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UW-L arts instructors hunt for face masks to send to hospitals

Brad Williams

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Some UW-La Crosse faculty members returned to one campus building on Friday, for the first time in about a month. 

The university was shut down by the coronavirus around spring break time in March. 

Theatre and art instructors went into the Center for the Arts to look for masks, gloves, and other items which could be used by hospitals to fight the virus.     

Joe Anderson, chair of the UW-L theatre arts department, said he wanted to find protective gear that’s often used by students working on art projects, and by crews building sets and props for university plays. 

Campus police were needed to let Anderson and another faculty member into the building, because in-person classes and arts performances have been shut down for the rest of the semester.

   

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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