With a deep commitment to UWL's tradition and innovation, our purpose is to engage alumni, friends, corporations, and foundations to raise the financial support necessary to advance the University’s mission and vision.

Events on campus and in the community are some of the ways we show our appreciation and engage UWL donors and friends. 

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Emeriti Faculty Breakfast

Monthly breakfast and speaker events are offered during the academic year (September-December and February-May). Retirees and Emeriti receive an invitation through their Eagle email account. If you are not currently receiving the notification, please contact ITS so they may correct the problem.

September 1, 2016, Retiree Breakfast event at Eagle Hall: three rooms were named for the Baird Sisters, Myrtle Trowbridge and Emma Wilder.


Scholarship & Awards Reception

Takes place each spring during the third week of April.

Annual Donor Recognition Events

Information coming soon!

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  • English Department William J. and Yvonne Hyde Colloquium Series

    The English Department's William J. and Yvonne Hyde Colloquium Series will host UWL Assistant English Professor Tom Jesse. Jesse will present  “‘But Nobody Says So’: On John Ashbery’s Later Prose Poems” from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, in 104 Wimberly. The event is open to the public. 
    Here is the abstract:
    Over the course of a career that began in the mid-1950s, American poet John Ashbery (1927-2017) published 28 collections of poems, won nearly every major award an American poet can win (including 1976’s “Triple Crown”: The Pulitzer Prize, The National Book Award, and The National Book Critics Circle Award), and attracted a large following of critics and scholars who have made his work the subject of countless reviews, monographs, journal articles, and dissertations. Comparatively little has been written, however, about his occasional use of prose forms throughout his lengthy career—and critics have been especially hesitant to engage with the prose poems published after the year 2000 (i.e., Ashbery’s “later period”). This presentation focuses exclusively on these recent prose poems to argue that, far from being an afterthought in the poet’s vast oeuvre, these texts actually represent some of Ashbery’s most innovative and entertaining experiments with language over the past twenty years. As readers and critics begin to assess the complete trajectory of Ashbery’s writing life, they can no longer afford to ignore the poet’s comedic, satiric, and—above all else—playful forays into the world of prose poetry.
  • Distinguished Lecture Series

The UW-La Crosse Distinguished Lecture Series in Physics (DLS) is co-sponsored by the UW-La Crosse Foundation, the Department of Physics, the College of Science and Health, and Wettstein's.  

The purpose of the series is to bring to La Crosse each year a world-renowned physicist whose significant accomplishments and communication skills can inspire and enrich the careers of students, faculty, and the community in general.  

See past Distinguished Lectures here. 

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Prairie Springs Speaker Series

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