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May at UWL

May at UWL

Relive the month through some of our favorite images

Posted 8 a.m. Friday, May 31, 2024


New graduates, historic artifacts and the transformative power of philanthropy. Take a look at some of our favorite photos from May at UWL.

From left to right: Professor of Geography & Environmental Science Gargi Chaudhuri and students Courtney Osmek and Emma Everett created a map allowing community members to more easily identify food resources such as community gardens and food pantries.

During a celebration at the end of April, it was announced that UWL's new Fieldhouse would be named for Bob Hetzel (seated), who is retiring after 17 years as vice chancellor for Administration & Finance.
Preserved in Murphy Library: UWL's original seal, created in 1928 by student artist Tony Lee. The seal illustrates the university's motto, mens corpusque, Latin for "mind and body."

See other artifacts housed inside UWL's Special Collections/Area Research Center.

While campaigning for president, John F. Kennedy came to speak at the old Mary E. Sawyer Auditorium in downtown La Crosse. He stayed at the Hotel Stoddard, formerly located on Fourth Street. The back of this photo includes a handwritten note from Kennedy to the hotel's owner and manager, John Elliott.

Kennedy's note reads: “It was a pleasure meeting with you. Many thanks for the hospitality.”
Practicing their cap toss outside Graff Main Hall.
Eddie Kim, associate professor of mathematics, congratulates new graduates during commencement at the La Crosse Center.
Dr. Wags, known by friends as Rossi the Facility Service Dog, dressed to the (K) nines.
Finding a familiar face in the crowd.
Graduates move the tassels on their caps from right to left, marking the completion of their time as an undergraduate.
That "I did it" feeling.
Graduates soak up their day in the sun.
Interim Chancellor Betsy Morgan speaks to the campus community at a news conference announcing two major gifts in support of UWL's Microbiology Department and River Studies Center.

Learn more about the McGinley Endowed Professorship in Microbiology and the Rada Endowed Fellowships in River Studies.

Incoming Chancellor James Beeby addresses the crowd during the UWL Alumni & Friends Foundation Board Social.
Janie Morgan (center) was honored during the board social as she prepares to retire from her position as executive director of strategic engagement for the UWL Alumni & Friends Foundation.
Trustee Carolyn Fleckenstein Scott holds a crushed champagne bottle after christening UWL's new, state-of-the-art watercraft, the Research Vessel Prairie Springs. The $500,000 vessel promises to transform freshwater education at UWL and beyond.

Learn more about the Research Vessel Prairie Springs.


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