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TIP SHEET   Week of July 19, 2004
Current topics of interest in higher education in western Wisconsin

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The 25th annual Science Institute will run July 19-30 at UW-Eau Claire. The institute is designed for students with strong aptitude in the sciences. It offers a high level of academic challenge for students who may have already mastered the curriculum offered in the traditional middle or high school science classroom. Courses include computer architecture (students build their own computers), nanotechnology and materials science, physics and astronomy. Libby Thurston can provide details and a schedule. Call her at (715) 836-3365.

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The 27th annual Summer Institute will be held July 12-22 at Lakeshore Elementary School in Eau Claire. Classes include canoeing, art, dance, language/culture, photography, literature, theater, math and others. The institute is coordinated by UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education/Extension in partnership with the Chippewa Falls and Eau Claire school districts. For details or a schedule of activities, call Libby Thurston at (715) 836-3365.

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UW-Eau Claire's GEAR UP program is hosting a Summer Enrichment Camp July 12-22 at the Waswagoning Village, near Lac du Flambeau. The village is a re-created Ojibwa village with examples of Maple Sugar camp, a wild rice camp, fishing and more. Lac du Flambeau students in grades 3-6 will participate in the camp. For details, contact the Multicultural Affairs Office at (715) 836-3367. See the Waswagoning Village Web site for information about the village.

Visiting Expert
UW-Eau Claire alumna Linda Hoover - the U.S. Department of State's chief consular in Munich - will be on campus Tuesday, July 20. She'll meet with students in the "Social Foundations: Human Relations" class at 10:30 a.m. in Room 9 of the Campus School. Hoover has been chief of the Consular Section in Munich since 2000. A member of the Foreign Service since 1993, she served tours at the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw and the U.S. Consulate General in Frankfurt, with temporary duty in Moscow, Tashkent, Krakow and on the Serbian–Bosnian border. Hoover grew up in northwestern Wisconsin and earned an education degree from UW-Eau Claire in 1976. She taught at schools in Indiana and Illinois, and in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Belgrade, Yugoslavia. She worked for the British Foreign and Commonwealth Service, and was a director of international sales and marketing for a U.S. manufacturer prior to joining the Department of State. If you're interested in talking with Linda Hoover when she's on campus July 20, contact Julie Poquette in the News Bureau at (715) 836-3985 or

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Updated: July 16, 2004