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 October 2016

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In this issue

Scenes from Homecoming 2016

UW-Eau Claire news roundup

Blugold Centennial Celebration updates

Changing addresses during the winter? Let us know!

Upcoming events

New alumni success stories

Blugold Trivia

Alumni links

Alumni events

Alumni success stories

eView archive

eView survey

Photo album

The View online



Scenes from Homecoming 2016

Our centennial Homecoming celebration has come and gone — but not the great Blugold memories! We loved seeing so many of you here (like the members of the Alumni Blugold Marching Band, above). If you missed the fun this year, plan now to join us Sept. 29-30, 2017! Meanwhie, check out photos from our 2016 festivities. back to top

UW-Eau Claire news roundup

UW-Eau Claire receives top national undergraduate research award
The Council on Undergraduate Research has named UW-Eau Claire the top master’s-level university in the country in providing excellent undergraduate research programs.

Blugold earns Wisconsin Teacher of the Year honors
Congrats to Chris Gleason, a UW-Eau Claire 1987 music education grad!

Helping students make sense of the 2016 presidential election
Geoffrey Peterson, UW-Eau claire professor of political science, and alumnus Brent Wathke, an Eau Claire middle school social studies teacher, are doing all they can to teach their students about democracy during this year's historically unique presidential campaign:

UW-Eau Claire hosts UW System Board of Regents
“Partners in Wisconsin’s Future” was UW-Eau Claire’s theme as the host campus of the UW System Board of Regents meeting Oct. 6-7. A presentation by Chancellor James Schmidt, along with students, faculty, staff, and community and business leaders, highlighted the many ways the university serves as a partner in Wisconsin’s future.

Researchers work to reduce the risk of suicide among college students
Existing research shows that engaging in non-suicidal self-injurious behavior is a strong risk factor for future suicide among college students. But why do some — but not all — of the young adults who self-injure move toward suicidal thoughts or behaviors?

Students bring Blugold Roast coffee business to campus
Life is about to get even better for Blugolds who love both their coffee and their university, thanks to a team of UW-Eau Claire entrepreneurial students:

Want more UW-Eau Claire news?

For more UW-Eau Claire news and events info, check our Blugold Briefing page anytime: www.uwec.edu/news back to top

Blugold Centennial Celebration updates

'Building Excellence': Book chronicles UW-Eau Claire's 100-year history
"Building Excellence: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 1916-2016" chronicles the centurylong transformation of what began as a small single-purpose normal school for prospective teachers into a large regional comprehensive university. The authors are longtime UW-Eau Claire history professors Dr. Robert Gough and Dr. James Oberly. Order the book today and own a piece of Blugold history!

100 Years of Excellence

Attention Blugold poets: Enter the Centennial Poetry Competition
UW-Eau Claire students, current and emeriti faculty, alumni and residents of the greater Chippewa Valley are invited to submit their original poems on the theme “Reflections on Education” for the UW-Eau Claire Centennial Poetry Competition. More information.

Check the centennial website frequently for stories, photos, merchandise, more event details and new events as they are added to the calendar. back to top

Changing addresses during the winter? Let us know!
Many Blugolds change their places of residence during the colder months. While you’re there, the Alumni Association and UW-Eau Claire Foundation don't want you to miss a thing — and unfortunately, any mailings we send to your "regular" address are returned to us, rather than forwarded like some of your other mail. If you'll be living at an alternate address this winter, send us an email at alumni@uwec.edu with your temporary address and the dates you'll be residing there. We look forward to staying in touch! back to top

Upcoming events

  • Blugold alumni reception at WMEA Wisconsin State Music Conference. Oct. 27, Hall of Ideas Room E, Monona Terrace Community and Conference Center, Madison, 5-7 p.m. More information and registration.
  • Blugold alumni reception at Wisconsin Association for Language Teachers conference. Nov. 4, The Clubhouse Sports Pub at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel, Appleton, 4:30-6 p.m. More information and registration.
  • Gatsby's Gala. Nov. 11, Ojibwe Ballroom, UW-Eau Claire Davies Center, doors open at 6:30 and event begins at 8. Learn more and buy tickets.
  • 42nd Holiday Concert. Dec. 4, UW-Eau Claire Zorn Arena, 2 and 5 p.m. Tickets on sale starting Nov. 1. More information.

See more Alumni Association events and universitywide events. back to top


Alumni success stories

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

Bob Knuth '90, a UW-Eau Claire art graduate, has been promoted to creative director of marketing and brand for The Second City. Full story.

Greg Gossel '05, a UW-Eau Claire graphic design graduate, currently has his artwork on display at the Vertical Gallery in Chicago. Full story.

John Noltner '90, a UW-Eau Claire journalism graduate, has had his latest book, "A Peace of My Mind: American Stories" published. Full story.

Graydon Royce '80, a UW-Eau Claire journalism graduate and longtime theater critic for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 Ivey Awards. Full story.

Mimi Carlson '11, an MBA graduate of UW-Eau Claire, and her husband will be expanding their coffee roasting company, Carlson Roasting Co., in the near future. Full story.

Brian Leaf '81, a UW-Eau Claire journalism graduate, is the new public information officer for the School District of Beloit. 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 sweatshirt. The name of this month's Blugold Trivia winner will be published in the November issue of eView.

October Blugold Trivia question:

On average over the past three years, what percentage of Blugolds have had at least one in-depth scholarly research experience by the time they graduate from UW-Eau Claire?

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!

September's winner:

Congratulations to Dan Williams '91, a UW-Eau Claire business finance graduate and winner of the September Blugold Trivia prize. Dan's name was drawn from among those who correctly named Dr. Robert Gough and Dr. James Oberly as the authors of the UW-Eau Claire history book written in honor of the university's centennial. back to top

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