Blugold alumni land gift to be site of major events center
The UW-Eau Claire Foundation announced that the Sonnentag Foundation has pledged approximately $10 million in land and money for a multipurpose events center that would accommodate at least 7,500 people and replace Zorn Arena as UW-Eau Claire's largest events venue. > Full story.
Gov. Walker announces support for Confluence Project
The governor indicated the state will work with UW-Eau Claire and public and private partners to move the Confluence Project forward. > Full story.
Journalism graduate awarded prestigious Dow Jones News Fund internship
Just over a month ago, Katie Bast was a news editor at The Spectator, UW-Eau Claire's student newspaper. Today, she finds herself sitting on the copy editing desk of a newspaper that has won five Pulitzer Prizes throughout its 157-year history. > Full story.
Blugolds contribute to Eau Claire All-America City award effort
The National Civic League selected winners based on their demonstrated innovation, inclusiveness, civic engagement and cross-sector collaboration. > Full story.
Management graduate receives $25,000 grant for business idea
Kory Peterson received the grant for his business idea, CSA Pros. The Ideadvance Seed Fund provides support for entrepreneurs as they evaluate product or service ideas, explore key markets, validate demand and develop strategies for investment sources. > Full story.
International interview: Professor Justin Patchin on upcoming Supreme Court case
Patchin, a UW-Eau Claire criminal justice professor, and co-director of the Cyberbullying Research Center, recently did an interview with the Voice of Russia radio network. > Full story.
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Sheryl WuDunn to open The Forum
The 73rd season of the distinguished lecture series will open Oct. 16 with a presentation by Sheryl WuDunn, who, along with her husband Nicholas Kristof, received the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for their coverage of China's Tiananmen Square democracy movement in 1989. > Full story.
Alumni spotlightJournalism graduate Katie Bast has been awarded the Dow Jones News Fund internship at the Sacramento Bee. > Full story.
A sculpture created by Catelyn Mailloux and Pheng Vang has been installed in Centennial Hall. > Full story.