1. Virtual courses give UW-La Crosse senior a taste of Costa Rica, Italy

    Photo of Emma Jonas, a senior biology major, who is taking courses offered in Costa Rica and Italy through the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship, a national program supporting study abroad opportunities.

    The Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship is a prestigious award given to only about 20% of applicants. Emma Jonas, a senior from UW-La Crosse, was one of those students this year. […]

  2. UW-La Crosse archaeology students help unearth northern Wisconsin tribe’s history

    Photo of UWL students Miles Martinez, left, and Lauren Brewer documenting archaeological materials in the UWL Archaeology Lab during the spring 2021 semester.

    A Native American pageant that brought thousands of tourists to Wisconsin’s Apostle Islands a century ago is, again, taking the stage – this time for UW-La Crosse students. The students […]

  3. UW-La Crosse, UW campuses aim to be global leaders in freshwater science

    Photo of UW-La Crosse grad student Courtney Baker investigating microplastics in the Mississippi River in this 2019 photo. Through the Freshwater Collaborative, UWL students and faculty will continue to be global leaders in freshwater science and critical aquatic issues.

    The future is water.  As the world turns its attention to climate change, the availability of clean water and other critical aquatic issues, the Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin — a partnership of Wisconsin’s 13 […]

  4. UW-La Crosse fraternity finds creative way to fundraise

    Photo of member Jacob Dunnum proudly showing the first catch of the day for the Ice-Fish-A-Thon 2021 on Lake Onalaska. Eight UW-La Crosse Sigma Tau Gamma members raised $3,610 for Special Olympics.

    They were fishing for more than fish. And they didn’t let their lack of catching many spoil their fun. The brothers of UW-La Crosse’s Sigma Tau Gamma wanted to do something when […]

  5. UW-La Crosse course will help law enforcement uphold human rights

    Photo of Peter Marina, an associate professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at UW-La Crosse, who has developed a six-week online course that will help local law enforcement embrace human rights policing. "When police focus on protecting and defending the human rights of all people ... we reach a higher standard of policing that better serves all people in the community," he says.

    Peter Marina has a deep appreciation of law enforcement. As a child, he looked up to his father — a 30-year veteran of the New Orleans Police Department — the […]

  6. UW-La Crosse Congo alum, student revel in campus flag raising

    Photo of UWL Senior Vanessa Mbuyi Kaja raising the flag of the Democratic Republic of Congo for the first time on campus during a December 2020 ceremony. “I already knew I was accepted here in La Crosse, but this makes me feel like yes, I can call this my home,” noted the microbiology major.

    Pierrot Mpemwangi waited nearly 20 years. Vanessa Mbuyi Kaja, three. The UW-La Crosse alum and current student hoped to see the flag of their homeland, the Democratic Republic of Congo, […]

  7. UW-La Crosse professor begins new podcast to spread knowledge about nuclear science

    Photo of UW-La Crosse Physics Professor Shelly Lesher

    UW-La Crosse Physics Professor Shelly Lesher loves to talk about nuclear science. So much, in fact, that her unique approaches were noticed when she was awarded a prestigious Yale Presidential Fellowship […]

  8. UW-La Crosse alum stars on hit singing show “The Voice”

    Photo of Aaron Scott, a 2007 alum of UW-La Crosse, who was featured this fall on NBC's "The Voice." Scott passed his blind audition and stamped his ticket to Hollywood. Competing on the show, he says, was a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

    For Aaron Scott, the road to stardom began in a dorm room. In 2005-06, Scott was a junior at UW-La Crosse — spending his days studying art education, wishing he […]

  9. UW-La Crosse alum says dual degree program ‘opens many doors’

    Photo of Zach Heinkel, '18, a composite materials engineer with the Carderock Division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Bethesda, Maryland, who is part of a four-person team using 3D printers to produce masks, visors and hands-free door openers for employees at various naval facilities.

    A UW-La Crosse alum has found an effective tool for fighting COVID-19: 3D printers. Zach Heinkel, a composite materials engineer with the Carderock Division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center […]

  10. UW-La Crosse offers curbside campus tour

    Photo of UW-La Crosse Admissions meeting visitors at the curbside to provide a folder of information about UWL and a map featuring QR codes to begin their own self-guided tour of campus with audio.

    QR codes at popular tour stops provide prospective students and families a self-guided experience Curbside pickup in the age of COVID-19 is nothing out of the ordinary. From groceries to […]