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UWL surplus sale held through May 30

UW-La Crosse will conduct a sale of surplus property in partnership with the online auction site www.wisconsinsurplus.com, through Tuesday, May 30. Pre-registration and a bidder number are required prior to bid submittals. Terms and conditions of sale, along with contact information, can be found on the auction's website. Items include picnic tables with umbrellas and holders and weightlifting equipment.

Student Fulbright Program accepting applications

Open competition for new Fulbright ETA Awards in Brazil – February 2018
Special application open May 2-July 14.

With funding from the Brazilian government, the Fulbright Brazil ETA Program is expanded for the program year 2017-18 with 76 additional grants offered.  A special open application period will be held from May 2 to July 14. The deadline is Friday, July 14 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time.   

To be eligible, applicants must be a U.S. citizen and hold a bachelor’s degree by July 14. Additional requirements/preferences for this program include:
 
  • Must available for the full grant term: mid-February to November 2018.
  • Cannot be residing in Brazil for more than three months in the 12 months prior to the grant start. An exception can be made for language immersion program enrollment.
  • Proficiency in a Romance language at the intermediate level (equivalent to 2-years college level study) is required at the time of application.
  • Experience working in an educational environment, specifically with classroom teaching or leadership is strongly preferred. 
Persons who applied for a Fulbright U.S. Student Program in the fall 2017 but did not receive a grant offer for 2017-18 are also eligible to apply for this opportunity. Candidates will create a new application account in Embark with a different email address and complete the full application—respond to all questions, revise and upload new essays, request new reference forms. Two are required for this competition. Request a foreign language evaluation in one of the required languages and upload the most recent transcripts of all degree level course work.  

For further information after May 1, refer to the Brazil country description at http://us.fulbrightonline.org/countries/selectedcountry/brazil)  For questions about this opportunity, contact Miranda Panzer at mpanzer@uwlax.edu.

 
2018-19 Fulbright Student Program competition: Application cycle opened: April 3.
 
Fulbright is currently accepting applications for recent graduates or students soon to graduate to apply for a Fulbright for 2018-19. The application due date is October 1.
 
Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others viewpoints and beliefs. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity and intellectual freedom. Grant lengths and dates vary by country. http://us.fulbrightonline.org/
 
Updated Embark login site for students: https://iie.embark.com/usstudent. For specific questions about this opportunity, contact Miranda Panzer at mpanzer@uwlax.edu.

Human Resources

Internal employment opportunity

Custodial Services is seeking applications for a custodian lead in Mitchell Hall.  In addition to daily cleaning, (dusting, mopping, trash removal, minor repair of equipment, etc.) this position will assist the Custodial Services Supervisors inspecting campus buildings to ensure established cleaning standards are met.  This position will also assist with facility events and moving projects as needed.

 

Work hours: Monday–Friday, 3-11:30 p.m.

This position is open to UWL employees only.

Internal Eligibility:

-Must be currently employed at UWL and successfully completed probationary period prior to the date of application.

-Must not be under a performance improvement plan.

-Project and temporary employees, either hired through an external agency or UWL, are not eligible.

-NIAS interim appointments who have not been hired through a UWL recruitment process, are NOT eligible.

For questions regarding eligibility, contact Ann Bever at abever@uwlax.edu or 608.785.8015.

The deadline to apply is Thursday, May 25. Electronic submission of application materials is required.  For additional information about this position and to apply, visit http://employment.uwlax.edu/postings/8532.

UWL In the News

UWL in the news

La Crescent-Hokah senior Sophie Fox mixes art with war  May 12

La Crosse Tribune

Thanks to her mother's connection at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Fox was able to get the space for her exhibition. “I've really loved art since ...


Make-a-Wish presents check to Logan High student
  May 12

News8000.com - WKBT

Wednesday night, the UW-La Crosse Make-a-Wish club presented him with a check for ... After that, he's headed to UW-Eau Claire to study finance.


UW
-L softball: Eagles ready to host NCAA Division III regional
   May 12

La Crosse Tribune

The UW-La Crosse softball team had a good idea that its résumé would be solid enough to garner one of the 20 at-large bids to the NCAA Division III ...

UW-L softball, hosting NCAA regional, plays at 3:30 today - La Crosse's NewsTalk 1410AM 92.3FM

 

Class projects blends art and current events  May 13

WXOW.com

An art exhibit at UW-La Crosse on Friday night hoped to raise money for Syrian refugees. Sophie Fox, a senior at La Crescent-Hokah High School, ...


UWL graduates prepare for the job market
  May 13

News8000.com - WKBT

LA CROSSE, Wis. ... to the last graduating survey of UW-L students, only about two percent are still seeking employment, while 70 percent have found ...


Sports briefs
   May 13

La Crosse Tribune

UW-La Crosse men's track and field coach Josh Buchholtz was named the ... UW-L swept both the indoor and outdoor WIAC track titles this season.


Madi Giordano: Thanks for aiding Earth Day Cleanup
   May 14

The Courier Life News

Thank you to Logistics Health, UW-La Crosse classes and Geography Club, and the Coulee Canoe and Kayak Club for bringing their groups' help.


UW
-La Crosse grad inspired by her own health battles
   May 14

La Crosse Tribune

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse graduate Emily Von Dollen hopes to become a nurse practitioner after seeing the care her nurses gave her during ...

 

UWL graduate gives mom ultimate Mother's Day gift  May 14

News8000.com - WKBT

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - Graduation day happened to fall on Mother's Day this year and for UWL graduate Brett Hulmer, the timing couldn't be ...

 

12 Eagle Battalion cadets commissioned   May 14

WXOW.com

The Eagle Battalion consists of students from UW-La Crosse, Viterbo University, Winona State University and St. Mary's University of Minnesota.

 

1600 graduate from UWL, look forward to future   May 15

WXOW.com

More than 1,600 students at the University of WisconsinLa Crosse said goodbye to college and hello to the real world on Sunday. Over the course of ..


Guthrie named External Relations Coordinator
  May 18

La Crosse Tribune

UW-La Crosse's most successful coach, Mark Guthrie, is returning to the university as its External Relations Coordinator, it was announced on ...

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Gerry Cox Sociology

Gerry Cox, Sociology, co-authored the book Handbook of the Sociology of Death, Grief, and Bereavement: A Guide to Theory and Practice published on May 4 by Routledge. The book reflects contributors from Israel, Hong Kong, Australia, England, Wales, Canada, Finland and the US.

Roberto Salgado profile photo Roberto Salgado Physics

Roberto Salgado, Physics, presented "Relativity on Rotated Graph Paper with GeoGebra" at the Minnesota section meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers on April 29 in Fargo, North Dakota.

Corey Sjoquist Admissions

Corey Sjoquist, Admissions, received the award for Admissions Professional of the Year at Wisconsin Association for College Admissions Counseling (WACAC) conference on May 18 in Appleton, Wisconsin.

Paula Knudson profile photo Paula Knudson thanks colleagues and students

Thanks to colleagues and students for attending my send off on May 11 and to the many others who sent good wishes in person or electronically. I am humbled and privileged to work with so many competent, caring and compassionate people who strive to keep students at the forefront. I wish you the very best and will always keep my Eagle spirit.
— Paula Knudson

Karyn Quinn thanks faculty, staff and students,

Thanks to faculty, staff and students, for your kind words of support, emails and cards as I prepare to retire from UWL. I have enjoyed working with so many of you through the past 27 years. There are so many individuals from custodial staff, business services, admissions, alumni, foundation, communications/publicity and student life that have been part of a team in contributing to the success of the jazz program and assisted me through the years. Keep up the great work. I'll see you on the golf course or while I'm out playing music!
— Karyn Quinn
Classifieds

Kitchen table and 4 chairs $100

Kitchen table and 4 chairs — Round wood kitchen table with four matching chairs. I can send pictures. $100. For more information, contact Hanna Wright at hwright@uwlax.edu.