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 April 2017

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UW-Eau Claire water researchers head to Washington

UW-Eau Claire news roundup

It's spring! Come celebrate, Blugold style

More upcoming events

Get your copy! Blugold book of the century

Alumni success stories

Blugold Trivia

Alumni links

Alumni events

Alumni success stories

eView archive

eView survey

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UW-Eau Claire water researchers head to Washington

UW-Eau Claire student researchers Samantha Bartnik and Adam Wiest gathered water samples from the Chippewa River as part of their study on the quality of surface and groundwater in western Wisconsin.

When UW-Eau Claire researchers present their study on the quality of surface and groundwater in western Wisconsin this month in Washington, D.C., they will be doing much more than simply sharing data with legislators.

They will be highlighting the critical role a public regional university can play in Wisconsin’s economic development and resource management.

“The students are all fired up about being part of this because it's a chance to show the societal implications of their work,” says Dr. J. Brian Mahoney, professor of geology. Learn more about this research that will help the Wisconsin DNR establish reasonable and responsible regulations for the silica sand mining industry. back to top

UW-Eau Claire news roundup

Blugolds help international team verify Holocaust survivor stories

Students, faculty mentors take part in 'Research in the Rotunda'

Continuing Education to offer a variety of programs this month

  • Learn more about the offerings, including foot and nail care for nurses, supervisory management training, health and human service programs and community classes for adults.

Senior Americans Day set for June 6

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It's spring! Come celebrate, Blugold style ...

trumpet player at 52nd Street

Spring is a great time to come back to UW-Eau Claire! Mark your calendar and start planning a visit for one or all of these not-to-be-missed Blugold events:

Eau Claire Jazz Festival and 52nd Street, April 21 and 22: The UW-Eau Claire campus and surrounding community will be humming (and snapping and clapping and singing and dancing) with the sounds of jazz during the 51st Eau Claire Jazz Festival, presented by Eau Claire Jazz Inc. in partnership with UW-Eau Claire. Learn more about the jazz festival and a special Blugold alumni pre-festival kick-off event.

Robert Frost Celebration of American Poetry, April 24: This fourth annual event, which celebrates UW-Eau Claire's Frederick G. and Joan Christopherson Schmidt Robert Frost Collection, will feature the reading of poems by Frost and others, including the original works selected as winners of the university's Centennial Poetry Competition. Learn more.

20th Ann Devroy Memorial Forum, April 27: Don't miss this free event that provides a unique connection between The Hill in Washington, D.C., and UW-Eau Claire. This year's Devroy Forum speaker is Washington Post political reporter Jenna Johnson, who has been covering Donald Trump on the campaign trail and in the White House. Learn more.

Celebrating 100 Years of Excellence in Teacher Education, May 2: As part of UW-Eau Claire's yearlong Centennial Celebration, we're marking the 100th anniversary of our outstanding teacher education program. Join us for "The History and Future of Teaching Excellence," featuring celebration cake and presentations by Christine Ogren, a national expert in the history of teacher preparation, and Blugold alumnus Chris Gleason '97, Wisconsin's 2016 Teacher of the Year and one of four finalists for National Teacher of the Year. Learn more.

The Blugold Mile at the Eau Claire Marathon, May 7: The Eau Claire Marathon is becoming increasingly popular among running enthusiasts in the Midwest and beyond. A big part of the attraction? The Blugold Mile, featured recently by Minneapolis Running, which runs through the UW-Eau Claire campus. Plan now to be a part of the excitement of the Blugold Mile!

More upcoming events

Let's Do Lunch with Greg Kocken '07, UW-Eau Claire history graduate and head of Special Collections in McIntyre Library: "Headline History: Campus History as Told by The Spectator." April 26, noon-1 p.m., Eau Claire Golf & Country Club, Altoona. More information.

Communication and Journalism Department Centennial Week events: Attend a live recording of "The Talking Points Podcast," co-hosted by Kevin Hunt '94, a UW-Eau Claire journalism graduate. 4-5 p.m. April 25, Hibbard Hall Room 102 (more information). Also check out the "Journalism at the Movies" film series starting April 24.

See more Alumni Association events and universitywide events. back to top

Get your copy! Blugold book of the century

100 Years of Excellence

In honor of UW-Eau Claire's centennial year, Dr. Robert Gough, professor emeritus of history, and Dr. James Oberly, professor of history and American Indian studies, teamed up to create "Building Excellence: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 1916-2016." Read the story behind the project. "Building Excellence" can be purchased online. back to top

Alumni success stories

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

Nathaniel Shuda '07, a UW-Eau Claire journalism graduate, has been named editor of the Oshkosh Northwestern. Full story.

Ed Berthiaume '84, a UW-Eau Claire journalism graduate, has been named news director for the Appleton Post-Crescent. Full story.

Mary Ellen Leicht '83, a UW-Eau Claire management graduate, has retired from a 28-year career with the National Junior College Athletic Association, for which she served as executive director for the past eight years. Full story.

Kelly Bunkoske '94, a UW-Eau Claire management graduate, has been named director of auxiliary programs and outreach for Wayland Academy in Beaver Dam. Full story.

Steven Dykstra '85, a UW-Eau Claire marketing graduate, has been named vice president, business development and integration at American Transmission Co. in Pewaukee. Full story.

Bradley Groseth '93, a UW-Eau Claire health care administration graduate, has been named chief administrative officer for Lakeview Medical Center in Rice Lake. Full story.

Nicole Guite '05, a UW-Eau Claire criminal justice graduate, cares for and trains dogs to assist children with autism. Full story.

Amy Schaefer '00, a UW-Eau Claire accounting graduate, has been named chief internal auditor for Royal Credit Union. 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 baseball cap. The name of this month's Blugold Trivia winner will be published in the May issue of eView.

April Blugold Trivia question:

Who is the first-place winner of UW-Eau Claire's Centennial Poetry Competition, to be honored during the university's fourth annual Frederick and Joan Christopherson Schmidt Robert Frost Celebration of American Poetry?

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!

March's winner:

Congratulations to Tom Moon '83, a UW-Eau Claire physical education graduate and winner of the March Blugold Trivia prize. Tom's name was drawn from among those who correctly answered that UW-Eau Claire's transformational Garfield Avenue redevelopment project is expected to be completed by fall 2018. back to top

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