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Falcon Center named outstanding sports facility
February 18, 2019 – The Falcon Center at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls received the NIRSA Outstanding Sports Facilities Award during the organization’s national conference in Boston over the weekend. NIRSA is a nationally recognized association that supports and promotes the benefits of recreation at the collegiate level.
Langston Hughes Project performance set for Thursday  
February 18, 2019 - The UWRF Center for Diversity, Inclusivity and Belonging has invited Ron McCurdy, professor of music and jazz studies at the USC Thornton School of Music, to present the Langston Hughes Project at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Abbott Concert Hall in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building. The performance is free and open to the public. 
Cohler coffee concerts return to renovated Abbott Concert Hall
February 8, 2019 - Today's Frances Cohler Coffee Concert featured chamber music by Minnesota Orchestra's Adam Kuenzel, flute; Katja Linfield, cello and Mary Jo Gothman, piano.
World Without Genocide founder to speak Feb. 11
February 4, 2019 - Ellen Kennedy, founder of World Without Genocide, will speak at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls on Monday, Feb. 11. She will present “Statelessness and the Refugee Crisis Today,” from noon-1 p.m. in the Kinnickinnic Theater in the University Center. The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the UWRF Political Science Department.
UW-River Falls earns NCAA/MOAA Diversity Award
January 25, 2019 - The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Athletics Department was honored with the NCAA and Minority Opportunities Athletic Association's 2019 Award for Diversity and Inclusion during the NCAA Convention today in Orlando, Fla.
Spring semester public astronomy talks and observatory viewings
January 24, 2019 - The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Physics Department begins its spring season of free public observatory viewings and astronomy talks on Tuesday, Feb. 5. Objects to be seen include planets, globular clusters, open clusters, nebulae, galaxies, moons, and double stars.
Team places first in National Forage Bowl
January 17, 2019 - A team of students from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls took first place in the National Forage Bowl competition held in conjunction with the 75th Annual Conference of the American Forage and Grassland Council in St. Louis, Mo., January 6-9.
UW-River Falls earns reaccreditation from Higher Learning Commission
January 16, 2019 - The status of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls as an accredited institution of higher education has been reaffirmed by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Accreditation is a process used to evaluate the quality of post-secondary educational institutions and to ensure certain standards are met.

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UWRF working to contain dormitory overflows and grow more orderly
Just adjacent to the northwest corner of campus is the Best Western Plus Campus Inn, a hotel that once served as the university’s overflow for extended on-campus housing prior to the completion of Ames Suites in 2012.
Talking about politics tougher than ever for professors and students alike
For Neil Kraus, starting discussions about politics with students and talking about politics in general is one of the reasons he became a political science professor. Recently however, engaging in controversial classroom discussions with students is now not always an enjoyable aspect of teaching.
‘Silent Sky’ shows how female astronomers found their voice
During the first two decades of the 20th century, when American women were making their voices heard, Henrietta Leavitt was going deaf and becoming an unlikely trailblazer in discovering how expansive the universe truly is.

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UWRF in the News

Cultural trailblazer Bailey to be memorialized through UWRF office, River Falls Journal, Feb. 12

Big things come from little libraries, The Country Today, Jan. 28

Beef Cattle Outlook/Dr. Brenda Boetel with UW-River Falls,, Jan. 28

Top 10: UWRF says goodbye to Karges Center, proposes SciTech, River Falls Journal, Dec. 30

Firs, families and fun: Spring Brook Tree Farm enjoys creating holiday memories, The Country Today, Dec. 20

La Grange Elementary School teacher wins WEAC Badger Red award, The Tomah Journal, Dec. 17

College Basketball: UWRF makes history at U.S. Bank Stadium, Hudson Star Observer, Dec. 1

UWRF grad offers big thank you to local roots while pursuing LA dream, Hudson Star Observer, Nov. 30

Washington Island apiary creating a buzz about Russian honeybees,  Door County Daily, Nov. 30

Futuristic earth-sheltered home in River Falls is '70s blast from the past, Star Tribune, Nov. 2

Todd Bol Searched for a Mission and Finally Found It With Little Free Libraries, Wall Street Journal, Nov. 1

Alumni in the News

James V. Strauss, '80
Former Great Falls publisher picked to lead Missoulian, Ravalli Republic

Cathy Wurzer, '92, Boyd Huppert, '84
Cathy Wurzer, Boyd Huppert look back on radio journalism school marking 50 years

Todd Bol, '79, '82
Todd Bol, Creator of Little Free Library Movement, Dies at 62

Amanda Truax, '96
Skating towards success

UW System News

UW System restructuring is given seal of approval by the Higher Learning Commission

UW System Board of Regents leadership re-elected

Focused on affordability, Regents approve financial aid boost

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