1. UW-Eau Claire nursing grad puts skills to use in hometown

    Kelsey Meyer, who earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from UW-Eau Claire in 2013, will graduate May 20 with her doctorate of nursing practice degree. She then will serve as a primary care provider with Prevea Health in her hometown of Cornell.

    What is the best thing about earning a doctorate of nursing practice degree from UW-Eau Claire? The chance to put her medical skills to use in her hometown of Cornell, says Kelsey Meyer. “I will serve as a primary care provider for the community in which I live,” Kelsey says of her new position with […]

  2. Blugold creates map to celebrate all things Wisconsin

    Samantha Hytry, a UW-Eau Claire freshman graphic communications major and marketing minor, created a new map for "Discover Wisconsin" in honor of the show’s 30th season.

    Love the new “Discover Wisconsin” map highlighting all the cool things you can do in the state? Thank a Blugold. More specifically, thank Samantha Hytry, the UW-Eau Claire freshman graphic communications major and marketing minor who created the map for the popular television show that celebrates all things Wisconsin. An Eagle River native and life-long […]

  3. Blugolds build inexpensive, efficient solar-powered water heater

    Dr. Kim Pierson, UW-Eau Claire professor of physics, discusses a solar-powered water heater he is developing with research students Brendon Kwick, Sawyer Buck and Hunter Hermes.

    When Dr. Kim Pierson began teaching a new class about renewable energies, he used some inexpensive materials he found at a local store to build a small model of a solar thermal water heater that he could use in his laboratory. The UW-Eau Claire physics professor quickly realized that his model — if built to […]

  4. Blugold Beginnings program selected for Board of Regents Diversity Award

    UW-Eau Claire student Ameer Collins, a participant in the Blugold Beginnings Learning Community, works with fifth-grade students from Manz Elementary School in Eau Claire during a citizenship and service event organized by the learning community members.

    For UW-Eau Claire students Chantal Bougie and Whisper Kappus-McDew, the university’s Blugold Beginnings program has provided unexpected opportunities and a support system that has been life changing as they pursue their college degrees. In recognition of its positive impacts on higher education access and success for hundreds of underrepresented, low-income and first-generation students, Blugold Beginnings has […]

  5. UW-Eau Claire: Increasing K-12 student literacy is goal of collaborative program

    Education professionals from the Augusta and Cornell school districts participate in a workshop led by UW-Eau Claire education studies faculty. The workshop is part of a three-year program supported by a UW System Improving Teacher Quality grant.

    Two regional school districts will work to boost students’ literacy skills, thanks to a recent event at UW-Eau Claire. The university recently hosted 100 teachers, principals, and other education professionals from the Augusta and Cornell school districts for a workshop led by education studies faculty members Janine Fisk and Deb Pattee, and music education faculty […]

  6. Blugolds help city of Eau Claire improve sustainability, life through internship program

    Derek Dahlk, this summer's city of Eau Claire community planning department intern, stands in front of Eau Claire City Hall.

    UW-Eau Claire environmental studies students are working toward a greener Eau Claire community while simultaneously getting a valuable internship opportunity. For the last three years, Ned Noel, associate planner for the city of Eau Claire, has hired environmental studies students through a connection to UW-Eau Claire’s Watershed Institute for Collaborative Environmental Studies. Past interns include […]

  7. UW-Eau Claire social work students first to research impacts of personalized music on caregivers

    Social work students Joyce Idárraga, left, and Alissa Peanasky, right, look at the iPods they used for their research project examining the impact of personalized music on dementia caregivers.

    UW-Eau Claire social work students are making a difference with never-done-before research on dementia caregivers — one personalized iPod at a time. Through a grant issued by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services Division of Long Term Care, associate professor of social work Dr. Lisa Quinn-Lee, professor emeritus Dr. Donald Mowry and four undergraduate social […]

  8. UW-Eau Claire’s innovative teaching brings real-world research into chemistry classrooms with help of prestigious grant

    UW-Eau Claire chemistry research students working with Dr. Sanchita Hati. From left: An Nam Hodac, Dr. Sanchita Hati, Lauren Adams and Ryan Andrews.

    A prestigious grant and an innovative teaching strategy by a pair of UW-Eau Claire chemistry professors will help increase the number of Blugolds who will graduate with real-world research experience. Dr. Sanchita Hati, associate professor of chemistry, and Dr. Sudeep Bhattacharyay, assistant professor of chemistry, received a $337,000, three-year grant from the National Institutes of […]

  9. UW-Eau Claire: Treating patients like people key to effective nursing practices

    Nursing students train at the UW-Eau Claire bachelor of science in nursing program site in Marshfield.

    Good nurses know how to take patients’ blood pressure, do painless blood draws and check vital signs, but the most effective nurses also know how to make those patients feel like people. For Dr. Cheryl Lapp, a University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire professor of nursing, holistic patient care is at the heart of her teaching. Inspired […]

  10. UW-Eau Claire: Helping shape the future of commercial drone use

    UW-Eau Claire senior Syler Behrens

    Syler Behrens won’t graduate from UW-Eau Claire until May 2016 but she’s already helping to shape how geospatial technologies will be used in the booming commercial unmanned aircraft systems industry. Behrens, a senior geography and biology major with a talent and a passion for geospatial technologies, is working as an intern for Menet Aero Inc., […]