1. UW-La Crosse professor, student bring ancient culture into modern times

    From left, David Anderson, UWL associate professor of archaeology, and UWL senior William Feltz are using cutting edge technology to make ancient artifacts easier to see — and feel.

    Engravings of potentially the world’s earliest writing. A bust of one of the most famous women of the ancient world. Mummified bodies from northern Europe’s Iron Age. These artifacts preserved in museums across the world are not easily transported to a UW-La Crosse archaeology classroom. Yet David Anderson’s students pass them around to get a

  2. UW-La Crosse scientists, students begin new experiment to bring back the forests

    UW-La Crosse Professor Meredith Thomsen plants a tree at a reforestation site near La Crescent, Minnesota with help from UWL graduate student Bill Kiser. Thomsen works with undergraduate and graduate student researchers to design her experiments, collect data and analyze and present results. She also uses her experiments and results for hands-on experiences in one of the classes she teaches.

    On a highway south of La Crescent, Minnesota, a sea of grass waves in the spring breeze. The open landscape is a stark contrast to the forest that once grew here along Hwy. 26.  More than 100 years ago, the Upper Mississippi River Valley floodplain supported diverse native plants and trees — the perfect habitat

  3. Expert movers: UW-La Crosse students help fill local health gaps

    UWL graduate student Elizabeth Skaer helps lead a free fitness program for Summit Elementary School staff. The program is one of many community health and wellness programs led by UWL Physical Therapy students this semester.

    La Crosse, Wis.—UW-La Crosse (UWL) graduate student Elizabeth Skaer yells “Go!” and the gym is a wave of motion. Fluorescent lights beat down as Summit Elementary School staff members begin high stepping, jumping rope and crunching into sit ups. Special Education teacher Kasey Pomeroy is panting, but smiling. She wears a hot pink tank top

  4. Got science? UW-La Crosse’s special career fair is just the formula for needed scientists

    La Crosse, Wis. — A special career fair for UW-La Crosse College of Science and Health majors is creating the right mixture for students thinking about careers in science. And, it’s helping statewide organizations seeking scientists share the many science-related opportunities available throughout the region. In February, the Science Career Forum was held for the

  5. UW-La Crosse biochemistry program earns high review as workforce demand increases

    Zoey Good, undergraduate biochemistry major, with John May, assistant Professor, Department Chemistry & Biochemistry in CHM 419: Advanced Biochemistry Lab. A research-embedded experience within this lab is just one of the impressive parts of UWL’s Biochemistry curriculum which helped it earn national accreditation in January.

    UWL’s biochemistry major has received national accreditation at a time when demand for biochemists in Wisconsin is on the rise. The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development reports growth in biochemistry and biophysics-related employment at the top of chemistry-related occupations. The field is also ranked No. 11 on a list of Wisconsin’s top 25 highest-growth occupations requiring a

  6. UW-La Crosse: Campus reduces energy consumption, saves money, receives worldwide award

    Centennial Hall is one of several buildings at UW-La Crosse that was built to green building certification standards, Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design. UWL’s commitment to green building design and energy efficient updates across campus have resulted in lower energy use and budget savings.

    UW-La Crosse’s energy consumption in 2015 was 12.7 percent lower than a decade ago. That’s according to a Wisconsin Department of Administration report that summarizes annual energy use in all state facilities. The report sets fiscal year 2005 as a baseline and makes adjustments for weather and total campus square footage. Because of UWL’s dedication

  7. UW-La Crosse professor earns Innovator of the Year award for green chemistry contributions

    Robert McGaff, professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, received the Innovator of the Year Award from WiSys Technology Foundation. Here he is pictured in the lab with Rachel Butler, one of his student research assistants.

    Mother Nature isn’t the only one happy about UW-La Crosse Professor Robert McGaff’s innovations in green chemistry. McGaff, Chemistry and Biochemistry, received the Innovator of the Year Award from WiSys Technology Foundation for his research that is making Earth-friendly chemistry more commercially viable. The inaugural award goes to just one innovator each year from the 11

  8. The importance of PAs: UW-La Crosse physician assistant program continues to fill health care shortage

    Students studying to become physician assistants learn skills that allow them to to fill many duties previously completed by doctors.

    When UW-La Crosse graduate Jessica DeBruyne decided to continue her education to become a physician assistant, she looked no further than her alma mater. Factors like a 100 percent pass rate on the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam among graduates, small class sizes and a partnership with two leading healthcare institutions, made UWL’s program particularly

  9. UW-La Crosse exercise program brings community health, trains students for careers

    Long-term participants in the La Crosse Exercise and Health Program during an open house celebrating the program’s 45 years at UW-La Crosse. Kim Radtke, program director, is pictured at bottom right. John Porcari, the previous program director, is in the back row, far right.

    La Crosse resident John Zoerb vividly recalls when his heart attack hit 30 years ago. A heavy feeling came over him — like an elephant on his chest — as he sat alone in his business office at La Crosse Floral. Zoerb had enough strength to get up from his chair and drive himself to

  10. UW-La Crosse student leaves a lasting impact by donating a kidney to a stranger

    UW-La Crosse senior Devyn Prielipp believes in living life compassionately. She donated a kidney to a stranger.

    UW-La Crosse senior Devyn Prielipp was only 14 when her mother was murdered during a domestic violence dispute. The tragedy changed the way she looked at life. She decided to live for today — a direction that led her to give life to someone else. Only three years after her family tragedy, Prielipp began talking