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TIP SHEET   Week of June 16, 2003
Current topics of interest in higher education in western Wisconsin

Story Idea
From printmaking to the principles of flight, sampling Spanish to exploring entomology. It's all part of UW-Eau Claire's 26th annual Summer Institute that begins June 16 and continues through June 26 in Chippewa Falls. Elementary and, new this year, middle school students are enrolled in classes that emphasize fun, interactive, hands-on activities. Classes are being held Monday through Thursday at Parkview School. For information about specific classes, contact Laurie St. Aubin-Whelihan in Continuing Education at (715) 836-3476 or

Expert Interview
The Wisconsin State Senate this week is scheduled to take up the 2003-05 budget bill. At the outset of Gov. Jim Doyle's term both Democrats and Republicans in the State Capitol said it was time to set aside differences and "do the people's business." But are things in Madison really changing? Recent news reports regarding the budget suggest the divide between the two parties has not been bridged and may, in fact, be deepening. Political Science professor Rodd Freitag is available to provide insight into the current political climate. You can reach Freitag at (715) 836-5044 or

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More than a basketball camp. Three hundred girls are on campus this week participating in a summer camp that teaches more than shooting, dribbling and defense. They are also learning leadership skills and are receiving role model mentoring from Blugolds' women basketball players. Sessions are being held Monday through Thursday from 8:15-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m. Contact head women's basketball coach Tonja Englund at (715) 836-3489 or

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Updated: June 17, 2003