Posted 3:29 p.m. Friday, April 24, 2015
This week's news and events.
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Distinguished alumni to be honored
Five alumni will be honored commencement weekend in May for distinguished service and successful careers. The UW-L Distinguished Alumni Awards Reception & Ceremony is set for Friday, May 8, at the Cleary Alumni & Friends Center. Tickets are $25 per person. RSVP to the Alumni Office, RSVP, by Friday, May 1. Read more »
The UW-La Crosse Foundation will award more than $525,000 when it announces recipients of more than 600 scholarships and awards to students returning for the 2015-16 academic year. The students will be recognized during the annual Student Scholarship and Awards Program Monday, April 27. Read more »
UW System President Ray Cross will visit campus Friday, May 1. Since March, Cross has been hitting the road engaging students, staff and faculty around Wisconsin in conversations about the state budget process and the UW System’s future. Read more »
Public lecture on student-athlete health, safety in the NCAA
UW-L students talk self esteem, internet safety with local youthUW-L students in the At-Risk Child And Youth Care minor are spreading awareness to area youth about Internet safety and self respect. This week 50 students in a senior capstone course launched Project You. Read more »
UW-L launches program to support campus veterans
UW-La Crosse recently unveiled a new, online training program designed to create a more supportive and inclusive campus for student military veterans. Read more »
Ecologist shares how eating, Earth go hand in handInternationally-known ecologist David Tilman will discuss how eating right can save people and the Earth during a public lecture at UW-L. Tilman, whose groundbreaking experiments have broadened understanding of how organisms interact with one another, will speak at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, at 1309 Centennial Hall. Read more »
Program prepares lab pros to meet national health care demandUW-L Senior Kayla Kuhn had a couple of job offers and recently accepted a position at St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. The career prospects for someone in her field — Clinical Laboratory Science — look good, she says. And, as a soon-to-be graduate of UW-L’s program, the outlook is even better. Read more »
UW-L to host state high school music competition
Thousands of dedicated middle and high school student musicians from across the state are preparing for the Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) State Solo & Ensemble Festival. UW-La Crosse will host one of the statewide events from 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday, May 2, in the Center for the Arts, Centennial Hall and Graff Main Hall. The festival is free and open to the public. Read more »
UW-L, Central, Logan bands to perform May 3The UW-La Crosse Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band will join bands from La Crosse public high schools for a special spring concert. The bands will combine with Pulitzer Prize winning composer Michael Colgrass to perform at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 3, at the Viterbo University Fine Arts Center. Read more »
Volunteers are invited to help local archaeologists as they survey local fields to find unreported archaeological sites. The Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center is hosting the free event from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 2, to celebrate Wisconsin Archaeology Month. The event begins at UW-L’s Archaeology Center Lab. Read more »
Students spread awareness about Earth Day[caption id="attachment_40691" align="alignnone" width="770"] To help spread awareness about Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22, Students for Sustainability handed out water bottles and energy efficient light bulbs at Hoeschler Tower. They also showed passersby how to make a handy bag out of a used T-shirt.[/caption]
First, second English major Capstone Colloquia set for April 27, May 4Senior English majors will present their capstone projects during the final two weeks of classes from noon-2 p.m. in 117 Wimberly Hall. The first colloquium will be Monday, April 27, and will feature the work of literature emphasis majors:
- Taylor Parrish – The Case of the Missing Mothers: Investigating Motherhood in "Mansfield Park"
- William Ricioppo – “All is dross that is not Helena”: Dr. Faustus, The Old Man, and Mephistopheles
- Jon Brown – In Between the Stripes: Green Theory and Betwixtness in Penelope Fitzgerald’s "Offshore"
- Alicia Siebold – Navigating Gender in “Le Roman De Silence:” A Characterization of Silence
- Zach Allen – Tales of the Old West: An Analysis of Layered Narrative in the American West
- Cassandra Armstrong – Lost in Translation: Hmong Culture and Semiotics in "The Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down"
- Peter Dziadowicz – God Save Thee, Ancient Mariner
- Tia Haffenbredl – The Construction of Wilderness and Sacred Space at the Guadalupe Shrine
- Joe Reuss – Beyond the Labyrinth: Fairy Tales, Colonialism, and the Globalization of Folklore
- Katie Setzer – Annie Oakley and Sitting Bull: Frontier Motifs in the Rural Midwestern Gothic Exemplified by Campbell’s "Once Upon A River"
Farwell Street to be closed April 27-29In order to safely remove the formwork from under the fourth level of the ramp and set it on top of the fourth level to pour the fifth level, the contractor will need to have a crane in Farwell Street south of the ramp. In order to safely facilitate this work, Farwell Street will be closed Monday, April 27, through Wednesday, April 29. Vehicle traffic will be closed at the entrance to the ramp and the circle at the daycare. Pedestrians will be routed around the crane. The crane will be enclosed with chain link fence panels for safety. For more information, contact Scott Schumacher at email@example.com.
Faculty, staff parking permit sales for 2015-16 begin April 28Parking permit registration for faculty and staff begins Tuesday, April 28. Online sales are available at the Parking and Transportation Services website at http://www.uwlax.edu/parking/ through Tuesday, May 26. Permit sales will open to others Wednesday, May 27. Lots sell out quickly so do not wait to purchase a permit. Rates are posted on the website and remain the same as last year. Pre-tax payroll deductions, credit/debit card, or electronic check are accepted. Permits may also be purchased in the office during business hours. To purchase a permit:
- Visit http://www.uwlax.edu/parking/
- Select "Annual, Semesterly Permit Purchase" under "Purchase a Permit"
- Use your UW-L NetID login credentials
- Your current vehicle information will be displayed. Contact Parking Services at 608.785.8061 if you have a different vehicle and the same plates. If you have a new vehicle and new plates, enter the updated information online.
'Light up a Life' April 29The second annual “Light up a Life” will be held from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, at the Hoeschler Tower. The La Crosse Suicide Prevention Initiative will be at the ceremony for suicide awareness which includes luminaries and music. The event is sponsored by Active Minds. Active Minds promotes positive mental health for college students and strives to reduce the negative stigma that surrounds mental health. The public event is free. For more information contact the UW-L Active Minds organization at firstname.lastname@example.org.
McNair Scholars program to host open house April 30Students who are ready to get started with undergraduate research and want to jump start preparations for graduate school should consider attending the McNair Scholars Program open house from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, April 30, in 106 Graff Main Hall. Staff members are eager to talk with students graduating in December 2016 or later who are considering doctoral programs, particularly in STEM areas. Stop by for snacks and a chance to chat one-on-one with program staff about future plans and eligibility for the program. Those unable to attend may contact Program Coordinator Jessica Thill at email@example.com or 608.785.6913.
LIVEMAROON Get-Together is Thursday, April 30; relax, enjoy dessert 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.Dessert is on us at the next LIVEMAROON Get-Together — and take some time to relax before the rush of semester’s end! Enjoy ice cream with toppings from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 30, in the Cameron Hall of Nations, Centennial Hall. Stop by! Wear your LIVEMAROON T-shirt or other maroon clothing. Visit with campus colleagues and get a chance to win LIVEMAROON merchandise. Work with supervisors to ensure office coverage. LIVEMAROON is a campus-wide effort to highlight the passion, friendship, community and pride found at UW-L. The initiative is coordinated and sponsored by Campus Climate, Classified Staff Council, University Communications and University Police. University Dining Services has funded the refreshments. No taxpayer dollars are used to fund the event. Get more on LIVEMAROON at: http://uwlax.edu/livemaroon/
Love college? Get a job in Student AffairsHelp students make the most of their college career by becoming a Student Affairs Professional. Professionals enhance student development and growth in and out of the classroom. Attend this panel to learn more about what student affairs is, if it's right for you, and how to get started now on this career path.
Rainbow Graduation slated for April 30Help celebrate Rainbow Graduation. Refreshments will be served beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 30, in Port O' Call, Cartwright Center-Gunning Addition. The program begins at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. 2015 graduates are:
- Nic Johnson *
- Sawyer Johnson*
- Bailey Steckbauer*
- Shaundel Spivey *
- Savanna Flood *
- Virginia Wightman *
- Alex Olson
- Alexis Klas
- Phyllis Hand
- Zach Shannon
- Austin Werla
- Lewis Youngren
- Quinn Masterson
Pet puppies, donate pop tops at fundraisersGolden Key International Honour Society is collecting pop tops from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 30, in the Cartwright Center Lobby for the Ronald McDonald House Charities which provides support to families of children in treatment. Save pop tops year-round for this fundraiser. Stop by with pop tops and pet puppies at Delta Sig Dog Days Friday, May 1, on Drake Field. Golden Key is teaming up with the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity to collect pop tops for Capable Canines, an organization which is always looking for volunteers to train, foster and socialize puppies.
Justice, discontents to be discussed at May 1 Brown Bag Lunch talk
'The Unhappiness of Travel' is topic of May 1 lecture
Pink Floyd's 'The Wall' Disc 1 to be featured at May 1 Album EncountersThe next Album Encounters multimedia light and laser show will feature Pink Floyd's "The Wall" Disc 1 at 8 p.m. Friday, May 1, in 20 Cowley Hall. Admission is $5. For more information, contact Bob Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608.785.8669. See more about the Planetarium at www.uwlax.edu/planetarium.
UW-L orchestra sets Saturday afternoon concert at Viterbo Fine Arts Center
9th annual Rob Wagner Cancer Benefit to be held May 2The ninth annual Rob Wagner Cancer Benefit will be held at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, May 2, in Valhalla, Cartwright Center-Gunning Addition. The event featuring UW-L football and dance teams dancing, along with performing hilarious antics, was born from an act of friendship, camaraderie and brotherhood. Wagner, a UW-L sophomore and football player, was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer in 2006. To help Wagner and his family with medical expenses, Erik Johnson, one of Wagner’s teammates, had the idea to put on a dance show featuring the UW-L football and dance teams. Money raised will be donated to Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer. For more information contact Lauren Lewellen at lewellen.laur@uwlax.
Wanted: info regarding Finals Week activities
Are you planning an event or activity for students during Finals Week, Monday through Friday, May 11-15? Email details by 5 p.m. Monday, May 4, to Kate Noelke, Wellness, at email@example.com, to include it on menu of Finals Week opportunities on campus. For more information contact Noelke.[caption id="attachment_38333" align="alignright" width="134"] UW-L Chancellor Joe Gow[/caption]
Chancellor's Open Forum set for May 4Chancellor Joe Gow will hold an Open Forum for the campus community 2 p.m. Monday, May 4, in 1400 Centennial Hall. In addition to updates on the latest UW System news from Madison, Gow will answer questions and address other topics of interest. Work with supervisors to ensure office coverage.
CPR/AED training to be held May 5University Police Officer David Pehl will hold the last American Heart Association CPR/AED training class of the semester from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, at the Police Services Building. Cost is $20, payable the night of class. Contact Pehl at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to register.
Note construction detailsDue to construction, note the following:
- C-1 (Newman Center), C-8 (east of Mitchell Hall), and C-9 (south of Mitchell Hall) will close in March 2016 for construction and are anticipated to reopen in fall 2016. Anyone who purchases a permit for these lots will be directed to park in C-11 in mid-March when construction begins. C-11 is the temporary lot behind the stadium off Pine Street and across from C-8.
- C-3 (Cowley Hall) will be available for parking through the 2015-16 academic year. The lot is anticipated to close in summer 2016 for the Cowley Science Labs Building Construction Project. Once construction begins, C-3 permit holders will be authorized to park in other commuter lots through Aug. 31.
- Levels 1-3 of the parking ramp are anticipated to be available to commuters in late August. Note the ramp will shut down this summer for construction. Permit holders may park in other lots in summer.
Employee Enrichment Day is July 21; mark your calendars nowA day of informative sessions will enhance working experience at UW-L. All employees are invited to the second Employee Enrichment Day Tuesday, July 21. Employees should work with supervisors to ensure office coverage. [caption id="attachment_40683" align="alignright" width="250"] Alonzo Kelly[/caption] Here are some of the highlights:
- Get motivated from keynote speaker Alonzo Kelly, Founder and Principal of the Kelly Leadership Group.
- Network with campus colleagues.
- Hear informative sessions to help you get ahead at work and home. Sessions tentatively planned: Employee benefits; University Personnel Service; Budget update; and more!
- Take part in the flexible schedule. Sessions will be repeated, so you may attend morning or afternoon time slots.
- It’s free and open to all university employees.
MTU circulator route to begin Sept. 8The La Crosse MTU Circulator Route will begin Tuesday Sept. 8. The Circulator Route will operate Monday through Friday with 10-minute service from 7:10 a.m.-5:10 p.m. and 20-minute service from 5-10 p.m. The Circulator Route will provide access to most academic buildings; a quick connection between the Allied Health Center and Western Technical College; and better access between the student intensive residential areas, UW-L and WTC.
News and upcoming events
- Men’s and Women’s Track are hosting the WIAC Outdoor Championships starting at 10 a.m. Friday, May 1, and Saturday, May 2.
- Baseball will play Hamline University Saturday, May 2. The first game will start at 4 p.m. and the second game at 7 p.m. This game will be played in honor of Autism Speaks to raise awareness of autism.
- Baseball plays Edgewood College 1 p.m. Sunday, May 3. Love Your Melon will be selling their spring collection of hats at the game.
- Mark your calendars for the 14th Annual Eagle Eye Open. This golf outing features UW-L athletic teams at each hole, and includes 18 holes with a cart, box lunch, dinner social, golf polo, a sleeve of golf balls, and the opportunity to enter a raffle and silent auction. Register here for this event.
- Eagles Swimming has five new clinics scheduled for all swimmers. The Freestyle Clinic is April 27; the Backstroke Clinic is April 28; the Breaststroke Clinic is April 29; the Butterfly Clinic is May 1; and the Starts and Turns Clinic is May 2. For more information about each clinic and to register, visit http://swimming.uwlcamps.com/technical-swimming-clinics.cfm.
- Tennis will be holding their Spring Tennis Clinics Mondays and Wednesdays, May 4-20. Participants will play games against others in the same age range. There is a spot on a team for everyone regardless of skill level. For more information, click here.
- Website | uwlathletics.com
- Facebook | uwleagles | Click here for each team
- Twitter | @uwleaglefan
- SnapChat | uwlathletics
- Instagram | uwlathletics
#UWL take a break
UW-L in the newsA summary of some of the stories about UW-La Crosse spotted in the news. "UW-L chancellor blasts proposed cap on tuition," April 15, Jackson County Chronicle. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Chancellor Joe Gow doesn't see the value in Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to cap tuition at UW System campuses to ... "DOT grant to aid in pedestrian and bicycle safety," April 17, WEAU. Now thanks to a new grant from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, the La Crosse Police Department and university police will have extra ... "James Murray: UW-L partnerships benefit community," April 17, La Crosse Tribune. One year ago, recent UW-L graduate Tyler Heinz opened Grand Bluff Running, a running specialty store, in downtown La Crosse. The idea for the ... "An ultimate race will help UW-La Crosse students advocate and show their support for sexual ...," April 17, La Crosse Tribune. Modeled after the TV show “The Amazing Race,” the UW-La Crosse Ultimate Race takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. April 23, starting at Hoeschler Tower. "'Tempest' brought to life on UW-L stage," April 19, Jackson County Chronicle. The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse's production of William Shakespeare's “The Tempest” gives this year's graduates the opportunity to go out with ... "Shelby Beckman: Switch should boost recycling at UW-L," April 19, La Crosse Tribune. I'm concerned about the low recycling rates of my fellow students at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Thankfully, the university recently ... "UW-L fraternity hosts Sara Softball Tournament to honor fallen f - WXOW News 19 La Crosse, WI ...," April 19, WXOW.com, La Crosse, WI. UW-La Crosse's Chi Phi fraternity hosted the third annual Sara Softball Tournament Saturday to honor Sara Hougom and ... "Tours of historical La Crosse areas," April 19, News8000.com - WKBT. ... have a history of the community and once you do then you see simply beyond just the individual,” said UW-La Crosse History Professor Chuck Lee. "UW-L cutting 45 positions, increasing enrollment to bridge budget gap," April 21, La Crosse Tribune. Nearly 50 positions at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse will be cut in order to balance an estimated $7.6 million reduction in state funding. "Bracing for proposed cuts, UW-L plans to cut 45 jobs," April 21, News8000.com - WKBT. The University of Wisconsin System is bracing itself for a possible $300 million cut. After two months of meetings UW-La Crosse has come up with a ... "Flags at half-staff for UW-L grad who died in Japan," April 22, The Courier Life News. Tomfohrde is a 2011 graduate of Auburndale High School and was enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. A service with full military ...
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