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TIP SHEET   Week of July 5, 2004
Current topics of interest in higher education in western Wisconsin

Calendar Note
UW-Eau Claire is closed today, Monday, July 5, in recognition of the Fourth of July holiday.

Story Idea
Elementary and secondary history teachers participating in the "Learning by Doing: Public History in the Classroom" program are meeting on campus this week for a summer institute. The program was launched in 2002 thanks to a $1 million U.S. Department of Education grant. UW-Eau Claire has received an additional $1 million to expand the program to the CESA 11 district. One group of teachers is meeting from 9 a.m.-noon in Room 232 of Hibbard Hall and one group is meeting from 9-11 a.m. in Room 323 of Hibbard Hall. They'll meet Tuesday-Friday. From noon-1 p.m. each day, the teachers will work on projects at the Chippewa Valley Museum. The teachers and university history faculty involved in the project are available to talk about the program. For details, contact John Mann at (715) 836-5850 or or Patricia Turner at (715) 836-3369 or

Story Idea
UW-Eau Claire graduates are finding jobs or getting accepted into grad schools in large numbers, according to a Career Services survey of 2002-03 graduates. Within a year of graduation, 97 percent of the survey respondents said they were working or continuing their education. And a majority of the grads (56 percent) who are working have jobs in Wisconsin, and many (21 percent) are working in the Chippewa Valley. Jeanne Skoug, director of Careers Services, can talk with the media about the survey and its findings, as well as what makes UW-Eau Claire graduates attractive to employers even in a tight job market. You can reach Jeanne Skoug at (715) 836-5358 or

Story Idea
Jesse Dixon, UW-Eau Claire's director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs, is available to talk about diversity efforts on campus. Dixon oversees activities that support African American, American Indian, Asian American and Hispanic/Latino students, as well as other minority or economically disadvantaged students. You can contact Dixon at (715) 836-3367 or

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Updated: June 30, 2004