MENOMONIE — A group of about 15 UW-Stout students held a silent protest Wednesday in the Administration Building over what the students perceive as lack of support for students of color and underrepresented students. In a statement from student Carol Vang, she said protesters are asking for a safer cultural climate and for the administration to be academically supportive of students of color. “As UW-Stout continuously ‘work’ on making Inclusive Excellence and diversity
Former UW-Stout professor and film director Kevin Pontuti has received international success with his recent short-film series “Poetry of Penance.” The three films have been shown at film festivals in Chile, Italy, France and various ones throughout the U.S. Pontuti is proud of that success, but even more so that two of them were filmed at UW-Stout and created by a crew of Chippewa Valley residents. “I think it’s important people know there’s such
The UW-Stout baseball team was swept by UW-Stevens Point 10-1 and 4-1 on Wednesday at Woodside Complex in Mauston. In game two, William Iloncale hit a sacrifice fly in the 14th inning to score Aaron Simmons, and then Kyle Mrozinski followed up with a two-run home run. The Blue Devils fell to 3-13 overall and 0-5 in conference.
UW-Stout has its new women’s basketball coach, and it’s a familiar face to the area. The Blue Devils athletic department announced on Monday the hiring of former Eau Claire North star Hannah Quilling-Iverson as the ninth head coach in program history. She replaces Mark Thomas, who stepped down in February after 31 years on the Blue Devils bench. “I would like to thank athletic director Duey Naatz, Erin Sullivan and the entire search committee for entrusting me with this
The UW-Eau Claire women’s softball team swept UW-Platteville by scores of 7-2 and 5-1 in its conference opener on Sunday in Platteville. Sarah Peka tossed a complete game while also collecting three hits, two doubles and two RBIs at the plate. In the second game, Cheyenne Johnson struck out eight and scattered seven hits. Katie Rongstad and Mikayla McEnery had three hits each. UW-Whitewater 10-9, UW-Stout 5-1: The Warhawks swept the Blue Devils on Sunday in Whitewater.
Eau Claire Memorial grad Ryan Isaacson took second overall, and the UW-Eau Claire men’s golf team placed second on Saturday at the Illinois Wesleyan Invitational in Normal, Ill. In an event shortened due to weather, Isaacson shot a 72 to lead the Blugolds, which finished with a 297. Illinois Wesleyan won with 289 strokes. Nick Bauer tied for ninth with a 73 for the Blugolds. Gymnastics: UW-Eau Claire’s Tori Erickson placed 14th in the all-around at the NCAA Division I North
UW-Stout has named four finalists for the vacant men’s basketball head coaching position. Each will go through an interview process on campus. The nominees to replace Eddie Andrist are: Jim Lake, assistant at Ferris State; Zach Malvik, assistant at Winona State; Mark Darnell, assistant at Cal State Chico; and Mike DeGeorge, head coach at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn. Lake has been at Ferris State for 10 years over two stints, and the Bulldogs have a 179-93 record in that span. The
5 years ago — 2013 Chippewa Valley Montessori School, 400 Cameron St., previously known as Ninth Ward School and Lincoln School, celebrates its 100th anniversary. 10 years ago — 2008 UW-Stout students Amanda Rief, 20, April Englund, 21, and Scott Hams, 23, die in an off-campus rental home fire. 20 years ago — 1998 High costs delay redevelopment of Eau Claire’s Soo Line property downtown. 35 years ago — 1983 In a nonbinding vote, state residents reject a plan
Editor’s note: Cues From Katy is a list of events entertainment reporter Katy Macek thinks are worth checking out this weekend. 1. Ben Shaw, LASKA and Pit Wagon (7 p.m. Friday at The Metro, 201 E. Lake St. $15 at the door. tinyurl.com/ybntdyvb): This trio of musical talent is the epitome of Eau Claire’s music scene. From the female-led LASKA, which got its start in Eau Claire, to local band Pit Wagon and headliner Ben Shaw (an L.A.-based singer-songwriter who
UW-Eau Claire sophomore swimmer Collin Miller broke his third school record of the weekend after swimming the 100-yard freestyle in 44.89 seconds on Saturday morning at the NCAA Division III championships in Indianapolis. Miller swam a 44.96 in finals to finish 14th overall. For the meet, he also set school records in the 200 individual medley and breaststroke. Erickson earns more honors After earning All-American status in the all-around on Friday night, UW-Eau Claire gymnast Tori