1. Reptile read: UWL alum authors book detailing state’s turtles, frogs and more

    Photo of Josh Kapfer, ’99 & ’02, who is the co-author and primary editor “Amphibians and Reptiles of Wisconsin,” a new book offering a detailed look at these organisms. Kapfer is a professor and certified wildlife biologist at UW-Whitewater.

    Growing up in Stoughton, Wisconsin, Josh Kapfer always had an intense interest in wildlife — particularly amphibians and reptiles.  Like many, his first wildlife experiences were capturing turtles and frogs […]

  2. Fantastic fellows: Community Engaged Fellowships a win-win for students, nonprofits

    Photo of UWL's inaugural Community Engaged Fellows (from left to right): Avery Frankl, Gretta Kraus and Samantha Meister. All three say their fellowship experience has provided many valuable lessons.

    As a senior management major, Avery Frankl is getting a solid education at UW-La Crosse. However, Frankl knows that not everything can be learned in the classroom. That’s why she […]

  3. Back to school: Retirees enjoy opportunity to hit the books — at no cost

    Photo of Linda Kastantin, ’91, who is one of many Wisconsin residents 60 or older taking advantage of a state program that allows them to audit college classes for free. Kastantin is auditing a constitutional law course at UWL — something she has always wanted to do.

    Retirees enjoy opportunity to hit the books — at no cost Linda Kastantin has always wanted to learn more about constitutional law. Now the retired clinic manager from Gundersen Health […]

  4. Fighting cancer with calculations: A mystery profession to most, medical dosimetrists target cancer from behind the scenes

    Photo of Medical Dosimetrist Patrick Melby who graduated from UWL with a degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology in 2012, applied for the medical dosimetry program in 2014 and was in the program 2015-2016. He now mentors UWL graduate student Paige Solie. “It is fun to watch a student — to watch the light bulb go on when they understand the concept,” he says. Photo courtesy of Gundersen Health System.

    Back in 2013, Patrick Melby was working at a plasma donation center when a patient sat down in his chair and opened a book with the words “Medical Dosimetry” across […]

  5. New way forward: Collaboration on community transportation course set

    Photo of a La Crosse MTU bus making a stop downtown at Grand River Station. PHOTO CREDIT: Susan Gaeddert

    How we get to work, school and home is important: It impacts health, climate, economy, opportunity, housing and safety. But transportation decisions are often technical, with complicated processes and time-consuming […]

  6. Driven by data: UW System data science program producing career-ready graduates

    Photo: UW Extended Campus facilitates the data science master's program as a collaboration among UWL, UW-Eau Claire, UW-Green Bay, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Stevens Point and UW-Superior. It is entirely online, making it a good fit for both traditional students and working professionals hoping to take the next step in their career.

    UW-La Crosse graduate student Caleb Waack is ready to launch his career in data science — and he will be joining a fellow program alumnus.  Waack, who will complete UWL’s data […]

  7. Powerful partners: UWL, Brennan agreement strengthens college experience

    Photo of Ryan Sands, a 2015 UWL graduate, who says the new partnership of his alma mater with his employer J.F. Brennan Company will help students receive specific skills making them job-ready. “This should build networking with local employers and provide training on potential career fields for future students,” says Sands.

    The J.F. Brennan Company is partnering with UWL to strengthen research, curriculum and the company’s talent pipeline. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed Tuesday, Oct. 18, will get students on […]

  8. Business builder: UWL’s Michail Walker recognized for work with businesses

    Photo of Michail Walker, business consultant and outreach specialist with the UWL Wisconsin Small Business Development Center, who has been named to the 7 Rivers Alliance’s Rising Stars Under 40 list.

    He’s helped hundreds of western Wisconsin small businesses steer through the pandemic. But UW-La Crosse’s Michail Walker says he’s the one benefitting from those partnerships. “One of my favorite things about helping […]

  9. A tribute to Truman: UWL dedicates Center for the Arts to artist, alum Truman Lowe

    Photo of friends and family of the late Truman Lowe who gathered at UW-La Crosse on Monday, Oct. 3, 2022, as the university dedicated the Center for the Arts in his honor. While Lowe often avoided the limelight, those who knew him say he would have considered the dedication a significant milestone for Native America.

    A day to remember, and to build upon.  That’s how friends and family of Truman Lowe described Monday’s building dedication ceremony at UW-La Crosse — a chance to honor the […]

  10. New major meets big need: UWL business analytics major set to launch in January

    Photo of Prof. Peter Haried: UW-La Crosse's new major in business analytics is set to launch in January 2023. Professor Peter Haried, the program's lead faculty member, says the major will cover an array of disciplines and provide students with experiential learning opportunities.

    UW-La Crosse launched its business analytics minor at the worst possible time: the fall of 2020, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. But thanks to students and faculty who embraced the […]