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Truman T. Lowe Center for the Arts

UWL’s Center for the Arts to be named after Truman Lowe

The UW-La Crosse Center for the Arts will be named after one of the most accomplished alumni in the university’s 113-year history in a public dedication ceremony at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, at the main entrance of the Center for the Arts. All are welcome to attend.

Truman Lowe,‘69, was a nationally-renowned sculptor and educator. Raised in the Ho-Chunk community near Black River Falls, Wisconsin, he made art that honors his heritage and the woodland environment of this region. A professor at UW-Madison for 35 years, Lowe also curated contemporary art at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC (2000-2008). 


Rolling in the Dough

Its hard being a college student, we know! No KNEAD to worry about your DOUGH when you can learn how to make ends meet from our financial peer mentors. They will dish you up some tips and resources, along with a bowl of (cookie) dough. You'll be on your way to rolling in your own $$ and enjoying the sweetness of our cookie-dough bar. Yum!

Just by attending, UWL students will have a chance to win a $50 scholarship!


Campus Child Center Oktoberfest Parade

The Campus Child Center children and the UWL Screaming Eagles Marching Band will be joined by members of the Oktoberfest Royal Family for the unofficial kickoff to Oktoberfest. Please join us for the celebration!


Jeans Day for Charity

UWL is one of many local organizations that participates in “Jeans Day” each month and is sponsored by the La Crosse Tribune. Donations go to designated local, non-profit charities or organizations each month. The charity this month is WINN, Inc. -or- What I Need Now. Locate your building contact person on the list below, contribute, and collect your Jeans Day sticker. (It is not necessary to wear jeans to participate.) This is a great way to unite our campus in supporting local non-profit organizations in the Greater La Crosse area. Thank you for being part of UWL's support of this local charity! 

Building contacts:

  • Maegan Ames, Cleary Alumni & Friends Center
  • Tony Hansen, 1010 Eagle Hall
  • Faith Bergin, 149 Graff Main Hall
  • Karen Brandt, 2229 Wittich Hall
  • Karen Daniel, 3230 Student Union
  • Jill Kirkpatrick, 235 Morris Hall
  • Laura Garves, 4300 Centennial Hall
  • Lori Hanson, 4004 Cowley Hall
  • Ingrid Iverson, 111 Murphy Library
  • Bonnie Jancik, 114 Archaeology Center Lab
  • Jamie Schrader, 1091 Health Science Center
  • Ann Reman, 103 Maintenance Building
  • Jeanne Voss, 124 Mitchell Hall
  • Maureen Spencer, 240 Wing Technology Center
  • Bobbi Webster, 138 Wimberly Hall

Planetarium multimedia light and laser show Sept. 30

Album Encounter, a multimedia light and laser show, will feature Jethro Tull - "Stand Up."
The cost is $5. The planetarium is in room 20, in the basement of Cowley Hall. 
Visit the planetarium website for more details. 


October public planetarium program

The Public Planetarium Program for October will be "Explorers of Mauna Kea." The talk on the current evening sky will be followed by a multimedia audiovisual presentation.

Cost: $5 Adults, $3 Students and Seniors
Location: The Planetarium is in room 20, in the basement of Cowley Hall. 


ArtsFest 2023 call for sessions

Following the multi-year success of the Creative Imperatives festival, UWL's School of Visual and Performing Arts is pleased to announce the inaugural season of UWL ArtsFest — a celebration of the artistry and innovation that infuses our campus. The festival’s goal is to highlight the work done in art, music, and theatre & dance, along with partners from across campus, ranging (we hope) from accountants to zoologists and everyone in between. This year’s festival, A Beautiful Remedy for Today, will showcase the role of the arts in health and healing. The arts play a unique role in inspiring the body and soothing the soul and we plan to explore this mission with events highlighting artistic creations, arts-infused techniques, and arts-inspired events and memorials.  The festival will take place Monday, Feb. 27 and Tuesday, Feb. 28. Faculty, staff, and students from across campus are invited to submit session proposals by Oct. 14 related to our 2023 theme by using this form. If you have questions, please contact Festival Coordinator Laurie Kincman at 


The La Crosse branch of AAUW celebrates 100 years of advocacy

One hundred years ago in January, a group of college educated La Crosse women gathered to hear an officer of the American Organization of University Women speak. Learning of the benefits a local branch would bring to the community and themselves, 48 women joined together to form a branch of AAUW. The constitution, written in 1922, promoted study, involvement in crucial issues of the day and working to support education and opportunities for women and girls. That mission formed the groundwork for the goals of the organization throughout the century that followed.

Basic early activities of the branch have continued while evolving with the times. Monthly meetings featuring programs on local and other issues of the day, as well as study groups have enriched members. Members have been active throughout the decades in contributing ways to better the community such as the creation of day care centers and involvement in the formation of New Horizons for victims of domestic abuse.

The awarding of funds for education began early on with donations to La Crosse State Teachers College foundation, which helped freshmen women with tuition. In the 1950s the branch launched out into its own scholarship program, first giving awards to local high school seniors and later adding students at UWL, Viterbo and Western as recipients.

To fund these scholarships the branch devised numerous creative fundraising projects. These included various sales, a Children’s Theater, an annual Christmas Ball, home tours, the art fair and others.

Currently, the branch is most visible in the community through the Art Fair on the Green, which has grown to become the major fundraising project. Each year the proceeds translate into generous scholarships and grants for local students and non-profit organizations. It also initiated and hosts (now in collaboration with other local organizations) an International Women’s Day panel in March featuring local women from other countries. This reflects the expanding mission, as our culture becomes more diverse, to emphasize inclusivity, non-discrimination and equity. 

The La Crosse Branch of AAUW, in its celebration, honors and builds upon its rich legacy as it moves forward into the next 100 years.


All faculty and IAS are invited to UAPUWL meeting Sept. 29

The United Academic Professionals of UWL, UAPUWL, is our union! This fall we are focusing on actions in support of academic freedom and equity, diversity, and inclusion in higher education, as well as encouraging voter participation. Join the online meeting from 4-5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29 to find out more about UAPUWL and our actions this semester. 


Communications Corner

UWL Advancement Lunch & Learn

Join UWL Advancement to learn about fundraising for your department, organization or area at UWL.

During this session we will share about UWL's crowdfunding platform, Eagles Give which is available to faculty, staff and students. We will review campaigns that have been successful since the platform launched in 2020 and best practices for running a crowdfunding campaign. 

The second portion of the session will cover details about UWL's annual giving day: dedicating 24 hours to giving back and celebrating everything we love about UWL. We will share ways everyone can be involved in the day. 

Please join us for these fun and informative sessions. Lunch will be provided - please register for your lunch


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Shelly Lesher
presented Shelly Lesher Physics
Scott Cooper
awarded Scott Cooper Biology
Laura LauderdaleMaddie Renaud
interviewed Laura Lauderdale and Maddie Renaud Multicultural Student Services
Kenneth Shonk
presented Kenneth Shonk History
Kenneth Shonk
presented Kenneth Shonk History
Song Chen
published Song Chen Mathematics & Statistics

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