Campus Connection, Jan. 17, 2012

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UW-L students find steps to success

UW-La Crosse students Katie and Jacob Rick know all about balance — on logs and in life. They’ve both placed within the top five in World Championship competitions in log rolling and boom running — sports that involve the art of staying atop moving logs in water.

Artist learns how to grow photography business in UW-L SBDC class

Jamie Heiden was an artist and a mother, but not necessarily a businessperson. A class through UW-La Crosse’s Small Business Development Center was the catalyst that made her all three.

‘The university is their laboratory’

Student Affairs Administration students share why they pursued this degree. The program recently became its own department and numbers continue to grow — particularly for the online program.

Vocal jazz set during UW-L’s Jazz Fest

Jazz and show choir clinician Ly Tartell is coming to campus Jan. 20 and 21.

Community invited to join the UW-L Choral Union

Area singer can join the UW-La Crosse Choral Union. The group of UW-L students, faculty, staff and community members rehearse weekly on Monday evenings, starting Monday, Jan. 23, at UW-L’s Center for the Arts.

The ‘Dating Doctor’ comes to UW-La Crosse

The Dating Doctor David Coleman will be on campus Jan. 25.

‘Privatization and the Public Interest’ discussion Jan. 23

Jack Norman, director of Policy Research and Development for The Institute for Wisconsin’s Future, will present “Privatization and the Public Interest” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, at Port O’ Call, Cartwright Center-Gunning Addition.

Weather bad? Here’s your guide to UW-L’s Inclement Weather Plan

UW-L implements its Inclement Weather Plan when conditions make travel dangerous or other events cause serious safety concerns.

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Chancellor Joe Gow photo.

Chancellor Joe Gow

Chancellor All-University Address, luncheon are Jan. 18; deadline to purchase tickets for luncheon is Jan. 17

Chancellor Joe Gow will give UW-L’s All-University Spring Address from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, in Graff Hall Main Auditorium. Refreshments are available at 10 a.m.

Bring a non-perishable food item to help kick off UW-L’s Organization for Campus Women “A Day of Giving” food drive to UW-L’s Helping Our Own food pantry on campus. Items of greatest need are soup, pasta sauce, noodles, cereal/breakfast items and basic hygiene items.

Immediately following the address will be the “2012 Chancellor’s Booyah Bowl” luncheon in Valhalla, Cartwright Center-Gunning Addition.

Tickets are $6.75. Download more information  here Purchase tickets in person at 212 Cartwright Center from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday through Tuesday, Jan. 17. Tickets received by mail will be processed upon receipt; however, tickets will not be mailed. Pick up tickets at the ticket table prior to the luncheon. For more information, call 785.8890

Student Affairs graduate program open house set for Jan. 19

An open house will be held in honor of the newest department on campus, the Department of Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education. The event runs from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, in the Cameron Hall of Nations, Centennial Hall. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.


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ATP ‘Privilege Unplugged VI’ production set for Jan. 22

The Awareness through Performance (ATP) spring 2012 production is set for 4 p.m. with a 7 p.m. encore performance Sunday, Jan.  22, in Graff Main Hall Auditorium. The shows are free and open to the public. Students, faculty, staff and family and friends are invited to attend.

“ATP: Privilege Unplugged VI” showcases the passions, stories and perspectives of UW-L student leaders who hope to create awareness of privilege and oppression. Save the date for the performance 7 p.m. Monday, March 5.

ATP is sponsored by the Research & Resource Center for Campus Climate. For more information, visit

Passenger van training set for Jan. 25

Passenger van training  is set for 8 a.m. to early afternoon, Wednesday, Jan. 25, for faculty, staff and students who plan to drive to UW-L related trips requiring 12-15 passenger vans. Sessions are limited to eight people. Cost is $60 for new training or $40 for a refresher course.

The next training course after this one will be held fall 2012. For more information and/or to register, call Kelley at 785.8586 or email

Planetarium to debut release of CD Jan. 26; Album Encounters multimedia light and laser show set for Jan. 27

Visit the university Planetarium at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, in 18 Cowley Hall to help celebrate the release of BoyleSoundtArt’s new CD “Auberhalb Der Wurmloch.” Admission is $3.

UW-L’s Album Encounters multimedia light and laser show at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, features Muse’s “Resistance.” Pink Floyd’s “Animals” will be featured Friday, Feb. 3. Admission is $2 for students and $3 for others. To find out more, contact Bob Allen at or 785.8669. Find out more about the Planetarium.

Diversity Dialogues planned for Feb. 1

UW-L’s third Annual Diversity Dialogues will be held from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, in Cartwright Center.  The UW–L Inclusive Excellence Initiative celebrates diversity and inclusion. A diversity resource room will be open from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in Port O’ Call, Cartwright Center-Gunning Addition.

Remember to post disability syllabus and access statements in syllabi, classrooms

To inform students with a disability of accommodations available to them on campus, the Office of Affirmative Action and the Office of Disability Resource Services encourage faculty and instructional academic staff to place the statement below in syllabi at the beginning of each semester, on blackboards and bulletin boards in the classrooms where they teach and to add it to emails or web-based course materials they use. The method(s) used should be based on the ability to provide this statement to students in their classes.

“Any student with a documented disability (e.g., physical, learning, psychiatric, vision, or hearing, etc.) who needs to arrange reasonable accommodations must contact the instructor and the Disability Resource Services Office (165 Murphy Library) at the beginning of the semester.”

Note: Students currently using Disability Resource Services will have a copy of a contract that verifies they are qualified students with disabilities who have documentation on file in the Disability Resource Service Office.

When planning conferences, events and activities, faculty and staff need to ensure that someone in each office or department is responsible for handling requests for accommodations. Call Disability Resource Services at 785.6900 for assistance with arranging and implementing accommodations.

In registration brochures, invitations, or fliers use the following access statement: “To request disability accommodations, please contact (name, department, address, and phone number).”

Publications such as college bulletins, program brochures, class schedules, newsletters and instructional publications must be provided in alternative formats (Braille, large print, tape, electronic) upon request. In these publications use the following statement: “This publication/material is available in alternative formats upon request. Please contact (name, department, address, and phone number).”

For more information, contact Disability Resource Services Director John Palmer at 785.8062.

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Mark W. Chavalas, History,  reviewed the following books for the Journal of Near Eastern Studies 70 (2011) pp.345-48:

  • “Das geistige Erfassen der Welt im Alten Orient: Sprache, Religion, Kultur und Gesellschaft,” C. Wilcke, et al., eds., (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2007)
  • “The Eastern Mediterranean in the Age of Ramesses II,” Marc van de Mieroop, (Malden: Blackwell Publishing, 2007)

Sue Lee, University Communications; and Teri Talpe, Murphy Library; are Myrick Hixon EcoPark photography contest winners. Their winning photos are in the EcoPark’s 2012 calendar. Talpe’s “Morning Frost” photo is the January image. Lee’s “La Crosse Riverside Park” is the September image. Click here to see all the contest winners. Calendars are for sale in the EcoPark’s Gift Shop at 789 Myrick Park Drive.

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New employees

  • Ryan Weigel, Associate Media Specialist, Information Technology Services, Jan. 4
  • Julie Ancius, Associate Lecturer, Accountancy, Jan. 17
  • Karl Green, Associate Lecturer, Political Science & Public Administration, Jan. 17
  • Gerald Kember, Associate Lecturer, Communication Studies Department, Jan. 17
  • Kevin Knopp, Associate Lecturer, Art Department, Jan. 17
  • Lara Olson, Associate Lecturer, Modern Languages Department, Jan. 17
  • Alison Ray, Media Specialist, Information Technology Services, Jan. 17
  • Mayank Singh, Assistant Professor, Computer Science, Jan. 17
  • Laurie Cooper Stoll, Assistant Professor, SociologyArchaeology, Jan. 17
  • Lisa Ulik, Associate Lecturer, Art, Jan. 17
  • Karl Unnasch, Associate Lecturer, Art, Jan. 17


Constance Arzigian, Researcher to Associate Lecturer, Sociology/Archaeology, Jan. 17

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