University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Media Memo
News Bureau . Schofield Hall 201 . Eau Claire, WI 54702
phone: (715) 836-4741
fax: (715) 836-2900

Sec. Thompson/media opportunity

 MAILED:  May 14, 2003

Tommy Thompson, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, will be available to talk briefly with the media Saturday, May 17, following the morning commencement ceremony at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Sec. Thompson will meet with reporters in the Alumni Room of Davies Center on the lower campus. Commencement begins at 9:30 a.m. and is expected to end between 11:30 a.m. and noon. The Secretary will talk with the news media immediately following the end of the commencement ceremony.

If time allows, Sec. Thompson also will make a brief appearance at a luncheon during which the UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association will honor two of Thompson's long-time friends and colleagues, Charles Thompson and Kevin Keane.

Sec. Thompson must leave UW-Eau Claire by 12:30 p.m. for the Minneapolis airport.

Because of the Secretary's tight schedule, it is difficult to predict how long he will be available to talk with the media.

Sec. Thompson will give the "Charge to the Class" during the morning commencement.

Reporters and photographers are welcome in Zorn Arena during the commencement ceremony. Members of the media do not need tickets.

Commencement organizers need the entire back "standing area" of the arena to be clear during the processional so they ask that the media move from that area at that time.

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 Judy Berthiaume, Director
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
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Updated: December 28, 2004