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  • Sophie Topper, 9, is building her math skills and confidence through her work with school psychology graduate student Jill Heitman.
    Summer program helps kids overcome math struggles
    Friday, July 21, 2017

    Math has never been at the top of Sophie Topper’s list of favorite things to do. Yet this summer the 9-year-old is eager to get to her math class every morning and she talks nonstop about what she learned all the way home. Why the sudden interest in story problems, math facts and fractions? The fourth-grader is one of a handful of youth participating in UW-Eau Claire’s summer math intervention program. The program pairs kids — typically elementary school students who need extra help with math — with school psychology graduate students to work on math skills.

  • Bryan Krause
    Q&A with psychology and religious studies alumnus Bryan Krause
    Monday, May 22, 2017

    Recent grad Bryan Krause is glad to be serving youth at Rawhide Boys Ranch. He credits his religious studies minor with broadening his viewpoint and increasing his compassion, and says his psychology major equipped him with the skills he needs to succeed in his current career.

  • Cassie Ott, second from right
    Life's challenges help new grad find career path
    Tuesday, May 9, 2017

    They say that when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. Cassondra (Cassi) Ott has made a lot of lemonade during her years as a Blugold. A psychology major who will earn her degree from UW-Eau Claire in May, Cassi has battled health issues and has suffered the loss of several loved ones during her time in school, and is choosing a career helping others with similar challenges.

  • Meredith Watson
    Persistence, patience help psychology student land dream internship
    Friday, May 5, 2017

    A strong interest in addiction research drove UW-Eau Claire junior, Meredith Watson, to land a prestigious paid internship at the University of Missouri’s Summer Alcohol Research School.

  • May 2017 graduate Megan Schilling
    McNair Program, research projects prepare Blugold for grad school
    Tuesday, April 25, 2017

    Megan Schilling, who will graduate in May with a degree in psychology, is looking forward to putting her research skills to use when she begins graduate school in the fall. She credits the McNair Program for making it possible for her.

  • UW-Eau Claire senior Jenna Jandrt
    Undergraduate research earns top national honors
    Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017

    While Jenna Jandrt won’t begin her master’s program until the fall, already she is immersed in the research that she expects will shape her graduate studies and make the future career she envisions possible. UW-Eau Claire’s success in supporting highly effective undergraduate research programs that benefit students like Jandrt has earned the university top honors from the Council on Undergraduate Research. CUR named UW-Eau Claire the top master’s-level university in the country in providing excellent undergraduate research programs.

  • Center for Academic Preparation to offer program for young children
    Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017

    The CAP program, for children ages 6 months to 6 years, aims to help with communication, cooperation and early academic skills.

  • Doug Matthews, Meredith Watson, Whitney Hasenberg and Charlie Bakalars present their research in New Orleans
    Psychology team presents findings in New Orleans
    Monday, Nov. 14, 2016

    A student-faculty research team in the psychology department sent the 2015-16 year conducting research related to binge drinking, and presented their findings in New Orleans last June.

  • Jennifer Muehlenkamp NZ Conference Pic
    Globally showcasing Blugold faculty research
    Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016

    Three UW-Eau Claire psychology faculty have traveled around the world in the past year to present research and engage in educational conferences from New Zealand to China.

  • Dr. Jianjun Ji and sociology grad Lauren Bollaert at Denver conference
    Sociology study of elderly Chinese health status
    Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016

    Dr. Jianjun Ji and 2016 psychology graduate Lauren Bollaert completed a study of the health status of over 1000 Chinese elderly individuals and presented their findings at a Denver conference in October.

  • Dr. April Bleske-Rechek
    Research explores male-female friendships
    Friday, Nov. 4, 2016

    A new study headed by Dr. April Bleske-Rechek, professor of psychology at UW-Eau Claire, finds that men are more likely to define a female friend as “a member of the opposite sex to whom I am attracted and would pursue given the opportunity.” Women, however, tend to define their opposite-sex friends as simply “a friend of the opposite sex.”

  • Dr. Jennifer Muehlenkamp
    Researchers work to reduce the risk of suicide among college students
    Friday, Oct. 14, 2016

    What specific behaviors or psychological features exist or change over time that make some — but not all — of the young adults who self-injure move toward suicidal thoughts or behaviors? That’s the question a UW-Eau Claire associate professor of psychology and a student team hope to answer through a new three-year research project.

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    A Blugold bond in the workplace
    Tuesday, June 28, 2016

    Six women who work at Water’s Edge Counseling and Healing Center in Burnsville, Minnesota, come from different backgrounds, but they share a common bond: They're all Blugold alumnae.

  • Jennifer Dahl and Tayo Sanders
    Faculty members receive Friend of TRIO awards
    Friday, April 29, 2016

    This year, the McNair program began to formally recognize the program's most successful and involved mentors with awards to be presented at the annual TRIO Day each year. These new Friend of TRIO awards recognize the many contributions of McNair mentors. The 2016 award recipients are Dr. Jennifer Dahl, associate professor of chemistry, and Dr. Kevin Klatt, professor of psychology.

  • student researchers at 2016 National Conference on Undergraduate Research
    Students present at national research conference
    Friday, April 15, 2016

    Forty students from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire attended the National Conference on Undergraduate Research April 7-9 at the University of North Carolina at Asheville.

  • Summer Underwood
    counselor AND confidante
    Friday, March 4, 2016

    As a Blugold psychology major and campus volunteer, Summer Underwood is gaining the knowledge and skills necessary for her to pursue a career as a clinical psychologist.

  • UW-Eau Claire student Becca Dirschl with schoolchildren
    Blugolds help area youth overcome reading challenges
    Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015

    A UW-Eau Claire program trains undergraduate students to develop and deliver evidence-based interventions to school-aged children who need extra help with their reading. Based on outcome data, the program is a success.

  • Dr. Mel L. Kantor named Ramsey Endowed Chair
    Meet Dr. Mel Kantor
    Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

    With over 35 years of expertise in health care, public health, epidemiology, dentistry and academic scholarship, Dr. Mel Kantor brings a range of experience and knowledge to UW-Eau Claire. He is poised to further strengthen the health science programs.

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