Ally training to gain gender and sexual diversity knowledge offered at UW-River Falls The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Inclusive Campus Engagement Office will offer Ally Training Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 6-9 p.m. in the Ann Lydecker Living Learning Center on campus. The free event is open to the public and provides a safe space to gain knowledge about gender and sexual diversity and to ask questions and engage in conversation.
UW-River Falls approved to offer online degrees across state lines The University of Wisconsin-River Falls has been approved to offer distance education courses and degrees across state lines under Wisconsin’s participation in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). The UW-River Falls application to participate in SARA was approved by the Wisconsin Distance Learning Authorization Board last month following the approval of Wisconsin’s application to the National Council of SARA (NC-SARA).
UW-River Falls ranked among top in undergraduate research and study abroad student engagement The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) has ranked the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in the lead among similar institutions in the areas of undergraduate research engagement and study abroad participation among seniors. The NSSE collects information annually from first-year and senior students about the nature and quality of their undergraduate experience.
UW-River Falls to host Special Olympics Run with the Cops The University of Wisconsin-River Falls will host the first ever UW-River Falls Special Olympics – Run with the Cops on Tuesday, Oct. 11. The public is invited to join officers from local law enforcement agencies for this one-of-a-kind event in support of Special Olympics Wisconsin.
2016 Wisconsin legislative candidate forum to be held at UW-River Falls The River Falls Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau and the University of Wisconsin-River Falls are partnering to present a moderated legislative candidate forum for Senate District 10 and Assembly District 30 on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 4:30 p.m. in the Riverview Ballroom of the University Center. A panel discussion will be moderated with prepared questions and written questions will be accepted from the audience and answered as time permits.
Chancellor’s Blog: The Enduring Power of Education and Philanthropy As chancellor, I attend and speak at many events. Although a mentor of mine, a former university president, once quipped that the role of a university president is mostly to talk and eat – and there may be a grain of truth in that! – today I would like to share how profoundly impacted I was by a recent event on our campus. This event caused me to reflect deeply on the power of education and philanthropy, and I would like to share those reflections with you.
FALL: 22 things to do in River Falls Warning: If you haven't already, you might just fall in love with River Falls! With this list, you'll find plenty to do in River Falls to keep your mind, body and spirit in check.
Observatory talks/viewing session Oct. 25 at UW-River Falls The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Physics Department a free, public observatory viewing and astronomy discussion on Tuesday, Oct. 25. At 8 p.m. "Boo! Halloween and Other Cross-Quadrature Days” will be presented by Eileen Korenic in 271 Centennial Science Hall, followed by an 8:30 p.m. telescope viewing on the third floor observatory deck, if the sky is clear. Uranus and Neptune should be visible.
Students present their BFA exhibitions at UW-River Falls University of Wisconsin-River Falls seniors William Diegnau, Henrik Jorgensen, Cody Kiss, Alysha Knandel, Tyler Pelton, Molly Seim, and Dana Van Wiewill present their bachelor of fine arts degree exhibitions in Gallery 101 in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building at UW-River Falls Oct. 24-Nov. 2. On display will be ceramics, mixed media paintings, printmaking, fibers and glass sculptural work.
UW-River Falls hosts Trump vs. Clinton political issues roundtable and Q&A The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Political Science Department is hosting "Trump v. Clinton- The Election of a Lifetime," a political issues roundtable and question/answer session on Wednesday, Oct. 26, from noon-1:30 p.m. in Abbott Concert Hall in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
UW-River Falls Named a ‘Top 100 Best Value College’ by Educate to Career The University of Wisconsin-River Falls has been named a "2017 Top 100 Best Value College" in the most recent Educate to Career (ETC) College Rankings Index. The ETC Index analyzes the profile of students when they enter a given college, the total costs related to attending the college, and the outcomes of the students when they enter the labor market.
UW-River Falls to host Bob Dylan musical tribute The community is invited to a free celebration of the works of Bob Dylan, America’s most recent winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, on Thursday, Nov. 3, beginning at 3:30 p.m. in the second floor breezeway of the Davee Library. Space is limited and seating will be available on a first come, first served basis.
UW-River Falls University Theatre Presents ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ The University of Wisconsin-River Falls University Theatre will present “Little Shop of Horrors,” a comedy rock musical. Performances are October 27-29 and November 3-5 in the Blanche Davis Theatre located in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and are open to the public.
UW-River Falls workshop for Montessori educators explores strategies to teach boys Educators in public or private Montessori schools can gain professional knowledge and skills through a series of one-day workshops offered by the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. The courses are approved by the American Montessori Society (AMS) and taught by nationally recognized Montessori educators. Each workshop covers a separate topic of interest to Montessori and other teachers and parents.