November 3rd & 4th
The Radisson Hotel in La Crosse, WI
This Year's Theme: 
Wisconsin History








Michael Edmonds
Wisconsin Historical Society
Wisconsin History Resources
Deputy Administrator, Library/Archives


Patty Loew
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Native Americans in Wisconsin History


Patty Loew is an associate professor in the Department of Life Sciences Communication at UW-Madison, where she teaches Native American Environmental Issues and the Media and Digital Video Documentary production. She also produces documentary segments and hosts In Wisconsin, a statewide news and public affairs for Wisconsin Public Television. An enrolled member of the Bad River Band of of Lake Superior Ojibwe, Loew has produced more than a dozen award-winning documentaries on Native American topics, including "Spring of Discontent," which aired regionally on ABC affiliates and "Nation Within a Nation" which aired nationally on PBS. Her book, Indian Nations of Wisconsin: Histories of Endurance and Renewal , won the Wisconsin Library Association 2002 Outstanding Achievement Recognition Award. In 2003, the State Historical Society's Office of School Services published a children's version of the book. In 1998, Loew received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Journalism and Mass Communication. In recognition of her work with Native communities, she has been awarded honorary degrees from Northland College in Ashland and Edgewood College in Madison.

Joel Sipress
University of Wisconsin-Superior
Wisconsin History


General Information


The Radisson Hotel
200 Harborview Plaza
La Crosse, WI 54601
Telephone:  608-784-6680
Fax:             608-782-6430
Web-Site: www.radisson.com/lacrossewi
A Map and Directions can be found on the Radisson web-site.

We will provide:

  • Assorted pastries and beverages in the morning
  • Lunch (entrees TBD)
  • An afternoon break with assorted cookies, seasonal fruit, and beverages




Information coming soon

Revised 08/25/2008  


University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, 1725 State Street, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601 (608) 785-8351

All material Copyright 2007 by the University of Wisconsin and the Board of Regents of 

the University of Wisconsin System