Photos: A year in review 52 photos from 2017 at UW-La Crosse

The Student Union officially opened its doors to students in January with much excitement across campus. We also remembered Cartwright Center - UWL's first student union.

Chinese middle school students from Luoyang, China, experience a typical Wisconsin winter day with help from UWL students who helped guide the students in activities while sharing American culture.
"Identity Matters" was this year's theme for Creative Imperatives. Students, top, participate in the Coral Reef Project. A UWL student, bottom, spins clay on a potter's wheel during a ceramics demonstration.
UWL graduate Hatoon Maghrabi takes in the views of La Crosse from Miller Bluff.

UWL collects more than 400 pounds of compost a week from both UWL’s Whitney Center and Mayo Clinic Health Systems to feed the "Wonderful worms."

The Danullim Gayageum Ensemble from South Korea closes out the night with Beatles tunes: “Let it be,” “Hey Jude” and “Obladi, Oblada” at the 52 annual International Banquet.

UWL graduate student Elizabeth Skaer helps lead a free fitness program for Summit Elementary School staff. The program is one of many community health and wellness programs led by UWL Physical Therapy students this semester.

A mallard duck strolls through Lindner Forest in a spring drizzle.
An April sunset fills the sky over campus.
Alumnus Perry Lowe, a dental industry executive, has endowed a scholarship to honor Marketing Professor Stephen Brokaw. Perry spoke to students about his successes.
Spring life on campus.
Karyn Quinn conducted her final jazz concert at UWL. Quinn retired at the end of the spring semester.
ABC News political reporter Mary Bruce shares her insight on the 2016 presidential election and her current work at the U.S. Capitol.
UWL students hanging out playing cards in Wentz Hall.
After polishing his metalsmithing skills in the UWL Art Department, student Travis Trzecinski volunteered to restore a sculpture in Cartwright Center that was in need of repair. That sculpture is now finished and on display in the lower level of the new Student Union.

UWL Professor Meredith Thomsen plants a tree at a reforestation site near La Crescent, Minnesota, with help from UWL graduate student Bill Kiser. Thomsen works with undergraduate and graduate student researchers to design her experiments, collect data and analyze and present results. She also uses her experiments and results for hands-on experiences in one of the classes she teaches.

Spring graduates, upper left, get photos taken at Riverside Park. The UWL mini bluff, upper right, was updated with a new font and lit letters. Students, bottom, take one last walk through campus before they walk the stage to graduate.
Area kids in grades 6-8 presented scientific experiments and math games they designed during the Science & Math Expo at UW-La Crosse’s Mitchell Hall Fieldhouse on Tuesday, May 9.
Hear, Here started as a project in one of Ariel Beaujot’s history classes in 2014. Beaujot, a Professor of History, and her class have collected more than 50 stories. The project has received the Leadership in History Award from the American Association for State and Local History.
The Science Labs building in June. Construction is set to complete in fall 2018.

UWL archeology students spend the summer days at an Oneota site searching for answers about the prehistoric group's past.

UWL student Zachary Woodcock, left, earned a summer research grant to use drones to conduct aerial surveys of purple loosestrife, an aquatic invasive plant with help from UWL faculty mentor and remote sensing scientist, Niti Mishra, right. Here Woodcock takes a drone survey test flight at the La Crosse River Delta near Bangor.
Aug. 21, 2017 was eclipse day across America. At UWL, the solar eclipse was at 85 percent.
Workers finish installing the artificial turf at UWL's new soccer field in August.
The first week of campus is filled with many events and activities. Chancellor Joe Gow and his wife, Carmen, top, perform at "Chillin with the Chancellor." Students, left, find ways to get to participate in campus clubs and community at Involvement Fest, near Wittich Hall. The Screaming Eagles Marching Band, middle right, perform at an ice cream social, welcoming international students to campus. The Screaming Eagles Marching Band lead incoming freshman to a pep rally through campus.
Students studying at Murphy Library.
Colin Belby's geography field methods class surveys the flood basin of Mormon Coulee Creek at Mormon Coulee Park.
UW-La Crosse graduate Jim Reynolds, Jr., — founder, chairman and CEO of Loop Capital — speaks at the Russell G. Cleary Distinguished Business Leadership Lecture Series.
UWL students remove buckthorn, an invasive species growing on Miller Bluff, for the Mississippi Valley Conservancy.
Fall colors on campus.
On Oct. 26-27, Michael Kosterlitz, the co-winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics, was the 18th Nobel Laureate to visit UW-La Crosse. Here he speaks with a UWL Physics class. The annual lecture series has helped UWL’s Physics Department gain its reputation as a recognized national leader in physics education.

UW-La Crosse students Megan Siekert, left, and Nicole Heinz ring bells at Festival Foods as part of the UWL Bell Ringing Day Nov. 11. UWL faculty, staff and students continue to shape the Coulee Region’s generous giving and volunteering habits.

Moonrise over Grandad Bluff.
The trees in front of Graff Main Hall adorned with lights at sunset get the campus in the holiday spirit.
Students walk from class during a December snowfall.
“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice.” ― T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets


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