Category Archives: Inside Eau Claire

Professor brings awareness to deaf culture in Eau Claire

By Annemarie Payson In this silent classroom, bodily movement does the talking and the words couldn’t be any more clear. This is the everyday classroom lesson plan for Nicole Jones. No spoken words are ever exchanged between student and teacher. “It really is the best way to learn American Sign Language,” Jones said. Jones is

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Local author finds human connection through his writing

By Evan Hong The summer sun rose over the small town of Hayward, Wisconsin, giving light to a new day. Hardly anyone walked the streets at 6:30 a.m., as most people sought the maximum amount of sleep before their early morning shifts. But there sat Dalton Hessel, all alone in the local coffee shop with

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Local pet store has been in Eau Claire for 43 years

By Casey Ryan The owner of “Tropic Waters Pet Center” greets his customers while his golden retriever Torque, is watching his every move. Torque walks down the aisles of the store, checking on all of the animals. Jim Reiman has been in Eau Claire for 40 years managing and now owning the store. This is

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Human Services director leads with 30 years of experience

By Clara Neupert In the wake of the Oct. 1 Las Vegas shooting that was recorded as the largest mass shooting in modern American history, Diane Cable said she noticed a change in herself and her coworkers during their weekly meeting. Determined to start the healing process, Cable encouraged people to pair up, leave the

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Eau Claire artist attempts to the city’s viewing of art

By Kiersten Clifford   Basements, garages and abandoned trucking company complexes. When you think of these spaces you don’t necessarily think art gallery. But, one Eau Claire resident is trying to change the way you think. “We just want to change the way that people in the community are viewing contemporary Art,” Kelsey Wenburg said. Wenberg

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Freedom of speech: Infringed upon by UW System speech codes or securely navigated by bias response teams?

By Lara Bockenstedt Where should the line be drawn for how far universities should interfere when potentially inflammatory words are said on a college campus?   The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) disagrees with many UW speech codes deciding just that, yet for many students, speech codes in the form of bias response

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Education program celebrates centennial, preps students for the modern classroom

“Rewarding.” “Tough.” These are some of the words education professors at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire use to describe the teaching field — as well as the process of becoming ready for it. UW-Eau Claire’s education program, the first program at the university, celebrated their centennial last week with pomp, circumstance and some meaningful moments.

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