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TIP SHEET   Week of Nov 3, 2003
Current topics of interest in higher education in western Wisconsin

Story Idea
UW-Eau Claire will host several events to recognize
“National Nontraditional Student Awareness Week,” which runs Nov. 2-8. Events include: car seat safety information, 10-11 a.m., Tuesday, Potawatomi Room, Davies Center; Student Senate President Adrian Klenz presentation about his experiences as a nontraditional student, 2-3 p.m., Wednesday, Menomonie Room, Davies Center; and car care tips, 3-5 p.m., Thursday, Tamarack Room, Davies Center. The nontraditional student population at UW-Eau Claire totals more than 1,300 this semester, up from recent semesters. Bonnie Isaacson, nontraditional student services adviser, is available to talk about nontraditional students. She also can help arrange interviews with nontraditional students. You can reach her at (715) 836-3259 or

Story/Photo Idea
UW-Eau Claire students will help the elderly and people with disabilities with yard work and home maintenance Saturday, Nov. 8. Teams of students from various student organizations will participate in “Tidy Up the Town” at several locations. Media are invited to 5240 Clay St. (behind Target) from 11 a.m.-noon Saturday. For details or directions, contact LeeAnn Haupt at (715) 836-3186 or

Campus Expert
Tom Hilton, professor of management information systems and chair of the MIS department at UW-Eau Claire, is available to talk about computer user issues such as intellectual property rights (including music file sharing), online privacy issues, accuracy and access. He also will discuss professional ethics issues such as software development practices, system development project management practices and system oversight. Hilton’s current research involves issues surrounding access to online porn at public universities in the United States. You can reach Tom Hilton at or (715) 836-3416.

Photo Idea
Renowned artist John McQueen will work with six art students on an installation across from the Foster Gallery in the Haas Fine Arts Center. Their work will begin at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7. The medium will be a sculpture using sticks and string to “draw” the image. McQueen’s fiber sculptures are featured in a Foster Gallery exhibit that runs Nov. 6-26. He will discuss his work at 8 p.m. Thursday and at 10:15 a.m. Friday in the gallery. He is a four-time recipient of the National Endowment of the Arts Visual Artist Fellowship and a recipient of the prestigious Louis Comfort Tiffany Award. For details, contact exhibit curator Jane Herrick at (715) 836-4622 or

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Updated: October 31, 2003