February 2019
Beloved and well-respected member of the UW-River Falls community chemistry professor Emeritus Richard “Dick” Swensen, who also served as chair of the Chemistry Department and as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, died Jan. 10. Read more.
UWRF Alumnus James V. Strauss, ’80, former publisher and editor of the Great Falls Tribune, has been named the new publisher of the Missoulian and Ravalli Republic. Story and photo courtesy of David Erickon/Missoulian. Read more.

Each year UW-River Falls works with the community to raise funds through the Bowls for Hope event where proceeds raised help a worthy organization in the St. Croix Valley. Join us March 5 from 5-7 p.m. in the Riverview Ballroom! Read more.
The status of UWRF as an accredited institution of higher education has been reaffirmed by the Higher Learning Commission. Accreditation is a process used to evaluate the quality of post-secondary educational institutions and to ensure certain standards are met.  Read more.
Robert Bailey III blazed a trail in the 1950s when he became the first African American professor at UWRF. Even now, more than 25 years after his death, the former sociology professor will break new ground. Story and photo courtesy of the River Falls Journal.

The Doc Bailey naming noted in the article requires additional contributions from our alumni and friends. Please make your gift here today noting the Doc Bailey Special Projects Fund, or email kellene.burrows@uwrf.edu or call 715-425-4427 to learn more. Read more.
Alumni Calendar

Ann Lydecker Lecture Series
Tuesday, March 12

Wisconsin Day in Arizona
Thursday, March 14

Brewers Game in Arizona
Saturday, March 16

Feed My Starving Children
Monday, March 18

Class of 1969 Golden Jubilee
Saturday, May 11

Click  here  to sign up for an event!

Seeking nominations for Distinguished Teacher and Adviser of the Year awards
All alumni are invited to assist us in honoring faculty who make a difference by nominating a dedicated adviser for the 2019 Adviser of the Year Award . Visit www.uwrf.edu/awards/ for complete instructions and the online nomination form. Please submit your nomination by Friday, March 22.

We are also inviting the classes of 2014, 2016, and 2019 to nominate an exceptional faculty member for the 2019 Distinguished Teacher Award . Please use the link above for your nominations. Thank you!