Campus Connection, Nov. 25, 2013


Encountering a world of education

UW-L student Max Kaiser pictured holding a camera and surrounded by small children in Egypt.

This summer a UW-L student interviewed an Egyptian who lived through the uproar of a revolution in February 2011. Another student about 2,500 miles northwest in Galway, Ireland, watched an archaeologist uncover the home of a Dark Ages clan. About 1,200 miles east of Ireland, in a major German university, a student affairs student listened to a provost discuss what higher education is like in a country where education is free. Read more »

In this issue:

Announcements & Notices


Campus Kudos


In The News

Murphy Library Notes



UW-La Crosse ranks high for students studying abroad, international efforts

UW-L's international students have increased visibility on campus and in the community as their numbers increase. They're pictured here in this year's Oktoberfest Parade. Photo by UW-L student Hanqing Wu.

UW-L continues to be recognized for stellar international efforts. The university ranks No. 30 nationally for students studying abroad. And UW-L has the fourth largest international student population of all colleges and universities in Wisconsin. The 2013 Open Doors Report ranked UW-L 30th in the nation with 435 students studying abroad during 2012-13 — highest of all UW System schools among master’s level institutions. UW-L was above the national average in study-abroad participation with 17 percent of undergraduates studying overseas. The national average is 14 percent. Read more »

Annual Swinging Yuletide set at UW-La Crosse


The annual Swinging Yuletide will return to UW-La Crosse for an upbeat performance of big band and vocal jazz holiday favorites. The concert will feature the La Crosse Jazz Orchestra, UW-L Instrumental and Vocal Jazz Ensembles, and the LaX Jazz4tet. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, in Valhalla, Cartwright Center-Gunning Addition. Read more »

Campus Connection holiday season schedule

Monday, Dec. 2 — Deadline: noon Tuesday, Nov. 26
Monday, Dec. 9 — Final Campus Connection for 2013. Deadline: noon Wednesday, Dec. 4
Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 — Campus Connection resumes. Deadline: noon Thursday, Jan. 2

Please submit information for the Campus Connection to


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Kate Oganowski with Golden Spatula.

Kate Oganowski representing the Upward Bound team at this year’s OCW Cook-ie Off! competition, shows off the top prize, the Golden Spatula, for Best Tasting Cookies. Her team won with Billion Dollar Bars.

Upward Bound team wins OCW Golden Spatula at this year’s OCW Cook-ie Off!

The Upward Bound team won the Golden Spatula for Best Tasting Cookie with Billion Dollar Bars at this year’s Organization for Campus Women Cook-ie Off! competition Nov. 21 in the Cameron Hall of Nations, Centennial Hall.

One hundred tickets were sold for the fundraiser to those who wanted to taste the cookies and vote.

The Information Technology team placed a close second with its Byte Me cookies.

The Human Resources team won the Best Looking Cookie Certificate for its BurgerDoodles cookie. They also won the Best Display Certificate.

Other teams competing in this year’s competition were:

  • Murphy Library
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Student Support Services
  • Communication Studies

Funds raised help support the OCW Jean L. Foss and Norene A. Smith Non-Traditional Students Scholarship. OCW awarded $5,800 in scholarships for the 2012/2013 academic year. The deadline for students to apply for scholarships is Feb. 15, 2014. Find out more about scholarships at

See more photos of this year’s Cook-ie Off! at

Directory artwork.Get your Student + Staff Directory

The 2013 Student + Staff Directory is much more than a campus phone book.

Inside you’ll find a campus map, the official academic calendar, events and activities, scholarship information, roommate advice, and much more! It’s the best campus resource.

Stop by 115 Graff Main Hall or the Cartwright Center Information Desk to grab a free 2013 Student + Staff Directory to see what it all has to offer.

Next Album Encounters is Dec. 6; final ‘Cosmic Castaways’ presentation set for Nov. 30

The next Album Encounters multimedia light and laser show will feature John Lennon’s “The John Lennon Collection” at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, in 20 Cowley Hall. Admission is $5. There will not be an Album Encounters Friday, Nov. 29.

The Planetarium’s Public Program for November is ”Cosmic Castaways.”  The talk, followed by a multimedia audiovisual presentation, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30. Admission is $3 for students, seniors and children, and $5 for others.

To find out more, contact Bob Allen at or 608.785.8669. See more about the Planetarium at

UW-L surplus sale to be held through Dec. 3

UW-L is conducting a sale of surplus property in partnership with the online auction site through Tuesday, Dec. 3.  Preregistration and a bidder number are required prior to any bid submittals. For terms and conditions of sale, along with contact information, go to The sale includes file cabinets, boat motor, work benches, rollerblades, a snow plow and much more.

Facilitators wanted for mid-March 2014 student leadership program

The LeaderShape Institute, a pilot campus-wide student leadership initiative will be held on campus Friday, March 14, through Wednesday, March 19, 2014.

LeaderShape’s strives to create a just, caring and thriving world with leaders who have a healthy disregard for the impossible. Since its inception in 1986, The LeaderShape Institute has developed an international reputation as one of the premier leadership development programs for young adults.

Faculty and staff are wanted to be “Family Cluster Facilitators.” Family Cluster Facilitators work directly with a group of 10-12 students during The LeaderShape Institute to encourage dialogue and enhance learning. To find out more being a cluster facilitator, contact Jaralee Richter, University Centers, at For more about LeaderShape visit

The program has been funded by the Division of Student Affairs, the Office of Residence Life and University Centers.

Communications class collecting books to donate to area children; collection boxes on-campus Dec. 2-5

Students in a UW-L Communications class are facilitating a children’s book drive on campus from Monday, Dec. 2, through Thursday, Dec. 5. Drop off new or gently-used books at labelled boxes in residence halls and Cartwright Center. The books will be donated to Gundersen Health System, as well as to the Salvation Army of La Crosse, to be distributed to children in the area, and to AMOS, a group that takes toys and books to the local jail for children to play with while their families visit inmates.

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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

UW-L Mens Basketball vs. Viterbo University
Monday, Nov. 25,  7 p.m. at Viterbo University

Eagles All Access Radio Show
Wednesday, Nov. 27, 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 every Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Classic Rock 100.1.

Women’s Basketball vs. Dubuque
Saturday, Nov. 30, 3 p.m. at Mitchell Hall Gymnasium
Free poster giveaway to the first 500 fans

Kids Night Out
Friday, Dec. 6, 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 grades. 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.

Youth in sports day and camper reunion
Click here for ticket information
Free schedule poster giveaway

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

2013 L-Club Brochure
Click here for more information about the L-Club and upcoming events

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Nick Beltz and Dustin Erbes, Clinical Exercise Physiology graduate program alumni, had their thesis “Effects of Kettlebell Training on Aerobic Capacity, Muscular Strength, Balance, Flexibility, and Body Composition” published in the December issue of the Journal of Fitness Research. Thesis advisers were Scott Doberstein, Carl Foster and John Porcari, all Exercise and Sport Science.

Cecilia Manrique, Political Science/Public Administration, attended the meeting of the Wisconsin Political Science Association at Ripon College on Oct. 11. Manrique served as discussant for three papers on political issues and also delivered the treasurer’s report at the business meeting of the organization.

Gretchen Newhouse, Recreation Management/Therapeutic Recreation, presented “Outdoor Recreation for ‘Every Body’: Understanding Constraints for Significantly Overweight Adults” at the Association for Outdoor Recreation & Education Conference at the University of Maryland in College Park, on Nov. 7.

Matthew A.M. Thomas, Educational Studies, presented the paper “Research dissemination for faculty in Tanzania: Publishing in a ‘local’ or ‘international’ journal'” at the 2013 Association for the Study of Higher Education conference in St. Louis on Nov. 16.


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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.

Faculty and Staff Holiday Luncheon set for Dec. 10; purchase tickets by Dec. 4

UW-L’s Faculty and Staff Holiday Luncheon will be held from 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, in Valhalla, Cartwright Center-Gunning Addition. Click here to view and print the Holiday Luncheon Flier.

Purchase tickets for $7.50 at the Cartwright Center Information Counter. Ticket sales end Wednesday, Dec. 4. Request vegan/vegetarian options when purchasing tickets.

The menu includes:

  • Tossed Caesar Salad
  • Ambrosia Salad
  • Carved Roast Beef with Au Jus
  • Lemon Picatta Chicken Breast
  • Oven Roasted Red Potatoes
  • Roasted Sweet Potatoes
  • Zucchini, Green and Red Pepper Medley
  • Dinner roll and butter
  • Cheesecake
  • Coffee, iced tea, milk and water

Midnight breakfast set for Dec. 12 at Whitney Center

Students! Take a break from studying to stop by Whitney Center from 10 p.m. to midnight Thursday, Dec. 12, to enjoy a midnight breakfast. Click here to view and print the Midnight Breakfast Flier.

Did you know …

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 for dining hours, menus, promotions and more.

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

“UW-L football player serves team, country,” WXOW-TV, Nov. 16. Freshman linebacker Tyler Hyde is a team player. He trains almost every day with the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse football team to earn a Division III title, and another high impact team that fights to keep America safe…But off the field, he has a different title: Cadet. “I chose military because I have an unexplainable desire to help people out, and the military is the best way I can help every person out in the country,” Hyde said. Hyde is an MS1 with the UW-L’s ROTC program …

“UW-L ranks 30 in nation for study abroad,” WXOW-TV, Nov. 18. The UW-La Crosse ranks 30th in the country for students studying abroad. That’s according to the Institute of International Education, which is funded by a State Department gran t… (video clip)

“UW-L to host free speech discussion,” La Crosse Tribune, Nov. 18. Two La Crosse area Republicans and a Democratic lawmaker are scheduled to discuss free speech at 7 p.m. Wednesday as part of a public forum at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse’s Cartwright Center, Ward Room …

“UW-L students practice TV craft in telethon for humane society,” La Crosse Tribune, Nov. 21. An annual telethon to benefit the four-legged critters at the Coulee Region Humane Society also provides a doggone good training opportunity for the two-legged critters who run the show. The telethon, to air live from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday on KQEG-TV, originated in 1999 with a University of Wisconsin-La Crosse student and continues as an incubator for other students to nurture their skills …

“Free speech forum covers UW-L controversies,” La Crosse Tribune, Nov. 21. Free speech has been a hot topic this year at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, and a Wednesday forum highlighted the political weightiness of the First Amendment …


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Note library hours during Thanksgiving break

Murphy Library will have special hours during the Thanksgiving break:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 27: open 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 28-30: closed
  • Dec. 1, Sunday: open 11 a.m.-1 a.m.

Library fall 2013 Fine Print newsletter now online

The fall 2013 issue of the Murphy Library Fine Print newsletter is now available at A link is also available on the library home page.

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Thank you to everyone for your condolences after my dad passed away on Nov. 12. Your kindness is greatly appreciated. — Laurie Magnusson, 

School of Education, Office of Field Experience

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For sale

Two-story, small-animal cage, 30″ high, 14″ wide, 30″ long. $10. Call 608.787.1904.