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UW-Eau Claire celebrates excellence, new leadership

Nov. 8, 2013, was a festive day on campus as hundreds gathered for a celebration of UW-Eau Claire and the inauguration of James C. Schmidt as the university's eighth chancellor. The day featured esteemed guests, speeches, music, poetry, food and just the right amount of pomp and circumstance to officially welcome Chancellor Schmidt and celebrate the university's rich history and — in the chancellor's words — "audacious future."

View a slideshow and videos featuring inauguration highlights, the chancellor's inaugural address and the reading of a poem by UW-Eau Claire English professor and Wisconsin poet laureate Max Garland, who wrote it especially for the inauguration.