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Wednesday, April 2

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Friday, May 2

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Friday, May 2

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May 16-17

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Saturday, May 17

Twins/ Brewers Alumni Event at Target Field
Wednesday, June 4
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In This Issue / February 2014

The IceCube telescope has been awarded the 2013 Breakthrough of the Year by the British magazine Physics World. The Antarctic detector was selected for being the first to detect cosmic neutrinos and heralding a new age of neutrino astronomy. View a video courtesy of Jackson Schmidtke/WQOW-TV.

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Photo by Andrew Link/ Winona Daily News


Three years ago UWRF Alumnus Kyle Bushman, '07, of Cochrane began organizing guided hunts for disabled veterans, veterans, and family members of those killed in action through Hunts for Heroes. Abby Eisenberg of the Winona Daily News tells his success story.

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The UWRF Physics Department is hosting a free public observatory viewing and astronomy talk on March 4. Objects to be seen in the telescopes include planets, globular clusters, open clusters, nebulae, galaxies, moons, and double stars.

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3Mgives, a division of 3M, has provided $25,000 in funding for 3M Leadership Scholarships to the College of Business and Economics. The scholarship monies will be awarded to new freshman and transfer students in amounts of up to $2,000 for the 2014-15 academic year.

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Nearly 800 students from 26 Minnesota and Wisconsin high schools competed in the third annual Science Olympiad Border Battle at UWRF in January. Organized by UWRF physics Professor Earl Blodgett, the event featured 48 teams competing in 23 National Science Olympiad events.

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