March 2022

Ag engineering tech student starts own business creating western scarves
March 24, 2022 -- University of Wisconsin-River Falls senior Naomi Dolton started sewing in her dormitory two years ago to give herself a study break.
First doctoral program starts in May at UW-River Falls
March 15, 2022 -- The University of Wisconsin-River Falls will make history this summer as the university’s first Doctor of Education degree begins.
Foaling Around with Wisconsin 4-H Program wins awards
March 9, 2022 -- Katie Stenroos, Evan Henthorne, and Casie Bass have been awarded both the Wisconsin Association of Extension 4-H Youth Development Professionals (WAE4-HYDP) Collaboration/Partnership Award and the Excellence in Animal Science Programming Award for the Foaling Around with Wisconsin 4-H Program.
NSF funding supports continued research at South Pole neutron monitor
March 11, 2022 - A University of Wisconsin-River Falls professor has received a National Science Foundation award to support faculty and student research projects.
Obesity documentary wins top Wisconsin broadcast award
March 7, 2022 - Brooke Shepherd, a recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, has earned a top award from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association (WBA) for her reporting on obesity in western Wisconsin.
Purr-fect: Falcon Feline Adoption Program finds homes for shelter cats
March 23, 2022 -- Nearly 40 people lined up on a recent Wednesday evening in Hagestad Hall for a chance to meet, pet and interact with K.C. and Zack, two cats living in a small animal shelter being operated by University of Wisconsin-River Falls students.
Students learn teamwork, research skills to make older combines more efficient and profitable for small farms
March 10, 2022 -- University of Wisconsin-River Falls agricultural engineering and agricultural engineering technology students are researching ways to make older combines more efficient and improve profitability for smaller farmers.
Students to present projects at Research in the Rotunda March 9
March 3, 2022 -- Research on rats’ empathy, alternatives to summer forage and exploring environmentally friendly ways to create chemical reactions are some of the research seven University of Wisconsin-River Falls students will present on Wednesday, March 9, at the State Capitol Rotunda in Madison for the 18th annual Research in the Rotunda.
University Theatre to present ‘Cabaret’
March 17, 2022 - University Theatre at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls will present “Cabaret” by Kander and Ebb March 31- April 2 and April 7-9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Blanche Davis Theatre in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building.
UW System President Thompson visits on Farewell Tour, dessert created in his name
March 11, 2022 - University of Wisconsin-System President Tommy Thompson capped off today’s visit to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a special dessert created by Dairy Pilot Plant Director Michelle Farner called The Tommy Cheesecake Truffle, or “The Tommy” for short.
UW-River Falls adopts Vision Statement and Core Values, foundations for university planning
March 21, 2022 - After two years of campus strategic planning, the University of Wisconsin-River Falls has updated its Vision Statement and Core Values.
UW-River Falls CAFES team celebrates 25th year raising funds at Relay for Life to fight cancer
March 24, 2022 – Joanne Kenney has walked for a quarter of a century as a member of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences Relay for Life River Falls-Pierce County team to raise money for the American Cancer Society.
UW-River Falls Foundation raising funds to restore 1974 pipe organ in Abbott Concert Hall
March 28, 2022 -- University of Wisconsin-River Falls senior Evan Pechacek knows with a little tender loving care the 1974 Hendrickson pipe organ in the Abbott Concert Hall in Kleinpell Fine Arts could serve future music students for years to come.
UW-River Falls music lecturers to perform in concert to benefit Ukraine relief efforts
March 22, 2022 – University of Wisconsin-River Falls music lecturer and piano instructor Ivan Konev is grateful he is still able to text his aunt who is caring for his grandmother in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, to get updates on how his family is doing as Russian attacks continue in the country.
UW-River Falls ramps up for its Annual Giving Day on April 8
March 25, 2022 -- The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Foundation’s annual Giving Day is Friday, April 8.
UW-River Falls receives $260,000 from Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin to train next generation of water scientists
March 29, 2022 – The University of Wisconsin-River Falls will receive $260,215 in support from the Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin this year to enhance its water-related academic programs.
UW-River Falls to host Agricultural Technology Contest April 2
March 29, 2022 – The University of Wisconsin-River Falls will host the annual Agricultural Technology Contest on Saturday, April 2. After being unable to host an in-person event for the past two years because of the pandemic, UWRF will welcome back to campus over 1,000 middle and high school students representing over 60 schools from both Minnesota and Wisconsin to partake in 15 different competitions.

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