Friday, October 18, 2013

Oct. 23 meeting to focus on skills for suicide prevention

UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff are invited to attend a Student Affairs meeting from 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 23 in the Dakota Ballrroom of Davies Center.

Students are experiencing increased levels of stress and mental health concerns, which places them at elevated risk for suicide
— the second leading cause of death among college students.
Dr. Jennifer Muehlenkamp, associate professor of psychology, and Dr. Nicole Matros, a psychologist in Counseling Services, will present "Skills for Suicide Prevention."

Attendees will learn which characteristics to look for in students or others who may be at elevated risk for suicide, how to approach at-risk individuals and where to direct them for help.

For more information, contact Dr. Beth Hellwig, vice chancellor for student affairs, at or 715-836-5992.

Monday, October 14, 2013


Condolences to the family of Shirley Petersen Wright-Litchfield. Wright-Litchfield, who taught sociology for 21 years at UW-Eau Claire before retiring in 1986, passed away Oct. 7 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.

Sunday, October 13, 2013


Condolences to Dr. Mary Hoffman, communication and journalism, whose father, Arnold Hoffman (a UW-Eau Claire alumnus), passed away Oct. 9 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.