The view from campus

Foundation kicks off $60 million Power of Possible campaign

Power of Possible lanterns glowing in the dark

The UW-Eau Claire Foundation has launched a comprehensive campaign to raise $60 million in support of people, programs and places at UW-Eau Claire by Dec. 31, 2016, during the year of the university’s centennial celebration. The Power of Possible Centennial Campaign had already raised $27.6 million in gifts, pledges and deferred commitments in the months  > Full story.

State Building Commission approves two projects

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The State Building Commission March 21 approved two UW-Eau Claire projects for inclusion in the 2013-15 state capital budget: a new upper-campus residence hall and Garfield Avenue corridor improvements. The projects were recommended in Gov. Scott Walker’s capital budget, which will be considered by the full state Legislature this spring. New residence hall The new  > Full story.

UW-Eau Claire earns military-friendly designation

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UW-Eau Claire has been designated a top performer in Military Advanced Education’s 2013 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities. The guide provides military veterans and potential students with information about academic institutions that go out of their way to implement military-friendly policies in support of returning servicemen and women. Inclusion in the 2013 Guide to  > Full story.

Art & design students create city bus wraps

Art students Alison Wheeler, Jennifer Johns and Luke Benson,

Three students in the UW-Eau Claire department of art & design have completed their college careers by designing artistic wraps featured on Eau Claire’s new hybrid city buses. Seniors Jennifer Johns, St. Louis Park, Minn., Luke Benson, Eau Claire, and Alison Wheeler, Viroqua, began work on the hybrid bus art project in August 2012 after  > Full story.

Political science alum lands White House internship

Noah Wiedenfeld in Washington D.C.

Noah Wiedenfeld, a 2012 UW-Eau Claire political science graduate from Lake Mills, was a spring 2013 participant in the prestigious White House Internship Program in Washington, D.C. Wiedenfeld, who was assigned to assist with the work of the Domestic Policy Council, began his internship in mid-January and worked at the White House until May 3.  > Full story.

Professor Max Garland named Wisconsin poet laureate

Max Garland, poet

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.

The social event of the season

Dancers at Viennese Ball

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.

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.