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OE Deadline Annual Benefits Enrollment Appeal Deadline: Dental & Vision Posted 8:59 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023 Dental & Vision Appeal Deadline Read more about Annual Benefits Enrollment Appeal Deadline: Dental & Vision UWL Students Student Employee Wage Increase - Effective 7/1/2023 Posted 7:25 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023 On July 1, 2023, the ranges for student employment will increase, establishing a new minimum wage of $9.00/hour for student employment on campus. Read more about Student Employee Wage Increase - Effective 7/1/2023 UWSA Logo Mandatory Employee Training Schedule Changing for Current Employees Posted 7:44 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, 2023 Effective March 2023, current employees will be required to complete reoccurring Mandatory Employee Training (MET) courses in March. Read more about Mandatory Employee Training Schedule Changing for Current Employees America Saves Week America Saves week 2/27/2023 through 3/3/2023 Posted 2:14 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, 2023 UW System is promoting financial well-being with the America Saves Week campaign February 27 through March 3. Join us during America Saves Week for live and on-demand webinars, individual counseling sessions, and other resources. Read more about America Saves week 2/27/2023 through 3/3/2023 FSA Unsub Claims FSA Annual Unsubstantiated Claims Process Posted 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, 2023 For employees who elect FSA contributions be deducted from their paycheck, it is important to understand the basics of the Healthcare FSA Unsubstantiated Claims Process and know about the upcoming deductions beginning on 2/9/2023. Read more about FSA Annual Unsubstantiated Claims Process

General Annoucements

Webinar on common grant writing pitfalls Feb. 9

Grant applications may not be selected or funding for many reasons, but potential sponsors have identified some common errors they see in applications. In this session at 2 p.m. Feb. 9, learn more about common grant writing pitfalls, strategies for overcoming those snags, and how to increase the odds for crossing the funding finish line. Please register in advance on the grant writing webinar site.


Community Engagement exhibit display kit

Are you representing UWL at a community event? Reserve the Community Engagement exhibit display kit for FREE. The kit provides you with an 8' table cover, 8' retractable banner, brochure holders, games/activities, exhibit repair supplies, and more. Find out what's in the kit and make your reservation by filling out this form and emailing it to the Community Engagement Coordinator Lisa Klein.


Deadline approaching for Community Engaged Learning fall 2023 proposals

The window to apply for a Community Engaged Learning (CEL) designation for fall 2023 courses is open. A brief info-graphic on the process can be found here. A preview of the CEL proposal can be viewed here. If you’re looking to connect with a community partner, you can find potential project ideas on the UWL Community Idea Exchange or contact UWL Community Engagement Coordinator Lisa Klein. The Office of Community Engagement is excited to welcome you to the growing list of CEL instructors at UWL. The deadline to apply for the fall 2023 semester is February 15, 2023.


Applications now accepted for Prairie Springs Excellence Awards

UWL 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, Feb. 6, through Friday, Feb. 24.

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.


It's BINGO time! A priceless financial learning opportunity

Grab a seat and a bingo card and get ready to learn how to manage your finances with the It Make$ Cents! team. You'll learn additional ways to afford your tuition through the campus Scholarship Resource Center! The event will include great prizes and a priceless learning opportunity!

Those students who are in attendance 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!


Thrifty Valentine

Stop by the It Make$ Cents! table in the Student Union dining area for some thrifty valentine tips and crafting ideas to save you and your sweetheart some money.

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


Multimedia light and laser show featuring "Formentera" Feb. 10

The next Album Encounter, multimedia light and laser show at the UWL planetarium will feature Metric's "Formentera." The cost is $5. Learn more on the planetarium website. The planetarium is in room 20, in the basement of Cowley Hall.


UWL In the News

The second La Crosse Science Café speaker of the spring 2023 season will feature Tisha King-Heiden, UWL Department of Biology and River Studies Center, presenting on "Little Fish with a Big Impact: Bridging the Gap between Ecotoxicology and Human Health" at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at JavaVino, 2311 State Rd., La Crosse. Join to hear exciting science while enjoying a fantastic beverage and meal. As always, make sure to arrive a little bit early to place your order to truly enjoy the experience!

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