Though born of necessity in these COVID-19 times, this online edition of the Blugold View is an excellent new way to stay connected to campus, right in your homes. With a focus on undergraduate research as a cornerstone of a Blugold education, this collection of student, faculty and staff success stories along with important campus updates will help inspire us all to dream big, especially when the times are challenging us in so many ways. The answers are out there, and time and again, Blugolds seek to find them.
A message from UW-Eau Claire Foundation
While the changes to “business as usual” has prevented us from sharing this year’s issue of the Blugold View with you in its traditional magazine format, we’re thrilled to welcome you to an online version of the magazine so you can catch up on the ways that UW-Eau Claire continues to innovate, make big impacts on today’s students, and celebrate the achievements and work of our alumni across the world.
We hope you’ll take the time to peruse our specially-created online magazine to catch up with your university from wherever you are. Despite the sweeping changes to how UW-Eau Claire and institutions across the world have made to how they operate, I know you’ll share my feelings of warmth and gladness—certainly more delight than surprise—that UW-Eau Claire has continued to work hard to deliver the world-class education with today’s enrolled students.
Sending best wishes to you and your families, wherever you find yourselves safer at home during this time.
Kimera Way | President, UW-Eau Claire Foundation
Stepping up to help
Before diving into all the incredible stories of the past year for Blugolds, take a moment to learn about a special UW-Eau Claire Foundation fund established to meet the emergency needs of students financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant regulations. As always, Blugolds help one another, and there has never been a time like now to demonstrate that.
Seeking solutions — it's who we are and what we do
Exciting campus updates
From news and views of campus facilities, to updates on academic programs and changes in key personnel, find out the latest news from UW-Eau Claire.
Blugold profiles: Big impact near and far
Each year there are so many Blugold stories to choose from, and 2019 was no exception. Below are the stories of four unique Blugolds, each with a different way of demonstrating the impact of a UW-Eau Claire education, and what it helps to create in the world — seekers with endless possibility!
Please click through the collection of images below that bring to life some highlights of the last 12 months. These favorites were selected by our brilliant photo experts — Bill Hoepner, Shane Opatz and student photographer Connor Miller.