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									News and information for the UW-La Crosse community                                                                                Sept. 26-Oct. 2, 2005

 UW-L among
 campuses noted
                                                      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

                                                                                                         Retention rates
                                                                                                          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
                                                                                                         extracurricular activities.
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, heyer.cary@uwlax.edu, 785-8492
p.m., 327 Graff Main Hall.                                                                              Brad Quarberg, quarberg.brad@uwlax.edu, 785-8572
                                                                                                        Bob Seaquist, seaquist.robe@uwlax.edu, 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                                                                connectx@uwlax.edu
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

                                                      "Blue Eyes-Brown
                                                      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-
                                                      crimination during
                                                                                                                  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 steine.cedr@uwlax.edu 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           connectx@uwlax.edu
                                                       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:
heilman.kari@uwlax.edu                                 785-6498, or visit the Denim Day Web site:             Michelle Abing, abing.mich@uwlax.edu
                                                       www.denimday.com if you have questions.                Barbara Eide, eide.barb@uwlax.edu
                                                                                                              Brad Quarberg, quarberg.brad@uwlax.edu

                                                 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.
 Where: Silver
   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
   available at
                        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 karolynbald@charter.net
  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.
                                                                                                         $3,200. 784-4349.
two No. 2 pencils, picture I.D. and a handheld,
non-memory, or alpha keypad, battery-operated
                                                    WSEU additional
                                                                                                            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.             connectx@uwlax.edu
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.

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