Equity, Diversity and Inclusion News
Alumna passionate about helping to diversify STEM fields
Beatris Mendez Gandica, a 2013 UW-Eau Claire information systems and international business graduate, is a program manager at Microsoft in Redmond, Washington.
UW-Eau Claire hosts Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month events
The theme for the activities in April and May is “Embracing Heritage, Celebrating Community.”
New UW-Eau Claire graduate will leave a legacy of advocacy for equity, diversity, inclusion
When Rosa Gómez graduates from UW-Eau Claire, she’ll have three degrees and a resume filled with research and other life-changing experiences. She will leave behind a legacy of student advocacy for equity, diversity and inclusion on campus.
UW-Eau Claire to host Holocaust Remembrance Day event April 17
UW-Eau Claire will host a Holocaust Remembrance Day event from 6-7:30 p.m. April 17 in Centennial Hall. The event aims to educate members of the campus and Eau Claire communities about the Holocaust and raise awareness about the danger of prejudice.
UW-Eau Claire schedules Hmong Heritage Month events
The theme for Hmong Heritage Month in April is “Tradition and Change: Honoring the past, and hopeful for the future.”
Dr. Heather Ann Moody receives 2023 MLK Social Justice Leadership Award
Dr. Heather Ann Moody, associate professor of American Indian studies, received the 2023 MLK Social Justice Leadership Award Feb. 7 at the campus celebration of Dr. King’s life and work.
Fostering Success interns making connections, building the program
UW-Eau Claire’s Fostering Success program is making huge leaps forward thanks to a $70,000 grant it received from the UW System. The program offers financial and other support to students who have formerly been in foster care.
UW-Eau Claire announces new leadership in EDI
Two interim leadership positions have been announced at UW-Eau Claire, familiar campus leaders dedicated to bringing unity and progress in the equity, diversity and inclusion mission of campus.
Dr. Dorothy Chan receives UW System’s Poorman Award for LGBTQ+ advocacy
Dr. Dorothy Chan, an assistant professor of English and nationally recognized poet, is among the recipients of the 2022 Dr. P.B. Poorman Award for Outstanding Achievement on Behalf of LGBTQ+ People.
Stepping up to lead in disability services for students: Katie Bublitz
The UW-Eau Claire Services for Students with Disabilities program has new leadership, longtime SSD staff member Katie Bublitz, who has a solid plan for both continuity of service and some new approaches to raising awareness and visibility.
Blugolds part of NSF study on Hmong STEM experiences
The multisite study with research bases at UW-Eau Claire, UW-Madison and UW Oshkosh will focus on increasing enrollment numbers and graduation rates for Hmong Americans in STEM majors who have struggled with their college experiences.
UW-Eau Claire again on Campus Pride's 'Best of the Best' colleges and universities for LGBTQ+ students list
For the fifth consecutive year, UW-Eau Claire is on the “Best of the Best” colleges and universities list from Campus Pride, the preeminent resource for tracking LGBTQ-friendly policies, programs and practices in higher education.
Campus equity veteran named director of Multicultural Student Services
Caitlin Mai Chong Lee, a longtime campus equal opportunity specialist and community advocate, will lead the Multicultural Student Services unit that was created with the merger of the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Blugold Beginnings.
Interim dean of students begins tenure at UW-Eau Claire
UW-Eau Claire has new leadership in several student affairs positions, including the new interim dean of students, Gregory Heinselman. With a proven track record of promoting student success, Heinselman brings decades of experience in the UW System.
Federal grant supports UW-Eau Claire’s McNair program
The $275,516 grant for the 2022-23 academic year is expected to be the first of five annual grants to the McNair program on campus. The federal grant is the sole source of funding for the program at UW-Eau Claire.
New grant to help UW-Eau Claire's Fostering Success program support more students who were in foster care or homeless
A $70,000 grant will help fund a UW-Eau Claire program that provides resources and support for Blugolds who were in foster care as youths and/or who identify as homeless. The university will use the grant monies to grow its Fostering Success program.