Campus Connection March 24, 2014


Men’s Indoor Track & Field wins national title

The 2014 UW-L Men's Indoor Track & Field team are NCAA III champions.

The UW-La Crosse men’s track & field team captured its 17th National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III indoor championship March 15.  The 17 indoor crowns are the most in NCAA III history. The Eagles finished with 63.5 team points, winning their second straight indoor title and 10th in the last 14 seasons. UW-L has now won a nation-leading 29 NCAA III championships in school history (17 indoor; 12 outdoor).  The 12 outdoor crowns are also the best in Division III history. Read more »

In this issue:

Announcements & Notices


Campus Kudos

Communications Corner


In The News

Murphy Library Notes

Physical Wellness



Music performer of the year to hit UW-L stage

Musician with guitar.

Rock and pop folk artist Jason LeVasseur will entertain as part of the UW-La Crosse’s Campus Activities Board’s 1-2-3 Thursday Series. He will perform at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27, in the Cellar in Cartwright Center. Read more »

UW-L Foundation Small Grants, Carol Dobrunz Endowment Travel Award applications due March 28

Money tree.

Funds for instruction, research and public service projects are available for July 1, 2014–June 30, 2015, through a Foundation Small Grant. Any member of the university community may apply for a small grant for a wide variety of projects. Apply now for funds supporting conference costs for non-tenured faculty or instructional academic staff (IAS) without an indefinite appointment. Read more »

Artist plans talks at Pump House, UW-L as part of exhibit


Artist Kevin Knopp will give two public talks in conjunction with his Pump House exhibit, “Post Card, La Crosse.” Knopp will discuss the ideas, techniques and evolution of his works in the exhibit during a gallery talk at noon Friday, March 28, in the Kader Gallery, 119 King St. Read more »

UW-La Crosse presents a night of dance theatre

Photo of dancers dancing.

UW-La Crosse’s Kinesis Dance Theatre, a student dance group, will perform on campus. Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 28, and Saturday, March 29, in Toland Theatre in the Center for the Arts. The performance will feature a new, modern piece choreographed by Artistic Director Kathy Gorman to the music of Ottorino Respighi’s “Ancient Airs and Dances.” Gorman is also debuting a new jazz number, “Barcelona,” highlighting six female dancers. Read more »

UW-L professor explains the mask men wear

Ryan McKelley speaks to group on Graff Main Hall auditorium stage.

Ryan McKelley, licensed psychologist and UW-L associate professor of psychology, shared an early experiment from the 13th century where infants were denied social interaction. The nature of the study was to find out what language would naturally develop without influence from a caregiver. However, the study failed because all of the infants died. Read more »

Hawaiian dancers to bring a taste of the big island to La Crosse


The Polynesian Paradise Dancers will give an exotic dance performance at UW-La Crosse. They will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, in Valhalla, Cartwright Center-Gunning Addition. Read more »

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Records and Registration back in 117 Graff Main Hall

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Leslie Fell, left, and Vickie Evenson are hard at work in the renovated Records and Registration Office, 117 Graff Main Hall. Employees moved back into the office last week.

The office remodel is nearly complete and the Office of Records and Registration has returned to 117 Graff Main Hall. The office makeover has allowed for a more welcoming environment including a reception area accessible for students and staff of all abilities. Services provided include registration assistance, transcripts, name changes, re-entry application processing and various verification services. Curriculum and catalog services have also returned to the office.

Office hours are 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For announcements and deadlines “like” Records and Registration on Facebook at

Veteran’s Educational Benefits will have dedicated space across the hall in 116 Graff Main Hall. Renovation of that space should be completed in the next couple of weeks.

Still time to order farm-fresh food through CSA

Vegetables. UW-L is a 2014 drop-site for Ridgeland Harvest and Small Family CSA farms.

Consider joining and taking home a box of fresh produce every week or every other week from June through October. Dollars spent stay in the local economy and go directly to support a small family farm. Read more.

Environmental Studies logo.John Smith first in lineup for Environmental Studies Program presentations

UW-L’s Environmental Studies Program has organized three events to celebrate Earth Day — Tuesday, April 22.

Singer, songwriter, storyteller John Smith will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, in Port O’ Call, Cartwright Center-Gunning Addtion.

Environmental historian Richard Frost presents “A Photographic History of the La Crosse River Marsh” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, in the Ward Room, Cartwright Center.

Storyteller Kenny Salwey of  “The Last River Rat” book and TV series fame talks about making a living from the natural environment at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in the Cameron Hall of Nations, Centennial Hall.

All events are free and open to the public.

International banquet artwork. Tickets on sale for April 11 international banquet; deadline to apply to perform is March 24

Tickets are now on sale for UW-L’s 49th Annual International Banquet.

The banquet runs from 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, April 11, in Valhalla, Cartwright Center-Gunning Addition. Doors open at 5:30.

Tickets are $20 for students with an ID and children. All other tickets are $25. Tickets are available at the Cartwright Ticket Office or call 608.785.8877. Tickets sales end at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 9.

The deadline to apply for students, faculty and staff who want to perform is Monday, March 24.

Auditions run from 3-7 p.m. Friday, March 28. Performances should be fewer than seven minutes. Students who want to perform must attend auditions. There will be no second auditions. International students who are selected to perform will get  two global link points.

To apply, go to Send applications to by no later than Monday, March 24.

UW-La Crosse students, faculty to thank those who donated their lives for science

Anatomy Memorial Ceremony celebrates body donors’ contribution to education at UW-La Crosse

Anatomy Memorial Ceremony is Tuesday, March 25

As one of the few universities in Wisconsin to host human cadavers, UW-La Crosse will thank those who donated their bodies to science at the Anatomy Memorial Ceremony.

Students of the Health Professions, Biology and Exercise and Sports Science departments will extend gratitude to those who have drastically helped their education at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, in Valhalla, Cartwright Center-Gunning Addition.

“We are recognizing these individuals for the enormously generous and valuable contribution they have made to our studies and research,” says Student Biology Department Representative Kali Kramolis.

“Most people do not become body donors. It is only a few special few that make this choice,” says anatomy Senior Lecturer Kerrie Hoar. “We honor them through our memorial celebration to let the families of these special people see how much we value this gift.”

The memorial will include guest speakers from the university, as well as presentations by faculty, staff and students. Everyone is welcome to attend and admission is free.

If you go—
Who: Students of the Health Professions, Biology and Exercise and Sports Science departments
What: Anatomy Memorial Ceremony
When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 25
Where: Valhalla, UW-L Cartwright Center-Gunning Addition
Admission: Free

Learn to rent smart at March 25 talk

Learn best practices for keeping contracts and policies in mind when choosing a rental agreement and how to handle money matters with roommates.

It Make$ Cents! peer mentor Mitch Reiser and Majel Olsen, Consumer Credit Counseling Services, will present “Rent Smart” from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, in Reuter Hall. The talk for students is free.

Remember to share views at March 25 focus group on fraternities, sororities

UW-L’s Fraternity and Sorority Life Community is holding a focus group on fraternities and sororities to get input from faculty and staff. The focus group is set for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, in 1401 Centennial Hall. Light refreshments will be provided.

Graduating artwork. Life After College Part 1 set for March 26; Part 2 will be held April 1

Students, you’re graduating … now what? Find out what you need to know after graduation. Learn about:

  • Benefits
  • Retirement
  • Investing
  • Student loan repayment after college

It Make$ Cents! and Northwest Mutual is presenting “Life After College Part 1 and 2.” This two part series will include information about benefits, retirement, 401K, investments and loan repayment. The talk for students is free. Part 1 will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, in Reuter Hall. Part 2 is set for Tuesday, April 1.

UW-La Crosse Concert Choir sets ‘All-Bernstein’ concert

Photo of Bernstein.

The UW-La Crosse Concert Choir will tribute American composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein at its spring concert.

The All-Bernstein Concert is set for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, in Annett Recital Hall, Center for the Arts. There is no admission fee, but seating is limited. The concert was rescheduled from March 11. Read more at

Catch ‘Wheel Fever’ at UW-L March 27

The book cover.

Hear the story of Wisconsin’s first bicycling boom. The early history of biking in La Crosse and throughout Wisconsin will be covered during a UW-La Crosse presentation. The authors of a new book, “Wheel Fever: How Wisconsin Became a Great Bicycling State,” will be in La Crosse Thursday, March 27, for a public talk, book signing and reception. Read more »

UW-L vocal jazz ensembles to perform

Photo of group singing.

‘A cappella in the USA’ is this year’s theme

UW-La Crosse’s four vocal jazz ensembles will perform arrangements by American composers in their upcoming concert, “A cappella in the USA!”

The concert featuring a variety of styles from a variety of style periods gets underway at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, in Annett Recital Hall, Center for the Arts. Read more »



Film festival artwork. Sustainability is topic of film series beginning March 27

Explore environmental issues in the U.S. and the world through a six-week film series.

“Countdown to Earth Week Film Festival” begins with “A Fierce Green Fire” Thursday, March 27. It explores environmental movement, grassroots organizing and global activism spanning 50 years from conservation to climate change.

All films are free and begin at 7 p.m. and will be shown in 1309 Centennial Hall. Students for Sustainability is hosting the festival.

Coming up:

  • “The Cove” — Thursday, April 3
  • “GMO OMG” — Thursday, April 10
  • “Tapped” — Thursday, April 17
  • “Do The Math” — Wednesday, April 23
  • “Waste Land” — Thursday, April 24

Becks is featured at March 28 Album Encounters; ‘Hotter Than Blue’ is March Public Program

The next Album Encounters multimedia light and laser show will feature Becks’ “Morning Phase” at 8 p.m. Friday, March 28, 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. Saturday, March 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

Medieval romance in ‘A Game of Thrones’ is topic of March 28 presentation

English faculty member Rebekah Fowler will present “Sansa’s Songs: Medieval Romance in A Game of Thrones” as part of the English Department’s 2013-2014 William J. and Yvonne Hyde Colloquium Series.

The presentation runs from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Friday, March 28, in 113 Wimberly Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Fowler will present how George R. R. Martin’s use of the medieval romance genre in “A Game of Thrones,” the first book of the “Song of Ice and Fires” series, problematizes the genre’s idealized heritage by simultaneously developing engaging characters for whom readers root and expressing life’s complications, particularly where life and politics intersect.

Her presentation will explore how Martin’s work demonstrates how medieval romance inadequately accounts for those complications while also proffering hopefulness for more positive, idealized and simplified solutions to those complications.

According to Fowler, Martin seems to suggest that postmodernity — with all of its disruptions, discontinuities and gray areas — desires the romance with all of its magic and fictivity, but only if it can be repurposed to better reflect postmodernity’s myriad truths.

For more information, visit To arrange for disability accommodations, contact or call 608.785.8295.

Dance and football teams to present March 29 cancer benefit show

UW-L’s dance and football teams have collaborated to put on a dance show.

The Eighth Annual Rob Wagner Cancer Benefit Show will be held Saturday, March 29, in Valhalla, Cartwright Center-Gunning Addition. Show times are 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Admission is $5.

All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.  For more information see or check out the UW-L Dance Team on Facebook.

Participate in Jeans Day Friday, March 28; wear LIVEMAROON gear

UW-L is one of many local organizations to participate in the monthly “Jeans Day,” sponsored by the La Crosse Tribune. One or two local charities or organizations are designated each month to receive donations. In return for a one dollar, participants may wear jeans.

Campus participants should wear LIVEMAROON gear.  The next Jeans Day is Friday, March 28. Donations are welcome even if you don’t wear jeans. This is a small way to join together and give back to the local community.

In February UW-L raised $76.

The charities receiving the March contributions are La Crosse-7 Rivers MS Society and La Crosse Jaycees-Neighbors Day 2014.

Building Contacts:

  • Cindy Curran, 212 Cartwright Center
  • Laurie Collison, 4206 Centennial Hall
  • Karen Ott, 2004 Cowley Hall
  • Carol Beckerjeck, Eagle Hall
  • Debra Gerke, 105 Graff Main Hall — new volunteer
  • Jeanne Voss, 124 Mitchell Hall
  • Chandra Hawkins, 220 Morris Hall
  • Ingrid Iverson, 107 Murphy Library
  • Ann Reman, Physical Plant
  • Karen Kindschy, Student Health Center
  • Vickie Bain, 120 Wimberly Hall
  • Josh Kraft, 162 Wing Technology Center

If there is not a contact in your building, forward your donation to Jeans Day Coordinator Vickie Bain, SBDC, 120 Wimberly Hall.

More collection spots in each building on campus would be helpful. To volunteer with this cause contact Bain at or 608.785.8646.

Partners in Movement art.Deadline to register for April 6 Partners in Movement is March 28

Students can learn about allyhood, white privilege, race and ethnicity at a Partners in Movement on Sunday, April 6.

Partners in Movement runs from noon-5 p.m. in Port O’ Call, Cartwright Center-Gunning Addition. The discussion is designed for students who acknowledge systems of white privilege and oppression, and want to explore personal and collective responsibility within a racialized society.

Snacks will be provided at the free event. Space is limited to 40 participants. Register before March 28 at

For more information, contact Angela Birrittella at

Apply for Awareness through Performance troupe by April 4

Campus Climate is currently accepting student applications for the fall 2014 Awareness through Performance troupe.

Using the stage as its forum, the troupe challenges systems of privilege and oppression, and strives to encourage social responsibility, inspire critical thought and spark a campus-wide conversation.

Interested students can apply online at, “Join ATP.” The deadline to apply is 4 p.m. Friday, April 4.

To learn more about ATP,  visit

Three open forums on proposed campus tobacco policy set

There will be three open forums for students, staff, faculty and community members to learn and ask questions about the proposed tobacco-free campus policy. Members and constituents of the Faculty Senate, Classified Staff Council and Academic Staff Council are encouraged to attend one of these forums:

  • Tuesday, April 8, 7 p.m., 1309 Centennial Hall
  • Monday, April 14, 4 p.m., Port O Call, Cartwright Center-Gunning Addition
  • Monday, April 14, 6 p.m., Port O Call, Cartwright Center-Gunning Addition

View the proposed policy at The policy applies to faculty, staff, students, contractors, vendors and visitors during and after campus hours at all UW-L sites.

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News and upcoming events

Eagles All Access Radio Show
Wednesday, March 26, 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.

UW-L Softball Kickoff Barbeque
Saturday, April 5, and Sunday, April 6, at Softball Field on north campus
Featuring new field unveiling
Click here for ticket information
Free schedule poster giveaway

Baseball vs. Saint Mary’s
Wednesday, March 26, 1 p.m. at Copeland Park
Fan frenzy T-shirt toss
Click here for ticket information
Free schedule poster giveaway

Softball vs. Dubuque
Wednesday, March 26, 3 p.m. at Softball Field on north campus
Fan frenzy t-shirt toss
Click here for ticket information
Free schedule poster giveaway

UW-L Softball Kickoff
Saturday, April 5, and Sunday, April 6, at Softball Field on north campus
Featuring new field unveiling
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.
$50 for two or more | $75 per individual

Roundball Rumble on the River
Monday, April 7, at the Waterfront Cargill Room
Dinner starts: 7 p.m.
Championship game tip-off: 8 p.m.
$50 for two or more | $75 per individual

UW-L Baseball Kickoff
Saturday, April 12, and Sunday, April 13, at Copeland Park
Fan frenzy
Click here for ticket information
Free schedule poster giveaway

Phil Esten Challenge
Thursday, April 17, and Friday, April 18, at Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex
Eagles help Veterans soar
Make donations at event or contact a track and field member to pledge your support — all proceeds benefit Freedom Honor Flight
Click here for ticket information
Free schedule poster giveaway

Eagle Eye Open Golf Outing
Monday, June 16, at the La Crosse Country Club
Featuring UW-L teams at each hole


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Tracy Caravella, Anders Cedergren, Dan Duquette, and Keely Rees, all Health Education and Health Promotion, along with undergraduate Community Health Education majors, a School Health Education alumnus, and a Masters of Public Health Education candidate, attended the 17th Annual Health Education Advocacy Summit Feb. 22-24 in Washington, D.C., Feb. 22.-24. More than 200 health education professionals from across the nation representing the Coalition of National Health Education Organizations were trained in health education advocacy skills and competencies to educate and advocate in 38 state’s offices. Rees presented “Bringing It All Together: Getting Your Message Heard.” Caravella and students Cody Brown, Martina Mellang, Carleigh Olson, JoJo Weisman and Paige Welsh were a part of the presentation and role playing event Feb. 23.

Cedergren, along with Randall Cottrell, University of North Carolina Wilmington; presented the poster “Influence of Demographic, Workplace Health Promotion Program Participation and Social Cognitive Theory Constructs on Employer Facilitated Health Consumerism” at the 65th Annual Society of Public Health Education meeting in Baltimore March 19-21. Rees, along with Deborah Ward, Gundersen Health System Medical Foundation; presented “Building Capacities through Grant Writing Collaborations and Community Partnerships.” Rees, along with Annette O’Hern, School District of LaCrosse; and Emily Whitney, Health Education and Health Promotion; and Jade Gromowski-Schuenke, undergraduate Community Health Education major; presented  “Creating Partnerships for Pine Ridge Youth: Community Asset Building for a Youth Leadership & Health Training.”  Whitney and Julie Gast, Utah State University, presented the poster “Teaching Health Theory with Photovoice: An Innovative Strategy for Engaging Students.”  “Child, Adolescent & School Health” was selected as a hot topic to be highlighted among the conference posters, and this poster team was nominated as a top-scoring poster presenter in this category. They were invited to present their poster in the Poster Promenade.

Mary Krizan, Philosophy, had her paper “Substantial change and the limiting case of Aristotelian matter” published in History of Philosophy Quarterly 30(4), 2013, pages 293-310. Her book review “Review of Thomas Kjeller Johansen, The Powers of Aristotle’s Soul” was published in the Journal of the History of Philosophy 52(1), 2014, pages 162-163.

Victoria (Tori) Svoboda, Student Affairs Administration, received the Ruth Strang Award at the 2014 National Association of Student Personnel Administration Center for Scholarship, Research, and Professional Development for Women Conference by the Center for Women, and WISA Knowledge Community on March 17. She received a plaque and a check for $500. Her work was sent to the editor of the Journal About Women in Higher Education for an expedited review and consideration for publication.

Matthew A.M. Thomas, Educational Studies, presented “Learning about teaching by conducting educational research: Faculty members in Tanzania and a collaborative study of constructivist pedagogy” at the Comparative and International Education Society in Toronto. His presentation was based on his forthcoming chapter in K. Hudson and C. Smith’s (Eds.) book “Faculty development in developing and fragile contexts: Theory and practice for improving the quality of teaching in higher education.” Thomas also organized an Essentials Workshop and participated in Dissertation Mentoring for the Society’s graduate students.

Emily Whitney, Health Education and Health Promotion; along with Julie Gast, Utah State University; presented “Teaching Health Theory with Photovoice: An Innovative Strategy for Engaging Students” at the 65th Annual Society of Public Health Education meeting in Baltimore March 19-21.

The UW-L women’s track & field squad finished second at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III indoor championships March 15 in Lincoln, Neb. It marks the fifth time in school history the Eagles have placed second at the NCAA III indoor championships (1993, 1999, 2001, 2009, 2014). Read more at

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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): Grilled Fish Tacos with Fennel Slaw
  • Cyclone Salads: Chicken Provencal Salad
  • Slice of Life: Margherita Pizza
  • Original Burger Company: Eggplant Milanese Sandwich

Whitney Center Residence Dining:

  • Mindful Wednesdays at 360 for dinner: Spicy Roasted Vegetable Flatbread
  • Daily Recipes From Home

Did you know …

Spring meal plan specials … Hurry ends Tuesday, April 1. Purchase today at the Meal Plan/ID Card Office in 223 Cartwright Center.

  • Add 10 Block Meals to any plan and get one meal free. $50.50 for 14, 19, Reuter and Off-Campus Meal Plans and $53.28 for Faculty/Staff Meal Plan.
  • Purchase an Off-Campus Meal Plan (50 block Meals) for $345 and get a free UW-L Dining Eco Travel Mug that gets you 10 percent off every refill at our coffee shops and a punch toward a free drink on our loyalty card.
  • Purchase a Faculty/Staff Meal Plan (25 block Meals) for $138.73 and get a free UW-L Dining Eco Travel Mug that gets you 10 percent off every refill at our coffee shops and a punch toward a free drink on our loyalty card.

Amazing Sizzling Steaks in the Cellar One night only — Friday March 28. Join us in the upper level of the Cellar as we bring the experience of a full service restaurant to you. Let us wait on you as you enjoy premium food and excellent service. Three Blocks or $15 cash/campus cash.

  • Menu: Your choice of one premium entrée: 12 oz. Ribeye, 8 oz. Sirloin, 8 oz. Whiskey Pepper Chuck Tenderloin, or 16 oz. KC Bone-in Strip Steak. All entrees will include: tossed Caesar salad, baked potato with butter and sour cream, sautéed vegetables, garlic bread and Chocolate Ricotta Mouse.

Share-A-Meal results … Thank you for donating meals to help stock the UW-L Food Pantry. We collected 545 Meals and $20 cash.

Get your Beverage Loyalty Card today at Starbucks, Murphy’s Mug and Einstein Bros Bagels. Buy nine and get the 10th free. Any size, hot or cold … including coffees, espresso creations, teas and hot chocolate. Excludes pre-packaged beverages. Use at one or all three of our coffee shop locations.

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.

Stay in the loop …

Check out the Dining Services website 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.

Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right!

There are many factors that go into what people choose to eat. But, most of the time, people eat what tastes good. That’s why this year’s National Nutrition Month theme is “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right.” Food that is good for you does not have to be bland and tasteless. Eating healthy and enjoying your food are not mutually exclusive. Use fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, and low fat dairy as the base of your meals but use herbs, spices, vinegars, peppers and citrus juices to add lots of fat-free flavor.

Sodexo’s Mindful program makes the healthy choice the delicious choice. Mindful offerings are big on flavor, low on calories (and fat, cholesterol and sodium). Look for the green apple to identify Mindful choices. There is a new Mindful offering every week at Cyclone Salads and Slice of Life in the Galley. There is also a Mindful special at 360 Degrees in Whitney Center every Wednesday night.

Check out the board in Whitney Center for more ways to enjoy the taste of eating right.

 — Sarah Nicklay, Dietitian

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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-La Crosse professor’s email that went viral in October still reverberates,” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 13. Rachel Slocum, a UW-La Crosse assistant professor of geography, urged 18 students in an online course last October to do whatever they could, despite limited access to data for an assignment, because the federal government had partially shut down as a result of a budget impasse.

“UW-L Men Repeat As Indoor Track and Field Champions,”  March 16, The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse men’s track & field team captured its 17th National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) 

“UW-L student, recipient of Extraordinary Degree, passes away at 24,” WXOW-TV, March 17. An update on a story News 19 brought you last May: Kimberly Graham, the 2013 recipient of an Extraordinary Degree from the UW-L, passed away Monday after a courageous six-year battle with cancer. She was 24.

UWLa Crosse to hold memorial for those who donated bodies to science,” March 21, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (blog). University of Wisconsin-La Crosse students and faculty will hold an Anatomy Memorial CeremonyTuesday to honor those who donated their bodies to 

UWL Gymnastics Team Looking To Soar To Title,”  March 21,, After winning the WIAC title two weeks ago, UW- La Crosse returns to the NCGA Championships in Ithaca, New York looking to claim their first crown 

“Early detection key to relay chair’s survival,”   March 21, La Crosse Tribune. Ben was diagnosed with brain cancer in 1999, two weeks after graduating from UW-La Crosse. In 2009, doctors pronounced him cured, thanks to a …

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Survey artwork.Complete library online survey April 1-22

Murphy Library is conducting a survey to better understand how faculty, staff and students view library collections and services.  The online survey, LibQUAL+, runs April 1 through April 22. Participants may register to win incentives including a Kindle Fire HDX 7” tablet, a personal study room in the library for the fall 2014 semester, and gift certificates from and Campus Dining.

Faculty, staff and students will receive an email invitation. Another email, with a link to the survey, should be in your email inboxes April 1. Simply follow the link, take the survey, and if you wish to enter the drawing for incentives, enter your email address at the end of the survey.

The survey is offered by the Association of Research Libraries and is used by other UW System libraries as well as libraries nationwide. The LibQUAL+ survey has been administered at UW-L in 2004 and again in 2008. Data from those surveys has proved critical in developing and modifying library collections and services. Your past and current participation helps build UW-L’s base of campus-specific data.

Contact Collection and Resource Development Librarian John Jax at or 608.785.8567 with questions or comments.

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Wellness artwork.

Knowing your numbers may help keep little health issues from growing into big ones. Earn $150 by completing a biometric screening and survey. Register for a screening in 339 Cartwright Center from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, or from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15. Register online at For assistance registering call 877.818.5826.

Your screening services include:

• Body mass index

• Blood pressure

• Glucose (blood sugar) level

• Cholesterol level

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Alumna Kimberly Graham, who received an extraordinary degree at UW-L’s May 2013 Commencement ceremony, died March 17. She struggled with a rare childhood cancer for six year. See also See a video about Graham at

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For sale

One certificate (worth $129) for one night’s stay at the Candlewood Suites. $40. Expires June 1. Call 608.788.0770.