May 2017

College of Business and Economics maintains AACSB accreditation
May 5, 2017- The University of Wisconsin-River Falls has been reconfirmed in its accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). The decision was made after a rigorous review process and a multi-day review by an independent three-member review panel. The panel chose to extend special praise for excellent degree programs, a highly level of innovation and extensive collaboration with business and the community.
Colt Sale breaks records
The 41st Annual UW-River Falls (UWRF) Colt Sale on May 6 was one for the record books. The 146 registered bidders from 13 states and Canada, England and Mexico was typical, but several sales records were broken.
Commencement ceremonies are May 13
Approximately 758 bachelor's and master's degree students will receive degrees from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls following two commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 13, in the Robert P. Knowles Physical Education and Recreation Center.
Davis named interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at-UW-River-Falls
May 15, 2017— Tricia M. Davis, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, has been named interim dean of the College. Davis will start July 1, succeeding Brad Caskey who is leaving UW-River Falls after 27 years. Caskey served as dean for the past eight years and has been named the provost and vice president for academic affairs at Birmingham-Southern College in Alabama.
Free outdoor Tuesday summer concerts begin June 13
June 1, 2017 -- The annual free Tuesday summer concert series at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls kicks off June 13 at 7 p.m. in the Melvin Wall Amphitheatre. The concerts are free and open to everyone.
Local Girl Scout troop and Dairy Pilot Plant collaborate to make new ice cream flavors
Girl Scout cookie time is practically a national pastime. Young girls with their boxes of Thin Mints™ and Caramel deLites™ are instantly recognizable and the most enterprising scouts are often posted up outside of local businesses, selling their wares.
Muench named UW-River Falls 2017 Wisconsin Distinguished Agriculturalist
Louis E. Muench, president of Louie’s Finer Meats, Inc., in Cumberland, was named the 2017 Wisconsin Distinguished Agriculturalist by the UW-River Falls College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences at the college’s 51st Annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet April 20.
State Building Commission approves Rodli Hall renovation at UW-River Falls
May 18, 2017--The planned renovation of David Rodli Hall at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls has been given a green light. The Wisconsin State Building Commission and University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents have approved construction, which will create a student collaboration center on campus when completed.
UW-River Falls awarded prestigious NSF Noyce Teacher Scholarship Grant
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the University of Wisconsin-River Falls a highly competitive Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program grant, which is expected to total nearly $1.5 million over five years. The grant will cover the majority of costs of a teacher training program for up to 70 students who commit to teaching for two years in a high-needs district following licensure.
UW-River Falls student to compete at International Business Model Competition
May 10, 2017--University of Wisconsin-River Falls agricultural engineering major Nathaniel Wenner of Madison Lake, Minn., is competing in the International Business Model Competition in Silicon Valley, Calif., May 11-12 with his business idea, Ag Spy.
UW-River Falls students, music program bridge gap between young and old
May 15, 2017--For Kyle Punt and a collection of other music education majors at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, the River Falls chapter of the Harmony Bridge program has become the essence of hands-on learning.

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