May 2022

AERES officials visit UW-River Falls, meet faculty, administrators for collaborative efforts
May 10, 2022 -- The new dual degree program in international food operations management between University of Wisconsin-River Falls and Aeres University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands is expected to be a win for students and industry.
BFA graduate creates UW-River Falls sweatshirts, inspired by pop artist Andy Warhol
May 18, 2022 -- In her University of Wisconsin-River Falls senior Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibit, Maggie Hermersmann has a picture of herself as a young child drawing on an easel.
CAFES awards scholarships and recognizes outstanding faculty member
May 4, 2022 – More than $235,000 was awarded to students in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES) at the University of Wisconsin River Falls at the 56th Annual Scholarship and Awards Recognition Program on April 21. The 185 scholarships were awarded to continuing students who will be sophomores, juniors or seniors in the 2022-23 academic year.
Capt. Phillips tells UW-River Falls graduates: Life will be a wild ride, mind that helm
May 7, 2022 -- Capt. Richard Phillips told University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduates Saturday life will be a wild ride.
Community answers call to provide caps and gowns to UWRF students
May 13, 2022 -- When University of Wisconsin-River Falls alum Andrew Turner learned some graduating students needed commencement regalia for the Saturday, May 7, graduation ceremony, he answered the call.
Employment among recent grads at UW-River Falls hits 94%
May 2, 2022 -- A new report by Career Services at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls found that despite the economic impacts of COVID-19 the school’s graduates were in high demand.
Falcon Regatta returns, student-designed boats take on Kinnickinnic River
May 12, 2022 – Ten boats made from newsprint and duct tape by students at University of Wisconsin-River Falls launched into a chilly Kinnickinnic River Tuesday as the Falcon Regatta returned.
Four alumni recognized during Evening of Excellence
May 5, 2022 -- Four University of Wisconsin-River Falls alumni will be recognized Friday, May 6, at the 2022 UW-River Falls Evening of Excellence in the Riverview Ballroom, University Center.
German university, UW-River Falls students share love of video and film work
May 11, 2022 – University of Wisconsin-River Falls students and nine students from RheinMain University Media Conception & Production in Wiesbaden, Germany, were able to collaborate and share their love of video and film work from April 28 through May 3 for the Global Design and Media CoSpace International Traveling Classroom.
Ginther honored as UW-River Falls 2022 Wisconsin Distinguished Agriculturalist
May 2, 2022 – Francis G. Ginther, professor emeritus of youth development, was honored as the 2022 Wisconsin Distinguished Agriculturalist by the UW-River Falls College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES) on April 21 in front of a crowd of nearly 200 students, faculty, staff, supporters of the college, and Ginther’s family and friends.
Graduating student to run startup business at St. Croix Valley Business Innovation Center
May 2, 2022 - An internship at the St. Croix Valley Business Innovation Center turned into an entrepreneurial pursuit for one University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduating student.
Mom travels 20 hours by plane to attend son’s commencement at UW-River Falls
May 9, 2022 – Samira Teymurova traveled 20 hours one way by plane from her home country of Azerbaijan to see her son, Jamal Teymurlu, walk across the University of Wisconsin-River Falls commencement stage May 7.
Moving out sustainably at UW-River Falls: Students donate items to help others
May 31, 2022 – University of Wisconsin-River Falls senior Julia Miller recently folded clothes donated by fellow students as they moved out of student housing at the end of the academic year that will go to several agencies to help the River Falls community.
New Community Planning Club members gather student opinions on city’s comprehensive plan
May 25, 2022 – Brooklyn Weller is hoping the city of River Falls will consider more public transportation options to help University of Wisconsin-River Falls students who may not have cars.
RCU Foundation announces support for Science and Technology Innovation Center
May 9, 2022 -- The RCU Foundation, a supporter of organizations and initiatives throughout western Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota, announced a commitment today of $100,000 for the University of Wisconsin-River Falls Science and Technology Innovation Center (SciTech).
Student earns graduate school credits while at UW-River Falls
May 4, 2022 -- When Lexi Noble-Meraz begins her graduate school career at UW-Madison, she will already have one year of credits under her belt thanks to her University of Wisconsin-River Falls social work undergraduate degree. 
Students named in each college for highest GPA
May 23, 2022 – Four students earned the Rochelle Junkman Seymour Award for having the highest grade point average (GPA) in their respective colleges at University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
UWRF’s first environmental engineering degree student to graduate Saturday
May 6, 2022 -- When the University of Wisconsin-River Falls added an environmental engineering major two years ago, Zach Maier knew it was a good fit for him.
UW-River Falls Animal Welfare Lab promotes undergraduate research, garners $210,000 USDA grant
May 16, 2022 -- The Animal Welfare Lab at University of Wisconsin-River Falls has garnered a $210,000 two-year grant from the United States Department of Agriculture to continue the research started by two recent graduates.
UW-River Falls Symphony Band to perform Thursday
May 3, 2022 -- The final University of Wisconsin-River Falls Symphony Band Concert of the academic year is Thursday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Abbott Concert Hall, Kleinpell Fine Arts. 

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