News and information for the UW-La Crosse community Sept. 26-Oct. 2, 2005
A ‘horrible’ experience
UW-L alum among New
for excelling at Orleans looters
student success The looting in New Orleans that fol-
lowed Hurricane Katrina included a 1999
A new study finds that campus culture and uni- UW-L alum, Jeff Helminger. And the ther-
versity leadership help improve student success apeutic recreation major is proud that he
also finds UW-L among 12 colleges with higher- looted books and games and some other
than-predicted graduation rates. things from his employer’s gift shop.
The American Association of State Colleges For the past six years, Helminger has
and Universities (AASCU) worked with the been in his dream job as a recreation ther-
National Association of System Heads and the apist at Children's Hospital of New
Education Trust to identify aspects of leadership Orleans, something that drowned in the
and campus culture resulting in improved gradua- city’s floods just like his personal belong-
tion rates. ings and home. The hospital continues to
Along with UW-L, the 12 identified were: pay him but he doesn’t know for how long
California State University Stanislaus or if there will be a need for him once the
Clemson University (S.C.) facility reopens. He did get back to his Jeff Helminger, a 1999 UW-L graduate, spoke to thera-
City University of New York John Jay College soggy apartment before returning to rela- peutic recreation classes in mid-September about his
of Criminal Justice tives in Wisconsin and was able to grab experience about living in the aftermath of hurricane
Elizabeth City State University (N.C.) just two boxes of belongings. Katrina.
Louisiana Tech University Helminger didn’t exactly smash down a
Montclair State University (N.J.) door for his “looting.” With a nod from the hos- at 4 p.m. and had to have them at the airport by 7
Murray State University (Ky.) pital’s administra- p.m.,” explains Helminger. The staff rounded up
Northwest Missouri State University tion, he walked hospital vehicles and their own cars and prepared
Truman State University (Mo.) into the gift shop the patients. “There were no Humvees, no
University of Northern Iowa and took items he National Guard and no Greyhound buses,” says
Virginia State University then used to main- Helminger. “We had a convoy of about 30 cars
The study found that what sets these campuses tain employee and — Chevy S-10s, Maximas and vans — and made
apart, and well above average, is the presence of a patient morale dur- the 10-mile trek through the city, sometimes
campus culture that values student success. The ing the long days through yards,” he says. “It was a dire situation;
culture reinforces the belief that the students can following the hurri- we were told not to stop.”
and should succeed. It projects a prevailing atti- cane and the subse- Helminger drove a hospital van loaded with
tude that what is now being done can be done bet- quent flooding of two seriously ill children, parents and two nurs-
ter and conveys mutually high expectations for New Orleans. es. They saw refugees and bodies as they raced
students and for faculty and staff. Helminger He volunteered through floodwaters. “What sticks in my mind is
Successful student retention occurs because to help during the the desperation on the faces of the people we
hurricane. “I worked four or five hurricanes and saw,” he says.
see Retention rates, next page volunteered because I had no family,” he says. Later he learned that one of the nurses in the
Only the sickest 98 of the hospital’s patients van was packing a pistol and scalpels for protec-
tion, a shock to the cheerful, outgoing Adel
UW-L: No. 10 in remained, so Helminger was in charge of
employees’ children bivouacked at the hospital. native. “I’m a recreation therapist used to making
buttons and paper flowers.”
fitness nationally “It was horrible,” says Helminger of the hurri-
cane and its aftermath. The hurricane blew out After packing his patients on military cargo
Men's Fitness magazine has ranked UW-L as the some windows at the hospital and the backup planes for evacuation to Kansas City, Helminger
10th fittest college in the nation. UW-L is the only power failed. “We lost our plumbing, toilets made his way to his apartment to grab a couple
smaller university on the Top 10 list, and one of backed up and it was hot in a hot city with high boxes of belongings, then headed north for fami-
only two Wisconsin schools among the top 25. humidity.” ly in Wisconsin.
UW-Madison rated No. 9. The top school was Isolated in the building and not knowing what Helminger doesn’t know what will happen,
Brigham Young University. The magazine part- was going on in the rest of the city, staff were but he would love his old job back and he stays
nered with the Princeton Review and a fitness panicky. “We were concerned for our own lives,” in contact with the hospital. In the meantime, he
expert to track the interest and habits of 10,000 he notes. is visiting family and friends in Wisconsin and is
college students from more than 660 colleges and Finally, the hospital managed to arrange an keeping an eye open for other work.
universities. The survey looked at campus culture evacuation of its patients. “We were told about it
of fitness, exercise, bad habits, student bodies and
other lifestyle choices. Find complete rankings at
Inside: • Educator Jane Elliott kicks off Disability Awarness - p 3
• Katrina relief fund-raising events planned - p. 4
Campus Connection • sept. 26-oct. 2,, 2005
Continued from cover page
students are consistently involved in a close
and mutually reinforcing network of campus
ties that include residence life, frequent stu-
dent-faculty contact and a rich range of
Monday, Sept. 26 Friday, Sept. 30 The study identified the role of leadership
General Education Committee, 3:30 p.m., Music department, 7:45 a.m., 231 Center for at these institutions as having two qualities.
325 Graff Main Hall. the Arts. First, “leadership” is a shared responsibility
Academic Staff Council, 2:30 p.m., Ward Women’s Tennis vs. UW-Oshkosh, 3 p.m. — occurring at all levels and deeply embed-
Room, Cartwright Center. Committee on Academic Policies and ded in the way the institution works as an
Academic Staff Council Annual Meeting, 3 Standards (CAPS), 3:30 p.m., 327 Graff Main organization on a day-to-day basis. Second,
p.m., Ward Room, Cartwright Center. Marcia Hall. the leader builds and sustains the culture by
Johnson-Sage receives the Academic Staff Joint Promotion Committee meeting, 4 p.m., listening more than talking and offering a con-
Excellence Award. Refreshments served. 325 Graff Main Hall. sistent personal modeling of a particular col-
Bio-warfare, infectious diseases talk, Men’s and Women’s Cross Country at Long lective vision.
“Outbreak: AIDS, Bird Flu and Biological & Short Championships, 4 p.m., Colfax, Wis. This study demonstrates that campus cul-
Warfare,” 7 p.m., Port O’ Call, Cartwright Volleyball at UW-Superior, 7 p.m. ture can be created and modified. Developing
Center-Gunning Addition. an attitude that student success matters, set-
Saturday, Oct. 1 ting realistic but high expectations, coordinat-
Tuesday, Sept. 27 Football vs. UW-Stevens Point, 3 p.m., Roger ing disparate efforts, and leading in a way that
College Student Development and Harring Field at Veteran’s Memorial Stadium. is never satisfied with present efforts are all
Administration graduate program faculty, Soccer at University of St. Thomas, 3 p.m. St. strategies that can profoundly shape campus
8:30 a.m., 221 Graff Main Hall. Paul. culture.
Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Volleyball at UW-Eau Claire, 2 p.m. “The Graduation Rate Project adds signifi-
meeting, 3:30 p.m., 325 Graff Main Hall. Women’s Tennis at UW-Eau Claire, 9 a.m.; at cant new insight and understanding about stu-
UW-Stout, 2 p.m. dent success. Improved graduation rates are
Wednesday, Sept. 28 possible when there is strong academic leader-
“Bootstrap,” the 7 Rivers Region Innovation Monday, Oct. 3 ship and a commitment to student success is
Fair, 11 a.m., Omni Center, Onalaska. General Education Committee meeting; 3:30 integrated into the campus culture,” said
Lunchbox/Soapbox, “Access to Reproductive p.m.; 325 Graff Main Hall. Constantine W. (Deno) Curris, president,
Health Care” with Lauren Rauk of Planned Public Planetarium program, “To Worlds AASCU.
Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin, noon, Beyond,” 7 p.m., planetarium, 20 Cowley Hall. Six of the 12 study campuses have main-
Women’s Resource Center, 306 Wimberly Hall. Admission $2 for adults, $1 for area students and tained high graduation rates for a longtime,
Art Department, 12:05 p.m., 103 Center for senior citizens, and free for UW-L students. the other six have shown substantial improve-
the Arts. May move into closed session to discuss Additional info at www.uwlax.edu/planetarium ments in their graduation rates since 1996.
personnel, merit, promotion, retention and The Graduation Rate Outcomes Project was
Department of Educational Studies Early Child Center sets parade designed to determine why these institutions
were successful and to use this information to
Childhood Education Search and Screen The children of the Campus Child Center help other campus leaders achieve higher per-
Committee meeting, 3:30 p.m., 215b Morris will get ready for Oktoberfest by holding their formance. This study, conducted by study
Hall. Agenda:Review selection criteria, complete annual parade. The parade steps off from the teams representing more than 90 state colleges
recruitment forms, approve interview questions. center at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, and mean- and universities, offers strategies for how col-
Search Committee for an International ders past the bell tower over to the area leges and universities can improve student
Admissions Specialist meeting, 3:30 pm., between Wittich Hall and the Archaeology success.
Chancellor’s conference room. May go into a Center. Get your lawn chairs ready!
closed session. At 10:15 that day, George, the official accor-
Department of Political Science/Public dian player for Oktoberfest, will join the chil- Contact University Relations
Administration meeting, 3:45 p.m., 432 dren. To brighten your day and catch the spirit Cleary Alumni & Friends Center
Wimberly Hall. of Oktoberfest and fall, come to the center and 615 East Ave. N.
Senate Executive Committee meeting, 4 join the children for some terrific music. Cary Heyer, email@example.com, 785-8492
p.m., 327 Graff Main Hall. Brad Quarberg, firstname.lastname@example.org, 785-8572
Bob Seaquist, email@example.com, 785-8497
Soccer at Carroll College, 5 p.m.,Waukesha.
Thursday, Sept. 29
Classified Excellence Appreciation
Breakfast, 7:15 a.m., Valhalla, Cartwright News and information from the University of
Center-Gunning Addition. Wisconsin-La Crosse
Faculty Senate meeting, 3:30 p.m., 325 Graff www.uwlax.edu/Advancement/Connectx/
Main Hall. Agenda: Internationalization Task
Force Briefing; Report from the General Bob Seaquist, Campus Connection editor
Education Committee; Discussion of potential firstname.lastname@example.org
revisions of Articles & Bylaws to incorporate (608) 785-8497
University Reorganization. Advancement Office
Album Encounters, multimedia light and Cleary Alumni & Friends Center
laser show, Weezer’s “Make Believe,” 7 and 8 The Campus Connection is available in alterna-
p.m., planetarium, 20 Cowley Hall. $2. 2004 Miss La Crosse Oktoberferst Maggie Lee tive formats upon request. Contact the editor.
in last year’s Child Center parade.
Campus Connection • sept. 26-oct. 2, 2005
Eyes" educator here
Internationally known educator Jane Elliott
brings her “Blue Eyes-Brown Eyes” experiment
to campus next week. The retired Iowa teacher
speaks on her controversial exercise used to
Murphy, La Crosse Public expose racial dis-
Al Gedicks, sociology/archaeology, pub-
lished an article, “West Papua: The Freeport/Rio
libraries collaborate a presentation at 7
p.m. Monday, Oct.
Tinto Campaign,” in The Risks We Run:
Mining, Communities and Political Risk
The La Crosse Public Library and Murphy
Library have been working together to digitize 3, in Graff Main Insurance, Roger Moody (ed.) by International
historical and contemporary collections of local Hall Auditorium. Books in the Netherlands, September 2005.
significance. Two examples are “La Crosse Elliott was Mike Haupert, economics, attended the
History Unbound” and “La Crosse River Marsh: teaching fourth Jane Elliott annual conference of the Economic History
History of a Wetland.” grade in her all- Association Sept. 16-18 in Toronto. He served
white hometown of Riceville, Iowa, in 1968 as a discussant and was named to the program
La Crosse History Unbound when the class named Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., committee in charge of planning the 2006 con-
The Web site www.lacrossehistory.org is a the "hero of the month." Following his assassina- ference.
growing collection of materials culturally signifi- tion, Elliott queried the class about race. She Carl Foster and John Porcari, exercise and
cant to La Crosse County. The collection quickly found that even though none had ever sport science, and Tom Kernozek, physical
includes over 180 separate titles such as pictorial met a person who was Black, the students gave therapy, published a paper, “Effect of warm-up
histories, city directories from the 1800s, UW-L very bad comments about those who were Black. on cycle time trial performance,”' in the
department and social histories, famous crimes, The experience led her to administer a racial real- September 2005 issue of Medicine and Science
biographies of local people of note, and more. ity check, based on eye color. If you go- in Sports and Exercise.
Visit Murphy Library’s Digitized Resources Web In the exercise, those with Who: Jane Elliott Kara Lindaman, Cecilia G. Manrique,
site: http://murphylibrary.uwlax.edu/digital/ brown eyes were told they What: Lecture on Steve McDougal and Curt Reithel, all political
were superior; those with her "Blue Eyes- science/public administration, attended the
blue eyes were called “stupid Brown Eyes" American Political Science Association annual
La Crosse River Marsh: History and lazy and not to be trust- Experiment
meeting in Washington, D.C., Sept. 1-4.
When: 7 p.m.
of a Wetland ed.” Elliott found that the Monday, Oct. 3 Lindaman presented a paper, “New Students in
The Web site www.lacrosselibrary.org/marsh students quickly became Where: Graff Main Old Schools: The Fear of Cultures Colliding.”
contains photographs, maps, interviews and pub- what she told them they Hall Auditorium Manrique served as discussant of papers in the
lished studies and summaries of fieldwork relat- were. She repeated the exer- Admission: $3 for panel “ICT-led Development: Political,
ed to the marsh. Examples include: the 1946 pro- cise with classes over the UW-L students, $6 Economic and International Issues” and was re-
posal that called for filling in 468 acres of wet- for senior citizens
next 16 years. Eventually, and UW-L
elected treasurer of the information technology
lands for industrial and commercial use, and she was denied unpaid leave employees, and $8 and politics section.
links to La Crosse Tribune North/South corridor to run the exercise for a cor- for others. Tom Volk, biology, had several presentations
articles from 1946 to 2002. The site is highlight- poration's employees. She with students at the Mycological Society of
ed on the Murphy Library home page. retired and took her anti-racism test on the road. America/Mycological Society of Japan annual
It's now known for giving people firsthand expe- meeting in Hilo, Hawaii July 30- Aug. 5. Oral
Health/financial fair set rience on being a minority.
Her presentation is part of the Campus
presentations were: with Joshua W., Burgess
and William Schwan, microbiology, “Detection
Have you taken steps necessary to ensure Activities Board series. Admission is $3 for UW- of Blastomyces dermatitidis DNA from natural
your health and wealth, and be able to enjoy L students, $6 for senior citizens and UW-L samples using rapid PCR-based methods”; with
retirement? Think you may need benefits in employees, and $8 for others. For tickets, call the Bernadette O’Reilly, “The exploitation of myc-
the future that you don’t currently have? Cartwright Center Ticket office at 785-8898. orrhizal association to induce fruiting in
In conjunction with the annual Dual Choice Morchella esculenta”; with Kelsea Jewell, “The
open enrollment period – Oct. 10-28, 2005 — possible biocontrol of pathogen Candida albi-
Human Resources sponsors the UW-L Jeans Day is Sept. 30 cans using the killer yeast Candida glabrata
Health/Financial Fair for 2005 from 10 a.m.-4 This month's charities are the Community Y55.” Posters exhibited: with Jonathan Palmer,
p.m Thursday, Oct. 20, in Valhalla, Cartwright Literacy Coalition and Learning in Retirement. “Molecular characterization of mycorrhizal
Center-Gunning Addition. Epic and The Community Literacy Coalition supports fungi associated with a disjunct stand of
DentalBlue will offer open enrollments during and promotes literacy for area children and American chestnuts (Castanea dentata) in
the Dual Choice time frame. Most benefit ven- adults. Learning in Retirement is an ongoing Wisconsin”; with Melanie Winter,
dors, including Employee Trust Funds, will forum for adults. “‘Rediscovery’ of C.W. Hesseltine’s thesis on
attend. This is an opportunity to take a self Get stickers at: Laura O’Laughlin, 212 the Mucorales (Zygomycota)”; with Bridget
assessment of health and financial needs. Cartwright Center; Linda Hudson, 139 Wing Pfaff, “Water, water everywhere: preliminary
For changes you may need to consider,visit: Technology Center; Bob Kramer, Wilder Hall; studies in medical document recovery following
www.uwsa.edu/hr/benefits/lifevent/index.htm. Shirley Shufelt, 3005 Cowley Hall; Laurel water infiltration.”
Contact Cedric Steine, Human Resources, at Devitt, 145 Graff Main Hall; Bob Goodno, Submissions to Campus Kudos should include name,
785-6497 or email@example.com with Maintenance/Stores; Cheryl Groth, 126 department, article or lecture in quotations, event, loca-
questions regarding the Health/Financial Fair. Mitchell Hall; Alice Clark, 235 Morris Hall; tion and date of presentation or publication. Kudos
Carol Stoelting, 111 Murphy Library; Judi should be sent within one month of the activity. Do not
Shepherd, 316A Wimberly Hall; Michelle Kern, use abbreviations or type in all capital letters. Kudos are
published on a space-available basis. E-mail kudos to:
Student Health Center; Joyce Pillsbury, Center firstname.lastname@example.org
for the Arts; NiCole Dennler, Health
Professions; Susan Butterfield, Advancement.
Campus Connection • sept. 26-oct. 2,, 2005
Drive planned for rec Note about fund
items for hurricane raising on campus
victims All fund-raising activities that potentially
involve off-campus solicitation for cash contri-
A drive to collect recreational items for butions or merchandise must be approved in
Hurricane Katrina victims is planned by members advance by Kenna Christians, Assistant
of the therapeutic recreation RTH 252 class and Chancellor for University Advancement. •“Community and Schools Working Together
the Therapeutic Recreation Club. The collection Student organizations wishing to solicit for to Address Bullying,” part one of a three-part
will be Tuesday, Sept. 27-Thursday, Sept. 29, at cash contributions or merchandise should series on bullying prevention, will be held Sept.
the Hoeschler Tower. obtain an approval form from Student 29 using distance education technology. The pro-
Hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, 9:30 a.m.-3 Activities and then from the UW-L gram will originate from Wing with receive sites
p.m. Wednesday, and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday. Foundation, Cleary Alumni & Friends Center. at Westby, Sparta, and Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton
Recreation items sought include items for all Departmental and non-student organizations school districts.
ages and money the group will use to buy appro- should submit the required information directly •Fifty-three individuals are heading to Chicago
priate recreation supplies. Suggestions include: to the Advancement Office. this weekend to take part in the “Chicago Art &
coloring books; new stuffed toys; crayons/mark- Theatre Tour” organized by the School of Arts
ers; harmonicas; comic books; construction paper; and Communications. The group will attend the
fun stickers, board games (Clue, Monopoly, etc.); Three forks 101 Broadway musical “Wicked” and visit the Art
diaries or journals; working portable cassette or Institute of Chicago to view the Toulouse-
CD players with music; pens; playing cards; sta- Business etiquette Lautrec and Montmartre exhibits.
tionary, stamps, envelopes; long distance phone
cards; disposable cameras; new greeting cards; dinner for students •CEE Program Assistant Susan Larkin has
received an Award for Exceptional Service from
crossword puzzles; and novels in good condition.
Do not bring large or heavy items, food, cloth- Oct. 12 UW-Extension. She accepted the award at the
Extension awards banquet in Madison Sept. 22.
ing or blankets. Nationally-recognized speaker and author •The CEE Annual Report will be distributed
Recreational items are important for disaster Deborah Thomas-Nininger will help make busi- on campus and to community partners this week,
survivors because they offer relief of stress, help ness dinners less stressful for students when she highlighting selected programs offered and part-
give a sense of normalcy in a new location, and makes a presentation at the fall semester nerships formed this past year. Assistant
rebuild community and family connections. Etiquette Dinner. Professor Sara Sullivan, psychology is this year’s
The UW-L Alumni Association will host the featured faculty.
Student ambassadors presentation starting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday,
Oct. 12, in the Cleary Alumni & Friends Center.
sponsor relief drive Registration is limited to the first 100 students
that register before Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the
United Way campaign
The Student Alumni Ambassadors will hold a
fund raiser for the Hurricane Katrina relief effort. Cleary Center. The cost is $10 for the presenta- underway on campus
They will be collecting money at tables in the tion, four-course meal and Thomas-Nininger’s The university’s campaign to help support 31
Cartwright Center by Port O’ Call from 10 a.m.-2 workbook. For more information contact the human service agencies in the 7 Rivers Region is
p.m. Monday, Sept. 26-Thursday, Sept. 29. All Alumni Association at 785-8494. underway. The annual drive to support the Great
money collected will be given to the American Rivers United Way began last week when pledge
Red Cross. For additional information, call 785- cards were distributed through campus mail.
8494. Special Jeans Day for All campus employees and retirees who
pledge at any level will have their name entered
breast cancer is in a drawing for great campus prizes offered by
Employee IDP Friday, Oct. 7 campus organizations. Some of those prizes
information sessions National Denim Day for
breast cancer celebrates its
• One lunch each month through May, cour-
tesy of Charwells.
Human Resources will be holding IDP infor-
mational sessions for employees. They include: 10th anniversary Friday, Oct. • Season tickets to the 2005-06 Toland Theatre
•Monday, Oct. 3, 10-11 a.m. and 2-3 p.m., in Port 7. Donations help in the fight series, courtesy of the theatre department.
O’ Call, Cartwright Center-Gunning Addition. against breast cancer. The suggest- • Tickets to a variety of Campus Activities
•Tuesday, Oct. 4, 10-11 a.m. and 2-3 p.m. in Port ed donation is $5; however, dona- Board events, courtesy of CAB.
O’ Call, Cartwright Center-Gunning Addition. tions in any amount will be accept- Drawings will be held Oct. 14 and Dec. 2 –
Employees will be given an overview of the ed. Checks should be payable to watch future messages for more details.
IDP process and what their role is during this “Susan G. Komen Foundation.” To be entered into the drawings, simply sub-
process. Registration is not required for the ses- Participants will receive a spe- mit your pledge. The United Way also has draw-
sions. Employees unable to attend one of the ses- cial pin and the “right” to wear ings — see the back of the letter you received
sions may review the IDP Web page at denim that day. Pins are available from last week for details.
www.uwlax.edu/hr/IDP/IDP.pdf. Direct questions all regular Jeans Day locations on campus. If you need an additional pledge card, contact
to Kari Heilman, 785-6498 or Contact Kari Heilman, 144 Graff Main Hall, one of the three campus coordinators:
email@example.com 785-6498, or visit the Denim Day Web site: Michelle Abing, firstname.lastname@example.org
www.denimday.com if you have questions. Barbara Eide, email@example.com
Brad Quarberg, firstname.lastname@example.org
Campus Connection • sept. 26-oct. 2, 2005
Archaeology events Music, more set for Hispanic
planned at Silver Mound awareness activities
Saturday, Oct. 1 Hispanic Heritage Month activities begin Metropolitana, 7 p.m., Port O' Call,
Learn more about the area's earliest inhabitants during
Archaeology Day at Silver Mound near Hixton. on campus this week. Scheduled events Cartwright Center-Gunning Addition; recep-
Silver Mound — Wisconsin’s oldest, largest and most include: tion follows.
important archaeological site — holds Archaeology Day Through November — Latin American Oct. 13 — Latino Film Series: Muxe’s:
from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1. The Wisconsin Film Book Exhibit, Murphy Library Lobby. Authentic and Intrepid Seekers of Danger
Dells Singers will perform Ho-chunk Sept. 26 —Latin Lunes Film Series: (Mexico, 2005, 105 mins, Spanish and
If you go- singing and dancing during drum “Crash,” 7 p.m., 337 Cartwright Center Zapotec with English subtitles).
What: Archaeology group performances from 11-11:45 Oct. 2 —Tangos and More: Latin Documentary on 30-year campaign by
Day a.m. and 1:30-2:15 p.m. American Piano Recital, Alejandro LGBT activists to combat homophobia and
When: 10 a.m.-3:30 Throughout the day, archaeolo- Cremaschi, University of Colorado-Boulder. AIDS in the indigenous community of
p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m., Annett Recital Hall, Center for the Juchitán, Oaxaca, 7 p.m., 102 Wimberly
Oct. 1 gists from the Mississippi Valley
Archaeology Center will lead tours Arts. Reception follows. Features the music Hall. Free; refreshments served.
Mound near Hixton of quarries, rock shelters and rock art of Alberto Ginastera, Carlos Guastavino, Oct. 15 — Latino Film Series: De
Admission: $4; chil- sites. Demonstrations of spear throw- Luis Jorge González, and Astor Piazzolla. Colores (Spanish and English).
dren under 6 are ing (called atlatl), arrow making, and Oct. 3 — Latin Lunes Film Series: Film Documentary on sexism and homophobia in
free. Campsites TBA, 7 p.m., 337 Cartwright Center. U.S. Latino communities, 7 p.m, Graff Main
stone tool making will also be
offered. And, participants can play Oct. 6 —Tres Vidas: Latin American Hall Auditorium.
Native American games and bring Women’s Chamber Music Theater Piece by Oct. 20 — Latino Lecture Series: The
their own artifacts for identification by MVAC archaeolo- the CORE Ensemble, 7 p.m. Valhalla, Effects and Alternatives to Free Trade and
gists. Cartwright Center-Gunning Addition. Free, Development in Central America, Ms.
Food and beverages will also be available for purchase. refreshments served. A multimedia dramati- Miriam Jocop, Network in Solidarity with
Admission is $4; children under 6 are free. Campsites zation on the lives of three legendary Latin People of Guatemala (NISGUA), 7 p.m.,
are available by call- American women. Tickets are required and Ward Room, Cartwright Center.
ing KOA at The Mississippi Valley available from the Cartwright Center Ticket Oct. 24 — Latino Lecture Series: “An
(800)562-2680. Archaeology Center Office. Evening with Rigoberto González,” Poetry
Participants should • founded in 1982. The center: Oct. 10 — Latin Lunes Film Series: Film Reading and Book Signing Reception, Port
bring insect repellent, • provides education about the sci- TBA, 7 p.m., 337 Cartwright Center. O'Call Lounge, Cartwright Center, 7 p.m.
sturdy footwear, and ence of archaeology and the ancient Oct. 11 — Latino Lecture Series: Colonel Part of the UW-L Visiting Scholar of Color
appropriate rain gear. cultures of the upper Mississippi River Robles’s Intimate Joy: Transgendered Program.
Many activities will • conducts research and exploration Masculinity in the Mexican Revolution, Nov. 1-2 —Día de los Muertos Altar, all
take place rain or of archaeological sites and artifacts
Gabriela Cano, Universidad Autónoma day, Port O’ Call.
shine. MVAC • preserves archaeological artifacts of
reserves the right to past cultures that flourished within the
cancel tours of the upper Mississippi Valley
Retired archaeologist to lead Irish
mound if trails
become slippery or
• sponsors a regional center to pro-
mote an understanding of the prior Walking Tour
inhabitants of the region.
dangerous. For more information on MVAC, call Professor Emeritus Jim
The Silver Mound 785-8463 or visit Gallagher will lead an 11-day
site is significant www.uwlax.edu/mvac walking tour in southwest Ireland
because it consists of from June 14-25, 2006. The tour
a large sandstone hill which contains a layer of quartzite will feature the best walks of the
that was quarried and chipped into stone tools for nearly Dingle and Iveragh Peninsulas.
12,000 years. This stone, called “Hixton Quartzite,” was in The Iveragh Peninsula is the
great demand. It traded for hundreds of miles in prehistory. location for the famous scenic
In addition to hundreds of quarry pits along its hillside, drive known at "The Ring of
Silver Mound also contains a number of small caves or Kerry" and, along with Dingle, is
rock shelters where Native Americans camped. There are one of the most scenic areas of
also several rare rock art sites which include carvings and Ireland. The trip will include Irish
red paintings. walking guide Maeve Kelly and
Silver Mound is 12 miles from Black River Falls. The Irish naturalist/ornithologist Chris
event is sponsored by MVAC, the Hixton-Alma Center Wilson.
KOA Kampground, UW-L Foundation, UW System Gallagher, who has lead numer-
Institute on Race and Ethnicity, and the Wisconsin ous walking tours to Ireland in UW-L Professor Emeritus Jim Gallagher will lead an
Archaeological Society. recent years, will present a program 11-day walking tour in southwest Ireland from June
To get to Silver Mound, take exit #105 off I-94. Turn on "Walking in Ireland" at 7:30 14-25, 2006.
east on Hwy 95, toward Alma Center. Travel three miles. p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, in the
auditorium of the La Crosse Main Branch Those interested in more information on
The KOA Kampground is on left (between Hixton and the 2006 tour can visit:
Alma Center). Public Library, 800 Main St. The presenta-
tion is free and open to the public. www.uwlax.edu/conted/tours or call
For more information about Archaeology Day at Silver Continuing Education and Extension at
Mound, and other archaeology events, contact at MVAC at 785-6506.
785-8463 or visit the MVAC Web site at
Campus Connection • sept. 26-oct. 2,, 2005
Rectoberfest is Friday
Oktoberfest begins Friday, Sept. 30, and stu-
dents have their own festival that evening. The
annual Rectoberfest in the REC runs from 9
p.m.-midnight. “Night in Vegas” features activi-
ties, prizes and refreshments for UW-L, Viterbo
and WWTC students for free. The grand prize is
New employees: an iPOD nano. The more activities students play, For sale:
James Boldin, music, Aug. 29. the more chances they have to win. Other raffle Oval oak table with leaves and six cane-
Tom Brown, music, Aug. 29. prizes will be given away throughout the night. back chairs. $100 OBO. Karolyn, 608.385.7071
Eric Brunsell, educational studies, Aug. 29. or email@example.com
Christopher Helixon, Intercollegiate Athletics
and exercise and sport science, Aug. 28. Fulbright Scholar 1901 brass bed. Excellent condition; includes
Jessica Mascotti, department of health
profession as a consultant, Aug. 29. arrives at modern box spring and mattress. $850. Chris at
788-2386 after 6 p.m.
Michelle Olson, health professions, Aug. 29.
Sara Slayton, educational studies, Aug. 29. Geography/Earth Fuji “Monterey” ladies bike, like new. B flat
Patricia Wilder, department of health
profession as a consultant, Aug. 29.
Science Department clarinet. Flute. 785-2787.
M. Shamsul Alam, professor of geography
from the University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh, has Very nice Bassett dresser, white w/gold trim,
Transfer opportunity 31” tall x 58” wide x 17.5” deep. Comes w/ 33”
Groundskeeper, full time, schedule/range arrived as a Fulbright Scholar. He will work with
Professor Rafique Ahmed, geography/earth sci- by 40” mirror. $200 OBO. 784-9206.
03/07 in Landscape Services. Call Human
Resources at 5-8013 by noon Oct. 3 if interested. ence, for the next six months on joint research on
comparative study of hurricanes in the United ’94 Ford Explorer Limited: white w/tan
States and tropical cyclones in Bangladesh. leather; 10 disk CD player; loaded; new battery
Exam Opportunities and almost new computer, tires, and more;
The following exams will be given at 8:30
a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, in Wimberly Hall. Bring Correction made for well-maintained and smooth runner. 153k.
two No. 2 pencils, picture I.D. and a handheld,
non-memory, or alpha keypad, battery-operated
Acouctic, steel-string, travel guitar or 3/4
Custodial Services Supervisor #02-00646,
leave being granted size guitar. Guy at 785-8653 or 793-1069.
Due to programming difficulties at the UW
starting wage $11.26-$18.26 per hour. Processing Center, the additional leave granted Free classified advertisements are welcomed from uni-
Custodian Lead #02-00371, starting wage is as per the 2003-2005 WSEU contract will not be
versity employees. Ads will be published once a semes-
$10.36 per hour. ter for a particular item, will run on a space-available
reflected in the 09/29/05 earnings statements as basis, and may be edited. Submit ads via e-mail to
Maintenance Mechanic 3 Gen/HVAC stated in last week’s Campus Connection. firstname.lastname@example.org
General #04-02351 HVAC #04-02351, starting Employees can use the additional personal holi-
wage is $12.80 per hour. day and vacation, but the usage will not be
Storekeeper/Lottery Storekeeper #03-00800, reflected on the earnings statements until after
starting wage is $10.361 per hour. the leave has been loaded into the payroll sys-
Office Support #05-01900 This is the new tem. Additional information will be communi-
Office Support Exam. The registers for the old cated to the WSEU employees as to when the
version will expire Nov. 7, 2005. All applicants leave will be on the earnings statements as it
must retest. Exams are scheduled for both the becomes known.
8:30 a.m. and an additional time at 1 p.m. Oct. 8
in Wimberly Hall.
Otto to retire
Hedy Otto, Telephone Services, retires Friday,
Oct. 7. Friends and colleagues will honor her on
her last day of work from 2-4 p.m. in the Cleary
Center. A short program begins at 3.
Refreshments will be served.
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Non-profit Org.
1725 State St. U.S. Postage
La Crosse, WI 54601 PAID
La Crosse, Wis.
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