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TIP SHEET   Week of March 3, 2003
Current topics of interest in higher education in western Wisconsin

Story Idea
More business students are using state-of-the-art technology thanks to Cyberlab, a computer-based lab that allows students to access specialized software and databases any time, from any computer with an Internet connection. Because faculty and students don't need to be in a specific physical location on campus to access the technology, more students can use it. The result will be more graduates with experience using the latest business software programs. No other business school in Wisconsin or Minnesota offers a similar learning environment, giving UW-Eau Claire graduates an edge in a competitive job market. Local businesses, such as Eau Claire-based R.W. Scobie Inc., are helping fund the project. Dale Johnson, associate dean of the College of Education, is available to discuss Cyberlab and its local business supporters. You can contact Johnson at (715) 836-3150 or

Story Idea
Women's History Month activities will kick off Monday night with a performance by Alix Olson, a feminist speaker/poet recently featured on the cover of Ms. Magazine. A number of films, discussion groups and other activities are planned for March in honor of Women's History Month. Teresa Sanislo is available to provide additional information. You can reach her at (715) 836-4318 or

Campus Expert
Stephen Hill, assistant professor of political science, is an expert on foreign policy and international conflict who is willing to talk with the media about issues such as U.S. policies regarding North Korea and Iraq. You can contact Hill at (715) 836-2092 or

Photo Ideas
UW-Eau Claire Recreation will host the Shamrock Shuffle, a 5K run/walk beginning at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, March 9, in Carson Park. Proceeds will support the National Youth Sports Program and Safe and Sound. NYSP is a five-week summer sports camp primarily for children from economically disadvantaged families. Safe and Sound provides safe places after school activities for children. For more information about the Shamrock Shuffle, contact Vicki Funne Reed at (715) 836-4931 or

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Updated: March 17, 2003