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  • UWEC student poses with Fiji school children
    Blugold brings education to Fiji
    Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017

    Spending summer vacation 7,000 miles from home in a foreign country, with no access to to the internet, sounds like any college student’s worst nightmare; but for one, it was the experience of a lifetime. Sam Leifeld, a senior History major at UW-Eau Claire, spent four weeks of his summer renovating elementary schools on the island of Fiji.

  • Robert Baca playing trumpet
    History project showcases icons of local music scene
    Monday, Aug. 21, 2017

    A team of UW-Eau Claire public history students is working to share the stories of the artists, producers, publicists and others who are longtime contributors to the city of Eau Claire’s thriving, eclectic music scene.

  • Centennial Book, Building Excellence: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire 1916-2016
    Wisconsin Historical Society honors Blugolds
    Friday, June 9, 2017

    The Wisconsin Historical Society is honoring three Blugolds for their work in documenting the state’s history. Dr. Robert J. Gough, professor emeritus of history, Dr. James W. Oberly, professor of history and American Indian studies, and Greg Kocken, head of special collections, university archives and records management, are 2017 Wisconsin Historical Society Board of Curators Award recipients.

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    History M.A. Students Present Thesis Summaries
    Tuesday, May 16, 2017

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    2017 History Awards Ceremony
    Wednesday, May 10, 2017

  • Dr. Selika Ducksworth-Lawton
    Fourteenth Amendment topic of May 1 Law Day talk
    Tuesday, April 25, 2017

    In celebration of Law Day, the UW-Eau Claire Center for Constitutional Studies and the Pre-Law Club will host a talk by Dr. Selika Ducksworth-Lawton, professor of history at UW-Eau Claire. The event will begin at 5 p.m. May 1 in Room 2614 in Centennial Hall.

  • Celebration of Excellence in Research and Creative Activities
    History Students and Faculty Mentors at CERCA 2017
    Friday, April 21, 2017

    History Students and Faculty Mentors at CERCA 2017

  • Danielle Schroeder at the State Capitol Rotunda
    Danielle Schroeder at Capitol Rotunda
    Friday, April 21, 2017

    Danielle Schroeder, Public History Class of 2016, presents research at State Capitol

  • From a Multiethnic Empire to a Nation of Nations
    Oberly Co-Authors New Book on Austro-Hungarian Migration History
    Friday, April 21, 2017

    Oberly Co-Authors New Book on Austro-Hungarian Migration History

  • Dr. Selika Ducksworth-Lawton
    Why African American History Month still matters in 2017
    Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017

    African American History Month, clearly, publicly and unflinchingly, defends the humanity, citizenship and rights of African Americans and our multiracial allies. It serves not just African Americans, but all Americans.

  • Jeremy Swick
    History + football = dream internship
    Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017

    One of the things that Jeremy Swick appreciates about UW-Eau Claire is its work to ensure that Blugolds have access to the kinds of internships that give students experiences that go far beyond fetching coffee. Yet for a couple of days during his Ohio-based internship, the history graduate student eagerly volunteered to fetch or deliver anything that was needed … well, at least anything needed by anyone associated with his much-loved Green Bay Packers. Jeremy was an intern at the Pro Football Hall of Fame the summer that his childhood hero, Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre, was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

  • History students Sarah Beer and Makayla Elder with the display of their capstone project
    A collection of century-old photos gives history students unique hands-on experience
    Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016

    Thanks to a generous donation of photographs to the Chippewa Valley Museum, 15 public history seminar students in 2016 had a unique chance to create a photo-based exhibit of Eau Claire history to cap off their major requirements.

  • 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.

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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.

  • Centennial Book, Building Excellence: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire 1916-2016
    Faculty members complete comprehensive history book about UW-Eau Claire
    Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016

    As the holidays approach, UW-Eau Claire has a perfect gift idea: the centennial history book titled "Building Excellence: University of Eau Claire, 1916-2016."

  • Karissa Mueller in Chippewa Falls classroom
    History education student reflects on immersion experiences
    Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016

    A senior history education major gives useful insight into the "extra" experiences that round out an education degree at UW-Eau Claire, providing real-world application of their skills and knowledge.

  • Amanda Krueger at national archives in London.
    Student-faculty collaborative research takes pair of Blugolds around Europe
    Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016

    History professor and student travel through western Europe to conduct collaborative research about the French Revolution.

  • History graduate student research
    Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016

    Find out more about history through the abstracts of our graduate student research projects. Whether you are a current student looking for research projects ideas, or a perspective student looking at what history can do for you - you are in the right spot.

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