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Theme: What Gives Us Pause

This event occurred on
January 29, 2015
4:00pm - 6:00pm CST
(UTC -6hrs)
La Crosse, WI
United States

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1309 Centennial Hall
1725 State Street
La Crosse, WI, 54601
United States
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Ashleigh Williams & Lisa Weston

Ashleigh Williams and Lisa Weston are both Hall Directors on the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse campus. Living with 400+ college students every day brings new and exciting challenges for Ashleigh and Lisa constantly. They are both committed to making sure all of their residents have a space where they can fell safe and express themselves. They strive to make sure everyone can try to understand and related to complex ideas such as oppression, diversity, and inclusiveness.

Awareness Through Performance

Ruthann Aitch, Alivia Jackson, Jasmine Tatum, Kierra Cowan and Kalon Bell are students who are members of Awareness Through Performance a University of Wisconsin- La Crosse campus organization that promotes greater consciousness around social justice, diversity, and climate issues.

Donleigh Gaunky

Donleigh Gaunky is a Political Science major at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, an accomplished writer, and a veteran. He has been exploring the issues of veteran suicide rates for nearly 8 years.

Grayson Bush

Grayson Bush is a Theatre Techonology major at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

Tesia Marshik

Dr. Tesia Marshik is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Her research interests in educational psychology include student motivation, self-regulation, and teacher-student relationships.

Organizing team


  • Jessica Thill
  • Marc Manke
    Co-chair & Set Designer
  • Teri Holford-Talpe
    Committee Member
  • Amanda Goodenough
    Committee Member
  • Pamela Morris
    Committee Member
  • Elizabeth Thorson
    Student Committee Member
  • Jeff Kerkman
  • Joe Gunderson
    Audio Specialist