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Subject:
College students -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse -- Political activity
Radicalism -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Wisconsin State University (La Crosse) -- Students -- Political activity
Students for a Democratic Society (U.S.) -- La Crosse Chapter
Creator:
Finn, James E.
Description:
In Deccmber of 1966, Samuel G. Gates, President of Wisconsin State University -La Crosse, denied university recognition to the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). This action provoked a heated public controversy and a legal contest which culminated in a rathcr oblique judicial decision. In addition, considerable confusion existed as to the exact meaning of university policies concerning the effects of non-recognition. The text of this paper consists of an account of the various aspects of this controversy. This essay was written primarily from documents pertaining to the events described therein. This material was supplemented by conversations with various university officials in regard to interpretation of university policies toward SDS. Every effort was made to provide an objective account of the SDS controversy based on the information gathered. The findings of the study may be described as descriptions of the various positions and actions of the participants in the controversy. Because of the nature of the topic and the author's desire to provide a factual account of the events described, no attempt was made to draw inferences or conclusions concerning any aspect of the controversy.
UW-L Seminar Paper
Subject:
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Psychological aspects
Creator:
Jessesski, John T.
Description:
In counseling Viet Nam Era Veterans, (VNEV) a generalized negative attitude was apparent, concerning aspects of college life, that was not noticeable among Pre-VNEVs. A 21-item questionnaire was mailed to a 10% random sampling of VNEVs receiving the G.I. Bill at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL). 54 questionnaires were mailed to male veterans who ranged in ages from 18 to over 30. 33 questionnaires were returned by the deadline, thus constituting a 61% return. The questionnaire was designed to assess VNEV attitudes pertaining to various aspects of campus life, including fraternities, instructors, curriculum, veteran?s services, activities and various other areas with which a VNEV might come in contact. The Variables included in the questionnaire were age, grade, and marital status, interrupted college career and service and/or combat in Viet Nam. The questionnaire was further designed to measure positive or negative attitudes using a five-point scale. The VNEVs? attitudes in all areas queried were essentially neutral, with t-test scores showing significant differences among the comparison relative to only three items: G.I. Bill benefits, compulsory physical education, and adjustment to civilian life. Subject
UW-L Seminar Paper
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Subject:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse -- Students -- Research -- Periodicals
College students -- Research -- United States -- Periodicals
Journals
Mathematics
Creator:
Craker, Dana E.
Description:
Nearly fifty percent of students may lose interest in science by the third grade, and the number of students preparing for a science-related career is declining. Several factors, including gender, expected achievement and previous science experiences could influence a student’s attitude toward science. This study analyzed the attitudes toward science of students enrolled in entry-level general education courses at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in the areas of personal confidence, usefulness of the subject, perception of the subject as a male domain, and perception of the teacher’s attitude. Males were found to have more confidence than females, and females perceive science as a male domain more than men. Expected achievement and attitude toward science were shown to be strongly related. The number of science and math courses taken in high school has a direct impact on a student’s attitude toward science.
Published as part of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Journal of Undergraduate Research, Volume 9 (2006)
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Subject:
American literature--Wisconsin--La Crosse
American poetry--Wisconsin--La Crosse
College students' writings, American--Wisconsin--La Crosse
Creator:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Description:
“The Catalyst is an undergraduate publication for the UW-La Crosse community sponsored by the UW-La Crosse English Club. The publication showcases the creativity and talent in the UW-L community, publishing original prose (fiction and nonfiction), poetry, artwork, photography, videos, music, and more from UW-L students, faculty, and staff” (taken from The Catalyst website). This collection features 74 volumes of The Catalyst, prior to the journal going digital, beginning with volume 1, published in 1971, and ending with volume 29, published in 2008.
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Subject:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse -- History
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse -- Biography
Description:
Published in 1985, this booklet recaps the history of the University of Wisconsin La Crosse from a normal school for teacher education to the university it became.
Subject:
Laboratory schools -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse -- History
Wisconsin State University (La Crosse). Campus School -- History
Creator:
Seielstad, Mary Emmert
Description:
The study was concerned with the development of the Campus School of the Wisconsin State University at La Crosse, from 1871 to 1970. It was the purpose of this study to: (1) describe the establishment of the Campus School; (2) explain the function and philosophy of the Campus School; (3) recount some of the challenges that were met in building a new school; (4) describe some changes made in the curriculum through the years; (5) describe a few of the extra-curricular activities; and (6) describe events at the time of writing this paper concerning the possible closing of the school. Information for this paper was gathered from both primary and secondary sources. The primary source materials included unpublished papers of the late Emery W. Leamer, director of the school from 1925 to 1952; an interview with Alice Drake, a member of the college faculty from 1931 to 1932; interviews with Elmer Lysaker, Margaret Linfeld Annett, and Barbara Emmert Tyznik, former pupils in the Campus School; and unpublished copies of the health program established in the Campus School. Other sources included copies of the La Crosse Tribune, bulletins and catalogues of Wisconsin State University at La Crosse, and clippings from various sources which were available in the La Crosse Public Library and the archives of the Murphy Library of WSU at La Crosse. The director of the Campus School, Richard E. Rasmussen, allowed the researcher to examine copies of annual reports and other papers in his files. The laboratory schools have been an integral part of the teacher-training institutions since the first normal school was built in the United States in 1823. The Campus School of the Wisconsin State University at La Crosse was established in conjunction with the college in 1909, and was located on the first floor of the one college building. The primary purpose for its establishment, as stated in 1909, was to educate children. Its other purposes were to serve as a model school and to give student teachers a place to observe teaching demonstrations, as well as an opportunity to teach. The philosophy of the Campus School was to develop happy, well-adjusted children.
UW-L Seminar Paper
Subject:
University of Wisconsin - La Crosse -- Alumni and alumnae
University of Wisconsin - La Crosse -- History
University of Wisconsin - La Crosse. Foundation -- History
Creator:
Kennedy, Eleanor M.
Description:
This writing is intended to document certain facts relating to the intent, perpetuity, and present status of what is collectively termed "alumni affairs" on the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse campus. The years covered, 1910-1976, span the progressive stages in the life of the University -its beginning as The La Crosse State Normal School to the La Crosse State Teachers College; to the Wisconsin State College -La Crosse; then to the Wisconsin State University -La Crosse; to its present designation as the University of Wisconsin -La Crosse. It is not intended that a complete composite history of all alumni activities will be recorded or that a complete accounting of all alumni gifts to the University will be represented. The main purpose of the paper is to provide some chronological data and color that will serve as a resource for further study or exploration. Of importance is the intent to give recognition to many La Crosse Normal School, College, and University alumni and faculty for extra curricular efforts and contributions to the institution. It is further intended to demonstrate that a spirit of genuine loyalty and tradition exists on this campus -now, as in the past. Information gathered in this paper may be useful to the Alumni Office and other units having contact with alumni. Both primary and secondary sources have been employed in gathering data. The area research section of the Murphy Library has been an excellent source of information. The bound volumes of The Racquet provide a complete chronological resource. The Racquet annuals have also been helpful. Additional information has come from the alumni publications that first were published in April, 1941. This paper represents what seem to be four natural divisions or separate eras. The earliest period encompasses the first years through the mid-twenties covering the original period of growth. The second era spans the mid-twenties to the early forties. The next era encompasses the early 1940's to the mid-sixties and the final period covers 1964 to the present date, 1976.
UW-L Seminar Paper
Subject:
Reuter, H. C., 1885-1981
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse -- History
Physical education teachers -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse -- Biography
Creator:
Williams, Vera Estelle
Description:
This study is concerned with the life and contributions of Hans C. Reuter to the field of physical education at Wisconsin State University, La Crosse and in the State of Wisconsin. Through his heritage and education at the Normal College of the American Gymnastics Union, he typifies the kind of influence which the German Turners exerted on the physical education programs in this country. Hans Reuter carried the Turner philosophy to La Crosse in 1920, where it was inculcated in the teacher training program. La Crosse was the only teacher's college in the State of Wisconsin designated for the specific purpose of training physical education teachers between the years 1912-1958. Mr. Reuter was instrumental in curriculum development and teacher training at La Crosse during the formative years and continuing through the adoption of the Master Degree program. The entire aim, purpose and object of his life has been the role of a master teacher, and through the teachers he trained, his impact was felt throughout the State of Wisconsin. His influence was also felt through his publications, lectures, demonstrations, inventions and professional leadership. Hans C. Reuter, Professor Emeritus, retired in 1956 after spending sixty-six years of his life as a physical educator.
Subject:
Education, Higher -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse -- History
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse -- History
Hogue, David W.
Creator:
Skoch, Martha J.
Description:
This biographical study is concerned with the life and contributions of Dr. David W. Hogue, Dean of Student Affairs 1968-present, to the area of student affairs at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. The primary purpose of this study was to present the life and career of Dr. David W. Hogue through a combination of written, audio, and visual means. A video-tape recorded interview with Dr. Hogue, Dr. Reid Horle, Mrs. Sis Hogue, and the researcher was held in Dean Hogue's office with the assistance of the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse Audio-visual Department. Dean Hogue was graduated from Wisconsin State Teacher's College, La Crosse with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree and from the University of Wisconsin at Madison with a Master of Science degree in educational administration. In 1964, Dean Hogue completed his doctorate degree at the University of Northern Colorado. Eleven years of teaching and administrative experience provided him with a background of knowledge which he brought to the La Crosse campus in 1960. Dean David W. Hogue exemplified his genuine concern through his contributions to students and student affairs at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. For twenty-six years, Dean Hogue served the University and assisted in the growth and development of the Student Affairs Unit as well as the development and implementation of the college student personnel program.
UW-L Seminar Paper
Subject:
Public opinion --Wisconsin --La Crosse
College students, Black --Wisconsin --La Crosse --Attitudes
University of Wisconsin--La Crosse --Public opinion
University of Wisconsin--La Crosse --Students --Attitudes
Creator:
Miller, Ronald Frank
Description:
The intent of this study was to examine the perception of African American students' experiences at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse. This was a descriptive study attempting to identify students' perception of the campus environment, including student services, faculty and staff, and the La Crosse community.
UW-L Seminar Paper
Subject:
Wisconsin State University (La Crosse) -- Football -- History
Creator:
Marshall, Thomas
Description:
The purpose of this study was to trace the development of football at Wisconsin State University - La Crosse from it's conception in 1911 to the present. Records and statistics were omitted from the study due to necessary restrictions as to the length of the paper. The history of football at Wisconsin State University - La Crosse was arranged in four different phases. The first phase was involved with the period of time when the school was known as the Normal School. The second phase started when the Normal School became a State Teachers College and the third phase had it's conception when all of the teachers colleges became state colleges. The fourth and shortest phase is the period of time when the state colleges became state universities. This phase was barely touched upon because of the short existence of the state university system. This study attempted to find out why football was started, what kept it moving, and why it became the major sport that it is today at Wisconsin State University in La Crosse. The procedure that was used in the study was a narrative approach to the facts, with pertinent incidents brought in wherever necessary.
UW-L Seminar Paper
Subject:
Deans of women -- Biography
Cartwright, Edith J., 1906 -
Creator:
Mertens, Patricia A.
Description:
This biographical study is concerned with the life and contributions of Miss Edith J. Cartwright, Dean of Women 1941-1969, to the field of student personnel at Wisconsin State University, La Crosse. The primary purpose of this study was to present the life and career of Miss Edith J. Cartwright through a combination of audio and visual means. Video-tape recorded interviews with Miss Cartwright and with professional associates were held in the Television Studio, Florence Wing Communication Center, Wisconsin State University, La Crosse. Subject
UW-L Seminar Paper
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Subject:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse -- Planning
Environmental impact statements -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Education, Higher -- Environmental aspects
Creator:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Description:
Submitted pursuant to the National Policy Act of 1969, Public Law 81-190 and The Wisconsin Environmental Policy Act, Chapter 1.11(2)(C) Wis. Statutes. Letter of transmittal and availability statement inserted. Includes bibliographical references.
Author:
UW-L
Subject:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse -- Planning
Environmental impact analysis -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Subject:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse -- Students -- Research -- Periodicals
College students -- Research -- United States -- Periodicals
Journals
History
Creator:
Weihrauch, Benjamin
Description:
The goal of this project was to analyze the antiwar protest movement against the Vietnam Conflict, 1961-1975 at Wisconsin State University-La Crosse. I used primary, secondary, and oral sources to identify the power and participation of WSU-L antiwar activities, how the movement organized to promote their cause, and the challenges and opposition it faced from the conservative and/or apathetic student body, administration, and pro-war proponents. My analysis also related the WSU-L antiwar movement to trends and movements that occurred on a national scale. Analysis indicated that the consistently small but dedicated group of WSU-L antiwar protestors was nonviolent, and though students did initiate some of their own antiwar activities, most of their prominent marches, rallies, and lobbying movements ran in conjunction with national events and trends.
Published as part of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Journal of Undergraduate Research, Volume 5 (2002)
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Foundation
Subject:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse -- History
Education, Higher -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse -- History
Creator:
Gilkey, George R.
Description:
Written by long-time UWL History Professor George R. Gilkey, this historical account covers the beginning of the school through 1979.
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Subject:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse -- Students -- Research -- Periodicals
College students -- Research -- United States -- Periodicals
Journals
Sociology
Creator:
Arel, Joseph
Description:
This study is a primary data analysis of a survey administered to 182 introductory sociology students in the fall semester of 2003. Several factors influence whether or not a person will choose a computer-related field of study. Two dependent variables were used to test likelihood of entering a computer-related field of study. The first was reported likelihood of choosing a computer related field of study and the second asked if the respondent had ever considered entering a computer-related field of study. Overall findings confirm expectations and previous research. For females, whether or not they had played video games regularly was significantly related to considering a computer-related field of study.
Published as part of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Journal of Undergraduate Research, Volume 7 (2004)
Author:
Josten Company
Subject:
Harring, Roger
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse -- Football -- History
Football -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Football coaches -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Creator:
Williams, Eugene E.
Author:
Wisconsin State University (La Crosse)
Subject:
Wisconsin State University (La Crosse) -- Track and field -- History
Track and field -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse -- History
Creator:
Fischer, Hector N.
Description:
The purpose of this paper is to convey to the reader a history of men's track and field at La Crosse. The most notable reason for this study is to observe the strides forward that were made by La Crosse track teams and track athletes. A significant part of the study was the reasons for the established records and performances over the years.
Subject:
Laboratory schools -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse -- History
Wisconsin State University (La Crosse). Campus School -- History
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Campus School -- History
Creator:
Richter, Troy
Description:
File(s) 1988RICHTER.pdf (959.6Kb) Date 1988 Author Richter, Troy Metadata Show full item record The Campus School. Why would I choose to write my seminar paper on this subject? When I first attended classes in Morris Hall, I felt that the building was different in some way, yet I couldn't put my finger on it. Then a teacher told me that it once was a laboratory school for teacher education. The odd feeling about the building came back to me. I began to realize what was different about Morris Hall. It was the ankle--high bubblers, the small chairs in the library, and yes, even the urinals that didn't seem to be at the proper height. Now, images of small children racing through the hallways filled my mind. The visions of the children and my interest in education and history lead me to choose the Campus School as my subject. I could learn more about the building, the faculty, and an outdated mode of teacher education. The building that I attended classes in was about to come to life as I pursued my research. I included several means of research for this paper. I interviewed a former teacher from the Campus School, a former director of the Campus School, and a Chancellor of the university to gain insight and information on my subject. I read various newspaper articles, books, and a Masters thesis about the Campus School. Lastly, I searched through four boxes of Campus School material. Throughout my research, I continued to visualize the children attending classes. My research was interesting, however I did not find any startling information. What I did find was an excellent school and a proud faculty.
UW-L Seminar Paper
Subject:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Office of Extension Education -- History
University extension -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse -- History
Creator:
Knutson, Keith A.
Description:
This study is a review of the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Extension Education course offerings, beginning in September, 1977 and continuing through December, 1982. Courses offered through Extension Education during this time period were categorized, tabulated and evaluated in order to develop an historical perspective of Extension Education activity at UWL. Assumptions and hypotheses formulated were investigated and results explicated in relation to that research. Trends in Extension Education will be interpreted, projections for future course offerings and investigation will be reviewed, and recommendations for continued Extension Education activity will be formulated.
UW-L Seminar Paper
Author:
University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries
Subject:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse--History
Description:
The History of UW-La Crosse Collection includes resources that document the history and evolution of this campus. The collection includes published material as well as archival materials and may eventually include additional books, manuscripts, sound recordings, photographs, maps and other resources deemed important to the study of our state's university system and its campuses. The materials included in this rich and growing collection were selected by librarians, scholars, and other subject specialists.
Subject:
College students -- Health and hygiene -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
University of Wisconsin Student Health Center -- La Crosse -- History
Creator:
Berquam, L. M.
Description:
The purpose of this research was to provide a chronology of the university of Wisconsin-La Crosse Health bCenter, address the changes it has witnessed and suggest recommendations for the future of its status. the need for this research resulted from concerns pertaining to the increase in student enrollment and the budget cuts instituted for the Health Center operation. The research illustrated three era's of the Helath Center's progress, the three era's examined were 1918-1970 when the Health Center was first instituted, 1970-1978 when the Health Center was in the Grandview Building, and finally 1978-present when the Health Center was housed in the basement of Whitney Center.
UW-L Seminar Paper
Subject:
Wisconsin State University (La Crosse) -- Students
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Public opinion
Creator:
Hartman, Kristin
Author:
La Crosse Tribune
Subject:
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Newspapers
La Crosse County (Wis.) -- Newspapers
Description:
On Friday published as: The La Crosse Tribune and Leader - Press; Teachers College Anniversary Edition, "College Observes 25th Anniversary".
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Subject:
Miller, Leon Warren, 1896-1991
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse -- Athletics -- History
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Physical Education Dept -- History
Creator:
Larson, Gerald C.
Description:
Master's thesis. Leon W. Miller was considered to be the "dean" of the university faculty in rears of service to Wisconsin State University - La Crosse up until his retirement in 1967. He aided greatly in the development of the Physical Education Department's outstanding reputation tor well rounded preparedness and academic excellence. During his tenure, Mr. Miller taught and participated in almost every area. He initiated competitive tennis, coached the basketball team, initiated the Alumni Bulletin, helped in the development of the Men's Intramural Athletic Association, and served as Associate Director of the Physical Education Department.
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Subject:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse -- Students -- Research -- Periodicals
College students -- Research -- United States -- Periodicals
Journals
History
Creator:
Reckwerdt, Alexander
Description:
In 1914 Hugh Downey was an average La Crosse State Normal School (LCSNS) student, and a stoic male role model for the other men on the university's campus. Downey's first appearance in the 1914 yearbook was in the third junior class photograph. It presents the viewer with an average looking man sitting in front of his peers, but in reality this man was far from average (see Fig. 1).2 As a member of the LCSNS's eight-man basketball team, Downey helped lead them to become the champions of the Northern Inter-Normal Conference of Wisconsin (see Fig. 2).3 Handicapped with his light weight, Downey was accredited with always being filled with grit and stamina. His smooth work and quick dodging also always kept his guards guessing.4
Published as part of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Journal of Undergraduate Research, Volume 8 (2005)
Author:
La Crosse State Normal School
Subject:
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Pageants
Creator:
Howard Mumford Jones
Description:
“The Masque of Marsh and River,” was a dramatic pageant or play written by Howard Mumford Jones and presented in Myrick Park on June 8, 1915, at 8:15 p.m. by the La Crosse Normal School. It featured dancers and music. The play’s many characters were played by adults, college students, and school children in such diverse roles as “Mortals, Spirits, Swaying Reeds, Frogs, and Bats.” This booklet contains the play program, dialog, and sepia-toned photographs of the production. This is one of Jones' early works, and he later earned a Pulitzer Prize in 1965 for general non-fiction.
Subject:
African American dropouts -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
African American college students -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
University of Wisconsin--La Crosse -- Students
College dropouts -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Creator:
Bellamy, Everett
Description:
The purpose of this study was to determine nonintellectual and attitudinal variables involved in the high attrition rate of black students at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse. A questionnaire was mailed to all Black American undergraduate students and a random sample of 200 non-black undergraduates enrolled at the university fall semester, 1974, to collect biographical and attitudinal data. The total number included in the study was 34 black students and 28 non-black. The subjects were divided into four groups: black returnees, black nonreturnees, non-black nonreturnees, non-black returnees. The data obtained were tabulated and a total tally and percentages were computed for the biographical information. T-test for independent means were computed to determine if significant attitudinal differences existed between the four groups. The results indicated some significant biographical differences exist between black returnees and black non-returnees. However, no significant attitudinal differences were found between the two groups. Statistically significant differences were noted for 13 of the 21 attitudinal items when comparing black students with non-black students. Subject
UW-L Seminar Paper
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Description:
Brenda Lauderdale was born in Alabama, but spent most of her childhood in the Chicago area. She came to La Crosse for college. Lauderdale mostly discusses growing up in housing projects in Chicago in the 1950s and her family life. In 1975, Lauderdale enrolled in UWL, and some of her interview focuses on anti-Black racism and discrimination in La Crosse and at UWL.
Tape 2
Description:
Charles Conrad was a La Crosse area resident for his whole life, born in the late 1800s and growing up on a farm just outside of the city. In his interview, he discusses subjects like: his ancestry, Indigenous peoples, education, family life, working at a saw mill and grocery store, religion, movie theaters, the Red light district, Prohibition, clamming, the Klu Klux Klan (KKK), Black families, racism, early doctors and home remedies, and the Great Depression.
Tape 2
Tape 3
Tape 4
Tape 5
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Gershon, Ernest -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
Description:
Ernest Gershon discusses attending the Phy. Ed. program at UWL in the mid-1900s. He speaks about being involved with gymnastics, dance, track and field, taking classes with Hans Reuter, and Reuter's impact on the university. Gershon also discusses gender roles in sports education.
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Gautsch, Floyd -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
Physical education and training -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Physical education teachers -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Description:
Floyd Gautsch discusses attending the Phy. Ed. program at UWL in the mid-1900s. He speaks about being a student athlete, taking classes with Hans Reuter, and Reuter's impact on the university.
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Purcell, Gene P -- Interviews
WLSU (Radio station : La Crosse, Wis.)
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Radio -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse -- History
Radio stations -- Employees
Radio producers and directors -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Public radio -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Description:
00:00:40 -- Introduction to radio, 1972
00:02:17 -- machines replace disc jockeys
00:03:32 -- Note: explicit language
00:03:45 -- Changes in La Crosse radio
00:15:10 -- Corporations bring in own radio disc jockeys
00:18:25 -- Return to La Crosse radio, 1986
00:20:25 -- Development of the La Crosse University station
00:22:43 -- Local artists' involvement with radio
00:24:03 -- New artists' and radio air time
00:26:10 -- Funding
00:30:16 -- Public radio audience
00:31:06 -- Note: Unintelligible question
00:33:37 -- Pirate radio stations
00:34:46 -- Public radio vs. commercial radio
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Nevers, John -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
Description:
00:00:01 -- Nevers, background, 1938
00:00:58 -- Nevers, opinion of Hans Reuter
00:01:53 -- Reuter, student interactions
00:03:25 -- Reuter, class discipline
00:04:05 -- Reuter, strict grading
00:05:34 -- Reuter, demonstrations
00:07:55 -- Reuter, athletics and coaching
00:08:54 -- Student teaching program
00:10:01 -- Reuter, local and state involvement
00:11:54 -- Reuter, strengths and weaknesses
00:12:48 -- Reuter, gymnastics fundamentals
00:14:13 -- Dance classes
00:14:42 -- Reuter, inventions
00:15:46 -- Reuter, staff opinions
00:16:38 -- Marching tactics class
00:18:50 -- Reuter, teaching philosophy
00:21:18 -- Adapting to changes in the field
00:24:32 -- Reuter, Phi Epsilon Kappa involvement
00:25:50 -- Dance, gender roles
00:27:11 -- Reuter, using techniques in public schools
00:28:39 -- Reuter, comparing to other professors
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Gilbertson, John P. -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
Postal service -- Employees
Postal service -- History
Letter carriers -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Postmasters -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Recreation -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Social life and customs
Description:
Tape 1 of 4. 00:00:40 -- Family history, immigration from Norway
00:01:20 -- Saw mills, family occupation
00:04:00 -- Railways, Coon Valley, 1900s
00:07:00 -- Ford Motor Company, Coon Valley
00:8:45 -- Postal worker, 1910s
00:11:00 -- Earliest memories, La Crosse
00:12:45 -- Father's occupation, blacksmith
00:13:30 -- Reasons for immigration to the U.S., family in La Crosse
00:16:15 -- Family income and standard of living
00:18:00 -- Boyhood, La Crosse
00:20:45 -- Popular attractions, La Crosse
00:25:15 -- The Great Depression, local strain
00:28:30 -- Recreation activities, steamboat river rides and dances
00:31:10 -- La Crosse fair
00:32:15 -- Grade school
00:33:50 -- Farm technologies, horse and buggy, outhouses
00:36:20 -- Newspaper delivery, press industry
00:37:45 -- Memorable teachers
00:41:45 -- Business college vs. public schooling
00:43:45 -- La Crosse Tribune, postmaster
00:47:30 -- Quality of education, Tomah business college
00:53:00 -- Progressive ideals, business college
00:54:00 -- Circus acts, La Crosse
00:57:15 -- Segregation, Native Americans
**00:56:30 to 00:58:45 bad audio quality
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Gilbertson, John P. -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
Postal service -- Employees
Postal service -- History
Letter carriers -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Postmasters -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Recreation -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Social life and customs
Description:
Tape 2 of 4.
00:00:30 -- Barley Brewery
00:02:20 -- Community disrespect of Native Americans
00:05:45 -- Family farm, Retreat, WI, 1909
00:08:00 -- Community diversity, La Crosse
00:11:30 -- Local opinions of race
00:14:30 -- Interracial marriage
00:18:15 -- River and lumber industry, crime associations
00:19:20 -- Goosetown, criminal reputation
00:20:30 -- Police and courts system, La Crosse
00:23:50 -- "Body houses", wine rooms
00:25:25 -- Gambling houses
00:30:35 -- City gambling policies
00:32:30 -- Anti-German sentiments, World War One, 1914-1918
00:40:00 -- Local business owners; saw mills, breweries, electrical, etc.
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Gilbertson, John P. -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
Postal service -- Employees
Postal service -- History
Letter carriers -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Postmasters -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Recreation -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Social life and customs
Description:
Tape 3 of 4.
00:00:15 -- First automobiles, La Crosse
00:01:50 -- Horse and buggy, restrictions and popularity
00:08:00 -- Local business competitors
00:11:50 -- Presidential influence on local economy, President McKinley to President Theodore Roosevelt
00:13:15 -- Development of University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
00:15:30 -- La Crosse Normal School
00:19:40 -- Horse and buggy racing, West avenue, La Crosse
00:23:00 -- Hoeschler family, drug store and realtor business
00:33:30 -- Post office experiences, interactions with the community members
00:41:15 -- La Crosse Clinic, Dr. Gunderson
00:46:40 -- Smith family, local businesses
00:55:00 -- Postmaster general and political views
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Gilbertson, John P. -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
Postal service -- Employees
Postal service -- History
Letter carriers -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Postmasters -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Recreation -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Social life and customs
Description:
Tape 4 of 4.
00:00:30 -- History of the post office, 1844 to 1971
00:02:15 -- La Crosse Historical Society, 1889
00:05:00 -- Postmaster General, duties and protocol
00:08:20 -- First building in La Crosse, Myrick building, 1842
00:09:00 -- Opinions of privatized post office
00:14:00 -- Post office catalogs, security methods
00:22:00 -- Family occupations, plumbing
00:24:30 -- Community politics, goals of local politicians
00:34:20 -- Advertising at the post office
00:37:45 -- Influential community members
00:39:40 -- Inflation effects, La Crosse
00:41:20 -- City Hall meetings, progressive ideals
00:42:00 -- Presidential visits, Theodore Roosevelt and William Taft
00:43:00 -- Attempted assassination, Theodore Roosevelt
00:47:15 -- The Great Depression, pay cuts, suicides, soup lines
00:51:50 -- Corruption in police force
00:53:20 -- Feelings towards Jewish people and culture
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Miller, Leon Warren, 1896-1991 -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
Athletics -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Athletic directors -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Description:
00:00:23 -- Expansion, Physical Education program
00:02:07 -- Typical school day
00:03:43 -- Philosophy, Physical education
00:05:01 -- Reuter's teaching background
00:06:33 -- UWL Athletic Committee, Reuter's impact
00:08:40 -- Miller's student experience
00:09:55 -- Miller's teaching experience
00:12:26 --Reuter, relationship with staff members
00:15:40 -- Program additions and removals
00:18:59 -- UWL's physical education program
00:20:50 -- Specialized staff members
00:22:53 -- Hans Reuter, public school impact
00:25:01 -- Creating uniform curriculum
00:25:21 -- Student-teaching observation
00:27:30 -- State influence
00:29:15 -- Critics of Hans Reuter
00:32:32 -- Staff animosity
00:33:54 -- Hans Reuter, teaching methods
00:34:50 -- Inventions
00:37:43 -- Administration changes
00:38:49 -- Reuter's education
00:40:01 -- State and national level, Reuter's impact
Description:
Myer Katz (b.1910 - d.1993) grew up in La Crosse in a Jewish family. He would later become a prominent local La Crosse historian. In his interview, he mostly covers topics about his family heritage. The subjects include local Jewish history and immigration, Judaism, family customs and practices, antisemitism, education experiences, and general Jewish history.
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Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Jorgenson, Ole -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
Description:
Ole Jorgenson attended the La Crosse Normal School (now UWL) and was enrolled in the Physical Education program there. For much of this interview, Jorgeson discusses Hans Reuter, who was instrumental in creating a nationally-renowned Phy. Ed. program that continues today at UWL. Jorgeson also touches on topics like student life in the 1920s and the post-WWI era.
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Winter, Oscar -- Interviews
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse -- History
Neighborhoods -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Social life and customs
United States -- History -- 1945-1953
United States -- History -- 1953-1961
Description:
Winter discusses his life in La Crosse, Wisconsin. He focuses on his recollections of the area that became overtaken by the expanding University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. He also describes neighborhood life and social practices.
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Hackner, Robert B. -- Interviews
Architects and housing developers -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Public housing -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Social life and customs
United States -- History -- 1945-1953
United States -- History -- 1953-1961
Description:
Hackner discusses his life in La Crosse, Wisconsin, where he became an architect's apprentice and after establishing his own business in 1953, worked on commercial and residential buildings. He details his involvement in the development of the first public housing projects in La Crosse in 1957 and also discusses La Crosse architectural developments in the 1950s.
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Collins, Terrance -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse -- Alumni and alumnae
Wisconsin State University (La Crosse)
Description:
Tape 1 of 2. 00:00:00 -- Education, political science
00:03:05 -- Spanish teachers
00:05:40 -- Lawyer, University of Wisconsin -- La Crosse Foundation
00:06:40 -- Family ancestry
00:12:30 -- Employment, family
00:15:58 -- Logan Neighborhood
00:16:55 -- Heritage Preservation Commission, Goddard Hotel
00:19:20 -- Northside depot, beanery
00:22:15 -- Family, children
00:23:55 -- Childhood
00:25:42 -- Church, Catholicism
00:32:20 -- Conduct problems, high school
00:34:20 -- United States Air Force, Turkey
00:38:00 -- Reading, leisure
00:42:45 -- Richard C. Collins, brother
00:45:30 -- College, University of Wisconsin -- La Crosse
00:53:50 -- Wife
00:56:30 -- Professors
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Collins, Terrance -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse -- Alumni and alumnae
Wisconsin State University (La Crosse)
Description:
Tape 2 of 2.
00:00:00 -- Veterans, college
00:02:30 -- Vietnam War, 1961-1975, protest
00:05:45 -- Drug culture
00:08:30 -- Curt Reithel, foreign policy
00:13:30 -- Professionalism
00:20:38 -- Law school
00:22:30 -- Wisconsin State Assembly, 95th assembly district
00:28:40 -- Paul Offner, politician
00:36:55 -- Employment, lawyer
00:40:20 -- Ed Nix, municipal judge
00:43:50 -- Family, daughters
00:47:50 -- Self-reflection, education, thoughts
00:51:45 -- Philip Schuth
00:58:00 -- Real estate, development
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Rasmusen, Viggo B -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
Graff, Maurice Otto, 1907- -- Interviews
Mitchell, Rexford Samuel -- Interviews
Gates, Samuel G -- Interviews
Wittich, Walter A. (Walter Arno), 1910- -- Interviews
Steinhoff, G. Lester -- Interviews
Wisconsin State Teachers College (La Crosse)
Wisconsin State College (La Crosse)
Wisconsin State University (La Crosse)
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Universities and colleges -- Administration -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Instructional materials centers -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Student publications -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Audio-visual education -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Racquet (La Crosse, Wis.)
Description:
Rasmusen talks of his early years in Withee, Wisconsin, college days at River Falls, and a distinguished career in education. He describes his experiences in setting up and developing the audio visual department, including the film library. He discusses university administrators and faculty including Gates, Mitchell, Lindner, Wittich, Graff and Steinhoff. Topics also discussed include: Rasmussen family, ancestry -- Family, immigration, Denmark to America, early 1900s -- Parents, first impressions of America -- Language barriers --Father, farming, Withee, Wisconsin--Occupations, siblings--Family dynamics--Earliest memories--Appendix injury -- Surgeries, infections--Father, memories of--Viggo name meaning--Religion, church attendance--Education, favorite teachers--Education, math and science--Athletics, basketball and baseball--College jobs, pharmacy work, UW-River Falls, 1936--Employment, teaching, Minong, Wisconsin--Teaching contracts, Athens, Wisconsin--Trip to Milwaukee, draft physical, late 1930s--Milwaukee, impressions of--Returning to college--Great Depression (1929-1939), effects of-Family income--Social activities--Barn dances--Baseball team--Pharmacy, impressions of--Brothers, education--Memories, drug store--River Falls, favorite professors/coworkers, 1936--Chemistry classes, stories--Social Studies minor--Attending River Falls, 1936--Teaching, changing majors--Recreation, college.
00:00:30 -- Rasmussen family, ancestry
00:02:26 -- Family, immigration, Denmark to America, early 1900s
00:03:33 -- Parents, first impressions of America
00:04:14 -- Language barriers
00:05:23 -- Father, farming, Withee, Wisconsin
00:06:05 -- Occupations, siblings
00:08:15 -- Family dynamics
00:09:21 -- Earliest memories
00:10:07 -- Appendix injury
00:11:50 --Surgeries, infections
00:12:49 -- Father, memories of
00:14:40 -- Viggo name meaning
00:16:05 -- Religion, church attendance
00:17:56 -- Education, favorite teachers
00:20:02 -- Education, math and science
00:22:22 -- Athletics, basketball and baseball
00:24:18 -- College jobs, pharmacy work, UW-River Falls, 1936
00:25:49 -- Employment, teaching, Minong, Wisconsin
00:29:13 -- Teaching contracts, Athens, Wisconsin
00:30:02 -- Trip to Milwaukee, draft physical, late 1930s
00:31:38 -- Milwaukee, impressions of
00:32:41 -- Returning to college
00:33:35 -- Great Depression (1929-1939), effects of
00:34:59 -- Family income
00:37:17 -- Social activities
00:38:38 -- Barn dances
00:40:33 -- Baseball team
00:43:07 -- Pharmacy, impressions of
00:44:00 -- Brothers, education
00:48:00 -- Memories, drug store
00:50:45 -- River Falls, favorite professors/coworkers, 1936
00:51:15 -- Chemistry classes, stories
00:53:24 -- Social Studies minor
00:57:21 -- Attending River Falls, 1936
00:58:00 -- Teaching, changing majors
00:59:13 -- Recreation, college
Tape 1 of 5.
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Rasmusen, Viggo B -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
Graff, Maurice Otto, 1907- -- Interviews
Mitchell, Rexford Samuel -- Interviews
Gates, Samuel G -- Interviews
Wittich, Walter A. (Walter Arno), 1910- -- Interviews
Steinhoff, G. Lester -- Interviews
Wisconsin State Teachers College (La Crosse)
Wisconsin State College (La Crosse)
Wisconsin State University (La Crosse)
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Universities and colleges -- Administration -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Instructional materials centers -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Student publications -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Audio-visual education -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Racquet (La Crosse, Wis.)
Description:
Rasmusen talks of his early years in Withee, Wisconsin, college days at River Falls, and a distinguished career in education. He describes his experiences in setting up and developing the audio visual department, including the film library. He discusses university administrators and faculty including Gates, Mitchell, Lindner, Wittich, Graff and Steinhoff. Topics also discussed include: Alcohol prices, late 1930s--Segregated housing, 1930s--College, course rigor, UW-River Falls -- Extracurriculars, public speaking--Peer discussion--Politics, Franklin D. Roosevelt Administration (1933-1945)--Notable people in the community, River Falls--Positive college experience--First teaching job-- Teaching, qualifications--Technology in the classroom, new media, 1940s--College of Education, La Crosse--School involvement, Minong, Wisconsin--Financial situation--Teaching, students--Coaching, refereeing--Teaching, faculty, Minong, WI--Teaching salary, Center, WI--Students, impressions of--Student reunions--Administrative role--University of Wisconsin Madison, master's degree--Working with faculty-- Administration, difficulties--Discipline--Discipline procedures--Physical altercations--Administration, pressures of--Community, pressures of--Administrative mistakes, inexperience, learn-by-doing-- Administrative salary--Controversy, church membership, switching to Methodist--Social function-- Marriage, Maddie, wedding story--Tough conditions, working--Wife, Maddie, characteristics-- Legacy, points of pride.
00:00:45 -- Alcohol prices, late 1930s
00:01:09 -- Segregated housing, 1930s
00:02:15 -- College, course rigor, UW-River Falls
00:04:35 -- Extracurriculars, public speaking
00:05:59 -- Peer discussions
00:06:41 -- Politics, Franklin D. Roosevelt Administration (1933-1945)
00:11:15 -- Notable people in the community, River Falls
00:14:02 -- Positive college experience
00:16:38 -- First teaching job
00:17:59 -- Teaching, qualifications
00:20:20 -- Technology in the classroom, new media, 1940s
00:20:57 -- College of Education, La Crosse
00:21:30 -- School involvement, Minong, Wisconsin
00:22:20 -- Financial situation
00:24:08 -- Teaching, students
00:26:40 -- Coaching, refereeing
00:27:57 -- Teaching, faculty, Minong, WI
00:29:27 -- Teaching salary, Center, WI
00:31:24 -- Students, impressions of
00:32:00 -- Student reunions
00:35:33 -- Administrative role
00:36:25 -- University of Wisconsin Madison, master's degree
00:38:20 -- Working with faculty
00:39:42 -- Administration, difficulties
00:40:42 -- Discipline
00:41:29 -- Discipline procedures
00:43:49 -- Physical altercations
00:44:53 -- Administration, pressures of
00:45:41 -- Community, pressures of
00:47:38 -- Administrative mistakes, inexperience, learn-by-doing
00:50:25 -- Administrative salary
00:51:58 -- Controversy, church membership, switching to Methodist
00:53:08 -- Social functions
00:54:24 -- Marriage, Maddie, wedding story
00:55:22 -- Tough conditions, working
00:56:08 -- Wife, Maddie, characteristics
00:57:02 -- Legacy, points of pride
Tape 2 of 5.
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Rasmusen, Viggo B -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
Graff, Maurice Otto, 1907- -- Interviews
Mitchell, Rexford Samuel -- Interviews
Gates, Samuel G -- Interviews
Wittich, Walter A. (Walter Arno), 1910- -- Interviews
Steinhoff, G. Lester -- Interviews
Wisconsin State Teachers College (La Crosse)
Wisconsin State College (La Crosse)
Wisconsin State University (La Crosse)
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Universities and colleges -- Administration -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Instructional materials centers -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Student publications -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Audio-visual education -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Racquet (La Crosse, Wis.)
Description:
Rasmusen talks of his early years in Withee, Wisconsin, college days at River Falls, and a distinguished career in education. He describes his experiences in setting up and developing the audio visual department, including the film library. He discusses university administrators and faculty including Gates, Mitchell, Lindner, Wittich, Graff and Steinhoff. Topics also discussed include: Teaching, coaching salaries--Spencer, Wisconsin--Job interview, hiring process--New school, bigger problems -- Higher demands, responsibilities--Marquette University, summer courses, Physical Chemistry-- Audiovisual course, UW-Madison, Walter Wittich relationship--Technology in classrooms--University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, technology and media--Technology, cost of--Notable professors, UW--Madison-- Graduate school experience, UW-Madison--New job, Athens, Wisconsin--Athens, town description-- Teaching, coaching, administrative roles, Athens, WI--Athens, career highlights--Bus accident, controversy, community support--Greenwood, WI job offering--Coaching story--Greenwood, WI, move to--Greenwood, WI poor experience--Job offering, La Crosse, physics--Job acceptance, La Crosse--Student interactions, La Crosse--Resigning, leaving schools--Athens, student discipline--Classroom visits--La Crosse, first impressions--Housing difficulties--Chancellor Rexford Mitchell (1939-1966), opinions of--La Crosse campus, first impressions--Faculty first impressions--Job interview, questions--Maddie, impressions of La Crosse--Teaching, college level--Coaching, baseball--Baseball rivalries--Traveling baseball team story-- Team's success, conference champions--Athletic association, board member--Athletic treasurer, chairmen--The Racquet, student newspaper sponsor--Athletics, Walter Wittich, other board members-- Athletics, faculty attitudes--Athletics, board meetings--Coaching staff, interactions -- Faculty meetings, coaching, ROTC.
00:00:08 -- Teaching, coaching salaries 00:01:23 -- Spencer, Wisconsin
00:01:46 -- Job interview, hiring process
00:03:52 -- New school, bigger problems
00:05:30 -- Higher demands, responsibilities
00:06:26 -- Marquette University, summer courses, Physical Chemistry
00:08:44 -- Audiovisual course, UW-Madison, Walter Wittich relationship
00:11:14 -- Technology in classrooms
00:12:04 -- University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, technology and media
00:13:09 -- Technology, cost of
00:17:28 -- Notable professors, UW--Madison
00:18:48 -- Graduate school experience, UW-Madison
00:20:15 -- New job, Athens, Wisconsin
00:21:03 -- Athens, town description
00:21:43 -- Teaching, coaching, administrative roles, Athens, WI
00:22:56 -- Athens, career highlights
00:23:50 -- Bus accident, controversy, community support
00:25:03 -- Greenwood, WI job offering
00:26:00 -- Coaching story
00:27:18 -- Greenwood, WI, move to
00:28:00 -- Greenwood, WI poor experience
00:29:01 -- Job offering, La Crosse, physics
00:31:40 -- Job acceptance, La Crosse
00:32:11 -- Student interactions, La Crosse
00:33:02 -- Resigning, leaving schools
00:34:11 -- Athens, student discipline
00:35:02 -- Classroom visits
00:36:08 -- La Crosse, first impressions
00:36:40 -- Housing difficulties
00:38:40 -- Chancellor Rexford Mitchell (1939-1966), opinions of
00:39:27 -- La Crosse campus, first impressions
00:40:07 -- Faculty first impressions
00:41:05 -- Job interview, questions
00:42:38 -- Maddie, impressions of La Crosse
00:43:13 -- Teaching, college level
00:45:11 -- Coaching, baseball
00:46:00 -- Baseball rivalries
00:46:18 -- Traveling baseball team story
00:49:24 -- Team's success, conference champions
00:50:20 -- Athletic association, board member
00:51:34 -- Athletic treasurer, chairmen
00:52:22 -- The Racquet, student newspaper sponsor
00:54:01 -- Athletics, Walter Wittich, other board members
00:55:00 -- Athletics, faculty attitudes
00:56:57 -- Athletics, board meetings
00:58:27 -- Coaching staff, interactions
01:01:05 -- Faculty meetings, coaching, ROTC
Tape 3 of 5.
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Rasmusen, Viggo B -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
Graff, Maurice Otto, 1907- -- Interviews
Mitchell, Rexford Samuel -- Interviews
Gates, Samuel G -- Interviews
Wittich, Walter A. (Walter Arno), 1910- -- Interviews
Steinhoff, G. Lester -- Interviews
Wisconsin State Teachers College (La Crosse)
Wisconsin State College (La Crosse)
Wisconsin State University (La Crosse)
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Universities and colleges -- Administration -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Instructional materials centers -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Student publications -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Audio-visual education -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Racquet (La Crosse, Wis.)
Description:
Rasmusen talks of his early years in Withee, Wisconsin, college days at River Falls, and a distinguished career in education. He describes his experiences in setting up and developing the audio visual department, including the film library. He discusses university administrators and faculty including Gates, Mitchell, Lindner, Wittich, Graff and Steinhoff. Topics also discussed include: Notable colleagues, math department--Audiovisual career, beginnings--Audiovisual, teaching--Building audiovisual department--Audiovisual department, difficulties--Credibility--Staff/tenure voting story-- Controversy, staff tensions--Voting results, opinions of--Following procedures/laws--Legal advice-- Accusations laid to rest--Faculty, ill feelings/support--Possible law suit--Film library, La Crosse--Film library, lack of funding--Film library, success--Film library, debt--Film orders/demands--UW-Madison relationship-- Televison courses, national recognition--Competition, major universities--Audiovisual career, reflection-- Staff appreciation--Film libraries, other institutions--Budget establishment--Leave of absence, tension-- Chancellor Samuel Gates (1966-1971), opinions of--Students for a Democratic Society (SD)S policy--The Raquet, Student newspaper problems--Community influence.
00:00:08 -- Notable colleagues, math department
00:01:29 -- Audiovisual career, beginnings
00:04:25 -- Audiovisual, teaching
00:05:50 -- Building audiovisual department
00:08:15 -- Audiovisual department, difficulties
00:09:03 -- Credibility
00:11:47 -- Staff/tenure voting story
00:15:48 -- Controversy, staff tensions
00:16:53 -- Voting results, opinions of
00:19:05 -- Following procedures/laws
00:19:44 -- Legal advice
00:21:15 -- Accusations laid to rest
0:21:52 -- Faculty, ill feelings/support
00:24:52 -- Possible law suit
00:26:11 -- Film library, La Crosse
00:29:02 -- Film library, lack of funding
00:30:20 -- Film library, success
00:31:36 -- Film library, debt
00:32:07 -- Film orders/demands
00:34:02 -- UW-Madison relationship
00:36:11 -- Televison courses, national recognition
00:37:55 -- Competition, major universities
00:38:24 -- Audiovisual career, reflection
00:41:40 -- Staff appreciation
00:43:35 -- Film libraries, other institutions
00:44:52 -- Budget establishment
00:47:28 -- Leave of absence, tension
00:48:57 -- Chancellor Samuel Gates (1966-1971), opinions of
00:53:55 -- Students for a Democratic Society (SD)S policy
00:55:44 -- The Raquet, Student newspaper problems
00:57:00 -- Community influence
Tape 4 of 5.
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Rasmusen, Viggo B -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
Graff, Maurice Otto, 1907- -- Interviews
Mitchell, Rexford Samuel -- Interviews
Gates, Samuel G -- Interviews
Wittich, Walter A. (Walter Arno), 1910- -- Interviews
Steinhoff, G. Lester -- Interviews
Wisconsin State Teachers College (La Crosse)
Wisconsin State College (La Crosse)
Wisconsin State University (La Crosse)
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Universities and colleges -- Administration -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Instructional materials centers -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Student publications -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Audio-visual education -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Racquet (La Crosse, Wis.)
Description:
Rasmussen talks of his early years in Withee, Wisconsin, college days at River Falls, and a distinguished career in education. He describes his experiences in setting up and developing the audio visual department, including the film library. He discusses university administrators and faculty including Gates, Mitchell, Lindner, Wittich, Graff and Steinhoff. Topics also discussed include: Chancellor Kenneth Lindner (1971-1979), relationship--Faculty merit evaluations--Student evaluations-- Lindner, power struggles--Department dynamics--Audiovisual department, reservations--Program growth, management--Program changes, betterment--Retirement, alumni involvement--UW-La Crosse appreciation--Rasmusen, contributions--Rasmussen, university replacement--Conclusions.
00:00:13 -- Chancellor Kenneth Lindner (1971-1979), relationship
00:03:02 -- Faculty merit evaluations
00:04:40 -- Student evaluations
00:06:51 -- Lindner, power struggles
00:08:38 -- Department dynamics
00:09:43 -- Audiovisual department, reservations
00:12:01 -- Program growth, management
00:14:30 -- Program changes, betterment
00:15:37 -- Retirement, alumni involvement
00:16:13 -- UW-La Crosse appreciation
00:17:00 -- Rasmussen, contributions
00:18:40 -- Rasmussen, university replacement
00:19:24 -- Conclusions
Tape 5 of 5.
Subject:
Vietnam War, 1961-1975, Social aspects
Vietnam War, 1961-1975, Protests movements
Wisconsin State University (La Crosse)-History
Student movements, Wisconsin
Creator:
Kenneth, Robert C.
Description:
As events and the people affecting them fade into the past, images often become blurred, ideas and emotions lose currency and depth. It is History's role to somehow capture the essences of a moment and preserve them as faithfully and objectively as possible. So often the happenings of our world are relegated to the "dustbins of history" before each variant facet is explored and recorded. Spans of hundredsor even thousands of years are constricted within terms such as "epoch", "era" or "period", and thus important data become forgotten -- or worse, only cursorily examined. In many vital ways, local history corrects the error, fills the gap and clarifies the ambiguity. This paper is an attempt at local history.
UW-L Seminar Paper
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Subject:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse--Periodicals
Student newspapers and periodicals--Wisconsin-La Crosse
Creator:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Description:
The Racquet Newspaper Collection contains over 2,300 issues of this publication. Originally published by the La Crosse Normal School beginning in 1910, this student newspaper has stood the test of time, as it remains a paper publication on campus to this day. Written by the students and for the students for over 100 years, this collection provides unique insight into the ever-changing student population, as well as students' reactions and interpretations to local, national, and global events over the past century. New issues are added on an annual basis.
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Subject:
School yearbooks--Wisconsin--La Crosse
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse--Students--Yearbooks
Wisconsin. State Normal School (La Crosse)--Students--Yearbooks
Creator:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Description:
Covering the years from 1911 through the final volume published in 1990, this collection contains 79 UWL yearbooks. Containing photographs of student life, as well as various events over the years, these yearbooks are a valuable resource for historians, researchers, and alumni, alike.
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Foundation
Subject:
Wisconsin State University (La Crosse). Campus School
Elementary schools -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Creator:
Hessel, Susan T.
Description:
Recollections derives from the memories of students and teachers of the Campus School at the University of Wisconsin-L aCrosse. The idea of this colorful volume featuring those memories emerged from an initial proposal to hold a reunion of those whose remembrances, spanning several decades, make up the story of that school and its predecessors. The Campus School, or Training School, operated on the UW-La Crosse campus from 1909-1973. The School's mission was to provide practice and supervised operation for teacher training candidates and to teach children from kindergarten through 9th grade. Written by Susan Hessel, this 140 page history of the Schools contains many personal reminiscences. In addition, it includes a timeline, a list of faculty, index, and numerous photographs.
Subject:
Individualized instruction
Wisconsin State University (La Crosse) -- Campus School
Arithmetic -- Study and teaching (Elementary)
Creator:
Johnson, Alta Verl Mackey
Description:
This was an experiment in individualizing arithmetic to (1) identify problems involved, (2) to measure children's progress, and (3) to arrive at some conclusions concerning the value of individualizinig instruction in arithmetic. The experiment was carried out with the Fifth Grade at Campus School at Wisconsin State University. An achievement test was given before and after the experiment. Records were kept by the children and teacher. During the seven months of the experiment the mean grade equivalent changed from 5.7 to 6.9. The range of difference among the twenty-siX children decreased.
UW-L Seminar Paper
Author:
Wisconsin State College (La Crosse)
Subject:
Indian clubs
Creator:
Donnell, Samuel
Description:
Hans Reuter, physical education teacher at Wisconsin State College (La Crosse) for 36 years, demonstrates the use of Indian clubs in 1968.
"Dr. McLellan"--Disc label.; Title from disc label.; Narrator, John Jenks.
1 film reel (25 min.) : sound ; 16 mm; 1 videodisc (DVD) (25 min.) : sound ; 4 3/4 in.
Subject:
Wisconsin State University (La Crosse) -- Students -- Attitudes
Racism -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
African American students -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse -- Attitudes
Creator:
McLoone, Robert M.
Description:
This paper was intended to determine whether or not the problems of discrimination and lack of social activities are perceived by Black students on the WSU-La Crosse campus. The findings in this study were supoorted by related studies, as well as by writings of various Black educators and students. The subjects for the study were the 44 Black students on La Crosse campus during the 1971 Spring Semester. A questionnaire was used to obtain the data. It contained forced choice, multiple choice, and open-ended questions. The thirty-nine questions were designed to acquire data on personal background and on social and academic lives of Blacks at this university. After the data were gathered, the responses were tabulated, and percentages of students responding to each alternative on the questionnaire were computed. The results of the study indicate that discrimination is perceived by Blacks and that their social activities are also somewhat impaired. The results, however, are tenuous because of the small number who responded to the questionnaire.
UW-L Seminar Paper
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Subject:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse -- African American students -- Attitudes
Student activities -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
African American students -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Creator:
Henry, Philip N.
Description:
A seminar paper for a masters of science. The intent of this study was to examine the attitudes of black students at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse toward student activities. The investigation was conducted during the spring semester of the 1975-76 academic year.
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Subject:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse -- Students -- Research -- Periodicals
College students -- Research -- United States -- Periodicals
Journals
Mathematics
Creator:
Bazett-Jones, David M.
Wigdahl, Courtney
Description:
UW-La Crosse offers many unique opportunities for students in every field. Undergraduate Research (UR) is one such opportunity at UW-L, as few other universities offer these experiences to the same extent. Through UR, students can gain practical experience in their respective fields and learn how to apply classroom knowledge to real-world situations. Recently, the importance of UR was illustrated through the allocation of funds from differential tuition. Many students have benefited from participation in UR and it is important to understand its effect here at UW-L to help students reach their full potential. Although there has been an increased concentration and emphasis put on UR, it is not known at what levels students are informed, participate, and perceive these opportunities. The population of study was the undergraduate student body of UW-L, which consists of 8002 undergraduates. It is important to know how many students are aware of these opportunities and to what level they are informed. Student perceptions may also give helpful insight into making improvements to existing programs and reaching more students. The purpose of this study was to gather information about student informedness, participation and perceptions of UR at UW-L. More specifically, we wished to estimate the average level of awareness on a 0 to 5 scale (0 being least aware, 5 being most aware). We were also interested in the proportion of students that have performed UR, as well as the proportion of students that have a positive view of UR versus those that have a negative view. There were three main subpopulations of interest, categorized by year in school (by credit number), college, and by year in school within each college. By looking at year in school, we can see if there is an age and/or exposure influence. Presumably, if students have more college experience, they will more than likely be more aware of UR opportunities on campus. As older students begin to look past their undergraduate years, they may be interested in gaining research experience to make them more competitive in the job market or when applying to graduate school. Concurrently, freshmen will have less exposure to UR opportunities, thus being less informed. A student’s college affiliation may also affect the variables of interest. Students in the College of Science and Allied Health (SAH) may be more inclined to participate in UR than those in the College of Business and Administration (CBA) due to their respective curricula. There could be increased opportunities or advertising for research positions in a certain college, raising awareness and/or interest in these experiences. The combination of year in school by each college will give the most detailed information. It will allow us to look at age groups within the colleges to determine specifically what levels of interest, awareness, and participation are found for each group. For example, if freshmen in the College of Liberal Studies (CLS) have the lowest awareness but high interest, then administration can focus on getting those students involved in UR.
Published as part of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Journal of Undergraduate Research, Volume 7 (2004)
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Subject:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse -- Students -- Research -- Periodicals
College students -- Research -- United States -- Periodicals
Journals
History
Creator:
Schuster, Andrea
Waldbillig, Kelly
Zahorik, Jessica
Description:
The primary goal of the research was to complete the oral history of the UW-La Crosse Health Education and Health Promotion (HEHP) Department and house it with other university oral histories in Murphy Library. The interviews revealed a timeline of significant changes, some unique features of the program and faculty, and interviewees’ predictions for the future of the program and the field of health education and promotion. This information was used in creating an informational brochure and a Microsoft Power Point presentation to be attached to the department home page. Both will aid in marketing the program to graduate and undergraduate students..
Published as part of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Journal of Undergraduate Research, Volume 5 (2002)
Author:
Wisconsin State University (La Crosse)
Subject:
Wittich, W. J. 1885-1953
Wisconsin State University (La Crosse) -- History
Physical education and training -- United States -- History
Creator:
Culver, Anna Beth
Description:
The career of Walter Wittich was in great measure the motivating influence which brought the Division of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation at what is now Wisconsin State University -- La Crosse to its position of national prominence. His inclination and competence to contribute to his profession were based upon a heritage of family interest in physical training in the German tradition of the Turnverein. His driving professionalism as expressed in positive leadership, prolific writing, and earnest participation in campus and community affairs made the years he served as Director of the department ones of growth and vitality for physical education. His administration encompassed six revisions of the physical activity offerings, saw the introduction of a four-year course in physical education, saw the acceptance of academic minors, and the establishing of a recreation major, as well as the groundwork laid for graduate studies in physical education. Under Wittich's directorship, the programs at La Crosse were characterized by their reliance on fundamental training in gymnastics and sports activities, the subordination of athletic competition to the purposes of physical education, and the instilling of truly professional attitudes and competence in students training to be teachers of physical education. The impact of his career was felt by his students, the college, the community, and the profession generally, and is exemplar of the contributions of a dedicated physical educator.