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NRHH info session set for Monday, Sept. 27

Are you passionate about building connections with on-campus students, serving your community, and recognizing the accomplishments of others on campus? Join UWL's chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH). Discover more about NRHH, meet current members of the executive board, and learn how to join at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27, in Eagle Hall Basement.


Rent $mart & safely

Looking to move off-campus? Keep contracts and policies in mind when making a rental agreement. Know rights as a tenant and how to handle money matters with roommates. Learn how to be safe and what steps to take while keeping safety at the forefront of renting experience with the La Crosse Fire Department from 6-6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, in 3310 Student Union.

To join virtually, visit:

Free pizza will be provided. All attendees, in-person and online, have a chance to win a $50 scholarship.


Accomplish your scholarship goals and stay motivated with bullet journalling

Learn how to accomplish scholarship goals by setting SMART goals, making time for goals, and gaining insight into helpful tips and resources. Attend this session and receive a free bullet journal. Staying motivated when applying for scholarships can be difficult, but using a bullet journal will make it fun and easy to track scholarships. Participants get a chance to win a set of markers. The session starts at 12:30 p.m. Friday, September 24, in 3110 Student Union. If participants don't want to be in person, join virtually at: All attendees, in-person and online, have a chance to win a $50 scholarship.


Jeans Day for charity is Friday, Sept. 24

Donations this month go to The Children's Museum of La Crosse. Jeans Day aligns with UWL's strategic plan priority of increasing community engagement. See building representatives to donate. Make a big difference with a small donation.

Building Contacts:
114 Archaeology Center,Bonnie Jancik
4300Centennial Hall, Laura Garves
Cleary Alumni & Friends Center, Maegan Ames
4004 Cowley Hall, Lori Hanson
1010 Eagle Hall, Tony Hansen
149 Graff Main Hall, Faith Bergin
1030 Health Science Center, Karen Kindschy
103 Maintenance Building, Ann Remen
124 Mitchell Hall, Jeanne Voss
235 Morris Hall, Leah Davis
111 Murphy Library, Ingrid Iverson
3230 Student Union, Karen Daniel
2229 Wittich Hall, Karen Brandt


September blood drive

Donate to the first Red Cross blood drive of the semester. There is a critical need for blood in the community right now, so all who can donate is appreciated. Donate from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 21-22, in the Bluffs, Student Union. Attendees must wear face coverings that cover the nose and mouth. Bringing in any food/beverages is not allowed.


In person craft: Tie blankets

CAB is having the first in-person craft for this semester. We will be making tie blankets, great for staying cozy this autumn season. The event will take place from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, E-Cafe, Student Union. There will be limited supplies for this craft so get there on time to participate. This event will be free for UWL students.


UWL auction ending Sept. 27

UWL will conduct a sale of surplus property in partnership with the online auction site running through Sept. 27. Pre-registration and a bidder number are 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 211029. A few of the items include: Drafting tables, bookshelves, file cabinets and more.


Zoom training

UW System has scheduled four initial Zoom vendor-provided training sessions. Additional training and support options will be offered throughout the coming months.


Afghan resettlement needs and opportunities to help

For those looking to volunteer, donate or assist in the national effort to welcome and support the Afghan families as they build new lives in the United States, there is a new one-stop-shop website to answer your questions: This is a brand new site developed through the vision of more than 250 organizations, leaders and businesses to co-create a whole-country response to the resettlement of the Afghan people. This website will continue to evolve. Fort McCoy asks us to be patient as they develop it to grow with the #OperationAlliesWelcome mission. Fort McCoy will keep updating volunteer and donation requests on social media.


UWL toy drive for afghan children at Fort McCoy

UWL wants to provide a warm welcome to the refugees at Fort McCoy. The UWL community has collaborated to host this toy drive to help Afghan families and their children feel welcomed during their resettlement into the United States.

All toys will be donated to Team Rubicon, an international nonprofit disaster response organization, which is accepting donations for Afghan allies who arrived at Fort McCoy as part of Operation Allies Welcome.

The toy request came from the Fort McCoy Women and Children Center Coordinator who is working with Team Rubicon.

If more toys are donated than are needed at Fort McCoy, the extra toys will be donated to the Salvation Army Toys for Tots Drive.

To donate money for the supplies needed at Fort McCoy, Catholic Charities accepts monetary donations:

Items requested (new items only): 

Easy to understand and play board games (ex. Jenga, Checkers, Connect Four), large floor puzzles, puzzles with less than 50 pieces, Play Doh and Kinetic Sand.

Donations can be dropped off at the following locations on campus Sept. 20 through Oct. 5:

  • Cleary Alumni & Friends Center – Main desk behind the fireplace
  • Main Hall – Provosts Office, Room 227
  • Wittich Hall – Management Department
  • Student Union – Information desk, 1st floor



Academic Staff Excellence Award recipients honored Sept. 28

The two most recent recipients of the UWL Academic Staff Excellence Award will be honored at the Academic Staff Kick-off Tuesday, Sept. 28. The 2021 recipient, Thomas Harris, and 2020 recipient, Dr. Abby Deyo, will be recognized during the event from 3-4:30 p.m. on the Wittich Hall West Lawn. The Cameron Hall of Nations in Centennial Hall is the rain site. The reception is open to all.  See more about Harris at: and Deyo at:


WisCorps Nature School Day Camp returns for the 2021-22 school season

Every season is full of wonders and lessons that we can discover through experiences in nature. WisCorps is offering camps for children ages 3 to 6 to explore the natural environment through meaningful, hands-on experiences that align with pre-K, kindergarten, and 1st-grade curriculum standards.

Nature School Day Camp provides enrichment and support to children to augment their in-home, virtual, daycare, or in-class learning. Activities are designed to keep children active and engaged, as they develop a connection with others and with nature. Every week, campers participate in science, technology, reading, engineering, arts, and math (STREAM) activities that relate to the week’s topic. This fall, camp topics include: Wetland Wonders, Animal Adaptations, Park Picassos, Landforms and Landscapes, and several other topics relating to our natural world. Throughout the week, campers will create crafts, conduct experiments, use their senses, develop fine motor skills, and meet our education animals.

Nature School Day Camps are small class sizes for children to learn in a safe environment. Wearing masks indoors and socially distancing are currently required.

Scholarships are available for children who may otherwise be unable to attend these camps due to financial constraints. Through generous donations, WisCorps has established a scholarship fund to allow any child the opportunity to experience the outdoors. Applications for the scholarship are available on the WisCorps website.

New this fall, we’re opening registration up to 3-year-olds and scholarships are now available for ages 3 to 6.

Nature School Day Camps run year-round with a break during Summer Day Camp season. Camps occur Monday through Friday from 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Extended day until 5 p.m. is an option as well.  Participants may sign up for just 1 week or multiple weeks. Campers must be independent to use the toilet or have a non-WisCorps person or staff present to assist.

For more information about Nature School Day Camp and to register, visit



Rolling Stones' "Let It Bleed" featured at Sept. 24 Album Encounters

The Album Encounters multimedia light and laser show will feature Rolling Stones' "Let It Bleed" at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, in 20 Cowley Hall. Admission is $5. Parking is available in the stadium lot. If it is full, park in the ramp.

For more information, contact Bob Allen at or 608.785.8669. See more about the planetarium at


Habitat for Humanity hosts fundraiser for Afghan allies and families

Habitat for Humanity La Crosse Area is hosting a fundraiser to help rescue Afghan Allies and their families who remain in Afghanistan. The event runs from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25th at the Onalaska American Legion.

After almost 30 years in the community, Habitat for Humanity knows that people in the La Crosse area have big hearts. Whenever there is a call for help, the community responds. So when Afghan refugees began arriving at Fort McCoy, the community sprang into action gathering hygiene products, clothing, support, and services for the displaced.

As the community was rallying, Habitat started hearing from members of their “Habitat for Heroes” Committee. Local veterans and active military members were growing increasingly worried about our Afghan allies and their families who remained in Afghanistan. These are people who risked their lives for our troops and now face death every day they remain in Afghanistan.

This fear is felt by military men and women across the United States. In response, the national non-profits No One Left Behind and Team America were formed. Using their knowledge and hard work, these non-profits are working tirelessly to help Afghan allies and their families to safety.

Join “Habitat for Heroes” to raise awareness and support for these two non-profits. Information about both programs will be available, and supporters will be on hand to answer questions. Lunch will be available for $10 from BP Smokehouse with 100% of the money raised from food sales donated. Habitat is asking community members to drop off donations at the event, as all monies raised will be donated equally between the two non-profits. 

If you cannot attend but would like to make a donation, visit: 


Murphy Library Notes

Get to know Digital Collections Librarian David Mindel

David Mindel is the Digital Collections Librarian at Murphy Library and current chair of the Library Department. Learn more about the work he does at Murphy, his hobbies, and the many places he's travelled on Murphy Library's blog, The Fine Print!


OverDrive now available through Murphy Library

UW System now provides access to the OverDrive digital reading platform. OverDrive is a collection of popular fiction and nonfiction ebooks and audiobooks to check out for free using a UWL NetID and password. Connect to the site through Murphy Library’s A-Z databases page or via this link: Check out the LibGuide for additional information, or contact Collection Development Librarian Pam Cipkowski or Electronic Resources Librarian Katherine Fish.



Training opportunities for new Westlaw database

Murphy Library users now have access to the Westlaw Campus Research database. This resource contains U.S. state and federal cases, statutes, and regulations, along with secondary legal sources such as law reviews. It also includes U.S. and international news, Hoover's Company Records, SEC filings and Westlaw’s Company Investigator system. Training will be provided by Westlaw representatives in the next few weeks. For those that haven’t already indicated an interest in being included in the training, contact Electronic Resources Librarian Katherine Fish or Collection Development Librarian Pam Cipkowski.

Librarians are currently in the process of evaluating several news resources for possible purchase at the UW System level. These resources will supplement Westlaw’s news offerings and offer broader coverage in that area. More information on those resources and other training opportunities will be forthcoming.


UWL In the News


U.S. News & World Report: UW-L at the top among UW System peers, La Crosse Tribune, Sept. 13

A treasure hunt in the Driftless Area frames Sue Berg's first work of fiction (Berg is a UWL alum), Wisconsin State Journal, Sept. 12

 'I don't think a day goes by that we don't think of her,' parents say of daughter killed on Sept. 11 (Sachs attended UWL), Post-Bulletin/Yahoo News, Sept. 10

 Out with the new, in with the old: Vintage streetwear store Singlestitch opens on State Street (UWL alum is quoted), Channel 3000, Sept. 10


Survey: UW-La Crosse ranked #1 among WI public universities, WXOW News 19, Sept. 13




Help wanted, but many factors keeping people from seeking jobs (UWL professor is quoted), WXOW News 19, Sept. 15


UW-La Crosse faculty emeritus returns for scholarship benefit, La Crosse Tribune, Sept. 16


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published Samuel Rendler, Julia Roskam, Karl Taylor, Kristen Nowak and Keith Beyer Chemistry, Microbiology and Chemistry & Biochemistry
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presented Susan Kelly and Richard Breaux Mathematics & Statistics and Race, Gender and Sexuality Studies
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Department of Theatre Arts thanks Shelle Gholson, Business Services

Thanks to Shelle Gholson, Business Services for meeting with the Department of Theatre to train us on the new Shop@UW+ system and patiently working with us on all the unique items we have to purchase for the theatre productions. We so appreciate your positive attitude and willingness to help.
— Department of Theatre Arts

Sandy Keller
Department of Theatre Arts thanks Sandy Keller, Dean's Office-CASSH

Thanks to Sandy Keller, Dean's Office-CASSH for assisting the Department of Theatre Arts in finalizing the CIM forms for the new Dance minor. Your attention to detail, willingness to help, and your positive attitude in finding solutions to our questions/concerns are greatly appreciated.
— Department of Theatre Arts

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