December 2021
UWRF News
Happy holidays from UWRF!
View a special holiday greeting from our Falcon family to yours here.
The campus has received numerous accolades over the past several months related to sustainability, most recently being featured in The Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges 2022 Edition. Read more.
The UW System Board of Regents recently approved a new undergraduate Bachelor of Science program in international food operations management at UWRF. It is a first of its kind dual degree program for UWRF involving an international partner in the Netherlands. Read more.
Success Stories
Back in September, KARE 11 reporter and “Land of 10,000 Stories” host Boyd Huppert, ’84, was preparing to take a trip to Denmark to conduct a workshop for one of the country’s television networks when he realized he had an eye floater. Story courtesy of Pioneer Press. Read more.
A 48-27 football victory over Washington University in the inaugural Culvers Isthmus Bowl on November 20 gave the Falcons their highest single-season win total in a quarter century. Story courtesy of the River Falls Journal. Read more.
Traditions
Chancellor Maria Gallo testified in Madison on Dec. 8 expressing support for a proposed change to a 30-year-old tuition reciprocity agreement with Minnesota. Read more.
Need to Know
The city of River Falls ranks No. 34 in the safest college towns in the country, according to a recent SafeWise study, The 50 Safest College Towns in America of 2021. Read more.
In (and Out of) the Classroom
Since 2011, students in the UWRF Sales Promotions and Event Planning and Nonprofit Marketing Communications courses have hosted events on behalf of a charity, raising over $40,000 for local charities. Story courtesy of the River Falls Journal. Read more.
Five UWRF students recently completed the Summer Research Institute with the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program. Read more.


Six UWRF students were recently accepted into the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program. The program prepares eligible scholars to pursue a graduate program following the completion of their undergraduate degree at UW-River Falls. Read more.
LOOKING BACK AND MOVING FORWARD 
          
As we look back on 2021, the Falcon Family has reason to celebrate:

  • The arrival of UWRF's 20th chancellor, Dr. Maria Gallo;
  • State approval of $111 million for the Science and Technology Innovation Center (SciTech);
  • Announcement of UWRF’s first doctoral program: Montessori Studies.

These accomplishments are a direct result of your support, and you can still make a difference. A gift to the Falcon Annual Fund helps UWRF meet its most pressing needs:

Happy new year! Thank you for moving the Falcons Forward! 
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