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If members of the media have interviewed you, e-mail Liz Wolf Green at, so she may share the news with University Bulletin readers. Following are examples of UW-Eau Claire people and programs that recently appeared in the media.

NOTE: Some newspapers, including the Leader-Telegram, require free registration.

Tess Onwueme, English, was interviewed on the BBC World Service arts and entertainment show "The Ticket" Aug. 17 — the interview aired Aug. 28 and 29. She discussed her play "Shakara: Dance-Hall Queen," which will air on BBC Sept. 4 and 5. Beginning Sept. 5, the radio play will be available on the Internet. Go to top of page

Susan Turell, women's studies/psychology, was interviewed on WQOW-TV Aug. 26 for a story about women voters. Many experts believe that women hold the key to the presidential election in 2004. A summary of the story can be read online. Turell also was interviewed on WEAU-TV Aug. 25 for a story about Vice President Cheney's remarks against a constitutional ban on gay marriage. Go to top of page

Chancellor Mash was interviewed on WEAU-TV Aug. 25 for a story about the use of hotel rooms to house some students during fall semester. A summary of story can be read online. Go to top of page

Ann Rupnow, Continuing Education, was interviewed on WEAU-TV Aug. 24. She discussed the upcoming Entrepreneurial Training Series, a series of seminars to be offered by UW-Eau Claire's Small Business Development Center in partnership with the Department of Commerce and the Small Business Administration. The weekly series will be held Sept. 14-Dec. 14. Go to top of page

UW-Eau Claire student Jeff Cogbill was featured and quoted in the Aug. 19 Leader-Telegram article "Walk this way," about Cogbill's participation in the Twin Cities Breast Cancer 3-Day fund-raising walk in September. Go to top of page

UW-Eau Claire student Katy Zillmer interviewed area experts about the availability of foreign and independent films in Western Wisconsin on the Wisconsin Public Radio show "Spectrum West" June 17. The experts included UW-Eau Claire graduate student Steve Sparks and faculty member Bill Phillips, English. Go to top of page

UW System news
Following comments made during the UW System Regents' June meeting (full story), Chancellor Donald Mash again was invited to address the Regents during their August meeting, where they approved the 2005-07 budget request.

If you would like to see a videotape of Chancellor Mash's comments to the Regents Aug. 19, contact Mike Rindo at or 836-4742.

In his comments, Mash noted that the state and the university made a policy decision 20 years ago to decrease enrollment in the UW System, and the result today is a state population that is below the national average in both personal income and the percent of adults with college degrees.

"We focused on other things and that's bad for Wisconsin's future," he said, adding that the UW System stands for potential and possibilities. "Support for the UW System can't be turned on and off like a faucet. If we lose it, it will be turned off forever. This budget request is about Wisconsin and all that can still come with reasonable investment."

For more news and information, check out these stories:
UW System Board of Regents approves 2005-07 budget request
Regents: Wisconsin must reinvest in UW System

Editorial: Keep UW affordable (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
UW regents budget includes a 4.3% tuition increase (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
Moderate tuition hike supported (Wisconsin State Journal)

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University Bulletin • Vol. 52, No. 2 • Second Week • Fall Semester • Aug. 30, 2004

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Liz Wolf Green, Editor, UW-Eau Claire News Bureau, Schofield 201, (715) 836-4741
Diane Walkoff, Editorial Assistant.
Updated: August 30, 2004

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