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  • UWEC commencement in Zorn Arena
    Alumni award honorees share words of advice for new grads
    Friday, Dec. 9, 2016

    For the benefit of UW-Eau Claire's newest graduates, December's recipients of Alumni Association awards share some of the wisdom gained from their valuable life experiences.

  • Graduation
    UW-Eau Claire commencement set for Dec. 17 in Zorn Arena
    Friday, Dec. 9, 2016

    Commencement exercises for 712 students at UW-Eau Claire will be held Dec. 17 in Zorn Arena.

  • Alumni award recipient Charles Szews May 2016
    Ten to receive UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association awards
    Friday, Dec. 9, 2016

    Ten alumni and friends of the university will receive UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association awards Dec. 17 at an event in conjunction with commencement.

  • John Paul Soldner
    Last but not least!
    Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016

    If practice makes perfect, then the Soldner family should have the best celebration ever when John Paul Soldner graduates from UW-Eau Claire later this month. After all, John Paul will be the ninth — and last — sibling from the La Crosse family to walk across the Zorn Arena stage to receive a diploma from UW-Eau Claire. Come Dec. 17, every one of Jay and Nancy Soldner’s nine kids will be Blugold alumni.

  • Student Sumya Paung in Chang Mai, Thailand
    UW-Eau Claire continues to be a national leader in study abroad
    Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016

    UW-Eau Claire ranks 29th nationally among public and private master’s-level schools in the overall number of students it sends abroad. It is the only master’s-level school in Wisconsin or Minnesota among the top 40 institutions in its category.

  • Jeremy Gragert at the Chippewa Valley Museum
    Blugold alumnus brings history of leadership to local museum
    Friday, Nov. 11, 2016

    The Chippewa Valley Museum has a new communications and outreach specialist — a Blugold with a long record of civic leadership in the community. Jeremy Gragert, a 2005 history graduate, brings his leadership skills to benefit a Chippewa Valley treasure.

  • aerial view of lower campus
    Chancellor's Blog: Reflections on this week
    Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016

    Chancellor James Schmidt shares his reflections on events over the past week at UW-Eau Claire.

  • Centennial Book, Building Excellence: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire 1916-2016
    Faculty members complete comprehensive history book about UW-Eau Claire
    Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016

    As the holidays approach, UW-Eau Claire has a perfect gift idea: the centennial history book titled "Building Excellence: University of Eau Claire, 1916-2016."

  • Ryan Shaefer, Heidi Hietpas and 60-plus Blugold family and friends at their August 2016 wedding.
    Couple celebrates wedding surrounded by Blugold family
    Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016

    Heidi Hietpas and Ryan Schaefer’s families gathered with them last summer to celebrate their wedding, adding even more love to an already joyful day. So having 60-plus members of their beloved Blugold family at their August celebration was the icing on the cake for the college sweethearts who now are newlyweds.

  • Native Pride Dancers image
    UW-Eau Claire Artists Series to present Native Pride Dancers
    Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016

    In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, the Native Pride Dancers will perform at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 in Schofield Auditorium at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

  • A performer wearing 1940’s era clothing sings at UW-Eau Claire’s Gatsby’s Gala.
    UW-Eau Claire and Eau Claire Jazz bring back Gatsby's Gala on Nov. 11
    Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016

    The third annual Gatsby's Gala will take place on Nov. 11 in Davies Center at UW-Eau Claire, and it's a party you don't want to miss! Find out all the glitzy details, and how to buy your tickets now.

  • Symphony orchestra with Nobuyoshi Yasuda
    42nd Holiday Concert set for Dec. 4 at UW-Eau Claire
    Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016

    The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Foundation and department of music and theatre arts will present their 42nd annual Holiday Concert at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, in the university’s Zorn Arena.

  • View from atop campus hill
    Planting ceremony to launch Centennial 100 Trees Project at UW-Eau Claire
    Monday, Oct. 17, 2016

    The Centennial 100 Trees Project at UW-Eau Claire will officially be announced during a ceremonial tree planting at noon on Monday, Oct. 24.

  • Schofield Hall
    Schofield Hall rededication set for Oct. 19 at UW-Eau Claire
    Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016

    UW-Eau Claire will mark the 100th anniversary of the dedication of Schofield Hall — formerly known as Old Main — with festivities and a rededication ceremony starting at noon on Oct. 19.

  • Dr. Laura Suppes is a national leader in investigating waterborne illness outbreaks associated with swimming pool use.
    Blugold researcher leads advances in pool water safety
    Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016

    For most people, swimming pools evoke images of leisurely summer days, family fun and physical fitness. Most of the time, that vision is a reality. But pool water also can make people sick, a phenomenon that can put a damper on the public’s recreational activities.

  • teacher of the year, Chris Gleason
    Blugold earns Wisconsin Teacher of the Year honors
    Monday, Oct. 10, 2016

    While Chris Gleason is always glad to hear his middle school band students hit the right musical notes, it’s their curiosity, creativity and joy of learning that make his heart soar as he heads to work each day. The UW-Eau Claire graduate’s passion for teaching, as well as his talent for nurturing and inspiring his students in ways that help them use their gifts to excel in band and in life, has earned him the 2016 Wisconsin Teacher of the Year honor. As the state’s top teacher, he now is in the running for the National Teacher of the Year honors.

  • Chemistry students in lab with Dr. Hati
    UW-Eau Claire receives top national undergraduate research award
    Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016

    UW-Eau Claire is the top master’s-level university in the country in providing excellent undergraduate research programs, according to the Council on Undergraduate Research.

  • Monarch butterfly on flower on campus mall
    UW System Board of Regents meets Oct. 6-7 at UW-Eau Claire
    Monday, Oct. 3, 2016

    Blugolds join in extending a warm welcome to the UW System Board of Regents, who will hold their October meeting on our campus Oct. 6-7.

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