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Financing to study abroad

Does the thought of studying abroad sound appealing to you? Wondering if you could ever afford it? Join us to learn about the various overseas opportunities and how to finance a study abroad experience. Getting started early is key!

Enjoy FREE pizza and a chance to win a $50 scholarship! 


Scholar Scoops

Let the Scholarship Resource Center fill you in and give you the best scoops of advice when applying to scholarships. We want to help you be successful in finding and applying for scholarships that fit you best. Have a scoop of ice cream from us and learn the tactics of writing a winning essay too!

Enjoy FREE ice cream and a chance to win a $50 scholarship! 


Nuclear Medicine Technology Internship Night

Never heard of nuclear medicine? Well, this is your chance to learn about one of the fastest growing and highest paying healthcare careers you can earn in just four years! The event will start with a presentation on what nuclear medicine is, followed by a chance to talk to representatives from over eight nuclear medicine technology clinical internship sites. Talk to real healthcare professionals and current students who work at some of the best radiology departments not only in the Midwest but nationally. Earning a degree in nuclear medicine has a lot of career pathways including, but not limited to becoming a radiochemist, physicist assistant, radiology supervisor, physician assistant, healthcare educator, healthcare informatics specialist and many more. If you can't attend the event, but want to know more about nuclear medicine, please join the NMT club or contact the program director. Hope to see you there!


October Public Planetarium Program

The October planetarium program is "Explorers of Mauna Kea."This is a talk on the current evening sky, followed by a multimedia audiovisual presentation. The cost is $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors. The Planetarium is in room 20, in the basement of Cowley Hall. 


Album Encounter Oct. 7

The next Album Encounter multimedia light and laser show will feature Muse, "Will of the People."
The cost is $5. More information at


Winter 2023 Civil Rights Pilgrimage information session

Want to visit 10 historic southern cities and more than 15 museums and historic sites over 10 days, Jan. 6-16, 2023?  Plan to attend the Civil Rights Pilgrimage information session either at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, in 2031 Centennial Hall or at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12 in 2031 Centennial Hall. Direct all inquiries to Professor Richard Breaux at


Academic Staff Award recipients honored

Recipients of the 2022 UWL Academic Staff Excellence Award and Academic Program Excellence Award will be honored at the Academic Staff Kick-off at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the Hall of Nations, Centennial Hall. Award winners include Dawn Hays, Campus Child Center, Excellence Award individual winner, and the Academic Advising Center & Career Services Office, which received the Academic Staff Council’s inaugural Academic Staff Council Program Excellence Award. The reception is open to all.


UWL Surplus Auction through Oct. 10

UWL will conduct a sale of surplus property in partnership with the online auctions site, through Monday, Oct. 10, 2022. Pre-registration and a bidder number is required prior to submitting bids. Terms and conditions of sale, along with contact information can be found on the auction's website. This auction is located under UW-La Crosse auction number 22-1135.  On the auction is a 2010 jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo.


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William Ross
awarded William Ross Management
awarded UWL Chem-BioChem Club [dept/major/org/affiliation]
Kyle CluppertThomas KernozekRachel KiminskiDrew RutherfordCori Williams
published Owen Mills, Becky Heinert, Kyle Cluppert, Thomas Kernozek, Rachel Kiminski, Drew Rutherford and Cori Williams Gundersen Health System, Physical Therapy and Athletics
Delanie Johnson
awarded Cherrylee Sherry, Lauren Witt and Delanie Johnson Public Health and Community Health Education
Christine Ascencio
published Christine Ascencio Management
Anthony Chergosky
interviewed Anthony Chergosky Political Science & Public Administration
Weixu Lu
published Weixu Lu Communication Studies
Michael Albrecht
published Michael Albrecht Communication Studies

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Heidi Reid, Student Health Center thanks Cheryl Vickery, Student Health Center

Thanks to Cheryl Vickery, Student Health Center, for being so welcoming. I am new to the Student Health Center and you have been so very helpful and kind!
— Heidi Reid, Student Health Center

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Heidi Reid, Student Health Center thanks Samantha Roesler, Student Health Center

Thanks to Samantha Roesler, Student Health Center, for your assistance at the Student Health Center. I am new to the campus and you have so helpful and kind. THANK YOU for all you do!
— Heidi Reid, Student Health Center

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Heidi Reid, Student Health Center thanks Allison Benzing, Student Health Center

Thanks to Allison Benzing, Student Health Center, for helping us help a student by making sure we had the medication that was needed! We all really appreciate you for all you do!
— Heidi Reid, Student Health Center

Dawn Hays
Dawn Hays, Campus Child Center thanks Tammy Fisher, Music and the Screaming Eagles Marching Band

Thanks to Tammy Fisher, Music, and the Screaming Eagles Marching Band for joining the Campus Child Center for our Oktoberfest Parade. The music and energy of the band members brings a great joy to the children and staff!
— Dawn Hays, Campus Child Center

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Dawn Hays, Campus Child Center thanks Troy Richter, Parking Utility

Thanks to Troy Richter, Parking Utility, for serving as the parade announcer during the Campus Child Center Oktoberfest parade. Thank you for sharing your energy and enthusiasm with us!
— Dawn Hays, Campus Child Center

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Dawn Hays, Campus Child Center thanks David Pehl, University Police Services

Thanks to David Pehl, University Police Services for leading the Campus Child Center parade with your squad car. We appreciate your partnership!
— Dawn Hays, Campus Child Center

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Dawn Hays, Campus Child Center thanks Michael Slevin, University Centers

Thanks to Michael Slevin, University Centers, for ensuring the Campus Child Center had a sound system for the Oktoberfest parade. We appreciate your partnership!
— Dawn Hays, Campus Child Center


Tom Claflin Distinguished Faculty Member in Biology

Tom Claflin, a distinguished faculty member in Biology from 1966-2001, died Sept. 23. Tom was born in Ripon, Wisconsin, and graduated from high school in Aberdeen, South Dakota. In 1961, he received his bachelor of science degree from Northern State Teachers College in Aberdeen; his master's degree in 1963 from South Dakota State University and his doctoral degree in 1966 from the University of South Dakota. Upon receipt of his doctoral degree, he moved his family to La Crosse where he joined the UWL Biology Department.

Tom had a remarkable career and impacted many students, faculty, and staff during his 35 years at UWL. Tom’s contributions to the campus and community are extraordinary. Share your condolences for the Claflin family on funeral home website.

Tom’s family invites the campus community to join them for a celebration of life from 5-8 p.m. Thursday Oct. 6, on campus at the Cleary Alumni and Friends Center. A message from the family:

“Although he would prefer a party to a wake, he also never liked people making a fuss over him. Please come as you are, and feel free to wear CUBS or Badgers apparel. If you cannot make it, please find some water, throw in a rock or two, drop a line in and try and catch a fish, go for a boat ride, and remember him as he was. He would like that.”

Please keep Tom’s wife Louise and his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers. For more information see the obituary.

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Women and vascular health, seeking study participants Wanted

UWL's Exercise and Sports Science Department is seeking research participants on an IRB approved study. Alissa Koenke and Jacob Caldwell are conducting research on how a nitrate supplement impacts blood vessel function in hypertensive, post-menopausal women. If interested or have questions, contact Alissa Koenke ( Please share with anybody in the community who may be interested. Thank you for helping us improve the health of those in our community! For more information, contact Jacob Caldwell at 608.785.8684 or

Help Wanted: Personal Care Providers Wanted

We are hiring a couple of care providers to work in our Sparta home assisting two 37-year-old ladies who have significant cerebral palsy. You will assist with personal cares, activities of daily living, and recreation. This position can be flexible to work with your schedule. Weekdays and weekends are available. You will be earning money while working in a positive environment and building your resume. A CNA certificate is not required – we will train you. Starting wage is $16 per hour. For more information, contact Diane at 608.269.5148 or 608.633.0639 (after 4:30 p.m., or on weekends).