UW-Eau Claire Athletic Director Dan Schumacher retiring in spring
During Schumacher’s time as athletic director, UW-Eau Claire increased its number of student-athletes to as many as 850 as the university brought back men’s baseball and added men’s soccer and women’s lacrosse.
Blugold volleyball helps CSD graduate student stay calm during academic, clinical experiences
Collegiate athletics helped introduce Arianna Barrett to her academic program and her future career as a speech therapist.
Sports shaping Blugold's college experience, future career path
A finance and management major, Mitch Stegeman is a four-time track and field All-American and two-time academic All-American who is planning a career in golf course management. His time on the track and in the classroom are preparing him for success.
Blugold embraces every opportunity on campus and in the community
Given her passion for gymnastics, love for community and interest in human movement, Lili Shank knew UW-Eau Claire was the right place to pursue her athletic and academic dreams. Four years later, she's proud of her success as a student-athlete.
Lacrosse captain a leader in athletics and academics
Hallie Oberg feels she was “blessed with the opportunity” to be a student-athlete at UW-Eau Claire. As she prepares to graduate, her coach says Oberg has helped make the university "a better place and stronger institution than when she arrived."
Blugold from Alaska finds adventure and knowledge studying abroad in Prague
When Kylie Judd decided to study abroad in Prague, the UW-Eau Claire senior was determined to embrace every opportunity to learn about the culture and history of the Czech Republic. So, Judd said yes to a 35-mile nighttime hike to a holy site.
Faculty, staff recognized for excellence at Blugold Breakfast
Eight UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff members were honored at the academic year opening meeting. Each award recipient received a university medallion and $1,500.
UW-Eau Claire chancellor named chair of NCAA Division III governing body
Chancellor James Schmidt was named chair of the NCAA Division III Presidents Council this summer and will serve in that capacity through the NCAA national convention in January 2024.
Growing number of international students playing tennis for Blugolds
With its reputation for quality academics and a tennis team with a history of success, UW-Eau Claire has long attracted many top tennis players from the Midwest. Now the tennis program also is attracting a growing number of international students.
Blugold biochemistry/molecular biology major well positioned for medical school success
Biochemistry/molecular biology major and student-athlete Carolyn Shult combines student employment and collaborative research with Mayo Clinic to become a strong future applicant to medical school.
Ninth annual Jig’s Up Blugold ice fishing contest set for Feb. 12
The ninth annual Jig's Up ice fishing contest will run from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. on Lake Wissota near The View bar and grill. Fish and raffle prizes will be awarded at 3 p.m.
Making the move to UW-Eau Claire pays off for women’s basketball players
UW-Eau Claire women's basketball currently lists six athletes who transferred to UWEC, some mid-season, over the last couple of years. Find out how coach Tonja Englund has created a program where late-comers find their fit in sports and academics.
Volleyball seniors and Division III champions take life lessons from the game
When seniors Makenzie Bachmann, Kendra Baierl and Taylor Scalia made the choice to return for a fifth season after COVID canceled 2020, they hoped it would be worth it all. An NCAA DIII National Championship trophy says it was.
Blugolds who found love as students now find joy in making UW-Eau Claire dream come true
When they were young newlyweds studying at UW-Eau Claire, John and Carolyn Sonnentag never imagined that 50-plus years later they would be back on campus, this time announcing gifts of land and monies to their alma mater totaling nearly $70 million.
Blugold women's volleyball team celebrates national championship
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire won its first women’s volleyball national championship on Saturday night and the magnitude of the moment still is sinking in for everyone surrounding the program.
Drum and bugle corps trains at UW-Eau Claire, plans public performances
UW-Eau Claire graduate David Lofy is programs director for the Madison Scouts, a 165-member drum and bugle corps composed of performers ages 15-22 from 29 states and three countries.