May 2015

Nickleby Named 2015 Distinguished Alumni Winner

5/22/15By Barb Lang

High school teacher/administrator Kathe Nickleby of Hammond was named as the recipient of the UW-Barron County Foundation’s 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award.  This annual award recognizes outstanding UW-Barron County alumni who reflect the...

BAAS Agreement Signed Between UW-BC & WITC

5/22/15By Barb Lang


A signing event was held on Wednesday, May 20 by UW-BC and WITC to celebrate a new collaboration and exciting educational opportunity now available to WITC graduates. The signing ceremony officially recognized the Program-to-...

Kayaking & Self-Defense Classes to Start in June

5/15/15By Barb Lang

Kayaking and self-defense are the short courses being offered in June at the University of Wisconsin-Barron County.              

Mike McLin will instruct the kayak courses. McLin is an outdoor sports enthusiast who has been teaching kayak...

Open Houses for Returning Adult Students Scheduled

5/15/15By Barb Lang

“Start Here – Finish Here” is the theme of summer UW-Barron County open houses, to be held Wednesday, May 27; Tuesday, June 9; and Tuesday, June 30. These customized open houses are designed to answer individual questions for returning adult...

2014-2015 Art Awards Announced

5/8/15By Barb Lang

Recipients of art awards were recently announced with the closing of the 2014-2015 Student Art Show that hds been on display in the gallery at the University of Wisconsin-Barron County. These students studied art under the guidance of UW-BC Art...

UW-BC Students Awarded LIPPIES

5/8/15By Barb Lang

Learning Innovation Prizes (LIPPIES) were recently awarded to UW-Barron County students who initiated highly engaging projects that went beyond typical classroom assignments.

Student projects nominated for the award included special...

2015 UW-BC Commencement Plans Announced

5/8/15By Barb Lang

The graduation of the first-ever bachelor’s degree students will be celebrated at the University of Wisconsin-Barron County annual commencement ceremonies scheduled for Wednesday, May 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre.

UW-BC Campus...

Visiting Chess Master Wins 15-0

5/1/15By Barb Lang

Chess National Master, Dane Mattson, from Superior, WI played 15 people in a simultaneous game at UW-Barron County on April 23.  Mattson’s father, Marvin, estimated Dane walked 1.7 miles back and forth while playing the games.  Mattson has earned...

Pocernich Wins Poetry Slam

5/1/15By Barb Lang

Approximately 170 high students from seven different area high schools visited UW-Barron County on April 24 for the UW-BC Poetry Slam. Thirty-six of those students “slammed” poetry, meaning they presented in theatrical fashion, their own...

Mongeon Exhibits Artwork in Eau Claire Gallery

5/1/15By Barb Lang

The Volume One Gallery in Eau Claire will feature an exhibit of artworks by Jessica Mongeon, University of Wisconsin-Barron County Lecturer in Art.

The exhibit, “Of the Earth: Paintings by Jessica Mongeon,” will run May 1 through June 27....