ACADEMIC SUPPORT AND COMMUNITY SERVICE UNITS
CONTINUING EDUCATION AND EXTENSION (CEE)
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES (ITS)
LA CROSSE EXERCISE AND HEALTH PROGRAM (LEHP)
LA CROSSE MEDICAL HEALTH SCIENCE CONSORTIUM, INC.
MURPHY LIBRARY RESOURCE CENTER
1120 Centennial Hall
The primary goal of the Research and Resource Center for Campus Climate is to build community to enhance the campus climate while serving students, faculty, staff and the greater La Crosse community. The Campus Climate Office strives to foster an inclusive, collaborative, social justice approach to achieving equity across the entire campus. The office sponsors/supports:
Educational programming & trainings (e.g. Awareness through Performance, intercultural sensitivity trainings, work/life issues, Diversity Dialogues, etc.)
Diversity related organizations, committees, and offices
Assessment of campus climate
The Campus Climate Office also hosts the Hate Incident Reporting Form. The purpose of this confidential reporting form is to monitor the occurrence of Hate Incidents both on and off campus. The identity of the victim will be kept confidential. Completing this form will not necessarily result in criminal or university action; however, the type of incident and/or the victim’s willingness to take further action will determine whether or not additional steps will be taken. This form can be found www.uwlax.edu/campusclimate/htm/reporthate.htm
205 Morris Hall
CEE works with faculty and departments to extend the instructional, research and public service resources of UW-L to individuals and organizations in western Wisconsin communities and in other parts of the state. Some programs attract national and international audiences.
Graduate and undergraduate credit courses are offered off campus for part-time students, primarily K-12 educators and health and human service professionals. Some courses are offered in partnership with the Cooperative Education Service Agency (CESA) #4.
Conferences, workshops and other non-credit instructional programs are conducted for selected professional audiences, as well as the general public. Non-credit certificate programs are offered in gerontology and autism spectrum disorders. Learning in Retirement programs are offered specifically for older adults. Continuing education units (CEUs) or health education continuing education contact hours (CECHs) are awarded when appropriate.
Science, humanities, and arts enrichment classes also are offered for upper elementary, middle and high school students.
Credit outreach courses and most non-credit instructional programs are offered in partnership with UW-Extension. Distance learning technologies are used for selected audiences.
CEE staff work with faculty and off-campus individuals to host conferences and annual meetings of professional associations and other organizations.
103 Wing Technology Center
ITS provides our campus community with the technology necessary to facilitate and enhance learning through these services: computer labs and classrooms, personal file storage, technology help desk and training, EagleApps (email) powered by Google, network and infrastructure, and web services including details on campus events, directories of people and services and other information. Students can access their academic information, tuition and fees, and register for classes online using WINGS. Many courses offer online resources through Desire2Learn (D2L), the campus supported course management system. Many of these resources are available on or off campus through a web browser. Computing and network information resources are widely used to support instruction, research, student services and communication and to create a community of shared inquiry. Principles of responsible use, to which all users are bound, are included in the student and staff handbooks, which are available electronically on the web.
General computer access laboratories (GCA Labs) are located around campus and are available to students on average 80 hours per week during each term and provide access to computers running Windows and Macintosh operating systems along with a wide variety of application software. Pay-for-print Laser printing is available in the labs and classrooms. Click here for the schedule of open hours for these laboratories available each term.
The ITS Support Center provides technical assistance, consulting, problem solving and training on campus standard software. Assistance is available by phone, email or on a walk-in basis. The ITS Support Center also maintains a web site with self-help and support resources at www.uwlax.edu/itssupport. Free technology training for all students is available on all campus-supported applications with many Q & A sessions offered for students creating electronic portfolios and web pages.
The campus network reaches all buildings, including residence halls. Residence halls have individual network connections in each room plus a computer lab in each hall is available to residents. Wireless network connectivity is available in all academic buildings, residence halls and many public areas on campus for students with mobile computers.
Academic Technology Services provides assistance in a variety of areas including audio and video services, faculty development for using technology to enhance learning, and distance education. Distance Education facilities are located in Wing Technology Center, Morris Hall, Graff Main Hall and the Health Science Center.
221 Mitchell Hall
The LEHP program, in conjunction with the
3065 Health Science Center
The La Crosse Medical Health Science Consortium (LMHSC) is an alliance of two comprehensive medical centers and three higher education institutions: Franciscan Skemp/Mayo Health System and Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center; and the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, Viterbo University, and Western Technical College (WTC). The five partners formed the consortium in 1993 to provide a means for working collaboratively to provide better healthcare, strengthen the healthcare workforce, and encouraging strong health science research initiatives. The Consortium continues to work toward these goals through collaborative projects in population health, nursing, clinical placements, cultural competency, and workforce issues in 20 counties of Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota. In 2009, two new partners were welcomed to the Consortium: the La Crosse School District and the La Crosse County Health Department.
The Consortium is located in, and responsible
for the operation of, the $ 27.1 million Health Science Center
(HSC), which opened in 2000. The HSC was built with the support
of all five partners, the state of
MVAC is an archaeological research,
preservation and public education unit of the
sociology/archaeology department that conducts excavations,
surveys, and a pre-collegiate education and public programs.
MVAC preserves sites and collections, and works with
archaeologists in the sociology/archaeology department to
provide opportunities for student participation in
archaeological research and pre-professional training and
experience. The archaeology laboratory is a location for much
course-related student research and contains space to curate
artifacts recovered from field projects. Field studies are
conducted regularly to learn about the prehistoric and early
historic cultures of the upper
The facility provides a variety of seating, individual study carrels, and group study rooms, a café, and other welcoming spaces. The building and addition contain almost 535,000 volumes in open stack collections, including books, maps, periodicals, and microfilm. An online catalog allows users to find materials in local, other University of Wisconsin, and regional catalogs along with links for finding materials held in libraries worldwide. The catalog is part of an integrated system that links library holdings, full text electronic materials, and request forms into a single interface.
The library is rich in international and multicultural materials, supporting campus diversity by providing circulating books, reference materials, multimedia collections, and electronic materials that represent a wide spectrum of peoples, groups, races, ethnicities, and choices.
The Special Collections/Area Research Center contains the university archives, rare books, over 3,000 hours of oral history interviews, a 180,000-image photo collection, 5,000 books on Wisconsin history, and is a regional depository for State Historical Society records and documents.
The periodicals collection consists of more than 47,763 full text journals available electronically through subscription databases, nearly 1000 current print subscriptions, 368 current print subscriptions, 17,000 current electronic subscriptions, and a bound back file of more than 51,000 volumes. A searchable periodicals holdings database provides specific location and linking information for all print and electronic periodicals available to Murphy Library users. The microform holdings consist of 17,163 microforms including periodicals, deep back files of major city newspapers, government publications and various other titles.
Computer facilities include dozens of desktop computers, laptops and other technology resources available for checkout, and wireless access throughout the library. Electronic library materials are available campus-wide, and in most cases from off campus. Through the library Web site, students are able to access more than 300 subscription databases, 65,600 periodical titles, and library services such as electronic reference, electronic course reserves, book renewals, and more. An adaptive technology room is provided for people with special needs.
The multimedia collection consists of
audio-visual materials in a variety of formats such as DVD,
CD-ROM, and videotape and is located in the library’s Curriculum
Center. These materials can be checked out or viewed using
facilities within the library. The library is a selective
depository for state and federal documents and provides access
to hundreds of thousands of government documents, including
print, microfilm, and online collections. The Interlibrary
Loan/Document delivery department provides prompt access to
materials not available at UW-L through its participation in a
variety of integrated systems that facilitate sharing among
libraries throughout the world. By cooperative agreement,
students also may use the libraries of
For more information about Murphy Library, please visit their website.
020 Cowley Hall
The planetarium has served the university, area schools, private groups, and the general public since 1965. Several thousand people attend presentations at the planetarium each school year. Bright stars and major constellations are pointed out in the simulated sky. Each program also includes a multi-media presentation on various subjects in astronomy and space science.
4043 Cowley Hall
120 Wimberly Hall
The SBDC helps business owners start and grow
their businesses through research, on-site programs, advising
and educational programming. As one of
Case studies sometimes are conducted by advanced students under faculty supervision.
In partnership with UW-Extension, the SBDC provides non-credit continuing education programs for business people in a seven-county region. Topics include business plan development, marketing, sales, finance, human resources, and other small business concerns. The Supervisory Management Certificate Program provides practical training for both new and experienced managers. In addition, the SBDC provides speakers, programs and trainers to individual firms and groups.
Some research, such as feasibility and impact studies, is conducted for area businesses. Local economic data is accessed through the SBDC Web site.