October 2022

Creation of Bee Hotel supports sustainability at UW-River Falls
Oct. 12, 2022 - Sustainability is essential to the vision and mission of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and Chancellor Maria Gallo has been a significant supporter of the sustainability efforts on campus.
Media personality Cathy Wurzer to emcee chancellor inauguration events
Oct. 3, 2022 - Cathy Wurzer, University of Wisconsin-River Falls alum and longtime Minnesota Public Radio and Twin Cities PBS news host, will emcee two events during Chancellor Maria Gallo’s inauguration celebration October 19-20 on the UWRF campus.
Ukraine/Russia history is focus of Nov. 8 lecture
Oct. 18, 2022 - Thomas Wolfe, an associate professor in the University of Minnesota’s History Department, will present a lecture on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls on the timely topic of the “Crisis in Ukraine: War and Russia’s Deformed Transition.”
UWRF and DATCP launch Humane Handling Institute
Oct. 21, 2022 - A first of its kind program, the Humane Handling Institute (HHI), will provide comprehensive hands-on training for current meat industry workers in humane pre-slaughter handling, transport, stunning, and equipment maintenance. The formation of the HHI was announced by the University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF) and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) on October 20. HHI is expected to help improve the long-term viability of Wisconsin’s $34 billion livestock and meat industries.
UWRF’s Caroline Baker recognized for leadership
Oct. 31, 2022 - University of Wisconsin-River Falls Associate Professor, Department Chair and Counseling Program Director Caroline Baker was recently awarded the 2023 Wisconsin School Counselor Association’s Mary Gehrke-McAllister Leadership Award. The award recognizes professionals who have provided outstanding leadership within the school counseling profession in Wisconsin.
UW-River Falls Chancellor Maria Gallo inauguration ceremony is Oct. 20
Oct. 11, 2022--Maria Gallo, Ph.D., will be inaugurated as the 20th chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in a ceremony at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, in Riverview Ballroom (second floor) of the University Center on campus.
UW-River Falls inaugurates 20th chancellor
Oct. 20, 2022 - The University of Wisconsin-River Falls will continue and expand its mission to offer students the education they need so they and their families can improve their lives through social mobility, as well as work on the critical issues of diversity, equity and inclusion, Maria Gallo pledged Thursday as she was inaugurated as the UWRF’s 20th chancellor.
UW-River Falls pre-inauguration Day of Engagement on Oct. 19 to focus on sustainability
Oct. 12, 2022 - Chancellor Maria Gallo’s inauguration committee has organized a Day of Engagement on Wednesday, Oct. 19, prior to Gallo’s inauguration ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 20. Engagement events are free and open to the public. For complete event information, campus maps, and parking options, visit
UW-River Falls receives milestone gift toward Dairy Pilot Plant Renovation
Oct. 11, 2022--Rest assured cheese curds will be on the production line when the University of Wisconsin-River Falls re-opens its Dairy Pilot Plant in 2023.

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