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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

News Bureau

TIP SHEET Week of Feb. 10, 2003
Current topics of interest in higher education in western Wisconsin

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Faculty and staff are helping ensure the future of UW-Eau Claire's tradition of excellence. Campus Campaign 2002-03 kicked off this month, with faculty and staff giving to areas of the university in which they have the greatest interest. Campus Campaign is part of the Fulfilling the Promise of Excellence campaign, the university's first comprehensive fund-raising effort. The $35 million campaign, publicly launched a year ago, has become even more critical as state funding for higher education has declined. Nearly $24 million has been raised for the campaign. Carole Halberg, Foundation president, is available to discuss the importance of faculty and staff contributions to the campaign's success. You can contact Halberg at (715) 836-2327 or halberca@uwec.edu. Faculty members Tom and Marilyn Bergmann are this year's Campus Campaign chairs. You can reach Tom at (715) 836-5473 or bergmatj@uwec.edu, and Marilyn at (715) 836-3880 or bergmama@uwec.edu

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With a struggling economy, students and parents are more worried than ever about paying for college or paying off educational loans already borrowed. Kathy Sahlhoff, Financial Aid director, is available to talk about strategies families can use to pay for higher education. Strategies include the Hope Tax Credit, consolidating loans and funding through financial aid packages. You can contact Sahlhoff at (715) 836-3373 or sahlhofka@uwec.edu. 

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There will be a dog sledding exhibition and free dog sled rides for students from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, behind Governors Hall on upper campus. The Outdoor Recreation program and Activities and Programs Office will host the event, which is part of the annual Winter Carnival. Photographers are welcome.

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A Housing and Residence Life diversity task force will sponsor several events this week to celebrate V-Day, a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues" will be presented at 7 p.m. Feb. 10 and 12 in Schofield Auditorium. Still and video photographers are welcome.

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Judy Berthiaume
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 201
(715) 836-4741
newsbur@uwec.edu

Updated: February 24, 2003