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Winona State University gets a new president from within Minnesota...
Mankato State vice-president Scott Olson was appointed today as the next president for W-S-U...succeeding Judith Ramaley, who has taken a new job in Portland, Oregon. Connie Gores is being promoted to interim president at Winona State, to serve until Olson is able to start in July. Olson also has worked in administrative posts at universities in Connecticut and Indiana.
A news 2010-11 report from UW-L's career fields department showed that about 88 percent found work within their major. The average salary of a UW-L graduate was about $41,300. Tim Tritch, associate director of Career Service, says that the numbers are slightly higher then reported two years ago.
Also, 98 percent of UW-La Crosse undergraduates seeking employment found work within six months of graduation. The results, based on around 900 surveys, do not include students who continued their education or those who were not seeking employment.
A new online application for prospective students to UW-L has been a huge success this year. Al Trapp, President of the UW-L Foundation, says they saw an increase in applications because of the new online system and it helps not only the student, but university staff as well.
The foundation just handed out over $400 thousand in scholarships a few weeks ago.
The Monroe County Sheriff's department has made an arrest in an arson that destroyed an apartment complex. Deputies say that 22 year old Justin Quella started the fire on Funnel Road in the Town of Byron, on May 4th.
Quella was arrested on May 10th in connection with the fire. Quella made
his first court appearance last Friday and was released on a signature bond and
assigned to the Bond Monitoring Program.
The Oktoberfest Southside Festgrounds were full of cheeseheads last night as the Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour made only their second ever stop here. The annual whirlwind tour of Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy and receiver Jordy Nelson, kicker Mason Crosby, and safety Charlie Peprah were joined by former players including Packers Hall of Famers fullback William Henderson, guard Marco Rivera, and center Larry McCarren.
Each Tailgate Tour party benefits the hosting non-profit organization. Children of the Heart was the local cause in La Crosse and secretary, Rachel Pearce, talked about the showing of hundreds of people.