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COVE Graphics is seeking a student graphic designer

Do you have experience in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop or InDesign? If interested, visit Handshake to fill out an application. For questions, contact Amy Brown at


WiSys Quick Pitch registration deadline is Feb. 5

Student researchers are invited to participate in the WiSys Quick Pitch—a research-focused, elevator-style pitch competition—for a chance to win $300.

WiSys Quick Pitch inspires students to consider the impact of their research and learn how to present it in terms the general public can understand. Participants have three minutes to impress a panel of judges with their ability to articulate their research’s importance to society.

The registration deadline for “pitchers” is Feb. 5, while the event will take place from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 3. Register at

The competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students. Both basic and applied research projects are welcome. Also, students can present research at any stage of development (it does not need to be finished).

And it’s not just for STEM students. The event is inclusive of all students doing research. Students from all disciplines, including the social sciences and humanities, are encouraged to participate.

The top finisher from campus secures a spot in the WiSys Quick Pitch State Final against the top finishers from other UW System schools.

This year all Quick Pitch events will be held virtually. For more information about the WiSys Quick Pitch program, visit


UWL In the News


UWL Screaming Eagles to march on — on a national stage, La Crosse Tribune, Jan. 9

MLK Leadership Award winner's work in social justice and education spans generations (Goodenough is a UWL employee), La Crosse Tribune, Jan. 10

Familiar face leads Cloquet Community Education (Bates is a UWL alum), Pine Journal, Jan. 11



Eagles athletes ready to take flight after COVID pause, WXOW News 19, Jan. 11

Housing director honored by statewide professional organization (Ludwig is a UWL alum), Dunn County News, Jan. 11

Pam Viner appointed to vacancy on La Crosse County Board (Viner is a UWL alum), WKBT News 8000, Jan. 11

Viterbo names new VP for Student Success and VP for Academics (Cook is a UWL alum), WXOW News 19, Jan. 11

2 Viterbo administrators take on new roles (Cook is a UWL alum), La Crosse Tribune, Jan. 11



U.S. Constitution designed for times like these (UWL professor is a source), WXOW News 19, Jan. 12

La Crosse experts and politicians discuss issues Governor Evers should focus on in State of the State Address (UWL professor is a source), WKBT News 8000, Jan. 12

College basketball: UW-La Crosse men, women excited to be back on the court after pause, La Crosse Tribune, Jan. 12

PCBC installs news officers and board members (New board member is UWL alum), Stevens Point News, Jan. 11



Businesses see some of the greatest changes due to the pandemic, but could it be a good thing? (UWL professor is a source), WXOW News 19, Jan. 13



Life story: Larson was leader by example at Memorial and beyond (Larson was a UWL alum), Eau Claire Leader Telegram, Jan. 14

Rotary Students of the Week (Student plans to attend UWL), Beloit Daily News, Jan. 14

La Crosse's 2021 MLK Day keynote speaker will focus on perseverance in wake of nation's unrest (UWL employee will be recognized), La Crosse Tribune, Jan. 14

La Crosse ROTC instructor receives high teaching marks, WKBT News 8000, Jan. 14


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James Finn Retired Financial Aid Director

Retired Financial Aid Director James Finn died Jan. 4. Jim was born and raised in La Crosse. He attended UWL and received a B.S. degree in 1969 and an M.S. degree in 1970. His career began at Viterbo, but he returned to UWL in 1976 as associate director of student financial aid. He then became director of student financial aid in 2000 and retired in 2005. Financial Aid Director Louise Janke kindly shared her thoughts on Jim’s career and dedication to UWL: “Jim was a tremendous teacher, mentor, and great friend. He not only taught many of our staff about the administration of financial aid, but he also modeled the importance of caring about the students we served. I remember Jim never really being interested in praise or attention for his contributions, as he was more focused on the good of the office and our team. He enjoyed a wonderful sense of humor and shared that often. We were fortunate to work with him for so many years.” For more information see the obituary.

Herbert Meyers Mitchell Hall Custodian

Mitchell Hall Custodian Herbert Meyers died Jan. 2. Herbie was a custodian in Mitchell Hall and was responsible for the Field House end of the building. He retired in 1993 after serving UWL for 29 years. For more information see the obituary.

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