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UW-L student evacuated from Africa during Ebola outbreak

Alexis Zuel, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2014

The recent Ebola outbreak in Western Africa has gotten much attention lately. Day after day, the deaths caused by Ebola keep rising, with no signs of stopping. Ebola is spread through direct human contact with blood, organs, fluids...

Cultural learning talk brings international perspective

Haley Sites, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2014

UW-La Crosse hosted Professor Lixian Jin this past week on Oct. 13 and 14. Jin is the Professor of Linguistics and Intercultural Learning and the Chair at the Centre for Intercultural Research in Communication and Learning at...

UW-L employees honored by the YWCA

Stephanie Koss, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2014

On Nov. 13, four UW-La Crosse employees will be honored the La Crosse Center’s South Hall Ballroom by the YWCA for the 2014 Outstanding Women Award. The honorees from UW-L are Andrea G. Hansen, an activist for Women’s Gender...

Eagle Eye Medallion Hunt comes to a close

Alexander Johnson, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2014

Mysteries and the thirst for their answers drive the human mind. When posed with a question, the mind immediately wants an answer; the search for logic or specific reasons fueling us into finding the truth. This past week on the...

Coffee Hour focuses on politics and exchange programs

Jenae Winter, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2014

At 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14, the Cultural Coffee Hour took place in the classroom of Eagle Hall. Although coffee was available, tea, cocoa and various snacks were also available to choose from. “This has been going o...

Club spotlight: a view into two UW-L clubs

Morgan Post, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2014

Pre-Med Club   Aspiring to become a doctor; to help others? Or maybe to just explore the field of medicine? Pre-Med club is all about connecting students to experiences and volunteer opportunities within the pre-medicine...

Dr. Lixian Jin presents on our globalized education era

Zachary Olson, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2014

With an interconnected planet, the future of higher education points to the internationalization of students.  UW-La Crosse welcomed well-decorated, culturally diverse scholar Dr. Lixian Jin and her influential outlook on campus...

Comparing high school pedagogy in America, China, India

Cassie Tritt, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2014

“2 Million Minutes,” is a series of documentaries that takes a closer look at how students from the United States, India and China spend their two million minutes in high school. UW-La Crosse recently held a presentation where...

Gender identity, intersectionality in modern society discussed

Victoria Sayaovong, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2014

Love knows no boundaries.  On Oct. 15, Robyn Ochs, an educator and activist, spoke at UW-La Crosse about sexual orientation and gender identity.  For many years in our society have marriage and romantic relationships been seen...

Enrollment of Science and Health field growing, Liberal Arts dropping

Zach Olson, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2014

Merely thinking about the cost of college can create a shiver of fear for most students.  Attending an institution of higher education has never been more important, but unfortunately, it’s never been so expensive, either....

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