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Garfield Avenue project affects travel on lower campus.

The project is expected to be completed in fall 2018, and the footbridge will be closed from late May to late August in both 2017 and 2018.

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  • Aspenson Mogensen aerial view
    New Water Street mixed-use building named for local business owners
    Friday, Aug. 11, 2017

    A new mixed-use building at 222 Water St. in Eau Claire has been named for three local individuals in recognition of their gifts of more than $1 million in support of people, programs and facilities at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

  • Katie Albin, a fifth-grade teacher at an Eau Claire elementary school, was one of three teachers who were part of this summer’s Blugold Beginnings coding camp. She hopes to incorporate coding into her classroom.
    Area students, teachers learn coding at summer camp
    Thursday, July 27, 2017

    Students and teachers from Eau Claire schools spent a week learning coding as part of UW-Eau Claire’s coding camp, a summer program that introduces campers to computer science. Blugold Beginnings has offered the coding camp for several years, but this year for the first time three Eau Claire Area School District teachers are joining the 50 Chippewa Valley 6th-12th graders who participate. The teachers hope to learn how they can incorporate coding into their own teaching, something they say would be valuable given the level of interest their students have in technology.

  • Sophie Topper, 9, is building her math skills and confidence through her work with school psychology graduate student Jill Heitman.
    Summer program helps kids overcome math struggles
    Friday, July 21, 2017

    Math has never been at the top of Sophie Topper’s list of favorite things to do. Yet this summer the 9-year-old is eager to get to her math class every morning and she talks nonstop about what she learned all the way home. Why the sudden interest in story problems, math facts and fractions? The fourth-grader is one of a handful of youth participating in UW-Eau Claire’s summer math intervention program. The program pairs kids — typically elementary school students who need extra help with math — with school psychology graduate students to work on math skills.

  • Rev. Tom Lindner
    Grad reflects on hike along famous international pilgrimage path
    Tuesday, July 18, 2017

    Long after they graduate, Blugolds continue to embrace opportunities to immerse themselves in cultural experiences throughout the world.The Rev. Tom Lindner, a 1982 journalism graduate and former newspaper editor who left journalism 25+ years ago for the priesthood, recently returned from a 200-mile hike across northern Spain. He shares his story of following a famous pilgrimage path, known as the Camino de Santiago.

  • Sona Mehring
    Grad uses technology, talent, passion to make positive change
    Thursday, July 13, 2017

    Even though Sona Mehring realized long ago that nursing was not her thing, she still found a way to help millions of people around the world during their health crises. Sona — a 1983 UW-Eau Claire computer science graduate — retired in June from CaringBridge, a website she founded 20 years ago to help patients’ families and friends easily connect and communicate during a medical crisis.

  • Students walking on campus
    MONEY ranks UW-Eau Claire high for quality, affordability and outcomes
    Wednesday, July 12, 2017

    UW-Eau Claire ranks in the top 10 percent of U.S. universities in terms of educational quality, affordability and alumni success, according to MONEY’s 2017 “Best Colleges for Your Money” rankings.

  • Beatris Mendez-Gandica
    Blugold on mission to empower women
    Tuesday, July 11, 2017

    Passionate, innovative, determined, inspiring. These are all words that people have used to describe UW-Eau Claire information systems alumna Beatris Mendez-Gandica, who is doing her part to inspire the next generation of women to enter the STEM fields.

  • Patti See
    See shares Circles of Change experience in essay
    Monday, July 10, 2017

    Wondering what it’s like to spend hours with a dozen people — mostly strangers — talking about race relations at UW-Eau Claire and in the Chippewa Valley? In a recent Volume One essay, Patti See shares her powerful experience as a part of a pilot Circles of Change discussion group.

  • Children tinkering, building and playing in a MakerSpace.
    UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education announces July program offerings
    Friday, June 30, 2017

    Check out the creative opportunities for your children with UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education programs. Offerings include Summer Institute, MakerSpace Summer Camp and ACT Test Preparation.

  • Confluence Arts Center
    Alumnus named Confluence Arts Center executive director
    Thursday, June 29, 2017

    Kevin Miller, a UW-Eau Claire alumnus, has been named the executive director of the Confluence Arts Center in Eau Claire following a national search.

  • New UW-Eau Claire residence hall concept drawing
    State Building Commission approves new UW-Eau Claire residence hall
    Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    At its June 28 meeting, the State of Wisconsin Building Commission unanimously approved the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s request for authority to construct a new residence hall on upper campus.

  • Chemistry students in lab with Dr. Hati
    UW-Eau Claire, Mayo Clinic Health System announce research agreement
    Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    UW-Eau Claire and Mayo Clinic Health System have announced a new agreement that will increase opportunities for research collaboration between the two institutions, create new avenues of learning for UW-Eau Claire students, and make way for projects that will lead to improved health and wellness in the community.

  • Nikki Weiss
    Using science to change the world
    Wednesday, June 21, 2017

    For many scientists, it is our job to tell the story of those who cannot speak; we advocate for those who cannot do so themselves. For me, science has always been about giving voice to a story that otherwise would have gone untold.

  • Downtown Eau Claire
    Blugold Radio sponsors 'Prex Claires,' a pre-festival downtown celebration
    Wednesday, June 7, 2017

    Blugold Radio and other area sponsors have created an exciting event in anticipation of the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival, so be sure to check out the "night before" festivities. A celebration of local music and artists will take place throughout downtown Eau Claire on the evening of June 15. Don't miss out on this nod to Chippewa Valley musicians.

  • Aerial photo of UW-Eau Claire Garfield Avenue redevelopment project, May 24, 2017
    UW-Eau Claire construction update: June 1, 2017
    Thursday, June 1, 2017

    UW-Eau Claire overviews the work completed on the Garfield Avenue redevelopment project as of June 1, 2017.

  • UW-Eau Claire alumna Erin Klaus in her downtown Eau Claire business, Tangled Up In Hue
    Blugold's vision leads to place where artists can thrive
    Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    If not for Erin Klaus’ time in Arizona following her 2005 graduation from UW-Eau Claire, she may not have become a partner in a successful small business in downtown Eau Claire.

  • Mary Laschinger
    Advice to Blugold grads: Keep learning, focus on others in quest for success
    Saturday, May 20, 2017

    Drawing on personal experience and some impressive career success, Fortune 500 CEO Mary Laschinger told UW-Eau Claire’s spring 2017 graduates that their learning should not end with the completion of their college degree.

  • Centennial 1916 sign
    Chancellor's Blog: A look back at our 100th academic year
    Friday, May 19, 2017

    As UW-Eau Claire's 2016-17 academic year and its Centennial Celebration come to an end, Chancellor James Schmidt takes a look at all that was done to carry on the university's100-year tradition of excellence — and to ensure it continues well into the next century.

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