Marching memories

Big. Warm. Fuzzy. That sums up the feeling UW-L Alumni Band Member Kris Cvikota gets as she marches during the Oktoberfest Maple Leaf Parade. “You’ve never seen so many people so happy to see you,” says Cvikota, ’90, of La…

Pure water for Peru

The Holmen Area Rotary Club started a partnership with the La Molina Vieja, a Rotary Club in Lima, to bring water filters to Peruvian families who live along the river. UW-L Alum Dean McHugh, ’89, a member and past president of Holmen Rotary, recalls visiting the project.

Alumna returns after 80 years for transcript

Campus has changed a lot since Ruth (Beaver) Kramer was a student from 1931-32. But when she returned in August, she saw some familiar names. Kramer, an Ontario, Wis., native, was visiting campus to retrieve transcripts from when she was an elementary education major nine decades ago.

‘This building is the next 100’ years

UW-La Crosse’s Centennial Hall was dedicated on Wednesday, Aug. 31 after UW-L Chancellor Joe Gow’s annual All University Address. On Sept. 6 students will fill the 5,000 seats of the new academic building, marking the start of school and a new era of education at UW-L.

Upcoming events

An ice cream social is a sweet start to the school year. The Move-In Day Ice Cream Social will be from 11-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, on Badger St. in front of Wimberly Hall.

Damico defies kindergarten teaching trend

Matt Damico, ’08 UW-L graduate, is one of the rare 3 percent of males nationally who’ve chosen to teach pre-school or kindergarten. Perhaps most males aren’t comfortable enough to show their “motherly, nurturing” side, explains Damico.