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Spring 2005

Ground BreakingBreaking Ground

The campus community celebrated the groundbreaking for the new student union at UW-River Falls April 5. The student union is designed to be a hub of campus life, as a center for students to visit friends, attend meetings, study, eat, and participate in student activities.

Chancellor- Elect Dr. Don Betz visits campus

University of Wisconsin- River Falls Chancellor-elect Dr. Don Betz, made his first official visit to campus and talked passionately about his visions for the University at a reception for he and his wife, Susanne on March 14 th. UW-System President Kevin P. Reilly also made his first official visit to UW-RF to welcome Dr.Betz. (more)

IceCube Project’s First Season is Successful

Working under harsh Antarctic conditions, an international team of scientists, engineers and technicians has set in place the first critical elements of a massive neutrino telescope at the South Pole, developed by a team of academic institutions, including professors and students from UW- River Falls. What can this telescope do when the project is complete? It promises a new window to the heavens and may be astronomy’s best bet to resolve the century-old quest to identify the sources of cosmic rays.(more)

Professor Ed Peterson 1925-2005

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Alumni In the News

UW-RF Physics Professor Wins National Award

Professor Earl Blodgett, UW-RF alumni ’80, and professor, received the 2003-04 Outstanding Chapter Adviser Award of the Society of Physics Students in January at the meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers. Blodgett, UW-RF chapter advisor since 1997 says he was surprised to “beat out the tough competition”. (more)

Related: Society of Physics Students Outstanding Chapter Advisor Award

Foundation News

UW-River Falls Foundation Announces $64,000 in Support of Student and Faculty Grants

UW-River Falls Foundation Board Chairman Jeff McCardle announced grant awards to faculty who submitted proposals for consideration and summer stipend awards for students for students conducting on-campus research this summer. (more)

Alumni Events

Join us: Alumni Weekend

alumni weekend award recipientsMark your calendar now, June 24-25, 2005 for Alumni Weekend with special recognition for the classes of 1945, 1950, 1955, 1960, 1965, 1970, and 1975. There will be plenty of time to catch up with good friends, spotlight tours of campus and always good food to enjoy! Look for information and registration materials in your mailbox this month.

We hope to see you back on campus! If you have any questions, please call the alumni office at 1-877-258-6647.

2005 Summer Canada Fishing Trip

There is still space available for the fishing adventure of a lifetime. Join alumni and friends on the teeming waters of the Canadian wilderness, July 10-15, 2005.

Italian Riviera &Tuscany

An adventure sponsered by UW-River Alumni Association. September 10-18, 2005. (more)


Additional information on upcoming Alumni events (more)


Scholar-Athletes Named

Falcon women's basketball player Erin Effle (Sr., Rochester, Minn. John Marshall HS) has been named the 2005 WIAC Judy Kruckman Scholar-Athlete. (more)

UW-River Falls men's hockey player Tony Sikich (Sr., Apple Valley, Minn.) has been named the 2005 NCHA Scholar-Athlete. (more)

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