1. ‘A novel idea’: UW-La Crosse alum starts mobile library serving Viroqua

    Photo of Mary Mulvaney-Kemp (left) in front of RedLou Library, a mobile library she created to serve Viroqua-area residents. Mulvaney-Kemp, ’82, hopes the library will create more equal access to reading materials in the community.

    Having spent her career in schools and libraries, Mary Mulvaney-Kemp has seen books transform lives. But what happens when someone can’t make it to the library? Apparently, you bring the […]

  2. A world without insects? UWL entomologist says art is a powerful way for us to address the destruction of the planet

    Photo of Professor Barrett Klein, UW-La Crosse biology professor

    Human destruction of the planet is growing. While scientific and media reports continue to outline categories of human-induced environmental damage, these efforts haven’t been enough to lead to substantial policy […]

  3. Art installation inspiration: Visiting artist works with art students, UWL community to create a site-specific sculpture

    Photo of UW-La Crosse students working on a collaborative art installation with a professional visiting artist

    Artist Leslie Iwai’s brought her art process that incorporates studies in mathematics, chemistry and architecture to the UWL campus community spring semester. Iwai, an installation artist and sculptor, collaborated with UWL […]

  4. Magic man: Renowned hypnotist Chris Jones got his start at UW-La Crosse

    Photo of Chris Jones, '08, a world-renowned hypnotist and comedian who had his big break hypnotizing Howie Mandel during a 2015 episode of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” Jones got his start performing card and magic tricks at UW-La Crosse.

    Chris Jones remembers one of his first times performing in front of an audience. It was the mid-2000s, and he was representing the now-defunct Baird Hall in the Mr. UW-La […]

  5. Building skills and stories: UW-La Crosse digital storytelling project amplifies diverse voices

    Photo of UW-La Crosse Professor of Educational Studies Heather Linville helping local middle school student Julia Bacalso on her digital storytelling project. Through the "We live in La Crosse: Stories of belonging" project, Linville hopes to amplify diverse voices in the La Crosse community.

    An award-winning logroller who started at 6 years old. A school district employee supporting coffee bean farmers in his native Guatemala. These are the types of stories featured in “We […]

  6. A health care partnership: UWL agreement with Mayo Clinic brings world-class health care to campus

    Photo caption: A new agreement between UW-La Crosse and Mayo Clinic Health System has made Mayo the permanent service provider at UWL's Student Health Center. "We are thrilled that our students will have increased access to Mayo's outstanding staff, services and technology," Chancellor Joe Gow says.

    Starting this fall, the Student Health Center at UW-La Crosse will look a little different, as a new agreement between Mayo Clinic Health System and UWL will bring Mayo Clinic care directly to […]

  7. River revival: UW-La Crosse Plum Creek restoration a win-win for conservation efforts, experiential learning

    Photo of UWL student Travis Key (left) and UWL Professor Colin Belby preparing to fly a drone over a two-mile stretch of Plum Creek in rural Crawford County. The team is using drone imagery, soil samples and geographic information to help the Mississippi Valley Conservancy restore the area to its natural state.

    WAUZEKA, Wis. — A two-mile stretch of Plum Creek in rural Crawford County is being transported 170 years into the past, thanks to a research team from UW-La Crosse. Junior […]

  8. From dishwasher to ‘Iron Chef’

    Photo of Yia Vang, '10, owner of Union Hmong Kitchen in Minneapolis, who has established himself as one of the most celebrated chefs in he Midwest. In June, he was featured in Netflix's reboot of "Iron Chef." PHOTO CREDIT: Lauren Cutshall

    Known for Hmong cuisine, Yia Vang is a rising restaurateur Yia Vang used to wash dishes and count the days until he would never again have to work in a […]

  9. Real problems, real solutions: UW-La Crosse students get hands-on experience through Kwik Trip Integrated Core Program

    Photo of UW-La Crosse business students Claire Mistele (left) and Jackson Lescamela detailing ways that Kwik Trip can design a work environment for the attraction and retention of new employees. The presentation was part of the Kwik Trip Integrated Core Program at UWL.

    Solving real-world problems for one of Wisconsin’s most recognizable companies. That kind of work is typically left to seasoned professionals. However, thanks to the Kwik Trip Integrated Core Program at UW-La […]

  10. Murphy masterpieces: Special program hangs artwork in UW-La Crosse Murphy Library

    Photo of UW-La Crosse art students parading their work across campus from the Center for the Arts to Murphy Library. The students participated in an initiative of Murphy Library staff Amber Leibundgut-Peterson and Marc Manke, both eager to promote the work of student artists and create a more vibrant, creative learning environment in the library.

    Special program hangs artwork in Murphy Library Art Professor Jennifer Williams is drawn back to Murphy Library each September to recollect feelings around 9-11. “I recall one painting with profound, lasting […]