Almost every morning Duane Roen, '71 and '74, walks to his office on Arizona State University’s Polytechnic campus about 6 a.m. It’s nice and cool, and he gets to talk to the facilities management folks who are out at that hour. Lovely people to talk with, he says. Story and photo courtesy of ASU News. Read more.
Marine veteran Daniel Roth, ’08, was the guest speaker at the Memorial Day program in Barron, sharing the story of a soldier friend killed during his second deployment to Afghanistan. Story and photo courtesy of the Barron News-Shield. Read more.
Oliver ‘Ollie’ Lerum, ’50, was born on a summer day in 1925. Lerum hoped to go to college, but that dream would be cut short as the draft for the second World War was looming. Story and photo courtesy of WeAreGreenBay.com. Read more.
River Falls celebrated the life of a local icon May 15, gathering to honor and say goodbye to lifelong resident, U.S. Navy veteran and community activist Jerry Carter. Story and photo courtesy of the River Falls Journal, May 16. Read more.
A River Falls community and education visionary leader and one of the city’s most respected business institutions and families were among the Alumni Association’s annual award recipients honored during UWRF’s virtual Evening of Excellence.Read more.
University of Wisconsin System schools in River Falls, Eau Claire and Menomonie relaxed their face covering and physical distancing requirements on campus June 1 for people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Read more.
Senior Brooke Shepherd of Stillwater, Minn., will spend six weeks this summer reporting on the issue of obesity in Western Wisconsin after receiving the first Donovan E. Rasmussen Broadcast Journalism Fellowship. Read more.
The pandemic pushed teaching and learning to a virtual setting for the past year. A UW-River Falls math education class took an assignment and turned it into a music video. Story and photo courtesy of WEAU News, May 28. Read more.
The Chancellor’s Award for Students recognizes students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, excellence and service, both on campus and in the community. Eight students received this honor in May. Read more.