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Photo courtesy of Jens Gunelson/UW-River Falls UW-River Falls Chancellor Dean Van Galen (center) joins about 100 students to watch the Viking-Packer Oct. 5 regular season game on the large screen in the Falcon's Nest in the University Center.

Inaugural celebrates tradition, promise

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Dean Van Galen says his inauguration as the 18th chancellor of UW-River Falls is not just about him.

"It offers an occasion to celebrate the traditions and promises of this campus, of telling the story of our university to the rest of the state," he said. "It's also a time, like commencement, that encourages us to reflect, to step back from the day-to-day issues and evaluate our role as a university, both in the past and as stewards of its future."


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Phil Pfuehler
Phil Pfuehler has been editor of the River Falls Journal since 1991.
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