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With many men headed to war in 1918, there wasn't enough interest from the La Crosse Normal School to form a band, so La Crosse Normal President Fassett Cotton recruited young men from Central High School. They are posing for a practice session in front of the unfinished physical education building, which was eventually named Wittich Hall. While construction started on the building in 1916, it was stopped during WWI, later opening in 1920. The university closed in mid-October 1918 due to the 1918 flu epidemic. Photo taken from the 1919 yearbook, courtesy of UWL Murphy Library Special Collections. How do pandemics change us? Posted 2:38 p.m. Monday, June 21, 2021 Professors share history lessons that could predict shifts in our post-pandemic lives. Read more about How do pandemics change us? Juneteenth Freedom Day Juneteenth Posted 2:27 p.m. Thursday, June 17, 2021 The history of June 19 and the celebration in store in 2021 Read more about Juneteenth Peter Wilker, associate professor of microbiology, lectures during an immunology class at UW-La Crosse. Q & A addresses vaccine concerns, misconceptions Posted 8:37 a.m. Tuesday, April 13, 2021 UW-La Crosse infectious disease expert answers common questions about vaccine safety, efficacy and more Read more about Q & A addresses vaccine concerns, misconceptions Teachers participate in a 2017 workshop at UW-La Crosse where they built robots and learned about new ways to incorporate STEM — or science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts — in their classrooms. Physics doesn’t have to be hard! Posted 10:51 a.m. Tuesday, April 13, 2021 Five strategies every physics teacher should know Read more about Physics doesn’t have to be hard! Laptop computer on a desk. Monitor has the words: remote work. Will work from home become the norm? Posted 3:09 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, 2021 UWL expert explains telecommuting benefits, challenges and the future of work Read more about Will work from home become the norm? 2019 photo of students walking on a campus sidewalk, recently cleared of snow. The best ice melt Posted 10:51 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021 Chemist explains what he buys for a slip-free winter  Read more about The best ice melt Graduation cap with words, Virtual graduation party ideas Posted 7:54 a.m. Monday, Dec. 7, 2020 8 ways to make your big day extra special — even at a distance Read more about Virtual graduation party ideas Political Science Professor Tim Dale shared How to talk politics with friends Posted 10:25 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020 With intense political polarization, these tips can keep conversations friendly and productive   Read more about How to talk politics with friends UW-La Crosse graduate Maria Lee discovered physical therapy after volunteering at a local hospital and job shadowing. College advisors recommend learning about health careers in an active way like this. What are the best healthcare degrees? Posted 9:05 a.m. Friday, July 23, 2021 Five tips to finding your path in healthcare from our pre-health career expert Read more about What are the best healthcare degrees? Pair an app with a hiking trail for added fun and challenge. Fun outdoor activities to do while social distancing Posted 3:25 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, 2020 Looking for things to do near you? Here are 8 creative ideas courtesy of recreation specialists Read more about Fun outdoor activities to do while social distancing