Happy Holidays
December 2020
The UW System has named a 10-member search committee to find UWRF’s next chancellor. Story courtesy of RiverTowns, Nov. 20. Read more.
Phoenix Raceway President and UWRF Grad Julie Giese grew up on a dairy farm outside Colby. Story and photo courtesy of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Nov. 17. Read more. 
No one would blame Ryan Haack for walking away. The days begin with a 5 a.m. alarm and end 18 to 19 hours later. Seven days a week. Story and photo courtesy of the Wisconsin State Journal, Nov. 29. Read more.
A virtual commencement ceremony replaced the traditional in-person ceremony again this semester due to COVID-19 concerns. Read more. 
Animal Science Associate Professor Kurt Vogel has been named the Distinguished Teacher of the Year. The award was established 55 years ago and is the highest honor a faculty member can receive on campus. Read more.
The Board of Directors of the American Association of Teachers of Japanese (AATJ) has announced that UWRF Senior Lecturer Magara Maeda has been selected as the recipient of AATJ’s 2020 Teacher Award in the college category. Read more.
In (and Out of) the Classroom

A cutting edge Ecological Restoration Institute has opened in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences to enhance student skills in natural resource management through hands-on trainings/certifications, as well as teaching and work experiences associated with restoration projects.
Michaela Bryan is studying criminology at UWRF, but she also has aspirations for a writing career. Bryan recently dipped her toe into those waters by publishing her first novel, “A Concealed Pursuit.” Story and photo courtesy of Sun This Week,
Nov. 5. Read more.
Alumni Calendar

Register for 36 free career lectures that are part of the Alumni Association's commitment to help you reach your career goals! 4 speakers every month through Oct. 2021. More information in the link. Sign up today!

We want to see those holiday lights! Please share your light displays on our social media Facebook posts through Dec. 31. Prizes will be drawn.

Three great books and three discussions on Jan. 28, May 13 and Sept. 23, 2021. Follow the link for book information and registration.

The 2020 Falcon Features magazine is available online. Take a look at these awesome Falcon stories.