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Scholarship Q&A

Come hang out with us virtually in the Scholarship Resource Center and ask questions about scholarships. We want you to be successful in finding alternate ways to afford college, join us for a quick and informal Q & A.

You can join us virtually here:

All attendees have a chance to win a $50 scholarship.


Halloween crafting wellness event

Don't be scared in attending this spooktacular craft event, we want students to relax and let go of their college stress. Crafting is a great way to do that. Be prepared to create fall-time or Halloween-themed decorations for rooms or apartments. Learn some easy and inexpensive ways to keep on crafting and to be well at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, in 0110 Student Union. Free pizza for all.


Fall Career & Internship Fair set for Oct. 13

Students may connect with prospective employers at the Fall Career & Internship Fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, in The Bluffs, Student Union.

The fair is free and open to all students. Explore careers and part-time employment as well as internship opportunities and full-time employment. More than 80 employers and graduate school programs will be represented. 

For a list of participants and additional information on how to prepare for the fair, visit the Academic Advising Center & Career Services website at

Allow extra time, as parking may be more limited. If your lot is full,  park in another commuter lot.


Grab and Go Craft: Air fresheners

Join CAB for this week’s Craft Night: DIY Air Fresheners. Add a homey touch to any space with this craft. Be sure to stop by the E-cafe in the basement of the Student Union from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 6, to pick up supplies.



ACCESS Center has a new home

The ACCESS Center, which serves students with disabilities, is excited to announce that it has moved into its new location at 124 Wimberly Hall.  The new location, formerly the Small Business Center, was renovated to provide a suite with a larger testing area, a spacious front office and reception area, and additional advisor/sign language interpreter offices. The staff is excited to work with students, faculty and staff this academic year in the new office.


Former Gundersen CEO to speak at UWL Oct. 13

Former CEO of Gunderson Health Systems Jeff Thompson will be speaking to the Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization club from - 2205 Centennial Room. All are welcome to attend.


FAFSA workshop

Need help filling out your FAFSA? Come join the It Make$ Cents office for a virtual workshop. The workshop will be held virtually at:


Cops for a cure

UWL Police Officer Dave Pehl will have doughnuts and coffee available for a donation from 8-10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at Hoeschler Tower. Donations benefit Breast Cancer Awareness.


My Maroon Apron meal kits

Looking for a free healthy meal to prepare? My Maroon Apron has you covered. Stop by the Student Union lawn at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11  and grab a meal kit bag and enjoy a delicious meal.

Sponsored by many UWL sponsors, along with La Crosse community gardens and Hunger Task Force.


Getting to Know Our Afghan Neighbors

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Viterbo University and Western Technical College will be hosting a second discussion to help the community understand and support our new Afghan neighbors. The topics we will be coving during this event are U.S. refugee resettlement program basics, special immigrant visas and tips for community members when interacting with our new Afghan neighbors. The live stream link will be posted here:

Meet the panelists:

Genevieve Levy has a background in International Relations with a focus on peoples and nationalities and has worked in direct social services since 2005. Her experience working with the Afghan communities in Sacramento, CA began in 2015 after starting and overseeing a refugee resettlement program from 2015-21. Sacramento is now home to the largest Afghan community in the United States. Levy now works in the CA State Assembly as a District Director and has continued to support the local Afghan community in Sacramento. Levy and her colleagues have provided this presentation on over 30 occasions over the last five years to medical professionals, educational institutions, direct social service providers, and the general public for educational (and appreciation) purposes. 

Nemat Sadat worked as translator/cultural advisor for US Armed Forces in Afghanistan from 2010-2014. He graduated from law school in Afghanistan and continued his education here at Mcgeorge School of law. Nemat finished his LLM degree in 2019 and start his new/current job with Sacramento District Attorney's Office in late 2019. He worked from May 2015-Dec 2019 as Refugee Resettlement Coordinator.


Greta Van Fleet's "The Battle at Garden's Gate" featured at Oct. 15 Album Encounters

The Album Encounters multimedia light and laser show will feature Greta Van Fleet's "The Battle at Garden's Gate" at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, in 20 Cowley Hall. Admission is $5. Parking is available in the stadium lot. If it is full, park in the ramp.

For more information, contact Bob Allen at or 608.785.8669. See more about the planetarium at


Public Planetarium Program sets October dates

The October Public Planetarium Program is "Fall Sky Legends." The presentations will start at 1 p.m. on Saturdays, Oct. 16, 23, and 30, in 20 Cowley Hall. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for others. Parking is available in the stadium lot. If it is full, park in the ramp.

For more information, contact Bob Allen at or 608.785.8669. See more about the planetarium at


Wellness Weekend runs Oct. 16-18

Wellness Weekend runs Oct. 16-18 with Health and wellness oriented programing starting Thursday running through Monday.

Wellness Weekend was initiated by Faculty Senate as a means of giving students a wellness break in the middle of the semester. With a few exceptions (i.e., classes or labs which only meet once per week), there will generally be no classes held or assignments due during this time. Featured programming includes:

All weekend:
The Bandana Project 
Recreational activities and performances each day.

Noon – Order of Omega Wellness Afternoon – Union Lawn

11 a.m. – Persisting in a Pandemic: Building Resilience to Combat Chronic Stress
1 a.m. – Irresistible: The Psychology of Addictive Technology
4-6 p.m. – UWL Wellness Fair – Recreational Eagle Center

And much more!


Arts events

Joy Harjo, U.S. Poet Laureate to speak on Oct. 21

The first Native American Poet Laureate of the United States, Joy Harjo is a member of the Mvskoke Nation and belongs to Oce Vpofv (Hickory Ground). She has published 14 books, produced seven award-winning albums, and earned countless awards and honors including a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Ruth Lilly Prize for Lifetime Achievement from The Poetry Foundation. She will read from her award-winning works, and sign books from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, in 1400 Centennial Hall. 

Sponsored by the Driftless Writing Center, the UWL English Department, the College of Arts, Sciences, and Humanities and the Provost’s Office.


University Gallery Art talk featuring Kate Hawkes

In conjunction with the UWL 2021 Art Faculty Exhibition, Kate Hawkes will talk about her work in the gallery. Join Hawkes at Noon-12:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, in 100 Center for the Arts, to hear about her latest art and the process of making it. Questions are welcomed during the discussion.



University Art Gallery talk set for Oct. 14

In conjunction with the UWL 2021 Art Faculty Exhibition, Marc Manke and Sangjun Yoo will talk about their work in the gallery. Join them from Noon-12:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, in 100 Center for the Arts, to hear about their latest art and the process of making it. Questions are welcomed during the discussion.



UWL In the News


UW-La Crosse Art Faculty Exhibition includes variety, La Crosse Tribune, Oct. 3

Thomas Harris is a driving force for UW-La Crosse, area social justice, La Crosse Tribune, Oct. 3

La Crosse Muslim community reaches out to Afghan evacuees (UWL professor emeritus is a source), La Crosse Tribune, Oct. 2

Lederhosen Games helps bring fun, energy to Oktoberfest in La Crosse (Organized by UWL students), WKBT News 8, Oct. 1


Inside a Wisconsin Army Base Where Nearly 13,000 Afghans Await an Uncertain Future (UWL professor is a source), Time Magazine, Oct. 4


Britney Heineman wins 2021 University Staff Excellence Award, La Crosse Tribune, Oct. 5


Now U Know: UWL grad student shares what happened to Coulee Region travel and tourism during COVID-19, La Crosse Tribune, Oct. 6

Afghan hospitality starts with three cups of tea (UWL alum is featured), WXOW News 19, Oct. 5


U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo visits La Crosse Oct. 21 (Event is at UWL), La Crosse Tribune, Oct. 7

UW-La Crosse gathers toys for Afghan children at Fort McCoy, WBKT News 8000, Oct. 7


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Lisa Klein, University Advancement thanks the UWL faculty and staff who volunteered to host a campus-wide donation drive

Thanks to the UWL faculty and staff who volunteered to host a campus-wide donation drive for our Afghan guests living at Fort McCoy. The generosity of our colleagues and students resulted in a donation of approximately 400 toys to the Women and Children's Centers at the Fort. Thank you!
— Lisa Klein, University Advancement

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Alexandra Larsen, Student Health Center thanks Robin Tuxen, Administration And Finance

Thanks to Robin Tuxen, Administration And Finance for your tremendous operations support during the testing vendor transition on campus. This week was so much better for your attention to detail and process advocacy!
— Alexandra Larsen, Student Health Center

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