Chancellor's Blog: State budget impact on UW-Eau Claire

On July 12, Gov. Scott Walker signed the 2015-17 state budget into law. Chancellor James Schmidt discusses the budget's significant impact on UW-Eau Claire.


Summer Sounds series to feature music faculty and guests

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire music faculty and guests will be featured in the Summer Sounds concert series held at 2 p.m. Sundays, June 28-Aug. 2 (excluding July 5) in the Haas Fine Arts Center.



  • Public funding for higher ed: Expanding the discussion

    UW-Eau Claire has started a national conversation about the very real impact on public regional universities of state budget cuts like those recently passed in Wisconsin.

  • Update on plant light response research from NSF funding

    Dr. Derek Gingerich, an associate professor of biology at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, has received a three-year $214,510 grant from the National Science Foundation.

  • Sharing two worlds

    Dr. David Jones reflects on his experience as a "non-heritage learner" participating in the Hmong Cultural Practices and Ceremonial DII Immersion this spring in Fresno, California.

  • Teaming up to take on invasive species

    The Beaver Creek Reserve and Blugold biology majors are once again proving to be a perfect match. Allison Ban-Herr is a member of this dream team, which is taking on invasive plant species found in north-central Wisconsin.

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Blugold Successes

Katherine Schneider and her Seeing Eye dog, Luna
Enlarging freedom for 25 years

July 31, 2015 | Dr. Katherine Schneider reflects on how the Americans with Disabilities Act has vastly enhanced her life since its inception 25 years ago.

Kate Beaton at Eau Claire Downtown Farmers' Market
Alumna leads initiative to help food-insecure population eat local

July 31, 2015 | This summer, those receiving assistance from FoodShare in the Eau Claire community will find it much easier to eat local, thanks to UW-Eau Claire alumna Kate Beaton.

2015-17 university budget updates

On Jan. 26, Gov. Scott Walker announced a UW System biennial budget proposal that includes reductions in state support while also providing the System with increased operational flexibilities.

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