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UWRF farm tries purebreds in effort to stop outbreak of swine disease

March 26, 2017

The Mann Valley Farm at UW-River Falls is raising a new genetic line of pigs after it was hit last year with a disease called Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS). PRRS (pronounced “purrs”), is a viral infection that was initially found in the U.S. in the 1980s, according to Iowa State University. When it breaks out in a herd of swine, as it did at the Mann Valley Farm in February 2016, it can have a couple different effects.

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Helping students sign up for courses is just one function of UWRF registrar

March 22, 2017

With advising for fall semester starting soon, UW-River Falls students may wonder if there will be enough room for them in the courses they need to graduate. Behind the scenes, Kelly Browning and her staff in the Registrar’s Office play a big part in helping students sign up for classes. As the registrar, Browning oversees work that involves figuring out class schedules, availability of classes, the number of students in each course and what each student has left to take before graduation.

River Falls Update, No. 64

Watch the May 6, 2016, edition of “River Falls Update,” a Web-based news show created by UW-River Falls journalism students. Featured are stories about how Student Senate operates and about Dance Theatre’s spring concert.

River Falls Update, No. 63

April 23, 2016

Watch the April 22, 2016, edition of “River Falls Update,” a Web-based news show created by UW-River Falls journalism students. Featured is a story about how two Mexico-born visiting instructors are helping students in the glass studio.

River Falls Update, No. 62

April 8, 2016

Watch the April 8, 2016, edition of “River Falls Update,” a Web-based news show created by UW-River Falls journalism students. Featured are stories about campus resources that teach students about negotiating a salary and a Hudson-based business that is helping honeybee populations.