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    On-campus Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration set for Jan. 31
    Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018

    UW-Eau Claire will host a campus-community celebration of the vision and legacy of civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. during the opening week of its spring 2018 semester. The Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration will begin at 5 p.m. Jan. 31.

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    AACSB reaffirms COB accreditation
    Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018

    The College of Business has reaffirmed its accreditation by AACSB International, achieving 37 years of continuous accreditation by this global organization which promotes excellence in business education. Learn what AACSB means and why it is important.

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    A peek inside the Confluence Arts Center
    Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018

    Anxious to see the inside of the new $45 million Confluence Arts Center under construction in downtown Eau Claire? Jason Jon Anderson, acting executive director, offers a peek inside the center, which is set to open late in the summer.

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    UW-Eau Claire named best in state for LGBTQ student support
    Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018

    UW-Eau Claire's recognition as the best college for LGBTQ students in Wisconsin comes from BestColleges.com, which partnered with Campus Pride in releasing its list of “Best Colleges for LGBTQ Students in Every State.”

  • UW-Eau Claire observes Martin Luther King Jr. Day April 19 with a day of service and an evening remembrance event.
    Chancellor's Blog: MLK's dream is alive and well
    Friday, Jan. 12, 2018

    As Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2018 approaches, Chancellor Schmidt recalls the civil rights leader's dream and stresses the importance of ongoing efforts at UW-Eau Claire toward greater equity, diversity and inclusion.

  • RG Conlee delivers winter 2017 commencement address
    Prepare to keep learning and reinventing, speaker tells UW-Eau Claire graduates
    Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017

    While Blugolds leave college with a specific first job or graduate program in mind, RG Conlee told UW-Eau Claire’s newest grads that learning should be continuous, and reinventing themselves will be necessary sooner than than they may realize.

  • winter commencement graduate in the snow
    Alumni award honorees share words of advice for new grads
    Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017

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

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    Six to receive UW-Eau Claire alumni awards
    Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017

    Six alumni and friends of the university will receive UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association awards Dec. 16 at an event in conjunction with winter commencement.

  • Garfield Avenue aerial shot November 27, 2017
    UW-Eau Claire construction update: Dec. 1, 2017
    Friday, Dec. 1, 2017

    UW-Eau Claire provides an overview of work completed since Nov. 1 and expected in the next 30 days on the UW-Eau Claire Garfield Avenue redevelopment and Karlgaard Towers renovation projects.

  • Chancellor during visit to UW-Barron County
    Chancellor's Blog: A great visit to UW-Barron County
    Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017

    Chancellor James Schmidt gives an update on the first official visit by UW-Eau Claire representatives to the UW-Barron County campus since the UW System Board of Regents approved a new UW Colleges alignment that joins the two institutions.

  • Chancellor with veterans support staff and students
    UW-Eau Claire adds to honors for student veteran support
    Friday, Nov. 10, 2017

    UW-Eau Claire has earned the UW System Veterans Education and Transition to Success certification and was honored for the achievement during the system's Board of Regents meeting Nov. 9.

  • Fall colors on campus
    Chancellor's Blog: Welcome, UW-Barron County!
    Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017

    UW-Eau Claire Chancellor James Schmidt welcomes UW-Barron County and sets the stage for the new partnership between the two institutions under the UW System realignment plan approved Nov. 9 by the Board of Regents.

  • Fall leaves outside Davies Center
    UW-Eau Claire, UW-Barron County realignment approved
    Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017

    A realignment that will partner University of Wisconsin two-year colleges with nearby four-year UW campuses across the state — including joining UW-Barron County with UW-Eau Claire — was approved today by the UW System Board of Regents.

  • Dorn-Fernandez family
    Study abroad plays special part in mother, daughter college experiences
    Friday, Nov. 3, 2017

    Turns out there might just be something to that old proverb, "Like mother, like daughter." At least if you are Amy Dorn-Fernandez and Miranda Fernandez and you are thinking about your futures. Both came to UW-Eau Claire — though decades apart — because of the university’s reputation for offering exceptional study abroad programs. Amy got more than she expected from her time studying in Spain — she fell in a love, eventually marrying a young Spaniard. Twenty-plus years later, their daughter, Miranda, is a Blugold and already looking forward to studying abroad in Spain.

  • Garfield Avenue aerial shot October 25, 2017
    UW-Eau Claire construction update: Nov. 1, 2017
    Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017

    UW-Eau Claire provides an overview of work completed since Oct. 1 and expected in the next 30 days on the UW-Eau Claire Garfield Avenue redevelopment and Karlgaard Towers renovation projects.

  • viola players perform with symphony at Holiday Concert 2016
    43rd Holiday Concert set for Dec. 3 at UW-Eau Claire
    Friday, Oct. 27, 2017

    The UW-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. 3, in the university’s Zorn Arena.

  • Greg Kocken works with pieces from LaBelle Miller Southwest Pottery Collection
    Former art teachers give extensive Southwestern pottery collection to UW-Eau Claire Foundation
    Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017

    Two former art teachers have gifted their extensive Southwestern pottery collection to the UW-Eau Claire Foundation. The collection will be displayed on campus and used as an educational resource.

  • Fall leaves near McIntyre Library
    Chancellor's Blog: Looking ahead to possibilities
    Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017

    The landscape of UW-Eau Claire's future could soon be expanded to include new and exciting partnerships with UW-Barron County and the region it serves.

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