Campus Connection, Feb. 17, 2014

Feb. 14, 2014


UW System award winner biologist Roger Haro nurtures, supports students

UW-La Crosse Biology Professor Roger Haro.

Roger Haro was a first-generation student in college from a historically under-represented group as a Mexican-American. When The UW-La Crosse biology professor started his career as a scientist, he met few scientists from minority backgrounds. That fueled his ambition to work with under-represented college students. “Science is a great career path and I wanted to broaden its ranks,” Haro explains. He has — and now his enthusiasm is being recognized. Read more »

In this issue:

Announcements & Notices


Campus Kudos

Communications Corner


In The News

Murphy Library Notes

Physical Wellness



‘College Goal Wisconsin’ to help prospective students apply for financial aid

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UW-La Crosse will host an event to help future college students and their families apply for financial aid to make post-high school education more affordable. “College Goal Wisconsin” will help future students and families through the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application. It will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, in 102 Wing Technology Center at UW-L. Read more »

Director of UW-La Crosse’s Murphy Library named fellow of international association

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Catherine Lavallée-Welch, director of Murphy Library, has been named a Fellow of the Special Libraries AssociationRead more »

National Champion Andrew Rock featured in NCAA’s ’40-in-40′

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Former University of Wisconsin-La Crosse student-athlete Andrew Rock and his wife, Missy Buttry Rock, are featured by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) as part of its Division III 40-in-40 series. The article by the NCAA’s Jack Copeland, “Division III’s First Couple,” and features Rock and Buttry who own an Olympic gold medal and 23 Division III individual track and cross country championships. Read more »

Student Health Center seeks participants for flu study

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Cases of influenza — commonly known as the flu — are on the rise. Each year, the flu affects anywhere from 5-20 percent of North Americans, according to statistics from the Influence Study. Fever, chills, aches, fatigue, even vomiting or diarrhea, are all common symptoms of this highly contagious respiratory illness. For most, the flu is little more than an inconvenience; however, it also causes approximately 200,000 hospitalizations per year and can turn deadly. Read more »

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Heart-healthy? Campus employees find out at LIVEMAROON

Dennis Kline measuring Vang's blood pressure.

UW-L REC Strength Center Manager Dennis Kline, left, measured blood pressures of employees, including Xia Vang, right, and Aaron Knapp, center, as part of the LIVEMAROON Get-Together.


Campus employees gathered Feb. 13 in the Cameron Hall of Nations, Centennial Hall, to learn more about getting heart-healthy.

The LIVEMAROON Get-Together included a variety of heart health checks, chair massages, a yogurt bar and prizes.

Door prize winners and prizes include:

  • Carla Burkhardt — a UW-L alumni polo shirt
  • Matt Evensen — a UW-L double wall cup with Straw water bottle
  • Tim Walls — “A Brewed with Style” book by Paul D. Koeller and David H. DeLano

See photos of the event at

The next LIVEMAROON events are:

  • Thursday, May 1, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Cameron Hall of Nations, Centennial Hall
  • Tuesday, June 10, time TBD, Lindner Forest Gazebo

LIVEMAROON is a campus-wide effort to highlight the passion, friendship, community and pride found at UW-L. The initiative is coordinated and sponsored by Campus Climate, University Communications and University Police. A grant from Dining Services will fund the refreshments. No taxpayer dollars are used to fund the event.

See more at


Macías González honored at Feb. 10 reception

Victor Macías González and Greg Wegner photo.

UW-L Professor Víctor M. Macías González, left, is the second UW-L professor to receive the Wisconsin Professor of the Year Award. He’s pictured here with History Professor Emeritus Greg Wegner who earned the recognition in 2011. See photos of the Macías González Feb. 10 reception at


Vanguards word.Vanguard info sessions to be held Feb. 18, 20; applications for positions due by Feb. 24

Vanguard is a volunteer student public relations organization that represents the UW-La Crosse student body during campus tours, Campus Close-Up programs, college fairs, high school visits and freshman registration.

The Admissions Office is looking for students who are outgoing, friendly, possess excellent communication skills and excited about UW-L to apply to become Vanguards. Participation in Vanguard gives students the opportunity to share valuable information about being a UW-L student to visitors, as well as to develop strong communication skills.

To learn more, attend an informational session at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, or Thursday, Feb. 20, in 331 Cartwright Center.

Applications for Vanguard for this summer and the 2014-15 academic year are available in the Admissions Office in the Cleary Alumni & Friends Center and online at Completed applications are due by 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, in the Admissions Office.

For more information, contact UW-L Vanguard Adviser Joshua Rybaski, Admissions, at 608.785.8939 or

Nominations for UW System Woman of Color award due by Feb. 19

Nominate UW-L faculty, staff, students or active community members for the UW System Woman of Color in Education Award at  Nominations are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19.

Job fair artwork. ‘Summer Job & Camp Fair’ for college students is Wednesday, Feb. 19

Meet with summer camp employers from throughout the U.S. seeking employees and on- and off-campus employers looking for summer and part-time employees.

The Summer Job & Camp Fair runs from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, in Valhalla, Cartwright Center-Gunning Addition.

More than 45 employers are expected. They include on- and off-campus employers offering part-time employment, along with representatives from summer camps throughout the U.S. The fair, sponsored by the UW-L Career Services and Financial Aid offices, is free and open to all.

For a list of participating employers, visit

‘Miss Saigon,’ Orientalism, problematics of international adoption to be discussed Feb. 19

Protests against the October 2013 theatrical run of “Miss Saigon” at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul, Minn., inspired UW-L assistant professors Sara Docan-Morgan and Gerald Iguchi to develop a presentation about the difficulties faced by Koreans adopted by white American parents and how narratives of cultural forms such as “Miss Saigon” and its predecessor “Madame Butterfly” exacerbate and perpetuate their pain and alienation.

“‘Miss Saigon,’ Orientalism, and the Problematics of International Adoption: Challenging Racial, Gendered, and Familial Commonsense” will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, in the Cameron Hall of Nations, Centennial Hall.

Iguchi will discuss the history of the Orientalist, imperialist and racial commonsense present in and perpetuated by the aestheticized racism of these same cultural forms. Both Docan-Morgan’s and Iguchi’s adoptions were inter-ethnic, inter-”racial.”

The presentation is sponsored by the UW-L Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department. For more information, contact Mahruq Khan at href=”” target=”_blank”>

Teaching artwork. Teaching is focus of presentation Feb. 20

Get a look at UW-L’s School of Education this week.

Undecided majors or students who have recently declared majors in education are invited to find out more about innovative experiences, projects and events that School of Education students, staff and faculty are working on or have worked on at “Come Take a Look: 21st Century Teaching at UW-L.”

The free event runs from 2-5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in Valhalla, Cartwright Center-Gunning Addition.

The event also includes refreshments and door prizes. To find out more call 608.785.8134.

Fraternity info meeting to be held Feb. 20

Learn more about UW-L’s Chi Phi fraternity at an informational meeting 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in 3315 Centennial Hall.

The fraternity has been “sculpting boys into men” since 1824 with leadership positions and community involvement! There will be free snacks and refreshments.

University Bookstore sale set for Feb. 20-21

The University Bookstore is holding a sale Thursday and Friday, Feb. 20 and 21. Mark your calendars.

Career Fair Boot Camp artwork. Career Fair Boot Camp set for Feb. 21

Expert advice on how students can present themselves well at a career fair will be offered at the Career Fair Boot Camp.

Students can meet individually with employers and career advisers for resume critiques; and tips for interviewing, introductions, researching prospective employers and professional dress.

The free event runs from 1-3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, in the Strzelczyk Great Hall, Cleary Alumni & Friends Center. No registration is required. Students may stop in as their schedules allow.

The event is sponsored by UW-L Career Services with assistance from It Make$ Cents! and the Public Speaking Center.

The boot camp is offered in advance of the Spring Career Expo, to be held Wednesday, Feb. 26, in Valhalla, Cartwright Center-Gunning Addition.

Lynyrd Skynyrd featured at Feb. 21 Album Encounters; ‘Hotter Than Blue’ is March Public Program

The next Album Encounters multimedia light and laser show will feature Lynyrd Skynyrd’s ”Skynyrd’s Innyrds”at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, in 20 Cowley Hall. Admission is $5.

The Planetarium’s Public Program for March is ”Hotter Than Blue.”  The talk, followed by a multimedia audiovisual presentation, will be at 1 p.m. Saturdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. Admission is $3 for students, seniors and children, and $5 for others.

For more, contact Bob Allen at or 608.785.8669. See more about the Planetarium at

Students to give ‘Most Accessible’ awards Feb. 24

UW-L students with disabilities will honor faculty, staff and a department for making the campus accessible.

Students Advocating Potential Ability will present the Most Accessible awards during a ceremony at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, in the Cameron Hall of Nations in Centennial Hall.  The event is open to all.

The “Most Accessible Award” is given annually to a faculty member, staff member and a department that has demonstrated a willingness to make the campus accessible to students with a disability. Students and others have nominated those receiving the awards to recognize an outstanding level of understanding accessibility and creating a comfortable learning environment for all.

SAPA is a campus organization with a goal of informing and educating about the ability within disability. The group’s events range from panel discussions and speakers to the most accessible gingerbread building competition.

Poster making workshop set for Feb. 25

A Poster Making Workshop for both undergraduate and graduate students will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in 301 Cowley Hall. The workshop covers general poster making tips and guidelines. The event is geared toward those who are creating posters for the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) April 3-5 at the University of Kentucky. For more information, contact the Office of Undergraduate Research at 608.785.8040 or .

Eyes Wide Shut words.‘Eyes Wide Open: This is Media’ film, discussion to be held Feb. 26

Take a fresh look at our role in the media landscape as consumers and makers. “Eyes Wide Open: This is Media” reveals the balancing act between being connected, responsible and private.

The Pivot Media short documentary and discussion will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, in 1400 Centennial Hall. Refreshments will be served. Panelist include:

  • Jim Jorstad, Academic Technology Services
  • Seth McNitt, Communication Studies
  • David Solie, Communications Studies and WXOW
  • Robert Wilkie, English

Etiquette Dinner logo. Etiquette Dinner scheduled for March 6; register by March 2

Professional success is more than just working hard. Manners and etiquette count —  especially for students just entering the workforce.

The Spring Etiquette Dinner will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 6, in Strzelczyk Great Hall, Cleary Alumni & Friends Center. Janie Spencer, director of the UW-L Alumni Association and a certified etiquette consultant, will present the evening’s program, “Playing by the Rules.” Business Professional dress is strongly encouraged.

The cost for students is $10 and includes a three-course served dinner. Registration is online through UW-L Eagle Opportunities. The deadline to register is March 2 or until filled. For more information, visit

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News and upcoming events

Eagles All Access Radio Show
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 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 Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Classic Rock 100.1.

Men’s Basketball vs. UW-Stout
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 7 p.m. at Mitchell Hall Gymnasium
Senior night
Free collectors cups to the first 100 fans
Halftime teddy bear toss
Click here for ticket information
Free schedule poster giveaway

Women’s Track & Field vs. Winona State
Friday, Feb. 21, 4 p.m. at Mitchell Hall Fieldhouse
Breast cancer awareness night
Click here for ticket information
Free schedule poster giveaway

Gymnastics vs. Eau Claire
Friday, Feb. 21, 6:30 p.m. at Mitchell Hall Gymnasium
Free collectors cups to the first 100 fans
Senior honors night
Parents night
Breast cancer awareness night
Click here for ticket information
Free schedule poster giveaway

Men’s Tennis vs. St. Norbert
Saturday, Feb. 22, 10:30 a.m. at Mitchell Hall Fieldhouse
Click here for ticket information
Free schedule poster giveaway

Roundball Rumble on the River
Monday, April 7, at the Waterfront Cargill Room
Doors open/cocktails: 6 p.m.
Dinner starts: 7 p.m.
Championship game tip-off: 8 p.m.
$75 per ticket | $50 each for a purchase of two or more

Eagle Kidz Klub memberships now available
Click here for more information

Join the L-Club today and become part of the UW-L athletics tradition
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Click here for more information about the L-Club and upcoming events

Follow your Eagles anytime online and through social media! …


  • Follow the Athletic Director on Twitter: @UWLAXAD

Eaglez Kidz Klub | Group Outings | Get Involved | Maroon Platoon | Mascot | Tickets | Events & Promotions | L-Club | Donate

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Mark W. Chavalas, History, participated in the editorial board meeting of the American Oriental Society Middle West Region, Feb. 8. He is currently president of the regional society. Chavalas also reviewed William G. Dever’s  “The Lives of Ordinary People in Ancient Israel: Where Archaeology and the Bible Intersect.” Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2012,  for the The Historian 75 (2013) pp. 887-888.

Julia Johnson,  College of Liberal Studies, co-authored “Queerness May Have Dodged a Bullet: Jodie Foster’s Neoliberal ‘Coming Out’ Rhetoric and the Politics of Visibility” published in the spring 2014 (issue 1, volume 1) issue of QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking. Kimberlee Pèrez, a doctoral candidate in communication at Arizona State University, co-authored the essay.

Bruce Mouser, retired, History, chaired “Blackness in the Atlantic World,” Simposio internacional: El signifiado de la Negritud/The Meaning of Blackness, at the University of Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica, Feb. 3-7.

Kate Parker, English, published a review article exploring new digital archives of eighteenth-century poetry in “Aphra Behn Online: Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830,” Vol. 2, issue 3 (2013).



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University Communications: the go-to communications resource for advancing UW-La Crosse
115 Graff Main Hall (the southeast corner)

Got news? Let us know!

Whether you have news or you need guidance in talking to a reporter, the News & Marketing team can help.

We can’t promise coverage of every event or story suggestion, but we will assess the newsworthiness and may do one of the following:

  • Write a story for Campus Connection, the university’s internal newsletter and/or website
  • Write and distribute a news release
  • “Pitch” the story to a reporter or producer
  • Promote the story as part of a trend (something happening in higher education across the state, for example)
  • Consult with you on how to get publicity, what is news, how to work with the media and how your news helps to build the positive image of the university
  • Take photographs at an event

Questions? Contact News & Marketing at 608.785.8487.
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What’s Happening In Dining Services

Stop in to try the week’s featured limited time offers.

Cartwright Center Galley: 

  • Chef’s Table (Tuesdays and Thursdays): Blackened Catfish and Sofrito Black Beans
  • Cyclone Salads:  Thai Beef Salad
  • Slice of Life: Chicken Florentine Pizza
  • Original Burger Company: Grilled Beef and Chimichurri Sandwich

Whitney Center Residence Dining:

  • Mindful Wednesdays at 360 for dinner: Asian Steak Salad
  • Daily Recipes From Home

Did you know …

  • NEW! Fiesta Mondays at Chef’s Table in Cartwright Center Galley. Mexican features every Monday.
  • Kick start this semester with healthy choices in Cartwright Center Galley from our Mindful Promotions or take a culinary journey with our Taste of … North American, South American, Asian and European cuisines.
  • Whitney Center Dining … Partake in Mindful Wednesday’s for dinner at 360 or try daily Recipes From Home submitted by UW-L students.
  • Purchase a UW-L Dining Eco Mug at Einstein Bros Bagels, Starbucks or Murphy’s Mug for $5 and receive 10 percent off every drink refill at those locations.
  • Have you checked out our bulk candy in The Galley?  Fill up a 12 oz. cup of your favorite selection or mix it up with multiple favorites like Fruit Runts, Mike & Ike’s, dried fruit and chocolate covered peanuts for $3.49.

Stay in the loop …

  • Check out the Dining Services at for dining hours, menus, promotions and more.
  • Like Dining Services on Facebook at to be a part of what’s happening in Dining Services.

Green apple artwork. Enjoy mindful choices

Many people believe that healthy eating means a world of boring, tasteless food with little variety.

University Dining believes in another approach. One filled with choices, satisfying flavors, full plates and healthy indulgence. We call this approach mindful. Look for the green heart to identify mindful choices.

Our mindful recipes are authentically healthy choices. Highlights of mindful choices include: meals and entrees that fill the plate with fewer than 600 calories due to the use of more vegetables, fruits, whole grains and less fat; significantly reduced sodium in our soups to less than 700 mg per 8 oz. serving by replacing salt with more fresh herbs and spices; no trans fat and less than 10 percent of calories from saturated fats in all our menu selections.

Find mindful choices every day in the Cartwright Center Galley at Cyclone Salads and Slice of Life, and for dinner on Wednesdays at 360 Degrees, and many other places in Whitney Center.

Finally, an easy way to enjoy health — that’s mindful.

 UW-L Dining Services Dietitian Sarah Nicklay


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UW-L in the news

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

UW-L’s Haro wins UW diversity award,” La Crosse Tribune, Feb. 7. A biology professor at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse has been picked as one of three recipients of the 2014 UW System Board of Regents Diversity Award … Haro was the first in his family to go to college, the son of a waiter and a secretary in inner-city San Francisco …

Student Mural Apprentices Return,”  WXOW, Feb. 6. The two student apprentices who worked with artist John Pugh for the past few weeks on the proposed Pump House mural returned to share their experience.

UW-L students ‘Catch-A-Cure’ for lung cancer,” WXOW-TV, Feb. 8. More people in the United States die of lung cancer than any other type cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute. To raise awareness for the disease, the UW-L Pre-Physician Assistant Club hosted their 5th annual Catch-A-Cure event Saturday… (video clip)

Altra, UW-L receive awards for financial literacy, La Crosse Tribune, Feb. 11. Two La Crosse organizations have been honored by Gov. Scott Walker for promoting and educating the public about sound personal finance practices. Altra Federal Credit Union and It Make$ Cents, a group at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, are two of 20 entities and individuals picked for the 2013 Wisconsin Financial Literacy Award …

UW-L students gain new perspective after trip to India,  WKBT-TV, Feb 13. A group of U-W La Crosse students are seeing the world from a new perspective after spending nearly three weeks in India.

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Use ‘persistent’ links for linking success

Faculty and staff who link to library resources in D2L or elsewhere often end up with links that do not work or only work on campus. Links to articles, videos or other resources that are copied and pasted from the browser’s address bar often come from deep within the parent database and do not reflect the authentication information necessary to view the page when starting a new browser session.

To link successfully to a specific article or video, it is best to use a “persistent link.” Many databases now display persistent links somewhere in the article record.

Find and link to resources using persistent links in databases such as EBSCOhost, Elsevier ScienceDirect, OVID, Films on Demand, LexisNexis Academic and JSTOR. on this library Web page: or as a link from the Resources for Faculty and Staff page at 

Films on Demand has new process to link to videos

Films on Demand, a service that streams academic videos and clips, has new, more secure procedures to create persistent links to videos. Faculty and staff who have current links to videos in D2L or elsewhere, will need to reformat those links or they will cease to function correctly.

The process is described here: or find the link temporarily featured on the library home page.

For more information about linking to articles, videos and other resources, contact Electronic Resources/Periodicals Librarian Jen Holman at or 608.785.8395.

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UW-L REC Strength Center Manager Dennis Kline and UW-L Dining Services Dietitian Sarah Nicklay are teaming up for the Tuesday Night Training Lectures Series. They will lead these free, public sessions on diet and exercise:

  • Paleo Diet & Gluten Free Diet” — Feb. 18, 6-7 p.m., La Crosse South Library, 1307 S. 16th St. Nicklay will discuss the basics of the Paleo and gluten-free diets and if they’re right for you.
  • “Are You Flexibile Enough?” — Feb. 25, 8-9 p.m., 2205 Centennial Hall. Kline will lead a flexibility assessment and provide strategies to improve.
  • “Healthy Eating on a Budget” — March 4, 6-7 p.m., La Crosse South Library, 1307 S. 16th St. Nicklay will present how to choose and prepare healthy and affordable foods.
  • “Implementing Cross Training” — March 11, 8-9 p.m., 2205 Centennial Hall. Kline will discuss how to add and use other training methods toward the goal of running.
  • “Nutrition Apps & Tools”— March 25, 6-7 p.m., La Crosse South Library, 1307 S. 16th St. Nicklay will present what’s out there and how good they are.

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Kay Robinson

Kay Robinson, a retired program manager who worked in UW-L’s Office of Continuing Education and Extension for 23 years, died Saturday, Feb. 8. Robinson began working in Continuing Education in October 1987 and retired in June 2010. She also was a lecturer in the Ethnic & Racial Studies (formerly Minority Studies) and Women’s Studies Departments. She was awarded emeritus status upon retirement.

Visitation will be held from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, at Blaschke & Schneider Funeral Home, 1501 West Ave. South. A funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18,  at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph the Workman, 530 Main St. Watch the La Crosse Tribune for the full obituary.


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1960s Everett console upright piano. One owner, beginner piano, consistently tuned through the years. Free if you move it by Saturday, March 15. Call Susan at 608.317.6763.

For rent

Retired couple wants to rent small, furnished home or apartment in La Crosse or surrounding area for summer 2014. Will house sit. Call 608.738.2086 or email


Participants aged 30 to 60 for balance and stability research project. All testing will be done in 45- to 60-minute sessions at the Health Science Center. UW-L’s Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy departments will establish a database for balancing abilities across the lifespan using a virtual system. To find out more or participate, contact Danielle Grall at 262.501.2401 or