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Events for the week of March 29-April 4

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Life After College: Retirement and Investing

Students have time on their side if they take advantage of retirement options, investments strategies and future financial planning. A program outling details runs from  6-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, in 3110 Student Union. Free Pizza is available. Those attending this event will recieve 2 IMC! Incentive points!

 

Social Justice Week April 3-7

 

Join the Institute for Social Justice from April 3-7 for brown bag lunches, research sessions, roundtables, dIversity dialogues, panels and keynote speakers. A complete schedule can be found here: https://www.uwlax.edu/social-justice/social-justice-week/2017/ . All events are free and open to the public.

 

Retiree breakfast set for April 6

The UWL Foundation will host a retiree breakfast at 9 a.m. Thursday, April 6, in the Allen Conference Room at the Cleary Alumni & Friends Center. Mark Sandheinrich, Interim Dean, College of Science & Health, will share updates about the college. RSVP by Friday, March 31, by contacting Sandy Sieber at 608.785.5326 or ssieber@uwlax.edu. Parking will be free in the Cleary lot from 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Jeans Day for charity this Friday

UWL is one of many local organizations participating in ‘Jeans Day’ each month. Jeans Day is sponsored by the La Crosse Tribune. In return for a suggested donation of $1, UWL faculty, staff and students have the opportunity to wear jeans rather than their usual business attire. Donations go to a designated local, non-profit charity or organization each month. This month’s charity is Habitat for Humanity to benefit two events: Neighbors Day 2017 and ReNew 2017.

On Friday, March 31, locate a building contact person on the list below, contribute a donation and collect your Jeans Day sticker. It is not necessary to wear jeans to participate. This is a great way to unite our campus in supporting local non-profit organizations in the Greater La Crosse area.

In February, we collected $100. Let’s continue to show the community how generous UWL can be. 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
Claudette Bode, 115 Graff Main Hall
Jeanne Voss, 124 Mitchell Hall
Tara Reiter-Marolf, 235 Morris Hall
Ingrid Iverson, 107 Murphy Library
Ann Reman, 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 mspencer@uwlax.edu or 785.8115. Mark your calendar for the next Jeans Day on April 28.

Be a writing tutor

The Writing Center is accepting applications for Peer Writing Consultants for the 2017-18 school year. Writing consultants work 5-10 hours per week in one-on-one sessions with fellow students who are writing papers on a variety of subjects for a variety of classes. We seek to hire students from every major because we work on papers from every major. This is a paid position and new consultants will enroll in a one credit training course during their first semester of employment. For more information about the Writing Center and to download an application, visit the Writing Center’s webpage, uwlax.edu/writingcenter or contact the Writing Center Director Virginia Crank at vcrank@uwlax.edu.

UWL surplus sale held through April 7

UWL will conduct a sale of surplus property in partnership with the online auction site www.wisconsinsurplus.com through April 7. Pre-registration and a bidder number is required prior to bid submittals. Terms and conditions of the sale, along with contact information, can be found on the auction's website. A partial list of items include: dump truck and plow, dump trailer, cabinets, files, garden tiller, yard equipment, tables, shelves and more.

UWL in the news

UW-La Crosse concerts, class feature traditional Korean music  March 16

La Crosse Tribune

Traditional Korean music will be highlighted at UW-La Crosse when the Danullim Gayageum Ensemble from South Korea brings “Korean ..

UW-L chancellor: Fired dispatcher wants $250000 settlement  March 21

La Crosse Tribune

On Monday, Gow said Fehr demanded the amount to settle a dispute with former UW-L police dispatcher Kimberly Dearman, who was fired for making ...

UW-L dispatcher back to work, but demanding a $250000 settlement - La Crosse's NewsTalk 1410AM 92.3FM

Database of all UW employees shows Chancellor Gow highest paid at UW-L  March 22

La Crosse's NewsTalk 1410AM 92.3FM

Chancellor Joe Gow was the highest paid employee at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2016. Gow's salary last year was $236,286, according ...

Sierra Club warns of local, global threats to clean water March 23

La Crosse Tribune

Kris Rolfhus, a professor of chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, noted the tuna we buy at the grocery store contains mercury — about a ...

University of Minnesota biologist to talk about how evolution impacts modern life March 23

La Crosse Tribune

On Thursday and Friday, she will give two presentations as part of Warner Memorial Lecture series at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

 UWL students donate 150 stuffed animals to Mayo Clinic Health Sy - WXOW News 19 La Crosse ...  March 23

WXOW.com

Children at Mayo Clinic Health System were treated to more than 150 stuffed animals on Wednesday thanks to UWL students. The animals will be ...

Legislative Forum set

Wisconsin state legislators plan to take part in a Legislative Forum on campus. The forum is set for 2-3:30 p.m. Friday, March 31, in the Hall of Nations in Centennial Hall.

State Sen. Jennifer Shilling, Rep. Jill Billings, Rep. Lee Nerison and Rep. Nancy VanderMeer plan to participate in the event. UW System budget issues are expected to be highlighted, but the forum is open to all and any questions pertaining to Wisconsin legislative issues may be asked. 

The forum is sponsored by the UWL Joint Legislative Relations/Regents Committee and the governance groups on campus. 

Computer Science distinguished lecture series: Shafi Goldwasser

The UWL Computer Science Department is hosting RSA Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Safi Goldwass. Goldwass will lead a Technical Symposium on New Pseudo-deterministic Algorithms at 11 a.m. Monday, April 3, in 1300 Centennial Hall. Goldwass will also present her keynote, "The Cyptographic Lens" at 5 p.m. Monday, April 3, in 1300 Centennial Hall. Check in and refreshments 30 minutes before each lecture. All Events are free and open to the public. 

Shafi Goldwasser, Ph.D. is the RSA Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. She is also a professor of computer science and applied mathematics at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. Goldwasser received a B.S. degree in applied mathematics from Carnegie Mellon University in 1979, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1984.

For further information contact: Steve Senger,compsci@uwlax.edu, 608.785.6805 or visit the UWL Computer Science website

Students asked to share experience through NSSE

First-year and senior students: we are in the final stretch of the NSSE survey to gather your feedback about your UWL experiences. There is still time to complete the survey.

We have about a 24% response rate and desire to hear from more students. Look for the last email on Monday, March 27th to come from a nssesurvey.org email address, signed by Chancellor Gow. In only a few minutes you can provide some very helpful information that will be used to improve the student experience. Thanks for your help.

Battleship on April 7

Battleship is an annual Rec Sports special event where four-person teams in canoes use buckets and other tools to "attack" opposing canoes with water until the competing team’s canoe is sunk and/or tipped over. Battleship will take place at 6 p.m. Friday, April 7, in the Mitchell Hall Pool. Cost is $10 per team. Register at https://recsports.uwlax.edu/Login.aspx?soi=IM

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Robert Wilkie English

Robert Wilkie, English, presented "Composing the Nonhuman: Class and Vitalist Rhetoric" at the 2017 CCCC Convention on Mar. 23 in Portland, Oregon.

Tori Svoboda profile photo Cristian Noriega-Sagastume and Tori Svoboda Psychology and Student Affairs Administration

Cristian Noriega-Sagastume, Psychology, and Tori Svoboda, Student Affairs Administration, presented "Opposing Oppositions: Tools to Disrupt Polarized Thinking" at 2017 NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Annual Convention on Mar. 23 in San Antonio, TX.

Jörg Vianden profile photo Jörg Vianden and Elizabeth Gregg Student Affairs Administration and University of North Florida

Jörg Vianden, Student Affairs Administration, and Elizabeth Gregg, University of North Florida, co-authored the article "What’s my responsibility?’” Undergraduate heterosexual White men in sport management discuss increasing diversity in sport" in Sport Management Education Journal published on Mar. 18 by Human Kinetics.

Remembering

Jill Bagniefski Student

Student Jill Bagniefski died Mar. 18. For more information see the obituary.

Daniel Voiku English Professor

English Professor Daniel Voiku died Mar. 19. For more information see the obituary.

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Classifieds

2013 Mazda CX-5 Touring AWD SUV $17,500 or best offer

2013 Mazda CX-5 Touring AWD SUV — Black, 35K miles, great shape, Moonroof/Bose Pkg + Tech Pkg, new tires. $17,500 or best offer. For more information, contact Terry Wirkus at 608.514.7900 or wirkus@gmail.com.

'04 Silver Toyota Highlander LE $5,500

'04 Silver Toyota Highlander LE — V-6, 4-WD, one owner, grey leather interior, 3rd row seating, auto, cruise control, power locks & windows, AC, ETC for snowy winter driving, duo front power heated seats, power moon roof, 6 CD/cassette player, roof rails, rear spoiler and hitch ready. Clean & well maintained. Recent oil change with multi point inspection. 189,000 Miles. $5,500. For more information, contact Karen Sherman at 414.690.9377 or ksherman@eagle.uwlax.edu.