Photos: Prairie Springs Science Center dedication

The Prairie Springs Science Center opened for classes in 2018.

Chancellor Joe Gow speaks in front of those attending the PSSC grand opening celebration.

Speakers from the Nov. 15 dedication included, clockwise, Dean Mark Sandheinrich; Associate Professor of Physics Shelly Lesher; President of the UWL Foundation Greg Reichert; Vice President of the Student Association, Haley Jurecki. Bottom, retirees, media, friends, faculty and staff attended the PSSC grand opening.
  • UWL Geography student Jackson Radenz, center, demonstrates water flow on a stream table to AB Culver, left, and her family.
Top, Steven Fulton demonstrates a virtual watershed table in the Dr. Michael Nelson Laboratory. The lab was named by a gift from Jane and Ron Rada. Nelson was the Dean of the College of Science and Allied Health. Bottom left, Professor Emeritus, AB Culver stands in front of the Culver Earth Science Laboratory. Her husband Jerry, was a faculty member of the Geography Department for 42 years.
The non-human physiology lab was open during the self-guided tour.

Michael and Kathi McGinley stand in The McGinley Atrium. Michael is a 1982 microbiology graduate. The McGinleys support UWL through scholarships and undergraduate research fellowships.

Top, Associate Biology Professor Tisha King-Heiden gives a tour of the River Studies Center. Bottom, Thomas Claflin stands in front of the River Studies Center with Jane and Ron Rada. The gifts from Ron and Jane Rada named the River Studies Center after its founder, Tom Claflin. Claflin was a professor of biology from 1966-2001.

William Gresens stands in the Willam Gresens Laboratory. The lab is in recognition of a gift from Ron and Jane Rada. Gresens was critical in establishing undergraduate research and creativity at UWL.

Retired Chemistry Professor Ronald McKelvey chats with Adrienne Loh at the PSSC dedication. McKelvey's friends and family gave gifts in honor of his three decades on campus. The Ronald McKelvey Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Room is located in 0022 PSSC.

The Marriott Anatomy & Physiology Center is named in recognition of a gift from Lindsey and Tom Marriott. Lindsey is a UWL physical education graduate. The Marriotts have established a scholarship for undergraduate students enrolled in the Adapted Physical Education Teacher Education Program and for graduate students enrolled in the Adapted Physical Education Program.

Top, Jay Scott, Senior Development Specialist, talks with a student during a tour in the Larry Trammell Microbiology Prep Room. The room was named in recognition of gifts from Trammell's family and friends. Trammell worked in the microbiology prep room for 32 years.

Ron and Jane Rada stand in front of a display with James Wiener's photo. The Dr. James Wiener Laboratory is named in recognition of a gift from the Radas. Wiener was an adjunct faculty member from 1980-2001 and served as a Wisconsin Distinguished Professor on campus from 2001-15. His expertise in toxic contaminants and trace metals lead to the acquisition of $2.6 million in external research grants and contracts that supported research experience for students.

Top, students in action in labs. Bottom, students study in the McGinley Atrium.

Jay and Carolyn Scott stand in front of the inside PSSC sign. The Scotts are trustees for The Paul Fleckenstein Trust. The trust donated $2 million to create the Prairie Springs Endowment. The purpose of the fund is to support research and scholarship in environmental studies and education, wildlife habitat protection, wildlife protection, conservation and ecological technology.


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