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TIP SHEET Week of Jan. 20, 2003
Current topics of interest in higher education in western Wisconsin

Story Ideas
New Poll Shows Strong Support for Funding Public Higher Education
Despite a looming state budget deficit projected between $2.6 billion and
$4.3 billion, Wisconsin residents are standing behind state funding for public higher education. According to a new Badger Poll, 85 percent of respondents believe higher education should receive either the same or an increased budget priority. Specifically, 52 percent of respondents said higher public education should have a higher priority, 33 percent said it should have the same priority, and only 12 percent indicated there should be a decreased priority.
The poll was conducted by the University of Wisconsin Survey Center and was co-sponsored by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Capital Times. For poll details, contact Mike Rindo at 836-4742.

UW-Eau Claire Pioneers Relationships with Vietnam
Vietnam. For many Americans, the very word evokes images and emotions from one of the most tumultuous times in modern history. Jan. 27, 2003, marks the 30-year anniversary of the Peace Accord ending U.S. involvement in Vietnam. Today Vietnam is in transition from a centrally planned economy to a market economy. The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is a pioneer among American universities in establishing student and faculty exchanges with universities in Vietnam. According to Karl Markgraf, director of the Center for International Education, the Vietnamese look to the United States as the model for education. Contact Markgraf at 836-4411. 

Photo Opportunity
Top National and International Illustrators to Exhibit Works
"Illustration: Personal Responses in a Public World" will run from Jan. 23 to Feb. 13 in the Foster Gallery of Haas Fine Arts Center. The exhibit will showcase original works of art, preliminary sketches and finished printed images by 16 of the top nationally and internationally established illustrators. An opening reception will be held from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, in the Foster Gallery. For more information, contact Tom Wagener, director of the Foster Gallery, at 836-2328. 

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Updated: January 21, 2003