Max Garland, UW-Eau Claire professor of English and widely published, award-winning poet, essayist and fiction writer, has been named the 2013-2014 Wisconsin poet laureate by the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters. During his two-year term, Garland will promote poetry and creativity among all ages, and act as an advocate for imaginative engagement in > Full story.
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UW-Eau Claire’s Viennese Ball is a formal event recalling the romance and elegance of 19th-century Vienna, Austria. The 39th annual ball, held April 12 and 13, was the first to be held in the new W.R. Davies Student Center. Modeled on the historic New Year’s Eve Kaiser Ball, the event transforms all three levels of > Full story.
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.
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.
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 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.
Linda Young has been named dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at UW-Eau Claire following a national search. She began her new post Aug. 1. Young comes to UW-Eau Claire from the Milwaukee School of Engineering, where she was a professor of nursing. She will serve as the scholarly and administrative leader > Full story.
James Boulter, associate professor of chemistry at UW-Eau Claire, has been appointed by Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich as the university’s second Campus Sustainability Fellow. The half-time position was created in 2008 as part of the implementation of the Centennial Plan, the university’s strategic plan, which calls for identifying and prioritizing campus improvements focusing on sustainability. As > Full story.
U.S. News & World Report magazine has again named UW-Eau Claire among the best public regional universities in the Midwest. The 2012 edition of “America’s Best Colleges” ranks UW-Eau Claire No. 5 in the Midwest among public Midwestern universities in the “Regional Universities” category. The publication has ranked UW-Eau Claire among the top public institutions > Full story.
UW-Eau Claire is offering the UW System’s first bachelor of professional studies degree and UW-Eau Claire’s first fully online bachelor’s degree completion program beginning this fall semester. The new bachelor of professional studies degree in organizational leadership and communication was approved June 10 by the UW System Board of Regents. According to the Bureau of > Full story.