Campus Connection Aug. 4, 2014


UW-L online education continues to grow

graphic depicting statistics related to online education.The number of online courses and degree programs at UW-L continues to grow. Both students and faculty are showing more interest in online education, says Brian Udermann, UW-L director of online education.

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In this issue:

Announcements & Notices


Human Resources

In The News

Organization for Campus Women


Finding archaeological tools for K-12 education

Headshot image of Anna Alinda

Teachers from around the U.S. participated in a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for Teachers July 14 – Aug. 1 at UW-La Crosse. One teacher explains how the institute is helping her do more hands-on science with her students.

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UW-L alum launches seventh log rolling tournament

Image of Katie Rick on a log balancing with Emilhy Christopherson. Pictured on a lake.

The annual Three Rivers Roleo Log Rolling Tournament will be Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Great River Landing in Onalaska, Wisconsin.

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Suicide Prevention Summit planned in September

Logo for Suicide Prevention Awareness event. Features a Sun in the background of the words "Suicide Prevention Awareness Event."The La Crosse Area Suicide Prevention Initiative hopes to raise awareness and hope in the community about suicide during a summit in September. The summit opens with an Awareness Event from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, at Riverside Park.

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Check out new campus banners

CampusBannerUW-L’s new campus banners line La Crosse Street and East Avenue on campus. They display the university’s “surround yourself” tagline.

Announcements Notices head

Employee Enrichment Day

Image of Jason Kotecki speaking in front of a group at Valhalla, Cartwright Center.

Motivational speaker Jason Kotecki told UW-L employees to watch out for symptoms of “adultitus” during his presentation “Escape Adulthood: Living & Working with Less Stress and More Success.”  Kotecki was one of two keynote speakers during Employee Enrichment Day July 29. The more than 150 faculty and staff who participated chose to attend eight different sessions on other topics throughout the day.The committee of academic and classified staff who organized the day would like feedback. Please take the online survey.

CPR/AED course to be held Aug. 25; deadline to register is Aug. 18

UW-L Police Officer Dave Pehl will conduct a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) course from 9 a.m.-noon Monday, Aug. 25, in the Police Services Building, 605 17th St. N.

The CPR/AED course is an American Heart Association course. Upon completion participants receive certification from the AHA that is good for two years. Cost is $20.

To register, email Pehl at no later than Monday, Aug. 18.

If the course is full, registrants will be put on a waiting list for the next class.

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News and upcoming events

Football tickets now on sale | Single game and season tickets

All-Sport passes now on sale

Group outings and fan information

Maroon Platoon student fan section

Join the L-Club 


  • Follow the Athletic Director on Twitter: @UWLAXAD



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New employees

July 15, 2014

  • Megan Denison, residence hall director, Office of Residence Life
  • Jude Legiste, residence hall director, Office of Residence Life
  • Allyson Plattner, residence hall director,  Office of Residence Life

July 21, 2014

  • Jenny Larson, student services coordinator, Recreational Sports
  • Matthew Schneider, student services coordinator, Recreational Sports

July 28, 2014

  • Patty Fairchild, administrative program specialist, Information Technology Services
  • Brittney Greeno, development specialist, Research & Sponsored Programs

August 1, 2014

  • Matthew Andre, assistant professor, Exercise and Sport Science Department
  • Katherine Beggs, associate student services coordinator, Admissions Office
  • Liz Bergeron, assistant professor, Educational Studies Department
  • Katherine Evans, assistant professor, Recreation Management & Therapeutic Recreation Department
  • Liz Humrickhouse-Lee, assistant professor, Library
  • Daniel Hyson, assistant professor, Psychology Department
  • Andrew Jagim, assistant professor, Exercise and Sport Science Department
  • Barbara Johnson, assistant professor, Health Professions Department
  • Jim Parejko, assistant professor, Microbiology Department
  • Daniel Plunkett, assistant professor, Recreation Management & Therapeutic Recreation Department
  • Nancy Richeson, associate professor, Recreation Management & Therapeutic Recreation Department
  • Jessica Sim, assistant professor, Psychology Department
  • Victoria Svoboda, assistant professor, Student Affairs Administration Department
  • Nathan Warnberg, assistant professor, Mathematics Department

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UW-L in the news

A summary of some of the stories about UW-La Crosse spotted in the news.

“Old bed frames moved from dorms,” WKBT, July 28.

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is staying eco-friendly while upgrading its residence halls. In preparation for the new school year, the residence life staff spent a week sending nearly seven hundred tons of old bed frames to recycling…

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Deadline to nominate women for 2014 YWCA Tribute to Outstanding Woman Award is Aug. 11

UW-L’s Organization of Campus Women Nominating Committee is accepting nominations for the 2014 YWCA of the Coulee Region Tribute to Outstanding Woman Award. The award recognizes and honors women from the Coulee Region who have demonstrated qualities of outstanding leadership and excellence in their professional and personal endeavors in accordance with the mission of the YWCA.

Nominated women should reflect YWCA’s mission: “YWCA of the Coulee Region is dedicated to eliminating racism and empowering women.”

The award criteria changed in 2009 to include more demonstrated involvement in the assistance in the elimination or reduction of racism. Nominees must be associated with UW-L as faculty, academic or classified staff or students. No self-nominations will be accepted.

Awards have traditionally honored women’s contributions in the following areas: non-profit, business/professions, health, education, activist, volunteer, trail blazer, Young Woman of Tomorrow (college or high school student) and “other” category, which may include community development or sports, for example.

Email nominations, along with a brief statement indicating why they are being nominated, by Monday, Aug. 11, to Jaralee Richter at

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UW-L Bookstore seeks qualified candidates for temporary sales associates for up to 20 hours per week for the opening of the fall semester. Associates:

  • Operate a cash register to total customer purchases.
  • Check out and return textbook rental titles.
  • Straighten merchandise, stock shelves, price merchandise.
  • Greet customers as they come into the store.
  • Answer the telephone.

Click here to apply.