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C PSTONE FALL 2012

UNIVER S IT Y OF WIS CONSI N - L A C RO S S E CO LLE G E O F LI B E R A L S T U DI ES N EW SL ET T ER

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When John Magerus came home to Oklahoma City from grad school, he walked into an empty room. His parents had given away all of his bedroom furniture to a nearby family who had lost their belongings in a tornado. That was his parents’ style. They saw a need and if they could help, they did. That’s just what Magerus did when he retired as CLS dean in 2004. As leader of one of the university’s younger colleges, he noticed the college’s top graduate wasn’t getting the same recognition as students in other colleges. When he retired, he saw his chance to change that. Magerus didn’t want a traditional retirement party, so his CLS colleagues organized a performance by faculty, staff and students. He asked friends and colleagues to attend and show appreciation by donating to a fund created to honor the top CLS graduate. CONTINUED ON PAGE 4 >>

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