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scholarship reminder

College of Business Scholarships
Application Deadline: Thursday, April 15 at 4:00 pm

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Lands' End Offers Financial Aid

Lands' End, which has offered individual scholarships and internship opportunities to UW-Eau Claire students, is now offering $1,000 in scholarships to students pursuing careers in the retail industry. Preference will be given to students in the fields of Finance, Marketing, Merchandising, Retail, and Design, who are currently a junior or senior at a Wisconsin or Iowa college or university. Applicants should have a GPA of 3.0 or better and have an interest in pursuing an internship or employment opportunity with Lands' End.

The application deadline is Saturday, May 29, 2010.

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student organizations

ACHCA Receive Chapter Excellence Award

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire student chapter of the American College of Health Care Administration will receive the ACHCA Chapter Excellence Award, at the 2010 ACHCA Annual Convocation & Exposition, which be held May 14-18, 2010 in Philadelphia, PA. Kelsey Callahan, a senior health care administration student from Forest Lake, MN, is president of the UW-Eau Claire ACHCA chapter. Dean Eide is the faculty adviser for the group.

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UW-Eau Claire PSE Chapter to Co-Host National Convention

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s Pi Sigma Epsilon (PSE) has been actively involved in planning the upcoming PSE National Convention. Five members from the UW-Eau Claire chapter will compete, as well as co-host the event. The convention takes place April 7-11 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. UW-Whitewater and Carthage College also co-host the convention.

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People • Places • Things

βΥΣ Hosts 6th Annual Tee Off For The Arc Eau Claire Golf Tournament

Beta Upsilon Sigma (βΥΣ), is hosting the 6th annual Tee Off for the Arc Eau Claire golf tournament on Sunday, April 25th. βΥΣ hosts the golf tournament to raise money for the Arc Eau Claire. The Arc Eau Claire (Advocating Rights of Citizens with Cognitive Disabilities, Inc.) works to enhance the lives of people with developmental disabilities and mental retardation and their families. They also foster research and education about prevention of cognitive disabilities in young children.

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Participate in the 2010 Transportation Survey!

Your participation will help reduce the university’s carbon footprint and contribute to making us a more sustainable campus.

This survey is being conducted in accordance with the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, signed by Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich in 2007. Results from this survey will contribute to the 2010 UW-Eau Claire Carbon Emissions Report.

Every participant will receive a coupon for a free order of fries from University Dining Services upon completion of the survey! Additionally, you will have the chance to win the following prizes:

• UWEC Sports Apparel
• UWEC Mugs and Water Bottles
• I-Men and 5th Element Spring Concert Tickets
• Bowling and Billiard Center Passes
• Free Pasta Bowls at Noodles & Co.

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UW-Eau Claire Team Competes at National Sales Competition

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire sales team tied for 36th place with Washington State University in Vancouver, at the Twelfth National Collegiate Sales Competition (NCAC) held March 5-8, 2010 at Kennesaw State University. Sixty-one colleges and universities from around the country competed in the undergraduate division schools division.

Representing UW-Eau Claire were Matthew Beyer, a senior marketing-professional sales student from Watertown, WI; Patrick Delehanty, a senior marketing-professional sales student from Verona, WI; Zachary Fletcher, a senior marketing major from Oakdale, MN; Scott Hannan, a senior marketing student from Black Earth, WI, and Thomas Opitz, a senior marketing major and Spanish business major from Vadnais Heights, MN. LaNette Flunker (Management and Marketing) was the faculty coach for the UW-Eau Claire team.

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internships available

Marketing/PR Internship

The Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corporation is looking for a student with strong writing and marketing skills to join their staff.

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Graphic Design Internship

The Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corporation is looking for a graphic design intern to assist in updating, creating concepts and design for business development-related marketing materials and concepts for the Eau Claire area.

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Mark your calendar

Monday, April 5
Classes Resume

Thursday, April 8
CHAASE Spring Banquet
The Plaza Hotel & Suites
1202 W. Clairemont Ave.
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Keynote Speaker: Neil M. Kurtz, M.D., President and CEO, Golden Living

April 8–9
Spring CHAASE Advisory Meeting
The Plaza Hotel & Suites
1202 W. Clairemont Ave.
Eau Claire, WI 54701

Friday, April 9
Last day to file withdrawal from the University with “W”s;
Last day to withdraw from individual full-semester classes

Friday, April 16
Blugold Preview Day
Majors and Student Services Fair
12:30-2:00 pm
Davies Center, Council Fire Room

Friday, April 23
$100 down payment for summer registration due;
Registrations will be cancelled if $100 is not paid

Saturday, April 24
AMA Fun Run
Carson Park Oak Pavilion

Sunday, April 25
BUS Tee Off for The Arc
Wild Ridge Golf Course
3905 Kane Road
Eau Claire, WI 54703

EARTH DAY celebration

Celebrate Earth Day! Earth Day Sustainability Showcase April 20 and 22, 2010, UW-Eau Claire campus

Green Careers Forum, April 20, 2–4 pm, UW-Eau Claire Schofield Auditorium

Area guest speakers will shed light on the “green collar” jobs of the future. The panel includes Rick Beckler, director of hospitality service, Sacred Heart Hospital; Tom Stolp, Western Region coordinator, Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters; Ned Noel, associate city planner, City of Eau Claire; and Bruce Barker, president, Chippewa Valley Technical College.

Sustainability Showcase, April 22, 11 am– 2 pm, UW-Eau Claire Campus Mall

Celebrate Earth Day with food, music, and camaraderie. Music by the Cranberry Show and the UW-Eau Claire Student Jazz band. Other organizations participating at the event include The Eau Claire Transit System, the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce, Just Local Foods, and Blugold Dining Services/Sodexo.

Both events are sponsored by UW-Eau Claire Student Senate, UW-Eau Claire and the Chippewa Valley Technical College. For more information, contact Benjamin Ponkratz, UW-Eau Claire Student Senate Environmental Issues Committee chair

Laptop Support

Upper-level IS students are offering tech support to make sure your laptop meets College of Business laptop requirements.

Drop by the Schneider Hall Lobby between January 25–May 13 for free tech support.

Mondays, 3–5 pm
Tuesdays, 4–6 pm
Wednesdays, 1–3 & 6-8 pm

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