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UW System Career Trek: Northwind Solar

This event is part of the UW System Spring 2023 Virtual Career Trek series and is hosted by UW Stevens Point.

Attending a Virtual Career trek is an opportunity to:

• Engage with industry professionals

• Expand your network

• Increase your awareness of career possibilities

You can 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 online

This week's Trek: Northwind Solar.

Northwind Solar is central Wisconsin's most trusted and renewable energy solution provider, specializing in the design and installation of solar electric systems for residential, commercial, agricultural, and governmental customers. All told, the Northwind Solar team collectively brings over 100 years of in-house experience in a wide range of renewable energy activities, including design, installation, assessment, project management, consulting, service, and training.

Industry: Renewable Energy

Location(s): Amherst, WI


Learn about student loan repayment March 30

You're graduating. Now what? Are you beginning to wonder how much you owe in student loans or who your loan servicer is? Learn the various options that you have for your student loan repayment. What will work best for you and your new career? Find out!

Students in attendance at It Just Make$ Cents! events have the chance to win a $50 scholarship! Win a scholarship for learning life-skills-  “It just make$ cents!” 

Also enjoy FREE pizza too!


Dissertation Defense by Abena Weber

Oral defense of a dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the degree of Doctor of Education in Student Affairs Administration and Leadership at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

Guests are invited to join this oral defense by the candidate of their dissertation - "Transfer Pathways: A Critical Phenomenological Study of Latinx Community College Students' Experiences" - as made to their dissertation committee. Guests will be able to listen to the candidate's presentation as well as the Q&A with the committee. Guests will not have the opportunity to participate in the discussion. Once the committee moves to begin deliberations, the candidate and all visitors will be asked to leave the room.


International Banquet tickets are now on sale

2023 marks the 58th anniversary of the International Banquet. The UW-La Crosse International Education & Engagement (IEE) invites the La Crosse community to attend the 2023 International Banquet!

The International Banquet began as a celebration and an opportunity to share the rich diversity and culture the international students and scholars bring to UWL and the community and is now a celebration of all our international connections. The banquet includes entertainment performed by international students/staff/faculty/community members and an internationally-themed menu. 

Learn more and get tickets. 


University of Wisconsin La Crosse Surplus Auction ending April 3

UWL will conduct a sale of surplus property in partnership with the online auctions site, running through April 3. Pre-registration and a bidder number is 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 23-358.


Jeans Day for Charity

Donations go to designated local, non-profit charities or organizations each month. The charity this month is Big Brothers Big Sisters of the 7 Rivers Region. 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
  • Lori Hanson, 4004 Cowley Hall
  • Bonnie Jancik, 114 Archaeology Center Lab
  • Jamie Schrader, 1091 Health Science Center
  • Mary Dixon, 103 Maintenance Building
  • Jeanne Voss, 124 Mitchell Hall
  • Maureen Spencer, 240 Wing Technology Center
  • Bobbi Webster, 138 Wimberly Hall

The Pride Center Presents

Join us for a night to celebrate, honor and explore gender and gender expression! Come and support students, staff, faculty and alums who want to share with your their art! Bring your $1 bills for tipping the performers. This year's tips will go toward the Thrive Grant, which offers grant money to UWL trans and nonbinary students. 

Pre-sale tickets are now on sale
$5 for all college and high school students
$10 for general admission
ALL tickets go up $5 the day of the show

Tickets can be purchased at the Info Center, Student Union, UWL or online.  


Planetarium show to feature Pink Floyd

The next Album Encounter, multimedia light and laser show at the planetarium, will feature Pink Floyd, "A Momentary Lapse Of Reason." The cost is $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.


April Public Planetarium Program

The April Public Planetarium Program will be "Sky Phenomena." This talk on the current evening sky, followed by a multimedia audiovisual presentation, will cost $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students. Learn more on the planetarium website.

The planetarium is 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.


'Sex in the Dark' Q & A event

National Health Experts, from Sex Discussed Here, will answer any of your questions about sex. No questions too simple — or too difficult. You stay anonymous!


She’s marching for a mission

As the UWL Director of Bands, Tammy Fisher is no stranger to directing bands and playing drums. She’s seen with the Screaming Eagles Marching band every fall at home football games and the Oktoberfest Maple Leaf Parade. She has also served as principal timpanist with the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra for 20 years. 

Now, she’s hoping it’s time for her to move to the front of the orchestra as an LSO Conductor Wannabe. It’s a local fundraiser with celebrity guests vying for the opportunity to conduct the orchestra by raising money for the orchestra and their selected non-profit. The winner and runner-up with the most “votes” will make their conducting debuts Saturday, May 6. 

So, march to the beat of Tammy’s drum! Votes are $2 each: $1 goes to the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra and $1 goes to the St. Clare Health Mission, which provides health care for those who find such services economically inaccessible. Cast your vote online.


Arts events

International Youth Media Summit: Students apply to attend for free by March 31

Deadline to apply: March 31, 2023
Apply Today!

UWL will be the site of the 18th International Youth Media Summit (IYMS) from July 24 – August 6, 2023.  Seven UWL students will be awarded scholarships to attend the Summit, through funding provided by the La Crosse Community Foundation. The scholarships will cover all costs for the two-week event (room, meals, daily activities, and excursions).

IYMS is expecting up to 100 people from more than 25 countries this summer.  Filmmakers, aspiring diplomats, journalists and social activists from around the world will be coming to UWL, where together they will produce short films that motivate others to take action in seven issue areas: discrimination, environment, health, poverty, violence, women’s rights, and youth empowerment Although everyone in each of the issue groups helps produce the film, prior filmmaking experience is not required.

This year, each issue group will have a UWL scholarship student serving as their La Crosse Community Connection, helping their film crews find locations and resources. They will have other responsibilities and work very hard on their film crews, but they will also enjoy many activities with their new global friends: a cruise on the La Crosse Queen, a delegate talent show at the Pump House, a Closing Night Ceremony and dance party at the Rivoli Theatre.

How to Apply to be a UWL Scholarship Delegate at IYMS 2023:

Apply as either:  

  • A Filmmaker (16-26 years):  have experience creating videos, animations or films and are eager to work with others who share the same passion. 


  • A Diplomat (16-26 years): are a journalist, activist, writer or diplomat-in-training.  Love researching the issues and articulating positions for positive action.  

Go to and read all the instructions. Be prepared to fill out the application in one sitting (it will not save).

Mention that you are applying for the UWL Scholarship in the “How Do You Plan To Cover the Costs of Attending” section. To strengthen your application, in the section asking about what you would do after the Summit, think of ways you can share both the film and resources you will create (workshop guides, etc.) in the La Crosse community.

Get Involved with IYMS’s other initiatives;

If you are interested to learn more about IYMS and participate in its ongoing and future initiatives, please follow these links:  


Murphy Library Notes

Digital Wall Street Journal now available

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 ( We hope you find a valuable new addition to Murphy Library’s collections.


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Vintage stereo equipment $100 or best offer

Vintage stereo equipment — My lease is up on 3/31/23 and I don't have room for the stereo in the new place. If you're into vinyl records, this is a high end audiophile system made for those classic vinyl records. Pictures on request. Magnapan SMGa flat panel electrostatics speakers - serial number 108644. Nakamichi RE-10 AM/FM stereo receiver, with remote. Nakamichi ME-8 five disk CD changer. Phillips GA 212 transcription turntable. I'll even throw in a DVD player, Toshiba SD-K770 DVD player, with remote. $100 or best offer. For more information, contact Charles Gilbert at 608.785.8074 or

Thomas Cole queen-sized bed with storage drawers and headboard $500 or best offer

Thomas Cole queen-sized bed with storage drawers and headboard — Like-new, queen-sized, wooden bed with six large storage drawers with matching headboard for sale in La Crosse, near campus. Dark stained wood. Purchased for $1,350 in 2017 from Hom Furniture. $500 or best offer. For more information, contact Susan Schuyler at 608.317.6763 or