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  • Commencement 2014
    Commencement to begin at 10 a.m. Dec. 17
    Friday, Dec. 16, 2016

    Due to the winter storm, Saturday morning commencement at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will be moved from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Dec. 17, with the afternoon session to be held as planned at 2 p.m. Both ceremonies will be held in Zorn Arena, with a reception to follow in the university’s Davies Center.

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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.

  • Brandon Cedarblade
    'Failing' forward
    Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016

    When Brandon Cedarblade came to UW-Eau Claire as a freshman, he went looking for the very thing that most of his peers were working hard to avoid — failure. While he worked hard and excelled in his classes, Brandon was determined to make the most of all that UW-Eau Claire offers both inside and outside the classroom.

  • Non-traditional student takes on volunteering
    Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016

    "Knowing that you are helping somebody, even though you don’t know them, someone will reap those benefits later. I am a strong believer in paying things forward and you just hope that giving back will start a chain reaction."

  • Judith Jones
    Great-grandmother earns her nursing degree
    Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016

    Like many Blugolds, Judith Jones is looking forward to many members of her family gathering in Zorn Arena to celebrate her Dec. 17 graduation from UW-Eau Claire. But unlike her fellow graduates, it will be Jones’ children and grandchildren in the bleachers cheering and snapping pictures as their mom/grandmother walks across the stage to receive her diploma. This month, Jones, a 76-year-old great-grandmother from Neillsville, will earn her bachelor’s degree in nursing, an accomplishment she hopes will open new doors for her within the nursing profession.

  • Maddie Forrest
    Blugold sings for Packers Hall of Fame celebrations
    Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016

    It was the legendary Brett Favre who inspired 70,000+ football fans to travel to Lambeau Field two summers ago to celebrate the quarterback’s induction into the Packers Hall of Fame, but it was a young Blugold who — literally — brought the emotional crowd to its feet early in the ceremony. Maddie Forrest, now a sophomore public relations major at UW-Eau Claire, sang the national anthem at the highly anticipated Hall of Fame event.

  • Artist's rendering of future Chippewa River overlook along Garfield Avenue
    Campus tree removals for Garfield Avenue project set for December-January
    Monday, Dec. 12, 2016

    Trees will be removed between Dec. 26 and Jan. 20 in preparation for a redevelopment project to begin this spring along the Garfield Avenue corridor on UW-Eau Claire’s lower campus.

  • Students pet a therapy dog during finals week
    The Finals Countdown: Events to help you get through finals week
    Friday, Dec. 9, 2016

    We’re reaching the end of the semester and we know that means you have a lot on your plate. The campus is coming together to make sure you have a comfortable place to study and provide a few opportunities to take a break every now and then!

  • 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.

  • Jazz I
    Jazz Fest to be featured in a special set to air Dec. 19 on Wisconsin Public Television
    Friday, Dec. 9, 2016

    Some events just deserve to be chronicled, and Jazz Fest in Eau Claire is one of them. Wisconsin Public Television will broadcast a new special Dec. 19, which will highlight the talents of UW-Eau Claire students and faculty, special guest artists and young performers from across the region and state.

  • 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.

  • Nicole Lauffer recognized for outstanding leadership by Wisconsin Nurses Association
    Nursing graduate and future leader award recipient
    Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016

    Nicole Lauffer, a December 2016 graduate of the UW-Eau Claire College of Nursing and Health Sciences, recently received the Wisconsin Nurses Association (WNA) Future Nursing Leader Award. The award recognizes nursing students who demonstrate outstanding leadership qualities during the educational process.

  • Barbara Yasui
    Making the campus, community a more welcoming place
    Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016

    People of varying ages, races, genders, backgrounds and socioeconomic classes will come together this spring in Eau Claire to talk about making UW-Eau Claire and the Chippewa Valley a more welcoming place for everyone. This spring, the Circles of Change initiative — a partnership among UW-Eau Claire, Chippewa Valley Technical College, Eau Claire Area School District and the Eau Claire community — will pilot its first two discussion groups. The goal, organizers say, is to facilitate positive social change, particularly in terms of race relations on campus and in the community.

  • Senior Joel Newman teaching Spanish at a local Middle School
    33rd Blugold Fulbright winner to teach in Uruguay
    Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016

    Senior Joel Newman, a Spanish education major, will be headed to Uruguay in March to teach English for nine months as part of the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship exchange program.

  • 2016 Fall BAP initiation
    BAP recognizes new and graduating members
    Monday, Dec. 5, 2016

    Beta Alpha Psi held its Fall 2016 Recognition Ceremony, Friday, Dec. 9 from 2-3:30 pm in the UW-Eau Claire Davies Center Centennial Room. Eleven new members were initiated into BAP, and honorary stoles were presented to six graduating seniors. Hannah Gaspar was also recognized for completing the accounting and finance department honors program.

  • Tracy Bates
    Registration mistake helps Blugold discover her passion, future career
    Monday, Dec. 5, 2016

    Dreams of being late for a final exam, forgetting to go to class all semester or realizing after a professor starts talking that you’re in the wrong classroom are common among college students, especially during stressful times of the semester. Typically, the dreamer wakes in a panic, realizes all is well, and goes about their day. But what happens if one of those bad dreams actually turns out to be real? If you’re a Blugold like Tracy Bates you embrace the “everything happens for a reason” motto and go with it. You also discover a major, a passion and a career path that you didn’t know existed before you accidentally signed up for the wrong class as a freshman.

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    How to tackle finals week like a pro
    Friday, Dec. 2, 2016

    Now I know what you're thinking. "How could you ever suggest that finals week isn't difficult? I try as hard as I can every semester to ace my finals, but it's never easy." And you're right! It's never easy. But with the right planning, mindset and time management, it can certainly be more manageable.

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