The view from campus

New sculptures adorn Centennial Hall

UW-Eau Claire Art Students Catelyn Mailloux and Pheng Vang with their art installation titled "Starlight Heritage"

A student-created sculpture titled “Starlight Heritage,” dedicated this past spring in UW-Eau Claire’s Centennial Hall, celebrates the long history, the present-day and the future of teacher education at the university. Art students Catelyn Mailloux and Pheng Vang, along with their mentor, Dan Ingersoll of the art & design department, created the sculpture, which was installed  > Full story.

Two colleges name new deans

David Leaman, dean of UW-Eau Claire's college of arts and sciences

David Leaman joined UW-Eau Claire July 1 as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. He previously served as associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and associate professor of political science at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. He received his bachelor’s degree in history from Goshen College in Indiana and his  > Full story.

As seen on TV

UW-Eau Claire alum Laila Robins

When the fourth season of the Showtime series “Homeland” began Oct. 5, Blugold alumni and friends may have recognized a familiar face among its cast. Laila Robins, a 1981 UW-Eau Claire music graduate and successful film, television and theater actress, signed on to the Emmy Award-winning series in June. She plays Martha Boyd, U.S. ambassador  > Full story.

Blugold grads earn top jazz honors

UW-Eau Claire alumnus Keith Karns

For two years straight, UW-Eau Claire music graduates have received one of the nation’s highest honors for young jazz composers. UW-Eau Claire alumnus Keith Karns, a trumpet player, composer and bandleader now living in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, received a 2014 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award during the Jazz Wall of Fame event hosted  > Full story.

Bringing health sciences to the fore

UW-Eau Claire Ramsey Endowed Chair Dr. Mel L. Kantor

Dr. Mel L. Kantor named Ramsey Endowed Chair With more than 35 years of expertise in health care, public health, epidemiology, dentistry and academic scholarship, the newly appointed Oliver Marion Ramsey Endowed Chair is poised to develop and strengthen the pre-professional and professional health science programs at UW-Eau Claire. Dr. Mel L. Kantor joined UW-Eau  > Full story.

Champions of The Power of AND

UW-Eau Claire business student Kyle Gostomski

UW-Eau Claire continues to tell its story through The Power of AND, the university’s new brand message. Students, faculty, staff and alumni bring this message alive every day as they explore multiple passions and academic pursuits. Nearly a century’s worth of Blugolds have been empowered to cultivate their interests and skills, creating a community of  > Full story.

Something to sing about

UW-Eau Claire music grad Benjamin Bedroske

Every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 o’clock, the sound of singing can be heard coming from the Greendale Community Church in suburban Milwaukee. It is the sound of joy, the sound of passion, the sound of Blugolds coming together. It is the sound of the Chant Claire Chamber Choir, the melodious brainchild of UW-Eau Claire  > Full story.

UW-Eau Claire celebrates excellence, new leadership

UW-Eau Claire Chancellor James Schmidt at Inauguration

Nov. 8, 2013, was a festive day on campus as hundreds gathered for a celebration of UW-Eau Claire and the inauguration of James C. Schmidt as the university’s eighth chancellor. The day featured esteemed guests, speeches, music, poetry, food and just the right amount of pomp and circumstance to officially welcome Chancellor Schmidt and celebrate  > Full story.

University unveils new brand message: The Power of AND

The Power of AND at UW-Eau Claire

Thanks to literally hundreds of alumni — and several thousand faculty, staff and students — UW-Eau Claire recently unveiled a new brand message: The Power of AND. The Power of AND describes how UW-Eau Claire challenges students, faculty, staff and alumni to explore multiple passions and academic pursuits. Blugolds are not defined solely by one  > Full story.

Eau Claire area voters show support for Confluence Project

Thumbnail of rendering of confluence project

Results of two referendums on the spring election ballot indicate Eau Claire city and county residents are in favor of the Confluence Project proposed for downtown Eau Claire and support its moving forward. The Confluence Project includes construction of a new arts center to be shared by the community and UW-Eau Claire, a commercial/retail complex  > Full story.