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Friday, Nov. 24

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Events for the week of November 24-30

Campus Connection

Film: Growing change: A journey inside Venezuela's food revolution

Why does our food system leave hundreds of millions of people hungry?Growing change: A journey inside Venezuela's food revolution" will run from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, in the Movie Theater, Student Union. This is the final film screening of the semester for the UWL Ethnographic Film Series.

A synopsis of the film:

How will the world feed itself in the future in the face of major environmental challenges? Will expanding large-scale, energy-intensive agriculture be the answer to these problems? In Venezuela, from fishing villages to cacao plantations to urban gardens, a growing social movement is showing what’s possible when communities, not corporations, start to take control of food. This documentary traces the resurgence of Venezuela’s once-strong agricultural sector with the goal of regaining the country’s food sovereignty through sustainable methods. Interviews with farmers working in cooperatives, fishermen who are benefiting from a ban on industrial trawling and cocoa producers who are now processing chocolate locally provide insights into a new, more equitable food system emerging in Venezuela." (

Christine Hippert, Archaeology and Anthropology, will present the film and facilitate a post-film discussion. Free popcorn will be provided.

Living with spinal muscular atrophy

Jen Onsum, a public speaker, will talk about her life story living with spinal muscular atrophy from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, in 1400 Centennial Hall. Onsum will talk about topics related to her disability, how she overcomes obstacles in life, her experience winning Ms. Wheelchair Minnesota and more. Her positive outlook and commitment to advocacy help her live what she calls, "The Good Life." The presentation, sponsored by Students Advocating Potential Ability (SAPA), is free and open to all. 


'Tis the Season of Giving!

Human Resources will collect items for the campus food pantry during December. Items can be dropped off in the Office of Human Resources, 144 Graff Main Hall, during regular office hours Monday through Friday, 7:45 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Items Sought:

  • Peanut and other nut butters.
  • Jams and jellies.
  • Canned or pouched tuna.
  • Grain variety, pastas and rice.
  • Quick meals, mac & cheese, chili, hearty stews, potatoes, sides, etc.
  • Fruits, canned, applesauce.
  • Pasta sauce variety, marinara, alfredo, etc.
  • Shelf-stable items, such as Organic Valley milk cartons.


  • Microwaveable, easy-preparation foods are very helpful to our college students.
  • Vegetarian options are less accessible, so having vegetable based soups and sauces donated is helpful.
  • Pop-top cans are great because students may not have a can opener at their disposal.
  • It would be greatly appreciated if donations are non-expired foods.

The campus food pantry is currently located inside the COVE, 2200 Student Union, and is available to all UWL students, faculty and staff. Questions about accessing the food pantry can be directed to COVE Programming by emailing

Holiday hours for dining locations

It's Thanksgiving week. The hours for all dining locations for this week are now posted: 

Class schedule change and Campus Connection deadline reminder

Nov. 27 Campus Connection deadline is Tuesday, Nov. 21

The deadline to submit Campus Connection announcements, kudos, classifieds and thanks to the Nov. 27, Campus Connection is noon, Tuesday, Nov. 21. To submit visit: Refer questions to

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. 20, but students should attend Thursday classes on Tuesday. Nov. 21, and Friday classes on Wednesday, Nov. 22. There are no classes Thursday, Nov. 24, or Friday, Nov. 25, due to the holiday.

UWL in the news

UW-La Crosse Wind Ensemble to offer premiere at Nov. 19 concert  Nov 10

La Crosse Tribune

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Wind Ensemble will premier a piece during its annual fall concert, which starts at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19.

UW-L orchestra to perform fall concert Nov. 18   Nov. 10

La Crosse Tribune

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Orchestra will perform its annual fall concert starting at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at Christ Episcopal Church, ...

ROTC cadets practice medical training under live-fire conditions  Nov. 10

La Crosse Tribune

The cadets from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Winona State University, Viterbo University and Saint Mary's University honed medical skills ...

College campuses consider effects of lower drinking age Nov. 10 - WKBT

Some people, including officials and students at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, are considering how this legislation could affect the campus ...

UW-L student athletes recognize area veterans for seventh year Nov. 11

La Crosse Tribune

UW-L student athletes recognize area veterans for seventh year ... annual Veterans Day Breakfast at UW-La Crosse's Mitchell Hall Fieldhouse.

Black Youth Summit focuses on resiliency through expression  Nov. 11

The summit is hosted by the School District of La Crosse along with UW-La Crosse Multicultural Student Services, La Crosse Public Education ...

UWL hosts 'Veterans Day Breakfast'   Nov. 11 - WKBT

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - Saturday is Veterans Day and people across the country are celebrating those who serve our country in the military.

Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign kicks off in our area  Nov. 11 - WKBT

The Salvation Army's Red Kettle campaign began Saturday with some volunteers from University of Wisconsin-La Crosse at local Festival Foods.

UW-La Crosse recognized for helping veterans through college, transition into civilian life   Nov. 13 - WKBT

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - A local college campus is being recognized for its role in preparing veterans for civilian life. The University of Wisconsin ...

Telethon to support Coulee Region Humane Society  Nov. 14

La Crosse Tribune

UW-L Communication Studies student Hannah Boettcher, along with KQEG-TV's Rick Wilson, will host the show. Guests during the two-hour event will ...

UW-L student no longer vice chair of state campus Dems after deriding 'white men'  Nov. 15

La Crosse Tribune

UW-La Crosse student whose social media activity has attracted state and national attention is no longer an officer with the College Democrats of ...

La Crosse Friends of International Students host Thanksgiving feast   Nov. 16

The Courier Life News

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse international student Yusuke Shimomura of Japan and his host mother, Dee Buchholz of La Crescent, enjoy a visit ...

Turkey Trot helps burn off Thanksgiving calories early   Nov. 16

You can run off the turkey you're going to eat this Thanksgiving a few days early. The 23rd Annual Turkey Trot 5k Run/Walk at UW-La Crosse is ...
Hixton News: Veteran's Day warms heart
  Nov. 16


Norman Berget made a day of it by attending the Freedom Honor Flight breakfast at UW-La Crosse's Mitchell Hall, then went on to the Veteran's ..

New Portage recreation director open to new ideas, expanding opportunities  Nov. 16


Leadership in youth camps while he was a University of Wisconsin-La Crosse student pointed him in the direction of a career in community recreation, ...

TIAA financial consulting appointments available

No matter where you are in life, just getting started or planning for retirement, a session with a TIAA Financial Consultant can help create a plan for retirement 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?
-How do I take income from my retirement account once I stop working?

Register for one of the UWL campus sessions at or call 800-732-8353 weekdays, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. (ET).

Dates, times and locations:

8 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, in 327 Graff Main Hall
8 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, in 3103 Student Union
8 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, in 3103 Student Union

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Gary D. Gilmore Health Ed., Health Promotion
Gary D. Gilmore, Health Ed., Health Promotion, presented "Assessment of the Occupational Health Status of Field Archaeologists in the United States (David Anderson and Ryan McKelley, co-authors)" at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting on Nov. 7 in Atlanta, GA. This was the first national comprehensive health and well-being assessment of field archaeologists using a nationally-validated electronic survey prepared by the three authors. The assessment specifically focused on reported risk factors, protective factors, and preventive measures taken by the respondents.
Robert Wilkie English
Robert Wilkie, English, authored the chapter "Class and the Software Economy" in "Media and Class: TV, Film, and Digital Culture" published on Oct. 19 by Routledge.
John Jax profile photo John Jax, Julie Pohlman and Mike Phillips Murphy Library, UW System and Wiley Publishing
and Julie Pohlman, UW System; presented "The Data that Drives Us: A Four-Year Perspective on Evidence-Based Collection" at the Charleston Conference: Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition on Nov. 10 in Charleston, SC. The session detailed the University of Wisconsin System’s four-year experience with Wiley’s revolutionary “Evidence-Based Collection E-book Management Model.” Since the UWS was one of the first large university consortia to utilize Wiley’s evidence based model, the presentation reflects on how the UWS’s title selection methods evolved over the course of their multi-year journey by incorporating long-term usage data to make purchasing decisions that reflect a balancing act between individual system library collection needs, the overall system, and that of the state’s large flagship research institution, UW Madison. The presentation offered key findings, best practices, challenges, as well as the issues to address in the future.
Karl Kattchee Mathematics and Statistics
Karl Kattchee, Mathematics and Statistics, authored the article "The 2017 joint mathematics meetings exhibition of mathematical art" in Journal of Mathematics and the Arts published on Nov. 10 by Taylor and Francis.

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