Forget marathons; Special Olympian has his sights set on a 200-mile race

October 16th, 2017

For Special Olympics athlete Isaiah Kasay, who is ultimately aspiring to one day compete in a 200-mile race that winds from Winona to Minneapolis, 5K runs are nothing but training and practice. His goal of competing in a race of this length, which makes marathon runs seem short and sweet, comes across as highly ambitious […]

Diversity Center aspires to help students succeed, starting first year

October 16th, 2017

The Center for Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging has been awfully busy upping the ante and providing support to students by creating new programs and adding staff to the office. Martin Olague, director of DIB, is relatively new to the position, having joined UW-River Falls in 2016. Besides Olague, the office is full of new faces. […]

We are family: UWRF Latinos find meaning in Hispanic Heritage Month

October 9th, 2017

Jason Caballero, a senior football player and president of the Latino Student Organization, grew up in urban Houston before arriving for school at UWRF. The city of River Falls, which only is 1.3 percent Hispanic/Latino, according to the American Community Survey 2011-2015, was an entirely new experience for Caballero. “Being from a majority (in Houston) […]