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TIP SHEET   Week of March 31, 2003
Current topics of interest in higher education in western Wisconsin

Story Idea
There is a growing elderly population in our country with a high demand for health care services.
The health care industry needs new leaders to develop innovative ways to provide affordable services. UW-Eau Claire's Center for Health and Aging Services Excellence was created by faculty, alumni and industry leaders to help meet that challenge. CHASE is helping prepare a new generation of leaders who will create a health care system that's responsive to society's needs, particularly in the health and aging services field. Through CHASE, UW-Eau Claire students studying health care administration — including adult learners — have new and expanded opportunities, including internships, research projects and networking with established health care leaders. Contact Doug Olson, assistant professor of allied health, for more information about CHASE. You can reach Olson at (715) 836-5067 or

Story/Photo Ideas
UW-Eau Claire will celebrate Native American Awareness Week March 31-April 5 with a variety of events. Reporters and photographers are welcome. Events that might be of particular interest to the media include:

If you plan to photograph/videotape the Pow Wow, please contact Odawa White in the American Ethnic Coordinating Office in advance to discuss when photography is permitted. You can reach White at (715) 836-3367 or

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Student organizations will host a run/walk April 5 to raise awareness about eating disorders. The "Mud Run" will begin at 10 a.m. on Putnam Trail near Putnam Hall on lower campus. Dollars raised will go to foundations that help people with eating disorders. Students Against Eating Disorders and FunRunners are coordinating the event. Contact Jessica Pink at or (612) 747-3049 for more information.

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Updated: March 31, 2003