October 2016

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.
New website aims to connect UW students, employers across Wisconsin
The UW System has unveiled a new web portal, called Career Connect, that is meant to bring graduating students and Wisconsin employers together.
Nontraditional students increase across college campuses, education officials say
More nontraditional students are flocking to college campuses, including UW-River Falls, according to education officials. Economic uncertainty and changing workplace environments are causing people older than 24 to reconsider four-year degree programs at universities around the country.
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.
Special addition to Falcon football team brings inspiration to players
Visitors to a Falcon home football game at UW-River Falls this year may notice a new face on the sidelines or running up and down the bleachers trying to get the fans excited. He won't be suited up in uniform, but that doesn't tame his passion for the game.
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.
Survey research center's work reaches clients around Wisconsin
The Survey Research Center at UW-River Falls has been around since 1990, but has a relatively low profile. It's a testament to how much work the center does for clients away from the university.
UWRF student's innovation helps parapalegic horseback riders
When UW-River Falls senior Shanna Burris, an equine management major, got accepted into the McNair Scholars Program, she knew she wanted to help paraplegic horseback riders.
UWRF students teach home-schoolers about physical education
Home-schoolers from the River Falls area may attend classes put on by university students majoring in health and physical education, a relationship that the program's leaders say is mutually beneficial.
UW-River Falls alum is costume designer for hit Guthrie production "Sense and Sensibility"
River Falls native and University of Wisconsin-River Falls alumna Moria Clinton has returned to her Midwest roots as the costume designer for the production of "Sense and Sensibility,"an adaptation of the classic Jane Austen novel, playing at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis through October 29.
UW-River Falls holds annual Halloween trick-or-treat and haunted hall events
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Department of Residence Life invites the community to take part in the annual Halloween in the Halls trick-or-treat event and the Grimm Hall Haunted House, both scheduled for the end of October.
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 makes The Princeton Review's list of environmentally responsible green colleges
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls has made The Princeton Review’s annual free guide to the most environmentally responsible green colleges.
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.
WWI posters discussed at UW-River Falls in commemoration of the centennial anniversary of the U.S. participation in the war
Jason McDonald, assistant professor of history at Truman State University, Kirksville, Mo., will speak at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls on Thursday, Oct. 20, as part of the annual Edward N. Peterson Lecture Series. The free lecture will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Kinnickinnic Theater in the University Center and will be preceded by a reception at 4 p.m.

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