Falcon News Service

These stories are reported by students enrolled in journalism courses at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Stories may be used by other media provided credit is given to the author and to Falcon News Service.

UWRF maintains stable student retention

May 15th, 2018

UWRF faces challenges of inversion, compression in professors’ salaries

May 4th, 2018

When faculty are initially hired at UW-River Falls, they become assistant professors and earn competitive salaries. Six or seven years later, when they earn tenure and promotion to associate professor, and then another 5-10 years later, when they earn full professor status, they look forward to receiving well beyond starting salaries. However, for professors such […]

Most UWRF students of color never graduate, but one is acting like it’s OK

May 3rd, 2018

Wanting to get away from his home in Oshkosh, Armanni Lardydell came to UW-River Falls in 2016 as a freshman majoring in social work, and he loved everything about being a student on campus. However, after less than three semesters of college, Lardydell decided he wanted to move even farther away from home – to […]

UWRF student organization funding, requests have fallen by half since ’12

May 3rd, 2018

Crack! The sound startles those not paying attention. As you glance around the room, you see it was Finance Committee Chair Gabe Stanko banging the gavel. One of the final meetings of the Finance Committee’s student organization budget review has started. As Stanko begins the meeting, you glance down at the papers in front of […]

Texas fistfight brings Canadian skater to UWRF in time for ‘Year of Canada’

April 26th, 2018

Some students have to fight to get into UW-River Falls or to stay academically eligible, but Canadian hockey player Rowan Savidant had to drop his gloves and fight on a Texas ice rink to find his way to UWRF. “The puck went to our net; the goalie covered it, and Charlie, being a hard-nose player, […]

Canadians — ‘We think they’re just like us, but they’re not,’ chair says

April 26th, 2018

For those still not quite ready to say goodbye to the Year of South Korea, there is still one last event to enjoy. From May 21 to June 8 there will be a photo exhibition of Jeju Island at the River Falls Public Library. For the 2018-2019 school year, the UWRF “The ‘Year of’ Strategic Implementation Committee” has […]

If you’re really sick, not just fed up, go to next ‘Year of’ nation: Canada

April 26th, 2018

Goodbye, kimchi; hello, poutine! As students work to finish semester-end projects and tests at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, the Year of South Korea celebration is also coming to a close. Next year, the university will celebrate the Year of Canada, highlighting its health care, trade, agriculture products and previous presidential visits. UWRF began the “Year […]

UWRF Canadians say their culture is more distinct than Americans think

April 26th, 2018

Dutch treat: Students from UWRF and the Netherlands become fast friends

April 20th, 2018

Not knowing a single American student on campus, three Dutch students arrived at UW-River Falls in January, having already made plans for May to spend a few weeks exploring places in America such as San Francisco, Los Angeles and possibly Texas before returning to the Netherlands on June 3. However, at some point in March, […]

For Chinese students, far from home, UWRF has become ‘very comfortable’

April 20th, 2018

Imagine stepping off a plane at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and being greeted with signs saying, “You’re Almost Home.” You get into a van with a complete stranger who drives 40 minutes to what seems like the middle of nowhere. You are checked into your room by a resident assistant, and then you realize […]