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 September 2016

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In this issue

UW-Eau Claire ranks in top 5 on U.S. News best-in-Midwest list

Homecoming, centennial style!

More fall centennial festivities

UW-Eau Claire students move in to Haymarket Landing

The Forum series opens with focus on income inequality

Chippewa Valley Writers Guild wraps first summer of success

Help build the next Blugold generation

Upcoming events

New alumni success stories

Blugold Trivia

Alumni links

Alumni events

Alumni success stories

eView archive

eView survey

Photo album

The View online



UW-Eau Claire one of top 5 Midwest public colleges
For the 22nd consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has named UW-Eau Claire one of the best public regional universities in the Midwest. Full story.

Homecoming, centennial style!

Homecoming 2016 is just around the corner! Plan now to be a part of the biggest alumni bash of the year — actually, the century — as we also celebrate UW-Eau Claire's 100th anniversary.

Friday, Sept. 30: Centennial Alumni Reception
Start your Homecoming weekend at this Blugold alumni gathering on Friday, Sept. 30, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. in the Ojibwe Ballroom of Davies Center. Enjoy great appetizers and refreshments and lots of great Blugold camaraderie. Tickets are just $5.50 and should be purchased in advance; order yours online today!

More on Friday: Golden Blugolds, Hall of Fame, COB Bash and more
Check out all the Homecoming events on Friday, Sept. 30. Join us as we pack in the Blugold fun!

Saturday, Oct. 1: Parade, Blugold football, reunions — oh, my!
The Homecoming action continues all day Saturday, Oct. 1. Take in several appearances by the amazing Blugold Marching Band; the parade; festivities in Carson Park before, during and after the football game; and any of the many group reunions. See all Saturday events. back to top

More fall centennial festivities

100 years of excellence

Centennial Gala: Celebrating performing arts at UW-Eau Claire
It's an event of historic proportions, celebrating 100 years of music and theatre arts on campus. The Oct. 8 evening event will open with a 6:30 p.m. wine and hors d'oeuvres reception; a concert by five amazing UW-Eau Claire student ensembles will follow. The concert will include pieces commissioned especially for UW-Eau Claire's Centennial Celebration, composed by Blugold alumni as well as current and former faculty. Learn more and plan to attend this festive event!

Old Main Day: Honoring our very first campus building
Help us mark the 100th anniversary of the dedication of Schofield Hall (then known as Old Main) and the special role the building has played throughout our history. View a newly installed UW-Eau Claire History Wall, watch a presentation of historic photos in the Schofield Auditorium, attend the rededication ceremony and enjoy a piece of the 100-foot birthday cake!

'Building Excellence': Book chronicles UW-Eau Claire's 100-year history
"Building Excellence: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 1916-2016" chronicles the centurylong transformation of what began as a small single-purpose normal school for prospective teachers into a large regional comprehensive university. The authors are longtime UW-Eau Claire history professors Dr. Robert Gough and Dr. James Oberly. More information.

Attention Blugold poets: Enter the Centennial Poetry Competition
UW-Eau Claire students, current and emeriti faculty, alumni and residents of the greater Chippewa Valley are invited to submit their original poems on the theme “Reflections on Education” for the UW-Eau Claire Centennial Poetry Competition. More information.

Check the centennial website frequently for stories, photos, merchandise, more event details and new events as they are added to the calendar. back to top

Partners in the development of Haymarket Landing in downtown Eau Claire held a ribbon-cutting ceremony in August. UW-Eau Claire students moved in to the new facility later in the month.

UW-Eau Claire students move in to Haymarket Landing

Haymarket Landing, the new mixed-use building that is part of the Confluence Project in downtown Eau Claire, is now home to 410 UW-Eau Claire students. The new student apartments at Haymarket Landing help UW-Eau Claire meet a goal in its campus facilities master plan: to parner with the private and/or non-profit sector to provide non-first-year student housing at an off-campus site in close proximity to the university.

The building was developed by Haymarket Concepts LLC on behalf of the Blugold Real Estate Foundation Inc. (a supporting organization of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation). The Blugold Real Estate Foundation will provide all basic maintenance of the building, and UW-Eau Claire provides student services such as resident assistants. Read a related Eau Claire Leader-Telegram story. back to top

The Forum series opens with focus on income inequality
David Madland, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, will open the 2016-17 season of The Forum Sept. 21. In recognition of the university's centennial, Madland will present "A 100-Year Reflection on Income Inequality." Full story. back to top

Chippewa Valley Writers Guild wraps first summer of success
The success of the Chippewa Valley Writers Guild, brainchild of B.J. Hollars, UW-Eau Claire associate professor of English, has reached far and wide, at UW-Eau Claire and within the community. Full story. back to top

Help build the next Blugold generation
Know any potential future Blugolds? This fall, remember to encourage them to schedule a visit or consider applying to UW-Eau Claire! More information. back to top

More upcoming alumni events

Also check out the Homecoming and centennial events above!

  • UW-Eau Claire Night at the Twins Game. Sept. 24, 6:10 p.m., Target Field, Minneapolis. Come watch the Minnesota Twins vs. the Seattle Mariners and enjoy hearing the UW-Eau Claire Singing Statesmen perform the nathional anthem!

View all Alumni Association events and universitywide events. back to top


Alumni success stories

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

Chris Gleason '97, a UW-Eau Claire music education graduate, recently was named Wisconsin’s Middle School Teacher of the Year. Full story.

Steven Hobert '06, a UW-Eau Claire music graduate, will perform as part of the duo Oudyano at the Eau Claire Music School Sept. 23. Oudyano consists of Hobert on piano and Issam Rafea on oud. Full story.

Peter Gilfillan '89, a UW-Eau Claire marketing graduate, has written a book titled "Hire Yourself." Full story.

Johanne Swanson '13, a UW-Eau Claire liberal studies graduate whose professional name is Yohuna, has had her first album, "Patientness," released. Full story.

Kayli Hareldson '14, a UW-Eau Claire elementary education graduate, is a fifth-grade teacher at Kingsland Elementary School in Spring Valley. Full story.

Allie Shilling '12, a UW-Eau Claire art & design graduate, is the new associate director in the Office of Student Leadership and Programming at Clark University. 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 stocking cap. The name of this month's Blugold Trivia winner will be published in the October issue of eView.

September Blugold Trivia question:

Who are the authors of the UW-Eau Claire history book written in honor of the university's centennial?

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!

August's winner:

Congratulations to Royce Schwarz '72, a UW-Eau Claire chemistry graduate and winner of the August Blugold Trivia prize. Royce's name was drawn from among those who correctly named two of the composers whose commissioned works will be performed at UW-Eau Claire's Centennial Gala Oct. 8. Royce named Ivar Lunde and Ethan Wickman. back to top

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