Monday, September 30, 2013
Friday, September 27, 2013
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Permission is required for presence of non-students on University of Wisconsin campuses.
The chancellor of each institution or the chief security officer has the authority to restrict the
presence of persons on campus, including those convicted of crimes.
UW La Crosse’s website, www.uwlax.edu/reslife, states that two person dorms cost $2,250 per semester, with a $25 fee for Coate, Laux, and White first year halls, or double the cost per year. Students who choose to be a part of a three person double or a study lounge are being given “an approximate $300 discount per semester,” says Paula Knudson, vice chancellor.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Back to campus means back to the cold and flu aisle for many students. There has already been a large amount of illness at UW-L.
Monday, September 23, 2013
Friday, September 20, 2013
LaCrosse, as a college town, has many bicyclers, but not necessarily helmet wearers.
Students worried about hair or appearance could weigh those concerns against their wellbeing. Last year there were 12 bicycle related deaths in Wisconsin alone.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
For $40,000 a year from UW-La Crosse, the Eagles baseball team will in turn be able to begin playing their games at the LaCrosse Loggers’ Copeland Field in 2014. UWL is already a game sponsor and has a “guess his major” promotion each home game.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Monday, September 16, 2013
Friday, September 13, 2013
Monday, September 9, 2013
In LaCrosse, the Clara Fields Multicultural Literacy Program, the Hope Academy, a program of the Family & Children's Center, and the Coulee Region Literary Council are participating. In all, there are 65 agencies assisting Wisconsin Literacy, Inc. The 1200 new tutors goal includes reading and math instruction.
According to the 2010 Census, 384,463 adults over 25 in Wisconsin had not completed high school, and another 173,568 report speaking English less than "very well."
Less than 10% qualifying for literary services actually receive them, according to Wisconsin Literacy. Most tutors volunteer just one-to-three hours per week.
Contact information for LaCrosse groups, and a full list of agencies participating, is available at wisconsinliterary.org.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
September is "National Preparedness Month," according to Wisconsin Emergency Management. University students in new apartments should add this to getting settled.
One important step, according to WEM, is to be informed about specific, possible emergencies, and the landlord or other tenants could be a useful source.
People "need to be self-reliant and prepared for days without utilities such as electricity, water and phone service," says WEM. Renters particularly need to know whether to call a landlord first, or utility company or contractor for repairs. This may affect their own cost or return of security deposit.
Gas stations, supermarkets, and other sources of supplies should be planned in advance. The Ready Wisconsin website, readywisconsin.wi.gov, has information for creating emergency plans and a supply kit.
The City of LaCrosse may announce snow removal periods and prohibit on-street parking even in areas exempt from the alternate side parking rule. Check cityoflacrosse.org.