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 July 2016

 
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UW-Eau Claire a top-50 public university on MONEY's Best Colleges list

Campus welcomes largest freshman class since 1988

Centennial Celebration to run through May 2017

Student-designed bus wrap one of many ways UW-Eau Claire's centennial will be celebrated

Data startup founded by Blugold alums sold to NBC Sports

Professor brings early Russian chemists' contributions to light

Students, professor reflect on Lithuania research trip
and disovery of Holocaust tunnel

Blugold wrestlers wrap up training, cultural immersion in Moscow

Blugold Radio now broadcasting on 99.9 FM

UW-Eau Claire and Southern Cross University: A tale of connection and city sisterhood

Students work toward greener community through
city of Eau Claire internship

Accomplished Blugold follows 'offbeat' vision, thrives on lifelong learning

Upcoming events

New alumni success stories

Blugold Trivia


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UW-Eau Claire a top-50 public university on MONEY's Best Colleges list

Recent rankings measure colleges on how well they deliver "a great education, at an affordable price, that prepares students for rewarding careers."
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Campus welcomes largest freshman class since 1988
Leader-Telegram interviews Mark Quamme, new student orientation coordinator, and Heather Kretz, admissions director, for story on new student increase. Full story. back to top

Centennial Celebration to run through May 2017
Plan now to help UW-Eau Claire celebration 100 years of excellence! Following the kickoff of UW-Eau Claire's centennial year at spring commencement in May, Centennial Celebration events will resume in the fall. Check the centennial website frequently for stories, photos, merchandise, more event details and new events as they are added to the calendar.
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Student-designed bus wrap one of many ways UW-Eau Claire's centennial will be celebrated
After a semester filled with hours upon hours of tireless work, art students Roslyn Cashman and Lukas Carlson were finally able to see their finished product, and will continue to see it on campus running the student bus route for the entire academic year. Full story. back to top

Data startup founded by Blugold alums sold to NBC Sports
Justin Kaufenburg '03, Carson Kipfer '04 and Greg Blasko '04 led growth of Sport Ngin to largest U.S. provider of web software and mobile apps for sports organizations. Full story. back to top

Professor brings early Russian chemists' contributions to light
For Dr. David Lewis, following his curiosity about a group of early chemists has elevated him to rock star status among his chemistry colleagues in — of all places — Russia. Full story. back to top

Students, professor reflect on Lithuania research trip
and disovery of Holocaust tunnel

Through International Fellows Program, Dr. Harry Jol and four students join international research team for project that receives worldwide media coverage. Full story. back to top

Blugold wrestlers wrap up training, cultural immersion in Moscow
Two student-athletes participate in NCAA Division III Wrestling Cultural Exchange program in Moscow Olympic training facility. Full story. back to top

Blugold Radio now broadcasting on 99.9 FM
Home to Chippewa Valley's first indie rock station, Blugold Radio to offer students service-learning, internship opportunities. Full story. back to top

UW-Eau Claire and Southern Cross University: A tale of connection and city sisterhood
Partnership forged more than 20 years ago continues bringing people of two cities together despite realities of geography. Full story. back to top

Students work toward greener community through
city of Eau Claire internship

Environmental studies students learn how city government operates through hands-on opportunities in city planning, sustainability. Full story. back to top

 

Rose (Johnson) Vincent '04 and her husband, John, jam in the string instrument studio at their shop, Offbeats Violin & Guitar, in downtown Eau Claire.

Accomplished Blugold follows 'offbeat' vision, thrives on lifelong learning

Throughout the success and growth of their business over the past five years, Rose (Johnson) Vincent '04 and her husband, John, have never lost sight of their love for music or their mission to share it with others. And every day, Rose uses what she learned at UW-Eau Claire more than a decade ago. Full story. back to top

 

 

Upcoming events

  • Summer Cinema. Wednesday nights through July 27. Haas Fine Arts Center lawn at dusk. More information.
  • Chalkfest 2016. July 30, UW-Eau Claire campus mall, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. More information.
  • Blugold Night at the Eau Claire Express. Aug. 3, 6:35 p.m., Carson Park, Eau Claire. View invitation and register.
  • 5th Annual Blugold Basketball Anderson Open. Aug. 20, Hickory Hills Golf Course, Eau Claire. View/download 2016 golf outing brochure.
  • SAVE THE DATE: Cross country alumni gathering. Sept. 10, Lowes Creek Park, Eau Claire, 10 a.m.
  • 50-year Class Reunion and Golden Blugolds Celebration. Sept. 30, UW-Eau Claire. More information and registration.
  • SAVE THE DATE: UW-Eau Claire Athletics Blugold Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Sept. 30, Davies Center, UW-Eau Claire.
  • Homecoming 2016. Sept. 30-Oct. 1. More information.
  • UW-Eau Claire Centennial Celebration. Through May 2017. More information.

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Alumni success stories

Here are some of the latest stories featuring accomplishments by UW-Eau Claire alumni:

Curt Krizan '93, a UW-Eau Claire accounting graduate, received the 2016 CFO Turnaround Achievement Award from the Phoenix Business Journal. Full story.

Carla Griggs '11, a UW-Eau Claire nursing graduate, has been promoted to the position of nurse manager at L.E. Phillips-Lebertas Treatment Center in Chippewa Falls. Full story.

Andrew Neesley '03, a UW-Eau Claire music graduate, and his 12-piece gospel rock band, Jesus on the Mainline, returned to Wisconsin to perform at Summerfest in Milwaukee. Full story.

Stephen Koepp '78, a UW-Eau Claire journalism graduate, has written a Time magazine article that features Eau Claire. Full story.

Paul Roach '00, a UW-Eau Claire management information systems graduate, has been named enterprise development manager for Royal Credit Union. Full story.

Chuck Gurtler '83, a UW-Eau Claire history and political science graduate, has been reappointed to a second three-year term as presiding judge of the Arizone Superior Court. Full story.

Scott Hansen '10, a UW-Eau Claire journalism graduate and USA Today Network-Wisconsin news desk assistant, recently wrote about his visit to Broadway in New York City. Full story.

Bill Dyson '85, a UW-Eau Claire economics graduate, has been named senior vice president of distributed retail for Stonegate Mortgage Corp. Full story. back to top

Blugold Trivia
Show how much you know about UW-Eau Claire — AND win great Blugold prizes! Email your answer to this month's question to the Blugold Trivia mailbox (trivia@uwec.edu). Those sending correct responses to this month's question will be entered into a drawing for a UW-Eau Claire alumni T-shirt. The name of this month's Blugold Trivia winner will be published in the August issue of eView.

July Blugold Trivia question:

Where is Eau Claire's sister city, and when was the partnership established?

Know the answer? Email it, along with your name and class year, to trivia@uwec.edu. You'll be notified by email if you are this month's winner!

June's winner:

Congratulations to Jay Livesey '73, a UW-Eau Claire sociology graduate, winner of the June Blugold Trivia prize. Jay's name was drawn from among those who correctly answered that the iPod is the device UW-Eau Claire social work students use in their research on caregivers, music and dementia patients. back to top

 
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