Fall 2013: The view from campus

New scholarship further distinguishes music program

UWEC music student Kaitlyn Witherspoon

A new scholarship program established with the UW-Eau Claire Foundation will grant full tuition to four UW-Eau Claire string musicians each year and create a rare professional development opportunity for undergraduate students interested in the performing arts. According to Kimera Way, president of the Foundation, the Eileen Phillips Cohen String Scholarship, created by Eileen Phillips Cohen  > Full story.

University spending brings nearly $210 million in income, profits for local businesses

Graphic representing economic impact of UWEC

UW-Eau Claire brings hundreds of millions of dollars and thousands of jobs into the Chippewa Valley each year, according to UW-Eau Claire’s most recent regional economic impact analysis. Each year, UW-Eau Claire generates more than $317 million in spending in the Chippewa Valley, resulting in nearly $210 million in annual income and profits for local  > Full story.

Foundation reports record fundraising year

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The UW-Eau Claire Foundation received more than $9 million — the largest annual amount received in Foundation history — during its recently completed fiscal year. New gifts received during 2012-13 but not pledged in previous years were counted toward the $60 million goal of the Foundation’s Power of Possible Centennial Campaign in support of people,  > Full story.

Projects improve campus facilities

Builders working on windows of Centennial Hall

Zorn Arena receives facelift When Blugold basketball fans flock to Zorn Arena this coming season they’ll see a refurbished Ken Anderson Court. The basketball court underwent a full facelift this summer: old varnish finish and paint were removed, and the court was sanded, painted and refinished. The floor project is the centerpiece of a number  > Full story.