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McNair Scholars open house

Come visit the McNair office during an open house from 10 a.m. 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2101 Centennial Hall. Stop by to speak to staff, current scholars, and pick up an application. McNair offers:

- paid undergraduate research opportunities
- free GRE prep classes
- graduate school application assistance
- comprehensive advising supporting goals


Getting to know our afghan neighbors

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Viterbo University, and Western Technical College will be hosting a second discussion to help the community understand and support new Afghan neighbors. The topics we will be coving during this event are U.S. refugee resettlement program basics, special immigrant visas, and tips for community members when interacting with Afghan neighbors. 

Meet the panelists:

Genevieve Levy has a background in International Relations with a focus on peoples and nationalities and has worked in direct social services since 2005. Her experience working with the Afghan communities in Sacramento, CA began in 2015 after starting and overseeing a refugee resettlement program from 2015-21. Sacramento is now home to the largest Afghan community in the United States. Levy now works in the CA State Assembly as a District Director and has continued to support the local Afghan community in Sacramento. Levy and her colleagues have provided this presentation on over 30 occasions over the last five years to medical professionals, educational institutions, direct social service providers, and the general public for educational (and appreciation) purposes. 

Nemat Sadat worked as translator/cultural advisor for US Armed Forces in Afghanistan from 2010-14. He graduated from law school in Afghanistan and continued his education here at Mcgeorge School of law. Nemat finished his LLM degree in 2019 and start his new/current job with Sacramento District Attorney's Office in late 2019. He worked from May 2015-Dec 2019 as a refugee resettlement coordinator.


Veterans Day campaign: Honoring Their Service

Students, staff and faculty that have served in the Armed Forces are invited to submit their info for the Honoring Their Service campaign. The Veteran Educational Benefits Office will create a placard to recognize the person's military service on the campus digital signs during the week surrounding Veterans Day, Nov. 8-12.

Student survey link: 

Staff/Faculty survey link:

Questions may be directed to Jane Brannan, Veteran Educational Benefits Office, 608-785-8751 or



UWL surplus auction ending Oct. 25

UWL will conduct a sale of surplus property in partnership with the online auction site running through Oct. 25. Pre-registration and a bidder number are 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 System multi locations auction number 211172.  A few of the items include: wood bookshelves, file cabinets, desks, metal cabinets, shelves and more.


Thomas Harris retirement party set for Oct. 31

Celebrate Thomas Harris's legacy and retirement from 1-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, in Myrick Park Center. A program will begin at 4 p.m. Fore more information visit: Masks required.


My Maroon apron meal kits

Looking for a free healthy meal to prepare? My Maroon apron meal kits are available for pickup from 9-10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, at the Student Union lawn. Sponsored by UWL along with La Crosse community gardens and the Hunger Task Force.


Public Planetarium Program sets October dates

The October Public Planetarium Program is "Fall Sky Legends." The presentations will start at 1 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 23 and 30, in 20 Cowley Hall. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for others. Parking is available in the stadium lot. If it is full, park in the ramp.

For more information, contact Bob Allen at or 608.785.8669. See more about the planetarium at


The Doors' "Morrison Hotel" featured at Oct. 22 Album Encounters

The Album Encounters multimedia light and laser show will feature The Doors' "Morrison Hotel" at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, in 20 Cowley Hall. Admission is $5. Parking is available in the stadium lot. If it is full, park in the ramp.

For more information, contact Bob Allen at or 608.785.8669. See more about the planetarium at


Arts events

Gallery talk at the University Art Gallery featuring Linda Levinson and Zachary Stensen

In conjunction with the UWL 2021 Art Faculty Exhibition, Linda Levinson and Zachary Stensen will talk about their work in the gallery. Join them from noon-12:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, Main Gallery Center for the Arts, to hear about their latest art and the process of making it. Questions are welcomed during this discussion.



Gallery talk at the University Art Gallery will feature Josh Doster and Jennifer Williams

In conjunction with the UWL 2021 Art Faculty Exhibition, Josh Doster and Jennifer Williams will talk about their work in the gallery. Join them from noon-12:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, Main Gallery Center for the Arts, to hear about their latest art and the process of making it. Questions are welcomed during this discussion.


Murphy Library Notes

Faces of Murphy Library: Becca Strandlie

Get to know Becca Strandlie in the next Faces of Murphy Library post. As the Collection Development & Acquisitions Assistant, Strandlie is responsible for ordering the print books, ebooks, streaming videos and children’s books for the library’s collections. If a new book or film is being added to the library collection, it is very likely it has crossed her desk. Check out the blog to learn more about her.


News database trials

Libraries in the UW System are currently conducting trials of three news databases. Campus input will provide Murphy Library data to determine which news database will best support UWL.  

Access World News (Newsbank) 

Global, national, and regional news, featuring newspapers, newswires, magazines, and video in English and many other languages. 

The trial runs through Nov. 11.

Factiva World News (Dow Jones/ProQuest) 

News articles and business information from Dow Jones. National and international coverage. 

The trial runs through Nov.19.

Global Newsstream (ProQuest) 

Full-text international news content from the 1980s to the present. Includes the US Newsstream database as well as English and foreign language news from Canada, Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America and Australia. 

The trial runs through May 31, 2022 

Give feedback on these trials by completing this survey:  



Murphy Library crowdfunding campaign

Murphy Library has been proudly serving students at UWL for over 50 years, but the facility is starting to show its age. Without a budget increase in over 20 years, the most used yet underfunded resource, the study space, has gone relatively unchanged. To address this, Murphy Library has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds and purchase resources like furniture and power hubs that will better address the technological and collaborative needs of today’s UWL students.

Consider making a donation of any size, every little bit helps. If people are unable to donate, support the fundraising effort by sharing the crowdfunding website with friends and family on social media. Support is crucial to the efforts to better serve students. 

Here are the ways to make a donation: 

  • Contact Jenna Ives at the UWL Foundation ( or 608-785-5489) 


UWL In the News

Franciscan sisters' land ethic invites local community to garden, explore, learn (UWL classes use the land), National Catholic Reporter, Oct. 11

Tourism to Coulee Region picking up again, especially outdoor activities (UWL professor is a source), WIZM News, Oct. 10

La Crosse Talk PM: Oktoberfesters steal light pole, WI election investigator bungling investigation (UWL professor is a source), WIZM News, Oct. 8

UWL study shows Coulee Region tourism fared better than many other communities during pandemic, WKBT News 8, Oct. 8

UW-L refocusing on mental health after passing of student, WIZM News, Oct. 12

UW-L group bringing environmental awareness, spends final day of Oktoberfest cleaning streets, WIZM News, Oct. 13

U.S. Term Limits: Announces Jason Church as Wisconsin State Chair (Church is a UWL alum),, Oct. 12
La Crosse leaders raise awareness of suicide prevention and mental health resources, WKBT News 8, Oct. 12

Virtual event Oct. 19 will explore Afghan refugee resettlement (Co-sponsored by UWL), La Crosse Tribune, Oct. 13

Former UWL baseball coach Bill Terry dies at age 90 (Terry was UWL coach from 1969-79; taught on campus 1968-89) WKBT News 8, Oct. 14

UW-La Crosse police officer dresses up in pink tutu for breast cancer awareness (Officer Dave Pehl continues tradition) WKBT News 8, Oct. 14

'Walk Your District' event Friday to inform about voting, redistricting with Rep. Billings (Rep. Jill Billings starts voter awareness event on campus) La Crosse Tribune, Oct. 14

UW-La Crosse officer raises money, awareness in fight against breast cancer (Officer Dave Pehl hawks donuts, coffee for campus fundraiser) La Crosse Tribune, Oct. 15

SHARP Literacy Serves Students in Urban Schools (UWL alumna Lynda Kohler is president and CEO of SHARP Literacy, serves on UWL Alumni Association Board) Shepherd Express, Oct. 14


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William “Bill” Terry Retired baseball coach

Retired baseball coach William “Bill” Terry died Oct. 8. Terry was born in Cresco, Iowa, but grew up in Lansing playing baseball and basketball at Lansing High School. After high school he enrolled at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI), but had to put his college career on hold in order to serve three and a half years in the United States Air Force. After finishing his tour of duty, he returned to UNI and earned his teaching degree.

Terry moved from teaching jobs in Maxwell, Iowa to Westby, Wisconsin, where he began his coaching career. It was at Westby High School where he first began coaching baseball, and eventually was named athletic director as well. In 1961 he moved from high school coaching to college coaching when he joined the football staff at UWL. He served as an assistant football coach from 1961-67.

He served as UWL's head baseball coach from 1969-79, finishing 199-144 (.580) in 11 seasons. Coach Terry ranks third in school history and 10th in Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) history. UWL made six appearances in the NAIA playoffs, including advancing to the NAIA World Series in 1979 as the team placed fifth in the nation. Terry was inducted into the State Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame in 1986, and the UWL Wall of Fame in 1994. He was named the 2010 La Crosse Tribune Sportsperson of the Year and inducted into the La Crosse Area Baseball Hall of Fame In 2019. Along with coaching at UWL, Terry assisted the university's student teaching program from 1968-89.

UWL baseball coach Chris Schwarz kindly shared his thoughts. "Bill was a great mentor to me personally, and a great supporter of our UWL Baseball Program. He will be forever remembered." For more information see the obituary.

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