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  • Alicia Fields in Spanish classroom.
    Connecting all the dots in her classrooms: One LAS teaching grad's story
    Monday, Feb. 6, 2017

    2014 LAS teaching graduate Alicia Fields may only have two years of teaching under her belt, but she is confident that the world of knowledge she took with her from her Latin American studies degree has already proven to have molded her into the best Spanish teacher she could be.

  • Dancers enjoy the festivities at the 2016 Viennese Ball
    Viennese Ball ticket sales begin Feb. 2
    Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017

    Tickets go on sale Feb. 2 for UW-Eau Claire's 43rd annual Viennese Ball, to be held April 7-8 in UW-Eau Claire’s Davies Center.

  • Campus winter scene from Water Street bridge
    Chancellor's Blog: Our mission continues
    Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017

    This blog post summarizes comments given by UW-Eau Claire Chancellor James Schmidt to attendees at the Jan. 31, 2017, open forum hosted by the University Senate, University Staff Council and Student Senate. His comments addressed the campus impact of President Trump’s recent executive order suspending entry into the U.S. by immigrants and non-immigrants from seven countries.

  • Experts in the classroom
    Unique partnership brings real world of finance to the classroom
    Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017

    Accounting and finance lecturer Mark Alfuth decided to try something new during the 2017 Winterim session. Instead of reading from a textbook and attending daily lectures, the students enrolled in Alfuth's "Wealth Management" class engaged with a variety of experts from Ameriprise. Alfuth and the financial planning services company created a partnership to offer students real-world expertise and experience.

  • Blugold Beginnings citizenship and service event
    Blugold Beginnings program selected for Board of Regents Diversity Award
    Friday, Jan. 27, 2017

    In recognition of its positive impacts on higher education access and success for hundreds of underrepresented, low-income and first-generation students, Blugold Beginnings has received a 2017 Diversity Award from the UW System Board of Regents.

  • Winter scene of Centennial Hall
    Chancellor's Blog: Welcome to the new semester!
    Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017

    Chancellor James Schmidt discusses reasons to be optimistic as UW-Eau Claire's spring 2017 semester gets underway.

  • Artist's rendering of future Chippewa River overlook along Garfield Avenue
    Campus prepares for launch of Garfield Avenue project
    Monday, Jan. 23, 2017

    Why do things look different along Garfield Avenue? It’s a question on the minds of most Blugolds returning for the spring semester. Here's why you're seeing changes to the view on UW-Eau Claire's lower campus.

  • teacher of the year, Chris Gleason
    The final four
    Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017

    A Blugold is one of four teachers in the running for the 2017 National Teacher of the Year Award. Chris Gleason, who earned his degree in music education from UW-Eau Claire in 1997, learned this week that he’s a finalist for the nation’s top teaching honor. The Sun Prairie band director is the first Wisconsin teacher in 50 years to be named a national finalist for the award, considered the most prestigious national honor that focuses on excellence in teaching.

  • 2016 Winter Commencement speaker, Joe Webb
    Commencement speaker shares life lessons to inspire UW-Eau Claire grads
    Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016

    UW-Eau Claire alumnus Joseph Webb Jr. shared his personal story Dec. 17 with the university’s newest graduates, delivering a message about the value of tenacity, hard work and making the right decisions.

  • Laila Robins in
    Actress values ties to UW-Eau Claire
    Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016

    Actress Laila Robins may have made a name for herself on stage and screen in New York City but she’s never forgotten her Midwestern roots. Robins, who graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 1981, has maintained close ties to her alma mater and stays in contact with some of her former professors and mentors. An Eau Claire Leader-Telegram story highlights the highly accomplished actress’ ongoing relationship with UW-Eau Claire, and shares her advice for current students who may be contemplating careers in the arts.

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    Blugolds hired before graduation share experiences, insights
    Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016

    For most students, the last week of senior year is a whirlwind of final exams, saying goodbye to friends and preparing to move away to start your adult life. It’s a period of closure, excitement and a whole lot of uncertainty — especially when it comes to securing a post-college job. But these four soon-to-be UW-Eau Claire alums went above and beyond to obtain full-time positions weeks before graduation day.

  • Darcy Luoma
    Resolutions are so yesterday
    Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016

    The following was first published in a newsletter by Darcy Luoma, a 1995 UW-Eau Claire mathematics education graduate.

  • Bridget Osborn
    Blugold alumna engineers success in STEM
    Friday, Dec. 9, 2016

    Blugold alumna Bridget Osborn has worked for engineering consulting firm HR Green for six years. Her innovative work and commitment to community helped her win the prestigious American Council of Engineering Companies' national Young Professional of the Year award this year.

  • UWEC commencement in Zorn Arena
    Alumni award honorees share words of advice for new grads
    Friday, Dec. 9, 2016

    For the benefit of UW-Eau Claire's newest graduates, December's recipients of Alumni Association awards share some of the wisdom gained from their valuable life experiences.

  • Graduation
    UW-Eau Claire commencement set for Dec. 17 in Zorn Arena
    Friday, Dec. 9, 2016

    Commencement exercises for 712 students at UW-Eau Claire will be held Dec. 17 in Zorn Arena.

  • Alumni award recipient Charles Szews May 2016
    Ten to receive UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association awards
    Friday, Dec. 9, 2016

    Ten alumni and friends of the university will receive UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association awards Dec. 17 at an event in conjunction with commencement.

  • John Paul Soldner
    Last but not least!
    Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016

    If practice makes perfect, then the Soldner family should have the best celebration ever when John Paul Soldner graduates from UW-Eau Claire later this month. After all, John Paul will be the ninth — and last — sibling from the La Crosse family to walk across the Zorn Arena stage to receive a diploma from UW-Eau Claire. Come Dec. 17, every one of Jay and Nancy Soldner’s nine kids will be Blugold alumni.

  • Student Sumya Paung in Chang Mai, Thailand
    UW-Eau Claire continues to be a national leader in study abroad
    Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016

    UW-Eau Claire ranks 29th nationally among public and private master’s-level schools in the overall number of students it sends abroad. It is the only master’s-level school in Wisconsin or Minnesota among the top 40 institutions in its category.

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