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Tuesday, Jan. 24

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Events for the week of January 24-30

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Cooking on a budget set for Jan. 31

Learn how to save money by cooking and preparing food at home from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, in 3110 Student Union. Recipes created by a Chartwells registered dietitian. Taste-testing and door prizes. Only 30 seats available - Registration required. Call, email or stop by the IMC! office.

Retiree Breakfast set for Feb. 2

The UWL Foundation will host a retiree breakfast at 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, in 3310 Student Union. Larry Ringgenberg, University Centers, will share information on the new Student Union, including a tour of the facility. RSVP by Friday, Jan. 27, by contacting Sandy Sieber at 608.785.5326 or Parking will be open in the Cleary Alumni & Friends lot from 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Jeans Day for Charity this Friday

UWL is one of many local organizations that participates in the La Crosse Tribune's monthly "Jeans Day." In return for a suggested donation of $1, participants may wear jeans rather than their usual business attire. The donation goes to a designated local, non-profit charity or organization each month. This month’s charities are: Family & Children’s Center and Colleges Against Cancer-La Crosse Chapter.

On Friday, Jan. 27, locate a building contact person to contribute a donation and collect a Jeans Day sticker. It is not necessary to wear jeans to donate. This is a great way to unite campus in supporting local non-profit organization in the La Crosse area.

A total of $106 was collected in December. Let’s continue to show the community how generous UWL can be.

Building Contacts:
Marcee Peplinski, 117 Archaeology Bldg.
Karen Daniel, 212 Cartwright
Laurie Collison, 4206 Centennial Hall
Tina Connelly, 105 Center for the Arts
Vickie Bain, Cleary Center
Lori Hanson, 4004 Cowley Hall
Carol Beckerjeck, Eagle Hall
Claudette Bode, 115 Graff Main Hall
Jeanne Voss, 124 Mitchell Hall
Tammy Haakenson, 260 Morris Hall
Ingrid Iverson, 107 Murphy Library
Ann Reman, Physical Plant
Karen Kindschy, 1030 Student Health Center
Maureen Spencer, 404A Wimberly Hall
Josh Kraft, 162 Wing Technology Center

For more information, contact Jeans Day Coordinator Maureen Spencer at or 785.8115. Mark calendars for the next Jeans Day: Feb. 24.

Peace Vigils resume on campus

The weekly peace vigils of Women in Black will take place every Thursday from 11:30-noon at Hoeschler Tower beginning Thursday, Jan. 26. These silent, non-confrontational vigils seek to draw attention to the costs of violence in the world and the need for peace.  Women in Black is an international network of women who seek to promote a cooperative, constructive and just approach to conflict resolution that does not rely on military force.  All are welcome to join for all or part of any vigil. For more information, contact Deborah Buffton, History Department, or 785-8359.

UWL in the news

Dave Skoloda: Tommy still leads the charge for UW  Jan. 13

Onalaska Holmen Courier Life

“Today, the UW's flagship school in Madison has a $15 billion annual ... by Van Hise and La Follette — that the university is intricately tied to the state.

Salon Professional Academy hopes new presidential administration will change gainful ...  Jan.14

La Crosse Tribune

Career training programs at Western Technical College, Viterbo University and the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse all received passing ratings.

More than a dozen cell towers may go up in La Crosse  Jan 14. - WKBT

(WKBT) - La Crosse could be seeing as many as 13 new cell towers this year ... City council members are questioning the towers' necessity and UWL ...

As much as access, equity is important to La Crosse educators  Jan. 15

The Courier Life News

Equity issues continue into higher education, where Western Technical College, Viterbo University and the UW-La Crosse are all implementing equity ...

Speaker at La Crosse event will create 'echo' of MLK inform, inspire  Jan. 15

The Courier Life News

The self-described “edu-tainer” will perform King's speeches in La Crosse this ... Keith Knutson of Viterbo University and Richard Breaux of UW-L, who ...

UW-L music prof. to conduct at Carnegie Hall before retirement  Jan. 16

La Crosse's NewsTalk 1410AM 92.3FM

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse music professor, who is set to retire after the performance on June 24, will direct 40 singers of the UW-L Choral ...

 Al Gedicks and Dave Blouin: Mining moratorium essential to protect water  Jan. 16

La Crosse Tribune

Al Gedicks of La Crosse is executive secretary of the Wisconsin Resources ... of environmental sociology at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

Metalsmith in La Crosse turns scrap into art  Jan. 17

Washington Times

9, 2017 photo, Adam Oldre works a piece of metal in his shop, in La Crosse, Wis. ... would earn him the Anita Malin award from the La Crosse Society of Arts & Crafts and the UW-L Ruth Ann Knapp and Catherine Crail art awards.

UW System schools collaborate to combat hate and bias on campus  Jan. 18

The Daily Cardinal

Chair of UW-Madison's Bias Response Team and Assistant Dean of ... his keynote speech at the Hate/Bias Response Symposium at UW-La Crosse.

King's legacy echoed Tuesday at Viterbo University  Jan. 18

The Courier Life News

Past winners include La Crosse School District cultural liaison Naohoua “Tony” Yang and University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Associate Dean of ..

UW-L leaders line up against concealed carry   Jan. 18

La Crosse Tribune

Campus concealed carry legislation hasn't been formally introduced in the Wisconsin Legislature, but University of Wisconsin-La Crosse students and 

Student Union Grand Opening runs Jan. 23-29

The new Student Union opens Jan. 23-29 with special events each day, along with numerous ribbon cutting ceremonies, an illusionist, hip-hop violinist, hypnotist and more. A community open house is set from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29. There will be daily tours of the building, prize giveaways and special visits by Stryker. Check out the grand opening website for all events, times and locations:

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Kelly Sultzbach English

Kelly Sultzbach, English, authored the book "Ecocriticism in the Modernist Imagination: Forster, Woolf, and Auden" published on Aug. 31, 2016 by Cambridge University Press.

Laurie Kincman profile photo Laurie Kincman Theatre Arts

Laurie Kincman, Theatre Arts, authored the book "The Stage Manager's Toolkit (second edition)" published on Dec. 22, 2016 by Routledge Press.

Shelly Lesher profile photo Shelly Lesher Physics

Shelly Lesher, Physics, was named to the international committee of the American Physical Society's (APS) Committee on International Freedom of Scientists (CIFS). Lesher's three-year appointed term is responsible for monitoring concerns regarding human rights for scientists throughout the world and may recommend appropriate courses of action designed to alleviate such problems.

Jeff Bryan profile photo Jeff Bryan Chemistry, Biochemistry

Jeff Bryan, Chemistry, Biochemistry, presented "Fukushima" at a meeting of the Idaho section of the American Chemical Society on Jan. 20 in Idaho Falls. The talk covered how the radiation releases from the Fukushima reactors came about, how they could've been prevented, the possible health effects for the local population and radiation workers, and remediation efforts over the past six years.

University Centers thanks Students, Staff, and Faculty

Thanks to Students, Staff, and Faculty for donating over 250 items to the UWL Food Pantry at the end of the fall semester. Items will be available in the Food Pantry when it re-opens on Monday, Jan. 23 in its new location in 2220 Student Union. Thank you also to Human Resources and the Office of Residence Life for hosting food collections.
— University Centers

Duncan Phyfe dining room table $50 or best offer

Duncan Phyfe dining room table — Solid hardwood, cherry finish drop leaf table. No scratches on table top. One of the leaves does not come exactly flush with the main part of the table. The Table is 38" wide. The Main part of the table is 25". Each leaf is 17 1/2". With both leaves, the table is 60" long. $50 or best offer. For more information, contact Charlene at 608.781.0215 or