Campus Connection, June 24, 2013


School of Education’s new space provides high-tech connections

New_Collaboration_Learning_Center_0007e“Seamless and smooth” is how Jenni McCool, assistant professor of mathematics, describes the School of Education’s new Collaborative Learning Studio. Read more »

In this issue:

Announcements & Notices

Human Resources


Professor Emeritus’ book translated into Chinese

Koppelman_Kent-239x300Don’t expect UW-La Crosse Professor Emeritus Kent Koppelman to read his most recently published book. He can’t — it was published in Chinese. The English version is currently third on the list of best-selling, multicultural education textbooks in the U.S. Read more»

SummerStage presents ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

Little-Shop-image-282x300UW-La Crosse Department of Theatre Arts SummerStage opens with “Little Shop of Horrors,” a hysterical musical satire of “B” movies, science fiction and musical comedy. Read more 

Learn about Provost Teaching Excellence Award Winners

Robert Allen

Robert Allen

UW-L students submitted about 200 nominations for the 2013 Provost Teaching Excellence Awards. Six faculty members were chosen. Read about these excellent faculty and their favorite part of teaching.  Read more »

New students get to know UW-L with help from Admissions

Freshmen Registration. Photo by Pa Moua-Yang. University Communications.UW-L Freshman Registration and Family Orientation wraps up Monday, June 24. About 1,900 students visited campus throughout June. Freshmen met with advisers and selected first semester courses. They received a friendly welcome from UW-L Admissions staff. Pictured here are Corey Sjoquist, Admissions director; a new student registering for classes; Jackie Briggs, assistant director of Admissions; Sarah Piñón, Admissions counselor, another new student registering for classes.


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Congratulations to students on the Spring 2013 Dean’s List!

View the list.

UW-L Adopt-A-Highway Clean-up set

The UW-L Adopt-A- Highway crew will hold its next clean-up Wednesday, June. 26. The crew meets at 6 p.m. at Hwy 33 and Korn Clements Road. The group cleans up Hwy 33 east to Korn Coulee Road. All employees and their families are welcome to attend. There will be a potluck dinner following; those wishing to attend should bring a dish to pass. For more information, contact Brad Quarberg, University Communications, at

Immigration discussion set at UW-La Crosse

A community conversation on immigration reform runs from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, in the Hall of Nations in UW-L’s Centennial Hall. Admission is free. The conversation aims to discuss the impact of immigration on the community, along with exploring the realities that undocumented children, families and workers face in the Coulee Region.

Panelists leading the discussion will represent UW-L, Viterbo University, Lugar de Reunion Community Center in Sparta, Onalaska School District English as a Second Language program, community healthcare facilities, and the area legal community.The event, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the UW-L Ethnic and Racial Studies Department, Lugar de Reunion Community Center in Sparta and AMOS.

Reception for Corinne Means June 27

The Office of Records and Registration will be celebrating the retirement of Corinne Means at an open reception from 3-4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27 in Port O’Call, Cartwright Center-Gunning Addition, with brief remarks at 4 p.m.

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  • Keith Bakken, Administrative Program Manager 1 in WAHPERD, June 30.
  • Diane Sewell, Clinical Associate Professor in Health Professions, June 30.
  • Corinne Means, University Services Associate 2 in Records and Registration, July 5.

Reminder: Offices closed July 4

Remember state and university offices are closed on July 4 for Independence Day. Employees do not report to work this day.

Don’t forget to turn in vacation carryover request by June 28

If you received an email from Human Resources indicating you have vacation carry over available, be sure to complete the Request for Vacation Carryover Approval form. The link is provided below.

Here is the email:

If you are receiving this communication, you have been identified as an annual appointment with a vacation balance remaining for fiscal year 2012/2013.

All individuals must request approval to carryover vacation above a defined amount into the next fiscal year, which begins July 1. However, individuals that have completed 10 full years of employment as of June 30, 2013, are eligible to bank hours into the Annual Reserve Leave Account (ALRA). If you are eligible, please DO NOT request approval for any carry over hours you intend to bank into ALRA. Please note those who are eligible will have the option to request banking of carryover hours into ALRA on your July 2013 leave report.

Please note the following information below:

Annual appointments earning vacation have the opportunity to carryover vacation hours into the next fiscal year.

Automatic carryover is as follows:

100 percent appointment: 40 hours will automatically carryover.

Less than 100 percent appointment: Prorated hours (based upon appointment percent) will automatically carryover. Example: 80 percent appointment will have 32 hours of carryover

To request the carryover of additional hours:

Complete the Request for Vacation Carryover Approval form.





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

“Brittany Aeschlimann: UW-L should be proud of its campus,” Letter, La Crosse Tribune, June 17.
I’m lucky to attend the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Aside from the academics, relatively small class and campus sizes, I place most of my luck in La Crosse’s aesthetic appeal…

“Kind, Walz seek delay to student loan increase,” La Crosse Tribune, June 20.
…Rep. Ron Kind of La Crosse and Tim Walz of Mankato, Minn., have signed a petition to force a vote on a bill that would keep the current rate on Stafford loans for two years, giving Congress time to agree on a solution…

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