November 2017

Adult Degree Completion program at UW-River Falls reaches milestone
November 27, 2017--Seven years ago, adult learners who wanted to start a college education experience or finish uncompleted degrees didn’t have many local options.
Annual Art Scholarship Sale begins Nov. 30 at UW-River Falls
November 21, 2017-- The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Art Department’s Annual Art Scholarship Sale is Nov. 30-Dec. 13 in Gallery 101 in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building. The sale is open to the public.
Army veteran sees access to education as a game changer
November 9, 2017-- While many 13-year olds were dreaming of fast cars and video games, Alex Huttner was dreaming of becoming a soldier.
Chancellor's Blog: The Impact of Healthy Choices
In the Midwest, we like to say that we “enjoy the four seasons.” Whether this is truly the case, or simply a strategy to convince ourselves to persevere through essentially five months of winter, the phrase seems to serve its purpose.
Future STEM teachers receive tuition stipends for graduate program
November 20, 2017-- Ten graduate students of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls have received financial stipends from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to cover costs of their studies and start new careers teaching science or math.
In trout projects, ‘restoration’ might not mean ‘natural’ or ‘rehabilitation’
When asked how restoration efforts along the Kinnickinnic River should be handled, students and residents in River Falls answered with roughly the same response: they want the river to be more “natural.” This response, however, leads to a different question: What do words such as “restoration” and “natural” really mean, and do definitions of the words match up with what is actually done to environments such as the Kinni?
New holiday gift offerings available at Falcon Foods
November 30, 2017--The holiday season is here and Falcon Foods at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls is ready to give you a hand with your holiday preparations.
Public invited to Opera Scenes Program performances at UW-River Falls
November 9, 2017-- The Opera Techniques (Music 340) class at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls will present their Opera Scenes Program performances on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 3 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m. in Abbott Concert Hall in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building. Both performances are free and open to the public.
Rick Bowen court dedication reflects how far UWRF basketball has come
Rick Bowen arrived on the UW-River Falls campus in 1986 to look at the job opening for the head men’s basketball coach. According to Bowen, he enjoyed the community within the campus and took the job expecting to be in River Falls for maybe two years before moving on.
Romines is Innovator in Residence speaker at UW-River Falls
November 2, 2017--John Romines, vice president of seed sales with WinField United, Land O’Lakes, is the 2017 Innovator in Residence speaker at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He will present “Growing a Brighter Future,” on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 2 p.m. in the Riverview Ballroom in the University Center. The event is free and open to the public
St.Croix Economic Development Corporation donates $33,000 to St. Croix Valley Business Innovation Center
November 21, 2017--The River Falls Economic Development Corporation recently accepted a donation of $33,000 from the St. Croix Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) in support of the St. Croix Valley Business Innovation Center.
UWRF working to recruit, reassure inner-city high schoolers of color
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Lining the school cafeteria with brochures and paraphernalia, college recruiters and representatives eagerly plied students last week with information related to their institutions at the St. Paul Central High School college fair.
UW-River Falls earns UW System VETS certification
November 9, 2017--The University of Wisconsin-River Falls has earned special designation from the UW System with regard to the institution’s veterans’ services.
UW-River Falls Masquers present 'Beyond Therapy'
November 27, 2017-- The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Masquers Club will present “Beyond Therapy” by Christopher Durang December 5-9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Blanche Davis Theatre in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building. The play is open to the public.
UW-River Falls students take top honors at SASES Conference
November 2, 2017--University of Wisconsin-River Falls students performed well against their peers from across the nation at the annual Students of Agronomy, Soils and Environmental Sciences (SASES) conference in Tampa, Fla., October 21-24.
UW-River Falls, local businesses partner to help students 'dress the part'
November 6, 2017- Career Services at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls has partnered with River Falls-based Treasures From the Heart to help UWRF students prepare for professional interview experiences.
Visiting professor at UW-River Falls to speak on the two Koreas
November 6, 2017-- Fulbright Visiting Professor Won Jun Nam, Ph.D., will speak on “The Two Koreas” Thursday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. in the Kinnickinnic Theater in the University Center as part of the “Year of” program at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. His talk, “The Two Koreas: In the Eyes of a South Korean Temporarily Visiting America” is free and open to the public.
We must learn to challenge ideas, not individuals, UWRF climate survey says
Last week, the UWRF administration released the results of the 2017 Campus Climate Survey Summary. Three hundred seventy-eight students responded to the survey and of those, 125 said they experienced bias at UWRF. Sixty-seven said that it was politically motivated — the most of any type of bias.

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