Brain drain? Data says it’s a myth

The idea that a majority of graduates flee the state after earning their Wisconsin state university diploma is a myth, according to UW System data. These young entrepreneurs explain why they stayed.

UW-L alum is MN Teacher of the Year

She bolsters the confidence of parents, relieves the stress of moms, and has been an advocate for Minnesota’s youngest citizens. UW-La Crosse alumna Katy Smith was named Minnesota Teacher of the Year Sunday, May 1.

Networking: Take advantage of your UW-L connection

One of the greatest benefits of the UW-L Alumni Association is the networking opportunities it provides for alumni throughout the country. “These events open doors to network with other professionals who are also proud to be UW-L alums,” says Alicia…

Alumni honored at ceremony

Four UW-L alumni as well as the university’s top graduating seniors and retiring employees were honored during an Alumni Awards & Reception Friday, May 13, at the UW-L Cleary Alumni & Friends Center. View photos from the event. Honored alumni:…

Be a Pompon girl again

Any former UW-L Marching Chiefs or Screaming Eagles Pompon Girls who would like information about marching in the 2011 Maple Leaf Oktoberfest Parade on Sept. 24, 2011, should contact Heidi Ludkey at for details. “We had a blast last…

Celebrate summer with alumni

Summer is almost here. Spend it with fellow alumni during these upcoming events in Rochester, Milwaukee and Chicago. Also mark your calendars for the All-Greek Reunion.

Learning the language of dance

In college Tim Blumentritt learned you don’t need language to relate to others. Dance is a beautiful means to achieve the same end. The UW-La Crosse alum has connected to others by learning or teaching dance throughout his life.
“I learned from a great UW-L instructor,” he said. “Now I’m able to pass that heritage on to other people.” Blumentritt learned American dances from former UW-L instructor Kathy DuBois in the late 1980s after joining a folk dance group on campus, L-Bar-X Dancers, which entertained in the La Crosse community and overseas.