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Science & Math Career Forum 2023

Are you wondering, what can I do with my science or math major? Or how do you build relationships with potential employers? Come explore and practice at the Science & Math Career Forum! Employers will be recruiting for open positions too.

UWL's Academic Advising Center & Career Services is sponsoring an upcoming event for students with majors/minors in:

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Geography
  • Math
  • Microbiology
  • Physics
  • Statistics

Students, watch this video to hear about why you should attend and what to expect with employers. Faculty, watch this video about the benefits of attending the forum.

Alumni Panel: 10 a.m.-11 a.m.
Hear directly from a panel of UW alumni who are scientists and mathematicians about their experiences and how to prepare for a career. Attend and enter drawing for prizes!

Networking: 11 a.m.-2p.m.
Connect one on one with employers and scientists from regional organizations about career opportunities. Up to 50 employers will share potential career paths and open positions.

Also, come take a look inside Mandli Communication's future-focused data collection vehicle. The X35 collects highly-detailed, geolocated pavement and asset data, simultaneously streamlining and automating processes for departments of transportation, airports, construction companies, engineering firms, emergency services, and more. The vehicle will be parked near the south entrance of the student union.

Business casual dress is encouraged. Preparation tips will be provided with registration. However, registration is not required to attend!

Event co-sponsored with the College of Science & Health, Actuary Club, Chemistry & Biochemistry Club, DiSTEM, Microbiology Club, and more.


Applications soon accepted for Prairie Springs Excellence Awards

UW-La Crosse students or instructors who have made substantial and sustainable contributions to environmental studies and education, conservation, ecological technology or the protection of wildlife or their habitat are encouraged to apply for the Prairie Springs Excellence awards. 

Applications for the inaugural Prairie Springs Faculty and Student Excellence Awards will be accepted from Monday, February 6, through Friday, February 24, 2023

There are two, $1,000 Prairie Springs Excellence Awards. One, $1,000 award will be given to a UWL undergraduate, and a second $1,000 award will go to a UWL instructor (including tenure-track faculty and instructional academic staff). Both awards are funded by Prairie Springs: The Paul Fleckenstein Trust. In 2018, UWL received $2 million from the trust, which named UWL's science labs building and is working to transform science education on campus. 

The awards are intended to encourage UWL instructors and undergraduates to continue the environmental education and conservation work that were the passion of the trustee, the late Paul Fleckenstein, and to inspire others to do the same. 

Award winners will be announced by the end of April 2023. 

How to apply 

Encourage UWL students and instructors to review the criteria for the award and apply by filling out the short application on the Prairie Springs Excellence Award website. Applicants will also be required to submit two references. 

Questions? Contact UWL faculty member Kelly Sultzbach.


Spring '24, Call for Proposals: Consortium for Transatlantic Studies & Scholarship: Info for Institutions & Faculty

New UWL Intl Exchange Partner:  Universidad de Alcalá (Spain) has invited UWL faculty to consider applying for the Consortium for Transatlantic Studies & Scholarship program to teach a course during the Spring 2024.  Alcala is always looking for faculty who can commit to teaching a 45-hour course (3 credits) in the field of social sciences, humanities, and professional studies with a comparative transatlantic perspective and recruit at least 3 students. The program has a comprehensive international nature since it involves professors and students from different universities.  Faculty only need to be in Spain for 3-4 weeks.

For more information and questions, please visit the Consortium for Transatlantic website for more information.


Deadline is March 1 for University Staff Excellence Award nominations

Seeking nominations for the University Staff Excellence Award

Do you know a university staff employee who goes above and beyond in the following categories? 

  • performance excellence 
  • personal interaction
  • initiative and creativity 
  • support of the university and its mission 

The Excellence Award consists of an $800 honorarium to be used for professional development and a UWL recognition plaque. 

Recipients must be UWL university staff who have been employed for a minimum of 12 months. University staff is defined as non-instructional support staff including administrative support, crafts workers and building trades, laborers and service workers. 

Nominations may come from a college, department or division unit. Nominations may also come from university staff, academic staff, administrators, faculty, students and self-nominations. University staff who have been previously nominated may be re-nominated. 

Nominations and optional letters of support are due to the selection committee no later than 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, March 1.  

For additional information about the University Staff Excellence Award and to submit nominations and optional letters of support, visit: 

For questions, please contact the University Staff Excellence Award Committee at 


Spring Break or Spring Broke?

Vacations are expensive. Want to make sure you have more than just sand dollars in your wallet? Get a head start on your spring break planning, so that your visit to the coastlines won't be so costly. We'll also give you tips on how to keep your $$ safe when traveling.

Those students who are in attendance at our events have the chance to win a $50 scholarship! Win a scholarship for learning life-skills — “It just make$ cents!” 

Enjoy FREE pizza too! See you there!


FAFSA Workshop

Need help filling out your FAFSA? Look no further. Enjoy this demo and walk-through, so you can get a head start on applying to your federal student aid. There are benefits to applying early, come learn why!


Apply: Three, $12,000 fellowships to be awarded to students

Do you know a student who would benefit from a community-engaged fellowship?

Three $12,000 fellowships will be awarded to students who are chosen for these one-year experiences beginning before June 1, 2023. Two fellowships will be with WisCorps and one fellowship will be with the La Crosse Community Foundation.

These fellowships can be thought of as closely mentored internships that provide hands-on experience with potential to take on independent projects. The fellowships are intended to provide community-engaged experiential learning opportunities for students from any field of study.

The application window runs from Monday, Jan. 30 through Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023. Applicants will be notified if they've been selected for a fellowship by Wednesday, March 8, 2023.

Please contact the Community Engagement Coordinator Lisa Klein at with any questions.


University Staff Professional Development Grant Applications Due Feb. 1

The University Staff Council is excited to announce its next Professional Development Grant opportunity. Any university staff member currently employed in an ongoing position that has completed at least one continuous year of employment at UWL is eligible to apply for a University Staff Professional Development Grant. The grant funds can be used to attend a conference, seminar, or other non-credit training opportunity that will enhance or improve your job role. Read more about the University Staff Professional Development Grant

Apply by Feb. 1 for events taking place between March 1, 2023 - June 30, 2023. Future grant cycles will occur to fund future events.

Review a Sample Application

Complete the Grant Application

Need ideas on what to apply for? 

  • Check out non-credit opportunities at UW-La Crosse or online.
  • Talk to your supervisor or department chair about upcoming seminars or training opportunities related to your job area.

Questions? Contact Nicole Novak at


Planetarium show Feb. 3 features Pink Floyd "Animals"

The next planetarium multimedia light and laser show will feature Pink Floyd "Animals." The cost is $5. Visit the planetarium website for more information. The Planetarium is Room 20, in the basement of Cowley Hall.


Murphy Library Notes

UWL instructors - request a library instruction session

Don’t forget to request your library instruction sessions for the spring semester!  

Murphy Library offers a variety of options to choose from when you schedule an instruction session. Librarians can deliver synchronous instruction either face-to-face or online as well as asynchronous instruction in the form of Canvas modules and Library Subject Guides.  

All instruction sessions are designed around your research assignment and cover the following broad topics:

  1. How to use the library’s resources (Search@UW, research databases)
  2. Strategies for effective searching
  3. Time for students to work and ask questions 

To request a session, please submit a Library Instruction Request Form.


Murphy Library - Spring 2023 Hours

Murphy Library is open during the following hours for spring semester 2023. For the full list of hours, including those for Reference Services, Special Collections/Area Research Center, breaks, finals, and our Live Facility Counts, visit the Murphy Library website.

Spring hours: January 23 - May 5    

      Sunday: 11 a.m. - midnight

      Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - midnight

      Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

      Saturday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.


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