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A celebration of excellence and our audacious future

Friday, Nov. 8, was a festive day on campus as hundreds gathered for a celebration of UW-Eau Claire and the inauguration of our eighth chancellor, James C. Schmidt. The day included esteemed guests, speeches, music, poetry, food and just the right amount of pomp and circumstance  to officially welcome Chancellor Schmidt and to celebrate the university's rich history and — in the chancellor's words — "audacious future."

View the slideshow and videos below, and explore the links at right, for highlights of the inaugural event.

slideshow of inauguration
Inauguration slide show
 inauguration Highlights video
Inauguration highlights video
chancellor's speech video
Chancellor Schmidt's
inaugural address
MaxGarland reading poem video
Poetry reading by
Professor Max Garland,
2013-14 Wisconsin Poet Laureate



Excellence. Our Measure. Our Motto. Our Goal.