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Fall 2014 alumni update

UW-Eau Claire alumni travel Dubai

Why UW-Eau Claire? What does being a Blugold mean to you? Was it your experiences in the classroom? Your participation in student government or campus organizations? The lifelong friendships you made? The outstanding faculty who took a personal interest in your success? The connection you still feel to UW-Eau Claire years after your graduation? If  > Full story.

Spring 2014 alumni update

Scenic View of Monaco

Pack your bags! Whether you enjoy exploring scenic and historical sites in the United States or yearn to visit far-off lands, the UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association is offering several travel opportunities to help make your dream vacation a reality. Check out the list below to explore your travel options. The world awaits! July 5-13, 2014   > Full story.

Fall 2013 alumni update

City scape of Tallen, Estonia

Where in the world are you going? The UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association offers a variety of travel opportunities throughout the year. Visit the beautiful Polynesian islands, go on safari in Kenya, take a Grand Canyon train journey or see the best of Europe. Check out the list below — and start packing! Jan. 15-25, 2014  > Full story.

Spring 2013 alumni update

Vacationers kayaking in Door County

Summer fun in Door County! Enjoy the fun, adventure and beauty of Door County during an event hosted by the UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association Thursday and Friday, July 25 and 26. You’ll stay at Rowley’s Bay Resort in Ellison Bay, where activities will include a social hour, storytelling, fish boil and prime rib dinner, and  > Full story.

Fall 2012 alumni update

Blugold baby Soren Jasper Pabst

Your baby ought to be in pictures! Are you proud of your baby Blugold?  Want to show off your child to the world? Then submit a photo of your little one to be posted on the Alumni Association’s Blugold Babies online gallery. Email a JPEG or PICT file, along with your child’s name and date  > Full story.

Blugold generations

The McRaith family

The McRaith family of Rice Lake is well-represented among the ranks of UW-Eau Claire alumni. Five of the family’s seven siblings graduated from UW-Eau Claire as did the spouses of two of them. Pictured clockwise from bottom left are Tim McRaith ’01, who received a master’s degree in English and teaches at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical  > Full story.

Adventure on the seas

Gustavia St. Barts

For Blugold alumni seeking a luxurious cruising experience, the UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association offers an exciting travel opportunity in 2012. Caribbean Discovery | Feb. 16-26, 2012 Travel to a tropical world filled with natural marvels and colorful architecture as you cruise the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. Enjoy spectacular beaches, snorkel in crystalline waters and  > Full story.

Blugold generations


When Brandon Wick was a young boy, he visited UW-Eau Claire’s Phillips Science Hall many times. His father, Michael Wick, a UW-Eau Claire professor of computer science, had his office in Phillips Science Hall and sometimes brought Brandon to work with him. “I liked to go down to see the mosaic mural on the first  > Full story.

From northern wilderness to the land of shamrocks

Dingle Peninsula

Alaskan Frontiers and Glaciers Aug. 4-14, 2011 Sail along Alaska’s coastline and enjoy the state’s rugged beauty. Follow the scenic Inside Passage to Sitka, a city with many historical attractions, and continue on with a visit to the secluded seaport of Icy Strait Point. See the Hubbard Glacier, Alaska’s longest tidewater glacier; visit the village  > Full story.

Sail away


For Blugold alumni seeking a luxurious cruising adventure, the UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association offers an exciting travel opportunity in 2011. Jewels of the Mediterranean and Greek Isles Athens to Rome • April 12-23, 2011 This alluring voyage presents a magical blend of ancient Mediterranean ports and celebrated destinations. Lose yourself in the comfort and luxury  > Full story.