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Facilities, key hires, program additions and more

From news and views of campus facilities to updates on athletic programs and changes in key personnel, find out the latest news from UW-Eau Claire.

For a year that in so many ways felt frozen in an alternative reality, things sure kept moving and shaking here at UW-Eau Claire. We have seen the Flesch Family Welcome Center progress near completion, the hiring of an experienced and energetic new vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and student affairs, investment in a large scale sustainable public art project to beautify the landscape, exciting new partnerships, and the much-anticipated return of Blugold baseball to the varsity athletics program. 

And all that is just some of what happened apart from our ongoing academic excellence — so much excitement to share! 

Updates + Announcements 


Street Beetle frame

Blugold Beetle takes shape

For Eau Claire artists Joe Maurer and Tim Brudnicki, a passion for sustainable and public art has come together with a post-pandemic need for gathering places to launch the Blugold Beetle, a unique seating shelter at the new Welcome Center.

Olga Diaz

Bringing public service record to EDI

Olga Diaz, an experienced higher education administrator in California, has been named the next vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and student affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Baseball players starting lineup

Batter up!

After a 26 year absence, Blugold baseball has returned to the varsity lineup and the inaugural Gen 2 roster is excited to usher in this new era for the sport, drawing the local baseball fans to Carson Park once again.