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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

News Bureau

TIP SHEET Week of Jan. 6, 2003
Current topics of interest in higher education in western Wisconsin

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Congressional Democrats announced their economic stimulus plan today, while President Bush is expected to unveil his proposal in a speech to the Economic Club in Chicago tomorrow — the first day of the 108th Congress. Both economic plans are sure to come under criticism. David Schaffer, associate professor of economics, is available to share his thoughts about the economic stimulus packages. Schaffer can be reached at (715) 836-3513 or 

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For many college-bound students and their parents, financial aid tops the list of things to investigate. On, high school seniors planning to attend post-secondary schools are invited to attend Financial Aid Night at UW-Eau Claire. The free briefing, hosted by UW-Eau Claire and the Wisconsin Educational Opportunity Program office in Eau Claire, is open to students and parents and will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Schofield Auditorium. Steve Zantow, financial aid counselor at UW-Eau Claire, will be one of the representatives available to discuss all the ins and outs of financial aid, including the benefits of applying online. For more information, contact Zantow at (715) 836-3373. 

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More than 1,200 students are making the most of their winter breaks by taking a class or two during Winterim 2003. Winterim has been a part of the academic calendar at UW-Eau Claire since 1996, when only 13 courses were offered. The 2003 Winterim session offers 54 courses, eight directed studies and two Web-based courses during a three-week session that runs Jan. 2-17. Most classes meet every day for three hours. For more information about Winterim 2003 or to talk to a student enrolled in a Winterim course, contact Janice Morse, administrative officer for academic affairs, at (715) 836-2033 or 

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Judy Berthiaume
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
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(715) 836-4741

Updated: January 7, 2003