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2013-04-23 23:02:06

UW-Green Bay Becomes First in UW System to Seek Accreditation. Madison, WI (PRWEB) April 23, 2013 Representatives from the University of Wisconsin Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management and Technology program announced today that the online bachelor´s degree is in candidacy status, pending accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). CAHIIM is an independent accrediting organization whose...

2008-09-17 03:00:22

By Anonymous The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse once again has been named one of the best universities in the Midwest. UW-L ranked No. 2 among Midwest public universities that offer bachelor's and master's degrees on the U.S. News and World Reports 2009 "America's Best Colleges" list. UW-L tied with the University of Northern Iowa, school officials announced Thursday. "This is wonderful recognition of the high-quality learning experience and outstanding value we offer to our...

2008-09-10 03:00:11

By Anonymous MADISON - A University of Denver official with La Crosse roots will be the first leader of the state's new program to promote access to higher education. Gov. Jim Doyle said Friday that Amy Bechtum will start next month as the director of the Office of the Wisconsin Covenant. Bechtum moved to La Crosse in 1980 at age 6, and she grew up south of the city. She first attended Pleasant Valley School, a small country school, and then went to Harry Spence Elementary. She also...

2008-09-04 03:00:07

By Rindfleisch, Terry A local health literacy partnership has been formed to help patients better understand medical information from their health care providers. Gundersen Lutheran, Franciscan Skemp and the La Crosse Area Community Literacy Coalition have created the Great Rivers Partners for Health-E People, a pilot project in the La Crosse area. Ruth Holst, associate director of the Great Midwest Region for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, said the collaboration between...

2008-08-28 03:00:36

By Marcus, Samantha City and county officials say they'll release details of a municipally run ambulance service and related legislation Wednesday at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse campus. The public meeting is sched Wed for 6 p.m. Wednesday it Cartwright Center's Valhalla room. News of a tentative agreement between the city and county broke just this week after more than a year of mediation between the city of La Crosse, La Crosse County and Gundersen Lutheran and Franciscan Skemp...

2008-08-22 15:00:44

By ERICA PEREZ The highly anticipated U.S. News & World Report magazine's annual college rankings edition hits newsstands Monday. Officials at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse are sure to be happy. The school jumped from 22 to 17 in the rankings of master's universities in the Midwest region. Beloit College also got a nod as No. 37 among liberal arts schools in the "Great Schools, Great Prices" section, and Alverno College is a an up-and-coming school to watch. Alverno's...

2008-08-02 06:00:20

By KJ Lang, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Aug. 2--The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, like other schools in the UW-System, has trouble recruiting and retaining faculty because its salaries have not kept pace with comparable institutions across the nation. Full professors at UW-L earned an average of $74,900 during the 2007-08 academic year, while faculty at other public master's institutions across the nation earned about $10,000 more, according to the American Association of University...

2008-07-29 09:00:46

By KJ Lang, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 29--Whether economists call it a recession or not, times are tough. "If you've been laid off or find your skills are not needed in the marketplace, it is a recession for you," said Bill Brockmiller, labor market analyst for the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. People shared concerns about the economy and other issues Monday at a listening session hosted by Rep. Ron Kind at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Because of the...

2008-07-25 03:00:41

By Marc Wehrs, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 25--One described himself as an "ex-fatty kid from Louisiana who lived on bearnaise sauce" and didn't exercise -- at all -- until after college. The other didn't merely exercise, he was a star high school athlete and Harvard University quarterback. But Richard Simmons and U.S Rep. Ron Kind now have at least this much in common: They testified Thursday, along with 1987 Heisman Trophy winner Tim Brown, before the House Education and Labor...

2008-07-25 03:00:29

By Autumn Grooms, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 25--Central High School students are helping a University of Wisconsin-La Crosse professor this summer with research on what causes diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. They're mixing buffers, filling tubes with solvents and inserting DNA into gel slabs. But mostly they are thrilled to be working in an active lab environment. "It's a lot of fun," said Alex Mahairas, who will be a senior this fall. "It's pretty cool because no one...


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kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'