Recreation and Sport Operations News
Perseverance and patience: International student success story
A severe case of homesickness nearly stopped Xuewei Zhang’s Blugold journey before it even began, but with the right set of supports mobilized, her nerves were calmed. She's now beginning her senior year and is on track to graduate next May.
Blugold women’s club rugby player selected to Team USA for Canadian tournament
Senior Blugold physical education major Abbey Jacobs reached international-level competition through club rugby, playing in July for Team USA in a Canadian tournament.
International student builds language skills and community through esports
For recent alumnus Yiming Liu, esports at UW-Eau Claire provided not only valuable and rewarding social networking but also a way to help improve his English language skills.
Ninth annual Jig’s Up Blugold ice fishing contest set for Feb. 12
The ninth annual Jig's Up ice fishing contest will run from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. on Lake Wissota near The View bar and grill. Fish and raffle prizes will be awarded at 3 p.m.
Recreation, sport operations closed to community during first semester
Recreation and Sport Operations staff understand the news may be frustrating for community members but ask for continued patience and flexibility during this uncertain time of COVID-19.
Shamrock Shuffle to be March 14 at UW-Eau Claire
The Shamrock Shuffle, a fundraiser including a 5K run/walk and children's events hosted by the UW-Eau Claire University Recreation and Sport Operations department, will be held March 14.
The Jig's Up Ice Fishing Contest set for Feb. 8
The seventh annual Jig's Up Blugold Ice Fishing Contest — a day full of ice fishing, food, friends and cash prizes — will be held Feb. 8 on Lake Wissota, east of Chippewa Falls.
Esports creating new opportunities, connections at UW-Eau Claire
UW-Eau Claire’s new esports club, created around the League of Legends video game, already has attracted more than 160 students.
UW-Eau Claire shares Sonnentag Event and Recreation Complex update
With site preparation underway, UW-Eau Claire and its partners have announced they expect to begin construction by July 1, 2020, on the Sonnentag Event and Recreation Complex.
Campus to host 'The Climb' event Aug. 4: Tackling mobility challenges head on
On Sunday, Aug. 4, the UWEC campus hill will be the site of a fun new event designed to give students and other people with missing limbs or other mobility limitations an opportunity to take on the challenge of ascending the campus hill with success.