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December 2009
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UW-River Falls Office of University Advancement
310 South Hall
410 South Third Street
River Falls, WI
(715) 425-3505
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A Christmas Carol
Guthrie Theater
Minneapolis, Minn.

Saturday, Dec. 12

Enjoy the Guthrie Theater's  35th annual production of this holiday classic. A reception and UWRF update will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Aloft Minneapolis hotel. The evening performance starts at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $55/person and checks can be made payable to UWRF Foundation. Register by calling 715-425-3505 or email
Falcon Hockey vs.
St. Thomas

St. Thomas Ice Arena, Mendota Heights, Minn.
Friday, Jan. 8, 2010
Tap into the excitement of NCAA Division III men's hockey. The evening begins with a reception and dinner from 5 - 6:30 p.m. at the Time Out Restaurant and Sports Bar in Eagan, Minn. Face-off with the Tommies is at 7 p.m. Cost is $20/person and checks can be made payable to UWRF Foundation. Register by calling 715-425-3505 or email
Alumni & Friends Travel Cruise 
Oct. 17 - 30, 2010
Sail along Italy's shores, cruise the scenic coasts of Monaco, Greece, Montenegro, and Croatia. Admire Monte Carlo's famed Casino, see the colorful seaside towns of Cinque Terre, visit Michelangelo's iconic David in Florence, wander Corfu's lovely old Venetian quarter, Dubrovnik, and glide through the canals of magical Venice.

From $3,738 if booked by Feb. 26, 2010 (airfare from MSP included). Visit Go Next Travel to learn more about the Mediterranean Cruise.
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For Alumni & Friends of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls
In This Issue
  • UWRF News: Nine Inducted into UWRF Athletic Hall of Fame 
  • Success Story: Dairy Judging Team First in Class 
  • Traditions: Annual Family Day Draws Record Numbers 
  • Need to Know: Tweet Tweet! Falcon Sports on Twitter
  • In (& Out) of the Classroom: Students Trek to South Pole
Hall of Fame
Nine Inducted into UWRF Athletic Hall of Fame
Nine new members were recently inducted into the UW-River Falls Athletic Hall of Fame.

Those inducted were: Jim Abbs (football), Steve Frantl (football), Gary Gray (track & field), Russ Johnson (hockey), Carl Kuss (basketball, coach), Crystal Lamont (softball), Chad Meschke (basketball), Sarah (Peterson) Law (track & field) and Anna (Schmidt) Maass (volleyball).
Included in the photo are Chancellor Dean Van Galen (back row, far left) and Athletic Director Rick Bowen (back row, second from left) along with Carl Kuss' three children:  Mike & Terry Kuss, and Karla West.
Success Story
Dairy Judging Team
Dairy Judging Team First in Class

The UWRF Dairy Judging Team took home the first place trophy at the 41st Annual All-American Invitational Youth Dairy Cattle Judging Contest Sept. 17 in Harrisburg, Penn.
Team members included (left to right, with a dairy Princess from the state of Pennsylvania and UWRF animal science Professor Steve Kelm) Londa Johnson, a dairy science major from La Crescent, Minn.; Sandra Kirchner, a dairy science major from Clintonville; Jessica Lundgren, a dairy science major from Cushing; and Courtney Kieffer, an agricultural business major from Utica, Minn., with Pennsylvania acting Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding (far right).    
Family Day II
Annual Family Day Draws Record Numbers 

Family Day in October offered friends and families of UWRF students an opportunity to see the who, what, when, where and why of their student's home away from home. Collaborative efforts by many offices and student groups on campus gave students an opportunity to share their UWRF pride.

First-Year Experience has been coordinating Family Day for the past five years and has since seen a steady increase in attendance from 200 participants the first year to nearly 1,500 in 2009.
Need To Know
Tweet Tweet! Falcon Sports on Twitter

You can now follow Falcon athletics on Twitter, one of the popular social networking systems. Links to results, game videos and reminders about upcoming home athletic events are all posted to the site.

The account is maintained by the Sports Information Office.
In (& Out) of the Classroom
Ice Cube
Students Trek to South Pole  

Two UWRF physics majors are getting an opportunity of a lifetime by participating in cutting edge research at the South Pole. The international IceCube project is a collaborative effort involving 15 U.S. groups together with partners from Belgium, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland, and The United Kingdom. They are working to better understand some of the most energetic events in the universe.

UWRF is one of two undergraduate schools involved in the project. UWRF students, Kyle Jero and Drew Anderson, are blogging their experience  which will take them to Oden, Sweden; Monte Video, Uruguay; Antarctica; and Punta Arenas, Chile.