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    Welcome to the College of Liberal Studies Alumni page! The College of Liberal Studies is dedicated to providing quality learning experiences to prepare students for future education or careers and meaningful, responsible lives by fostering a climate of intellectual curiosity and creativity.  The College of Liberal Studies continues to uphold our mission for alumni by: providing value to CLS alumni through various networking opportunities and our website, and providing value to CLS students as they prepare for future education and career. opportunities. 

    The liberal arts foundation of the college stresses the importance of effective communication, creative and critical thinking, and respect and understanding of human difference. Students acquire the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to be productive, informed global citizens.

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    Below you will find current fundraising activities taking place within the College of Liberal Studies. Read on to see if a cause strikes your fancy, or strikes a chord in your heart.

    Fundraising Submittal Guidelines

    If you know of a fundraising campaign in the College of Liberal Studies, or if you are heading one, please let us know. We'd love to feature your goals and activities.

    The following information, if available, should be submitted:
    - Title of the fundraising effort 
    - Content, including an article or goals of the project and a timeline for the activity
    - Available photos or links
    - Contact information for donations 
    - Approval from the UWL Foundation for department or college-based fundraising efforts.

    Submissions should pertain to fundraising activities that relate to the College of Liberal Studies or those which relate to the University or community as a whole and have a special emphasis in Liberal studies. This includes fundraising activities by student groups, departments or community members, as they pertain to CLS.

    If approved, fundraising activities will be posted within three business days of receipt. They will be posted until the conclusion of the activity, the fundraising goals have been met, or until removal is otherwise determined appropriate. When the goals of a fundraising activity have been successfully met, please let us know so we may showcase the success of your cause in a news feature.

    Please send fundraising submissions to:

    You will receive a prompt reply when your information has been received including its approval status. Let us know what your cause is. 

    Toland Theatre Seat Campaign: Theatre-Goers Urged to Take a Seat!

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    The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Department of Theatre Arts proudly announces its Toland Theatre Seat Campaign. This is an opportunity for individual theatre-goers, companies, clubs, and trusts to purchase a seat in the Toland Theatre located in the Center for the Arts. The goal is to raise nearly $100,000, with all proceeds going to restore, refurbish and upgrade the 30-year-old seats in the theatre.

    With a tax-deductible gift of $250, you can support arts in the community and create a lasting memento by personalizing a seat(s) to a loved one, friend, company, or UWL theatre student or alumni. The choice is yours. An engraved brass plate (four lines of inscription!) will be permanently affixed to the seat, bearing the name of the person, family or business being honored. 

    The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Toland Theatre has been setting the stage for entertaining, brilliant thought-provoking, live theatre for over 35 years. During that time, an estimated 200,000 people have sat in these seats to enjoy such classics as "A Christmas Carol,"  "Romeo and Juliet," "Cinderella," "Agnes of God," "The Rocky Horror Show," "Jesus Christ Superstar," "Driving Miss Daisy," "Grease," "Big River," "Hair," and "Much Ado About Nothing," just to name a few. Your participation in the Toland Theatre Seat Campaign will literally create the best seats in the house for future generations of audiences to enjoy the magic of live entertainment.

    To make a contribution to the Toland Theatre Seat Campaign or for more information, contact the UW-La Crosse Department of Theatre Arts at 608.785.6706. You may also send your tax deductible contribution (personal checks, MasterCard and Visa accepted) to Toland Theatre Seat Campaign, 154 Center for the Arts, 1725 State St, La Crosse, WI 54601 along with your name, address, phone number and dedication inscription.