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On Campus: Centers

With its outstanding facilities, innovative programs, and faculty, staff and students who are committed to learning and sharing information, UW-Eau Claire is a center of information and knowledge in the Chippewa Valley. Community members are welcome to take classes, participate in events and use some campus resources. Faculty and students visit schools and community organizations to share information. And thousands of people visit campus each year to participate in a variety of conferences and workshops. The following are just a few examples of the ways we try to share resources and knowledge with the greater community.

  • Center for International Education. UW-Eau Claire has one of the most active international programs in the Midwest. It annually serves about 200 students from 55 countries and sends about 250 students abroad each year to 21 study opportunities. Call 715-836-4411. [more info]
  • Center for Leadership. Empowers and inspires people of all ages and life experiences to become confident and effective leaders. Offers two programs: the Leadership Institute for middle and high school students; and the Leadership Certificate for UW-Eau Claire undergraduate business students. Call 715-836-4364. [More info]
  • Children's Center. Located on campus, the Children's Center is accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs. It provides children of students, faculty and staff with a high-quality program that is both affordable and convenient. [More info]
  • Community of Science. This database contains information about faculty and staff from all disciplines. It is valuable to scholars seeking collaborators for research or access to databases on grant information, patents and other government documents; business and industry members who seek the intellectual resources of our faculty and staff for consulting or research purposes; and media who want specialized experts. Call 715-836-3405. [More info]
  • McIntyre Library. A community learning resource, McIntyre Library houses nearly 590,000 bound volumes, 264,708 government publications, 1,287,000 units of microfilm materials and periodicals from 1,543 subscriptions. Call 715-836-3858. [More info]
  • McNair Program. The Robert E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement TRIO grant program encourages people from families with annual income below $24,000 and minority undergraduates to consider careers in college teaching. It also can help them with their doctoral study. The program provides undergraduate research experiences and other support to help prepare participants for graduate school. Call 715-836-4912. [More info]
  • Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. Designated by the UW System Board of Regents as the only Center of Excellence for faculty-student undergraduate research collaboration, more than 450 faculty and more that 650 undergraduates from all majors work together on research each year. Call 715-836-3405. [More info]