Organizers of a new student group on the UW-Eau Claire campus wish they hadn’t felt compelled to start the organization. They wish there was no demand to talk about the subject that is their focus, but, sadly, that’s not the case. Instead, founders Grace James and Taylor Limberg, both juniors, have found that a lot of people on campus are grateful they launched Student Advocates for Sexual Assault Survivors this semester. Despite knowing sexual assaults are considered to be
Ten regional and national bands are convening at UW-Eau Claire Friday for a cause close to everyone’s hearts: Fighting cancer. Abby Maliszewski, community events organizer for Chippewa Valley Music Festivals (Rock Fest, Country Fest), said her organization started Night for the Fight last year in order to raise funds to go toward people in Wisconsin. “It’s something that touches everyone, and we can also associate that idea with music,” Maliszewski said.
As an experienced fifth-grade teacher, Katie Albin is used to hearing her students complain about schoolwork. After all, many 10-year-olds prefer recess to a math lesson. So imagine Albin’s surprise when her students recently began complaining about having to stop too soon when doing their classroom work. Why the change of heart? With the help of UW-Eau Claire’s Blugold Beginnings program and community partners, Albin has added computer coding to her fifth-grade curriculum at
Campus work resumes over break Construction of outdoor classrooms, new pathways and updated utility lines on UW-Eau Claire’s lower campus will resume next week. Work on the Garfield Avenue corridor project slowed down during the current academic year but will resume while students are away on spring break. Trees will be cut down to accommodate underground utility work and concrete panels will be installed to form an outdoor student lounge next week, according to a post on the
5 years ago — 2013 UW-Eau Claire defeats Oswego State 5-3 in Lake Placid, N.Y., to win the program’s first NCAA Division III men’s hockey championship. 10 years ago — 2008 Brian Butch scores 12 points to lead No. 8-ranked Wisconsin to a 61-48 victory over Illinois to win the Big Ten men’s basketball tournament title. 20 years ago — 1998 Police investigate thefts from up to 1,000 mailboxes throughout the area. 35 years ago — 1983 Fire destroys the
5 years ago — 2013 Software company JAMF pledges $500,000 to the Confluence Project, a proposed community arts center in downtown Eau Claire. 10 years ago — 2008 A committee will study whether UW-Eau Claire should have a mascot. 20 years ago — 1998 Gov. Tommy Thompson expresses some doubt about whether a private prison will be built in Stanley. 35 years ago — 1983 A project to halt erosion on the Lake Wissota island is postponed for a year.
Editor’s note: Cues from Katy is a list of events entertainment reporter Katy Macek thinks are worth checking out this weekend. 1. “Arrivals and Departures” (7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Valleybrook Church, 412 S. Barstow St. $10): If you have an affinity for people-watching in airports, or are familiar with Jim and Jane Jeffries’ work (they’ve done a history podcast with Blugold Radio, performed at Renaissance fairs and have premiered several original plays
Shoppers bought plenty of products in Eau Claire County last year, resulting in the highest county sales tax collections in recent history. County sales taxes for 2017 totaled $10,525,839, more than $400,000 over the 2016 figure and $925,839 more than the $9.6 million county officials budgeted for last year, according to figures provided by the county. The year marks the third in a row in which sales taxes in the county have topped $10 million, a sign of general strength of the local economy,
Eau Claire’s need for a major events center (”arena” has always been a word best avoided in this discussion) was a topic more than 30 years ago when I moved here, and as I later found out, years before that as well. The idea never gained traction because there wasn’t enough local support to pay for such a venture at best, and downright hostility to the idea from many. The landscape changed, figuratively and literally, in summer 2014 when UW-Eau Claire alumni John and
The operator of a late-night bus service that shuttles UW-Eau Claire students between campus, Water Street and downtown will discontinue that service, citing proposed ordinance changes that would negatively affect his service. Tom Klatt, owner of Right Way Shuttle, will stop operating his Late-Night Safe Ride service starting this weekend because of the potential changes, he said Thursday afternoon in an interview with the Leader-Telegram. His overall company will continue to operate, he said.