Faculty mentors help new grad succeed despite health challenges and pandemic
Amelia Montie credits a team of faculty mentors for helping her thrive at UW-Eau Claire, including during her final semester of college as she is managing a new diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes as well as a global pandemic that moved all classes online.
Pamela Forman receives UW System award for LGBTQ advocacy
Dr. Pamela Forman, sociology department chair and co-founder of the Eau Queer Film Festival, is the university's recipient of the UW System's Dr. P.B. Poorman Award for Outstanding Achievement on Behalf of LGBTQ People.
New book explores nation's shift in thinking about gay marriage
Dr. Peter Hart-Brinson, an associate professor of sociology, is the author of a new book that explores the nation’s dramatic shift in thinking about gay marriage as a younger generation views homosexuality differently than their parents.
Blugold makes impact at local Juvenile Detention Center
Avery Babb-Schaller, a junior sociology major here at UWEC, has come together with members of her CJ 307 course to work with adolescents at the Juvenile Detention Center right here in Eau Claire.
New grad overcomes homelessness, other obstacles to earn degree
It's taken seven years and two stints as a Blugold, but D’Karlos Craig will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in sociology from UW-Eau Claire in December, making him the first person in his family to earn a degree.
'Evicted' author Matthew Desmond to speak Oct. 19 at The Forum
Matthew Desmond will present “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 as part of UW-Eau Claire's Forum series. His book by the same name won the Pulitzer Prize in 2017, the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Carnegie Medal.
Findings from the 2017 Eau Claire Longitudinal Student Survey
The first wave of the Eau Claire Longitudinal Student Survey is complete, and the results are in! To find out what we have learned about UWEC students, read on.
Senior examines factors in student college selection
As a senior, Kelly Binning became interested in the idea of who and why students choose the colleges they do, and along with a fellow student she set out to research the topic and find out how her fellow students ended up at UW-Eau Claire.
How sociology became that magical mix for one student
Sociology graduate Hannah Uitenbroek reflects on her choice to major in sociology, and how the program drew out her passions and personal empowerment.
Sociology students study fitness fundraisers
Sociology students Hannah Barringer Kenny and Jack Junker have a spent a year researching the motivation of individuals to participate in fitness fundraisers, like the Buckshot Run in Eau Claire. Is it the fitness, the fun, the charitable cause, or something else?
Student event planner helps bring Eau Queer Film Festival to life
Knowing it’s impossible to have one-on-one conversations with all of her 10,500+ Blugold peers about the equity, diversity and inclusivity issues she’s so passionate about, Kallie Friede is doing the next best thing — she’s helping organize events that encourage conversation around EDI issues that are critical to UW-Eau Claire’s goal of being a safe and welcoming place for everyone. This fall, as an intern in the Women’s & LGBTQ+ Resource Center, Kallie is helping to plan and bring to life two of those high-profile events: UW-Eau Claire’s National Coming Out Day celebration and the Eau Queer Film Festival.
Films touching on power, privilege and protest part of Eau Queer Film Festival
UW-Eau Claire will again host a five-day festival, from Oct. 11-15, that celebrates the diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex and asexual communities through the screening and discussion of a number of powerful films.
Hein, Niazi co-author journal article
Dr. Jeremy Hein and Dr. Tarique Niazi, sociology, have co-authored a paper titled "The Primordial Refugees: Religious Traditions, Global Forced Migration, and State-Society Relations," which was published in International Sociology, a journal that ranks as one of the top two sociology journals worldwide.