UWRF campus newspaper wins seven awards

June 25th, 2022

The Student Voice, the campus newspaper of UW-River Falls, has won seven awards in the 2021 Collegiate Better Newspaper Contest sponsored by the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation.

Latest census shows western Wisconsin still growing

June 13th, 2022

Population growth is up in many cities across western Wisconsin, with River Falls, Hudson and New Richmond being just a few examples.

UWRF sees more students with mental health concerns

May 15th, 2022

UW-River Falls Counseling Services has seen an increase this past academic year in student visits for mental health concerns.

Mannequins help train CVTC healthcare students

April 21st, 2022

Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) students began having access to 10 healthcare simulation mannequins during spring semester.

Grant funds new courses, collaboration about water

April 21st, 2022

UW-River Falls will now offer more opportunities for students to learn about water with a $260,215 grant from the Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin

For veterans, American Legion more than just bingo

April 21st, 2022

Situated on North Main Street in River Falls, a sign advertising bingo on Friday nights stands out in fluorescent red. Behind it is a building that has stood since the 1950s. It is American Legion Post 121.

Local lawmakers differ on spending state surplus

March 23rd, 2022

Legislators in and around River Falls are prioritizing financial relief for Wisconsinites as they decide how to best utilize the state’s projected $3.8 billion budget surplus.

Goats may someday reduce riverside brush at UWRF

March 22nd, 2022

UW-River Falls is considering using goats to help clear up areas along the Kinnickinnic River, the south fork of which flows through campus.

Applicants sought for 2022 Rasmussen Fellowship

March 21st, 2022

Applications are being accepted now for the 2022 Donovan E. Rasmussen Broadcast Journalism Fellowship, a six-week reporting project in which a UW-River Falls journalism major produces a 30-minute audio documentary.

Obesity documentary earns top award from WBA

March 5th, 2022

Brooke Shepherd, a 2021 graduate of UW-River Falls, has earned a top award from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association (WBA) for her reporting on obesity in western Wisconsin.

Head of student success aims to reverse UWRF trends

March 1st, 2022

University class sizes have been decreasing across the country due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. UW-River Falls is trying to change that by introducing a new position, the assistant chancellor for student success.

River Falls school board makes face masks optional

February 28th, 2022

The River Falls School Board has enacted an optional face mask policy starting Monday, Feb. 28.

Racehorses retrained through pilot UWRF course

February 8th, 2022

The equine program at UW-River Falls during fall semester piloted a thoroughbred racehorse retraining program.

Freshman beanies among former campus traditions

February 7th, 2022

The University Archives and Area Research Center at the UW-River Falls documents the many campus traditions of years past, including activities such as freshmen wearing beanies.

State officials urge using local holiday decor

December 17th, 2021

This holiday season, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection is encouraging residents to buy their seasonal decor locally to combat the invasive pest elongate hemlock scale.

UWRF glass artists included in museum exhibit

December 16th, 2021

The Museum of Wisconsin Art, located near West Bend, recently debuted a new exhibit showcasing studio glass, and many of the artists represented are River Falls locals.

Competition, not transport, said to drive gas prices

December 3rd, 2021

As the price of gasoline continues to rise across the country, some consumers are paying closer attention to the noticeable differences in price between individual gas stations in nearby towns.

McNair program guides students to advanced degrees

December 3rd, 2021

n the nation and River Falls can offer this option to select students.

Blind Munchies looks to build religious relationships

December 3rd, 2021

Near the UW-River Falls campus sits a hole-in-the-wall coffee shop called The Blind Munchies. It’s run by Street Level Ministries, a Christian ministry of Believers Church and a student organization on campus.

New senior housing planned for River Falls

November 11th, 2021

River Falls is expected to gain a new senior living facility at 700 S. Main St., but concern has been expressed about how the development might conflict with nearby student housing.