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Alumni Weekend To Be Held During River Falls Days

JUNE 29, 2007--Alumni and friends of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls will have an opportunity to reminisce about their time spent both on campus and in the community as this years' celebration, July 13 -14, has been specifically planned to coincide with River Falls Days, July 12-15.

"It is our hope that by combining Alumni Weekend with the River Falls Days celebration our alumni will have a greater opportunity to participate in a wide array of activities," says Dan McGinty, director of development and alumni relations at UWRF.

Special recognition will be given to the classes of 1957 and 1967, who mark their 40 th and 50 th reunions this year.

Events begin with registration and reception in the Hagestad Hall Mall Area (formerly Student Center Mall) at 4:30 p.m. Friday, July 13, followed by a barbeque at 5:15 p.m. and the River Falls Days parade at 6:30 p.m.

On Saturday, July 14 the annual alma mater remembrance gets going at 8:30 a.m. with registration and continental breakfast in the new University Center followed by reunions for the classes of 1957 and 1967. At 10:30 a.m. various spotlight seminars and guest speakers will highlight campus activities and endeavors. At 12:30 p.m. alumni will lunch in the University Center with Chancellor Don Betz to hear a "University Update" presentation. Campus tours follow at 2 p.m.

For more information on UWRF Alumni Weekend 2007, call 877-258-6647 toll-free or 715-425-3505 or visit . Lodging is available on campus in the George R. Field South Fork Suites as well as through area motels, hotels and other establishments.

Other campus and community activities that weekend celebrate summer. River Falls Days events include an ambassador coronation, art show, car show, demolition derby, truck pull, sports tournaments, farmer's market, flower show, foot races, community-wide garage sale, live music and entertainment, charitable bingo, children's activities and more. Fireworks cap off the celebration on Sunday, July 15 at dusk in Hoffman Park. For more information regarding River Falls Days, visit .

Druing Alumni Weekend and River Falls Days, the St. Croix Valley Summer Theatre presents the musical comedy "Radio Gals" on July 14 at 7:30 p.m. with a 1:30 matinee at on July 15. Tickets are available for walk-up sales at the SCVST box office on weekdays from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Kleinpell Fine Arts building, UW-River Falls, or by phone at 715-425-3114 or toll-free 800-228-5423.


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