Posted 6:33 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, 2013
This week's news and events.
U.S.News: UW-L is No. 3 among Midwest’s public collegesCampus earns undergraduate research recognition — UW-L is the No. 3 best public regional university in the Midwest, according to U.S.News & World Report’s 2014 America’s Best Colleges list. It’s the 13th year in a row that UW-L has remained the top-ranked comprehensive university in the UW System. The rank continues UW-L’s trend of being among the Midwest’s top four public universities for more than a decade in the category that includes institutions providing a full range of undergraduate majors and master’s programs. Read more »
In this issue:Announcements & Notices Athletics Campus Kudos UWLDining Human Resources In The News Classifieds
Making a minimum impact on environmentUW-L signed an educational partnership with the national organization Leave No Trace. LNT is the most widely accepted outdoor ethics program used on public lands — adopted by federal agencies such as the U.S. National Park Service and The Bureau of Land Management. Read more»
A cappella group from UW-Madison to perform
A male a cappella musical group from UW-Madison will bring their voices and personalities to campus. The UW-MadHatters will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, on Eagle and Coate Fields. The rain site is Valhalla, Cartwright Center-Gunning Addition. Read more»
Tutoring help offered in Murphy Learning CenterUW-L students looking for studying help and tips can turn to the Murphy Learning Center. The Murphy Learning Center is where all students can receive free tutoring services in a variety of courses. Students are welcome to stop by during an open house from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18. Read more »
Student plans medical missionRyan Moncada is eager to show fellow college students the difference they can make in poor, rural communities in Central America. Moncada, a biology major, is leading a trip to Costa Rica and Nicaragua in Jan. 5-16 to provide basic medical services to small communities. Students can sign up by Oct. 5 to join him. Read more »
The top 10 reasons to study abroad
Each year anywhere from 375 to 425 UW-La Crosse students study abroad. September is a great time to stop by the Office of International Education and learn more. Resources, experienced staff and peer advisers are available to help students find the program that is right for them. Read more »
Opening reception for artwork exhibit of three art majors set for Sept. 20Murphy Library will host an opening reception for an art exhibition featuring the works of UW-L art majors Katherine Liu, Andrew Musil and Analese Nechvatal. The reception is from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, in Murphy’s Mug. Read more »
Read-out at Murphy Library planned for national Banned Books Week; readers wantedMurphy Library will be hosting “Freedom to Read,” a “read-out,” from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, on the first-floor landing of Murphy Library’s central staircase for the campus community. A read-out is a public reading of passages from books that have once been banned or challenged in public, school or academic libraries. Read more »
Students who attended LEGO university at UW-L win aircraft carriersTwenty-two students who attended LEGO University, a four-day summer course at UW-La Crosse in July, have walked away with more than learning and fun — they’re winners in a LEGO kit contest. The campers will receive a BanBao Marine flagship LEGO kit that contains 3,016 pieces and retails for $300. Read more »
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Student Life Office staff welcome campus community with open houseStudent Life Office staff hosted an open house Sept. 10 to show off the recently-renovated office. Staff assist students by serving as advocates in promoting and defending the interest of the students within the university at large. Staff also helps students maximize services available to them at UW-L and intervene on their behalf when requested and appropriate. To learn more, stop by the office at 149 Graff Main Hall, call 608.785.8062 or visit www.uwlax.edu/studentlife/.
Philosophy Club to meet twice a month beginning Sept. 18UW-L's Philosophy Club will meet twice a month beginning Wednesday, Sept. 18. Meetings will be held at 6 p.m. in 2205 Centennial Hall. The club is open to all majors.
Open Mic planned in Cellar[caption id="attachment_26387" align="alignleft" width="168"] CAB hosts Open Mike Night in the Cellar Thursday, Sept. 19.[/caption] The Campus Activities Board brings fun to The Cellar every first, second and third Thursday of the month for 1-2-3 Thursdays. The theme changes weekly, from Open Mic Nights to Local Talent, and Craft Night to Game Night. Thursday, Sept. 19, entertainment begins at 6:30 p.m. with Open Mic Night. Open Mic Nights allow UW-La Crosse students to showcase their talents. Musicians, comedians and those with other talent are welcome to participate. Admission is free. For more information about Open Mic Night or 1-2-3 Thursdays, contact the Cartwright Information Counter at 608.785.8898.
Viterbo University educator is speaker at Sept. 19 bioresearch forumViterbo University Assistant Biology Professor R. Charles (Charlie) Lawrence is the keynote speaker at the Thursday, Sept. 19, La Crosse BioResearch Forum. He will present "Developmental Ethanol Exposure Implications for Multiple Generations: Brain, Behavior and the Epigenome" 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.
Register now for Sept. 20 DigiCOPY trainingLearn how to use DigiCOPY, UW-L’s provider of copying and printing services, during training sessions Friday, Sept. 20. DigiCOPY representatives will be on campus for a series of instructional sessions including what products and services are available, how to set up an account and how to place orders over the Web. Introductory and advanced presentations will be held in 31 Wing Technology Center. Beginner sessions will be an hour long and held at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., while intermediate training will last a half hour and be held at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Time will also be available for the campus community to drop in for one-on-one assistance. Click here to register for a training session. For more information about DigiCOPY, click here.
Auditions for Kinesis Dance Theatre to be held Sept. 20UW-L's Kinesis Dance Theatre will hold auditions from 2:15-3:10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, in the 103A Mitchell Hall Dance Studio. Artistic Director Kathy Gorman will teach a modern dance combination. Kinesis Dance Theatre will perform Saturday, Nov. 16, as part of the Exercise and Sport Science Department's centennial celebration. The group will also perform Friday and Saturday, March 28 and 29, 2014, in Toland Theatre as part of the Theatre Department's 2013-14 season. For more information, contact Kathy Gorman at email@example.com or 608.785.8180.
Academic staff to honor McAlpineMo McAlpine, Recreational Sports, will receive the 2013 Academic Staff Excellence Award during the annual Academic Staff Council Kickoff Meeting at 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, in the Cameron Hall of Nations, Centennial Hall. A program begins at 3:30. Friends and colleagues are welcome to attend. Read more about McAlpine.
Pretty Lights is featured band at Sept. 20 Album EncountersThe Album Encounters multimedia light and laser show will feature Pretty Lights' "A Color Map of the Sun" at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, in 20 Cowley Hall. Admission is $5. To find out more, contact Bob Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608.785.8669. See more about the Planetarium at www.uwlax.edu/planetarium.
Hear, share stories of addiction, recovery at Sept. 23 panelUW-L students, faculty and staff will share their experiences with addiction and recovery at a panel discussion at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, in Valhalla, Cartwright Center-Gunning Addition. Complimentary snacks will be provided. Faculty and staff who want to share their recovery story should contact UW-L Wellness Coordinator Jason Bertrand at email@example.com.
Deadline to submit applications for Academic Staff Professional Development Grants is Oct. 1Academic staff who want to apply for professional development grants for activities from Nov. 1, through Feb. 28, 2014, need to apply by Tuesday, Oct. 1. Development grants support continued professional growth and development of skills to serve students and the campus community. To find out more and apply visit www.uwlax.edu/
Campus Climate employee survey forum to be held Sept. 20; student survey forum is Sept. 26The Office of Campus Climate is hosting two forums to share the results of the campus climate survey that was distributed during spring 2013. The results of the employee survey will be shared from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20. The results of the student survey will be shared from 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26. Both are in the Cameron Hall of Nations, Centennial Hall. Barbara Stewart and Laurie Cooper Stoll will co-present the survey results during the forums.
News and upcoming eventsEagles All Access Radio Show Wednesday, Sept. 18, 5:30 p.m. at the Eagles Nest A weekly radio show, sponsored by the L-Club and highlighting UW-L Athletics, is broadcast from the Eagle’s Nest every Wednesday night from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Classic Rock 100.1. Volleyball vs. Luther Friday, Sept. 20, 7 p.m. Mitchell Hall Click here for ticket information Free schedule poster giveaway UW-L 9th Annual Golf Scramble Saturday, Sept. 21, 11 a.m. Click here to register today! Follow your Eagles anytime online and through social media uwlathletics.com Facebook (Friend/Like today!) La Crosse Eagles UW-L Maroon Platoon Twitter
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- Follow the Athletic Director on Twitter: @UWLAXAD
What’s Happening in Dining Services Stop in the Galley to try the week's featured limited time offers:
- Chef's Table (Tuesdays and Thursdays): Roasted Caribbean Jerk Chicken and Fiesta Rice
- Cyclone Salads: Southwest Chicken Salad
- Slice of Life: Margherita Pizza
- Erbert and Gerbert's: Frango Sub
- Original Burger Company: Spicy Chicken Po' Boy
Did you know ...
- Cyclone Salads in Cartwright Center is now open until 7 p.m.
- You can take advantage of a delicious premium meal starting at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, in Whitney Center
Stay in the loop ...
- Check out the Dining Services website at www.uwlaxdining.com for dining hours, menus, promotions and more.
- Like Dining Services on Facebook at facebook.com/uwlaxdining to be a part of what’s happening in Dining Services.
- Choose water, diet or low-calorie beverages instead of sugar-sweetened beverages.
- Carry a water bottle and refill it throughout the day — good for you, your wallet and the environment.
- Don't keep sugar-sweetened beverages around. Instead, keep a jug or bottles of cold water in the fridge.
- Flavor water with pieces of fresh fruit or herbs — the combinations are endless.
- When you do opt for a sugar-sweetened beverage, go for the small size. A small-size soda has half the calories of a large portion.
- Request that your drink be made with fat-free or low-fat milk instead of whole milk.
- Order the smallest size available.
- Forgo the sugary flavor syrups.
- Skip the whip — whip cream adds calories and fat.
- Keep it simple. Order a plain cup of coffee with fat-free milk and artificial sweetener or drink it black. This is also usually the least expensive option on the menu.
New employeesWelcome to the following recently-hired employees to UW-L's campus community:
- Douglas Baumann, Assistant Professor, Mathematics
- Joshua Bench, Student Services Coordinator, Career Services
- Andrew Berns, Assistant Professor, Computer Science
- Alan Bliss, Research Intern in Health Education and Health Promotion
- Margaret Braun, Lecturer, Recreation Management and Therapeutic Recreation
- Rose Brougham, Assistant Professor, Modern Languages
- Alex Brown, Student Services Coordinator, University Centers
- James Carlson, Assistant Professor, Educational Studies
- Virginie Cassidy, Assistant Professor, Modern Languages
- Anders Cedergren, Lecturer, Health Education and Health Promotion
- Crystal Champion, Counselor, Counseling & Testing Center
- Matthew Chedister, Assistant Professor, Mathematics
- Song Chen, Assistant Professor, Mathematics
- Betty Christiansen, Associate Lecturer, Management
- Kathleen Collins, Custodian, Residence Life
- Stefanie Czosnyka, Clinical Assistant Professor, Health Professions
- Tushar Das, Assistant Professor, Mathematics
- Cordial Gillette, Assistant Professor, Exercise and Sport Science
- Regina Goodnow, Lecturer, Political Science and Public Administration
- Patrick Grabowski, Assistant Professor, Health Professions
- Katherine Grillo, Assistant Professor, Sociology and Archaeology
- Jessi Halligan, Assistant Professor, Sociology and Archaeology
- Mary Hamman, Assistant Professor, Economics
- Caitlin Hansen, Development Skills Specialist, Student Support Services
- Judith Harrington, Assistant Professor, Educational Studies
- Patricia Hart, Associate Lecturer, Sociology and Archaeology
- Joshua Hertel, Assistant Professor, Mathematics
- Andrea Higgins, Student Services Coordinator, University Centers
- Jacob Holt, Lecturer, Political Science Department and Public Administration
- George Hudson, Lecturer, Chemistry
- Daniel Hyson, Associate Lecturer, Psychology
- Craig Jackson, Associate Lecturer, Microbiology
- Heidi Jones, Assistant Professor, English
- Jeffrey Kessler, Associate Lecturer, Management
- Edward Kim, Assistant Professor, Mathematics
- Matthew Konieczny, Associate Lecturer, History
- Mary Krizan, Assistant Professor, Philosophy
- Lisa Kruse, Assistant Professor, Sociology and Archaeology
- Katherine Lavelle, Assistant Professor, Communication Studies
- Eric Linnell, Research Intern, Exercise and Sport Science
- Peter Marina, Assistant Professor, Sociology and Archaeology
- Andrew McGlenn, Assistant Coach, Intercollegiate Athletics; Lecturer, Exercise & Sport Science
- Nicholas McGrath, Assistant Professor, Chemistry
- Angela Mellor, Associate Lecturer, English
- Nicholas Mompier, Associate Lecturer, Theatre Arts
- Samuel Morris, Lecturer, Mathematics
- Michele Nauman, Adviser, Student Support Services
- Dawn Norris, Assistant Professor, Sociology and Archaeology
- Kelly Nowicki-Van Rooyen, Associate Lecturer, Management
- Jenna O'Brien, Associate Student Services Coordinator, Multicultural Student Services
- Todd Osmundson, Assistant Professor, Biology
- Elizabeth Peacock, Assistant Professor, Sociology and Archaeology
- Andrea Peirce, Lecturer, Health Professions; Associate Lecturer, Microbiology
- Kristine Peterson, Associate Lecturer, Theatre Arts
- Fred Pierce III, Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management, Provost
- Michelle Pinzl, Associate Lecturer, Modern Languages
- Nicole Ploeger-Lyons, Assistant Professor, Communication Studies
- Alessandro Quartiroli, Assistant Professor, Psychology
- Lori Reichel, Assistant Professor, Health Education and Health Promotion
- Alysa Remsburg, Associate Lecturer, Environmental Studies Program
- Aliyah Richling, Associate Lecturer, Music
- Leslie Rogers, Assistant Professor, Educational Studies
- Ellen Rozek, Assistant Professor, Psychology
- Roberto Salgado, Lecturer, Physics
- Daniel Sambu, Assistant Professor, Geography and Earth Science
- Debra Sazama, Lecturer, Exercise and Sport Science
- Kenneth Shonk, Jr., Assistant Professor, History
- Bradley Shutters, Assistant Professor, Computer Science
- Richard Sims, Student Services Coordinator, Multicultural Student Services
- Eric Snively, Assistant Professor, Biology
- Erica Srinivasan, Assistant Professor, Psychology
- Lindsay Steiner, Assistant Professor, English
- Patricia Stovey, Assistant Professor, History
- Lynette Stoyles, Associate Lecturer, Music
- Victoria Svoboda, Lecturer, Student Affairs Administration
- Matthew Thomas, Assistant Professor, Educational Studies
- Jennifer Trost, Associate Professor, History
- Suthakaran Veerasamy, Assistant Professor, Psychology
- Chad Vidden, Assistant Professor, Mathematics
- Katie Wagoner, Associate Lecturer, Health Education and Health Promotion
- Matthew Windett, Associate Lecturer, Communication Studies
- Kee Xiong, Custodian, Custodial Services
- Andre Zampaulo, Assistant Professor, Modern Languages