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UW System Career Trek: PPD, a part of Thermo Fisher Scientific

This event is part of the UW System Spring 2023 Virtual Career Trek series and is hosted by UW Madison. Attending a Virtual Career trek is an opportunity to:

• Engage with industry professionals

• Expand your network

• Increase your awareness of career possibilities

Build connections that will help with your job search and discover potential career paths that you might not have considered. It’s a unique chance to learn about a company of interest, any job or internship opportunities they have available, and what they might look for in candidates that apply.

The Virtual Career Treks will be hosted every Tuesday at 2 p.m. Learn more and see the schedule.

This week's Trek: PPD, a part of Thermo Fisher Scientific 

About PPD

PPD, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific is a leading global contract research organization (CRO). PPD provides comprehensive, integrated drug development, laboratory and lifecycle management services. The company applies innovative technologies, therapeutic expertise and a firm commitment to quality to optimize costs and the time-curve of drug development.

Industry: Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

Location(s): Middleton, WI


March 24 Album Encounter

The Friday, March 24 Album Encounter will feature Girl In Red - "If I Could Make It Go Away." This multimedia light and laser show costs $5. Learn more on the planetarium website.

The planetarium is in room 20, in the basement of Cowley Hall. Cowley is on the northwest corner of East Avenue and Pine Street (Look for the smokestack). Park in the stadium lot (commuter lot 2/C-2) on the northeast corner of East Avenue and Pine Street.. Commuter Lots are not enforced after 7 p.m. on weekdays.


March public planetarium program

The March public planetarium program will be "Moons - Worlds of Wonder and Mystery." This talk on the current evening sky, followed by a multimedia audiovisual presentation, will be $5 for adults and $3 for students and seniors. Learn more on the planetarium website.

The planetarium is in room 20, in the basement of Cowley Hall. Cowley is on the northwest corner of East Avenue and Pine Street. Park in the stadium lot (Commuter Lot 2 or C-2) on the northeast corner of East Avenue and Pine Street. Commuter lots are not enforced on weekends.


2023 Summer & Part-Time Job Fair

A Summer & Part-Time Job Fair will be from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, in The Bluffs, Student Union second floor. The event is free and open to all students. No pre-registration required. 

Attend this fair to meet with: 

  • Summer camp employers throughout the U.S.  
  • On-and off-campus employers looking for part-time and seasonal employees 

About the event: 

  • A program listing the employers will be provided 
  • Casual dress is OK 
  • Be ready to fill out job applications; you may just get a job on the spot! 

To Request ADA accommodations contact Rebecca Lee at 

UWL Academic Advising Center & Career Services believes there is inherent value in maintaining a fair and equitable recruiting process. We encourage employer representatives to be open-minded during our events to learn about the unique qualities each UWL student has to offer. This commitment to valuing differences is a part of the privilege of attending a career fair and is an expectation of all attendees at UWL career events.  

UWL is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and is in compliance with Title IX and Section 504. 

UWL Academic Advising Center & Career Services reserves the right to photograph participants at events for use in promotional publications. 


Needed: Host families

Host families are needed Sunday, Aug. 20 - Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023. Community partnership to host high school students from the Lënster Lycée International School (LLIS) in Junglinster, Luxembourg. Looking for families across the region - please share with others. Complete the interest survey  For details see the survey or contact Karolyn Bald,


Arts events

Artists Talk: Nicole Havekost and Christ Rackley

Artists Nicole Havekost and Chris Rackley will discuss their art. They will also make brief comments about the recent All Student Juried Art Exhibition that they juried together.


Murphy Library Notes

Sewn in Memory: HIV/AIDS book display at Murphy Library

In conjunction with the “Sewn in Memory: National AIDS Memorial Quilt Panels” exhibit currently on display until Friday, April 7 in the University Art Gallery, images and books on HIV/AIDS are currently on display in Murphy Library. 

Located near the elevator across from the circulation desk on the main floor, the display will be up through March, and all materials are available for checkout by UWL students, faculty and staff. 


Free access to the digital Wall Street Journal through Murphy Library

Murphy Library, with the generous support of the College of Business Administration, is excited to announce that UWL has entered into a partnership with Dow Jones, the publisher of the Wall Street Journal, to provide access to for all campus users. 

All UWL faculty, staff and students can now get unlimited access to breaking news, curated newsletters, podcasts and videos, career insights and so much more. To activate your complimentary WSJ membership, go to and create an account using your UWL email. Once registered, you will automatically be redirected to your account each time you go to 

More information about this resource can be found on Murphy Library’s Wall Street Journal guide. If you have any questions or need assistance signing up for and accessing this resource, please contact Collection Development Librarian Pam Cipkowski ( or Electronic Resources & Acquisitions Librarian Madan Mohan ( 


UWL In the News

Book authors Mary Buitron, RE/MAX, and Glenda Alvarado, Direct Mortgage Investors, will present their latest work, “Latinas in Finances”, a collaboration of 18 women who share their personal stories of success and their falls in relationship with finances in the U.S. This is not just a book but a movement aiming to build generational wealth and to increase the percentage of Latinas in Finances. Come and learn about these resilient businesswomen! Food and drinks will be provided. Learn more about Latinas in Finance.


The UW-La Crosse Department of Music will present performances by eight outstanding students at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 26, at the Annett Recital Hall, in UWL's Truman T. Lowe Center for the Arts. A reception will follow.

The featured students to be recognized for their achievements in the Music Department include:

  • Ann David, flute, from Eau Claire, WI
  • Maggie Ferrando, saxophone, from Ashland, WI
  • Hannah Friesner, voice, from Muskego, WI
  • Dillon Koestler, voice, from Fennimore, WI
  • Andrew McDonald, piano from La Crosse, WI
  • William Murphy, piano, from Pulaski, WI
  • Abigail Sasse, percussion, from Platteville, WI
  • Mackenzie Taylor, flute, from Chilton, WI

The Department of Music will also recognize this year’s recipients of the Thomas Annett Outstanding Senior in Music Award:

  • Hunter Adams, Music Performance minor, from Bruce, WI
  • Cassie Davis, Music Performance minor, from Minneapolis, MN
  • Mackenzie Taylor, Music Major-Performance emphasis, from Chilton, WI

For more information on the UWL Music Department, visit








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