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Thursday, Feb. 22

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Events for the week of February 22-28

Campus Connection

Egyptian archaeologist shares discoveries on the development of two ancient urban centers Feb. 28

Nadine Moeller, associate professor of Egyptian Archaeology at the University of Chicago, will give a public lecture on the development of two early urban centers in Egypt during the third millennium BCE.
The lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, at Hesprich Auditorium in UW-La Crosse’s Graff Main Hall. It is free and open to the public. 
Geomorphological and archaeological data from fieldwork conducted at the ancient cities of Tell Edfu and Dendara provide new insights into the evolving landscape of the dynamic floodplain and its influence on the long-term development of these early urban centers. 
The two centers are particularly interesting because this time frame corresponds to a politically troubled period that led to a fragmented state with several power centers. However, from an urban perspective, cities in southern Egypt appear to have seen a phase of expansion during this time. This presentation will also examine the layout and organization of the respective town quarters at Edfu and Dendara.
At both sites it has been possible to excavate specific areas of the settlement that had been founded directly on the natural sand and bedrock during the late Old Kingdom.
Background on Edfu
At Edfu it is now know that the Old Kingdom town gradually expanded westward. This expansion made the best use of the flood-free zone, which can be seen by the newly-excavated settlement quarter dating to the Fifth Dynasty, being situated in close proximity to the much later Ptolemaic temple. Further expansion of the town occurred during the end of the Old Kingdom/early First Intermediate Period — a time that has typically been associated with political and economic crises that might have been triggered by a short term climate change. By this time the town had reached its maximum northern and western limit, which remained relatively stable for centuries to come. 
Background on Dendara
The ancient city Dendara also saw a major expansion at the end of the 3rd millennium BCE to the east of the temple enclosure during the First Intermediate Period. The new fieldwork conducted at the site offers a glimpse of the organization of this new town quarter in a previously unsettled area. 

Archaeologist to share latest discoveries from world’s oldest known harbor March 1

An Egyptian archaeologist will share the latest discoveries at the oldest known harbor in the world during a public lecture at UW-La Crosse. 
Gregory Marouard, a research associate in Egyptian Archaeology at The Oriental Institute, University of Chicago, will share details about the harbor complex at Wadi al-Jarf, along the Egyptian coast of the Red Sea, at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 1at 1400 Centennial Hall. The massive installation dates back to the beginning of the Fourth Dynasty. The lecture is free and open to all.
Marouard will also provide a new overview on some of the papyri fragments discovered at the site, which are the oldest inscribed papyri discovered in Egypt. Papyri is material ancient Egyptians used for writing and painting, among other things. The uncovered papyri underline the complex organization and well-structured logistics for royal projects and expeditions 4,600 years ago. Some clearly name King Khufu, the Egyptian pharaoh famous for building the Great Pyramid at Giza. The papyri also give important details and describe activities in close relation to the construction of the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
A joint team of Paris-Sorbonne University and the French Institute in Cairo (IFAO), supported by the CNRS and the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs, have been excavating the harbor complex since 2011. The harbor was used for a short time as a departure point to the Sinai Peninsula for royal expeditions on the way to the regions of Serabit al-Khadim and Wadi Maghara, the principal mining areas for copper and turquoise during the Pharaonic times.

Spring break or spring broke?

Spring break is a time to relax and have fun, but spring break can also be expensive. In this session, It Make$ Cents! will plan a spring break so that a person will end up with more than just sand in a wallet. The event is from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, in 3314 Student Union. Free pizza and soda provided. A UWL student in attendance will win a $50 scholarship. Brought to you by the IMC! Team and UW Credit Union.

Win a scholarship for learning life-skills — “It just make$ cents!”

Tax information workshop led by UWL Alum Ed Jaekel, '92


Your parents can't do your taxes forever...

Tax season is around the corner and its time to learn about filing status and how the new tax policy will affect a person. What tax credits are students eligible for? Get in the know information so that taxes are stress-free and finished fast. The workshop will take place from 6-7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, in 3310 Student Union. Sponsered by the IMC! Team, La Crosse Alumni Association and UWL Alum- Ed Jaekel, '92 with JRM CPA's. Free pizza and soda available. A UWL student in attendance will win a $50 scholarship.

Win a scholarship for learning life-skills — “It just make$ cents!”

Queer Cinema presents: I Am Not Your Negro

 "I Am Not Your Negro" envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, a radical narration about race in America, using the writer’s original words, as read by actor Samuel L. Jackson. Alongside a flood of rich archival material, the film draws upon Baldwin’s notes on the lives and assassinations of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. to explore and bring a fresh and radical perspective to the current racial narrative in America. The film will play from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, in 0120 Theatre, Student Union.

Retiree Breakfast set for March 1

The UWL Foundation will host a retiree breakfast at 9 a.m. Thursday, March 1, in the Allen Conference Room at the Cleary Alumni & Friends Center. Provost Betsy Morgan will be this month’s guest speaker. RSVP by Friday, Feb. 23, by contacting Sandy Sieber at 608.785.5326 or Parking will be available in the Cleary lot. Overflow parking is available in the ramp, levels 1, 2 and 3 from 8:30-10:30 a.m.

The final Relay for Life of La Crosse colleges

Colleges Against Cancer and the American Cancer Society is hosting the last Relay for Life of La Crosse colleges at 6 p.m. Feb. 23, in the REC. Sign up for a team at and start fundraising to end the fight against cancer.

Jeans Day for Charity this Friday

Did you know that a donation to Jeans Day helps local charities right in our area and aligns with UWL’s strategic plan priority of increasing community engagement? Be generous.

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 usual business attire. Donations go to a designated local, non-profit charity or organization each month.

This month’s charities are Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, Inc. and La Crosse County Community on Transition. Last month we collected $142—can we do even better?

On Friday, Feb. 23, locate a building contact person to contribute and collect a Jeans Day sticker. It is not necessary to wear jeans to participate. Remember, it’s not about the jeans, it’s about charities.

Building Contacts:

Marcee Peplinski, 117 Archaeology Bldg.
Laurie Collison, 4206 Centennial Hall
Vickie Bain, Cleary Center
Lori Hanson, 4004 Cowley Hall
Carol Beckerjeck, Eagle Hall
Kelly Arnost, 125 Graff Main Hall
Jeanne Voss, 124 Mitchell Hall
Tara Reiter-Marolf, 235 Morris Hall
Ingrid Iverson, 107 Murphy Library
Ann Remen, Physical Plant
Karen Kindschy, 1030 Student Health Center
Karen Daniel, 3230 Student Union
Maureen Spencer, 404A Wimberly Hall
Josh Kraft, 162 Wing Technology Center

For more information, contact UWL Jeans Day Coordinator Maureen Spencer at or 785.8115. Mark calendars for the next Jeans Day on March 23.

Peace Corps information session on Feb. 22

Learn about opportunities to live and work with a Peace Corps community at an informational meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in Movie Theater, Student Union.

Peace Corps volunteers help communities improve education and youth development, resources for women, family incomes, food production, environmental conservation, HIV/AIDS and malaria prevention, clean water accessibility and more. Peace Corps volunteers gain valuable cross-cultural skills and become citizens of the world. Other benefits include full health and dental coverage in service, graduate school programs and federal employment advantage. Volunteers of all backgrounds and ages serve in a variety of fields in more than 60 countries. Peace Corps volunteers must be U.S. citizens and at least 18 years of age, but there is no upper age limit.

Apply to be an new student orientation Eagle Guide

Student Life is looking for current students to be a resource for incoming students during new student orientation in the fall. This paid position runs for a total of 6 days and offers great leadership experience and new relationships with first-year students, current students and staff. For questions or want more infomation, email Sarah Joslyn at To apply, click here. Applications are due on Feb. 23.

MGMT - "Little Dark Age" featured at Feb. 23 Album Encounters

The next Album Encounters multimedia light and laser show will featureMGMT - "Little Dark Age" at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, in 20 Cowley Hall. Admission is $5.

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

UWL surplus sale to be held through Feb. 26

UWL will conduct a sale of surplus property in partnership with the online auction site running through Feb. 26. 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. This is located under auction number 18153-61 which is a UW System multi-location auction. Computers are the featured items.

English Department William J. and Yvonne Hyde Colloquium Series 2017-18

Stephen Mann, Associate Professor in English, will present, "Taboo language, solidarity, stance, and sexuality in the sociolinguistic interview” at the English Department's William J. and Yvonne Hyde Colloquium Series from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, 112  in Wimberly Hall. 

The abstract:

The paper examines the relationship between taboo language and stance-taking within the context of sociolinguistic interviews. Labov (1972) describes the “careful speech” interview style as “higher on the scale of formality than most conversation,” and while “the degree of spontaneity or warmth in the replies of individuals may vary greatly, […] the relation of their careful speech to the speech of less formal contexts is generally constant” (79–80). Expletives and sexual slang, with their taboo language status, should be marked forms within this context; however, “interviewee” was not the only identity relevant to these specific interviews. All interlocutors, including the interviewer, were self-identified gay men and most interview questions addressed aspects of LGBTQ identity. Jaffe (2009) argues that stance is “a crucial point of entry in analyses that focus on the complex ways in which speakers manage multiple identities” (4). This paper demonstrates how these men used taboo language in complex ways to take particular stances toward the interviewer, the interview context, shared aspects of identity, and the topics being discussed.

UWL In the News

UWL in the news

UWL gymnastics team surprises 9-year-old Holmen fire victim with new leotard   Feb. 9 - WKBT

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - It's been almost a month since more than a dozen people lost everything in an apartment fire in Holmen. The UW-La Crosse Gymnastics team is stepping up to help one of the youngest victims of the fire who has a shared interest. Nine-year-old Nadia Trapnell is an aspiring ...

Hamilton elementary students craft Valentines for those in need of a smile Feb. 9

The Courier Life News

... and gluing to help Gundersen Service Excellence exceed last year's total of 2,400 cards, completed with the help of the UW-La Crosse Lions Club. ... “We all want Valentine's Day cards, but for our patients, the cards are even more special,” Gundersen Service Excellence specialist Sue La Crosse said.

Mayor calls for complete rebuild of La Crosse Street  Feb. 10 - WKBT

"I think right now in its current condition, it doesn't look well for the city or the university as you come into a road that desperately needs to be repaired," said Doug Pearson, executive director of Facilities, Planning and Management at UWL. Doug Pearson said UWL is excited to see the city potentially take ..

Local college roundup: UW-La Crosse wrestling wins second straight WIAC title  Feb. 10

La Crosse Tribune

WHITEWATER, Wis. — Four UW-La Crosse wrestlers won their brackets and the Eagles won the team title on Friday at the WIAC wrestling championships. UW-L tallied 143 team points and had 10 wrestlers compete in the championship round. “Our guys did a great job battling,” Eagles coach Dave ...

Exhibit at county center tells city's story in photos  Feb.10

La Crosse Tribune

A class led by Ariel Beaujot, associate professor of history, started the “Hear, Here” project during the 2014-15 school year, collecting and recording stories of everyday people who have lived, worked and shopped the streets of La Crosse. At the same time, Kathleen Hawkes's “Photography, Story and ...

UW-L professor offers new take on old subject Feb. 11

La Crosse Tribune

Campus Connection appears on Sundays in the La Crosse Tribune during the fall and spring semesters to spotlight student and faculty achievements at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Viterbo University and Western Technical College. The campuses provide these features on a rotating basis.

UWL HOPE hosts biannual conference to discuss diversity in education  Feb. 11 - WKBT

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - Local students met Saturday to discuss the importance of incorporating different cultures in education. H.O.P.E., or the Hmong Organization Promoting Education, hosted their bi-annual ... And also it's history through our perspective," said UW-La Crosse student Charlie Yang.

WisDOT, citing statute, says it can't reimburse city for La Crosse Street  Feb. 12

La Crosse Tribune

WisDOT has plans to repair the road, which runs down the center of La Crosse, past Myrick Park, the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse campus and Western Technical College, in 2025. Kabat said earlier this week that the city can't wait for the state to fix the road, saying the road won't last another ...

La Crosse rises up for women experiencing violence    Feb. 12 - WKBT

But, Amanda Sebal with the Violence Prevention office at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse said the office is seeing an increase in people seeking help. "We know that we've seen an increase but we think there's an increase in reporting," said Sebal. She said that people may feel more empowered ...

UW-La Crosse track and field: Eagles embrace new coach Nickolas Davis  Feb. 13

La Crosse Tribune

Coming to the Coulee Region is like a coming-home party for UW-La Crosse women's track and field coach Nickolas Davis, even though he spent his college days on the eastern ... “Being a track person, I know what UW-La Crosse track and field stands for not only in Wisconsin, but in the entire nation.

UW-La Crosse students chosen for summit in Washington   Feb. 14 - WKBT

“Service is a core value here at University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, and my experience inside and outside of the classroom has challenged me to think critically about what I can do to help solve some of the world's most challenging problems.” Douglas added that, “One of the most challenging problems ..

UW-La Crosse program earns Governor's Financial Literacy Award Feb.14 - WKBT

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse 'It Make$ Cents!' program within the Money Management Center was awarded the Legacy Award as well as Kevin McKinley, a financial advisor in Eau Claire and Timothy G. O'Driscoll, Director of the Center for Economic Education at Lakeland University in ...

Scholar to share racial identity development in post-racism era at UW-La Crosse Feb. 14 - WKBT

(WKBT) - Janet Helms, a nationally-renowned scholar on the topic of race, will present "Racial Identity Development in the Post-Racism Era" at UW-La Crosse next week. The event will be held at 1309 Centennial Hall on Thursday, February 22 from 7-9 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public.

UW-Extension conducting agriculture assessment survey  Feb. 14 - WKBT

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - La Crosse County UW-Extension has a new Agriculture Educator, Kaitlyn Lance. Lance is conducting a assessment for La Crosse County agriculturalists to identify needs in the community. According to a news release, Lance is researching what new ag programs the ...

Eau Claire financial adviser wins Financial Literacy Award    Feb. 14


A ceremony was held at the State Capitol and recipients were selected by the Governor's Council on Financial Literacy from a total of 29 nominations. Among the recipients were Kevin McKinley, a financial adviser in Eau Claire, and it Make$ Cents, a money management center at UW-La Crosse.


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Alexander O Alexander O'Brien Psychology
Alexander O'Brien, Psychology, authored the article "Using prosopagnosia to test and modify visual recognition theory" in "Perceptual And Motor Skills" published on Feb. 8 by Sage Publications.
Naghmeh Gheidi, Thomas Kernozek, Drew Rutherford, Jillian Asmus, Jamie Bergelin and Christina Olbrantz Exercise, Sport Science, Health Professions and Physical Therapy
Naghmeh Gheidi, Exercise, Sport Science; Thomas Kernozek and Drew Rutherford, both Health Professions; and Jillian Asmus, Jamie Bergelin and Christina Olbrantz, all Physical Therapy; co-authored the article "Effect of Posttrial Visual Feedback and Fatigue During Drop Landings on Patellofemoral Joint Stress in Healthy Female Adults" in "Journal of Applied Biomechanics" published on Feb. 11 by Human Kinetics.
James Peirce Mathematics and Statistics
James Peirce, Mathematics and Statistics, presented "Love Affairs, Disease, and Differential Equations" at Illinois State Univ. on Feb. 16 in Normal, IL. A Valentine's Day themed talk on mathematical models of love affairs and disease.


Douglas Kast UWL Custodial Services staff
UWL Custodial Services staff Douglas Kast died Feb. 17. For more information see the obituary.

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