1. UW-La Crosse alumnus and artist builds community from clay

    UW-La Crosse alumnus, artist builds community from clay

    Clay Stomps started as a way for UW-La Crosse alumnus Joel Pfeiffer to get clay for his art — gathering people to mix powdered clay and water with their feet. More than 100 clay stomps later, this Wisconsin art teacher is building community worldwide. Now that’s some fancy footwork! The influential family tradition continues with […]

  2. UW-La Crosse Gilman Scholar connects in Costa Rica

    Photo of UW-La Crosse student Savannah Stanley, who recently received a U.S. State Department Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study during spring semester in San José, Costa Rica

    UW-La Crosse student Savannah Stanley recently received a U.S. State Department Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study during spring semester in San José, Costa Rica. The scholarship enables students to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness. Stanley says the experience gave her confidence to communicate and […]

  3. UW-La Crosse graduate and future teacher is also a Ninja warrior

    Photo of UW-La Crosse graduate Janelle Kopa

    UW-La Crosse spring graduate Janelle Kopa spent commencement weekend competing on the NBC-TV series, “American Ninja Warrior.” What Kopa likes best about ninja training is setting goals and achieving dreams. That’s something this early childhood education major plans to share with her students as she pursues a teaching career. Read more about Janelle Kopa’s story.

  4. Connecting K-12 to UW-La Crosse Caribbean research

    Photo of Caribbean research made possible by a National Science Foundation grant that allowed UW-La Crosse faculty to partner with K-12 teachers and their students to share UWL research on the cutting edge of marine biology.

    UW-La Crosse faculty hope to inspire students to pursue futures in science. Biology Department faculty members took five K-12 teachers to Belize in January to study bioluminescent ostracods in the Caribbean. UWL alumna and 2018 Wisconsin Middle School Teacher of the Year Maggie McHugh was among those who shared their experiences and data with students […]

  5. UW-La Crosse physical therapy program earns stamp of approval

    Photo of UWL physical therapy students teaching an exercise class at Summit Elementary in La Crosse. Community service and research activities that involve more than 500 people each year are just one of the reasons the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) granted the Clinical Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy the maximum 10 years of accreditation.

    The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Clinical Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy has been granted the maximum 10 years of accreditation. The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) granted the program full accreditation in December following a comprehensive self-study and onsite visit in spring 2018. “Accreditation is important because it ensures the educational quality […]

  6. Financial literacy among reasons UW-La Crosse students among tops in loan repayments

    Photo of UW-La Crosse advisor with student

    UW-La Crosse students are near the top of the list nationally for paying back their student loans. UW-La Crosse is ranked No. 13 among four-year public institutions nationwide with the highest five-year repayment rates for Pell Grant recipients. A total of 82 percent of UWL students receiving Pell Grants in the 2010 or 2011 fiscal […]

  7. UW-La Crosse researchers study marsh ecosystem in oil spill scenario

    Photo of UWL graduate student Anna Hilger pulling up marsh water and sediment from La Crosse’s Myrick Marsh. The water will be mixed with crude oil for testing.

    If a train derailed, spilling crude oil into La Crosse’s Myrick Marsh, what would happen to the community? The community of microbes — that is. Microorganisms — such as bacteria — are nearly all invisible to the human eye, which makes them easy to overlook. However, their value in an ecosystem is great, says UWL […]

  8. UW-La Crosse provides birds-eye business view

    Photo of UW-La Crosse drone used to help businesses

    In the last few years drones have become increasingly popular — not only as a techy new toy, but also as a tool to meet business needs in areas such as agriculture, mining and construction. Global sales of drones have more than tripled from $3 million in 2014 to an estimated $10 million this year, […]

  9. UW-La Crosse team studies how to improve communication, connection between teachers and parents of students with disabilities

    Photo of UW-La Crosse student researchers meeting with Leslie Rogers, assistant professor of Educational Studies. Clockwise from lower left corner, Allison Quartaroli, Rogers, Emily Thorpe and Jaycelin Chan, all special education minors.

    UW-La Crosse (UWL)  students are making a big impact in our local community and beyond. A part-time job doing play therapy with children with Autism first opened UWL senior Alyssa Nelson’s eyes to miscommunication between parents and teachers. “I worked closely with parents,” she says reflecting on the job during her sophomore year in college. […]

  10. UW-La Crosse helping grow Wisconsin tourism

    Photo of Ross Ramsey, who appreciates the small class sizes and interaction with faculty of UW-La Crosse’s tourism emphasis. He hopes to land an internship either at a Wisconsin convention and visitors bureau, or a Midwestern amusement park.

    Twenty years ago when you thought of Wisconsin tourism, you probably thought of the Wisconsin Dells. Now it’s a statewide business that generates an estimated $20 billion each year, along with 193,000 jobs. Local business owners and entrepreneurs are working to position themselves to capture part of the tourism pie. And, the Recreation Management and […]