Business and IT Degree Open House for Working Adults The University of Wisconsin-River Falls will host an open house for adults and working professionals from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, June 4, at the UW-River Falls Hudson Center, 2501 Hanley Road, Suite 200, in Hudson. Whether seeking or advancing a career in business or computer science, UW-River Falls offers flexible degree tracks that are suitable for any life situation.
Elsesser Receives 2015 Regents Academic Staff Excellence Award Jennifer Elsesser, assistant director of Counseling Services at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls has been selected to receive a 2015 Regents Academic Staff Excellence Award for an individual. She will be presented the award at the UW System Board of Regents meeting June 5 at UW-Milwaukee.
Kofiro Named Outstanding Recent Alumnus Ali Kofiro received the University of Wisconsin-River Falls College of Education and Professional Studies (CEPS) Outstanding Recent Alumnus Award May 5. Kofiro is both the first Somali school counselor in Minnesota and the first Somali graduate of UWRF’s Counseling program. He graduated in 2010.
Online Giving Day a Huge Success The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Foundation hosted its first ever online giving day, the Falcon 5K, on May 1. Set with a goal of $5,000 based on results at similar universities, the Falcon 5K received 167 gifts and raised $18,585 in just 12 hours.
Sanden Named Outstanding Faculty Member Eric Sanden, professor of Conservation and Environmental Planning at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, received the 2015 Outstanding Faculty Award at the 49th Annual College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES) Scholarship and Awards Banquet April 23.
Two Students Selected to Receive Ranee May Dairy Internship Awards The University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF) Animal and Food Science Department has selected Leah Granlund of Blair and Mariana Scoqui Guimaraes of Sao Jose do Rio Pardo, Brazil, for the Ranee May Dairy Internship Award. Ranee May, who retired from UW-River Falls as Dairy Plant manager in 2011, in conjunction with the Animal and Food Science Department, established a fund to support students undertaking academic internships in the UWRF Dairy Plant.
UW-River Falls Spring Commencement is May 16 An expected 682 bachelor's and 80 master's students will participate in commencement ceremonies at UW-River Falls on Saturday, May 16. Total graduation applications total 941, but not all choose to participate in the ceremony.
University Communications and Marketing
120 North Hall