May 2020

Applications open for new online cybersecurity master’s degree
May 8, 2020 - In response to increasing demand for information security professionals, the University of Wisconsin Extended Campus has launched an online Master of Science in Cybersecurity. The newly accredited graduate program joins a growing list of online degrees offered by UW Extended Campus.
Business degree completion now offered online
May 12, 2020 - The Adult Degree Completion (ADC) Program through the College of Business and Economics at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls is launching a 100% online degree in business administration beginning in the fall.
Campus newspaper wins four awards
May 4, 2020 - The Student Voice, the campus newspaper of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, won four awards in the 2019 Collegiate Better Newspaper Contest sponsored by the Wisconsin Newspaper Association (WNA) Foundation. Results were announced May 4 by the WNA, the state's trade association for the newspaper industry.
Chancellor Van Galen selected as president of Missouri Southern State University
May 18, 2020 - In an email today to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls campus community, Chancellor Dean Van Galen announced his upcoming departure. Van Galen has been selected to serve as the 6th president of Missouri Southern State University, effective July 1.
Chancellor Van Galen's email announcement regarding his departure
May 18, 2020- I want to inform you that the Board of Governors of Missouri Southern State University is announcing today that I have been selected to serve as the institution’s 6th President, effective July 1.
Foster to return as interim chancellor
May 26, 2020 – Further to the announcement of the upcoming departure of UW-River Falls Chancellor Dean Van Galen, UW System acted quickly to identify an interim replacement. Earlier today, UW System President Ray Cross announced that Connie Foster has agreed to return to the helm of the institution where she had previously spent nearly 25 years and which she once led in the same role of interim chancellor.
Giving Tuesday: UW-River Falls joins national day of giving May 5
May 1, 2020 – Continuing its efforts to meet the university’s and students’ unprecedented needs caused by COVID-19, the University of Wisconsin-River Falls Foundation will participate in #GivingTuesdayNow, an international day of philanthropy and unity on May 5.
New videocast episode explores small business resources in COVID-19 economy
May 14, 2020 - The videocast series “COVID-19: Understanding the Economic Implications,” designed to provide valuable insights into the quickly changing economic impact of COVID-19 and its lasting effects upon the local, regional and global economy, has published a new episode. Episode two is available at
Nine students honored with Chancellor’s Award
May 13, 2020 – The University of Wisconsin-River Falls recently bestowed its highest non-academic honor on nine students. The Chancellor’s Award for Students recognizes students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, excellence and service, both on campus and in the community. Recipients must also have shown a commitment to UWRF’s core values, as well as positive and inspiring personal traits and contributions in areas such as undergraduate research, inclusivity and global education.
Outdoor Summer Concert Series cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns
May 11, 2020 - The annual Summer Concert Series held at the Wall Amphitheatre at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Peterson and Lee named CAFES Outstanding Seniors
May 22, 2020 – The College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES) at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls recently announced the recipients of the Rochelle Junkman Seymour Award and the Dr. Earl Hildebrand Memorial Award. Both annual awards honor outstanding seniors.
Preder named top College of Arts and Sciences graduate
May 26, 2020 – Hannah Preder, of Kewaskum, was recently named the top College of Arts and Sciences spring graduate at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
Six faculty fellowships funded by state-sponsored Dairy Innovation Hub
May 13, 2020 - The University of Wisconsin­-River Falls College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences recently awarded six faculty research fellowships to help increase dairy-related research capacity through the Dairy Innovation Hub initiative. The selected faculty members will tackle research projects in the hub’s four priority areas: stewarding land and water resources; enriching human health and nutrition; ensuring animal health and welfare; and growing farm business and communities.
Small Business Development Center at UW-River Falls lends helping hand during COVID-19 crisis
May 14, 2020 - With a motto of helping businesses in any industry "Start/Manage/Grow /Transition," the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the University of Wisconsin- River Falls has stepped up to lend a helping hand to businesses in Polk, Pierce and St. Croix counties during the COVID-19 crisis.
UW System statements on UW-River Falls Chancellor Dean Van Galen
University of Wisconsin System leadership issued these statements today.
UW-River Falls now accepting applications for online associate of arts and sciences degree
May 15, 2020 – UW-River Falls is one of seven University of Wisconsin System campuses now offering an online associate degree program in collaboration with UW Extended Campus. The UW Associate of Arts and Sciences degree program was recently accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is available through UW-Eau Claire, UW-Milwaukee, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Parkside, UW-River Falls, UW-Stevens Point, and UW-Whitewater. Applications are now being accepted for the accredited associate degree program, launching in September 2020. 
UW-River Falls plans for fall 2020 course delivery
May 14, 2020 - To the greatest extent possible, the University of Wisconsin-River Falls intends to return to in-person classes this fall. UW-River Falls is among hundreds of colleges across the country facing a time-sensitive decision on its approach to course delivery for fall semester. COVID-19 forced UWRF, as well as all UW System campuses, to shift its courses online in mid-March through the end of the spring semester.

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