Campus Connection, Nov. 18, 2013

Nov. 15, 2013

 

UW-L professor named Wisconsin Professor of the Year

Photo of Victor.

Victor M. Macías-González came to the U.S. from Mexico in fourth grade with little to no English. He was soon on the 4th grade honor roll, in the sixth grade gifted and talented program, and the second-place winner of the eighth grade spelling bee. Now the boy who came to this country academically behind his peers, is receiving a national award for propelling students forward. Read more »

In this issue:

Announcements & Notices

Athletics

Campus Kudos

UWLDining

Human Resources

In The News

Murphy Library Notes

Organization for Campus Women

Classifieds

Graduating seniors to exhibit at UW-La Crosse show

Heintz artwork.

Ten UW-La Crosse art students will celebrate the culmination of their undergraduate creative efforts in an upcoming exhibit. “Wanted: Artists of Conviction” is the title of this year’s fall senior exhibition in the University Art Gallery on the first floor of the Center for the Arts. The exhibit opens with a reception from 4-6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22,and runs through Wednesday, Dec. 11.The gallery will be closed over the Thanksgiving holiday, Nov. 28-Dec. 1. Read more »

 

TV telethon to support Coulee Region Humane Society; it’s the 15th year UW-L students will help raise funds

Dogs and cats photo.

Dogs, cats and other animals at the Coulee Region Humane Society will benefit from an upcoming live TV telethon. The 15th annual Coulee Region Humane Society Telethon will air from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23,on KQEG-TV Channel 23, Charter Cable Channel 5, CenturyLink Prism 4, Digital 989 and UW-L campus channel 6. Rick Wilson, KQEG-TV, and Nick Rytilahti, a UW-L Communication Studies student, will host the show. Read more »

Award-winning comedian to perform at CAB event

Photo of Mamawala.

Comedian Adam Mamawala will take the stage at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in the Cellar, Cartwright Center. Read more »

UW-L a ‘top producer’ of Fulbright awards

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UW-La Crosse is a national leader in producing scholars in the Fulbright program, the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program. The university was listed among the 80 “top producing” institutions that had the highest number of Fulbright grants this year for faculty, administrators and other professionals. Read more »

UW-L Murphy Library’s fall book sale set

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Murphy Library will hold its annual fall book sale Wednesday-Friday, Nov. 20-22, in room 270 of the library. The sale runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and from 9 a.m.-noon Friday. Read more »

 

Thanksgiving Holiday coming soon; note class schedule changes, office closings

UW-L offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28, in honor of Thanksgiving Day. Office will be closed Friday, Nov. 29, on a case-by-case basis. Thursday, Nov. 28, classes will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 26; Friday, Nov. 29, classes will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 27. Thanksgiving recess begins at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27. All residence halls except for Eagle and Reuter will close at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, and will re-open at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1.

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Third annual Veterans Day Breakfast held on campus

Veterans Breakfast Nov. 11, 2013, with Col. Steven W. Nott, Ft. McCoy.

Col. Steven W. Nott, left, Garrison commander at Ft. McCoy, was one of the speakers at the Veterans Day Breakfast Nov. 11 in Mitchell Hall.

UW-L student athletes served breakfast to military veterans and others on Veterans Day in Mitchell Hall. Freedom Honor Flight President Bill Hoel; UW-L Chancellor Joe Gow; UW-L Athletic Director Josh Whitman; and Col. Steven W. Nott, Garrison Commander at Ft. McCoy; were the featured speakers at the third annual Veterans Day Breakfast. UW-L’s Screaming Eagles Marching Band performed several military tunes. Thank you, veterans! See more photos of the event at http://goo.gl/h3Bhf7.

Happy 25th birthday, Self-Sufficiency Program!

SSP Breakfast photo.

Marlene Fischer, left, a Viterbo College professor who teaches criminal and family justice, was the keynote speaker at the Self-Sufficiency Program’s Locally-Grown Breakfast Nov. 13 in the Cleary Alumni & Friends Center. SSP Director Andrea Hansen, right, emceed the event. The program is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Read more about UW-L’s Self-Sufficiency Program in the College of Liberal Studies fall 2013 Capstone newsletter, pages 10 and 11. See more photos of the SSP Breakfast at http://goo.gl/ur9tjA.

 

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What’s better than Coldstone Creamery ice cream? FREE Coldstone Creamery ice cream!

Did you know there is an entire section of awesome coupons and deals in the back of the 2013 Student + Staff Directory? Get deals on everything from haircuts to Topper’s Stix!

Pick up a free 2013 Student + Staff Directory outside of University Communications, 115 Graff Main Hall, or at the Cartwright Information Desk and start saving today!

UnitedWayCheerWThere’s still time to give to United Way

There’s still time to LIVE UNITED!

You can donate to the United Way by simply filling out the pledge form sent last month. Give online at www.gruw.org or download the PledgeForm. Return completed forms to University Communications, 115 Graff Main Hall or mail them to UW-L University Communications, 1725 State St., La Crosse WI 54601)

Donations — no matter what the amount — make a difference and are vitally important to 73 funded partner programs from 29 different agencies. Participation allows programs to be offered that have a direct impact on the needs of the people in the community.

Those contributing at any amount will receive a 20 percent discount coupon to the University Bookstore. Those donating at least $25 will receive a free UW-L T-shirt.

See more about the Great Rivers United Way at: www.greatriversunitedway.org/our-community/success-stories.

LIVE UNITED!

 Trans* Day events set for this week

Trans* Day of Remembrance was established to honor transgender individuals murdered for being themselves. UW-L has several events this week in honor of TDOR including:

  • Monday, Nov. 18, 5 p.m.  Trans* Film Screening, in the Cameron Hall of Nations, Centennial Hall. Bring blankets and pillows.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 19, 7 p.m. Trans* 2.0 Training in 257 Cartwright Center.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 20, 5:30 p.m. Vigil at the Hoeschler Tower, and at 6 p.m. Open Mic in the Cameron Hall of Nations, Centennial Hall.

Events are sponsored by Transform, the Pride Center and Rainbow Unity. For accommodations email pridecenter2uwlax.edu. To find out more about TDOR see Helen Boyd’s statement on TDOR. Boyd delivered a 2011 talk at Lawrence University in Appleton.

Faculty and staff get discounts, free refreshments at UW-L Bookstore Nov. 19

The University Bookstore invites UW-L employees to its Annual Faculty and Staff Appreciation Event.  The event runs from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the University Bookstore in Cartwright Center. Employees with UW-L IDs will receive a 25 percent discount on regular-priced clothing and gifts, excluding diploma frames. Refreshments will be served from 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

UW-L’s Got Talent competition to be held Nov. 23; purchase tickets in advance and save

UW-L’s got talent! Pianists, guitarists, singers, dancers and more are set to compete for cash prizes from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, in Valhalla, Cartwright Center-Gunning Addition. Prizes are $200 for first place, $150 for second place and $100 for third place. Purchase tickets for the show for $4 in advance or pay $6 at the door.

“UW-L’s Got Talent” is hosted by the Asian Student Organization. For more information visit Facebook.com/uwlaso or email thai.pa@uwlax.edu or takahash.nann@uwlax.edu. For accommodations, contact Thomas Harris at tharris@uwlax.edu.

 Film of students’ images explores gender

Students in a sociology of gender class were each required to provide five digital photos of something they have seen in their world that reinforces gender stereotypical beliefs or behaviors.  The photos were organized into themes related to assigned readings on gender and work, family, sexuality, health, education and more.  A short film using their photos was created for them to review and discuss.

“Gender Through Their Lenses: A Film of Students’ Images” will be shown at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the Cameron Hall of Nations, Centennial Hall.

Carol D. Miller, Sociology & Archaeology,  and UW-Stout graduate student Mark J. Seitz will lead a discussion following the film. The event is sponsored by the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department.

For more information, contact Mahruq Khan at mkhan@uwlax.edu.

Free speech, expression focus of Nov. 20 forum

UW-L Political Science Department and the Political Science and Public Administration Association are hosting the public forum at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, in the Ward Room, Cartwright Center.

Political Science faculty member Sam Scintahe will moderate the forum. The following are panelists: Julian Bradley, chair, La Crosse County Republican Party; Rep. Steve Doyle, D-WI 94th; Bill Feehan, vice-chair, La Crosse County Republican Party; and UW-L Chancellor Joe Gow.

Learn all about credit at Nov. 20 talk

The talk “Everything You Need To Know About Credit” is set for 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, in 2205 Centennial Hall. 

The talk focuses on all aspects of credit — from the basics of what credit is, to diving deeper into credit cards, scores, and reports. This presentation will help attendees keep the sky limit by keeping their credit debt under it.

The talk is part of the Midweek Money Talk Series and is brought to you by the It Make$ Cents! Money Management Center and Lisa Arneson from Consumer Credit Counseling Services.

 

Anglo Educational Services representative on campus Nov. 20; learn about internships and studying abroad

Leslie Zweigman, a representative of Angelo Educational Services (AES) will be on campus Wednesday, Nov. 20. He will be available from 9-10:45 a.m. at an information table in the Cartwright Center lobby to talk one-on-one with students who want to learn about unpaid internship opportunities. He will hold an information session at noon in 340 Cartwright Center.

AES offers customized academic programs, the cornerstone of which is the prestigious London Internship Program. Based in the heart of London, AES provides students with the opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge required to succeed in today’s competitive global employment market via an unpaid internship. AES is recognized by the Quality Assurance Agency and is a Highly Trusted Tier 4 Licensed Sponsor.

AES has an extensive network of contacts in London’s major industries. Students complete one six-credit internship in their field of interest and complete two courses at Birkbeck, University of London, an AES partner.

Studying abroad in London without an internship is another option.

For more information about the Birkbeck Program, visit www.uwlax.edu/oie/SA/Semester/Birkbeck.htm or email UW-L’s Office of International Education at studyabroad@uwlax.edu.

Nov. 21 focus groups planned for student input on intervention strategies

The Stacie Mathewson Foundation has awarded UW-L $10,000 to work on early-stage intervention strategies for college students in recovery.

Students are encouraged to attend one of two focus group sessions on Tuesday, Nov. 21, in 3200 Centennial Hall to offer their input on strategies. One focus group will be held at noon; the other is at 6 p.m.

Get a jump on new year’s fitness goals with the Healthy Holiday Challenge; register by Nov. 21

Start making healthy choices now. Register for the five-week Healthy Holiday Challenge by Thursday, Nov. 21.

UW-L and the La Crosse County Health Department’s Healthy Living for a Lifetime Program have teamed up to help challenge participants make healthy choices during the holiday season. Challenge dates run Monday, Nov. 25, through Sunday, Dec. 29.

Participants will receive:

  • A five-week log to track eating and physical activity habits. A nutrition “challenge” will be given each week, however, participants will set their own fitness goal — daily activity is encouraged!
  •  Weekly emails, with a nutrition “challenge” and tips, as well as encouragement for regular physical activity.

Participants will  be eligible to win prizes at the end of the challenge by turning in their tracking log.There are no formal weigh-in sessions for this challenge.

For more information and to register contact UW-L Wellness Coordinator Jason Bertrand at jbertrand@uwlax.edu.

Registrants will receive challenge materials by Friday, Nov. 22.

Lipocalin-2 is topic of Nov. 21 Bioresearch Forum

A professor in the Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology at Iowa State University is the keynote speaker at the Thursday, Nov. 21, La Crosse BioResearch Forum.

Professor Nilsen-Hamilton will speak on “Lipocalin-2:  A Moonlighter in the Inflammatory Response?” from 12:15-1 p.m.  in the Overholt Auditorium at Gundersen Lutheran.

The free forums are open to the public and hosted by the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders and the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation. Those attending should park in the Green ramp (see map) or use valet parking. Use the entrances at the north end and northeast side of the medical center.

Business Spanish in the Midwest to be discussed Nov. 22

Dorian Dorado, Modern Languages, will present “Business Spanish in the Midwest a Program and Course Analysis” from noon-1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, in 230 Morris Hall. Refreshments will be provided. The talk is a part of the College of Liberal Studies Celebration of Research, Scholarship & Creative Endeavors.

Participate in Jeans Day Friday, Nov. 22; 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, Nov. 22. 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 October UW-L raised $103.

The charities receiving the  November contributions are Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration Three Wishes Campaign and La Crosse Community Thanksgiving Dinner.

Building contacts:

  • Cindy Curran, 212 Cartwright
  • Laurie Collison, 4206 Centennial Hall
  • Laurie Maloney, Cleary Alumni & Friends Center
  • Karen Ott, 2004 Cowley Hall
  • Carol Beckerjeck, Eagle Hall
  • Pa Moua-Yang, 115 Graff Main Hall
  • 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

If a contact is not listed for your building, forward donations to Vickie Bain, Jeans Day Coordinator, SBDC, 120 Wimberly Hall. More collection spots in each building on campus would be helpful. To volunteer with this cause contact Campus Jeans Day Coordinator Bain at vbain@uwlax.edu or 608.785.8646.

The Doors is featured band at Nov. 22 Album Encounters; ‘Cosmic Castaways’ is topic of November public program

The Album Encounters multimedia light and laser show will feature the Doors’ “Alive, She Cried” at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, in 20 Cowley Hall. Admission is $5.

The Planetarium’s Public Program for November is ”Cosmic Castaways.”  The talk, followed by a multimedia audiovisual presentation, will be at 1 p.m. Saturdays in November. Admission is $3 for students, seniors and children, and $5 for others.

To find out more, contact Bob Allen at allen.robe@uwlax.edu or 608.785.8669. See more about the Planetarium at www.uwlax.edu/planetarium.

CLS’s Capstone newsletter shares college’s international initiatives, more

The College of Liberal Studies’ worldwide studying opportunities are featured in this fall’s issue of  “Capstone.” This issue also highlights the Self-Sufficiency Program and other college initiatives. See the complete issue at: http://issuu.com/uw-lacrosse/docs/capstone_fall_2013.

The online publication is produced by University Communications in conjunction with CLS administrators, faculty, staff and students. Refer story ideas and comments to Associate Dean Julia Johnson at 608.785.8113 orjjohnson2@uwlax.edu.

La Crosse Police Department seeks info about Oktoberfest car tipping; reward offered

The La Crosse Police Department is seeking information about Oktoberfest car tipping and is offering a $2,000 reward.

Help spread the word so that someone will help La Crosse police bring the persons responsible to justice. Like the City of La Crosse Police Department, retweet its message on it Twitter account, La Crosse, Police, and direct others to the La Crosse Area Crime Stoppers website at www.lacrossecrimestoppers.com. Click on “Featured Crimes.”

LEGAL NOTICE: Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement and notice of public meeting for proposed new student center project, University of Wisconsin–La Crosse, DFD Project #12H2W

A public meeting to present the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed UW-La Crosse New Student Center project will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, in the Ward Room, Cartwright Center. Free parking is available in nearby Commuter Lot C2, located adjacent to the UW-L stadium at the intersection of East Avenue and Pine Street. A description of the project and potential environmental impacts will be presented, and all persons will be afforded a reasonable opportunity to identify both orally and in writing any support, issues or concerns they believe should be addressed during the EIS process for this proposed project.

The EIS will be prepared in accordance with the Wisconsin Environmental Policy Act (WEPA), Wisconsin Statutes 1.11, and University of Wisconsin System Administration (UWSA) guidelines. The project manager is the state Department of Administration’s Division of State Facilities (DSF).  Ayres Associates has been retained to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on behalf of the UWSA.  The New Student Center project includes construction of a new 204,787 gross square feet (GSF), multi-story facility to be located on an existing surface parking lot immediately east of Wimberly Hall.  This location is centrally located on campus and provides adjacencies to the main public entrance to campus, the new stadium and fields complex and the new DFD# 10J2S UW-L Parking Ramp and Police Services Building.

The existing Police and Parking Services building on this site will be demolished prior to construction, and the Cartwright Center will remain in use until project completion. The center will be designed to provide student gathering and social areas, study areas, offices for student organization and Student Centers Administration and Admissions, general use meeting rooms, performance venues, large meeting rooms, food service kitchens and dining areas, various retail spaces, textbook rental area. The total project cost, including construction costs, is estimated at $53,300,000 and will be funded using $50,966,000 in Program Revenue Supported Borrowing and $2,334,000 Program Revenue Cash.  Construction is projected to begin in June 2014 with substantial completion by the fall 2016.

The purpose of the Draft EIS is to identify potential impacts of the project on the physical, biological, social, and economic environments.  The Draft EIS describing these potential impacts is being made available to the public and to appropriate federal, State, and local agencies for a 45-day review period, which begins November 18, 2013 and concludes January 2, 2014.  Copies of the document are available for review at the UW-La Crosse Murphy Library and the City of La Crosse Public Library, or on the project website listed below.

If you are interested in this project or have any information relevant to it, we welcome your comments, suggestions, or other input. For consideration in the Draft EIS, submit your comments at the meeting or in writing by Jan. 2, 2014 to:

Dennis L. Johnson, PE
Ayres Associates
3433 Oakwood Hills Parkway
Eau Claire, WI 54701

Or email johnsond@ayresassociates.com

For comment forms visit www.ayresprojectinfo.com/UWL-NewStudentCenter-EIS.

UW-L Athletics artwork.

News and upcoming events

Tickets now on sale for the L-Club New Year’s Eve Celebration!

Event Website | Event Ticket Info & Order Form

Ring in 2014 at Roger Harring Stadium with family and friends!

Family Early Show, Carnival Theme Celebration | 4-7 p.m.

  • Skyrockers fireworks at 6 p.m.
  • Kids holiday movie on stadium video board | all-inclusive food and beverage

Casino Night Late Show | 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

  • Skyrockers fireworks at midnight
  • Times Square TV broadcast countdown on stadium video board | all-inclusive food & adult beverage

Kids Night Out
Friday, Dec. 6, from 6-9 p.m.
UW-L’s Mitchell Hall Fieldhouse, registration upon arrival | Sponsored by the UW-L Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and the Big Event Company

  • The program is open to all children from first through fifth grade.
  • Cost is $5 per child and includes an evening full of fun filled activities with UW-La Crosse student-athletes.
  • Fun filled sports activities will be held as well as arts and crafts.

Eagles All Access Radio Show
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 5:30 p.m. at the Eagles Nest
Winter sports kick-off  |  free food and beverage
A weekly radio show sponsored by the L-Club and highlighting UW-L Athletics is broadcast from the Eagle’s Nest every Wednesday night from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Classic Rock 100.1.

Men’s Basketball vs. Lakeland
Monday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m. at Mitchell Hall Gymnasium
Free poster giveaway to the first 500 fans
Youth in sports day and camper reunion
Click here for ticket information
Free schedule poster giveaway

Swim & Dive River City Relays
Saturday, Nov. 23, 10 a.m. at Mitchell Hall Pool
Pom giveaway to the first 50 fans
Youth in sports day and camper reunion
Click here for ticket information
Free schedule poster giveaway

Join the L-Club today and become part of the UW-L Athletics tradition
2013 L-Club Brochure
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Rafique Ahmed, Geography/Earth Science, served as the external examiner of the doctoral thesis “Statistical Properties of Tropical Cyclones in Australia” by Kamal K. Saha., Central Queensland University, Australia.

Jeff C. Bryan, Chemistry, presented “Nuclear Science and Fiction in Star Trek” to two local sections — Pocatello and Idaho Falls — of the American Chemical Society in Idaho Nov. 1. The talks covered the current understanding of nuclear chemistry and physics as it is portrayed in Star Trek.

Kate Grillo, Sociology/Archaeology, published two papers in the journal Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa. The first, “The context of early megalithic architecture in eastern Africa: the Turkana Basin c. 5000-4000 BP,” was published in June and was co-written with E. Hildebrand. The second, Pastoral Neolithic sites on the southern Mbulu Plateau, Tanzania,” was published in November and was written with M. Prendergast, A. Mabulla, O. Seitsonen, L. Broderick, A. Gidna, and D. Gifford-Gonzalez.

Heather Jett, Murphy Library, presented “Creating a Culture of Yes” at the national Access Services Conference in Atlanta, Ga., on Nov 7.

Cecilia G. Manrique, Political Science/Public Administration, had her peer-reviewed review of the article “The Impact of SOA Implementation on IT-Business Alignment: A System Dynamics Approach” by Jae Choi, et. al. published in the Sept. 25 issue of Computing Reviews.

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What’s Happening in Dining Services

Thanksgiving break dining hours

Dining hours will be adjusted for the upcoming Thanksgiving break. Click here to view and print the adjusted hours for all dining areas.  UW-L Dining wishes you a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

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

Cartwright Center Galley: 

  • Chef’s Table (Tuesdays and Thursdays): Japanese Ramen Noodle Bowl
  • Cyclone Salads: Southwest Chicken Salad
  • Slice of Life: Turkey Fennel Wheat Pizzetta
  • Original Burger Company: Peach & Dijon Glazed Pork Sandwich

 Whitney Center Dining:

  • Spicy Roasted Vegetable Flatbread

Did you know …

Our next Premium Dinner at Whitney Center Dining is set for Tuesday, Nov. 19.

Congratulations to the winner of our Facebook iPod Shuffle giveaway, Alayna Husom! Everyone else be on the lookout for more great giveaways coming soon!

Stay in the loop …

Check out the Dining Services website at www.uwlaxdining.com for dining hours, menus, promotions and more.

Like Dining Services on Facebook at facebook.com/uwlaxdining to be a part of what’s happening in Dining Services.

 

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Welcome, new employees:

  • Leslie Fell, University Services Associate 2, Records and Registration
  • Nicholas Novak, Security Officer 3, Police Services
  • Christopher Schuster, Police Officer, Police Services

 

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UW-L in the news

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

“Closing of ROTC program at UW-L appears to be on hold,” La Crosse Tribune, Nov. 7. The ROTC program at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse will not close this year, said a top university official, but details about ts future were still murky this morning…However, UW-L Chancellor Joe Gow received a phone call Wednesday night from a military leader who said the university’s ROTC program would not close and be put on probation instead …

Farm Bill, ROTC changes concern Kind,” WSAU, Nov. 10. The unfinished Farm Bill and proposed cuts for a college ROTC program have been a priority for a Wisconsin Congressman. 3rd District Democrat Ron Kind says the military has agreed to not shut down the Reserve Officers Training Corps, or ROTC program at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse at this time…The UW-La Crosse program was the only college ROTC program in Wisconsin on the chopping block …

UW-L students honor community veterans, WXOW-TV, Nov. 11. Freedom Honor Flight and UW-L athletics served breakfast to the veterans who served our country. About 500 veterans and their spouses enjoyed the third annual Veterans Day Breakfast on campus … (video clip)

“New UW-La Crosse institute offers in-depth look at policy research, La Crosse Tribune, Nov. 13. Nick Gorman learned about the political process from experience. It started with a job as a legislative staffer, but the 19-year-old University of Wisconsin-La Crosse student waded even deeper into the minutia of policymaking with a new UW-L think tank that gives students a shot at public policy research. UW-L’s Policy Research Network offers his peers that same kind of experience and real-world perspective on how ideas and research shape laws, Gorman said …

Local woman reacts to disaster in the Philippines,” WXOW.com  Nov. 12. Dr. Cecilia Manrique is a professor of political science at the UW-La Crosse. Roughly 35 years ago, she emigrated to the …

UW-La Crosse students learn to help veterans integrate, WXOW-TV, Nov. 13. Students and veterans talked about what they can do to help each other integrate on Wednesday at UW-La Crosse…Four veterans stood in front of their classmates Wednesday and talked about how life is completely different for them …

UW-L instructor named Professor of the Year,” La Crosse Tribune, Nov. 14. Education saved Victor M. Macias-Gonzalez. Now the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse history professor is being nationally recognized for his own work as an educator. The 43-year-old has been named Wisconsin Professor of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching …

UW-L professor named Wisconsin Professor of the Year,” WXOW.com  Nov. 14. A UW-La Crosse professor is in Washington DC today and has accepted the award for Wisconsin Professor of the Year from 

UW-L professor named Wisconsin Professor of the Year,” WEAU  Nov. 14. Macías-González, a history professor at UW-La Crosse, will receive the Wisconsin Professor of the Year Award on Thursday, Nov. 14, in Washington D.C. The 

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Browse library journals on tablets with BrowZine

Murphy Library is running a trial of BrowZine, a new tablet application that allows people to browse, read and monitor many of the library’s scholarly journals. The app is available for iPad or Android tablets and is free of charge during the trial period.

Items found in BrowZine can be synced with Zotero, Dropbox or several other services to help keep information together in one place. To watch a two-minute video describing how BrowZine works go to http://thirdiron.com/browzine-ipad-app/video/.

To install the free app for the trial, search for “BrowZine” in the app stores (Apple, Google, Amazon) and download BrowZine. When initially launching BrowZine, select “University of Wisconsin-La Crosse” from the drop down list. Then, enter your campus netID/password, the same as when logging in to library resources from off campus.

To help the library decide if it should subscribe to BrowZine, complete the Electronic Resources Trial Evaluation form.

 

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Book club to meet Nov. 21

The Organization for Campus Women Book Club will meet at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in Murphy Library near Murphy’s Mug. “One Thousand White Women — The Journals of May Dodd” by Jim Fergus will be discussed. The book club is open to all members of the campus community.

 

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For sale

Black masters graduation cap and gown (size 5’3-5’4), $30. Gold College of Science hood, $20. Call 608.792.6605.