Eagle Eye Medallion Hunt 2013; medallion found on Thursday
After reading the fourth clue for the Eagle Eye Medallion Hunt Thursday morning, Nicole Bottelson had a pretty good idea where it might be. Her challenge: she had class until noon and then had to work in the College of Science and Health office until 2 p.m. Read more »
In this issue:
Faculty, students see benefits of ‘Together Against Bullying’ website
Earlier this year, UW-La Crosse students and faculty teamed up with Gundersen Health System to launch a website dedicated to helping families and schools stop the bullying epidemic. Jeff Reiland, UW-L Psychology Department lecturer and family therapist at Gundersen, created the site, “Together Against Bullying,” with the help of a $62,000 grant from Kohl’s Cares. He enlisted four undergraduate interns to help him: UW-L students Alycia Brun and Corina Colon, along with UW-L recent graduates Karli Dahl and Caitlin Cullen. Read more »
Networking event draws biophysics-related research
The mechanical properties of a molecule of DNA, the physics of a cell and new ways to teach science were all topics discussed at the first Biophysical Society Regional Networking event Saturday, Oct. 19 at UW-La Crosse. Biophysicists and other scientists from universities across the U.S., as well as researchers from medical centers came together to network. Read more »
Murphy Library has new technology, more
Murphy Library received a technological upgrade over the summer. Several remodeled spaces and new resources are available. The biggest project, the School of Education’s Collaborative Learning Studio, provides the “ability to train the teachers of tomorrow with the state-of-the-art tools of today,” says Provost Heidi Macpherson. Read more »
Alumna finds self-sufficiency through United Way
Most would feel terrified and alone when faced with an abusive spouse, young children and nowhere to turn. And, all this with no money, house or support. For Susan Fabian, the situation was all too real — until she found United Way. Read more »
UW-L Screaming Eagles set Review Concert
The UW-La Crosse Screaming Eagles Marching Band will hold its Review Concert at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, in Mitchell Hall. Admission is free. The concert is a synopsis of the band’s season, which began Aug. 18. Since then, the band has given 14 performances. In addition to performing at football games, the Screaming Eagles participate in community events like Gundersen’s “Steppin’ Out in Pink,” Oktoberfest and exhibitions at high school band competitions in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Read more »
UW-L session to look at what employers need to know about immigration reform, compliance
A Milwaukee attorney with more than a decade of immigration law experience will discuss new immigration reform legislation during a presentation at UW-La Crosse. Attorney Benjamin T. Kurten will speak on “Immigration Reform and Compliance: What Employers Need to Know” at noon Friday, Nov. 8, in the Strzelczyk Great Hall in the Cleary Alumni & Friends Center. A reception with Kurten begins follows his presentation at 1:15. The event, part of UW-L College of Business Administration Global Initiatives Week 2013 celebrations, is free and open to the public. Read more
Halloween-themed talk combines calculus and zombie attacks
Two UW-L math professors will give a Halloween-themed talk Wednesday, Oct. 30, that aims to show math isn’t all that scary. Mathematics faculty members Robert Allen and James Peirce will demonstrate how mathematical models can be used to predict how zombies and vampires could take over the human population. The talk “Zombies, Vampires and Math, Oh My!” will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, in 100 Cowley Hall. Costumes are encouraged. Read more »
Children can trick or treat on campus Oct. 31
Trick or treat for children will run on campus from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, in Hutchison, Wentz and Eagle residence halls.
Forum on Campus Climate Survey set for Nov. 1
Two forums are being held to discuss the preliminary results of the Campus Climate Survey distributed to students and employees in spring 2013. The first was held Monday, Oct. 28. The second is from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, in 337 Cartwright Center. For more information, contact Barbara Stewart at 608.785.5092 or email@example.com.
Facebook leader, ‘Lean In’ author to talk via Livestream Oct. 28
Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook and author of the bestselling book “Lean In,” will speak during a Livestream event from 6-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28. Watch the event on campus in 1400 Centennial Hall.
Sandberg will share her hopes for the next generation and answer questions submitted via Livestream. In addition, the Lean In team will introduce the Lean In on Campus program and tell students how to get involved.
CBA students’ two-week food drive runs Oct. 28 through Nov. 8
A group of College of Business Administration students is organizing a food drive to benefit the UW-L food pantry and the La Crosse Hunger Task Force.
The Student Advisory Council for the college will hold a food drive from Monday, Oct. 28, through Friday, Nov. 8. Boxes will be placed in seven department offices in the college, the CBA dean’s office and residence halls. Monetary donations are also accepted.
The group will also have donation locations at Howes Diamond Jewelers and the People’s Food Co-op downtown. The group will be at the People’s Food Co-op in the afternoon and Howe’s Jewelers in the evening Friday, Nov 8, to collect more donations and serve hot chocolate.
This is the fifth year the group has organized a food drive. Last year the group raised approximately 575 pounds of food. The group aims to raise more than 600 pounds this year.
As part of the food drive, CBA departments will compete to donate the most food. The winning department will receive coffee and doughnuts from Moka Friday, Nov. 15.
Pat Stephens retirement reception set for Oct. 30
A retirement reception will be held for UW-L Foundation Director of Collegiate Gifts Pat Stephens from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, in the Cleary Alumni & Friends Center.
For more than 35 years, Stephens has built relationships with UW-L alumni, friends and community members while raising funds for the UW-L Foundation.
The campus community is invited to attend the reception. Refreshments will be provided. No gifts, please — but bring your favorite Irish joke to share.
Employees invited to Disability Resources Office Oct. 30 open house
UW-L employees are invited to attend a Disability Resources Office open house from 3-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, in 165 Murphy Library.
The event will include tours of the in-house testing space, demonstrations of adaptive technologies and more. Refreshments will be served.
UW-L surplus auction to be held through Oct. 30
UW-L is conducting a sale of surplus property in partnership with the online auction site www.wisconsinsurplus.com through Wednesday, Oct. 30. Pre-registration and a bidder number are required prior to bid submittals. For terms and conditions of sale, along with contact information, visit www.wisconsinsurplus.com.
University Bookstore holds 1-day flash sale Oct. 29
The University Bookstore, Cartwright Center, is having a 1-DAY ONLY FLASH SALE Tuesday, Oct. 29. Stop in to take advantage of numerous deals.
Student parents are topic of Nov. 1 brown bag lunch discussion
Self-Sufficiency Program Director Andrea Hansen will lead a discussion on student parents at a Friday, Nov. 1, brown bag discussion.
The Campus Climate Brown Bag Lunch Film Series: Bring Your Food, Bring Your Thoughts is set for 11:30 a.m. in the Cameron Hall of Nations, Centennial Hall.
Conversation on the first Friday of every month discusses contemporary social justice, diversity and climate issues. Films range from TED Talks to documentaries and typically last less than 45 minutes, followed by a discussion.
Film Series Events are presented and facilitated by friends and colleagues of Campus Climate and are free and open to everyone. Participants are encouraged to bring their lunch and are welcome to come late or leave early.
To learn more about the film series and upcoming events, visit www.uwlax.edu/ campusclimate/foodforthought.htm or on Facebook at “UW-La Crosse Campus Climate (Official).”
Nine Inch Nails is featured band at Nov. 1 Album Encounters; ‘Cosmic Castaways’ is topic of November public program
The Album Encounters multimedia light and laser show will feature Nine Inch Nails’ “Hesitation Marks”at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 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.
Share creative talents at Nov. 7 Awareness through Performance open mic
Poets, artists, musicians and performers can embrace their inner activist and share their message of social justice, social awareness and social action at “”FULL DISCLOSURE: Open Mic. Open Stage. Open Minds.” The thought-provoking event sponsored by Campus Climate and the Campus Activities Board, will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, in the Cellar, Cartwright Center.
This is an open invitation from the Awareness through Performance troupe to all students, faculty, staff and community members who are passionate about social justice and diversity issues. Share spoken word pieces, slideshows, songs, short performances and more. Bring a message to share or simply embrace the power of stories from the audience. For more information, visit www.uwlax.edu/
Deadline to apply for Awareness through Performance troupe is Nov. 8
Campus Climate is currently accepting student applications for the spring 2014 Awareness through Performance troupe.
Apply online at www.uwlax.edu/
To learn more about Awareness through Performance, visit 1120 Centennial Hall or www.uwlax.edu/campusclimate/
Partners in Movement for students to be held Nov. 17
Students: Plan to take part in Partners in Movement!, an opportunity to focuse on allyhood, white privilege, race and ethnicity, This experiential meeting of the minds, shaped by the principles of anti-racism, is designed for students who acknowledge systems of white privilege and oppression and desire to further explore their personal and collective responsibility within a racialized society.
Partners in Movement will run from noon- 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, in Port O’ Call, Cartwright Center-Gunning Addition. The event is free and snacks will be provided, but space is limited to 40 participants. Register through Nov. 8 at www.uwlax.edu/
Employees: Save the date for the Nov. 19 Fall Morale Retreat
Campus Climate and LIVEMAROON are teaming up to sponsor the 10th Semi-Annual, Semi-Sweet UW-L Morale Retreat from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, Valhalla, Cartwright Center-Gunning Addition.
There is no agenda, other than to provide an escape from the stress and pressures of daily tasks with a social event with snacks, relaxation, music, fun and positive energy. Mark your calendars so you can remember to come get a free massage, enjoy some pet therapy, grab some snacks or just hang out and socialize with your colleagues. Don’t miss it … you deserve a chance to slow down and invest in your morale! Wear LIVEMAROON T-shirts or other maroon gear.
October 2013 newsletter on financial aid online
The October 2013 Financial Aid Edition of Eagle Mail newsletter is now available at www.uwlax.edu/finaid/newsletter.html.
The issue includes:
- Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
- Find out who your Federal Loan Servicer is
- Free Credit Score / Free Credit Reports
- Get Your Frugal On Fashion Show
- Repeat Credits Policy
- Information about scholarships that are due in October
- Ask Earnest – answers to pertinent financial aid questions
The Financial Aid edition of Eagle Mail newsletter will be available approximately the first of each month.
Rec Sports winter memberships available for employees for less than $1 a day
Work out indoors this winter. Come play for less than $1 per day! Recreational Sports is offering winter memberships for UW-L employees. The cost is $104 for a membership from Fridays, Nov. 1, through Feb. 28, 2014. For additional information, check out the REC membership page.
News and upcoming events
Tickets now on sale for the L-Club New Year’s Eve Celebration!
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
Eagles All Access Radio Show
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 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 night from 5:30 to 6:30 on Classic Rock 100.1
Football vs. River Falls
Saturday, Nov. 2, 1 p.m.
Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex
45th Annual Shriners Game
Pom Giveaway to the first 250 fans
Click here for ticket information
Free schedule poster giveaway
Soccer vs. River Falls
Saturday, Nov. 2, 5 p.m
Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex
Senior and Parents Day
Fan wavers to the first 100 fans
Click here for ticket information
Free schedule poster giveawayTwitter
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Dawn R. Norris, Sociology, published “Beat the Bourgeoisie: A Social Class Inequality and Mobility Simulation Game” in the October 2013 issue of Teaching Sociology. The article was highlighted in the American Sociological Association’s national newsletter for October.
K.T. Willhite, Educational Studies, was recognized at the fall National Science Teacher Association meeting in Portland, Ore., for her work in the NSTA professional learning community.
What’s Happening in Dining Services
Fall Harvest Faculty and Staff Luncheon set for Nov. 13; purchase tickets by Nov. 8
UW-L’s Fall Harvest Luncheon for Faculty and Staff will be held from 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, in Valhalla, Cartwright Center-Gunning Addition.
Purchase tickets for $7.50 at the Cartwright Center Information Counter. Ticket sales end Friday, Nov. 8. Request vegan/vegetarian options when purchasing tickets.
The buffet includes:
- Carved Roast Turkey
- Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
- Fresh Green Beans
- Cranberry & Walnut Salad with Vinaigrette Dressing
- Dinner Rolls with Butter
- Traditional Pumpkin Pie
- Iced Water, Coffee, Milk and Iced Tea
View and print the Fall Harvest Luncheon flier at www.uwlaxdining.com/
Stop in to try the week’s featured limited time offers!
- Chef’s Table (Tuesdays and Thursdays): Beef Stroganoff over Mashed Red Potatoes
- Cyclone Salads: Edamame Nut Salad
- Slice of Life: Cajun Turkey Pizzetta
- Erbert and Gerbert’s: Frango Sub
- Original Burger Company: BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwich
Whitney Resident Dining:
- Black Beans and Corn Sauce over Brown Rice
Did you know …
Like us on Facebook at uwlaxdining for a chance to win an iPod Shuffle! One winner will be randomly selected from all Facebook users who like the uwlaxdining Facebook Page. Winner will be chosen on Tuesday, Nov. 5.
Tell us, we are listening. UW-L Dining Services is committed to creating an Exceptional Dining Experience for students, faculty and staff. Now is your chance to tell us how we are doing. Take a few minutes to rate our performance for one of our dining locations you visit most frequently on campus. Click thank you for your time and participation to take our survey through Nov. 13.
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.
UW-L in the news
A summary of some of the stories about UW-La Crosse spotted in the news.
“MOOC helps UW students skip remedial courses,” WXOW-TV, Oct. 17. Students needing some help preparing for college math classes can take advantage of UW-La Crosse’s Massive Open Online Course, or MOOC for short. It’s a free course open to anyone in the world …
“UW-La Crosse receives national award for diversity and inclusion,” WXOW-TV, Oct. 17. The University of Wisconsin, La Crosse is being recognized for demonstrating an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. They were awarded the 2013 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award from INSIGHT in Diversity magazine. It’s the oldest and largest diversity focused publication in higher education. UW-L will be featured along with 55 other recipients in the magazine’s November issue …
“Nobel Prize winner speaks at UW-L,” The Racquet, Oct. 17. In order to enhance the experience of its student body while exposing them to the world which sees academic concepts applied, UW-La Crosse has a rich history of attracting prominent persons to campus. The university counts among its ranks of former campus speakers presidential candidates, acting Congresspersons, leaders of industry, and, for the 14th year in a row, a Nobel Laureate in Physics …
“UW-L Art Prof on digital photography Oct. 17, 2013,” National Public Radio WPR NEWSMAKERS Oct., 17. The broadcast will be repeated in December 2013.
“Monday profile: Iraq war vet Adam Flood takes La Crosse County,” … La Crosse Tribune Oct. 21. He decided on school instead, choosing the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, where he studied business management with an international emphasis.
“Our view: UW chancellor sets proper tone,” Editorial, La Crosse Tribune, Oct. 20. Rebecca Blank, the new chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, isn’t afraid to concede that her institution hasn’t done a very good job of educating the people of our state about the positive impact of its flagship university. Ultimately, that may be one of the more challenging and crucial educational challenges it faces …
“Inside Higher Ed: Not-So-Great Expectations,“ Times Higher Education Oct. 23. Rachel Slocum, assistant professor of geography at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, was stunned earlier this month when what she thought was an …
“Copeland Park renovation project reaches midway point,“ La Crosse Tribune Oct. 23. By next spring, however, officials from the La Crosse Loggers, UW-La Crosse and the city believe it will be one of the top amateur baseball playing surfaces in …
“New UW-L parking ramp meets ‘a very serious need’,” La Crosse Tribune, Oct. 24. The $11.75 million parking ramp that opened this fall at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is vital to a growing campus, college officials say …