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  • May 2017 graduate Madison Joy
    Grad fulfills promise to late mother as she becomes first in family to earn degree
    Tuesday, April 25, 2017

    Growing up, Madison Joy remembers how hard her mother worked to provide for her and her brother. She also remembers her mother making her promise that someday she would see Mady cross the stage to accept her college diploma. Mady’s mother passed away in 2008, well before Mady was old enough to make her mom’s wish come true. “All I ever wanted was to make her proud and fulfill my promise to her,” Mady says. “I knew I was going to college and I was going to do what I needed to do to succeed.” Mady will keep her promise to her late mother when she crosses the stage in Zorn Arena in May 20, becoming the first person in her family to earn a college degree.

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    Film series to examine role of the press in democratic society
    Thursday, April 6, 2017

    The public is invited to examine the role of the press in a democratic society through the lens of film during “Journalism at the Movies,” a three-part film series starting April 24 at UW-Eau Claire.

  • UW-Eau Claire alumnus Kevin Hunt '94
    Campus and community invited to live recording of ‘The Talking Points Podcast'
    Tuesday, April 4, 2017

    Get an insider’s view of how organizations talk to the outside world during a live recording of “The Talking Points Podcast” from 4-5 p.m. April 25 in Hibbard Hall Room 102 at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. UW-Eau Claire Chancellor James Schmidt will be the podcast’s special guest.

  • UW-Eau Claire student Cora Cornett on study abroad
    Making the most of study abroad
    Friday, March 24, 2017

    Cora Cornett studied abroad for two semesters, one in Spain and the other in Puerto Rico. During the course of those adventures she gained a wealth of experience, learned to be self-reliant and adaptable, and made friends for life.

  • Jenna Johnson
    White House reporter to speak April 27 at 20th Devroy Forum
    Tuesday, March 14, 2017

    Jenna Johnson, political reporter at the Washington Post who has covered President Donald Trump on the campaign trail and at the White House, is the featured speaker for the 20th Ann Devroy Memorial Forum.

  • Melissa Matczak
    Blugold breaks the glass ceiling in the newsroom
    Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017

    While the late Mary Tyler Moore’s fictional Mary Richards was celebrated in recent weeks for showing the world that women belong in the newsroom, another — this time, real-life — female journalist in Nebraska is taking things one step further. The Blugold is showing the world that women not only belong in the newsroom, but can lead the newsroom. In January, the Omaha World-Herald named Melissa Matczak its new executive editor, marking the first time in the newspaper’s 127-year history that a woman holds the paper’s top editor position.

  • Maddie Forrest
    Blugold sings for Packers Hall of Fame celebrations
    Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016

    It was the legendary Brett Favre who inspired 70,000+ football fans to travel to Lambeau Field two summers ago to celebrate the quarterback’s induction into the Packers Hall of Fame, but it was a young Blugold who — literally — brought the emotional crowd to its feet early in the ceremony. Maddie Forrest, now a sophomore public relations major at UW-Eau Claire, sang the national anthem at the highly anticipated Hall of Fame event.

  • 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.

  • A view from the bandstand at Gatsby's Gala.
    Three reasons to attend Gatsby's Gala
    Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016

    A UW-Eau Claire student shares what she did right (and wrong) as an attendee at UW-Eau Claire's Gastby's Gala so that you can enjoy this glamorous evening to its fullest.

  • Blugold Beginnings students
    'You Are My President' sends messages of hope
    Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016

    "You Are My President," a video project led by a UW-Eau Claire faculty member to help the university community think more about the U.S. democratic system, was completed this week before the polls closed in the Nov. 8 presidential election.

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    Campaigns inspire Blugolds to pursue careers in politics
    Friday, Nov. 4, 2016

    The unusual 2016 election season has left two Blugolds more determined than ever to make their careers in politics. Mitchel Orlovsky, a junior history major and political science minor, and Jake McGuire, a sophomore political science and organizational communication major both say they might be like to pursue careers within the political arena.

  • Carson Park football field from the press box
    Blugold father-son duo call Homecoming football game
    Friday, Oct. 7, 2016

    Over the years, Kyle Naber and his dad, David, have watched a lot of exciting basketball and football games together. But they agree that this year’s UW-Eau Claire Homecoming football game, despite a Blugold loss, was their best game yet. The father-son duo — the father an accomplished UW-Eau Claire grad and the son a successful student — sat side-by-side in the Carson Park press box as they worked together to announce the Blugolds' Homecoming football game.

  • Kallie Friede
    Student event planner helps bring Eau Queer Film Festival to life
    Friday, Sept. 30, 2016

    Knowing it’s impossible to have one-on-one conversations with all of her 10,500+ Blugold peers about the equity, diversity and inclusivity issues she’s so passionate about, Kallie Friede is doing the next best thing — she’s helping organize events that encourage conversation around EDI issues that are critical to UW-Eau Claire’s goal of being a safe and welcoming place for everyone. This fall, as an intern in the Women’s & LGBTQ+ Resource Center, Kallie is helping to plan and bring to life two of those high-profile events: UW-Eau Claire’s National Coming Out Day celebration and the Eau Queer Film Festival.

  • UW-Eau Claire students (from left) Devin Dawson, Cece Lewis, Carter Kha, Sierra Lomo and Richard Yang attend a screening at the Castro Theatre during the Frameline International LGBTQ Film Festival in San Francisco.
    Films touching on power, privilege and protest part of Eau Queer Film Festival
    Monday, Sept. 19, 2016

    UW-Eau Claire will again host a five-day festival, from Oct. 11-15, that celebrates the diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex and asexual communities through the screening and discussion of a number of powerful films.

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    Geography and journalism double major is UW-Eau Claire's 19th Devroy Fellow
    Friday, Aug. 19, 2016

    As part of the Devroy Fellowship, Andee Erickson, a journalism and geography double major, will follow in the footsteps of many Blugold journalism students and have the opportunity to intern at The Washington Post in January.

  • Forensics team in a huddle
    Blugold forensics does it again
    Friday, Aug. 12, 2016

    After attending the American Forensics Association National Individual Event Tournament, the Blugold forensics team has something to brag about.

  • Lauren French
    Senior experiences life inside the newsroom of a top New York City media company
    Thursday, May 5, 2016

    Thanks to accomplished journalist and 1978 grad Steven Koepp, each year a UW-Eau Claire journalism student will spend three weeks working as a paid intern at one of Time Inc.’s New York City-based publications.

  • Katelyn Larson
    Internship opens door into the world of country music industry
    Monday, May 2, 2016

    Ever since she was a girl, the Academy of Country Music Awards show has been one of Katelyn Larson’s favorite nights of the year. A lifelong country music fan, the junior organizational communication major landed a Los Angeles-based internship with the ACMs that made her part of the 2016 celebration.

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