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  • 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.

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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.

  • Dr. Geoff Peterson is fielding many questions from his political science students at UW-Eau Claire about the unusual 2016 presidential election.
    How do students make sense of the 2016 presidential election?
    Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016

    An expert on national politics and elections, Dr. Geoff Peterson is fielding a lot of tough questions from students this year about the 2016 presidential election. But the question he’s hearing most often from the Blugolds in his political science classes is an easy one to answer: No, this is not normal.

  • Amelia Neas
    Blugold political science grad finds first job, success in local politics
    Friday, Aug. 19, 2016

    Forget getting your foot in the door. When Amelia Neas graduated from UW-Eau Claire this past May, she took her first steps through a door that was wide open. Even before graduation day, Amelia had already been hired for not just one, but two jobs in local politics.

  • Dr. Peter Myers
    Professor earns prestigious fellowship at think tank in Washington, D.C.
    Monday, May 23, 2016

    Dr. Peter Myers has received a $110,000 award from The Heritage Foundation Simon Center’s Visiting Fellowship in American Political Thought, a prestigious organization that has a long history of producing politically significant research.

  • Dr. Eric Kasper
    What happens when politics and pop culture intertwine?
    Thursday, May 5, 2016

    A political science faculty member who’s an expert in how politics and pop culture intertwine is gaining national attention as the 2016 presidential campaign moves along. Dr. Eric Kasper is co-author of “Don't Stop Thinking About the Music: The Politics of Songs and Musicians in Presidential Campaigns.”

  • Ian Allen
    International experiences lead to Peace Corps opportunity in Rwanda
    Wednesday, May 4, 2016

    When Ian Allen graduated in 2011, he took with him degrees in Spanish and political science as well as valuable knowledge gained by studying abroad in Spain and Nicaragua. His international experiences combined with his double major helped him land his dream job — serving as a Peace Corps volunteer.

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    Professor gaining national attention for research on how politics and pop culture connect
    Monday, March 7, 2016

    A UW-Eau Claire political science professor who’s an expert in how politics and pop culture intertwine is gaining national attention as the 2016 presidential campaign continues.

  • Dr. Eric Kasper
    New center to share faculty expertise on state, federal constitutions
    Friday, Feb. 26, 2016

    UW-Eau Claire’s newly established Center for Constitutional Studies will promote research, education and community outreach on matters related to the Wisconsin Constitution and the U.S. Constitution.

  • Blugold Nathaniel Behnke (in blue) during a wrestling match
    Wrestling champ looks forward to career in law enforcement
    Monday, Feb. 22, 2016

    This fall, Nathaniel Behnke became UW-Eau Claire’s all-time wins leader, capping a successful collegiate wrestling career. The biology major now is looking forward to what he hopes will be an equally successful career in law enforcement.

  • A sanctuary for storytellers
    A sanctuary for storytellers
    Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015

    Nestled in the rolling hills of western Wisconsin’s Dunn County just outside of Glenwood City is a 57-acre expanse of farmland, forest and restored prairie grasslands.

  • Kristen Hathaway in Ghana
    peace AND politics
    Monday, June 15, 2015

    Kristen Hathaway talks about her study abroad in Ghana, how she combined peace AND politics, and the difference her efforts are making in the lives of people she met.

  • Dr. John Evans, assistant professor of political science
    Professor works to increase campus diversity
    Tuesday, May 12, 2015

    When Wisconsin native Dr. John Evans returned to the Midwest three years ago, the political scientist was looking for opportunities to share his time and talents with community groups whose missions matched his interests.

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