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UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield Hall 218
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
Blugold Cards to be
Replaced March 1
phone (715) 836-4741
fax (715) 836-2900
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MAILED: Feb. 12, 1999

EAU CLAIRE — The current laminated Blugold Card issued to University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire students, faculty and staff will be replaced with a sturdier video-imaged photo identification card beginning March 1.
The new Blugold Card will bear a seven-digit alternate key number — removing the social security number from the university's ID card. The Blugold Card is the official identification card of UW-Eau Claire, to be presented whenever proof of university status is necessary.
The new Blugold Card will offer the same privileges as before, but will now carry the option of using the ID as an AT&T calling card. The card is active immediately upon receipt, and Blugold Account and Meal Plan Dollar Account balances will transfer automatically.
The two-week re-carding campaign aims to issue new UW-Eau Claire IDs to approximately 10,000 students and 1,300 faculty and staff members. For convenient access, the re-carding operation will be located in the Spruce-Tamarack Room of Davies Center during the first two weeks of March.
  • Student Blugold Cards will be replaced Monday-Thursday, March 1-4, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, March 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Monday-Wednesday, March 8-10, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Faculty/staff members may replace their Blugold Cards on Thursday, March 11, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and on Friday, March 12, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Blugold Card holders should bring their current UW-Eau Claire ID with them. Unless the current Blugold Card is exchanged for the new ID card, a charge of $7.50 will be assessed. Spouse ID card holders should accompany their spouse on the appropriate day to replace their Blugold Cards.
    Those unable to replace their cards during this time may receive their new IDs at the Blugold Card Office, on Davies Center's lower level, beginning March 15.
    The current style of Blugold Card may be used through May 28. After that date, the university's computer system will recognize only the seven-digit identification number on the new Blugold Card.
    Two styles of ID — one for students, one for faculty and staff — were designed by University Centers and Programs graphic design coordinator Michael Bass, using his original photographs of the campus.
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    JS/JB


    UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

    Janice B. Wisner
    UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
    Schofield 218
    (715) 836-4741
    newsbur@uwec.edu

    Updated: Feb. 12, 1999