University of Wisconsin-River Falls
David Travis, dean of the College of Letters and Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, has accepted an offer to become provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Travis' first day on campus will be June 15.
The Midwest is Best Finals Fest event at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls will showcase two acts on Friday, May 4. Wisconsin comedian Pete Lee will open at 7 p.m. with headliner Hippo Campus performing at 8:15 p.m. The event, on the University Center mall, is free and open to the public.
Hak Cheol (H.C.) Shin, vice chair and executive vice president of 3M Research and Development, Supply Chain, Business Transformation/IT, and Business Development, is the 2018 Innovator in Residence speaker at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls on Thursday, March 8, at 1 p.m. in the Riverview Ballroom, University Center. The event is free and open to the public.
March and April will see a series of five special public events as part of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls "Year of South Korea" program. Since the summer of 2017, UW-River Falls has highlighted collaborations and exchanges with South Korea, culminating in last month's women's hockey game between the Falcons and the South Korean national team. In March and April, the focus shifts to innovation and public policy in a series of free public lectures and discussions both on campus and at the River Falls Public Library. Here's a look at the upcoming schedule:
Bee Vang, who has worked with the Upward Bound program at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls since 2010 and served as program director since 2011, has received the 2018 UW System Board of Regents Diversity Award in the individual category. Vang received the honor at the Board of Regents meeting Feb. 9 in Madison.
University of Wisconsin-River Falls alumni David and Patricia Stone have made a generous gift of $100,000 to the university to establish the Stone Geology Fund. The fund will support scholarships, equipment, student recruitment and program activities in geology.
"Silent Sky" will be performed by the University Theatre at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls on Feb. 22-24 and March 1-3 in the Blanche Davis Theatre in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and are open to the public.
What's it like to live and work at one of the most extreme places on earth? University of Wisconsin Physics Professor Suruj Seunarine and University of Chicago undergraduate Lindsay Berkhout can now tell you. They are working on a National Science Foundation project studying solar storms using detectors at the Amundsen-Scott Station at the South Pole.
The New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles may be ready to meet Sunday in Minneapolis in the Super Bowl, but one graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls is more concerned about those who have no home field — or home — to call their own. Michael Mader has formed a thriving e-commerce business known as Hippy Feet. It's dedicated to serving the homeless, and he's using the Super Bowl buildup to get his message across.