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  • Peace Corps Vanuatu
    Facing life in the Peace Corps
    Friday, April 28, 2017

    What happens when two students from the Midwest join the Peace Corps and end up teaching in the South Pacific? Read the story of recent graduates Kat and Natalie to see how Blugold spirit, plus hope and perseverance, make navigating life in the Peace Corps an experience worth having.

  • Kyle Shaffer at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
    From philosophy to machine learning
    Thursday, April 20, 2017

    If you're wondering what you can do with a degree in philosophy, here's one career you might not have considered. Kyle Shaffer got his degree in philosophy from UW-Eau Claire, and is now a data scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Seattle.

  • Austin Northagen at Harlaxton Manor in England
    Studying the philosophy of Tolkien in England and the human condition at home
    Thursday, April 20, 2017

    Austin Northagen, an English education major and philosophy minor, found a study abroad program that allowed him to remain on pace for graduation, visit numerous countries and take many interesting classes.

  • Ashlei Buhrow - Religious studies
    On road to becoming a pastor, religious studies grad values the freedom to ask 'why'
    Thursday, April 20, 2017

    Now at Luther Seminary pursuing her master of divinity degree, alumna Ashlei Buhrow credits the UW-Eau Claire religious studies program for challenging her to think critically about religion and life in general.

  • Sarah Westad stands in front of the statue of Martin Luther at Wartburg Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa.
    History + religious studies = a winning combination
    Thursday, April 20, 2017

    Sarah Westad graduated with a major in public history and a minor in religious studies. She talked with us about her experience at UW-Eau Claire, and emphasized how useful it was to explore options on her way to graduation.

  • Two members of the philosophy club.
    A meeting of minds
    Tuesday, April 4, 2017

    The philosophy club breaks new conceptual ground each time they meet. Join them at their weekly meetings, and prepare to be amazed.

  • Boychuk admitted to the New Hampshire bar.
    Philosophy alumna admitted to bar, aims for another as she practices family law
    Thursday, March 30, 2017

    Attorney Ivanna Boychuk transferred to UW-Eau Claire with a desire to take more philosophy courses. Many courses, a major and a Provost's Honors Symposium presentation later, she is now practicing family law in New Hampshire. As she prepares to take the Massachusetts bar exam this summer, Boychuk looks back at the value of her choice to major in philosophy.

  • Ryan Reisner in Nepal
    Recent grad to study philosophy in Shanghai
    Thursday, March 16, 2017

    Philosophy and religious studies major Ryan Reisner graduated with honors in December 2016. In fall 2017 he'll study philosophy in Shanghai, but during the intervening summer he will learn Mandarin Chinese while exploring Beijing. His primary recommendation to incoming Blugolds? Study what you love.

  • Matthew Meyer
    educator AND entrepreneur
    Thursday, April 7, 2016

    By sharing his talents as an educator AND his creativity as an entrepreneur, Dr. Matthew Meyer is helping to prepare students to think critically and creatively while also nurturing his own adventurous and entrepreneurial spirit.

  • Dr. Yaakov Levi
    Distinguished international scholar holds L.E. Phillips professorship in religious studies
    Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015

    UW-Eau Claire has welcomed Dr. Yaakov Levi as the next individual to hold the longstanding professorship funded by the L.E. Phillips Religious Studies Professor Award.

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