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August 2009
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Alumni Calendar

Help Out at Move-In Day!

Saturday, Aug. 29

No heavy lifting required—just friendly faces needed to distribute lemonade and cookies! Welcome new students and their families to campus during New Student Move-In Day. Volunteer shifts are from 8 - 10 a.m., 10 a.m.-noon, noon - 2 p.m., & 2 - 4 p.m. About 10 people are needed per shift. Everyone in the family can experience "college" by helping out! Email or call Melissa Wilson (877) 258-6647 to sign up!

Wisconsin Dells Weekend!

Nov. 5 - 7

Join us Friday - Sunday (more info), Nov. 5 - 7 at the Wilderness Hotel and Golf Resort in Wisconsin Dells. For just $109 a night (occupancy: four in a double queen room) with unlimited access to the resort’s three indoor water parks and the four-story playhouse. Meet other alumni, friends and family at the resort for a UWRF gathering on Saturday, Nov. 6 from 3 to 5 p.m. Meet UWRF staff and register to win great door prizes.

Reserve by Oct. 4. Call (800) 867-9453 and mention Reservation Group Block #818649 (UWRF Alumni Association) to receive the rate. Additional people are $15 each, which includes water park admission.



For Alumni & Friends of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls

In this issue:



UWRF Alumni Web SiteWe've Got a New Face on the Web

The UWRF Office of Alumni Relations and the UWRF Foundation have a new look on the Web. Take a peek. We'd love to hear your comments; send us an email or call (877) 258-6647.



Success Story

Alumna Paula Berends Releases Solo CD

Paula BerendsFrom UWRF student to Klondike Kate of the St. Paul Winter Carnival, Twin Cities vocalist Paula Berends released her first solo CD, “Just for Me,” in June. Her music is a blend of folk, country, rock and blues. A native of New Richmond, Paula sang with the UWRF Concert Choir and earned her B.S. in mathematics in 1996. After graduation, Paula performed with the Willow River Players and then pursued a business career.

Paula is best known regionally as the 2005 Klondike Kate for the St. Paul Winter Carnival and has performed hundreds of times in that persona. This is nothing new for Paula, as she’s been performing in front of crowds for more than 20 years. As one spectator said, “she’s a natural.” With a dynamic voice, captivating stage presence and sparkling personality, Paula says she's at ease with both a large crowd and a high-energy band.

Read more about Paula at her Web site.



See You at Homecoming 2009: 'Throughout the Decades'

UWRF Homecoming ParadeMark your calendar for Sept. 26 and make plans to join your friends for the Homecoming parade in downtown River Falls followed by a tailgate lunch at Ramer Field. Other scheduled homecoming weekend events include alumni and friend’s coffee hour, campus tours and reunions before and after the football game (kick-off at 1 p.m.). Reunions include wrestling, wrestling cheerleaders, Vet's Club, Phi Nu Chi, Kappa Delta Psi, Sigma Sigma Sigma, the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences Class of 1959 and others to be announced on the UWRF Alumni Web site.


Need to Know

UWRF Falcon Features magazineFalcon Features Magazine to Go 'Green'

One of the easiest ways to "go green" is to cut down on printed materials and distribute communications electronically. With all of the emphasis these days about "going green" and UWRF's and the UW System's public commitment to sustainability, the popular Falcon Features magazine will be now be mailed only once a year in the fall. The spring issue will now only be available online as an e-magazine; it will be the same familiar format that you've aways enjoyed.

Plus you'll now get the new and improved Falcon Online e-newsletter every other month so as to keep you more up-to-date about what is happening at UWRF. We've found these improvements are a more feasible way to save on rising printing and mailing costs in addition to helping our environment.

We want your feedback on the changes we've made and the ones we're making. Also, as always, we want to hear your news for our Class Notes section, which will still be featured in both the print and online issues of Falcon Features. Submit your information today.


In (and Out) of the Classroom

New 'Green Collar' Degree Offered OnlineUW System Sustainable Management Degree

The UW System Board of Regents recently approved a new bachelor of science degree designed to meet the demands of a new "green collar" workforce. The sustainable management bachelor's degree is a collaborative effort of UW-Extension and four UW campuses—UWRF, UW-Parkside, UW-Stout and UW-Superior. Intended as a way for working adults to return to school and complete a bachelor's degree, the program offers courses entirely online and from all four institutions. Graduates will have the management skills needed to lead sustainable business and community initiatives in the state and around the world. Read more about this exciting new degree program. For more information, call Outreach and Graduate Studies at (715) 425-3256.

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