Reflections of my Civil Rights Pilgrimage experience: Emma Velazquez
Sophomore social work major Emma Velazquez is wrapping up her second year as a Blugold, and has shared with us the profound and personal impact of a cultural immersion program that follows the history of civil rights through the Deep South.
Blugold social work major's research helping change lives
Julieta Murillo knew that her future career would involve helping youth and their families, but the Blugold didn’t expect to make an impact on people’s lives before she even graduated from college. However, that's what she's doing through her research.
After overcoming obstacles, Blugold social work graduate aims to help others do the same
Social work major Finn Hinnefeld is a shining example of the power of perseverance. After taking a needed break from school to address their mental health, Hinnefeld is now set to launch a career in social work.
Special alumna to receive Blugold Spirit Award during Homecoming Week
On Oct. 6, UW-Eau Claire alumna Susan Tietz will receive a special award from the Alumni Association, the Blugold Spirit Award. Tietz is being recognized for her steadfast support for all things blue and gold since her graduation in 1971.
Social work graduate pursues career helping Wisconsin youth
Ricardo "Ricky" Ruel has experienced some hardships in life, and by pursuing a career as a social worker in child welfare, Ruel intends to be the person who can help Wisconsin youth facing some of the same challenges he faced.
Senior social work major hopes to help fellow veterans: Paige Kurtz
By summer 2022, Paige Kurtz will have completed her commitment to the U.S. Army National Guard with her social work degree in hand. After graduate school, she hopes to help promote a more mentally healthy military force as a counselor.
Lifting up students and closing the gap: Upward Bound at UW-Eau Claire
When Melady Vue learned about the college preparation program Upward Bound, she had no way of knowing it would bring her not only to her goal of a degree but also to a fulfilling career helping area youth chase their own college dreams.
National Student Exchange creates new learning opportunities for Blugolds
UW-Eau Claire senior Kenzie Beam was studying in Arizona when COVID-19 cut her National Student Exchange semester short. While disappointed, she enjoyed the experience so much that she's signed on for another NSE semester, this time on the East Coast.
Pilot program aims to save students money by reducing textbook and materials costs
UW-Eau Claire is piloting a program that gives faculty the time, resources and support they need to redesign a course using open educational resources, which are teaching, learning and research materials that live in the public domain so they are free.
Federal child welfare grants assist future social workers at UW-Eau Claire
UW-Eau Claire students can receive a $9,000 grant for tuition and fees and a $1,800 stipend from a federal program intended to support training for future child welfare social workers.
Grant helps UW-Eau Claire assist at-risk preschoolers
A grant from the United Way’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery Community Fund will enable UW-Eau Claire’s Early Childhood Literacy Intervention Program to potentially double the number of children served from 350 to 700.
UW-Eau Claire in a class by itself when it comes to undergraduate research opportunities
The Collegiate Bridge Research Experience targets an underserved and underrepresented population of students in their freshman year and provides them with a high-impact practice that is normally reserved for upperclassmen and high-performing students.