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TIP SHEET   Week of April 7, 2003
Current topics of interest in higher education in western Wisconsin

Story Idea
A number of UW-Eau Claire political science faculty are
using the war with Iraq as a topic of discussion in their classrooms. The war provides an unusual opportunity to enhance lectures and other classroom discussions using events as they are unfolding. Rodd Freitag, chair of the political science department, can talk about how he’s incorporating the war into his classes, and help put you in touch with other faculty who are incorporating war-related information into their classrooms. You can reach Freitag at (715) 836-5044 or

Story Idea
Longtime music professor Ivar Lunde Jr. will present a recital April 13, his last performance before retiring from the university this spring. The composition recital, which begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center, will include a number of pieces that were written during Lunde’s 35 years at UW-Eau Claire. If you want to talk with Lunde about his long career as an instructor and performer, you can reach him at (715) 836-3524 or

News Update
Nearly 50 UW-Eau Claire students have now been called to active military duty
, an increase from the 27 noted in an earlier tip sheet. For more information, contact Mary Ryan-Miller in the Dean of Students Office. You can reach Ryan-Miller at (715) 836-2003 or

Campus Expert
Selika Ducksworth-Lawton, associate professor of history, is an expert in land warfare. She’s willing to share her insights with the media. You can reach Ducksworth-Lawton at (715) 836-4886 or

Photo Opportunity
The 29th annual Viennese Ball will be held Friday and Saturday nights, April 11 and 12, in Davies Center. Activities will begin at 6:30 p.m. each night, continuing until 1 a.m. The ball — which hosts 1,000 guests each night — showcases the University Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble I, student and faculty ensembles, and regional musicians. Photographers are welcome.

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Updated: April 7, 2003