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.

Do looks matter? Alumna’s study says yes

Do we perceive more attractive people as more trustworthy? One UW-La Crosse alumna scientifically tested that theory while studying psychology at UW-L. Her undergraduate research study recently landed her some publicity in the national beauty magazine – Allure.

Hoeschler Tower gets ‘face-lift’

It has been 11 years since Janet Hoeschler, ’40, donated funds for the Hoeschler Tower to be built at the center of campus, southwest of Cowley Hall. This summer the campus icon received some upgrades and repairs.

Parade prep

The UW-L Alumni band and Alumni Pompons are gearing up for the Oktoberfest parade. Rehearsals for both the alumni band and alumni pompons are Friday, Sept. 23.

Alumni membership supports students

Do you remember your days on campus? Today’s students want a great education, they want to meet new friends and, like you, they’ll always be part of “The La Crosse experience.” The UW-L Alumni Association supports students by providing programs such as the Etiquette dinner, Legacy breakfast and more.

Say “cheese”

UW-L alums smiled with those pearly whites — and in some cases orange slices — in these photos from the alumni events in Chicago and Milwaukee July 13 and 14. View photos from the Chicago Cubs event and the Milwaukee Boat Cruise event.

Grandpa’s wisdom, UW-L education lead alum to career in the great outdoors

The log walls of Eric Hammer’s home tell the story of his life — mainly spent outside of them.

They are decorated with snowshoes, buckskins, deer skulls and fishing poles. Out in the tall grass he maneuvers slowly around wooden beehives. Back in the dark, cool woods he grows patch of Shitaki mushrooms.

Education at UW-La Crosse helped Hammer see how his love of nature could become a big part of his career path.