|UW-La Crosse Alumni Association|
|Educational Liaison Units|
|Office of Continuing Education and Extension|
|Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center|
|Murphy Library Resource Center||Summer Programs at Pigeon Lake Field Station|
|University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Planetarium|
|Student Health Center||The River Studies Center|
|Small Business Development Center|
|The La Crosse Exercise and Health Program|
Legal Aid Services
|The La Crosse Medical Health Science Consortium|
Multicultural Student Services
and responsibilities of the Council shall include:
Establishing, in consultation with departments and/or colleges, academic
standards pertaining to graduate study, including policies for graduate
admission, honors recognition, retention, probation, dismissal and readmission.
Determining the procedures and criteria for selecting members of the
graduate faculty and annually approving an updated roster of graduate faculty.
Formulating procedures for hearing graduate student appeals and petitions
on academic policy matters not resolved by administrative offices of the
Studying long-range issues related to any aspect of graduate studies and
recommending how and by whom these issues should be addressed.
of the committee shall include eight graduate faculty chosen so that the College
of Liberal Studies, the College of Science and Allied Health, the College of
Business Administration, and the College of
Education, Exercise Science, Health and Recreation are each represented
by at least one faculty member. At least one representative from each college
shall be either a graduate program director (having no additional administrative
responsibilities) or a member of a department participating in a graduate
program. In addition, the director of the university graduate studies, the chair
of the graduate curriculum committee, and two graduate students shall serve as
members. The academic deans or their designated appointees, and the registrar
shall serve as administrative consultants to the committee. The committee shall
elect its chairperson. The director of university graduate studies shall serve
and responsibilities of the committee shall include:
Receiving, reviewing, and acting on proposals for curricular changes from
academic departments and graduate programs.
Initiating, developing, and recommending changes in the design of
curricula for experimental and research purposes.
Informing department chairs/program directors, in writing, of proposals
being considered that relate to experimental curricula or their programs, thus
providing adequate opportunity for departments/programs to be heard prior to
committee and senate action on such proposals.
Evaluating various curricular proposals by an established set of
criteria, taking into consideration the needs of students and of society, the
mission of the university, the necessity for quality programs, and the
availability of resources.
Coordinating the various curricula through formal consultation with the
academic departments, graduate programs, director of University Graduate
Studies, and the Academic Program Review Committee.
Publishing the agenda of regularly scheduled meetings in the university
of the committee shall consist of twelve members of the graduate faculty and
four graduate students. The faculty membership shall include at least two
representatives from each of the following academic units: the College of
Liberal Studies, the College of Science and Allied Health, the College of
Business Administration, and the College of
Education, Exercise Science, Health and Recreation. Each of these units
shall be represented by one student member.The provost/vice chancellor,
registrar, director of university graduate studies, director of the library and
academic deans shall serve as administrative consultants to the committee. The
committee shall elect its chair.
Floor Wilder Hall, (608)785-8514
Career Services Office assists students and alumni in identifying their career
options, and in developing job search strategies, which can lead to meaningful
employment. Many resources are available to assist in this process: experienced
staff members, a career resource center, and the cooperative education/
internship program. Workshops on career-related topics are offered on an ongoing
Services provides a Web vacancy listing which includes current positions
available according to job categories. The Career Services Office also offers an
online resume service for students and alumni. Representatives from business,
industry, government and education conduct on-campus recruiting interviews for
students are encouraged to explore these resources. Alumni are welcome to
inquire about services appropriate to their needs.
AND TESTING CENTER
Wilder Hall, (608)785-8073
UW-L Counseling and Testing Center, accredited by the International Association
of Counseling Services, Inc., offers services designed to help the typical
college student adjust to the university environment, cope with academic and
social pressures, and prevent more serious problems from developing. The staff
helps students be more effective in their academic work, personal life, and
their relationships with people.
Individual counseling provides an opportunity to talk with a professional
counselor about any topic or personal concern. Groups and workshops help
students learn new interpersonal skills, improve study skills or discuss
personal concerns in a safe and supportive atmosphere. There are alcohol and
drug abuse programs and Reach and Share, a student peer educator group that
presents programs on topics that are critical health and social issues, which
affect the UW-L campus.
shared in counseling sessions is confidential in accordance with Wisconsin
Statutes. Counseling records, tests, and related information do not become part
of the official university record.
National testing programs are administered for UW-L students and other
persons in the surrounding area. Available tests include the ACT, Wisconsin
Regional Placement Tests, CLEP, PPST, MCAT, and MAT. The GRE, GMAT, PRAXIS/PPST
and TOEFL are available in computer-based format.
professional staff consists of psychologists, counselors, program assistants,
and supervised professionals in training. Staff members have considerable
experience in working with college students and use various short-term methods
of individual and group counseling to help students achieve their goals. The
Counseling and Testing Center also is a training site for masters and doctoral
level graduate students who work under the supervision of licensed professional
Counseling Center services are available free of charge to currently
enrolled students. Schedules permitting, non-UW-L students may use the fee-based
career assessment services offered to the La Crosse community.
RESOURCE SERVICES-STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
Murphy Library Resource Center
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is committed to providing equal educational
opportunities for all students. Students with disabilities on our campus are
offered a variety of services to insure that both facilities and programs are
accessible. The Office of Disability Resource Services assists the students in
obtaining reasonable accommodations at the university.
1988, the Wisconsin Board of Regents passed an important non-discrimination
policy for students with disabilities who attend the University of Wisconsin
System schools. This policy mandates that students with disabilities will
receive the accommodations necessary for them to have equal access to
educational opportunities and programs in the integrated or mainstreaming
Any student at UW-L who has a physical, sensory, emotional, or learning
disability should meet with personnel from the Disability Resource Services
during his/her first semester on campus. Students should contact personnel at
the office immediately after acceptance into the university to identify their
All classroom buildings have elevators, entrance ramps and at least one
accessible restroom for students using wheelchairs. Academic accommodations are
arranged on an individual basis between the student and the Disability Resource
Services office staff.
Students with disabilities may be eligible for services such as: taped
textbooks, classroom note takers, test accommodations, priority registration,
equipment loan, peer support groups and advising.
Cartwright Center, (608)785-8891
University Dining Services offers a diverse menu via an assortment of friendly,
attractive and comfortable restaurants. The dining areas located in Cartwright
Center are The Cellar (features burgers, flatbread pizzas, rice & noodle
bowls); The Galley (Deli, Grill, Mexican, Soup & Salad Bar); Trattoria
(pasta & pizza); and the Cyber Caf8E (smoothies, specialty coffee,
cappuccino, lattes, baked goods). Additional venues located in Whitney Center
are Chars (burgers, chicken, fires, salads); sub shop & convenience store;
and the all-you-care-to-eat dining room. Purchases can be made with cash, Tower
Tender or the block meal plan. Tower Tender and block meal plans can be
purchased in Room 221 or at the Ticket Office in Cartwright Center.
TECHNOLOGY SERVICES (ITS)
Technology Center, (608)785-8774
provides computing, network and educational technology services to the campus
that are used to support instruction, research, student services and
communication. A variety of services for students are available including
computer labs, a help desk, training, e-mail, file storage and Web services.
The ITS Support Center provides technical assistance and consulting for
students on campus-supported applications and technology. Assistance with
e-mail, course management tools, file storage, applications and more is
available from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Extended hours are
available during the fall and spring semesters from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.,
Monday through Thursday. Online help resources and information can be found at: www.uwlax.edu/itssupport
Support Services works within the ITS Support Center and provides the
institution with hardware consulting, diagnostics, upgrade, set-up, reservice
and warranty repair.
General access computer labs are available in several locations on campus
and are open at least 80 hours per week. Labs can be found in Murphy Library,
Cowley Hall, Wimberly Hall and the Wing Technology Center. Computers in the labs
run Windows 2000 and Macintosh OSX operating systems. A wide variety of
application software, including Microsoft Office also is available. A schedule
of open hours and locations is available online at: www.uwlax.edu/gca
Students can take advantage of free training through ITS. Training is
common technology. A schedule of sessions is published each semester and
individual sessions also can be scheduled. More information is available at: www.uwlax.edu/student
Technologies offers a wide variety of production services for faculty, students,
and staff including digital audio/video production, multi-media production and
presentation, digital and analog photography, digital graphic design, large
format printing and Web development. Production facilities and consultation are
offered for student projects and presentations. Distance Education transmissions
and receptions also are coordinated through this department. Services from
Educational Technologies currently are extended to the Health Science Center.
For more information on Educational Technologies you can go the Web site at www.uwlax.edu/edtech
Network Services provides an Internet connection to campus offices,
buildings and residence halls. Wireless network access is available. For more
information, see www.uwlax.edu/network
System Server Administration oversees the campus e-mail, Web, and online
file storage servers. E-mail accounts are created automatically for all
students, and e-mail can be accessed through a Web interface from any location.
All students receive 20mb of e-mail storage. Many forms of official campus
communication are sent through campus e-mail addresses, so it is critical that
all students use their university e-mail accounts. Information and assistance
with e-mail is available through the ITS Support Center.
Online File Storage is provided on a central file server. This allows
students to store documents and other files in a central location, which is
available to them from home or from any campus computer lab. Each student is
provided 50mb of storage. Information and assistance with online file storage is
available through the ITS Support Center.
Information Technology Services provides a variety of other services
including classroom technology support and campus Web servers (
). The campus Web
server provides information on campus events, directories of people and
services, and other information. ITS also supports the course management tool
Desire 2 Learn.
ITS resources are provided to students, faculty and staff to support
academic work and to create a community of shared inquiry. Principles of
responsible use, to which all users are bound are printed in the student and
staff handbooks available electronically on the campus Web site.
LIBRARY RESOURCE CENTER
Library Resource Center, expanded and remodeled in 1995, houses Murphy Library
and Special Collections/Area Research Center; computer labs and classrooms; an
extended hours study room; and several campus offices.
The library provides a variety of seating, carrels, and group study rooms
in a pleasant surrounding. Library resources comprise 666,883 volumes including
books, maps, periodicals, and microfilm. The library's Web site ( www.uwlax.edu/murphylibrary/
) provides access to
hundreds of information databases and thousands of online periodicals and books.
Through the library catalog, users may search the holdings of local and regional
libraries as well as request materials from all UW-System libraries.
In addition to electronic periodicals and articles, there are more than
1,200 current periodicals shelved on the first floor as well as bound and
microform volumes of periodicals. An online periodicals holdings database
provides specific holdings, location, and access information for periodicals
whether online, in print or microform, or at other La Crosse libraries. Users
can access library databases at more than 50 computer workstations. Specialized
equipment is provided in the adaptive technology room.
The library offers a wide variety of reference materials and is a
selective depository for state and federal documents.
The video collection, including more than 2,250 titles, is located in the
Curriculum Resource Center. These materials can be checked out and viewing
facilities are available.
The Special Collections/Area Research Center contains rare books, over
1,430 oral history interviews, a 153,556-image photo collection, 6,287 books on
Wisconsin history, and the university archives.
It serves as a regional depository for Wisconsin Historical Society
manuscripts and archives.
The library offers many services to facilitate student, faculty, and
staff research including desk, phone, and electronic reference; research
appointments; and information literacy instruction. Resource sharing services
such as inter-library loan/document delivery and universal borrowing provide
prompt access to materials that are available at other libraries, but not
available at UW-L. By cooperative agreement, students also may use libraries of
Viterbo University, Western Wisconsin Technical College, the La Crosse Public
Library, and area medical centers.
includes a track, strength and conditioning center, aerobics room, martial arts
room, four gymnasiums, climbing wall, racquetball courts, batting cages, TV
lounge, vending area, Outdoor Connection, and the Child Care Center. The
facility, funded entirely by student fees, is used for intramural sports, open
recreation, and club sports.
STUDENT HEALTH CENTER
Health Science Center
Health Center, a member of the American College Health Association provides
medical, nursing, and physical therapy services in the form of outpatient and
urgent care as well as prevention of illness or injury. Examples of services
available include minor surgical procedures requiring only local anesthesia,
gynecological and reproductive services, allergy injections, laboratory services
and HIV testing and counseling. Minor injury care is available for the care of
sprains, strains, minor fractures, treatment for lacerations requiring stitches,
and minor burns. The Health Service has x-ray services available for a fee. The
staff places a high priority on patient education to help students manage their
own health care and learn how to interact with the medical system.
staff consists of Board Certified physicians, a certified nurse practitioner,
five registered nurses with certification in college health nursing, physical
therapists who are also certified athletic trainers, physical therapist's
assistants, medical lab technologists, health information managers, and office
staff. The Health Center staff is experienced in working with the health care
needs of college students and is dedicated to providing high quality care and
are available to students who are registered for a minimum of seven credits
during the fall or spring semester or a minimum of six credits during the summer
session. The student health fee is automatically included in the full-time
student fee statement. There is a semester fee charge for allergy injections.
Students enrolled for six credits or less may also use the Health Center if they
pay the student health fee.
information in a student's health record is entirely confidential and is not
released to anyone without the student's written consent. Students may schedule
an appointment to review their medical records.
are seen on an appointment basis 8 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays when school is in
session. A nurse is available to screen urgent medical needs when an appointment
is not available. Students who need emergency medical care when the Health
Center is closed should go to the emergency department or walk-in clinic at
either of the La Crosse hospitals.
Students are not required to have insurance to receive care at the Health Center. Payment of student fees covers this cost. However, students are strongly encouraged to obtain supplemental hospital-accident insurance to cover such expenses as hospitalization, emergency services, specialist care, x-rays, pharmacy, and ambulance transport. The student health fee does not cover these costs. If coverage is available through a family plan, students are urged to have the name of the insurance carrier and policy/subscriber numbers available on campus. For those students not covered under family policies, a supplemental insurance plan is available though the university
Hall, (608) 785-8075
university residence halls are non-apartment style with two individuals to each
room and centrally located bathrooms on each floor, most graduate students elect
to live off campus. Baird Hall has been reserved for upper-class, graduate, and
international students; single rooms are not available in Baird Hall. A kitchen
on each floor is provided and the university meal plan is optional. Baird Hall
is open during break periods and residents may stay in the hall for an
housing fills very quickly. Students who are interested in this housing option
should contact the Office of Residence Life immediately after being accepted for
university-owned housing is provided for couples. The Office of Residence Life
does work closely with local landlords and rental agencies in compiling a list
of apartments and rental spaces available off campus. The computerized list is
updated weekly and available at a cost of fifty cents plus mailing costs. To
obtain a copy of this list, call (608) 785-8075.
STUDENT ADVISER/INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES
Main Hall, (608)785-8016
international student adviser is located in the Office of International
Education. This adviser plays an important role in assisting new international
students in their adjustment to UW-L and life in the United States. Although a
primary function is advising students on the many issues that may affect their
stay, the Office of International Education and the International Student
Adviser provide other important services:
- pre-arrival information containing details about
transportation and arrival, health insurance, housing, life in La Crosse, and
- orientation programs, scheduled each semester before
classes, to acquaint new students with university academics, facilities, and
procedures, life in La Crosse, money and banking, immigration laws, and campus
and community organizations.
- administration of Immigration and Naturalization
Service (INS) regulations in areas such as work authorization, transfer of
schools, practical training authorization, and extension of stay.
- referral services to other university offices and
international student adviser serves as a liaison with other organizations that
provide international students various opportunities to meet and interact with
people from UW-L and the La Crosse community. Two of these organizations are the
International Student Organization (ISO) and La Crosse Friends of International
Student Organization (ISO) is a recognized university student organization that
offers membership to U.S. and international students, as well as interested
non-student members. ISO sponsors an International Awareness Week and an
international banquet. Other social events and activities are scheduled
throughout the year.
Crosse Friends of International Students (LFIS) is a community organization,
which is actively involved with the international students at UW-L. The group
organizes cultural and social events, excursions, and other activities. It
sponsors a Friendship Family program, which arranges arrival greeting, temporary
housing, as well as community interaction for new and continuing international
LEGAL AID SERVICES
The Student Association annually contracts with local attorneys to help students who need legal advice. By contacting the Office of Student Life, (608)785-8062, students can make appointments to see an attorney on campus. All information between attorney and student is kept confidential. It should be noted that legal service is limited to advice, not court appearances.
OF MULTICULTURAL STUDENT SERVICES
Main Hall, (608)785-8225
goals of the Office of Multicultural Student Services (OMSS) are to increase the
undergraduate and graduate enrollment of American multicultural and
disadvantaged students, to improve the quality of their educational and social
experience, and to increase the number of graduates. To accomplish these
objectives, the OMSS sponsors retention services, such as tutoring and academic
early intervention, along with other special academic support programs and
services. The OMSS also sponsors numerous cultural events, supports diverse
student organizations, promotes community outreach efforts, consults and holds
joint programming sessions with support services offices, and encourages staff
and faculty involvement in multicultural student assistance programs. In
addition, the OMSS staff assists students with financial, academic,
postgraduate, and personal matters. The OMSS administers the Academic Success
Institute, an eight-week intensive program in college level English,
mathematics, history and academic skills designed for multicultural freshmen.
protective services unit exists for the protection of people and property within
and adjacent to the university community. The staff of certified (commissioned)
police officers strive to provide a safe and secure campus environment. This is
done through enforcement as well as engaging in activities with the offices of
Student Life and Residence Life to promote safety and responsible behavior.
Protective Services is operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
unit also is responsible for campus parking. Space is very limited. Lots
designated as commuter parking for students and staff are controlled by permits
sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
OFFICE OF STUDENT
Main Hall, (608)785-8062
The Office of
Student Life staff strives to serve as advocates to promote the interest of
students within the university. Their goal is to help facilitate student success
by maximizing the use of the services available and to intervene on students'
behalf when requested and appropriate. Staff are prepared to address the
- advising and referral of students who experience
- investigation of student complaints (ombuds role)
- advocacy and advisement for returning adult students
(non-traditional aged) www.uwlax.edu/ReturningAdults
Office of Student Life also is designated with the responsibility of enforcing
the various conduct codes on campus, which can be found in the Eagle Eye www.uwlax.edu/StudentLife/main2.html
. Students, who
experience harassment or discrimination or have questions regarding their rights
and responsibilities, should visit the Office of Student Life for confidential
advice and guidance.
addition, the staff can provide mediation services to students who may
experience interpersonal conflict(s) and are interested in working toward
In 1989, the
Board of Regents adopted an administrative code Chapter UWS 14, which covers
academic misconduct. Its principles state that "The Board of Regents,
administrators, faculty, academic staff, and students of the University of
Wisconsin System believe that academic honesty and integrity are fundamental to
the mission of higher education and of the University of Wisconsin system. The
University has a responsibility to promote academic honesty and integrity and to
develop procedures to deal effectively with instances of academic dishonesty.
Students are responsible for the honest completion and representation of their
work, for the appropriate citation of sources, and for respect of others'
academic endeavors. Students who violate these standards must be confronted and
must accept the consequences of their actions."
Board also revised Chapter UWS 17, which covers non-academic misconduct. In it,
they state that "The Board of Regents, administration, faculty, academic
staff and students of the University of Wisconsin system believe that the
teaching, learning, research and service activities of the university can
flourish only in an environment that is safe from violence and free of
harassment, fraud, theft, disruption and intimidation. The university has a
responsibility to identify basic standards of non-academic conduct necessary to
protect the community, and to develop procedures to deal effectively with
instances of misconduct while observing the procedural and substantive rights of
students. Any person who violates state or federal laws on university property
may face prosecution in the appropriate courts. In addition, students, faculty
or staff who violate university standards are subject to university disciplinary
procedures in both Chapters 14 and 17 describe the actions that the university
may take in response to student misconduct; they define the conduct that is
prohibited; and they outline the procedures that are to be used to resolve
allegations of misconduct. The UW-L student disciplinary procedures are
identical to those in UWS 14 and UWS 17. These documents can be found in the
Eagle Eye, available at the Office of Student Life Web site,
It also includes UWS Chapter 18, "Conduct on University
Lands," which describes prohibited behavior and parking regulations.
students at UW-L have adopted the following honor statement: "We, the
students of UW-La Crosse, believe that academic honesty and integrity are
fundamental to the mission of higher education. We, as students, are responsible
for the honest completion and representation of our work and respect for others'
academic endeavors. We, as students, and responsible citizens of the city of La
Crosse, will aim to uphold the integrity of the university throughout the La
Crosse community. It is our individual responsibility as students to uphold
these ethical standards and to respect the character of the individuals and the
ORGANIZATIONS AND ACTIVITIES
many opportunities for campus and community involvement at the graduate level.
The Involvement Center, 222 Cartwright Center, promotes volunteerism and
involvement. The staff has access to a wide variety of resources to match
opportunities with students' interests. They also present programs to classes
The Pride Center, 223 Cartwright Center, can assist student organizations
and individual students, faculty, and staff in understanding and valuing the
lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersexes, queer, and questioning (LGBTIQQ)
population. It provides resources and educational programs that encourage the
acceptance, respect, and appreciation of LGBTIQQ students, faculty, and staff.
They also provide training for individuals interested in becoming an ally to the
are 150 student organizations, which focus on departmental/professional
interests, social organizations, honor societies, human diversity, religious and
spiritual areas, service, special interests, social activism, sports and
The Recognized Student Organizations Guide, available at the Student Activities and Centers
Office, 212 Cartwright Center or on the Web at www.uwlax.edu/sac/StuOrgs
has descriptions of
each organization. The Student Senate, the Faculty Senate-appointed Graduate
Council and Graduate Curriculum Committee each has graduate student
Graduate Student Organization (GSO) is a recognized university student
organization for all graduate students, which is led by elected student
officers. Each year the GSO implements a variety of professional development
activities such as; graduate research orientation, use of instructional
technology, and career counseling. Travel funds are available, on a competitive
basis from the GSO for students enrolled in a program and are presenting or
attending professional conferences. A competitive Graduate Student Research
Grant program is also available. Contact the Office of University Graduate
Studies (608) 785-8124, for information about the GSO or funding opportunities.
of Wisconsin-La Crosse Alumni Association
& Friends Center
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Alumni Association builds relationships with
alumni, students and the university. These lifelong relationships are the
foundation of our program.
you graduate, you will join more than 53,000 alums, living in 59 different
countries that have earned degrees from UW. One of the easiest ways to stay
connected to the university is through the UW Alumni Association. The Alumni
Association organizes events all over the world to bring alumni together. Our
goal is to connect alumni to the university and to each other. Any graduate,
former student, faculty and friend of the university is eligible to join.
UW-L Alumni Association
For you. For La Crosse. For a lifetime.
LIAISON UNITS WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY
of Continuing Education and Extension (CEE)
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
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. CEE also administers the Learning Community program within the Master
of Education-Professional Development Program (ME-PD) in partnership with the
department of educational studies.
workshops and other non-credit instructional programs are conducted for selected
professional audiences, as well as for the general public. The Learning in
Retirement programs are offered specifically for older adults. Continuing
education units (CEUs), Department of Public Instruction (DPI) clock hours or
health education continuing education contact hours (CECHs) are awarded when
humanities, and arts enrichment classes also are offered for upper elementary,
middle and high school students.
outreach courses and most non-credit instructional programs are offered in
partnership with UW-Extension. Distance learning technologies are used for
CEE staff work with faculty and off-campus individuals to host conferences and annual meetings of professional associations and other organizations.
Valley Archaeology Center (MVAC)
Center & Laboratories Building, (608)785-8463
MVAC is an
archaeological research, preservation, and public education organization that
conducts excavations and surveys, presents programs and speakers, and works with
archaeologists in the sociology/ archaeology department to provide opportunities
for student participation in archaeological research. MVAC has its
administrative offices in the Archaeology Center and Laboratories Building. This
facility also is used to train students in archaeological methods. The
archaeology laboratory is a location for much course-related student research,
and contains space to curate artifacts recovered from field projects. The Center
also provides archaeological and historical consulting services for developers
and governmental agencies. Field studies are conducted annually to learn about
the prehistoric and early historic cultures of the upper Mississippi River
Valley. The MVAC Web site contains much information on the archaeology of the
upper Mississippi River.
Summer Programs at Pigeon Lake Field Station
University of Wisconsin System sponsors summer programs at Pigeon Lake Field
Station near Drummond, Wis. Appropriate course work successfully completed at
Pigeon Lake is credited as resident study by the university.
Lake Field Station is a natural laboratory in the heart of the Chequamegon
National Forest. Sixteen rustic cabins (each accommodating eight students), a
dining hall, recreation hall, and three classroom/ laboratory buildings are
situated near the lake's 1,400-foot shoreline. Excellent facilities are
available for boating, swimming and fishing.
and undergraduate courses are publicized in the early spring. For further
details, contact the Dean of the College of Science and Allied Health.
of Wisconsin-La Crosse Planetarium
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 at public programs on Monday evenings. Each program
also includes a multi-media presentation on various subjects in astronomy and
space science. A music, light and laser show, “Album Encounters,” features
rock artists on Thursday evenings. For information on current programs, call
785-8669, or check the Web site.
The River Studies
Hall, (608) 785-8261
created in 1972, is a non-curricular unit established to focus on research and
informational programs pertinent to the Upper Mississippi River and its related
resources. During the past 30 years, the Center has expanded its research
program to other aquatic resources, including rivers, streams, lakes, and
wetlands across Wisconsin, the Upper Midwest, and the nation. The Center has
extensive interdisciplinary collaborative partnerships with several state and
federal agencies and with other universities, including the U.S. Geological
Survey, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the Minnesota Pollution
Control Agency, the National Park Service, the University of Wisconsin-Madison,
and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Faculty affiliated with the Center
are highly competitive and successful in securing financial support for
sustained aquatic environmental research. Scholarly investigations by the Center
have provided research opportunities to nearly 100 graduate students and more
than 250 undergraduates. The research of Center faculty addresses resource
issues and environmental pollutants and contaminants that have caused widespread
degradation of our aquatic resources.
Business Development Center (SBDC)
helps owners start and grow their business through research, on-site programs,
advising and educational programming. The SBDC is located in 120 Wimberly Hall.
As one of Wisconsin's Small Business Development Centers, the SBDC uses a
variety of resources to help business managers solve their management
challenges. It provides clients with information and guidance in starting,
maintaining and expanding a small business. Funding from the Small Business
Administration supports no-cost advising services.
Case studies are sometimes conducted by advanced students under faculty
supervision. There also are internship and independent study opportunities.
In partnership with UW-Extension, the SBDC provides non-credit continuing
education programs for business people in the region. Topics include 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 is conducted for area business such as feasibility and
impact studies. Other research includes regional economic indicators,
demographic forecasts, and market research.
La Crosse Exercise and Health Program
This program is sponsored by the College of Education, Exercise Science, Health, and Recreation in conjunction with the La Crosse area medical profession. The program comprises two community service units, Adult Fitness and Cardiac Rehabilitation, as well as professional units in research and educational services. Based on laboratory evaluations, individualized programs of diet and exercise are developed by UW-L faculty and technicians in cooperation with area medical personnel. Graduate assistants and undergraduate fitness majors' assist during exercise periods in the Mitchell Hall pool and field house or during individual testing sessions in the human performance laboratory. Although it is not specifically instructional, the La Crosse Exercise and Health Program offers an opportunity for practical experience, particularly for students who major in exercise and sport science and health education. Both the graduate degree program in Clinical Exercise Physiology and the undergraduate program in exercise and sport science-fitness emphasis enroll students who rely heavily on the La Crosse Exercise and Health Program units for their clinical work and supervision opportunities.
La Crosse Medical Health Science Consortium, Inc.
Science Center, (608)785-5150
The La Crosse
Medical Health Science Consortium (LMHSC) is an alliance of two comprehensive
medical centers and three higher education institutions: Franciscan Skemp
Healthcare/Mayo Health System and Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center; and the
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Viterbo University, and Western Wisconsin
Technical College (WWTC). The five partners formed the consortium in 1993 to
address workforce issues; they incorporated as an independent 501(c) 3 a year
later because pooling their resources achieved more than any one of them could
do independently. Today, the collaboration is not only focused on creating a
skilled healthcare workforce, but also on facilitating improvements in regional
health and healthcare and supporting applied research in health and
medically-related disciplines. It serves a multi-county area in Western
Wisconsin, Northeastern Iowa, and Southeastern Minnesota.
The Consortium has had
four major accomplishments during its short history:
1. The Health Science Center, its first legacy project.
2. A regional telehealth network.
3. Collaboration to address health care workforce shortages.
4. A research institute, its newest legacy project.
The $27.1 million
Health Science Center (HSC) opened in 2000. It was funded from four primary
sources: $13.7 million from WISTAR-Wisconsin Initiative for State Technology and
Applied Research (through UW-L), $8 million in regional and national grants and
charitable gifts (through all five partners), $3.65 million in local tax dollars
(through a WWTC-led referendum), and $1.75 million for the building site and
equipment (through WWTC). The HSC is located between the UW-L and WWTC campuses.
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