University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Alumni event list

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The Alumni Association is planning some wonderful events for Blugolds and friends. Join us, won't you? Check out the events in the list below or use the Event Calendar to view events by date or month.

Events, such as tours and cruises, will be handled by specialists we've selected to give you the best prices and options. For events that our office administers, you will be able to use our registration system to RSVP and pay.

See you soon!

 

March 14, 2019

UW-Eau Claire in Arizona

Please plan to join us at the Sun Bowl Amphitheater, 10220 N. 107th Ave, Sun City, Arizona for Wisconsin Day. If you're from UW-Eau Claire, you're a Blugold! Wear your university colors with pride. Everyone is invited! Look for the Blugold table, stop by and say hi, bring your lawn chair, and sit back and relax! Tickets $8, purchased at the event. Hope to see you there! View invitation.

REGISTER HERE FOR THIS EVENT

If you have questions, please contact the alumni office by sending an e-mail message to alumni@uwec.edu or calling 715-836-3266.

March 15, 2019

UW-Eau Claire golf outing in Peoria

Please join Ken and Gloria Anderson for a golf outing at The Vistas, 18823 N. Country Club Parkway, Peoria, Arizona with other alumni and friends of UW-Eau Claire to participate in a day of golf, fun and good cheer. COST PER PERSON: $60 for 18 holes with cart, $40 for nine holes with cart,  Green fees can be paid at course pro shop. Tee times start at 1:00 p.m. Please reserve your tee time by contacting Steven Robbins at realestate@stevenrobbins.com or 480-694-6356. Hole contests and prizes will be awarded.  If you prefer not to golf, you may still join us for dining in the clubhouse after golf, ordering off the menu on your own.

If you have other questions, alumni@uwec.edu or calling 715-836-3266.

March 16, 2019

UWEC at Brewers Spring Training game in Arizona at Maryvale 

Please join us on Saturday, March 16, at Maryvale Baseball Park, 3600 N 51st Ave., Phoenix, to watch the Milwaukee Brewers take on the Colorado Rockies, game at 1:05 p.m., pre-game tailgate at the park begins at 11 a.m. Cost: $38 per person, includes game ticket and tailgate lunch. Bring your lawn chair, sit back and relax before the game with fellow Blugolds.View invitation.

REGISTER HERE FOR THIS EVENT

If you have questions, please contact the alumni office by sending an e-mail message to alumni@uwec.edu or calling 715-836-3266.

March 16, 2019

UW-Eau Claire Shamrock Shuffle 5K

This 5k+ fun run/walk is hosted and sponsored by UW-Eau Claire’s Recreation and Sport Operations department. The route starts on UW-Eau Claire’s upper campus, down the infamous Garfield Avenue hill, over the scenic university footbridge and follows the river up the beautiful Chippewa Valley River trail. The race is a loop that begins and ends at the McPhee Physical Education Center. More information and to register click here.

March 17, 2019

Eau Claire Nature Hike in Phoenix

Join UW-Eau Claire alumni for a hike in the Phoenix Sonoran Preserve on Sunday, March 17, at 8 a.m. Meet at the Apache Wash Trailhead, 1600 E. Sonoran Desert Drive, Phoenix, Arizona. The hike will be three to five miles long. Start on Sidewinder Trail and head to the Apache Vista Lookout, 1.3 miles and 340 feet in elevation gain. From the lookout we hike back to Sidewinder Trail where you can follow Apache Wash and Ocotillo trails back to the trailhead or continue on to Ridgeback Overlook for a second summit, which is an additional 350 feet in elevation gain, and then return to the trailhead.

Be sure to bring plenty of water (2-3 liters), salty snacks, sun protection, hiking shoes or trail runners, and your camera for pictures. If you have any questions about the location, trail or what to bring, please contact Beth Keune at 480-363-7924 or beth@keunes.com.

REGISTER HERE FOR THIS EVENT

If you have questions, please contact the alumni office by sending an e-mail message to alumni@uwec.edu or calling 715-836-3266.

March 17, 2019

Janey's Coffee Co. & Bodega, Cave Creek, AZ

Join UW-Eau Claire alum, Brian Bertrand '82, for a special musical performance Afternoon-Brian Bertrand Duo at Janey's Coffee Co. & Bodgea, 6602 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek from 3-6 p.m.

March 24-30, 2019

Great Trains & Grand Canyons

Join us for a five day trip touring Arizona National Parks. See more information on the Alumni travel page, or contact Premier World Discovery, Attn: Reservations Booking #124695, 190th Street, Suite 200, Redondo Beach, CA 90278, phone 877-953-8687

April 2-13, 2019

Holland Windmills, Waterways, & Tulips River Cruise

Join us for a 11 day aboard the ship-MS Amadeus Star visiting Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands. See more information on the Alumni travel page, or contact Premier World Discovery, Attn: Reservations Booking #124699, 190th Street, Suite 200, Redondo Beach, CA 90278, phone 877-953-8687

April 7-15, 2019

Southern Granduer

Join us for a seven night Mississippi River cruise aboard the elegant American Queen from Memphis, TN to New Orleans, LA. Gain new insights and discover fascinating perspectives on the places you’ll explore from an engaging group of distinguished guest lecturers. The vast range of topics presented will enrich your travel experience and provide you with a deeper understanding of America’s rich history and cultural heritage. GoNext Travel or 1-877-333-0449. View travel brochure. GoNext travel landing page.

April 24, 2019

Experience U

Join the UW-Eau Claire Foundation, Alumni and Career Services for an evening of networking, dinner and conversation. Connect with other alumni and share your 'life after college" experiences with current students. More information of the event

April 25, 2019

CHAASE Spring banquet

Center for Health and Aging Services Excellence Spring Banquet at Florian Gardens in Eau Claire on Thursday, April 25, 2019. The Open House will be at 5:00pm, Social Hour 6:00pm, Dinner 7:00pm, and Program at 7:45. For more information, please contact Libby Fandry, 715-836-2736 or fandrye@uwec.eduRegister here by April 15.

April 26, 2019

Eau Claire Jazz Festival and 52nd Street

Join the Alumni Association on Friday night, 5:30-7 p.m. for a pre-jazz gathering at the Dive in the Lismore Hotel, 333 Gibson St., Eau Claire, pickup up your wristband for the evening on 52nd St., enjoy some refreshments and camaraderie with other Blugolds. Cost: $25 each person (includes wristband, food and one drink). 52nd Street is a re-creation of the historical New York City, where jazz great like Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, and Louis Armstrong sat in with different ensembles in a variety of nightclubs, simply because they loved to play jazz. It's an exciting night of live music downtown - you never know who might bring their horn to sit in! Join over 3,000 people to enjoy this once a year party, tickets for the alumni gathering are limited, get yours early. 

REGISTER HERE FOR THIS EVENT

If you have questions, please contact the alumni office by sending an e-mail message to alumni@uwec.edu or calling 715-836-3266.

April 28-May 9, 2019

Gems of the Danube with Prague

At each port along your Danube River journey, there are a vast array of included activities and sightseeing experiences to choose from. Each guest can curate a unique experience suitable to personal taste and tempo. Delight and immerse yourself in the cultural and historical majesty of the Danube’s offerings. GoNext Travel or 1-866-655-9070. View travel brochure. GoNext travel landing page.

May 1, 2019

UW-Eau Claire Blugold SuccessShops

Blugold SuccessShops connect UW-Eau Claire students and alumni in the Professional World. Join students and alumni each month who were once in your shoes for some Blugold-to-Blugold career advice that connects you to the real-life workplace. The next Blugold SuccessShops chat will be held from 5-6 p.m. in Centennial Hall room 2804.

Women in Leadership and Civic Engagement after Graduation - Blugolds go on to do amazing things; this we already know. Kate Beaton and Catherine Emmanuelle are UW-Eau Claire alumni who are serving the Eau Claire area while doing good for their community.

Register now for Women in Leadership and Civic Engagement after Graduation  

Sponsored by the UW-Eau Claire Foundation and Career Services. For questions, contact Staci Heidtke at heidtksl@uwec.edu.

May 4, 2019

Eau Claire Marathon Pre-Race Party

Are you signed up for any part of the Eau Claire Marathon, and also an alumni of UW-Eau Claire? After you get into town and swing by the Expo for packet pick-up, we invite you to relive your days on Water Street (in a different way) with an Alumni Pre-Race Party. Join us on the upper level of Dooleys Pub, 442 Water St., Eau Claire, on Saturday, May 4, from 5-7 p.m. before the big race. Enjoy food and drink, some pre-Eau Claire Marathon fun, and Blugold camaraderie, and still make it back for an early bedtime. Hosted by the Alumni Association and Eau Claire Marathon committee, this event is free and open to any Blugold alum involved in the Eau Claire Marathon race weekend.

REGISTER HERE FOR THIS EVENT

If you have questions, please contact the alumni office by sending an e-mail message to alumni@uwec.edu or calling 715-836-3266.

May 5, 2019

Eau Claire Marathon and Blugold Mile 2019

The Eau Claire Marathon, located in the beautiful state of Wisconsin, takes you through the scenic Chippewa Valley and city of Eau Claire. This event features a full marathon, half marathon, 5K and kid's run. Register today!

May 24, 2019

Alumni Association board meeting

Members of the UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association board of directors will meet on campus on Friday, May 24 at 2 p.m. in W.R. Davies Student Center. (See frequently asked questions about board membership, or complete the online board nomination form if you're interested in becoming a member.)

May 24, 2019

Spring alumni awards presentation

The UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association will present awards to outstanding alumni during a ceremony and dinner the evening before the May commencement. Do you know an outstanding Blugold? Nominate them here. Register by May 17.

REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

If you have questions, please contact the alumni office by sending an e-mail message to alumni@uwec.

June 13-21, 2019

Pacific Coast Adventure

Join us for 8 eight day motorcoach trip featuring Seattle, Portland and San Francisco. See more information on the Alumni travel page, or contact Premier World Discovery, Attn: Reservations Booking #124698, 190th Street, Suite 200, Redondo Beach, CA 90278, phone 877-953-8687

June 20, 2019

UW-Eau Claire Athletics 43rd annual Golf Outing

SAVE THE DATE-Blugold Golf Outing at Wild Ridge Golf Course, Eau Claire. For more information or to register for this event, call Tammy Brunschmid at 715-836-2546, e-mail brunct@uwec.edu.

July 2-9, 2019

2019 Paris Choral Festival

The UW-Eau Claire Concert Choir had the honor of performing on the 50th (1994) and 60th (2004) anniversaries of D-Day in Europe. This opportunity to perform on the world stage will again be possible for alumni and friends of the Concert Choir in 2019. Choral alumni are invited to join the Eau Claire Master Singers in the formation of a UW-Eau Claire Alumni Choir that will participate in the Paris Choral Festival. Dr. Gary Schwartzhoff, UW-Eau Claire professor emeritus of music, will direct the choir and serve as artistic director for the festival, which will commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the liberation of France. Learn more about the festival as well as registration information. Registration and down payment are due by March 15, 2018. To register, follow the directions on the portal at Music Celebrations International as a member of the UW-Eau Claire Alumni Choir. See more information about the festival as well as registration information. Questions? Contact Dr. Schwartzhoff at schwargr@uwec.edu for additional details. 

July 27, 2019

Spera Era Reunion

Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 27 for the 50 year reunion of UW-Eau Claire Jazz alumni from 1968-1977. Join us at The Plus, 208 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire, WI, noon to 5 p.m. to honor Dominic Spera. Questions regarding the event, please contact Ron Keezer 715-834-7530 or keezerrw@uwec.edu

July 22-Aug. 4, 2019

Northern Frontiers

Travel to Skagen, where the Baltic and the North Sea meet; visit Haugesund, a cozy costal city set against the backdrop of lofty mountains; continue to the tiny village of Flåm known for the world’s second longest and deepest fjord; Hellesylt offers a brief yet peaceful respite; Geiranger burst with natural beauty; Ålesund exudes a colorful ambience; Bodø allures with the midnight sun; Harstad blends striking mountain vistas with rainbow-colored wooden houses and rich Norwegian culture; then sail to Bergen and take in the wharf’s wooden houses, sapphire waters, verdant hillsides. GoNext Travel or 1-800-842-9023. View travel brochure. GoNext landing page.

Aug. 22-Sept. 2, 2019

Mediterranean Pathways

Walk Sorrento’s seaside promenade; take in Taormina’s unrivaled views of Mount Etna, Corfu’s lush landscape, Gythion’s pastel colored houses, and Mykonos’ iconic windmills; browse the colorful market of Kusadasi and explore the archaeological wonder of Ephesus; visit Dubrovnik’s charming sites; and discover Venice’s hidden piazzas and romantic trattorias. GoNext Travel or 1-800-842-9023. View travel brochure. GoNext travel landing page.

Sept. 10-27, 2019

North Atlantic Quest

Learn about Reykjavík’s maritime history, take in Ísafjörður’s rugged mountain peaks and Qaqortoq’s rustic feel, observe Paamiut’s wildlife and Nuuk’s celebration of cultures, see Sydney’s eighteenth century landmarks, experience big-city Halifax’s small-town feel, observe Saint John’s Reversing Falls, and revere Bar Harbor’s stunning vistas and Boston’s architectural grandeur. GoNext Travel or 1-800-842-9023. View travel brochure. GoNext travel landing page.

Sept. 24-Oct. 9, 2019

Niagara Falls & Heritage Highlights

Join us for nine day motorcoach trip featuring Amish country, Washington D.C. and Williamsburg. See more information on the Alumni travel page, or contact Premier World Discovery, Attn: Reservations Booking #124700, 190th Street, Suite 200, Redondo Beach, CA 90278, phone 877-953-8687

Oct. 5-13, 2019

New England Rails & Trails

Join us for eight day deluxe motorcoach trip featuring Boston, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. See more information on the Alumni travel page, or contact Premier World Discovery, Attn: Reservations Booking #124697, 190th Street, Suite 200, Redondo Beach, CA 90278, phone 877-953-8687

Oct. 11-12, 2019

UW-Eau Claire Homecoming 2019

SAVE THE DATE-HOMECOMING 2019!

Dec. 20, 2019

Alumni Association board meeting

Members of the UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association board of directors will meet on campus on Friday, Dec. 20 at 2 p.m. in W.R. Davies Student Center. (See frequently asked questions about board membership, or complete the online board nomination form if you're interested in becoming a member.)

Oct. 10-11, 2020

UW-Eau Claire Homecoming 2020

SAVE THE DATE-HOMECOMING 2020!

 

 
 
 

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