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Activities, Excursions, and T-shirts

NCUR 2013 at the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse

Activities, Excursions and T-shirts

 
Please note that all activities/excursions require pre-registration, and a ticket is required to attend. A few last-minute spots may be available. Inquire at the Information Table in Cartwright Center, Valhalla-Gunning Addition for ticket availability.
 
Cancellation Policy: Please note that Wednesday, March 27, is the last day that you can cancel and receive a refund of your activities/excursions fee. After Wednesday, March 27, no refunds will be issued for any circumstances. If you need to cancel your activities/excursions, please email ncur2013@uwlax.edu.

 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013

  • SCVNGR
SCVNGR is a game all about going places, doing challenges and earning points. The game is played from a custom app on iPhone and Android as well as via SMS. It is not a text message scavenger hunt. Instead of riddles to guide you to a place, SCVNGR concentrates on completing challenges at a particular location. Download the custom app and play along while on campus at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse as we will have custom challenge set up special for your visit. 
Search Keyword: ncur2013
Trek Name: NCUR 2013
  • Self-Discover La Crosse
Enclosed in your materials are several flyers from the La Crosse Visitors and Convention Bureau with free and discounted activities for you to self-explore while you are visiting La Crosse. Take the time to look through these materials and we are sure you will find something fun and exciting to discover on your own.
 
  • Myrick Hixon EcoPark Night Hike
    Spend the evening walking the trails of the Myrick Hixon EcoPark, nestled between the banks of the beautiful Mississippi River and scenic 500 foot bluffs. These natural areas include forest, marsh, rare native prairies, bluffs, and rivers - all habitats of incredible numbers of wildlife. Your guide will take you on a wonderful adventure on the trails through this 720-acre forest preserve. Depart from Recreational Eagle Center, excursion shuttle area.
    Cost $5, includes guided tour
Depart UW-L:
6:50 p.m.
Arrive UW-L:
9:10 p.m.
Maximum #:
30

 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

  • SCVNGR
SCVNGR is a game all about going places, doing challenges and earning points. The game is played from a custom app on iPhone and Android as well as via SMS. It is not a text message scavenger hunt. Instead of riddles to guide you to a place, SCVNGR concentrates on completing challenges at a particular location. Download the custom app and play along while on campus at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse as we will have custom challenge set up special for your visit.
Search Keyword: ncur2013
Trek Name: NCUR 2013
  • Self-Discover La Crosse
Enclosed in your materials are several flyers from the La Crosse Visitors and Convention Bureau with free and discounted activities for you to self-explore while you are visiting La Crosse. Take the time to look through these materials and we are sure you will find something fun and exciting to discover on your own.
 
  • Mississippi River Cruise
Step back in time to when the most popular means of travel from town to town along the Mississippi River was by riverboat. Sit back aboard the La Crosse Queen, an authentic paddlewheel river boat, and enjoy the treasures of the Mississippi River including one of the oldest swing bridges still in operation today, the wildlife and other scenic and historic sights along the Upper Mississippi River. Choose one of these 1.5 - hour river cruises, which are a wonderful way to unwind after a long day. Pizza and beverages will be served for your enjoyment during the cruise.
Cost $20, includes pizza, beverage, boat cruise and transportation
Cruise 1 -
 
Cruise 2 -
 
Depart UW-L:
4:15 p.m.
Depart UW-L:
6:15 p.m.
Cruise:
5-6:30 p.m.
Cruise:
7-8:30 p.m.
Arrive UW-L:
6:50 p.m.
Arrive UW-L:
8:50 p.m.
Maximum #:
145
Maximum #:
145
  • A Night of Bowling
    Bowl a few frames at one of La Crosse's most popular bowling centers - Pla-Mor Bowling Lanes! Bowling is challenging, exciting and rewarding. The roll of the ball...the sound of crashing pins...the thrill of a strike...a bowler's first 200 game...create spontaneous excitement and lasting memories. Get competitive or just have fun as you strike up some new friendships.
    Cost $10, includes shoe rental, two games and transportation
Depart UW-L:
6 p.m.
Bowling:
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Arrive UW-L:
9 p.m.
Maximum #:
58
  • Myrick Hixon EcoPark Night Hike
    Spend the evening walking the trails of the Myrick Hixon EcoPark, nestled between the banks of the beautiful Mississippi River and scenic 500 foot bluffs. These natural areas include forest, marsh, rare native prairies, bluffs, and rivers - all habitats of incredible numbers of wildlife. Your guide will take you on a wonderful adventure on the trails through this 720-acre forest preserve. Depart from Recreational Eagle Center, excursion shuttle area.
    Cost $5, includes guided tour.
Depart UW-L:
6:50 p.m.
Arrive UW-L:
9:10 p.m.
Maximum #:
30
 
 

Friday, April 12, 2013

  • SCVNGR
SCVNGR is a game all about going places, doing challenges and earning points. The game is played from a custom app on iPhone and Android as well as via SMS. It is not a text message scavenger hunt. Instead of riddles to guide you to a place, SCVNGR concentrates on completing challenges at a particular location. Download the custom app and play along while on campus at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse as we will have custom challenge set up special for your visit.
Search Keyword: ncur2013
Trek Name: NCUR 2013
  • Self-Discover La Crosse
Enclosed in your materials are several flyers from the La Crosse Visitors and Convention Bureau with free and discounted activities for you to self-explore while you are visiting La Crosse. Take the time to look through these materials and we are sure you will find something fun and exciting to discover on your own
  • Myrick Hixon EcoPark Night Hike
    Spend the evening walking the trails of the Myrick Hixon EcoPark, nestled between the banks of the beautiful Mississippi River and scenic 500 foot bluffs. These natural areas include forest, marsh, rare native prairies, bluffs, and rivers - all habitats of incredible numbers of wildlife. Your guide will take you on a wonderful adventure on the trails through this 720-acre forest preserve. Depart from Recreational Eagle Center, excursion shuttle area.
    Cost $5, includes guided tour
Depart UW-L:
6:15 p.m.
Arrive UW-L:
8:15 p.m.
Maximum #:
30

 

NCUR Signature Excursion Event

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  • The International Banquet – “Bridging Creativity & Culture While Building Global Communities”

 Great food! Outstanding entertainment! A must see event!

 
NCUR participants can experience and taste foods from several countries around the world, prepared by UW-La Crosse Dining Services and inspired by UW-La Crosse’s international students. This program gives each guest the opportunity to experience various cultures through musical performances, traditional and contemporary dance routines, and various other entertainment acts in an informal setting. Taking place on the UW-La Crosse campus, attendees can choose from entrees to hors d’oeuvres, breads to desserts! This event is a great opportunity for students to meet and network with other participants from across the country. Buses will shuttle participants from the venue back to hotels at the conclusion of this event.
 
Our internationally inspired menu includes dishes from India, Ecuador, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Germany, and Hong Kong.
  • Chana Masala (Spicy chickpeas) India
  • Locro de Papa (Creamy Potato Soup) Ecuador
  • Kapsa (Chicken and Rice) Saudi Arabia
  • Bulgogi (Beef) South Korea
  • Streuselkuchen (Apple Cake) Germany
  • Paella (Rice dish) Spain
This excursion is a great way to end your NCUR 2013 experience. Be sure to sign up your entire delegation for this Friday evening of fun and entertainment that will without a doubt be one of the highlights of the conference. Stay tuned for future updates!

Cost $20, includes transportation, dinner, beverage, and international entertainment

 
Doors open at 5, serving at 5:30, event concludes at 8:30
Maximum #: 600
Registration Deadline: April 8
  

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Saturday, April 13, 2013

  • SCVNGR
SCVNGR is a game all about going places, doing challenges and earning points. The game is played from a custom app on iPhone and Android as well as via SMS. It is not a text message scavenger hunt. Instead of riddles to guide you to a place, SCVNGR concentrates on completing challenges at a particular location. Download the custom app and play along while on campus at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse as we will have custom challenge set up special for your visit. 
 Search Keyword: ncur2013
 Trek Name: NCUR 2013
  • Self-Discover La Crosse
Enclosed in your materials are several flyers from the La Crosse Visitors and Convention Bureau with free and discounted activities for you to self-explore while you are visiting La Crosse. Take the time to look through these materials and we are sure you will find something fun and exciting to discover on your own.
 
  • Mississippi River Cruise
    Step back in time to when the most popular means of travel from town to town along the Mississippi River was by riverboat. Sit back aboard the La Crosse Queen, an authentic paddlewheel river boat, and enjoy the treasures of the Mississippi River including one of the oldest swing bridges still in operation today, the wildlife and other scenic and historic sights along the Upper Mississippi River. Choose one of these 1.5- hour river cruises, which are a wonderful way to unwind after a long day. Pizza and beverages will be served for your enjoyment during the cruise.
    Cost $20, includes pizza, beverage, boat cruise and transportation
Cruise 1 -
 
Cruise 2 -
 
Depart UW-L:
12:15 p.m.
Depart UW-L:
2:15 p.m.
Cruise:
1-2:30 p.m.
Cruise:
3-4:30 p.m.
Arrive UW-L:
3 p.m.
Arrive UW-L:
5 p.m.
Maximum #:
145
Maximum #:
145

 

 
 

T-shirts

Remember your NCUR 2013 experience with a high quality short-sleeved t-shirt.
You are encouraged to order T-shirts in advance on the online registration site as there will be limited numbers and sizes available during the conference.  Advance orders need to be placed by Wednesday March 27th.
Cost:
  • $10 (small, medium, large, x-large)
  • $12 (xx-large)
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2013NCURtshirt_back
Front view of NCUR t-shirt
Back view of NCUR t-shirt
 
 
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Larger image of logo on front of t-shirt
(logo will be 2-color only)
 
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