Events and Activities

During the Spring, 2014 semester SAPA will be meeting on Mondays, starting at 6:15 pm in 2140 Centennial Hall.  This is the Student Support Services (SSS) Resource room.  If this time does not work for you, please let us know.   If you can't attend our meetings but want to stay informed, we can add you to our email list and send you the minutes to our meetings.  Everyone is welcome to join us.


SAPA members are in the process of planning more events for the Spring 2014 semester.  We hope to sponsor a speaker sometime in the Spring semester.  We also hope to be invited to several classes for panel discussions during the Spring semester.  Please join us to help plan these and other events.





SAPA panel discussions

During the Fall, 2013 semester, SAPA was invited into several classrooms to facilitate a panel discussion about issues related to disability.  SAPA panel members attended two UW-L 100 classes, three EFN 205 classes, two RTH classes, two WGS classes and two POL classes.  SAPA members discussed issues related to disability and answered questions from the class members.  We want to thank them for the invitation because we think panel discussions are an excellent way to educate ourselves and others about disability from several different perspectives.  We hope to be invited again to several more classes during the spring semester.


Wheelchair Basketball Tournament

On November 16, 2013 SAPA had a team in the Adaptive Phy. Ed. sponsored wheelchair basketball tournament.  Check out the photos of the SAPA team on the SAPA facebook page.  We had a great time as usual. 


13th annual Most Accessible Gingerbread Competition

SAPA sponsored the 13th annual Accessible Gingerbread competition on December 3rd, 2013.   About 35 students participated in this event this year, having lots of fun while relieving the stress of finals, and possibly even learning a little about accessibility.  Once again, people were very creative in designing and building their unique structures.  SAPA wants to thank all of you who took time out of your busy schedules to make the event such a fun time.  Check out photos from the event on SAPA's facebook page.  Also, thank you to Teri Talpe and Murphy Library for displaying some of the creations. 


31st annual Most Accessible Awards Ceremony

Monday, February 24, 2014 - SAPA's 31st annual Most Accessible Awards Ceremony.  4 to 5 pm.  Hall of Nations, Centennial Hall.  Please join us as we honor faculty, staff and departments who help make UW-L accessible to all students.





30th annual Most Accessible Awards Ceremony

SAPA sponsored the 30th annual Most Accessible Awards Ceremony on Feb. 25, 2013.  46 faculty, Instructional Academic Staff, non-Instructional Academic Staff, Classified Staff and Administrators were nominated for these awards.  8 Departments and Units were also nominated.  Thank you to the SAPA Past-Presidents, Stacy Fuehrer, Bill Schultz, Ryan Nell and Amanda Framberg for your presentations.  We also want to thank SAPA's Past Advisor, Jim Joque, for his kind words.  Also, thank you to Chancellor Joe Gow for welcoming everyone to this event.  SAPA recognized faculty, staff, administrators and departments who have helped to make UW-L accessible to students with a disability.   Everyone who was nominated in 2012 received a certificate and gift as a token of our appreciation.  3 engraved plaques were given to nominees who were voted as "Most Accessible" for 2012.  

2012 Most Accessible Faculty award: 

Dr. Terry Lilley, Jr., Assistant Professor, Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies

2012 Most Accommodating Staff award: 

Will Vanroosenbeek, Campus Climate & Diversity;  Director, Pride Center

2012 Most Accessible Department award: 

Student Support Services, Mary Coady, Director 



Events and activities sponsored or co-sponsored by SAPA in the past

Speakers: Dr. Jane Fernandes, Courtney Bent, Sarah Entine, Jon Wos, Kevin Connolly, Mark Zupan, Nelson Lauver, Harriet McBryde Johnson, Henry Holden, Carol Gignoux, Jeff Charlebois, Richard Lubin, Richard Harris, Alvin Law, Stephanie Cunningham, Don Bartlette, Steve Johnson.

Entertainers/Comedians: Dancing Wheels, Peter Leidy, Michael Aronin, Afi-Tiombe Kambon,

Wheelchair Basketball Tournaments


  • Shooting Beauty, Everyone Deserves a Shot
  • Read Me Differently
  • Murderball
  • Million Dollar Baby
  • A Beautiful Mind
  • The Sea Inside
  • Offense Taken
  • Music Within
SAPA members have also participated in panel discussions on the UW-L campus as well as at area high schools.