1. Growing number of international students playing tennis for Blugolds

    Photo of three international students playing tennis at UW-Eau Claire

    With its reputation for quality academics and a tennis team with a history of success, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has long attracted many top tennis players from the Midwest. […]

  2. UW-Eau Claire, Badger Boys State sign agreement to bring annual event to campus

    Photo of (from left) Nathan Gear of the American Legion of Wisconsin, Robert Batty of Badger Boys State, and Chancellor James Schmidt, who officially signed the memorandum of understanding for the campus to host the youth leadership program for the next three years. (Photo by Shane Opatz)

    The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and Badger Boys State on Friday officially agreed to have the university host the annual civic leadership program for high school students on campus starting […]

  3. Business venture reflects Blugold’s love for Wisconsin

    Photo of Blugold Ethan Van Grunsven, who brought his love for business and his home state of Wisconsin together to launch the apparel company Sconny Co. The business student creates and sells apparel for people who are proud to be from Wisconsin. (Photo by Bill Hoepner)

    A longtime fan of Wisconsin Badger basketball, Ethan Van Grunsven was disappointed when his team lost in an early round of this year’s March Madness. Still, the University of Wisconsin-Eau […]

  4. Blugolds leading new dance class for Eau Claire area children and teens with disabilities

    Photo of Blugolds leading a new dance class for Eau Claire area kids with disabilities.

    Olivia Schmidt and Scarlett Prock love their weekly dance classes, where they leap and twirl as they practice a new dance routine that they’ll perform during their first-ever recital this […]

  5. Blugold still swinging for the fences after spinal cord injury changed his life

    Photo of Zach Caterer (left) who presented the undergraduate student research he is doing with Dr. Michael Walsh (right) during the Research in the Rotunda event in March in Madison. (Photo by Shane Opatz)

    Zach Caterer grew up playing baseball, so he knows that if a pitcher throws you a curveball, you must adjust your swing if you want to hit a home run. […]

  6. Blugold ‘shoots for the stars’ as his journey takes him from homeless to medical school

    Photo of Dr. Kurt Wiegel (left) and Broc Kelley, who have worked together on synthetic organic chemistry research for more than a year. Kelley has earned a full scholarship to the UW School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison. (Photo by Shane Opatz)

    Dr. Kurt Wiegel has been teaching chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire for more than 20 years, so it takes a lot for a student to surprise him. Still, […]

  7. UW-Eau Claire ramping up study abroad programs during spring semester

    Photo of Ricky Schiff, who is among the 90 Blugolds who are studying abroad in a dozen countries this semester. Schiff’s program in Winchester, England, was canceled three times because of COVID-19, so he’s making the most of his experience this spring. (Submitted photo)

    The old saying about if at first you don’t succeed try, try again certainly rings true for Preston Krautkramer and Ricky Schiff, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire students who are finally […]

  8. UW-Eau Claire receives major NSF grant for summer undergraduate research

    Photo of Dr. Rahul Gomes, assistant professor of computer science, talking with student researcher Avi Devy Mohan about their 2021 research, which was a collaborative project with Mayo Clinic Health System.

    In late January, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire received an award from the National Science Foundation, which will offer opportunities for students to combine high-performance computing with multidisciplinary undergraduate research. […]

  9. Guatemalan immersion program helps Blugolds build Spanish skills, cultural awareness

    Photo of Emma Felty, who was among the 15 UW-Eau Claire students who spent part of the Winterim session helping Guatemalan coffee farmers with their harvest. The Blugolds traveled to Guatemala as part of an international immersion program, which focused on social and environmental justice. The students were immersed in local communities, living with host families and interacting with community members, including coffee farmers. (Submitted photo)

    When Haley Blagdon and Emma Felty came to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, they both already knew they wanted to explore new places and meet people who’ve had different life […]

  10. UW-Eau Claire Blugold excited to begin teaching career despite ongoing pandemic

    Photo of Abbi Holzmann, who has known since she was a young girl that she wanted to be a teacher. The ongoing pandemic has made her more determined than ever to make a difference in the lives of students. Holzmann, who graduated from UW-Eau Claire in December, began her first professional teaching job in January at an Eau Claire middle school. (Photo by Shane Opatz)

    “I was around 5 years old, and I made my basement into my first classroom and taught silly little lessons to my stuffed animals and Polly Pockets,” says Holzmann, who […]