Campus Connection

Monday, Nov. 12
Events for the week of November 12-18


Thank you, Linda Shepard, for 43 years of service!

After 43 years of service at UWL, Linda Shepard is planning to retire this month.  Linda previously worked in Accounts Payable and Purchasing and currently works in Accounts Receivable in Business Services.  Please join us in celebrating Linda on Tuesday, November 13, from 1:00 - 2:30 in the Business Services Office, 125 Graff Main Hall.  Refreshments will be provided.  Congratulations, Linda!

It Makes Cents!: UWL Family Feud

It is an all-campus Family Feud. Join IMC!, the Wellness Center, CAB and UW Credit Union for laughs, surprising questions/answers and prizes from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the Entertainment Café, Student Union. Students must sign-in with IMC! to receive incentive points.

CAB movies: "Meg" and "Mission Impossible- Fallout"

Avoid this giant shark's mouth when you dive into this action movie. "Meg" will start at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, and 7:00 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, in the Movie Theater, Student Union.

This message will self-destruct after being viewed. Come see the sixth installment of the Mission Impossible series. Showtimes are 9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, and 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, in the Movie Theatre, Student Union.


Flood resilience is topic of UW-La Crosse discussion

UWL faculty and community members will discuss “Resilience to Flooding” during an upcoming UWL Environmental Studies Department program at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in 2130 Student Union. The event is free and open to all.

The discussion will include faculty from the UWL departments of Geography, Psychology and Sociology, along with residents, organizers, teachers and those associated with the USGS and the DNR.

Topics for discussion planned include: “Where have we observed resilience in our local community and elsewhere?” and “How can we cultivate resilience in the face of more severe and ongoing flooding?”

Public Planetarium Program: "The Endless Horizon" set for Nov. 17

The Planetarium’s Public Program for November is "The Endless Horizon." Presentations run at 1 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 17 and 24, in 20 Cowley Hall. Admission is $3 for students, senior citizens and children and $5 for others. Parking is free in the stadium lot.

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

Muse - "Simulation Theory" featured at Nov. 16 Album Encounters

The Album Encounters multimedia light and laser show will feature Muse - "Simulation Theory" at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 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

University Bookstore sale set for Nov. 13-15

These are the days to get UWL gear and cold weather clothing. The University Bookstore will have a sale Tuesday through Thursday, Nov. 13-15, at the Universtiy Bookstore, Student Union. Stop in the store or shop online at

The sale will include 25 percent off outerwear, sweatshirts, sweatpants, long sleeve t-shirts, cold weather accessories, emblematic frames, diploma frames and emblematic drinkware.

English Department William J. and Yvonne Hyde Colloquium presentation set for Nov. 16

Haixia Lan will present "Aristotelian Rhetoric, Humanistic Studies, and the Other" at the English Department William J. and Yvonne Hyde Colloquium Series from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, in 104 Wimberly. The event is open to the public.

Here is the abstract:

The works of Aristotle (384-322BCE) are often interdisciplinary and sometimes misunderstood, since he inquired into matters metaphysical and physical but we today have rather distinct fields of studies. For example, Aristotle sees the connection between pursuits in the Humanities and in the natural sciences as in, among others, logic, and Aristotelian logic dominated the West for two millennia, so today the name Aristotle has often become synonymous with the label inflexibility. A case in point is his treatise Rhetoric. Neo-Platonic rhetoricians passionately resist the linear “successive generalization” (Berthoff 43b), and the neo-Sophistic rhetoricians credited Aristotle only ever so reluctantly: “as Aristotle himself insisted [as absolute and inflexible as that self-was]” (28 emphases added) that sometimes facts—the signified—needed to be hammered out by the use of signifiers. Yet, most people including many rhetoricians say little to nothing about the enthymeme, the "substance" (Rhetoric 1354a15) of Aristotelian rhetoric, and the complexity of the Greek concept techne translated as both science and art. Certainly, Aristotle is seriously limited in many ways like all thinkers are, but at a time when we emphasize diversity for the purpose of better connecting with each other, we may find Aristotelian rhetoric a way for us in the humanities to connect with the other.


Packers game and tailgate tickets available

Join the UWL Alumni Association for a Sunday Packer football game that includes: an exclusive UWL winter hat, unlimited food and beverages at the Bart Starr Plaza Tailgate, and a ticket to the game in section 330 on the 25-yard line. The Green Bay Packers will host the Arizona Cardinals at noon, Sunday, Dec. 2, at Lambeau Field. Tailgating starts at 10 a.m. The package cost is $240. Everyone is welcome. Transportation and parking are the responsibilities of the participant. Register at:


Nominations sought for community MLK Leadership Award

Nominations are being sought for the 2019 Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Award.

Established in 2009, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Award recognizes leadership and commitment in building community, enhancing diversity and working for justice. The award recognizes community members whose leadership include the following aspects:

• Efforts directed toward creating change in the Greater La Crosse area

• Efforts focused on issues of social justice, equality and diversity/inclusion (may include other justice issues that mirror a cross-section of Dr. King’s work, i.e.: poverty, peace, privilege, nonviolence)

• Efforts in anti-racism work

• Efforts that contribute to tangible, permanent and/or systemic change

• Efforts and work to empower and impact future generations

• Efforts of devoting personal energies beyond one’s “paid position”

• Any additional considerations or contributions

To request a nomination form and complete submission instructions, contact: Nominations must be received by 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5.

The award will be presented at the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Holiday Celebration at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, at Viterbo University Fine Arts Center, 929 Jackson St. Admission is free. The featured speaker is David Dennis, Sr., who began a lifetime of civil rights activism in the South at a lunch counter sit-in and as one of the first Freedom Riders in 1961. His work continues with advocacy for unobstructed voting rights and quality education as constitutional rights.

Previous Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Award recipients have included:

2009 Roberta Stevens
2010 Thomas Harris
2011 Andrea Hansen
2012 Maureen Freedland
2013 James Parker
2014 William "Bill" Coleman & Dempsey Miller, III
2015 Barbara Stewart
2016 Naohoua "Tony" Yang
2017 John Medinger
2018 Nate Coleman

Thank you, Linda Shepard, for 43 years of service

After 43 years of service at UWL, Linda Shepard is planning to retire this month. Linda previously worked in Accounts Payable and Purchasing and currently works in Accounts Receivable in Business Services. Join us in celebrating Linda from 1- 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the Business Services Office, 125 Graff Main Hall. Refreshments will be provided. Congratulations, Linda.

Communications Corner

Class schedule change reminder for Thanksgiving week

The week of Thanksgiving brings a shorter and different class week. Classes are as usual on Monday, Nov. 19, but students should attend Thursday classes on Tuesday. Nov. 20, and Friday classes on Wednesday, Nov. 21. There are no classes on Thursday, Nov. 22 or Friday, Nov. 23 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Nov. 26 Campus Connection deadline is early

The deadline to submit Campus Connection announcements, kudos, classifieds and thanks to the Nov. 26, Campus Connection is noon, Tuesday, Nov. 20. To submit visit: refer questions to 

UWL Dining

It's back...Spin the Wheel Block Meal Sale

The Spin the Wheel Block Meal Sale is back Monday through Friday, Nov. 12-16, at the Dining Plan/Eagle ID office, Student Union. Purchase a block of 10 meals and spin the prize wheel for prizes. Reusable straws, t-shirts, free meals and more. For those that purchase more than 10 meals, they can enter a drawing for a chance to win five free meals. An initial meal plan is required to take advantage of this special offer. Find more details here:


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Justine Egner profile photo Justine Egner Sociology
Justine Egner, Sociology, authored the article ""The Disability Rights Community was Never Mine": Neuroqueer Disidentification" in "Gender & Society" published on Nov. 2 by Sociologists for Women in Society. Drawing from contemporary blog data, this article examines an emerging project termed “neuroqueer.” Neuroqueer is a collaboration of activists, academics, and bloggers engaging in online community building. Neuroqueer requires those who engage in it to disidentify from both oppressive dominant and counterculture identities that perpetuate destructive medical model discourses of cure. It is a queer/crip response to discussions about gender, sexuality, and disability as pathology that works to deconstruct normative identity categories. Blog members employ neuroqueer practices to subversively combat exclusion through rejection of able-hetero assimilation and counteridentification in favor of disidentification. Of particular interest for this special issue are the ways in which neuroqueer perspectives build more fluid conceptualizations of both gender and intersectionality through conscious disidentification from neurotypical norms and medical notions of cure on which they are often unconsciously based.
Patrick Barlow profile photo Patrick Barlow Institutional Research
Patrick Barlow, Institutional Research, presented "Tracking Alumni Employment Patterns: Taking on a Challenging Task" at the 2018 Association for Institutional Research in the Upper Midwest (AIRUM) Annual Conference, IR in a Changing World on Nov. 8 in Bloomington, MN. Barlow's session reviewed how the UWL IRAP office has coordinated the First Destination Survey over the past two years and has adapted that effort with the use of the online career portal Handshake as the data collection tool.

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