Volume One Contributors

writers, photographers, artists

Denise Olson

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Not Your Average Summer Job

meet the Blugold behind the Sunset Sounds Music Series

Denise Olson, photos by UW-Eau Claire News

Blugolds are a “build your own adventure” bunch, creating new learning opportunities where they may not yet exist. When senior Event Production Crew operations manager and music education ...

Get Your Geek On at GeekCon

UWEC hosts first convention to celebrate geekdom

Denise Olson, illustrated by Andrew Ritchie

Passion for Health Becomes Business

skin care line a result of natural ingredients, family support

Denise Olson, photos by Steph Seymour

Tracy Adkins did not set out to start a business. In fact, the last thing this mother of five young girls was seeking was a way to make life busier – she was simply hoping to cure her toddler’s eczema without harsh steroids ...

Blazing the Stage

Perry’s breakout book gets theatrical treatment

Denise Olson, photos by Luong Huynh

Don’t panic just yet if you missed two sold-out previews at UW-Eau Claire, or the canvas-wrapped Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua stage adaptation of Michael Perry’s best-selling book ...

Getting His Ducks in a Row

craftsman transforms golf clubs into waterfowl

Denise Olson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Other than one of them “accidentally” winding up in the nearest water hazard, it’s hard to see an obvious connection between a golf club and a duck. One local artist, however, has found a perfect marriage between the two, and his business is providing unique handcrafted gifts for golf and hunting enthusiasts alike.

Blugold Boy

2000 UWEC grad Anderson makes mark on Broadway as part of Jersey Boys cast

Denise Olson, photos by Joan Marcus

Few have what it takes to make the dream of Broadway a reality, and alumnus Barry Anderson is one of those few. The 2000 music education graduate is a professional actor and songwriter based in New York City. With a career that has included music instruction, small-scale theater productions ...