U.S. Bank pledges $100,000 for Confluence Project
The Confluence Project is a public-private partnership, which would construct a community arts center, public plaza, and mixed-used project that includes housing, commercial/retail space, and parking, at the confluence of the Eau Claire and Chippewa Rivers. > Full story.
Second Cohen string scholarship awarded to student violinist
Hannah Kennedy, who is studying violin performance with Nobuyoshi Yasuda, director of the University Symphony Orchestra, will receive full in-state tuition and become a member of the Eileen Phillips Cohen String Quartet. > Full story.
U.S. News, Military Times rank UW-Eau Claire among the best for veterans
UW-Eau Claire has seen a growing number of military veterans and their family members use the expanded educational benefits. Currently, 235 military veterans and 100 dependents of military veterans are enrolled at UW-Eau Claire, a number that has steadily increased in recent years. > Military Times > U.S. News & World Report
Biologist creates moss field guide for amateur naturalists
Dr. Joseph Rohrer, professor of biology at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, is a co-author of a first-of-its-kind field guide to help non-scientists recognize common mosses. > Full story.
Nursing professor collaborates with community, students on food insecurity research
The purpose of the research project was to gain a more in-depth understanding of food insecurity from perspectives of parents with young children who are food insecure and/or receive food assistance, and from staff at community agencies who assist individuals with food assistance needs. > Full story.
Geology alumni give back to current students through industry software training
When Anne Gauer began her career as a geologist with Maptek, a leading provider of innovative software, hardware and services for the global mining industry, the 2008 geology graduate knew she wanted to give back to the geology department. > Full story.
Student spotlightJunior Aaron Telitz has won a $200,000 racing scholarship from Mazda.
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The Blugold Beginnings program has received the Ann Lydecker Diversity Award. > Full story.