1. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. UW-La Crosse alum finds success — and ways to give back — running La Crosse brewery

    Photo of Tami Plourde, ’98, a psychology major and English minor turned brewer. Plourde credits those studies at UWL for her success as being part owner of Pearl Street Brewing Co., a craft brewery in La Crosse.

    La Crosse has a long history of breweries since its founding in the mid-1800s — Gund, Heileman and City, to name a few. For long-time craft beer enthusiasts, there’s a […]

  4. UW-La Crosse’s Carl Foster honored for scientific contributions to speed skating

    Photo of Carl Foster, an exercise and sport science professor at UW-La Crosse, who has been named to the U.S. Speed Skating Hall of Fame. Foster is being inducted as a contributor to the sport after spending three decades as an exercise physiologist for Team USA.

    Carl Foster and speed skating were an unlikely pair, but they couldn’t have been a more perfect match. A Texas native who wasn’t exposed to the sport until after college, […]

  5. UW-La Crosse ‘Couch Commencement’

    Photo of UW-La Crosse graduate

    UWL held virtual ceremony prior to potential in-person event They didn’t celebrate in the La Crosse Center as originally planned. But the more than 1,700 UW-La Crosse students who attended […]

  6. Teaching from afar: UW-La Crosse finds creative ways to engage students remotely

    Photo of Colin Belby, associate professor of Geography, taking students on a virtual field trip to Bohemian Valley near Coon Valley, Wisconsin. Belby uses a GoPro to record labs for his Earth Surface Processes and Landforms class.

    Masks made from paper bags. Outreach to local nonprofits. Remote connections to cutting-edge software. This is how some UW-La Crosse faculty are engaging their students in remote or online formats […]

  7. UW-La Crosse alumnus works on cracking the coronavirus code

    Photo of Peter Thielen, front, working with Tom Mehoke on immediate sequencing of the SARS-CoV-2 genome, the virus that causes COVID-19, at the Johns Hopkins Hospital molecular diagnostics laboratory. Johns Hopkins APL / Ed Whitman

    As world awaits vaccine, UWL alumnus works to sequence virus’ genome. A UW-La Crosse alumnus is on the front lines of an effort to understand — and ultimately defeat — […]

  8. UW-La Crosse Hate/Bias Response Symposium draws attendees from 11 states

    Photo of a panel at a UW-La Crosse Hate/Bias Response Symposium

    Over the past five years, a UW-La Crosse Hate/Bias Response Symposium, led by the university’s Campus Climate unit, has grown and become a unique resource for prevention, response, and healing far beyond […]

  9. UW-La Crosse partnership supports parents

    Photo of some of the more than 100 UW-La Crosse students since fall 2013 have played a key role in helping to keep Gundersen’s parent programming running strong by providing the child programming that runs alongside the parent programs.

    More than 100 UW-La Crosse students are providing extra help for parents in the Wisconsin Coulee Region to raise healthy, resilient children. UWL students volunteer about 2,000 hours annually to keep Gundersen […]

  10. 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. […]