Multicultural Student Services News
UW-Eau Claire to celebrate Black History Month throughout February
The month of February at UW-Eau Claire will offer a wide range of events and gatherings for campus and community members aimed at meaningful celebrations of Black History Month.
Blugold biology alumna promotes colon cancer awareness and screening
UW-Eau Claire biology graduate and Seattle-based clinical researcher Dr. Rachel Issaka reminds us that March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, a time to learn the facts about the disease, the risk factors and when to begin routine screening.
Blugold 'shoots for the stars' as his journey takes him from homeless to medical school
Broc Kelley, who will graduate from UW-Eau Claire in May with a biology major and minors in chemistry and pre-professional health science, received a full scholarship to the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. A decade ago, Kelley was homeless.
Virtual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration set for Feb. 2
The UW-Eau Clare campus and the greater community are invited to a virtual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2.
After 22 years of leadership, Charles Vue to retire in 2022
As the first Hmong student to graduate from UW-Eau Claire in 1989, Charles Vue knew exactly what type of support the next generations of Southeast Asian students needed to succeed here, and spent 22 years meeting those needs, and much more.
Blugolds on list of Wisconsin's most influential Asian American leaders
Madison365, a nonprofit online magazine, has included Dang Yang — a leader on University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s campus as well as in the greater Eau Claire community — on its list of Wisconsin’s 34 Most Influential Asian American Leaders.
UW-Eau Claire celebrates Native American Heritage Month throughout November
Throughout November, UW-Eau Claire will present a series of events in recognition of Native American Heritage Month. Join us for these unique opportunities to learn, understand and celebrate inspiring histories and current voices.
New grad creates documentary telling stories of African students at UW-Eau Claire
A documentary that shares the experiences of three African students at UW-Eau Claire will premiere during a special screening Nov. 6 in Eau Claire. Kehinde Olu Famule, who graduated in May, filmed “Ndani Eau-Claire” while he was still a student.
UW-Eau Claire professor co-directing project to commemorate 50th anniversary of Hmong resettlement in U.S.
A community-based traveling exhibit will launch in January 2025 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Hmong resettlement to Wisconsin. Dr. Kong Pheng Pha, an assistant professor at UW-Eau Claire, is helping lead the project.
Latinx Heritage Month celebration gets underway at UW-Eau Claire
UW-Eau Claire will host events in September and October in recognition of Latinx Heritage Month, a monthlong celebration of the culture and traditions of those who trace their roots to Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and South America.
Community project aims to make Chippewa Valley more antiracist and inclusive
Dang Yang, director of UW-Eau Claire’s Office of Multicultural Affairs, is one of the four co-chairs of the recently launched Chippewa Valley Transformation Project, an effort to create a more antiracist community.
Resilience in action: Tressa Lange
When Tressa Lange decides to do something, it gets done despite the obstacles. From taking over running a student organization and obtaining a competitive national internship to succeeding as a student facing a 6-hour round-trip commute, she did it all.
Developing his inner leader by sharing his experiences: Kehinde Olu Famule
For some students, the road to commencement takes some unexpected turns. For Olu Famule, those turns opened his mind to sides of himself and inner passions he didn't even know he had, and he couldn't be happier with where he landed.
Inspired by family, driven to make change: Haadz Malik
When she graduates with a degree in marketing analytics, Haadz Malik will not only be the first business grad in her large Pakistani family, but she will have become a role model to her younger brother and cousins in writing their own future and dreams.
Red Dress Display to recognize Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women Awareness Day May 5
UW-Eau Claire's Inter-Tribal Student Council will host events May 5 and May 6 in recognition of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women Awareness Day. The Red Dress Display will be on the campus mall on May 5. A virtual discussion will follow on May 6.
More than an academic endeavor: Casey Moua's journey of self-discovery
For December 2020 grad Casey Moua, the end of the undergraduate journey brings not only a valuable degree in communication and social work, but also a new sense of self, one fortified by hard work, exploration and healing.