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 June 2016

 
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In this issue

Local businesses make challenge gift for Local Blugold Scholarship

Event to reconnect Twin Cities alumni with the Chippewa Valley

Alumni Association announces new members, officers

A Blugold bond in the workplace

Geology students gain hands-on experience in summer internships

Challenge grant launches final push toward Confluence Arts Center groundbreaking

Social work students first to research impacts of personalized music on caregivers

China 1+2+1 program sees 13 graduates

Continuing Education to offer summer programs for youth, adults

Blugold creates paddleboarding workshop, learns great lessons along the way

UW-Eau Claire to be site of 2017 Collegiate Table Tennis National Championships

Upcoming events

Champions of The Power of AND: Materials science student Eric Miller

New alumni success stories

Blugold Trivia


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Local businesses make challenge gift for Local Blugold Scholarship

Jeremy Kachmar, owner of The Nucleus Café and Racy D’Lene’s Coffee Lounge in Eau Claire, has made a $12,000 challenge gift from his businesses to the UW-Eau Claire Foundation in hopes of encouraging other area businesses and individuals to support the Local Blugold Scholarship.

A local business owner’s appreciation for UW-Eau Claire’s impact on the community has led to a $12,000 gift from his Water Street area businesses in support of a new UW-Eau Claire Foundation scholarship for local students. Full story. back to top

Event to reconnect Twin Cities alumni with the Chippewa Valley
Representatives from Eau Claire area businesses, Chamber of Commerce and Visit Eau Claire to update alums on recent changes and career opportunities in the area. Full story. back to top

Alumni Association announces new members, officers
The UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association recently welcomed five new members and two new officers. Full story. back to top

A Blugold bond in the workplace
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. Full story.

Geology students gain hands-on experience in summer internships
Seventeen geology students at UW-Eau Claire are gaining relevant work experience — and being paid for it — through sponsored internships this summer. Full story. back to top

Challenge grant launches final push toward Confluence Arts Center groundbreaking
A $1.5 million challenge grant to the Confluence Arts Center project in downtown Eau Claire is encouraging a final wave of private gifts that will ensure the project can break ground in September. Full story. back to top

Social work students first to research impacts of personalized music on caregivers
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. Full story. back to top

China 1+2+1 program sees 13 graduates
Thirteen students graduated with dual degrees from UW-Eau Claire and their home universities in China through the unique China 1+2+1 program. UW-Eau Claire is one of 17 U.S. universities participating in this program. Full story. back to top

Continuing Education to offer summer programs for youth, adults
Whether you are looking for positive enrichment, an extra challenge or college preparation for your child, a UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education program will fit your family’s needs this summer. Full story. back to top

Blugold creates paddleboarding workshop, learns great lessons along the way
Jake Brunnquell has had a unique college experience that has included developing a stand-up paddleboard class for UW-Eau Claire faculty, staff and community members. Full story. back to top

UW-Eau Claire to be site of 2017 Collegiate Table Tennis National Championships
For the second time in three years, UW-Eau Claire will be the location of the Collegiate Table Tennis National Championships in April 2017. Full story. back to top

Upcoming events

  • Summer Cinema. Wednesday nights through July 27. Haas Fine Arts Center lawn at dusk. More information.
  • UWEC Alumni Networking Night and 'Marketing to Millennials' Presentation. July 21, 5:30 p.m., BVK, Milwaukee. More information and registration.
  • Link Walker Golf Outing and Alumni Social. Football alumni social July 22, golf outing July 23 at Lake Hallie Golf Course, Chippewa Falls. View invitation.
  • Chalkfest 2016. July 30, UW-Eau Claire campus mall, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. More information.
  • Blugold Night at the Eau Claire Express. Aug. 3, 6:35 p.m., Carson Park, Eau Claire. View invitation and register.
  • 5th Annual Blugold Basketball Anderson Open. Aug. 20, Hickory Hills Golf Course, Eau Claire. View/download 2016 golf outing brochure.
  • SAVE THE DATE: Cross country alumni gathering. Sept. 10, Lowes Creek Park, Eau Claire, 10 a.m.
  • 50-year Class Reunion and Golden Blugolds Celebration. Sept. 30, UW-Eau Claire. More information and registration.
  • SAVE THE DATE: UW-Eau Claire Athletics Blugold Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Sept. 30, Davies Center, UW-Eau Claire.
  • SAVE THE DATE: Centennial events: Alumni Day and Homecoming 2016. Sept. 30-Oct. 1.

View all Alumni Association events and universitywide events. back to top

Champions of The Power of AND

Power of AND

Spotlighting alumni and other Blugolds who exemplify The Power of AND

research scientist AND resource for industry

In his role as one of 11 WiSys Ambassadors, Eric Miller works to increase business community awareness about WiSys and its research funding efforts across the UW System.

When UW-Eau Claire senior Eric Miller graduates with a degree in materials science, he will be able to add a pretty impressive experience to his résumé — the position of WiSys Campus Ambassador.

WiSys Technology Foundation is a nonprofit supporting organization of the UW-System, serving as the dedicated technology transfer office for the 11 four-year comprehensive campuses, 13 two-year colleges and the statewide UW-Extension.

In his role as one of 11 WiSys Ambassadors, Eric works to increase business community awareness about WiSys and its research funding efforts across the UW System. In addition, Eric is focused on helping the business community access WiSys resources designed to support technology development and entrepreneurial activity. Eric's research with Dr. Jennifer Dahl has shown him firsthand how vital the research happening on campus can benefit Wisconsin industry and businesses. Eric, a University Honors student, is confident he will be prepared to make a difference when he leaves UW-Eau Claire. Full story.

Read more AND stories on The Power of AND website. back to top

Alumni success stories

Here are some of the latest stories featuring accomplishments by UW-Eau Claire alumni:

Diane Simon '96, a UW-Eau Claire communication arts graduate, will retire July 1 after serving as executive director of the United Way of Dunn County for more than 20 years. Full story.

Ellen Larson '16, a UW-Eau Claire healthcare administration graduate, has been hired by Grace Lutheran Communities to be the new administrator of Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home. Full story.

Jacqueline Kinney '83, a UW-Eau Claire journalism graduate, has been appointed Frontier Communications Corporation's vice president of state government affairs for California. Full story.

Craig Amundson '88, a UW-Eau Claire business finance graduate, is the owner of Precision Door Service-Twin Cities. Full story.

Jeff Csuy '86, a UW-Eau Claire psychology graduate, has been named senior vice president of softlines merchandising and product development for Gander Mountain. Full story.

Victoria Zwiefelhofer '06, a UW-Eau Claire social work graduate, has joined the behavioral health department at Mayo Clinic Health System-Red Cedar in Menomonie. Full story.

Lowell Johnson '84, a UW-Eau Claire journalism graduate, has been named regional sales director for Wisconsin Media, overseeing the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Sheboygan Press and Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Full story.

Molly Barnes '07, who holds a master's degree in English from UW-Eau Claire, recently starred in Downstage Left's production of "The Amish Project." Eric Lindgren '15, a UW-Eau Claire theatre arts graduate and founder of Downstage Left, directed the play. Full story.

Scott Stulen '98, a UW-Eau Claire art graduate, has been named director of the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Full story.

Gwen (Bee) Moore '01, a UW-Eau Claire psychology graduate, has been appointed a municipal court judge in Bend, Oregon. Full story. back to top

Blugold Trivia
Show how much you know about UW-Eau Claire — AND win great Blugold prizes! Email your answer to this month's question to the Blugold Trivia mailbox (trivia@uwec.edu). Those sending correct responses to this month's question will be entered into a drawing for a UW-Eau Claire travel mug. The name of this month's Blugold Trivia winner will be published in the July issue of eView.

June Blugold Trivia question:

What device do UW-Eau Claire social work students use in their research on caregivers, music and dementia patients?

Know the answer? Email it, along with your name and class year, to trivia@uwec.edu. You'll be notified by email if you are this month's winner!

May's winner:

Congratulations to Trudy Bement '95, a UW-Eau Claire physical education graduate, winner of the May Blugold Trivia prize. Trudy's name was drawn from among those who correctly answered that the dollar amount of the Local Blugold Scholarship is $6,000. back to top

 
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