University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

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TIP SHEET   Week of Sept. 13, 2004
Current topics of interest in higher education in western Wisconsin

Story Idea
For the first time, the UW-Eau Claire Foundation provided more than $1 million to the university in scholarships and other services. Scholarship dollars are more important than ever because as state financial support for the UW System has decreased, tuition has increased. Financial aid support has not increased at the same pace as tuition, making it more difficult for students from low- and middle-income families to afford a college education. Chancellor Donald Mash or Foundation President Carole Halberg can talk about the importance of scholarships to UW-Eau Claire students. You can reach Chancellor Mash or Carole Halberg at (715) 836-2327, or

Story Idea
UW-Eau Claire students will gather from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, in the McPhee Center on upper campus for the Party House, an interactive program that will focus on a number of issues that college students face. Topics will include drugs and alcohol, peer pressure, human potential, violence and bullying, self image and other issues. After visiting the stations, there will be a three-screen multimedia show challenging students to "Make positive choices based on INSIDE convictions, not OUTSIDE influences." For details, contact Kimberly Adams, director of Sutherland Hall, at (715) 836-4248 or

Story Idea
Rob Reid's new book, titled "Cool Story Programs for the School Age Crowd," was released in August. His book is designed to help elementary school media specialists and public librarians make literature come alive for students in kindergarten through fourth grade. You can contact Reid, a lecturer in foundations of education, at (715) 836-5015 or

Calendar Note
The first Chancellor's Roundtable of the 2004-05 academic year is set for 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, in the Menominee Room of Davies Center. The roundtables are held throughout the year to provide an opportunity for students to talk directly with Chancellor Mash and other university administrators about whatever topics are of concern to them.

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Updated: September 9, 2004