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Power of AND

The Power of AND means Blugolds aren't defined solely by one discipline or profession. We challenge students, faculty and staff to explore their multiple passions. Because of this broad educational approach, Blugolds are more than the sum of their parts. We're competitive, successful people with the skills employers want: creativity and critical thinking, flexibility and focus, courage and confidence. You'll gain a well-roundedness that comes from encouragement and opportunity to discover your AND!

  • training specialists AND treating wounds
    Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017

    Nearly 25 percent of the residents of Juneau, Alaska, live in rural areas. This presents special challenges and opportunities for health care professionals like Physical Therapist Che Plang.

  • Kayla Midthun, Supervisory Management Certificate Program participant
    mentor AND motivator
    Thursday, June 8, 2017

    " After each program, I walked away feeling like I gained knowledge in the content area and had information and resources I could apply immediately in my day to day work. The series included sessions on topics that are foundational in nonprofit success such as effective leadership, fundraising, board management, strategic planning, fiscal management, and marketing."

  • Employees of TST Media, eventually renamed Sport Ngin
    hockey hearts AND business minds
    Friday, May 19, 2017

    Countless sports fanatics and families worldwide have a couple of Blugolds to thank for the time-saving team and league organizational tool called Sport Ngin. Alumni Carson Kipfer and Justin Kaufenberg have made sports life easier for us all!

  • Maria-Gifford_1_--poaL
    editor AND educator
    Friday, May 19, 2017

    For more than two decades Maria Gifford has been using her journalism talents to help people live healthier and more balanced lives.

  • Bird watching
    conservation AND community
    Friday, May 19, 2017

    The 2014 "Welcome Back Bird Day" gave Dr. Paula Kleinties Neff the opportunity to share her knowledge and enthusiasm about the songbirds of Wisconsin. Paul is committed to both conservation AND community.

  • Zach Halmstad
    tickling the ivories AND tapping into technology
    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    Hear from Zach Halmstad himself how the music grad turned the tools he learned at UW-Eau Claire into a multi-million dollar global software business.

  • Kaitlyn Witherspoon
    virtuoso AND volunteer
    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    Since third grade, Kaitlyn Witherspoon has been involved in orchestras, chamber groups and music camps, and has received awards for her artistry.

  • cyberbullying expert Justin Patchin
    teaching criminal justice AND taking on cyberbullies
    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    Justin Patchin is a PhD teaching about justice in the classroom. He's also known worldwide as a hero fighting to stop cyberbullying.

  • Bonnie Isaacson
    campus adviser AND community resource
    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    Honored classified staff member Bonnie Isaacson has pulled form her own life experiences in her pioneering work on behalf of nontraditional students at UW-Eau Claire.

  • Dr. Tess Onwueme
    playwright AND pioneer
    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    One of the best known and most prolific women playwrights of African descent, Tess Onwueme has received prestigious international awards that place her among a select group of world-class writers.

  • Dr. John Evans
    educating students AND encouraging diversity
    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    When Wisconsin native Dr. John Evans returned to the Midwest three years ago, the political scientist was looking for opportunities to share his time and talents with community groups whose missions matched his interests.

  • William Klish
    children's advocate AND career builder
    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    Alumnus Dr. William Klish and his wife have made a donation that will ensure a future of smoother sailing for Blugolds seeking careers in the health sciences.

  • Jennifer Salis
    business AND biking
    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    Facing difficult terrain, in business and on her bicycle, has proven to be the strength of language alumna Jennifer Sallis. Her work in change management gave her a skill set and a determination to meet challenge head on, like a cross-country ride.

  • Quinn Collins managing invasive plant species in the park.
    research AND restoration
    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    When Quinn Collins enrolled in a conservation biology class he didn't realize the impact the class would have on his future as well as the future of one of the university's most treasured natural areas.

  • UW-Eau Claire student Jason Luhmann (left) and Dr. Matt Jewell.
    devoted teacher AND groundbreaking researcher
    Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    By his third year as a UW-Eau Claire faculty member, Dr. Matt Jewell had already established himself as an internationally known scholar for his work on research to improve superconductor technology in the medical and science fields.

  • Nathan Schaffer, battling hunger
    battling hunger AND building skills
    Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    Thanks to Nathan Schaffer, fewer Eau Claire kids will go hungry this summer.

  • Samantha Forehand, Supervisory Management Certificate program participant
    marketing manager AND motivating mentor
    Monday, May 15, 2017

    Samantha began the Supervisory Management Certificate Program in 2014 and will complete her certificate in 2016. She chose this program for her leadership development and training because it was local and provided her the opportunity to learn from people within her own community.

  • Latacia Greeley, Supervisory Management Certificate program participant
    clear communicator AND supportive supervisor
    Thursday, April 27, 2017

    The Supervisory Management courses provided Latacia the opportunity to network and learn from others. "Every leader has the ability to learn something new from someone else and the small group setup allowed us to share company best practices."

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