Falcon News Service

UW-River Falls reaches $20 million fundraising goal six months early

February 3, 2016

UW-River Falls has reached its Rising to Distinction fundraising goal of $20 million six months early, Chancellor Dean Van Galen recently announced. The campaign was launched in 2011. In all, 10,153 donors pledged money to toward the goal, with more than 91 percent already paid, according to a UWRF press release. Now that the goal has been reached, UWRF plans to allocate the funds generated by private donations toward different areas of the University such as the Falcon Scholars program and upgrading facilities on campus.

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New food service vendor brings changes to campus, with mixed results

February 3, 2016

UW-River Falls is now in the second semester of food services on campus being provided by a new vendor, and reactions to the change are mixed. Chartwells, part of the British company Compass Group PLC, took over the food service contract in the University Center on June 1, replacing Sodexo, a global business based in France. Chartwells had the food service contract before losing it to Sodexo. Contracts are typically seven years long, said Cara Rubis, director of the University Center and Dining Services. The major difference between Chartwells and Sodexo is the contract itself.

River Falls Update, No. 58

Watch the Dec. 4, 2015, edition of “River Falls Update,” a Web-based news show created by UW-River Falls journalism students. Featured are stories about the recent open house in the Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science and about the astronomy talks led by physics Professor Eileen Korenic.

River Falls Update, No. 57

November 20, 2015

Watch the Nov. 20, 2015, edition of “River Falls Update,” a Web-based news show created by UW-River Falls journalism students. Featured are stories about the seniors on the Falcons men’s football team and an art exhibit that includes the work of military veterans.

River Falls Update, No. 56

November 6, 2015

Watch the Nov. 6, 2015, edition of “River Falls Update,” a Web-based news show created by UW-River Falls journalism students. Featured are stories about the new “safe ride” program supported by the Student Senate and about a service for first generation and disabled students.