Fall 2012: The view from campus

A collection of note

Associate professor emeritus Ron Keezer

Donation of charts and recordings gets fans and friends all jazzed up Ron Keezer happened upon a rare and extensive music collection and knew its value immediately — priceless. The UW-Eau Claire associate professor emeritus of music, now a music publisher, connected with an Arlington, Texas-area big band leader during a search for works by  > Full story.

UW-Eau Claire basketball court dedicated to former coach

Ken Anderson Court Dedication

A group of UW-Eau Claire men’s basketball alumni worked for more than two years to make the naming of the Zorn Arena basketball court in honor of a former coach a reality. The formal naming of the basketball court for former Blugold men’s head basketball coach Ken Anderson took place Feb. 4 during the halftime  > Full story.

The Confluence Project: A bold public-private partnership

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More than 100 people gathered in downtown Eau Claire May 15 to hear the announcement of a public-private partnership project that, as the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram opined the following day, “if realized will be a game-changer that will transform downtown Eau Claire forever.” The Confluence Project includes construction of a new arts center to be  > Full story.

The Priory provides home for former Children’s Center

Outside summer view of the Priory

The former Children’s Center at UW-Eau Claire has a new name and a new home. The UW-Eau Claire Children’s Nature Academy opened June 11 at the former St. Bede Monastery. Blugold Real Estate LLC, a subsidiary of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation Inc., announced the purchase of the monastery in October 2011. The property, now called  > Full story.