1. UW-Eau Claire celebrates more than 1,400 spring 2020 graduates

    Photo of UW-Eau Claire campus with daffodils

    The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is celebrating 1,433 students who will complete academic degrees at the conclusion of the spring 2020 semester.UW-Eau Claire’s spring commencement ceremonies, initially scheduled for May 23, have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. An in-person commencement ceremony for spring graduates is being planned for Friday, Oct. 2, as part […]

  2. UW-Eau Claire, Mayo Clinic and community makers working together to produce face shields for local hospitals

    Photo of Dr. Doug Dunham, a professor of materials science and engineering and director of UW-Eau Claire’s Materials Science and Engineering Center

    When medical workers everywhere — including the Chippewa Valley — began pleading for more personal protective equipment as they battle COVID-19, Dr. Doug Dunham knew UW-Eau Claire’s Materials Science and Engineering Center could help meet the needs of the local medical community. “We have 3D printers and we have people with expertise,” says Dunham, a […]

  3. UW-Eau Claire’s Blugold Beginnings nationally recognized

    Photo of UW-Eau Claire's Blugold Beginnings

    UW-Eau Claire’s Blugold Beginnings – which was recently recognized nationally – works to inspire underrepresented, low-income, and first-generation students to believe that a college education is possible. The program not only motivates K-12 students but also supports current Blugolds, improving their retention, grade-point averages, and graduation rates.

  4. UW-Eau Claire’s Dr. Ming-Li Hsieh helps students understand multicultural justice

    Photo of Dr. Ming-Li Hsieh, an associate professor of criminal justice at UW-Eau Claire, engaging students in collaborative and international immersion experiences to help them gain a broad understanding of multicultural justice.

    Dr. Ming-Li Hsieh, an associate professor of criminal justice at UW-Eau Claire, is engaging students in collaborative and international immersion experiences to help them gain a broad understanding of multicultural justice. By exploring ideas and practices from other countries, students will be better prepared to help address issues in the United States related to policing […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. ‘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 […]

  10. 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 […]