Another UW-Eau Claire alumna has been named a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award recipient, bringing to four the number of Blugolds who have received the prestigious honor this year.

MENOMONIE — One in six Americans, or roughly 48 million every year, get sick from foodborne illnesses, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

It took 16 years for Jennifer Georgeson to find her home, and several years after that before she found a school that she could call home to continue her education. 

Noah Nelson struggled some in his first-ever attempt at climbing an electric power pole wearing the gear line workers depend on. 

With a long plastic sleeve over her arm, Cadott High School senior Vanessa Hanson reached into the back end of a cow, all the way up to her shoulder. 

MENOMONIE — Certain hockey fans at UW-Stout — and other sites around the U.S. — can be excused if they end up secretly cheering on an international team, Sweden, in the men’s tournament at the Winter Olympics.

MENOMONIE — On a chilly January morning at Winter Haven, an overnight shelter in Menomonie, UW-Stout student volunteer Serena Petersen sat at the wooden kitchen table doing homework and talking to residents.

Trent Fransway found a familiar face when he started classes in Chippewa Valley Technical College’s new mechanical design program at the start of the fall 2017 semester. 

MENOMONIE — Growing up in the late 1940s and early 1950s in Green Bay, Rodger Rymer remembers some flat farmland on the southwest side of town where there was a small airport and good rabbit hunting nearby.

RIVER FALLS — Anyone spending time on the UW-River Falls campus during the fall semester likely noticed some new faces. 

MENOMONIE — Two UW-Stout officers joined nearly three dozen area law enforcement officers volunteering their time Dec. 9 to help 37 area children have a merrier Christmas.

While his interest in health and the human body drew Grant Sklenar to the health care field, his passion for helping people is what convinced him to pursue a career in nursing.

MENOMONIE — The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security want to ensure that the United States is prepared to defend itself from cybersecurity threats, one reason they support the Centers of Academic Excellence throughout the country.

Granton resident Bethany Verkilen came looking for advice after her husband bought a logging truck to go into business for himself. 

MENOMONIE — Thomas Weger went up against some of the best industrial designers in the world when he entered the Michelin Global Design competition. The results are in, and it’s safe to say he and his school, UW-Stout, are proud.

MENOMONIE — Research by a UW-Stout student on improving electrical output in a hydroelectric generator could make a difference in the lives of impoverished residents of Malawi, and for that work he has won a national award.