Aug. 15, 2011

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A building to take UW-L through the next 100 years

On Sept. 6 students will fill the 5,000 seats of Centennial Hall, marking the start of school and a new era of education at UW-L.

Spotlight: Psychology department
Do looks matter? Alumna’s study says yes

Do we perceive more attractive people as more trustworthy? One UW-La Crosse alumna scientifically tested that theory while studying psychology at UW-L. Her undergraduate research study recently landed her some publicity in the national beauty magazine – Allure.

Archaeology is more than playing in the dirt

This summer 18 high school students and adults joined Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center staff in Holmen to excavate a late prehistoric campsite. The arrowheads and pottery found at the site date it to between AD 1300 and 1400.

Time to go mobile! UW-L now has an app

There’s a new app for UW-La Crosse. The new UW-L mobile application is available for free from the ITunes store.


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Great River Folk Festival  to be held on campus Aug. 26-28

Friday night performances by musician Trina Hamlin and well-known performer and 2010 Grammy award winner Loudon Wainwright III kick off a weekend of traditional and contemporary folk culture at the 36th annual Great River Folk Festival. Wainwright immediately follows Hamlin’s 7:30 p.m. performance Friday, Aug. 26, in Valhalla, Cartwright Center-Gunning Addition.

The festival includes music, crafts, dance and food. Gates open at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, and Sunday, Aug. 28, and end with a 6 p.m. concert Saturday and a 5 p.m. concert Sunday. Except for the Friday evening concert, all events are outdoors on the UW-L campus.

For more information, including a complete list of performers, visit For discount pricing, purchase tickets by Friday, Aug. 19.


Centennial Hall photo.Centennial Hall Dedication, Chancellor’s All-Campus Address and picnic set for Aug. 31

The formal dedication of UW-L’s new academic building, Centennial Hall, along with the Chancellor’s All-Campus Address and picnic are set for Wednesday, Aug. 31, in Lindner Forest (north of Wing Technology Center). The address begins at 10:30 a.m. The dedication and recognition begin at 11:30 a.m. The building is open for self-guided tours until 3 p.m. A picnic will follow the ceremony.

Faculty and staff who want to participate in the picnic, need to RSVP by Wednesday, Aug. 24, online here. Print the last page and bring it as your meal ticket for the picnic. For more information, contact Mandy Wagner at

Sessions will help you create official UW-L Facebook pages

Web & Interactive Communications (iComm) is planning two workshops for faculty and staff wanting to create official UW-La Crosse Facebook pages. The sessions will cover how to start and maintain a university recognized facebook page.

Workshops are set from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17 and 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, in 15 Wing Technology Center. Sessions are free but you must register.


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James Erdmann, custodian, to Centennial Hall, July 31
Steve Malay, custodian, to Graff Main Hal, Aug. 7
Chao Vang, custodian, to the Center for the Arts, Aug. 7

New employee

Ann Bever, human resources assistant, Human Resources, Aug. 1