1. UW-Eau Claire recognized for comprehensive support for LGBTQ+ students

    Photo of Christopher Jorgenson, director of UW-Eau Claire’s Gender and Sexuality Resource Center

    UW-Eau Claire continues to be recognized for its comprehensive support for LGBTQ+ students — including twice being named the best college in Wisconsin for inclusivity. Behind those rankings is the leadership of Christopher Jorgenson, director of UW-Eau Claire’s Gender and Sexuality Resource Center. Jorgenson is proud to see Blugolds seek out resources that help them […]

  2. UW-Eau Claire student ingenuity at work: Clearwater Labs consulting

    Photo of UW-Eau Claire students who have launched Clearwater Labs, a 100% student-run software consulting company in downtown Eau Claire

    UW-Eau Claire students have launched Clearwater Labs, a 100% student-run software consulting company in downtown Eau Claire that’s on track to become self-funded and self-sustaining. The students work as a team providing technology solutions to area businesses. One project, an energy dashboard, advanced to the third round of the Smart Cities–Smart Futures competition, earning a […]

  3. UW-Eau Claire Blugold graduates find success

    Photo of UW-Eau Claire graduates

    UW-Eau Claire sets students up for success by teaching skills that help them stand out in the real world. With nearly 8 out of 10 students participating in a job-related experience as part of their education, it’s no wonder many students land positions before they have a diploma in hand. What’s more? 97% of UW-Eau […]

  4. UW-Eau Claire Blugolds help bring World War II history to life

    Photo of UW-Eau Claire history professor Dr. James Oberly and student researchers who traveled to Budapest to help bring to life the World War II diaries of Dr. Maria Madi.

    UW-Eau Claire history professor Dr. James Oberly and student researchers traveled to Budapest to help bring to life the World War II diaries of Dr. Maria Madi, who saved a young Jewish boy from persecution in Hungary. The Blugolds are creating a website and interactive storytelling tools to make the diaries — which are housed […]

  5. ‘An affirming space’: Black Cultural Center opens at UW-Eau Claire

    Photo of the opening of the Black Cultural Center at UW-Eau Claire

    In fall 2017, members of the Black Student Alliance at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire met with Chancellor James Schmidt and Vice Chancellor Tamara Johnson to discuss the challenges they face as black students at a predominantly white university. They shared their struggles on campus — from those experienced during classroom interactions to those in […]

  6. UW-Eau Claire research aims to improve police officers’ health, quality of life

    Photo of UW-Eau Claire researchers and Eau Claire police officers after research presentation

    The Eau Claire Police Department is making a significant change to how officers carry their equipment after a UW-Eau Claire research team determined that load-bearing vests are a safe and healthier alternative to the traditional duty belt.Officers who carry most of their equipment — which often weighs close to 30 pounds — on vests rather […]

  7. New internship program aims to keep UW grads in western Wisconsin

    Photo of UWIN brochure, a collaboration between Momentum West, UW-Eau Claire, UW-River Falls, and UW-Stout.

     Three University of Wisconsin System institutions in western Wisconsin are joining with a regional economic development organization to create a new internship program designed to keep graduates in the area after college. UW-Eau Claire, UW-River Falls, UW-Stout and Momentum West have created the University of Wisconsin Internship Network (UWIN), a shared initiative aimed at encouraging more […]

  8. UW-Eau Claire: Pablo Center at the Confluence has opened in downtown Eau Claire

    Photo of Pablo Center at the Confluence

    The new Pablo Center at the Confluence, a modern arts venue that will support both community arts organizations and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, opened Sept. 22 in downtown Eau Claire. The $60 million, 130,000-square-foot Pablo Center includes multiple venues to accommodate a variety of audience sizes and performance types, gallery spaces to display hanging […]

  9. UW-Eau Claire, Jamf offer coding camp to students in grades 6-12

    Photo of attendees at 2018 Blugold Coding Day Camp

    UW-Eau Claire and local software company Jamf partnered in July to offer the Blugold Beginnings Coding Day Camp. The week-long camp taught youth in grades 6-12 to build websites, games, and applications. More

  10. UW-Eau Claire student researchers study nitrate levels in area private wells

    Photo of homeowner Katie Wehling, who is eager to work with Dexter Zebro, an environmental public health major, on a study to determine how nitrates get into private wells. More than 100 samples from private wells — including Wehling’s — in Eau Claire County have been collected.

    When Katie Wehling and her family moved into their hobby farm 10 miles south of Eau Claire, they loved everything about their new home except that the nitrate levels in their water were elevated, which appears to be a common issue in their township. “With young children, we are especially concerned about our drinking water,” […]