UW-River Falls Chancellor Don Betz’s departure sparked a chain of movement as faculty members stepped up to fill the gaps. The first move belongs to current provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs Connie Foster. Foster will step into Betz’s office until the university finds a replacement, which could be as soon as this February.
Spring break 2008 is now history. For those who found sun and sandy beaches: Welcome back to our white spring. For so many from the university who were involved in service learning projects and courses that took you from Chicago to Calais and beyond: We hope you returned with fresh insights into our fast-changing world and your possible roles in it.
It only happens about once every 10 years, and “it” is going on here right now. Begun in 2005, UW-River Falls soon completes a self-study process that campus officials hope will lead to re-accreditation. This includes gathering feedback from people in the community.
Deadly shootings at two college campuses last year shook everyone’s sense of security and saddened the country. That kind of senseless tragedy weighed heavily on the minds of people belonging to the governor’s Task Force on Campus Safety, including local co-chair, River Falls Police Chief Roger Leque.
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