Learning Through Research

Open Houses

NCUR 2013 at the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse

UW-La Crosse Open Houses

4-6pm, Thursday April 11th


UW-L McNair Scholars Program

Graff Main Hall, Room 106

The UW-L McNair Scholars and Staff would like to welcome all NCUR participants, but especially students, staff and faculty affiliated with TRIO programs (e.g., Student Support Services and/or the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Scholars Program) to stop by the McNair Scholars Office for light refreshments.  This is an opportunity to meet TRIO participants from across the country.  The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program is federally funded by the United States Department of Education to provide eligible students with support and preparation for graduate school.  McNair Scholars must either be low-income, first generation college students AND/OR be members of a traditionally underrepresented group in their field (usually African American, Latino/a, Native American and/or Asian Pacific Islander).  The program at UW-La Crosse began in October of 2009, and is housed in the College of Science and Health.

Archaeology and Anthropology Program

Archaeology Center Lab

The faculty and students in the archaeological studies major and anthropology minor at UW-L welcome all NCUR participants interested in archaeology, culture anthropology, physical anthropology, and/or linguistics to join us for a reception. The UW-L archaeology center contains museum displays containing archaeological collections from throughout the Midwest as well as laboratory facilities in which our students conduct analysis on a daily basis. Stop by, see our facilities, and get to know our faculty and students. We look forward to hearing about your research.


Health Professions Department (Biomechanics Research), La Crosse Institute for Movement Science (LIMS) and Physical Therapy Program

Health Science Center, Room 3061

UW-L offers a Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy.  This degree allows graduate students to participate in faculty mentored research.  NCUR participants are invited to tour the biomechanics laboratory, one of the areas of collaborative, interdisciplinary research where graduate and select undergraduate students have the opportunity to use state of the art equipment to assess human movement.  This open house will consist of highlighting the ongoing research in the program and a demonstration of technology routinely used in our laboratory to study movement.  Demonstrations will include the use of motion analysis, virtual environments/use of real-time feedback and pressure distribution measurements.  Further details on our lab are provided at http://www.uwlax.edu/pt/LIMS.htm


College of Business Administration

Cleary Alumni & Friends Center, Allen Room

The College of Business Administration (CBA) is a proud supporter of student and faculty research.  Our undergraduate and graduate (MBA) programs provide business education opportunities for students from across the state, the country, and the world.  With small class sizes and a highly qualified complement of faculty, the college offers undergraduate majors in seven disciplines.  Our MBA program accommodates both full and part-time students.  Since 1982 our graduate and undergraduate programs have been fully accredited by AACSB International, the premier accrediting agency for business schools worldwide.  In 2013, the college was awarded the national CHEA Award for Outstanding Institutional Practice in Student Learning Outcomes by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.  The CBA welcomes the NCUR participants to our campus.


Geography and Earth Science Department

Cowley Hall, Room 149 & 245

The Geography and Earth Science will host an open house highlighting the Geographic Information Science Lab (Cowley Hall 245) and Paleoenvironmental Lab (Cowley Hall 149).   Visitors will have the opportunity to examine GIS software, satellite imagery, GPS technology, ground LiDAR and laser surveying equipment, and soil cores.  


Health Education and Health Promotion Department

Cartwright Center, Room 337

The Department of Health Education and Health Promotion invite students and faculty interested in school health, community health or public health to join us for conversation and to explore options as an undergraduate or graduate student in school health, community health or public health. We offer the only school health major in the UW System and were the first in the country to have a CEPH accredited BS and MPH in Community Health Education.


Microbiology and Biology Departments

Cowley Hall, Room 301

The Departments of Biology and Microbiology invite faculty mentors and students from all disciplines in the life sciences to stop by for light refreshments and a chance to network with colleagues from around the country.  We are two separate departments that work closely together to provide exceptional opportunities to life science students.  Students benefit from the wide array of classes, numerous lab courses with an emphasis on inquiry, and outstanding undergraduate research opportunities available.  In addition to the numerous undergraduate students who graduate with degrees in Microbiology or Biology, we have a shared M.S. program with about 50 students working toward a thesis masters.  In addition to serving as a gathering place for life scientists, the open house will feature select teaching and research labs for touring.  We look forward to meeting you!


Political Science/Public Administration, History, English and Ethnic and Racial Studies Departments

Carl Wimberly Hall, 4th Floor Faculty Lounge

The students, faculty and staff of the Political Science/Public Administration, History, English and Ethnic and Racial Studies Departments would like to welcome all participants for the National Conference on Undergraduate Research.  We would like to invite everyone to a joint reception with light refreshments, and we welcome the opportunity to mingle with faculty and students in our different fields.  We hope to share information about our own respective programs and to learn about yours.  So come and join us!

Psychology Department

Graff Main Hall, Room 208

The Psychology Department at UW-L is a large active department with 22+ faculty and over 650 undergraduates and two graduate programs: School Psychology and Student Affairs Administration.  The undergraduate program promotes student engagement in fieldwork and research.  We are hosting an open house for psychology students and faculty from around the country to have a chance to meet each other.   Please stop by to spend some time relaxing and chatting with your peers from other institutions. We will play a psychology trivia game with fabulous prizes and serve light refreshments.  Don’t be shy – see you there!


 School of Arts and Communication

University Art Gallery, 1st Floor, Center for the Arts

The School of Arts and Communication consists of the departments of Art, Communication Studies, Music, and Theatre Arts.  We have approximately 65 full and part-time faculty and 438 majors across our four programs.  Our undergraduate programs promote student engagement with artistic and communicative processes as we offer students opportunities for and instruction in the expression of their own values by developing creative skills. Please join us for refreshments, good conversation, and to peruse the creative works produced by students from across the U.S. and abroad.  We look forward to seeing you!


Sociology and Criminal Justice Programs

Carl Wimberly Hall, 4th Floor Faculty Lounge

The faculty of the UW-L sociology and criminal justice programs invite students and mentors in sociology, criminology, criminal justice and social work to a reception. Please join us for light refreshments and a chance to meet students and faculty from across the country discuss their research experiences. We will also be celebrating with our 2013 Alpha Kappa Delta honor society inductees.


Student Affairs Administration Department

Morris Hall, Room 345

Using a theory to practitioner model, the mission of the Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education master's degree program is to prepare student affairs professionals with the competencies to work effectively within the complex political, economic, cultural, and social contexts of higher education.  Established in 1968, the SAA Program has over 500 alumni worldwide.  Program options include on-campus and online.  The on-campus program is a traditional small cohort program, including graduate assistantships and internships offered at UW-La Crosse, Viterbo University and Western Technical College.  The online program is for current professionals in higher education who want to advance their career.  The cohort-based design creates shared experiences from diverse perspectives.

The SAA also has a new Partnership with UW-River Falls that allows you to earn your SAA degree online while working at the UWRF campus as a graduate assistant. Come see our new office space in Room 345 Morris Hall and meet the program director, who will be happy to answer any questions you have about the program.  www.uwlax.edu/saa


Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Communication Studies, Philosophy, and International Studies

Centennial Hall, Room 4300

The Departments of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Communication Studies, Philosophy, and International Studies invite you to a celebration of research!  Meet other students and faculty working in the same field you are, share ideas, and network for future collaborations!  Join us for some gnoshes in the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies suite.