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TIP SHEET   Week of April 14, 2003
Current topics of interest in higher education in western Wisconsin

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Several UW-Eau Claire faculty members will host a "Teach-In" Tuesday, April 15, to share information and provide a forum for discussion about the issues surrounding the war with Iraq. Topics will include the "Just War" theory, civil liberties during wartime, socialists view of war, introduction to Islam, Iraq war background, U.S. military interventions since Vietnam, Iraq war myths, the Hmong refugee experience and women's perspectives on war. John Nichols of the Capital Times will give a keynote speech, "War and the Media," at 7 p.m. in Davies Theatre. Contact Bob Nowlan, assistant professor of English, for more information. You can reach Nowlan at (715) 836-4369 or

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An increasing number of UW-Eau Claire students are fulfilling their service-learning requirements while participating in study abroad programs. For example, UW-Eau Claire students studying in Costa Rica this semester spent two weeks in the rural, somewhat isolated, community of Guapiles, living with host families and working to improve one of the community's schools. The time spent on the project helps students meet their service-learning requirements. The university requires students to complete 30 hours of service-learning activities to graduate, the only requirement of its kind in the UW System. Susan Lochner from the Center for International Education can tell you more about the service project in Costa Rica and put you in touch with students who participated in the project. You can reach Lochner at (715) 836-4411 or To learn more about UW-Eau Claire's service-learning program, contact Don Mowry, director of service-learning, at (715) 836-4649 or

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A reception to open the 46th annual Juried Student Art Show will run from 7:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, in the Foster Gallery of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The show - one of the most important exhibits of the year - features student artwork as selected by juror Amy Arntson, a nationally known artist. The exhibit will include some artwork of the late Michael Noll, a UW-Eau Claire student who died in November. The student art show continues through May 11. For more information, contact Tom Wagener at (715) 836-2328 or

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Updated: April 14, 2003