Posted 9:25 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, 2013
This week's news and events.
Professor from UC Berkeley to speak at Distinguished Lecture Series in Computer ScienceKatherine Yelick, associate laboratory director for Computing Sciences at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and professor at University of California Berkeley, will be the speaker for UW-La Crosse’s Distinguished Lecture Series in Computer Science Monday, Oct. 21. Read more »
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UW-L Theatre presents the play ‘Detroit;’ talk on ‘Trash on Stage: Green Practices in the Arts’ setGuest scenic designer Steen Mitchell, an expert on “green” practices in scenic design, will use green techniques in her design for the Department of Theatre Arts’ production of “Detroit.” Set in a series of backyard barbeque dinners, “Detroit” is a comedy about people in a failing suburb who awkwardly attempt to achieve picture-perfect lives. Show times for “Detroit” are 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18; Saturday, Oct. 19; and Thursday, Oct. 24, through Saturday, Oct. 26. Matinee performances are at 2 o’clock Sunday, Oct. 20 and 27, in Toland Theatre, Center for the Arts. Read more »
UW-L leading mercury pollution research getting attention in state
Mercury pollution is a serious problem for Wisconsin, the Upper Midwest and the nation. That’s why UW-La Crosse scientists have been studying it in lakes and rivers of the Upper Midwest for decades. Read more »
New digital signs at UW-LUW-L has a new way of displaying information about upcoming events and services with campus-wide interest. More than 20 new, digital signs were installed in buildings throughout campus early fall semester. Officially recognized UW-L departments and organizations are eligible to submit their information to be considered for display on the signs. Read more »
Biophysics professionals to meet at UW-La CrosseThose in biophysics will meet at UW-L to network. The Biophyscial Society Regional Networking Event runs from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, in Cartwright Center. The event is designed to bring regional professionals who conduct biophysics research together to hear about, initiate or strengthen collaborations, along with increasing awareness of biophysics in the area. Read more »
Physics student travels to Russia to work in a nuclear physics laboratoryTravelling to a far off place to pursue a passion is something some can only dream of, but in the case of Brett Rosiejka, his dream came true. Rosiejka, a physics student at UW-La Crosse, got the opportunity of a lifetime last summer when he traveled to La Crosse’s sister city of Dubna, Russia, to work for a prestigious nuclear physics laboratory. Read more »
Campus medallion hunt set; Eagle Eye Medallion Hunt begins Oct. 21
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Slam poet and activist to perform at UW-La CrosseLauren Zuniga, three time national poetry slam finalist, will bare her soul at UW-L. She will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, in Port O’ Call, Cartwright Center-Gunning Addition. Read more »
LIVEMAROON’s Get-Together: Thursday, Oct. 17
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2012 Nobel Laureate in Physics David Wineland shares award-winning research at UW-L[caption id="attachment_27310" align="alignnone" width="770"] 2012 Nobel Laureate in Physics David Wineland spent Oct. 10 and 11 on campus. Along with giving a public lecture and a physics seminar, he talked with students in classes. Wineland says the interaction with students is what makes the visit especially meaningful for him. Wineland is the 14th Nobel Laureate in Physics to visit campus through the UW-L Distinguished Lectures Series in Physics. The series is co-sponsored by the UW-L Foundation Inc. the Department of Physics, and the College of Science and Allied Health. See more photos at http://goo.gl/nLvNQf and http://goo.gl/b7B7Ki.[/caption]
CBA networking event eases freshman transition into business college[caption id="attachment_27233" align="alignnone" width="555"] College of Business Administration Student Advisory Council members Andrew Glaser and Hannah Vidmar, photo right, handed out door prizes at the annual College of Business freshman social event to "meet and greet." The event was held Oct. 4 in Cartwright Center.[/caption] Staff in UW-L's College of Business Administration are networking — again. Staff and CBA students met new students Oct. 4 at the CBA annual "meet and greet" event for freshmen. CBA staff have hosted the Freshman "Meet and Greet" event since 1996. The event gives student the opportunity to meet faculty advisers, hear from CBA students representing various organizations and majors, win prizes and have refreshments. CBA freshman Hannah Schambow won the top door prize. She gets to register for her spring classes early — before the seniors — and will probably be able to get the classes and schedule she wants. For more photos of the event see http://goo.gl/mT1uJP. Find out more about CBA at www.uwlax.edu/ba/.
'State of the State on LGBTQ Issues' set for Oct. 15Advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people Katie Belanger will present "State of the State on LGBTQ Issues" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, in Port O' Call, Cartwright Center-Gunning Addition. Refreshments will be served. Belanger is president and CEO of Fair Wisconsin Inc. The organization works to build a fair, safe and inclusive Wisconsin for LGBT people by advancing, achieving and protecting LGBT civil rights through lobbying, legislative advocacy, grassroots organizing, coalition building and electoral involvement.
Pianist, violinist to be featured at Oct. 16 guest recitalLa Crosse native Katelyn Bouska will be on campus Thursday, Oct. 16, for a guest faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. in the Annett Recital Hall, Center of the Arts. The program is free and open to the public. Bouska, a graduate of Viterbo University, is currently living in Philadelphia where she is completing a doctorate degree in piano performance. She holds master's degrees in piano pedagogy and harpsichord performance and a professional studies certificate focused on chamber music. Highlights of her recent musical career include travels to France and Canada, as well as studies with Ilton Wuijinski and Vladimir Feltsman.
The Beatles is featured band at Oct. 18 Album Encounters; public program continuesThe Album Encounters multimedia light and laser show will feature the Beatles’ “Abbey Road”at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, in 20 Cowley Hall. Admission is $5. The Planetarium’s Public Program for October is ”Two Small Pieces of Glass.” The talk, followed by a multimedia audiovisual presentation, will be at 1 p.m. Saturdays in October. Admission is $3 for students, seniors and children, and $5 for others. To find out more, contact Bob Allen at email@example.com or 608.785.8669. See more about the Planetarium at www.uwlax.edu/planetarium.
Ally Trainings to be held Oct. 21, Nov. 14Learn how to be a better ally to the LGBTIQQAA community. The Pride Center is offering two more Ally Trainings this semester. One is set for 4-5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, in 331 Cartwright Center. The final training this semester runs from 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, in 330 Cartwright Center.
Victim of hate crime on campus Oct. 16Erin Davies and her Fagbug return to UW-L Wednesday, Oct. 16. The victim of a hate crime will be available for pictures with her car, "the Fagbug," and to answer questions from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Hoeschler Tower. Davies' car, which had a rainbow sticker on it, was vandalized, and left with the words "fag" and "u r gay" placed on the driver's side window and hood of her car. She took her car, now known worldwide as the "fagbug," on a 58-day trip around the U.S. and Canada. Along the way, Erin discovered other hate crimes, had people attempt to remove the graffiti, and experimented with having a male drive her car. A documentary about her experience will be shown at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Cameron Hall of Nations, Centennial Hall.
Three from UW-L to present artwork in 'Mark My Words Again' display; artist reception is Oct. 18Artistic work of three UW-L employees will be shown in the "Mark My Words Again: Artists Respond to Short Poems" display at the Pump House Regional Arts Center, 119 King St. UW-L employees Martina Skobic, Marcia Thompson and Stella Vognar are joining other area artists and poets to display their work in the exhibition. An opening reception will be held from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at the Pump House Regional Arts Center. Jurors selected 25 short poems and 25 artists through a blind submission process. Each artist was given a poem and had three months to create a piece in response. A variety of styles and genres are featured. At the reception poets will read their work in front of projected images of the art it inspired. The Odin Arts Cooperative will award five prizes for “Best Connection.” The La Crosse Public Library will award three prizes each for “Best Poem” and “Best Art.” Following the Pump House exhibit, the work will be exhibited at the La Crosse Public Library, 800 Main St., from Monday, Oct. 21, to Nov. 24. The library helped coordinate the program.
'Can We be Good Without God?' debate set for Oct. 20
Practice-based research is topic of Oct. 21 Bioresearch ForumDoctor Paul V. Targonski, associate professor and director, Mayo Clinic Health System Practice-based Research Network Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minn., is the keynote speaker at the Monday, Oct. 21, La Crosse BioResearch Forum. Targonski will speak on “Practice-based Research: How Patients and Providers Drive Discoveries to Health Impact” from 12:15-1 p.m. in the Overholt Auditorium at Gundersen Lutheran. He will answer questions following the presentation. The free forums are open to the public and hosted by the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders and the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation. Those attending should park in the Green ramp (see map) or use valet parking. Use the entrances at the north end and northeast side of the medical center.
Provost open forum to be held Oct. 22Provost Heidi Macpherson is holding an open forum from 3-4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, in Port O’ Call, Cartwright Center-Gunning Addition. There is no set agenda. Macpherson welcomes the opportunity to hear updates on what the campus community is doing well and about opportunities for improvement. Share your views and ideas.
Documentary film about parents of gay children to be shown on campus Oct. 30Connected by having a son or daughter who is gay, parents across the country discuss their experiences in the documentary "Anyone and Everyone." In it, filmmaker Susan Polis Schutz depicts families from diverse backgrounds and from various religious denominations. The parents share intimate accounts of how their children revealed their sexual orientation and discuss their responses. The film will be show at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, in 337 Cartwright Center.
Conference on human trafficking in the Coulee Region to be held Nov. 7 on campus; register by Oct. 24 for discounted priceHuman trafficking is the illegal trade in human beings for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation or forced labor. It generates $32 billion annually. Find out how this affects the Coulee Region at a June Kjome Social Justice Conference 2013. A "Human Trafficking in the Coulee Region" conference will be held from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, in the Cleary Alumni & Friends Center. Keynote speaker Vednita Carter is the founder and executive director of Breaking Free, a non-profit agency that assists women and girls to escape systems of prostitution and abuse. The agency provides advocacy, direct services, housing, education and hope to 400-500 women, girls and their children each year. Carter has spoken at awareness gatherings and conventions thoughout the U.S. and sits on several national committees. Carter is revered as one of the main voices speaking for the women oppressed by sex trafficking in the U.S. and has worked directly with women in sex trafficking for more than 20 years. Registration for the conference is required. Cost is $25 for those who register by Thursday, Oct. 24. Cost is $30 after Oct. 24. Students pay $10. For registration information, visit www.ywcalax.org. A free evening presentation will be held from 7-8:30 p.m.
Deadline to submit presentation proposals for Diversity Dialogues 2014 is Dec. 2
Green Fund applications due Nov. 9Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to submit Environmental Sustainability Reserve (Green Fund) proposals for campus sustainability-related projects. The deadline to submit proposals during the fall semester is Saturday, Nov. 9. To download applications for Green Fund proposals visit www.uwlax.edu/sustainability. The application document includes information about eligibility requirements and proposal evaluation criteria. Applications for projects funded by the Green Fund are collected and reviewed by the Joint Committee on Environmental Sustainability (JCES), then forwarded to the Segregated University Fee Allocation Committee (SUFAC). SUFAC then moves applications on to Student Senate with its recommendations. Student Senate decides upon final Green Fund application approvals. For more information, contact Green Fund Coordinator Ian Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline to apply for scholarships is Feb. 15, 2014The online scholarship system at https://uwlax.
Upcoming eventsMen's Cross Country Jim Drews Invitational Saturday, Oct. 19, 10:30 a.m. West Salem
- UWLEAGLEFAN (UWL EAGLE FAN)
- Follow the Athletic Director on Twitter: @UWLAXAD
- Chef’s Table (Tuesdays and Thursdays): Orange Scented Salmon with Jasmine Rice
- Cyclone Salads: Italian Wedge Salad
- Slice of Life: Vegetarian Chipotle Chicken Flatbread
- Erbert and Gerbert’s: Frango Sub
- Original Burger Company: Chicken Veggie & Mozzarella Sandwich
- Margherita Pizza
- Whitney from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 4:30-6:30 p.m.
- Cartwright in the Galley from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
- The Cellar 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Welcome, new employees:
- Patricia Campbell, Clinical Assistant Professor, Health Professions
- Kevin Freese, Custodian, Resident Life
- Terrence Grossbach, Custodian, Custodial Services
- Scott Marshall, Custodian, University Centers
- Anthony Meidl, Groundskeeper, Landscape Services
- Mary Miller, Custodian, Residence Life
- Jeff Nestingen, Custodian, Custodial Services
- Miranda Panzer, Student Services Coordinator, International Education
- Alexander Plaetzer, Assistant Swim Coach, Intercollegiate Athletics
- Carol Rhodes, Lecturer, Music
- Christopher Roethe, Physical Therapy Assistant, Student Health Center
- Blake Sauey, Research Intern, River Studies Center
- Sandra Vinney, Academic Department Associate, Health Education and Health Promotion
- Gary Wagner, Custodian, Custodial Services
- Jack Wolf, Custodian, Custodial Services
Annual flu shots on campus Oct. 16 for UW-L employees and familyUW-L employees and family members who are at least 18 years old can receive an annual flu shot from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, in Port O' Call, Cartwright Center-Gunning Addition. Staff from the Gundersen Health Plan and Health Tradition Health Plan will give the flu vaccine free of charge to covered employees and their family members who present their Health Insurance Card. Those employees who are not covered by either health plan may pay for the immunization through Gundersen Health Plan for $39. A check or cash for the exact amount will be accepted.
Health and Financial Fair set for Oct. 16A Health and Financial Fair will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, in Valhalla, Cartwright Center-Gunning Addition for employees to meet staff and have annual benefit enrollment questions answered. Lots of information and giveaways will be available. Attendees include: Health Tradition Health Plan, Gundersen Health Plan, Wisconsin Physician Services, Ameritas Group, Dental Wisconsin (EPIC), EPIC Benefits + (Dental, Hospital/Surgery/AD&D/Vision option) VSP Vision Plan, Minnesota Life Insurance (State Group Life plan, Individual & Family plan), Health Choice (Long Term Care Insurance), Gundersen Diabetes Education, Gundersen Women's Health, Gundersen Express Care, Gundersen Nutrition Therapy, Gundersen Laser Vision, Gundersen Advanced Directives. Mayo Research, Mayo Breast Cancer Prevention, Mayo Health Promotions. Revive Chiropractic Wellness, Chiropractic First of La Crescent, Winona Counseling Clinic (Employee Assistance Program-EAP) and UW-L Wellness Center/Student Life. Retirement/financial vendors attending include: ETF (Wisconsin Retirement System); Tax-sheltered annuities Ameriprise/RiverSource Life Insurance, Lincoln National Life Insurance, TIAA-CREF, Dreyfus, Fidelity and T Rowe Price; Wisconsin Deferred Compensation; and the Social Security Administration. Bring a non-perishable food item or cash for UW-L's food pantry and receive a second chance to win a door prize. Door prizes include: a voucher for two people to a Milwaukee Bucks game ($250 value), two Green Bay Packers gift sets, Vikings Quarterback Ponder autographed photograph, two chiropractic spinal evaluations ($200 value), VSP designer sunglasses and more. New this year: Chiropractic First will share the 30-minute presentation "How to Stay Young the First 100 Years!" at 9 a.m. in the Ward Room, Cartwright Center. A continental breakfast will be provided.
Ensure emergency contact information is up to dateTo make sure your emergency contact information up to date, stop by the Human Resources table at the Health and Financial Fair and to see who you have listed as your emergency contact and to update information as needed. This information is imperative to ensure HR staff know whom to contact in case of a crisis. When medical or other emergencies happen, every minute counts. Help HR staff help you should the need ever arise. If you can't stop by the HR table, update your information on your "My UW System" portal on the UW-L Quicklinks.
UW-L in the newsA summary of some of the stories about UW-La Crosse spotted in the news. "UW-L celebrates centennial of Dept. of Exercise and Sport Science," WXOW.com, Oct 5. The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Department of Exercise and Sport Science is celebrating 100 years on campus. "Army will close ROTC at UW-La Crosse," Wisconsin Public Radio, Oct. 4. The Army has announced that the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program at UW-La Crosse will be phased out over the next couple years ... (audio clip) "UW-La Crosse to lose ROTC program," Badger Herald, Oct. 7. After 41 years, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse will close its Reserve Officers' Training Corps program as a result of the Army closing 13 programs across the country ... "Carla Graham: UW-L deserves to be shown respect," Letter, La Crosse Tribune, Oct. 8. In two recent events, extreme disrespect has been displayed for the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. First, car-tipping and over-the-top drunkenness; second, the presence of street preachers on campus. I'm uncertain which upsets me more ... "UW-L professors explain government shutdown, debt ceiling," WXOW.com Oct. 9. UW-La Crosse Political Scientist Assistant Professor Jacob Holt predicts a deal ending the government shutdown will come on ... UW-L alum to complete in world’s top ironman event Oct. 9
Oct. 21 webcast to focus on scholarly communication, open accessHow is the impact of scholarly communication measured in the world of open access publishing? Murphy Library kicks off International Open Access Week with internationally-recognized experts discussing that topic. The discussion is from 2-3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, in 121 Murphy Library and will be webcast concurrently with events taking place at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. A question-and-answer session runs from 3-3:30 p.m. The webcast is sponsored by The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition and the World Bank. Speakers include:
- Executive Director of the American Society for Cell Biology Stefano Bertuzzi
- Chief Information Officer for the National Endowment for the Humanities Brett Bobley
- Director of Scholarly Communication of the Modern Language Association Kathleen Fitzpatrick
- Advocacy Director for Public Library of Science Cameron Neylon
- Assistant Director for Biotechnology in the Science Division of the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy Michael Stebbins