Campus Connection

Sunday, Sept. 23
Events for the week of September 23-29


Want to move off campus?

Looking to move off campus? Keeping contracts and policies in mind when making a rental agreement. Know rights as a tenant and how to handle money matters with roommates. Bring questions for representatives from Three-sixty Reality. Rent Smart will run from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, in 3314 Student Union. 

Floyd - Turbo - "Through Wolves Teeth" featured at Sept. 21 Album Encounters

The Album Encounters multimedia light and laser show will feature Floyd - Turbo - "Through Wolves Teeth" at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 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

Scholarship Bingo planned for Monday, Sept. 24

It's bingo time. Grab a seat and a bingo card and get ready to learn how to afford a college education...scholarship style. Prizes to be won. Scholarship Bingo will start at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, in the Entertainment Café, Student Union.

Theater Thursday and Free Movie Friday: "Tag"

Do you miss playing a game of tag? Well, now you can see a bunch of grown men play it in this hilarious movie. "Tag" will run at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, and at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, in the Theater, Student Union.

Accounting Career Fair set for Sept. 24

Meet with representatives from accounting firms and other organizations at the Accounting Career Fair from 3-5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, in The Bluffs, Student Union. Students will learn about internships, jobs and membership opportunities, as well as CPA Exam Prep. Many of the organizations will conduct on-campus interviews this fall.

The fair is free and open to students of all academic levels. Students don’t need to pre-register. A program listing all of the employers will be provided. To learn more about the event, contact Career Services,

Online reservation process for meeting and event spaces

The Virtual EMS online reservation process for meeting and event spaces is active. Go to the Make a Reservation page on the UWL website for tutorials and to access the VEMS link. For questions contact,

English Department William J. & Yvonne Hyde 2018-19 Colloquium Series set

The English Department will host its first Willian J. & Yvonne Hyde 2018-19 Colloquium Series from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, in 104 Wimberly Hall. Natalie Eschenbaum will present "Modernizing Misogyny in Shakespeare's Shrew." The event is free and open to all. 
A synopsis of the presentation: 
"Modernizing Misogyny in Shakespeare’s Shrew"
An NPR review of "Vinegar Girl," Hogarth 2016, states that Anne Tyler’s modernization of Shakespeare’s "The Taming of the Shrew,is a “fizzy cocktail of a romantic comedy, far more sweet than acidic.” This presentation considers how Tyler’s novel adopts and adapts the critical debate concerning the play’s misogyny. Social historians have helped to contextualize the shrew-taming plot, some claiming that Shakespeare’s tale is similarly “romantic” and “sweet” when read in context. Students push back against such conclusions, however, arguing that teaching "The Taming of the Shrew, and its informing histories reinforces the patriarchy and risks normalizing misogyny. The presentation responds to students’ concerns and is informed by girlhood and cultural studies.

Queer Cinema Presents: "Love, Simon"

Everyone deserves a great love story, but for 17-year-old Simon Spier, it's a little more complicated. He hasn't told his family or friends that he's gay, and he doesn't know the identity of the anonymous classmate that he's fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying and life-changing. The film will run at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, in the Theatre, Student Union. Sponsored by CAB and Pride Center. The event is free and open to all.

Sale at the University Bookstore

The University Bookstore have a two-day sale Tuesday, Sept 18 and Wednesday, Sept. 19. Now is the perfect opportunity to stock up on your UWL gear and last-minute school supplies. Sales include: 25 percent off on Champion, League, drinkware, backpacks, headwear, headphones and earbuds, tech accessories, notebooks and binders, folders and portfolios— and an additional 50 percent off clearance items.

TIAA financial counseling appointments available

No matter where a person is in life—just getting started or planning for retirement—a session with a TIAA Financial Consultant can help create a plan for goals. It’s no additional cost as a part of a retirement plan. Get answers to these questions and more:

- Am I invested in the right mix of investments to help meet my goals?
- Am I saving enough to create the retirement income I need?
- Can I transfer funds from another plan?
- How do I take income from my retirement account once I stop working?

Register for one of the sessions at  All UWL appointments in Oct. and Nov. are in 3103 Student Union. Appointments are available for Oct. 2-5 and Nov. 5-9.  


UWL In the News

UWL in the news

UW-La Crosse coach reflects on cancer diagnosis and power of basketball   Sept. 7 - WKBT

(Assistant women's basketball coach featured.)

Wisconsin Rapids native wins preliminary Miss America victory   Sept. 7


(UWL alum who’s Miss Wisconsin earns stage question honor.)

Miss America 2019: Florida and Wisconsin triumph on night 1 of revamped pageant Sept. 7

(UWL graduate won the new onstage question segment of competition.)

News 8 Eye Piece: Band Camp Sept. 8 - WKBT

(Feature of Screaming Eagles Marching Band.)

Hudson School District introduces new staff  Sept. 8

Hudson Star Observer

(New staff member holds degree from UWL.)

UW-La Crosse posts high marks in US News & World Report rankings  Sept. 10

La Crosse Tribune

(Latest US News list out.)

Sharon Hampson: La Crosse County Board shows respect  Sept. 9

La Crosse Tribune

(Board includes UWL student.) 

Student housing space shortage to worsen this year  Sept. 10 - WKBT

(UWL on-campus housing shortage.)

Calling out censorship for Banned Books Week  Sept. 10

(UWL Murphy Library participates in event.)

UW-La Crosse ranked Wisconsin's top-ranked public university  Sept. 10


(Latest US News list out.)

UW-La Crosse places high on "Top Public Regional Universities in the Midwest" list   Sept. 10

- - WKBT

(Latest US News list out.)

La Crosse considers charging for street parking near UW-L, Western Technical College  Sept. 11

La Crosse Tribune

(City considering charging for on-street parking near campus.)

School supplies donated to Coon Valley Elementary  Sept 12 - WKBT

(UWL faculty, staff donate school supplies.)

University donates school supplies to Coon Valley Elementary Sept. 12


(UWL faculty, staff donate school supplies.)

Changes coming to street parking at UWL, Western campuses  Sept. 12 - WKBT

(Officials are considering charging for on-street parking surrounding campus.)

Record freshmen enrollment at UWL causing housing issues Sept. 12

WIZM Newstalk 1410

(Record number of frosh pushes housing dilemma.)

UW-La Crosse moving away from plastic straws  Sept. 13


(Students getting used to fewer straws.)

After 35-year absence, women's golf returns to UW-L  Sept. 13

La Crosse Tribune

(New UWL Coach Dave Taebel faces a few unknowns in its inaugural year.)

Miss La Crosse/Oktoberfest contest draws eight contestants  Sept. 13

La Crosse Tribune

(Contestants this year include three UWL students.)

Oktoberfest parade marshals' community roots run deep   Sept. 13

La Crosse Tribune

(Maple Leaf Parade Marshal is UWL graduate.)

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Heather Fortuine profile photo Heather Fortuine Health Professions
Heather Fortuine, Health Professions, was named as a Neurological Clinical Specialist for her competency, knowledge and advanced clinical proficiency in neurological rehabilitation of the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. The Physical Therapy Program would like to congratulate Heather Fortuine PT, DPT, NCS on this accomplishment. We are proud of Fortuine's worthy recognition and the important contributions she makes to the students and faculty of the UWL PT Program.
Thomas Kernozek profile photo Thomas Kernozek Health Professions
Thomas Kernozek, Health Professions, co-authored the article "Achilles tendon loading during weight bearing exercises" in "Physical Therapy in Sport" published on July 1 by Elsevier. Congratulations to Tom Kernozek, Ph.D., for achieving the impressive milestone of publishing this 100th research manuscript. Kernozek directs the La Crosse Institute of Movement Science within the Physical Therapy program and also serves as chair of the Health Professions Department. His prolific collections of publications have been widely cited and have been done in collaboration with graduate students, alumni and scientists across the USA and internationally. He represents the highest standards of UWL and the Physical Therapy program.
Tony Docan-Morgan profile photo Tony Docan-Morgan Communication Studies
Tony Docan-Morgan, Communication Studies served as a reviewer of Sungju Lee’s memoir, “Every Falling Star: The True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Korea" in The Korea Times on Sept. 12. Docan-Morgan also published a longer review in North Korean Review (volume 41, issue 1, pp. 120-122).
Andrea Hansen profile photo Andrea Hansen Women's, Gender, Sexuality Studies
Andrea Hansen, Women's, Gender, Sexuality Studies was interviewed by Alice Pettway of Insight into Diversity on Sept. 1. Hansen, gave insights on supporting student parents in UWL's Self Sufficiency Program. Insight into Diversity, is the oldest and largest diversity magazine and website in higher education.
Kathleen Hawkes profile photo Kathleen Hawkes Art
Kathleen Hawkes, Art, received the award for Advancing Artist Grant at Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council on Aug. 21 in Rochester, MN.
Gerry Cox Sociology
Gerry Cox, Sociology, authored the book Children: Surviving Traumatic Death published on Sept. 12 by Centering Publishers.

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Blue sofa $200 or best offer
Blue sofa — 9 ft long, with 70" left arm lounge piece. 32" high and 31" deep. From a cat-friendly, smoke free home. $200 or best offer. For more information, contact Karen at 608.799.5619 or
Lean, grass-fed beef for sale $4
Lean, grass-fed beef for sale — Locally grown Angus beef raised on grass in open pastures Steers get a five-pound ration of steer feed for development of intramuscular fat. Grass-fed beef is high in Omega-3 oils and rich in vitamins and minerals. Hormone and antibiotic free. Half or whole beef available late Oct. For those that want a quarter, we will split a half with someone else so both get the best cuts. Price is $4 per pound hanging weight, after slaughter. Steers will weigh about 700 pounds dressed. Half of a beef will weigh about 350 pounds. Price includes all costs through processing and packaging to specification. Customers will receive frozen packaged beef processed locally by a state-inspected processor. References furnished on request. $4. For more information, contact Tony or Christine Reed at 608.386.0179 or