Latest University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire Stories

2008-09-17 03:00:22

By Anonymous The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse once again has been named one of the best universities in the Midwest. UW-L ranked No. 2 among Midwest public universities that offer bachelor's and master's degrees on the U.S. News and World Reports 2009 "America's Best Colleges" list. UW-L tied with the University of Northern Iowa, school officials announced Thursday. "This is wonderful recognition of the high-quality learning experience and outstanding value we offer to our...

2008-07-14 09:00:14

By Chris Vetter, The Leader-Telegram, Eau Claire, Wis. Jul. 14--CHIPPEWA FALLS -- It was 6 a.m., but that didn't stop Donna Baker from getting in a workout before heading off to her job. Baker, 41, and her daughter, 18-year-old LeTessa Hakes, are enrolled in the seven-week Boot Camp 21 course at the Chippewa Valley Family YMCA in Chippewa Falls. As the course's title suggests, the 24 participants are doing plenty of pushups, jumping jacks, jump rope, squats and sit-ups. "We wanted to...

2008-07-13 09:00:15

By Simone Peloquin, The Leader-Telegram, Eau Claire, Wis. Jul. 13--Bullying isn't restricted to playgrounds anymore. Instead, research shows that many students are changing their bullying tactics as technology develops, moving from schoolyard brawling to cyberbullying on the Internet. Justin Patchin, assistant professor of criminal justice in UW-Eau Claire's political science department, was asked to judge a national public service advertising development contest to raise awareness of...

2008-07-01 09:00:56

By Simone Peloquin, The Leader-Telegram, Eau Claire, Wis. Jul. 1--UW-Eau Claire will launch a new Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning next fall as the first step in a university strategic plan. "We are really interested in seeing it go forward," said Robert Eierman, interim director of the program. "It really fits the mission of the institution well." Eierman is a UW-Eau Claire chemistry professor who will serve as director of the program for one year. Eierman said people have...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.