Sounds of the season at UW-L

Celebrate the holiday season with UW-La Crosse bands and choirs. Four upcoming UW-L concerts feature traditional carols, new yuletide music and some of UW-L’s new directing talent.

Alums embark on Appalachian adventure

The Appalachian Trail is about 2,200 miles from Georgia to Maine. It traverses 14 states through cow pastures, rocky cliffs, waterfalls and open plains. The upward treks are the equivalent of hiking Mount Everest 16 times.

UW-La Crosse gradates Robert “Jake” Hoffmann and Travis Pernsteiner started hiking the trail two days after their May 2011 graduation. They finished four months later with full-grown beards, gazing down from the top of Mount Katahdin.

Alum makes Men’s Golf All-Time Team

Playing a good round of golf is about perseverance, paying attention and — engaging the heart, says UW-La Crosse Alumnus Don Iverson. Iverson did and he saw results. He was recognized in November as one of the all-time best golfers in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s 100-year history.

Alum builds close-knit business

It was an accident that led Danica Leigl, ’06, to start an international, online hat company. The first hat she ever knit was made with bright pink yarn and had a gaping hole in the middle. She laughed at the goofy mistake, pulling her brown curls through the cap. Today Leigl sells her ponytail hats to people around the world.