Thursday, April 8, 2010

Chancellor Van Galen to join UWRF student presenters at NCUR 2010!!

Chancellor Van Galen will join the 75 students, staff and faculty who are attending NCUR 2010 in Missoula MT this year. UWRF will be leading a regional contingent of some 362 students, faculty and administrators from across the region on this trip. Organizing the charter of two Sun Country jets to provide transport, SURSCA and the UWRF Grants Office are at the lead in assisting travelers from UW-Whitewater, UW-Eau Claire, UW-LaCrosse, UW-Platteville, UW-Superior, U of MN, Hamline, St. Johns/St. Benedicts and St. Scholastica to attend this premier national UG student meeting.

On Wednesday Chancellor Van Galen released the following message to his fellow RSCA travelers:

“Congratulations to the UWRF students and faculty who will be participating in the upcoming National Conference on Undergraduate Research in Missoula, Montana! I look forward to joining you and seeing first hand the presentation of your research and scholarly activities.

As you may know, there is a tradition of a high level of participation by UW-River Falls students at NCUR, and this year it appears that we will have the greatest number of student presenters in our history!

On a personal note, when I was a full-time chemistry professor I had the opportunity to take students to several NCUR meetings. It is truly amazing to be able to present your work in front of a national audience of peers, and to interact with other students and faculty from many universities and colleges. I especially encourage you to attend some presentations that are well outside of your major. I recall several art
history research presentations that I found fascinating.

Special thanks to all of the UWRF faculty and staff who make these types of "high impact educational experiences" possible. See you in Missoula!

Dean Van Galen

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