Sticking to plan, staying well help weather pandemic

April 4th, 2020

College students throughout the United States have moved almost entirely to online classes amid the coronavirus pandemic, leading to unexpected learning and living situations for the remainder of the academic year.

As coronavirus challenges education, UWRF students now have option for grades

April 3rd, 2020

Undergraduate students at UW-River Falls will now have the choice to switch their spring 2020 course grading scales to “pass/fail.” The news came Thursday afternoon when Provost David Travis sent an email to the approximately 6,000 undergraduate students notifying them of the change.

Coronavirus forcing UWRF students, faculty into rejiggered semester

March 26th, 2020

Shut out because of concerns over the global coronavirus pandemic, University of Wisconsin-River Falls students who have paid for on-campus meal plans and rooms in residence halls will be reimbursed for those unused services for spring semester.

Coronavirus concerns at UWRF affect classroom instruction, study abroad

March 12th, 2020

At UW-River Falls, the university administration announced Monday that all study abroad trips scheduled for spring break are cancelled. Late Wednesday night Chancellor Dean Van Galen notified the UWRF community that all classes will be suspended March 16-20, the week before spring break. Following spring break all courses will move online from March 30 through April 10.

After accident, busy River Falls taxi service awaits van replacement

March 11th, 2020

The city of River Falls leases three taxis it owns to a shared-ride transit service. As a result of an accident earlier this winter, that number is down to two while the totaled vehicle is being replaced. No one was injured in the accident.

Baseball at UW-River Falls hopes for return as varsity sport

March 11th, 2020

The men’s club baseball team at UW-River Falls is working toward regaining its status as an official competitive school sport for the first time since it was suspended nearly two decades ago.

River Falls to remove houses for road, utilities projects

March 6th, 2020

The city of River Falls will remove two houses soon to make way for the construction of the new Highway 35 ramp off of Division Street and Hanson Drive. Another house at 716 North Main St. will be removed entirely from the property to improve the location of city utilities.

UWRF students, staff finding new services and uses in Rodli Hall

February 25th, 2020

With the new renovations in Rodli Hall being completed over winter break, students, administrators, faculty and staff at UW-River Falls have already found convenience and abundance of space within the building in the first few weeks of the spring 2020 semester.

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.