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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

News Bureau

TIP SHEET Week of Feb. 24, 2003
Current topics of interest in higher education in western Wisconsin

Story Idea
A group of UW-Eau Claire faculty, staff and students are trying to identify strategies for helping students use credit cards wisely, after a survey found students carrying credit cards in record numbers. Used wisely, the cards can help students establish positive credit histories. But some students accumulate debt and unwittingly set themselves up for financial failure even before they graduate. The research team includes Judy Blackstone, Counseling Services; Kathleen Sahlhoff and Susan Ausman, Financial Aid; Blaine Peden, psychology; Abraham Nahm, management and marketing; Lucretia Mattson, accounting and finance; and Matt Flaten, Student Senate. To learn more about the research project and possible strategies for helping students avoid credit card debt, contact Mattson at (715) 836-2422 or mattsols@uwec.edu. 

Campus Expert
John Frank, a senior lecturer in the political science department, is available to share his expertise in state politics as the Governor and Legislature work through the state's current fiscal problems. Frank is a local attorney who has been involved in state and regional politics since 1968. You can reach Frank at (715) 836-5744 or frankjl@uwec.edu. 

Photo Ideas
Two to Tango will perform dance demonstrations from 12:30-2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, in the Tamarack Room of Davies Center as part of the university's Wellness Fair. The club offers students, faculty, staff and alumni opportunities to learn dances including Swing, Tango, Cha-Cha, Rhumba, Mambo, Polka, Fox Trot and Waltz. The Wellness Fair runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Davies Center.

UW-Eau Claire students, faculty and staff will raise money for the American Cancer Society by participating in a Relay for Life in McPhee. The event will run from 9 p.m. Feb. 28 to 7 a.m. March 1. Performers – including the Innocent Men at 1 a.m. – will provide entertainment throughout the night. The 9 p.m. Feb. 28 opening reception will include a performance by the Women's Concert Chorale. The opening ceremony will conclude with cancer survivors taking a lap around the track. Members of participating teams will continuously walk around the indoor track in McPhee throughout the event.

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

Updated: February 24, 2003