1. Bridging cultures: UW-La Crosse employees serve as host families for visiting Japanese students

    Photo of fourteen students from the University of Teacher Education - Fukuoka who traveled to UW-La Crosse to learn about the U.S. education system.

    Each year, approximately 14 students from the University of Teacher Education—Fukuoka (UTEF) in Fukuoka, Japan, travel to UW-La Crosse to immerse themselves in the U.S. education system. When not engaged in activities or visiting K-12 schools, these students live and spend time with host families, a tradition embraced by multiple UWL faculty and staff who […]

  2. Maroon immersion: Mentorship was key to unlocking UWL May grad’s opportunities from graduate research to teaching assistantship

    Photo of Vanessa Mbuyi Kaja, ‘21, a cellular and molecular biology graduate student who will graduate in May. Mbuyi earned an undergraduate degree from UW-La Crosse in microbiology.

    Vanessa Mbuyi Kaja’s journey from a young, science-oriented student in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to a graduate student, teacher assistant and researcher at UW-La Crosse started with a color: maroon. Mbuyi saw the color on a brochure at her English as a Second Language school (ESL) in Madison, Wisconsin, and it reminded her […]

  3. A spotlight on working students: UWL senior’s research reveals realities for students balancing jobs and academics

    Photo of Sidney Paulson who represented UWL at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research April 8-10. Her research is on working students and their struggles balancing classes and work responsibilities.

    Sidney Paulson, a senior at UW-La Crosse, stumbled upon the inspiration for an undergraduate research project during her ethnographic methods class. The inability of a group of students to coordinate a time to meet outside class due to their demanding work schedules sparked Paulson’s curiosity about the challenges faced by working students in balancing their […]

  4. Bringing the world to UW-La Crosse: Students from Japan visit UWL to learn about American education system

    Photo of students from Japan visiting K-12 schools in La Crosse and taught students origami and Japanese calligraphy. (Photo credit: School District of La Crosse)

    Since 2012, students from the University of Teacher Education—Fukuoka (UTEF) in Fukuoka, Japan have visited UW-La Crosse for a short-term stay to learn about the U.S. education system.  Miranda Panzer, international student and scholar advisor with UWL International Education & Engagement, has been the program coordinator for the UTEF visit since 2019.   “Fourteen students from […]

  5. Bugging out: UW-La Crosse grad students give local children an intro to insects

    Photo of graduate students from Professor Barrett Klein's biology lab sharing a lesson on insects with children from Red Balloon Early Learning Center in La Crosse.

    La Crosse’s Red Balloon Early Learning Center buzzed with excitement last week as UWL graduate students taught children about the creepy, crawly world of insects.  Led by students from Professor Barrett Klein’s biology lab, the children learned about insect biology, created their own bugs from Play-Doh and even had the chance to pet a hissing cockroach.  “Introducing […]

  6. Environmental science: New UWL major to prepare students for fast-growing field

    Photo of science lab: UWL's new environmental science major draws from the natural and social sciences to provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to address pressing environmental issues.

    UW-La Crosse has launched a new major designed to prepare students for careers in the critical, fast-growing field of environmental science. UWL students are now able to declare an Environmental Science major after the Universities of Wisconsin Board of Regents approved the program in December. The major, housed in the newly renamed Department of Geography and Environmental […]

  7. Paving the way: UWL, Western create new pathways for students to launch careers

    Photo of Interim Chancellor Betsy Morgan discussing how new transfer agreements between UW-La Crosse and Western Technical College will benefit students.

    New agreements between UW-La Crosse and Western Technical College have created pathways for students to continue their education and launch successful careers. On Tuesday, Jan. 23, leaders from the two colleges finalized agreements that will allow students to transfer major credits from Western to UWL in five fields: early childhood education, sociology, philosophy, history, and […]

  8. Taking the next step: UWL Recreation Management master’s helps working professionals harness their potential

    Photo of Kristine Patterson (second from left), who applied her UWL master's capstone project to host an "Unplug to Reconnect" event at UW-Superior.

    UW-La Crosse alumni are making big career moves thanks to the skills and experiences they gained from UWL’s online Recreation Management – Professional Development master’s program. While serving as a recreation coordinator for the Berwyn Park District in Berwyn, Illinois, Nicole Collier was exploring ways to take the next step in her career. Collier’s boss suggested UWL’s […]

  9. Regionally recognized: Documentary about artist, alum Truman Lowe wins regional Emmy

    Photo of regional Emmy awarded to film about Truman Lowe

    A documentary covering the art and life of Truman Lowe, Ho-Chunk artist and UWL alum, ‘69, has been awarded a regional Emmy.  “Exploring the Artistic Process of Truman Lowe: A Journey Through Native American Art & Education” by Discover Wisconsin premiered on April 19. The documentary features Lowe’s artistic achievements and teaching legacy and includes […]

  10. Women in medicine: UW-La Crosse physical therapy doctoral student recognized for Achilles research

    Photo of UWL's Callie Pohlman, who was featured in Thieme Publishers' #Women in Medicine campaign

    Callie Pohlman, a doctoral student in the Physical Therapy program, was featured by Thieme Publishers in their #Women in Medicine campaign based on her research published in the International Journal of Sports Medicine. Pohlman was the lead author with other researchers from the La Crosse Institute for Movement Science (LIMS) research group in the Department of Health Professions. Her […]