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Award Ceremonies Span April, May

APRIL 14, 2006--Spring marks the end of a successful academic year, and the University of Wisconsin-River Falls is celebrating the milestones of its students and staff with several recognition ceremonies in April and May.

On April 24, the College of Education and Professional Studies holds its annual awards reception starting at 6 p.m. in the Blue and River rooms of Rodli Commons. The reception honors meritorious students and scholarship recipients. Awards for outstanding cooperating professionals in the community will also be announced. A reception will follow the ceremony. For more information contact the COEPS Dean’s Office at 715-425-3774

Harvesting the Knowledge of the World is the theme for the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences Awards Banquet on April 25.

Awards presented include: CAFES Outstanding Teacher, the Wisconsin Distinguished Agriculturalist, the Rochelle Junkman Seymour Award honoring a graduating senior with the highest GPA, and the Dr. Earl Hildebrand Memorial Award honoring an outstanding senior. A social will begin at 5 p.m. and the meal and program follows at 5:45 p.m. Travis Klinkner, a junior from Cashton, Wis., majoring in agricultural education, will serve as master of ceremonies, with entertainment by the Soggy Prairie Boys. Meal donations for the banquet were provided by: Lakeside Food, New Richmond, Wis.; Smithfield Beef Group, Green Bay, Wis.; Kitchen Kleen Potatoes, Rice Lake, Wis.; and the CAFES/USDA Pig to Plate. Tickets are $12 and available in the Dean’s Office until April 21. For more information, call the Dean’s Office at 715-425-3535.

The College of Arts and Sciences Student Reception and Ceremony is April 25 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. A dessert reception in Gallery 101 of the Kleinpell Fine Arts Building precedes the 7 p.m. program in the Abbott Concert Hall of the Kleinpell Fine Arts Building. About 115 scholarships and 290 merit awards will be awarded at the College of Arts and Sciences Awards presentation. Honors program members and top seniors will also be acknowledged at the ceremony. Complimentary tickets are required for admittance and available through April 20 at the Student Center Information Desk. For more information call 715-425-3366.

The College of Business and Economics will hold its annual student reception on May 1 in the River and Blue rooms of Rodli Commons. A social hour is at 6:30 p.m. followed by the program at 7 p.m. in the Blue Room. The reception honors its 2005-06 graduates and students receiving academic merit, including the Sigma Beta Delta award. Reservations and complimentary tickets by April 26 are required; call 715-425-3335 or e-mail

A reception to honor 2005 retirees and employees’ years of service at UW-River Falls will be held on May 8 at 7 p.m. in Rodli Commons. The ceremony recognizes years and service and retirements from the classified staff, academic staff and faculty employee classifications. For more information, call 715-425-3201.

Spring commencement is May 13, with two ceremonies at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Robert P. Knowles Physical Education and Recreation Center. The morning ceremony presents the graduates of the colleges of agriculture, food and environmental sciences, business and economics, and graduate studies. The afternoon session presents the graduates of the colleges of arts and sciences and education and professional studies. The Distinguished Alumni award will also be announced. Graduates and their families and friends are invited to a bunch served from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Rodli Commons. Reservations and ticket information is available at


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