Dairy Pilot Plant renovation nears completion thanks to industry donations

December 11th, 2019

Renovation of the 30-year-old Daily Pilot Plant at UW-River Falls is scheduled to be completed in the spring, thanks in part to more than a half million dollars worth of donations from Greenwood, Wisconsin-based Grassland Dairy Products Inc.

Former River Falls Motel site may become multifamily housing project

December 11th, 2019

The former site of the old River Falls Motel, 1300 S. Main St., has remained vacant since it was torn down in December 2016. But it may soon become a new apartment project, according to a city official and the developer.

Faith communities in River Falls join sustainability efforts

December 11th, 2019

As River Falls moves ahead with a plan to have all city-owned buildings powered by 100% renewable energy beginning in January, the greater community also is seeking more avenues to make it one of the greener towns in America. One effort is being coordinated through local churches.

University Center Committee to offer a way for student feedback

December 10th, 2019

The UW-River Falls Student Senate has revived a committee that will allow students a way to give input on operations of the University Center.

Donors to R-Club provide financial boost to UWRF athletics

December 10th, 2019

The R-Club has served as a “much needed” revenue source for UW-River Falls athletic department and has been transformational in the way Falcons sports are directly involved with booster clubs, says the school’s athletic director.

Loss of two key seniors will have effect on Falcons football, says coach

December 10th, 2019

The UW–River Falls football team will look completely different by the time next season is set to begin. For the Falcons, perhaps the most two most notable losses to graduation in May on the offensive side of the football will be Alex Herink, the team’s No. 1 wide receiver, and Ben Beckman, the starting quarterback who has administered the offense for the last two years.

Despite their role, athletic trainers don’t always get attention

December 10th, 2019

In college and professional sports, athletic trainers don’t get as much attention as coaches and players, even though their role for a team can be just as important. Athletic trainers get to see athletes’ injuries from start to finish, said UW-River Falls Head Athletic Trainer Kristina Burk.

Spanish, Japanese roundtables aid UWRF students learn languages

November 20th, 2019

Weekly language roundtables at UW-River Falls allow students to practice Spanish and Japanese skills in an informal setting, typically led by a native-speaking student. Discussions are held from 3-4 p.m. Tuesdays in 228 Kleinpell Fine Arts.

Student Reps gives students a say in running UW campuses

November 20th, 2019

Beyond their campus representatives in student government, UW-River Falls students have another organization that gives them a voice on a statewide basis: the UW System Student Representatives.

Falcons basketball heading to D3 Hoops Classic in Las Vegas

November 20th, 2019

The UW-River Falls men’s basketball team has booked its D3 Hoops Classic trip for December in Las Vegas, Nevada. The basketball team is scheduled to play games at the South Point Arena in Las Vegas from Friday, Dec. 27, to Monday, Dec. 30.

Annual River Dazzle, complete with chili crawl, set Nov. 29 in River Falls

November 20th, 2019

As the holiday season approaches, River Falls is preparing for its own celebration in what is now a tradition known as River Dazzle. This year’s event — scheduled from 1-7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 29, in downtown River Falls — marks the 22nd annual River Dazzle.

As new season nears, softball field at UWRF faces water problem

November 20th, 2019

The newly improved UW-River Falls softball field outside of the Falcon Center is experiencing problems with water not draining properly, which may cause delays once the new season starts in spring semester.

UW initiative aims to help students succeed in math courses

November 20th, 2019

The UW System has implemented a plan to increase student success in their first college-level math courses. The changes, part of the Math Initiative project, are taking place across all 13 UW four-year institutions.

Shopko’s optical store moves to new River Falls location

November 19th, 2019

Since late May, the former Shopko property in River Falls has sat vacant save for the optical business. But as of this week, the entire site will be empty as Shopko Optical moves to a new location at 1674 Commerce Court.

UWRF officials take stock of ‘transformational’ Falcon Center

October 16th, 2019

The Falcon Center, the $65 million recreational and athletic facility that opened two years ago, has been “transformational,” says UW-River Falls Chancellor Dean Van Galen. The idea for the Falcon Center was developed nearly 25 years ago. Since its opening, according to the chancellor, the center has had a significant impact on students, faculty and the community of River Falls.

Healthy Living Community lets students live substance free

October 16th, 2019

Students at UW-River Falls who want nothing to do with drug or alcohol use can opt to live in a residence hall that is home to the Healthy Living Community. “The main core of the community is that it is substance free, meaning no use of alcohol even if they are of age and no drug use,” said Karla Thoennes, the director of Residence Life.

Fall blood drive set next week on UWRF campus

October 16th, 2019

UW River-Falls Greek Life will host the annual fall blood drive on campus from Oct. 22-24, and according to the American Red Cross an urgent needs exists for several blood types. The blood drive is scheduled from noon to 6 p.m. each day in the Falcon’s Nest on the first floor of the University Center.

Etiquette dinner to help students make good first impression

October 15th, 2019

Fall semester Etiquette Dinner gives UW-River Falls students the opportunity to polish social skills used in both formal and professional settings. The first of two etiquette dinners put on this academic year by the university’s Career Services in partnership with Chartwells Catering takes place from 5-7 p.m. Nov. 19

Kwik Trip considers third convenience store in River Falls

October 15th, 2019

With a recent property rezoning, River Falls has moved a step closer to possibly welcoming a third Kwik Trip convenience store. The City of River Falls has had discussions since July with Kwik Trip Inc. on potentially building a third gas station, convenience store and car wash near the intersection of Cemetery Road and Highway 65.

Falcons to face UW-La Crosse in homecoming football game

October 15th, 2019

The UW–River Falls men’s football team has its homecoming game scheduled for Oct. 19 at David Smith Stadium against UW–La Crosse. At UWRF the homecoming game is often one of the most popular on-campus events of the year. The crowd is larger, the fans are louder, and the university assembles to support its football team on home turf for one of the biggest games of the season.