UW-Eau Claire’s plans to build a $5.5 million Visitor and Admissions Center on Roosevelt Avenue gained approval Friday from the UW System Board of Regents. The two-story, 16,267-square-foot building will replace an existing visitors kiosk and a vacant land where three university-owned homes have already been razed. Construction of the building, which will be paid entirely with private funds, will begin in 2019 and it is scheduled to open in 2020, according to a university news release.
5 years ago — 2013 The UW System regents approve a measure that’s expected to lead to pay raises for all system employees. 10 years ago — 2008 The Chippewa Falls McDonell Central High School softball team coached by Earl Larson wins the WIAA Division 4 state championship with a 7-4 victory over Thorp. 20 years ago — 1998 Two Dunn County Jail inmates try to dig their way out of a jail cell. 35 years ago — 1983 More Eau Claire County residents will soon get
As a student at UW-Eau Claire, junior Hillary Smith said she’s seen firsthand how budget cuts affect her and her peers’ college experience. “I constantly hear students share frustrating experiences of not being able to get into classes they need to graduate in time,” Smith said Wednesday, “or not feeling like professors are helping them the way they need.” Smith’s comments came as protesters on Wednesday in Madison urged legislators to better