconsin System.
Three women's hockey players named to All-American team
The 2016 AHCA/CCM Division III All-Americans were unveiled at the Frozen Four banquet on Thursday night. Three Falcons were named to the All-American team, as senior Chloe Kinsel headlined the Falcon selections with first team honors. Junior forward Dani Sibley and junior defenseman Paige Johnson were named to the second team. Kinsel and Johnson are both repeat selections to the All-American team as both were named in 2015 as well.
UW-River Falls alumni receive teaching awards
Two graduates of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls teaching programs have been honored as outstanding educators.
UW-River Falls Bowls for Hope event raises $6,000 for ARC
The seventh annual Bowls for Hope event held March 8 raised $6,000 for the Assistance and Resource Center, Inc. (ARC) of River Falls. Each year, the University of Wisconsin-River Falls works with the community to raise funds through Bowls for Hope for a worthy organization that makes a difference in the St. Croix Valley.
UW-River Falls Campus Media Win Newspaper, Broadcast Awards
Student journalists for the campus newspaper and radio station at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls once again have been recognized for their work by Wisconsin's two leading professional media organizations.
UW-River Falls celebrates 50th anniversary of Commissioned Composer Project
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls is celebrating the 50th year of the Commissioned Composer Project by hosting Guggenheim award-winning composer Amy Williams for a four-day residency April 5-8. A 50th Anniversary Concert is Thursday, April 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Abbott Concert Hall in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building. The public is invited to attend this free concert.
UW-River Falls English professor set to publish his third book
University of Wisconsin-River Falls Assistant English Professor Joe Rein has two books under his belt and a third on its way. This busy educator and father of three published his first book in graduate school on creative writing pedagogy and then another in January 2015 on creative writing in the digital age. His third and newest book, “Creative Writing Innovations: Breaking Boundaries in the Classroom,” is set to be out in late 2016.
UW-River Falls offers Praxis Preparation workshop info session for aspiring teachers
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls is offering a half-day workshop to prepare aspiring teachers for exams required to obtain their Wisconsin teaching licenses.
UW-River Falls part of NSF renewal of Antarctic IceCube collaboration
The National Science Foundation announced today that it has renewed a cooperative agreement with the University of Wisconsin-Madison to operate IceCube. The five-year, $35 million award entails the continued operation and management of the observatory located at NSF’s Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. UW-River Falls is an integral part of this collaboration overseeing the education and outreach program of this long-standing research effort.
UW-River Falls Pathways Program has 100% retention success for first-year English language learners
The number of English Language Learners (ELLs) in west central Wisconsin, the Twin Cities, and the world, is on the rise. It is no surprise then that the University of Wisconsin-River Falls campus population is changing and the university is changing with it. As new programs are developed to help support ELLs by providing strategic support and opportunities for academic success, one program, with a current retention rate of 100 percent, rises to the top.
UW-River Falls seniors hold art thesis exhibition in Gallery 101
University of Wisconsin-River Falls seniors Jeremy Nordin-Berghuis, Taylor Moeller-Roy, Zachariah Jacobs and Hollie Garry will present their bachelor degree art thesis exhibitions in Gallery 101 in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building April 4-11. On display will be fibers, ceramic, photography and glass art works.
UW-River Falls seniors to hold art thesis exhibition
University of Wisconsin-River Falls seniors Amie Hiles, Kayla Rosenow, and Sydney Zoller will present their Art Thesis Exhibition in Gallery 101 in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building at UW-River Falls from March 23-31.
UW-River Falls staff member receives Board of Regents award
The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents has awarded a University of Wisconsin-River Falls employee with their highest honor for academic staff.
UW-River Falls students move on to Collegiate DECA International Conference
For the first time, the University of Wisconsin-River Falls new DECA chapter competed at the Collegiate DECA State Career Development Conference, sending 14 DECA student members to Madison for the March 3-6 competition. Because of their impressive showing, the students are now eligible to compete at the Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference in Washington D.C. April 16-19.
UW-River Falls to host 56th annual Agricultural Technology Contest
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls will host the 56th Annual Agricultural Technology Contest on campus Saturday, April 2.
UW-River Falls to host annual International Bazaar March 29
The Global Programming Society at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls is hosting the annual International Bazaar on Tuesday, March 29, from 6-9 p.m. in the University Center on campus. The event is free and open to the public, but a ticket is needed to attend.
UW-River Falls to participate in prestigious American Craft Council St. Paul show
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Art Department was hand-selected by the American Craft Council (ACC) for their excellence in fine arts and crafts education and will be the only college/university represented at the ACC St. Paul Show April 7-10.
UW-River Falls Western Equestrian Team Members Advance to IHSA Semi-Finals
Five members of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Western Equestrian Team have advanced to the IHSA Western semi-finals competition in Findlay, Ohio, March 19-20.
UW-River Falls Women's Basketball Set to Host NCAA Tournament
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls women's basketball team (22-5) has earned an at large bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Falcons will host the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament Friday and Saturday. The Falcons play Wheaton College on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Karges Center. Fans are encouraged to wear white to the game. The 5 p.m. game on Friday will feature St. Thomas and Loras.
UW-RiverFalls journalism student to study war on terrorism over Spring Break
A journalism student at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls will spend her spring break in Washington, D.C., studying the war on terrorism.
Wyman Visiting Professor in History Lectures About American-Asian Relations at UW-River Falls
A scholar specializing in U.S.-East Asia relations and member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Warren I. Cohen, Distinguished University Professor, Emeritus, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, will visit the University of Wisconsin-River Falls April 7-8 to present two public lectures and a discussion as part of the annual Wyman Visiting Professorship in History event.

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