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    Blugold family helps veteran make dream come true
    Monday, May 8, 2017

    Unlike most of the Blugolds who will graduate this month, no one expected Bronsen Smith to earn a bachelor’s degree. From being expelled from his high school to overcoming the death of his sister, the odds have been stacked against the Army veteran for a long time.

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    Making Eau Claire a safer place for LGBTQ+ people
    Wednesday, April 5, 2017

    Community members will gather this month to celebrate a new Blugold-led initiative aimed at making Eau Claire a safer place for LGBTQ+ individuals seeking medical care. Safe Spaces Coalition of the Chippewa Valley will celebrate the first edition of its “Resource Guide to LGBTQ+ Friendly and Competent Service Providers” during an April 17 launch party. The event, open to all members of the community, will run from 6-8 p.m. in the Eau Claire Room of L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in downtown Eau Claire.

  • Rep. Ilhan Omar, the first Somali-American elected lawmaker in the country.
    Immersion fosters Blugold connections with Somali community
    Monday, Feb. 13, 2017

    Growing up in a Twin Cities suburb, Connor Zielinski was aware that there was a large Somali community in Minneapolis, yet he knew little about the people who live there. As immigration and other issues touching on diverse populations, including his Somali neighbors, became part of the rhetoric in state and national elections last fall, Zielinski — a UW-Eau Claire freshman with an interest in politics — realized he didn’t understand enough about the issues or diverse cultures to join the conversation in a meaningful way. So he decided to do something about it.

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    A Blugold bond in the workplace
    Tuesday, June 28, 2016

    Six women who work at Water’s Edge Counseling and Healing Center in Burnsville, Minnesota, come from different backgrounds, but they share a common bond: They're all Blugold alumnae.

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    Social work students first to research impacts of personalized music on caregivers
    Wednesday, June 15, 2016

    Two UW-Eau Claire social work faculty and three undergraduate students have done new research into the impact on caregivers of the use of personalized music with individuals diagnosed with dementia.

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    English & Women's studies project promotes LGBTQ+ friendly medical service providers
    Wednesday, June 1, 2016

    Alex DeLakis is helping make Eau Claire a safer place for LGBTQ+ individuals seeking medical care alongside fellow Blugolds Dr. Theresa Kemp, professor of women’s studies and English, and alumna Alison Harder, prevention specialist at the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin Eau Claire and director of Q2.

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