Watch Out for Wisconsin Weather

UW-L implements its Inclement Weather Plan when conditions make travel dangerous or other events cause serious safety concerns.

During deteriorating weather conditions, itshould be assumed that scheduled activities will continue unless an official announcement is made via University Communications and University Police. Those who travel to or from campus should use their judgment as to whether or not such travel is wise.


When the plan is implemented, look to the following for changes to the university schedule:

  • University’s home page, – An alert notification will run across the top of every page; the homepages will have lead banner notifications.
  • E-mail to all employees and students via EagleApps accounts.
  • Social media venues (Facebook and Twitter).
  • Updates via phone and e-mail from CodeRed (sign up at Police/Emergency-response-plan) – will alert class cancellations or campus closures.
  • Local media: On air and via their websites.


When university classes and events are cancelled, typically employees must report for work with any work changes in accordance with the UW System Inclement Weather Policy.

Hourly Employees

Hourly classified employees who do not report to work, report late, or leave work before the end of the work day because of weather conditions will be allowed to make up lost time during the remainder of the work week, as much time as is beneficial to the work unit. Make up time shall be at the regular rate of pay.

Hourly employees may also take leave without pay, vacation, personal holiday, or compensatory time to cover absence.

Salary Employees

Salaried classified and unclassified employees may use available annual leave (vacation), compensatory time, available holidays, or leave without pay to cover inclement weather absences.

An employee and the employee’s supervisor may agree that the employee can account for the time of the absence in another manner consistent with the professional nature of the employee’s work assignment.

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Digital Content Strategy

Oktoberfest Blog Posts

  • The 5 La Crosse Bars with the Best Oktoberfest Deal
  • The Best Bands at Oktoberfest This Year That You Don’t Want to Miss
  • 6 Infamous La Crosse Locals to Look For at This Years Oktoberfest
  • Ten Ways to Have a Blast At Oktoberfest Without Breaking the Bank
  • 13 Fun-Filled Activities You and Your Kids Will Love During Oktoberfest

CST Department

1.Blog (Format/Type) and List  (Topic)

Description: Generate a list of recommendation created by CST students to advise underclassman the best things do to prepare for being accepted to the CST program

2. Checklist (Format/Type) and How-To (Topic)

Description: In a How-To article (How to graduate in 4 years) provide a checklist of classes and requirements needed for graduation

3. Video (Format/Type) and Behind-the-scenes (Topic)

Description: Compile short video clips from the Communication Club’s meetings and events to post on the org’s website to show prospective members what the club does and show people having a good time at the club to entice students to join

4. Comparison Chart (Format/Type) and  Product Information (about department) (Topic)

Description: Comparing the Communication Department to other Departments at the university with a comparison chart which highlights credit requirements, senior project requirements, and classes available

Persona for Public Speaking Center



Timid Tinapersona

I am a freshman at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse figuring out what I want to do with my life but currently studying Biology. 





I am a student studying Biology, but have to take a public speaking course as a General Education requirement. I am new to campus, and am trying to get more involved with different groups on campus so I can meet new people.


Get enough confidence to not panic during presentations, pass my public speaking class, and gain the confidence to join campus organizations where I can make new friends.


I am shy, prefer to document what happens instead of being involved in it, and am overwhelmed with my new environment. I want to be behind the microscope, instead of in front of the camera. I want to go to the public speaking center to get some help with these problems, but I am nervous to go for the first time.

Demographic Background

  • 18-20 years old
  • From small northern Wisconsin town
  • La Crosse is the biggest city she has lived in
  • Living in a dorm on campus
  • Biology major


I am from a small town in Northern Wisconsin, where there were more cows than people in my town. My typical day starts with breakfast at Whitney Center, followed by going to classes, hiking the bluffs, meeting new friends in my dorm, and Instagram-ing the entire time. I like to be part of the action, but prefer to enjoy from the background. I am still getting used to being around so many people all the time, so I don’t like to talk in large groups. Instead, I prefer to communicate through the pictures I take. I don’t know what I want to do for the rest of my life, but Biology seems to be a good fit because it seems to involve lots of independent work. I know I need to get more comfortable in front of audiences, working in groups, and meeting new people, but these are all new experiences for me and it is scary.

Introduction to Marina


I am a student studying Organizational and Professional Communication, Environmental Studies, and Philosophy. I would like to work for a non-profit organization in the future.

I enjoy all outdoor activities including but not limited to: hiking, biking, camping, golfing, snow and water skiing, snowshoeing, canoeing, and kayaking. I also enjoy creating art through painting and ceramics.