Redefining the faith line

Over spring break, 45 students went on an interfaith immersion trip to Philadelphia. The students got the chance to visit the worship places of Sikhs, Hindus, Buddhists, Quakers, Muslims and other religious groups. Professor of religious studies Steve Spina created the trip. He wanted to spread the idea that people from all religions, be they […]

International guidance

Every semester, a new group of students at UW-Eau Claire get ready to depart on their study abroad adventures. Those students have a lot on their plates between packing, filling out forms and getting informed about their new location. Another group of students, the peer advisers, help them prepare for their journey. Each semester, the […]

Mapping a movement

When Associate Dean of Student Development Jodi Thesing-Ritter put together the very first Civil Rights Pilgrimage in 2008, she knew she wanted it to be student-led. “Anything that impacts students should be developed and implemented by students,” Thesing-Ritter said. She’s been true to her word: the most recent pilgrimage, which took place over spring break, […]

Heads, shoulders, knees and toes

Pain. That’s the first thing senior defensive lineman Nate Johnson said he felt when he got injured in UW-Eau Claire’s last home football game of the year against UW-Whitewater on Nov. 5.  Johnson dislocated his ankle, tore all the ligaments around his ankle and broke his fibula in multiple spots on the same play during […]

Putting it on ice

Tucked away in Julie Lilla’s bedroom is a small box bound by rubber bands that holds three glossy medallions wrapped in patriotic ribbon. With noted delicacy, Julie unravels the medals and drapes them across her lap. “This was in 2008 in Portage, Wis., where we got a bronze medal our first year at Junior Nationals,” […]

Save the irish dance

When she started Irish dancing as an 8-year-old, Alaina Sullivan still recalls being told that she was already too old for it. After ultimately reaching the highest level of competition with Trinity Academy of Dance before getting to high school, Sullivan was able to laugh those claims off. And she still can today. That’s because […]

A toast for rocky

Toast, rice, and toilet paper flew through Council Fire like rain. In addition to household items taking flight, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” drew in hundreds at 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 17 in Davies. Dressed in outfits varying from jeans and a jacket to corsets and fishnets (sans pants), members of the community as well […]

Heart and sole

An indian winterim

With the partial funding of a grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Business and International Education Program, the UW-Eau Claire College of Business was able to create the GLOBE CHINDIA program — a study abroad opportunity for students to go to China and/or India. A group of students went for the first time, through […]

A better fit

In his 1964 song, “Boots of Spanish Leather,” Bob Dylan writes “Oh, but I just thought you might want something fine / Made of silver or of golden / Either from the mountains of Madrid / Or from the coast of Barcelona.”  It’s a classic song about (on a surface level) simple souvenir hunting. When […]