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Fall 2005

Various photos of outdoor art pieces

October saw student art displayed on the campus mall. Full story and Photos.

University News

UW-RF Looks to the Future Through Survey Results

Friendly, fun, home, comfortable, quiet, welcoming and pretty—those descriptors and many more were among the almost 10,000 discrete comments that nearly 600 students, faculty, staff and community members provided in the UW-River Falls vision and values survey. More

Brad Caskey 2005 Regents Teaching Excellence Award

Bradley Caskey, professor of psychology and associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences at UW-River Falls, has been awarded the 2005 Regents Teaching Excellence Award from among the 14,000 faculty members in the UW System. Caskey received the award on Oct. 7 in Madison at a special recognition ceremony. Brad is a 1980 graduate of UW- River Falls in Psychology and Sociology. More

Holiday Cheese Gift Boxes Available Now

The UW-River Falls, College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences is proud to offer the Falcon Food Cheese Gift Boxes. Orders will be taken until December 10. More

Alumni in the News

Pakistan: Women line up for food aidEarthquake Relief Fund is Focus of Humanitarian's Visit

"Conditions in Pakistan have taken a turn for the worse as the seasonal cold weather is now creeping into the mountain areas," says Sigurd Hanson, '75 . MoreCampus Relief Effort Poster (170k pdf)World Vision Web site • (photo:BBC)

Alumni Events

CBE Executive in Residence Program

David Swensen, Executive in Residence for the College of Business and Economics Celebration Week spoke to over 300 students and staff. Swensen is a 1975 UW-RF graduate and the University’s 1996 Distinguished Alumnus. More

2005 Distinguished Alumnus Day

A 1978 graduate of UW-River Falls, Stephen Swensen entered the field of medicine and over the past 20-plus years has established a national reputation as an instructor, researcher and leader in radiology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Stephen Swensen returned to campus and gave a multi media presentation on his life work with the campus community.
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Family Tree Reaches High, Far - River Falls Journal, October 20, 2005

Foundation News

Scholarship Dinner

The scholarship program makes a significant impact on the lives of students. More

Falcon Athletics

2 basketball players in actionFalcon/Badger Basketball in Exhibition Game

Falcons played the Badgers at the Kohl Center in an exhibition game on Saturday, November 5th. Over 165 alumni and friends came together for a pre-game reception and then cheered on the Falcons. More

UW-River Falls Athletic Hall of Fame

Eight new members were inducted into the UW-River Falls Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, October 29th. The eight include: Mark Cota (football), Merilee (Healy) Cardinal (gymnastics); Dick Novak (hockey); Chris Stainer (softball); Steve Stocker, (track & field); Keven Syverson (track & field, cross country); Steve Walker (football) and Doris (Hop) Wolf (service). More

Alumni Travel Opportunities

This could be you! Man holds large fish.3rd Annual Canadian Fishing Trip

Join alumni and friends of UW-River Falls for the 3rd annual Canadian Fishing Trip. Mark your calendar now for July 9-14,2006, Wiley Point Wilderness Lodge, Sioux Narrows, Ontario, Canada. What are you waiting for, it’s the trip of a lifetime! More

Best of the Alps in Kitzbuhel

Join alumni and friends of UW- River Falls for an Austrian adventure, April 29-May 7,2006. Kitzbuhel, one of Austria’s most famous international resorts. Experience the hospitality, tradition and old customs in the 700 year old town, which has remained a village at heart. Optional excursions are available to discover the surrounding area. More


Experience Athens, Delphi, Olympia, the island of Crete and more, May 18 through June 2, 2006 More

Alumni Benefits

Credit Card Program

In 1988, the Office of University Advancement and the WESTconsin Credit Union joined efforts to create a credit card program for alumni, staff, faculty, and friends of UW-RF. Each time cardholders use their cards, WCU returns a percentage of each purchase to the UW-RF Foundation. The Foundation uses those funds to support the UW-River Falls Community Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded each year to a student who meets the criteria. Over time, the goal is to grow the fund so that multiple scholarships may be awarded to deserving students. To date, the fund totals over $27,000. More

Liberty Mutual partners with UW-RF

logoUW-River Falls alumni may be able to experience savings in auto, home, and other personal line insurance products as the result of an agreement with Liberty Mutual. More

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