Activities, Excursions and T-shirts

Thursday Activities/Excursions
Friday Activities/Excursions
Saturday Activities/Excursions
Purchase an NCUR T-shirt

Please note that all activities/excursions require pre-registration, and a ticket is required to attend. A few last-minute spots may be available. Inquire at the Information Table in Cartwright Center, Valhalla-Gunning Addition for ticket availability.

Cancellation Policy: Please note that Thursday, March 26, is the last day that you can cancel and receive a refund of your activities/excursions fee. After Thursday, March 26, no refunds will be issued for any circumstances. If you need to cancel your activities/excursions, please email ncur2009@uwlax.edu.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

  • Mississippi River Cruise
    Step back in time to when the most popular means of travel from town to town along the Mississippi River was by riverboat. Sit back aboard the La Crosse Queen, an authentic paddlewheel river boat, and enjoy the treasures of the Mississippi River including one of the oldest swing bridges still in operation today, the wildlife and other scenic and historic sights along the Upper Mississippi River. Choose one of these 1½- hour river cruises, which are a wonderful way to unwind after a long day. Pizza and beverages will be served for your enjoyment during the cruise.
    Cost $20, includes pizza, beverage, boat cruise and transportation

Cruise 1 -   Cruise 2 -  
Depart UW-L: 4:15 p.m. Depart UW-L: 6:15 p.m.
Cruise:   5-6:30 p.m. Cruise: 7-8:30 p.m.
Arrive UW-L: 6:50 p.m. Arrive UW-L:  8:50 p.m.
Maximum #: 145 Maximum #:   145
  • A Night of Bowling
    Bowl a few frames at one of La Crosse's most popular bowling centers - Pla-Mor Bowling Lanes! Bowling is challenging, exciting and rewarding. The roll of the ball...the sound of crashing pins...the thrill of a strike...a bowler's first 200 game...create spontaneous excitement and lasting memories. Get competitive or just have fun as you strike up some new friendships.
    Cost $10, includes shoe rental, two games and transportation

Depart UW-L: 6 p.m.
Bowling:   6:30-8:30 p.m.
Arrive UW-L: 9 p.m.
Maximum #: 43
  • Bill Miller Concert
    His concert will be streamed live via Ustream.
    Enjoy an evening listening to the sounds of Bill Miller, a Mohican Indian from northern Wisconsin. Bill Miller is a two time Grammy award winner and also won the Native American Music Awards for Best Songwriter, Song, Folk Artist and Artist of the Year. He has shared the stage with Pearl Jam, Tori Amos, BoDeans, Richie Havens, and Arlo Guthrie. Concert held in the Recreational Eagle Center. Tickets required. If not pre-registered, there will be a limited number of tickets available at the door.
    Cost Free

Concert: 7-9 p.m.
  • Myrick Hixon EcoPark Night Hike
    Spend the evening walking the trails of the Myrick Hixon EcoPark, nestled between the banks of the beautiful Mississippi River and scenic 500 foot bluffs. These natural areas include forest, marsh, rare native prairies, bluffs, and rivers - all habitats of incredible numbers of wildlife. Your guide will take you on a wonderful adventure on the trails through this 720-acre forest preserve. Depart from Recreational Eagle Center, excursion shuttle area.
    Cost $5, includes guided tour

Depart UW-L: 6:50 p.m.
Arrive UW-L: 9:10 p.m.
Maximum #: 30

Friday, April 17, 2009

Viva La Crosse!
Food, Casino Games and Live Music!

Don’t miss this chance to hang out in an exciting and electrically charged atmosphere. Located at the La Crosse Arena & Convention Center, the evening starts with a taste of Wisconsin! In true Wisconsin tradition, bratwursts and broasted chicken will be served along with cheese curds, various side dishes and dessert. (A vegetarian meal is available for those who pre-ordered.

From there we bring the glitz and glitter of Las Vegas to La Crosse as Casino Night kicks into high gear. You can try your hand at blackjack, craps, roulette, poker, Texas hold ’em and many more gaming tables. Throughout the evening you will accumulate your chips in hopes of winning prizes in the casino drawing! Top prize is a Nintendo Wii® game station!

The Shoeless Revolution band will have you dancing in the aisles as you listen to their unique style of up-tempo funk and laid back grooves. Don’t forget to stop by the Mocktail Bar and order up your favorite non-alcoholic beverage! (Cash bar, $1-2 per drink)

Cost $20, includes transportation, dinner, beverage and 300 points in gaming chips (does not include Mocktails)

Depart UW-L: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Dinner:    6-7:30 p.m.
Band:  6:45-10 p.m.
Casino:  6:30-9:45 p.m.
Mocktail Bar: 7-9:45 p.m.
Shuttle departs event: 7:30-10:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

  • Mississippi River Cruise
    Step back in time to when the most popular means of travel from town to town along the Mississippi River was by riverboat. Sit back aboard the La Crosse Queen, an authentic paddlewheel river boat, and enjoy the treasures of the Mississippi River including one of the oldest swing bridges still in operation today, the wildlife and other scenic and historic sights along the Upper Mississippi River. Choose one of these 1½- hour river cruises, which are a wonderful way to unwind after a long day. Pizza and beverages will be served for your enjoyment during the cruise.
    Cost $20, includes pizza, beverage, boat cruise and transportation

Cruise 1 -   Cruise 2 -  
Depart UW-L: 12:15 p.m. Depart UW-L: 2:15 p.m.
Cruise:   1-2:30 p.m. Cruise: 3-4:30 p.m.
Arrive UW-L: 3 p.m. Arrive UW-L:  5 p.m.
Maximum #: 145 Maximum #:   145
  • Mississippi Canoe Tour
    The Mississippi River provides a breathtaking backdrop for the La Crosse skyline and a commanding view at any hour of the day. But it also offers up a variety of enjoyable escapades for fun-seeking tourists and locals alike. Join us for a tour of the Mississippi River back waters by canoe.
    Cost $25, includes equipment and transportation

Canoe Tour 1 -   Canoe Tour 2 -  
Depart UW-L: 12:30 p.m. Depart UW-L: 3:30 p.m.
Canoe Tour:   1-3 p.m. Canoe Tour: 4-6 p.m.
Arrive UW-L: 3:30 p.m. Arrive UW-L:  6:30 p.m.
Maximum #: 24 Maximum #:   24
  • High Ropes Course
    Using harnesses, helmets, cables, ropes and wooden beams strung 20 to 50 feet high among trees or poles, you will explore risk-taking, trust and coaching. Each moment is rich with discoveries, whether you’re climbing, simply encouraging others or on belay. This outdoor course has nine high ropes and eight low elements and is located on the UW-L campus. Waiver form required. Departs from Recreational Eagle Center excursion shuttle area. 
    Cost $15, includes equipment

Event 1 -   Event 2 -  
Depart UW-L: 12:30 p.m. Depart UW-L: 2:30 p.m.
Canoe Tour:   1-3 p.m. Canoe Tour: 3-5 p.m.
Arrive UW-L: 3:30 p.m. Arrive UW-L:  5:30 p.m.
Maximum #: 16 Maximum #:   16
  • Paintball
    Finish your NCUR 2009 experience with some exhilarating, heart pumping paintballing. Hidden Valley was voted the best paintball place in the tri-state area consisting of 10 playing fields.
    Cost $45, includes transportation, equipment and 500 paintballs to boost your adrenaline

Depart UW-L: 12:45 p.m.
Paintballing: 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Arrive UW-L: 5:15 p.m.
Maximum #:     43

T-shirts

Remember your NCUR 2009 experience with a high quality short-sleeved t-shirt.

You are encouraged to order T-shirts in advance on the online registration site as there will be limited numbers and sizes available during the conference.

Cost:

  • $10 (small, medium, large, x-large)
  • $12 (xx-large)
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Picture of logo on front of t-shirt.  
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