Posted 9:27 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 2013
This week's news and events.
Grad’s future plans will help fill doctor shortage; UW-L May graduate Jordan LudwigsonAbout 28 percent of Wisconsinites live in rural areas, but only 11 percent of the state’s physicians practice in rural communities. Filling the need for physicians in more remote locations is an ongoing challenge statewide and nationally.
In this issue:
Brent Smith to earn honorary degree from UW-La Crosse; retiring regent recognized for supporting university’s mission
UW-L Orchestra sets concert
The UW-L Orchestra will perform a spring concert featuring works by an artist in residence at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 10, at Christ Episcopal Church, Main and Ninth streets in La Crosse.
Campus-wide scream set for finals week
‘3D Days at Murphy Library’ will introduce new directorLibrarians have a reputation for telling people to be quiet. But during UW-L’s first day of final exams, they’ll be encouraging students to scream. It’s all part of the second annual “Finals Scream” where students, faculty and staff can get a little relief from the stress of finals. The therapeutic, campus wide “Finals Scream” takes place at noon Monday, May 13, at Hoeschler Tower. UW-L Chancellor Joe Gow will lead the scream that is expected to last about a minute.
Students team up with landlords, others for a no-waste move-out day; Dumpster Diversion will help keep the city clean during move out time
UW-La Crosse students are teaming up with local landlords, area businesses and other community groups to divert slightly used goods from dumpsters during move out time. The groups are organizing a second annual Dumpster Diversion for two consecutive Saturdays in May.
Local nutritionist among awardees for statewide health education, promotion
Students receive about $450,000 in scholarships at Student Scholarship and Award program
Ice cream draws employees to LIVEMAROON May 2Despite the weather, more than 100 UW-L employees and students working on campus got together for ice cream and camaraderie at LIVEMAROON Thursday, May 2, in the Cameron Hall of Nations, Centennial Hall. LIVEMAROON door prize winners for T-shirts include: Faculty/Staff
- Jeremiah Collins
- Christina Hayes
- Jen Holman
- Sarah Lechner
- Al Patton
- Lynette Prieur
- Victoria Rahn
- Joshua Rybaski
- Jeanne Voss
- Lynn Weiland
- Aspyn Breuer
- Shizuka Ikeyama
- Leticia Mendoza
- Mai Bao Thao
- Mai Mao Yang
2013-14 Student Senate electedUW-L students have voted for and elected the 2013-14 Student Senate. Students and their positions include:
- Nick Bezier, Student Association President
- Riley Karlstrand, Student Association Vice President
- Jordan Fay, Residence Hall Association Council President
Capstone Colloquia for Honors in Archaeology research results set for May 6, 8
- Dominick Del Ponte — "Modeling Settlement Location in the Troad Using Geographic Information Systems"
- Sarah Breiter — "The Reuse of Monastic Materials in Post-Dissolution Contexts at Thornton Abbey"
- Sarah Sodemann — "Early Hominin Evolution and the Transition to Bipedalism in Humans"
- Brittany Viviani — "Stasis in the Population of Metaponto: Analysis of Environment, Health, and Political Unrest"
- Robert Reis — "Hopewell Panpipe Music, Art, and Expression: An Exploration of Music in Hopewell Culture"
- Megan Lorene — "Examining Representations of the Great Irish Famine; The Contribution of Rural Household Archaeology"
- Hannah Lingenfelter — "Asherah and Figurines: How the Worship of a Goddess Affected the Activities of Women in Iron Age II Megiddo"
- Jeri Bohac — "Adaïma Settlement Burials: Giving the Burials Context"
- Megan Schwalenberg — "A Comparative Analysis of the Dental Health of Two Middle Woodland Burial Populations in the Lower Illinois Valley"
- Kate Norgon — "Identifying Mortuary Ritual and Ancestor Veneration: A Spatial Analysis of the Tombs at Hualcayán"
- Kyndra Beatty — "Mass Burials of the Holocaust"
- Jaclyn Meagher — "Violence and Trauma in the Wari Heartland: A Study of One Civilization's Treatment of Their People"
History student research symposium slated for May 6
- 3:20 p.m. — Nick Larocco — "Ancient Dragon Slayers: Chaos and Conquest in the Ancient Near East"
- 3:35 p.m. — Taylor Wermund — "From the 'Famous Impostor' to the 'Hunt for Terrorists.' The Changing Portrayal of the Middle East in American School Textbooks from 1850-Present"
- 3:50 p.m. — Jacob Ellefsen — "This is Scripted: 'The Orientalist Narrative of the U.S. Government Leading Up to the Iraq War and the U.S. Media'"
- 4:05 p.m. — Ryan Schmidt — "What in the World is a Lebanon?: The Development of Lebanese Identity and Nationalism from 1900 to 1975"
- 4:20 p.m. — Theresa Dietzel — "Solidarity Through Posters: A Perspective on the Palestine Liberation Movement Through Art During the Second Intifada"
- 4:35 p.m. — Elizabeth Brunner — "What a Difference Between an Oriental and a European Woman!: European Female Travel Writers in the Middle East, 1842-1915"
- 4:50-5:05 p.m. Break
- 5:05 p.m. — Darrin Petersen — "New Times Same Story: A Study of Orientalism in a Modern American Newspaper"
- 5:20 p.m. — Amanda Drummond — "Huda Shaarawi: Egyptian Feminist and Authentic Woman?"
- 5:35 p.m. — Jacob Botsford — "On Three Varying Media Representations of Hezbollah During the 2006 Lebanon War"
- 5:50 p.m. — Brent Thill — "Christianity's Tourniquet: The Council of Nicaea"
- 6:05 p.m. — James Minor — "Islamic Attitudes Towards Latin Outremer"
Final three English Capstone Colloquia are May 7-9The English Department will hold three Capstone Colloquia for English Majors in Rhetoric and Writing and Literature this week. A brief question-and-answer period follows each presentation. Light refreshments will be served. The colloquia are free and open to the public. Attend any or all of the presentations. Presenters and presentations include: Tuesday, May 7, in 259 Cartwright Center Rhetoric and Writing Capstone Colloquium: 9-10:30 a.m.
- Olivia Allen — “Like us on Facebook. A look at Social Media in Today's Economy”
- Rose Davey — “Growing Pains: Capitalism and the Commerce of Hurt”
- Michael Gibson — “Redundancy, Mediocrity, and Merit in Online Culture”
- Xiaoqi Wu — “Do Translators need to be Creative?”
- Caleb Brown — “Missing the Meaning”
- Megan Couch — “An Analysis of The Utilization of Social Networking in the College and University Setting”
- Melissa Holen — “Affirmative Action: A Progressive Initiative or An Outdated Program?”
- Mitch Marty — “Control of Cultural Objects in the Digital Marketplace”
- Ashley Dillard — “Questioning the Boundaries of Humanity: Gender and Species in Chaucer's ‘Parliament of Fowls’”
- Amber Griffin — “'Crime and Punishment’s' Ambiguities through a Sociological Lens”
- Phillip Hernandez — “'Crash': A Linguistic Analysis of the Impact of Race on Language”
- Rachael Hillegass — “Food as a Means of Feminine Resistance in Sylvia Plath’s 'The Bell Jar'”
- Patrick Lee — “Decentering Ellison and Eliot: Implications of Intertextuality”
- Ryan O'Grady — “The Heritage of Spanish, the Importance of English, and the Language of Assimilation: A Study of Spanglish and its Role in Benjamin Alire Sáez's 'Sammy & Juliana in Hollywood'”
- Sarah Pedretti — “Nature and Human Relations: William Wordsworth’s 'The Prelude' through Humanist, Post-Humanist, and Christian Stewardship Perspectives”
- Teresa Turner — “The Transition of Fairy Tales from Then to Now”
- Andrew Wolcott — “Blood in the Gutters: Trauma and Time in Spiegelman's 'Maus'”
- Elizabeth Bowman — “The Emergence of Digital Art: Breaking New Ground and Dissociating the Human”
- Natalie Goodman — ”(De)constructing the Gender Binary”
- David Briggs — “The Compensation of Independence: How Digital Media and Direct Sales Are Finally Making Creativity Both Popular and Practical”
- Xi Ming Yu — “Crisis on Public Transportation: Analyses and Suggestions”
- Rebecca Franzel — “Voices Behind the Screen: Social Change Through Anonymity or Pseudonymity in the Digital Age”
- Emily Jones — “Technical Communication and Perceptions on Disability”
- Lindsey Casto — “Choosing your Words Wisely: Rhetorical Ethics in Technical and Professional Writing”
- Amanda Specktor — “The Value of the Arts and Arts Education”
- Nicole Meulemans — “Language Revolution through Digital Technology”
Roadside clean-up set for May 7UW-L's Adopt-A-Highway clean-up crew has set its first clean-up of the spring. Work gets underway around 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, at the intersection of Korn Clements Road and Highway 33. The more than 2-mile route on Highway 33 travels through Middle Ridge to Korn Coulee Road, near the La Crosse-Monroe county line. The group meets for a potluck reception following the clean-up. Bring a dish to pass. The crew is open to all university employees and retirees, and their families. Participants should wear appropriate clothing and gloves. For more information or to participate, Contact Brad Quarberg at or 785.8572.
Applebee's to give teachers a free entree on May 7, Applebee's Teacher Appreciation DayIn celebration of National Teacher’s Day on Tuesday, May 7, 38 Wisconsin Applebee’s restaurants will offer teachers — currently teaching or retired — a free select entrée during regular business hours. No purchase is necessary. Find out more at and .
Tom Hench retirement reception to be held May 8A retirement reception will be held for Tom Hench, chair of the Management Department in the College of Business Administration, from 3-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, in 409 Wimberly Hall, the fourth floor employee lounge.
Kathy Olson retirement reception planned for May 9A retirement reception for Kathy Olson, Health Education/Health Promotion, will be held from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9, in the Ward Room, Cartwright Center.
Relaxation Extravaganza is Thursday, May 9
UW-L Bookstore to hold End-of-School-Year Clearance Sale Friday, May 10Get 25 percent to 75 percent off select items at the UW-L Bookstore End-of-School-Year Clearance Sale. The sale runs from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, May 10, in the Bookstore Hall in the Cartwright Center basement hall outside the Bookstore. Items on sale include select clothing, gifts, supplies, jewelry and books.
UW Research Fellows deadline extended to May 10The deadline to apply for access to UW-Madison's research databases through the University of Wisconsin Libraries Research Fellows program has been extended to noon Friday, May 10. The Research Fellows program grants access to UW-Madison Libraries' large collection of electronic resources to faculty and staff at other UW System schools. Eight faculty and/or research staff members at UW-L who demonstrate that they would benefit from the use of research materials not available at UW-L will be given a NetID and password that will provide access for one year starting June 2013. Faculty and Instructional Academic Staff can submit a proposal online at . The proposal form asks applicants to identify the UW-Madison resources that are not available at UW-L that they are likely to use. To assist with identifying these resources, review UW-Madison journal holdings at and databases at . Murphy Library journal holdings are available at and databases can be browsed at . A review committee of Faculty Senate Library Committee members will select Fellows based on research interests and how those match with resources unique to UW-Madison Libraries. This is the final year of the Research Fellows program, which was created in 2010 by the Council of University of Wisconsin Libraries (CUWL). For more information about the program, contact Collection and Resource Development Librarian John Jax at .
First Greek Life study-a-thon set for May 11Students can join the Greeks of La Crosse to study and relax from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 11, in 3211, 3212 and 3215 Centennial Hall. Two rooms will be set up for studying. A third room will have snacks and beverages. Greek organizations will host a 10-minute study break at the end of every hour. Participating chapters and their events include:
- Sig Tau Gamma: Charades Down the Line
- Sigma Alpha Epsilon: Funny Youtube Videos
- Alpha Phi: Zumba Dancing
- Alpha Sigma Phi: Nerf Gun Carnival Game
- Alpha Xi Delta: Coloring Books
- Delta Sigma Phi: Spoons Tournament
- Chi Phi: Indoor Bags Tournament
Financial Services New E-commerce System training available May 28, 29UW-L is transitioning to a new e-commerce system beginning in June. Departments that currently order from Staples, Fisher Scientific, VWR, Sigma-Aldrich, Grainger and Airgas will be affected by this transition. The new system, Shop@UW, is an e-commerce system hosted by UW-Madison. Shop@UW is comparable to an e-commerce site such as Amazon.com that allows users to search items and compare prices from various vendors. Orders processed through Shop@UW are billed directly to a department’s account, thus eliminating the need to use procurement cards or purchase orders for these transactions. Training will be available Tuesday and Wednesday, May 28 and 29. Watch the Campus Connection for detailed information about times and locations. For more information, contact UW-L Purchasing Director De Anne Otto at 785.8724 or .
Mark your calendar for the June 3 Multicultural Scholarship Golf Outing
UW-L students can enter raffle for tuition money; deadline to participate is July 5
Help save energy between semesters with these tipsBetween spring and fall semesters UW-L strives to reduce campus energy consumption. To help conserve energy without impacting programs or services, Facilities Planning and Management asks everyone to take the following actions:
- Turn off computers, monitors, printers, peripherals and other non-essential office, classroom and laboratory equipment.
- Turn off all table lamps, general room lighting and other electrical items.
- Unplug and clean unused refrigerators; block the door slightly ajar to reduce odor buildup.
- Unplug chargers when they’re not charging. They draw energy whenever they’re plugged-in.
- Close shades, blinds and curtains during unoccupied periods. Encourage others to reduce energy use.
Upcoming news and eventsMonday, May 6, 11 a.m.-close 3132 Market Place in Onalaska Event coupon at Must bring coupon for UW-L Athletics to benefit from promotion Tuesday, May 7, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 1128 La Crosse St. Featuring the UW-L at & Wednesday, May 8 vs. UW-Stout (DH), 1 p.m. Click for baseball promotions calendar at the & Outdoor Track & Field Friday, May 10, 4 p.m. Eagle Open You can find meet information and a schedule of events for the meet at:
- UWLEAGLEFAN (UWL EAGLE FAN)
- Follow the Athletic Director on Twitter: @UWLAXAD