Applicants sought for 2023 Rasmussen Fellowship

March 20th, 2023

Applications are being accepted now for the 2023 Donovan E. Rasmussen Broadcast Journalism Fellowship, a six-week summer reporting project in which a UW-River Falls journalism major produces a 30-minute audio documentary.

UW System bans TikTok from campus-owned devices

March 10th, 2023

Reacting to concerns of lawmakers, the University of Wisconsin is restricting the social media application TikTok on system-owned devices at its campuses, including UW-River Falls.

Officials up flood threat for western Wisconsin

March 10th, 2023

With recent snowfalls, western Wisconsin is above a normal flood threat alongside much of the river basins in the Upper Mississippi, according to the National Weather Service.

River Falls bluegrass festival set for April 21-23

March 10th, 2023

This year’s Bluegrass, Bourbon & Brews Festival in River Falls will include performances by the bands High & Rising, The Last Revel, Armchair Boogie and many more. Beer, wine and bourbon tastings also will be featured throughout the April 21-23 event.

Grass roots effort promotes ‘final five’ voting plan

March 10th, 2023

A grass roots organization in western Wisconsin is promoting a “final five” voting system that it says will make elections fairer.

Earth Fest highlights wellness and sustainability

March 9th, 2023

The second annual Earth Fest is going to be held Saturday, April 22, at Glen Park in River Falls. The South Kinnickinnic Farmer-Led Watershed Council will participate for the first time with a soil health activity called “Soil Your Undies.”

Former Burger King site to become Dunkin’ franchise

March 6th, 2023

The former Burger King location on Main Street and West Quarry Road in River Falls will become a Dunkin’ franchise and is projected to be open for business in May.

UWRF students win 5 awards for broadcast projects

February 26th, 2023

Students at UW-River Falls were presented a total of five awards during this year’s Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Student Seminar in Middleton, including two first-place honors.

Grant lets UWRF get scanning electron microscope

February 9th, 2023

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls has acquired a scanning electron microscope (SEM) for students and faculty to use through a $300,000 National Science Foundation grant.

Health officials keep watch on COVID, other illnesses

December 12th, 2022

The last two spikes in COVID-19 infections came at the end of the year in 2020 and 2021, so local health officials are concerned about the virus and other illnesses that may affect UW-River Falls students’ health going into the spring semester.

Charity event offers students real-world experience

December 9th, 2022

An estimated 1,800 articles of clothing worth more than $8,700 were collected by UW-River Falls marketing communications students during their second annual gift and thrift event on Dec. 5 in the university’s Falcon’s Nest.

DNR seeks input for management of public lands

December 8th, 2022

The state Department of Natural Resources is seeking public comments up until Dec. 23 for its master plan in the Western Coulees and Ridges region of Wisconsin.

Student awarded for work with women of color

December 8th, 2022

A University of Wisconsin-River Falls student has been recognized with the Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award by the UW System.

Snow removal budgets rising in western Wisconsin

December 8th, 2022

Cities in western Wisconsin are preparing themselves for an expensive winter season when it comes to snow removal. Inflation and higher fuel costs are among factors facing public works officials.

UWRF seeks applicants for $900,000 in scholarships

November 30th, 2022

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls has over 800 different scholarships available to students, with the deadline to apply for a majority of them being Feb. 1, 2023.

Residential development leading growth of River Falls

November 10th, 2022

River Falls has been expanding for years and isn’t planning to stop anytime soon. This includes developments in the areas of industry, commerce, recreation and, of course, residential.

Institute to teach humane handling in meat industry

November 10th, 2022

A new program at UW-River Falls will teach meat industry workers in Wisconsin about the humane handling of livestock.

Third annual Dairy Summit set Nov. 16 at UWRF

November 10th, 2022

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls is hosting the third annual Dairy Summit for the first time in person on Nov. 16.

River Falls ranks high for green power participation

November 10th, 2022

River Falls Municipal Utilities ranks second in the nation for green power participation and seventh in the nation for green power sales rate in 2021, according to the federal government’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Safewalk provides escorts for campus community

October 14th, 2022

UW-River Falls offers a little-used program to all students, faculty and staff who feel uncomfortable walking to a campus destination during the evening hours.