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Spring 2006

University News


MedallionA week long celebration is planned for the Inauguration of Dr. Don Betz, the 16th Chancellor to lead the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Please plan to join us for any of the activities beginning April 23 (more)

Professor Uses Podcasts

earbudsOne might wonder at the connection between a ‘reality” show cast-mate's prizes and the introduction of new technology at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. But this is exactly what transpired when Landon Lueck, veteran of several MTV reality shows, brought home his prize loot to show his dad. Lee Lueck, Landon's father, an educator of 32 years and a faculty member at the UW-RF, was immediately interested in the gadget.

Alumni Weekend 2006

All Alumni are invited to the 21st annual Alumni Weekend at UW-River Falls. Mark your calendars now for June 23-24, 2006. Plans are in the making for great food, new building tours, Chancellor's welcome, college program highlights and tours, and renewing of friendships from your college days! We will be paying a special tribute to the reunion classes of 1946, 1951, 1956, 1961, 1966, 1971, 1976. Continue to check the alumni web site to get updated information on this upcoming summer event! Please call the Office of University Advancement for registration information at 1-877-258-6647.

Students Tour Taiwan in Exchange Program

Six University of Wisconsin-River Falls students and a faculty member recently returned to River Falls, Wis., after spending spring break in Taiwan and already they are looking forward to future tours there. The students accompanied College of Business and Economics professor Darryl Miller as part of a study-exchange program that UW-RF has with Shih Chien and Shih Hsin Universities in Taipei, Taiwan. (more)

Student Newspaper Staff Receives Awards, Holds Anniversary Ceremony

The Student Voice, the student-run newspaper at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, was recognized for its quality at the Associated Collegiate Press Best of the Midwest College Newspaper Convention in February. (more)
Related: The Student Voice and The Student Voice Marks 90 Years

Alumni Travel


Irish FieldLooking for a wonderful trip to take this fall…..look no further. The UW-River Falls Alumni Association is offering you a trip to Enchanting Ireland. This inclusive travel package departs October 6. (more)

Alumni in the News

Alum Named Minnesota Art Educator of the Year

Julie Deters, a 1990 graduate, recently was hailed as the Minnesota Art Educator of the Year. Deters, a Wayzata, Minn., native and an art teacher at Cloquet High School in Cloquet, Minn., cites art as her lifelong passion, with special interests in nature and country scenes, as well as calligraphy. (more)

Alumni Benefits

Falcon Daily Bulletin

If you really want to know what is happening on campus, subscribe to the FALCON DAILY. This communication piece for the University community is filled with news and information of happenings and events on campus and well as links to other state online resources. To subscribe (more)

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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