Pandemic challenges international students at UWRF

December 12th, 2020

International students enrolled at UW-River Falls had to decide if they would work from their home countries or stay in the U.S. this fall. The pandemic brought about many challenges and experiences regardless of the decision.

Online courses may not increase cheating, profs find

December 11th, 2020

With the end of fall semester in sight at UW-River Falls, a concern facing some professors is how to discourage cheating on final exams, especially now that the coronavirus pandemic has forced courses online.

For health officer, the spotlight wasn’t part of plan

December 8th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought more attention to public health officials than most would have ever expected to receive in their lifetimes, and that includes Pierce County Public Health Director AZ Snyder.

New UWRF center came just in time for pandemic

December 4th, 2020

UW-River Falls opened the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) earlier this year to serve as a resource to faculty, with an emphasis on diversity and sustainability — plus a special focus now on online learning.

In case of emergency, UWRF has a team ready to go

November 30th, 2020

Amid a global pandemic, UW-River Falls has found a way to remain operational thanks to its Emergency Management Team. The coronavirus pandemic left many universities with no plan, since the pandemic plan prior to COVID-19 was to close down, according to Beth Schommer, the university’s chief of staff and EMT liaison. The university couldn’t remain closed for the academic year, so the team went to work planning.

UWRF wants Dairy Innovation Hub to foster research

November 23rd, 2020

UW-River Falls is working to improve agriculture and dairy research through participation in the Dairy Innovation Hub program.

UWRF student wins top recreational sports award

November 23rd, 2020

For the third consecutive year, a student at UW-River Falls has won a top honor from the Wisconsin Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (WIRSA).

New chancellor at UWRF could be hired by summer

November 19th, 2020

The search for the next chancellor at UW-River Falls is expected to begin late this year, says a university spokesperson, and the position could be filled by next summer.

Art students at UWRF adapt to pandemic conditions

November 15th, 2020

Even with students back on campus, there are still many who have had a difficult time adapting to the changes caused by the pandemic. The Art Department at UW-River Falls might understand this more than others. “We aren’t scheduling anything in the gallery (Gallery 101) for this year,” said Eoin Breadon, the department chair. “Other […]

Women’s golf recruiting deemed successful, says UWRF coach

November 12th, 2020

The Falcons women’s golf team hosted a recruiting day Oct. 25 and, according to Head Coach Bryan Orlenko, it was very successful.

Work for Facilities Management returning to normal at UWRF

November 4th, 2020

Maintaining the campus of UW-River Falls has become even more important with regards to creating a safe environment for faculty, students and staff during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and that task has largely been the responsibility of Facilities Management.

Pierce County GOP, relocated to River Falls, enters final days of campaign

October 27th, 2020

With the 2020 general election less than a week away, last-minute campaigning is speeding up throughout the U.S. to attract voters who remain undecided. Pierce County and the rest of Wisconsin find themselves again in a swing state, just as they did during the last presidential election in 2016.

Health officials urge residents to get annual flu shot

October 20th, 2020

As the world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic and the coming flu season, a call is being made for individuals in River Falls to get their yearly flu shots.

As UWRF students return, virus concerns remain

October 12th, 2020

After having students back on campus for only three and half weeks for the fall semester, UW-River Falls enacted a two-week shelter-in-place order because of a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases. Now that the two week quarantine is being lifted for UW-River Falls, the university has plans in its Falcons Forward initiative to prevent further spread.

Teaching during pandemic is hard, but they remain hopeful, profs say

October 7th, 2020

Professors at UW-River Falls had to make many adjustments to their classes in order to prepare for fall semester. In a typical semester, the majority of classes are offered in a face-to-face format. This fall, due to the coronavirus pandemic, all faculty were making decisions to either go completely online, have a hybrid class, or to remain face to face while meeting new guidelines about social distancing and mask wearing.

Time running out for old clocks at UW-River Falls

October 6th, 2020

By next fall, all academic buildings at UW-River Falls are to have new clocks put in, according to Alan Symicek, executive director of Facilities Management.

State advises safe travel to take in fall colors

October 3rd, 2020

With fall underway, state residents should travel safely and prepare appropriately in order to take in the beauty and scenery of Wisconsin nature, a tourism official said.

Apartments open on former depot site in River Falls

October 3rd, 2020

The Depot 55+ apartment complex, built on the site of the former train station in downtown River Falls, on Sept. 1 opened its doors for occupants.

With no competition, new cross country coach still motivates Falcons to run

September 29th, 2020

Trey Meadows, the new head coach of men’s and women’s cross country at UW-River Falls, is working to keep his runners motivated during this season since there will be no competition. Meadows said that he will work to help this be another great season for the Falcons even in the wake of the recent COVID-19 restrictions on campus.

UWRF officials hope to keep campus open despite COVID-19 spread

September 15th, 2020

One of the big questions for colleges and universities across America this semester is “How long will it be before the campus has to shut down again?” University of Wisconsin-River Falls officials have developed a strategy to help prevent further spread of COVID-19 as thousands of students congregate once again in the community.