October 2018

10th Annual Bowls for Hope event invites charitable organization requests
October 25, 2018 - Each year the University of Wisconsin-River Falls works with the community to raise funds through the Bowls for Hope event where proceeds raised help a worthy nonprofit organization make a difference in the St. Croix Valley. Applications are now open for the 2019 recipient of this charity event.
Agriculture and the Economy: UW-River Falls makes a case to ensure long-term viability of the state’s dairy industry
October 26, 2018 - Testifying yesterday before the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), Dale Gallenberg, dean of the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences at the University of Wisconsin–River Falls, called for continued investment in dairy programs at non-land-grant institutions.
Chancellor’s Blog: Falcons Forever
The book had a dark blue cover, obviously old. The cover bore the embossed words, The Meletean, and the year 1920. I was at our recent Homecoming-related event for alumni in Stillwater and this edition of our institutional yearbook, I was told, was coming to me from Anne Adams Keller, Class of 1961. The 1920 Melatean was dedicated to Normal School teacher and student adviser Mary McMillan, the namesake of our McMillan Hall, and the yearbook was filled with names and pictures of the students who would become alumni of the Normal School.
Community invited to attend Veterans Day program
October 30, 2018--The University of Wisconsin-River Falls invites campus and community members to attend a ceremony honoring and supporting veterans and active duty members of the military.
Dairy Judging Team takes top honors at World Dairy Expo
October 2, 2018 - The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Dairy Judging Team captured top honors October 1 at the National Intercollegiate Dairy Judging Contest at World Dairy Expo in Madison. The team took first place overall and first team in reasons. UW-River Falls hasn’t won the national title in more than two decades.
Greenwood is Agriculturist in Residence speaker
October 18, 2018 - Mark Greenwood, chief diversified markets officer at Compeer Financial, is the 2018 Agriculturist in Residence speaker at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
Haunted Lab event hosted by physics students Oct. 27
October 22, 2018 - The Society of Physics Students and the Chem Demons at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls are hosting a Haunted Lab on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 5-8 p.m. with all the events occurring in classrooms (258, 266, 271, and 275) on the second floor of Centennial Science Hall. The event is free, open to the public and appropriate for all ages.
Homecoming events planned for Oct. 8-14 at UW-River Falls
October 4, 2018 - The University of Wisconsin-River Falls invites you to share in the exciting and sentimental experiences of homecoming.
Internationally recognized animal behaviorist to speak at UW-River Falls
October 5, 2018 - Join internationally recognized animal behaviorist Patricia McConnell as she shares “The Education of Will,” a memoir of healing after trauma in both people and pets, on Thursday, Oct. 18, from 5-7 p.m. at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
Journey through St. Croix River Watershed with nature photographer Blacklock
October 1, 2018 - Journey through the diverse St. Croix River Watershed (including the Kinnickinnic) with nature photographer Craig Blacklock on Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 3-4 p.m. in the Kinnickinnic Theater of the University Center at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
Kelli Anderson is Wyman Visiting Professor in Art
October 25, 2018 - Designer, illustrator, animator, author and artist Kelli Anderson will be at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls Monday-Friday, Nov. 12-16, as the Fall 2018 Walker D. and Helen Bryant Wyman Visiting Professor in Art.
Native Pride Dancers mark Native American Heritage Month
October 25, 2018--Celebrate Native American Heritage Month at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with the Native Pride Dancers and food on Friday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. in the Falcon’s Nest in the University Center. The event is free and open to everyone.
New internship program aims to keep UW grads in western Wisconsin
October 29, 2018 - Three University of Wisconsin System institutions in western Wisconsin are joining with a regional economic development organization to create a new internship program designed to keep graduates in the area after college.
Online classes for workforce development offered
October 22, 2018 - The University of Wisconsin-River Falls has partnered with a national training provider to offer workforce development classes, certificates and certifications that are 100% online.
Op Ed - UW System: A Positive Investment
October 2018 - Lisa Ecker entered UW-River Falls in 2014 after growing up in the small town of Wanamingo, Minn. Upon graduation in 2017, she was offered a job as a project engineer at GEA in Hudson, Wis., with a starting salary of $65,000 a year.
Peterson Lecture explores tie between workers and the economy
October 16, 2018 – Historian William P. Jones, professor of history at the University of Minnesota, will share his insights into the relevance of the 1968 Memphis sanitation workers’ strike within the context of today’s issues of economic inequality and workers’ rights during a lecture at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls on Tuesday, Oct. 30. The 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.
Record-breaking Career Fair
October 16, 2018 - A record setting number of students and employers from across the Midwest participated in the fall Career Fair Oct. 10 at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
Senior BFA exhibition at UW-River Falls
October 8, 2018 - University of Wisconsin-River Falls seniors Raymond Beech, Runze Du, Grace Frikken, Samantha Garvin, Andrew Le, Holly Rapoport and Cynthia Schmidtke will present their Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree exhibitions in Gallery 101 in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building at UW-River Falls from Oct. 8-Nov. 2.
Six UW-River Falls students receive sustainable management academic scholarships
October 4, 2018 - Six University of Wisconsin-River Falls students enrolled in the online Bachelor of Science in sustainable management degree completion program have each received $800 awards this fall.
University Theatre presents “A Year with Frog and Toad”
October 19, 2018 - “A Year with Frog and Toad” by Robert and Willie Reale will be performed by the University Theatre at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls Nov. 2-3 and 8-10 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 3 at 2 p.m., and Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. in the Blanche Davis Theatre in the Kleinpell Fine Arts.
UW System Board of Regents approve UWRF’s mission statement change
October 5, 2018 - At its October meeting, the UW System Board of Regents approved a change to the UW-River Falls mission statement that better aligns with the university’s strategic plan, Pathway to Distinction, and contains required language regarding the types of student populations, academic programs, and degrees conferred at the institution.
Wang Ping to speak about Kinship of Rivers project
October 12, 2018 – Poet, artist and educator Wang Ping will speak at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls about her Kinship of Rivers project on Monday, Oct. 22, from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Riverview Ballroom in the University Center. The talk is free and open to the public.

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