UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
MENOMONIE — Joan Pougiales loves her simple, solid house that Stout Institute students built in the 1920s.
With plans to someday be a lawyer, Ryan Ring always knew that college would play an important role in shaping his future.
A UW-Eau Claire student is using her giving spirit to help schoolchildren in South Africa.
MENOMONIE — Eating with a spoon seems like a simple task. However, it takes many small movements with hands and wrists and is difficult to replicate in robotic arms.
As early as elementary school, students hear the story of a young scientist, Isaac Newton, developing the theory of gravity after an apple falls on his head as he sits in his garden.
MENOMONIE — UW-Stout senior Nathan Merrill never thought he needed to travel abroad, assuming he could learn about other cultures online.
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 — Menomonie Middle School eighth-grader Rachael May decided to attend the intercultural leadership portion of the Summer STEAM Experience at UW-Stout because she wants to know how to stop bullying.
MENOMONIE — To ride a unicycle, UW-Stout sophomore Shelley Kovacic advises learning to fall.
Once the travel bug bites it often never leaves, and in the case of one UW-Eau Claire graduate and his family, the travel bug bite was contagious.
When Anna Waller was a student at UW-Eau Claire, she never dreamed of traveling to another country to conduct research that could improve the quality of life for a generation of newborn babies.
MENOMONIE — Like most students who study abroad, Megan Luedke treasures her memories of taking classes in another country.
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.
When the U.S. Supreme Court announces its decision on Wisconsin’s gerrymandering case, one UW-Eau Claire faculty member will be paying especially close attention.
It turns out that good things do happen after midnight.
MENOMONIE — When we see or experience something, typically momentarily, how well do we really understand it?
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.
A UW-Eau Claire faculty-student research project with important potential future applications in areas such as pharmaceuticals and water quality has received a three-year National Science Foundation grant totaling $217,330.
MENOMONIE — While a student at UW-Stout, Derek Woellner said in a class assignment he planned to become a politician.
Noah Nelson struggled some in his first-ever attempt at climbing an electric power pole wearing the gear line workers depend on.
MENOMONIE — A decades long dream came true for the UW-Stout chapter of the Club Managers Association of America recently.
Computers are part of virtually every business setting throughout the Chippewa Valley today, but it wasn’t always that way.
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.
As an experienced fifth-grade teacher, Katie Albin is used to hearing her students complain about schoolwork.
Think the research paper or science project that your professor assigned is challenging?
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.
An elementary education major, Annie Klecker is determined that all her future students will find her classrooms to be welcoming and inclusive.
When people say that timing is everything, they could easily be talking about Samantha West, a UW-Eau Claire journalism student who is spending her Winterim working in the newsroom of The Washington Post.
MENOMONIE — In a lab at UW-Stout, students in a mechatronics class presented their final projects as the fall semester wrapped up in late December.
MENOMONIE — Visitors at the Brickyard and Wakanda Park disc golf courses in Menomonie may notice a new amenity when they play the courses in 2018: Rustic benches.
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 — No way could soon be yes whey.
Ask about Eau Claire’s music scene and you will hear about indie rock stars, country music festivals and UW-Eau Claire’s nationally acclaimed jazz program.
Dave Scheidler’s plans after his graduation from Chippewa Valley Technical College are far different than what his fellow graduates have in mind.
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.
If D’Karlos Craig feels discouraged or starts to doubt himself, the UW-Eau Claire senior knows exactly how to turn around those negative thoughts.
MENOMONIE — At age 10, Jessica Kreitz first learned how to ride a unicycle her grandfather bought her at a flea market.
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.
Molly Patterson had a little something extra to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.
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.
Officer Mark Vang and his colleagues at the Eau Claire Police Department know the physical and mental demands that go with careers in law enforcement can lead to all sorts of health issues.
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 — A group of UW-Stout students recently showcased their nearly year-long research projects, which uncovered valuable information for consumers about toxic metals in common foods.
Sometimes a gift really does keep on giving.
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.