University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

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TIP SHEET   Week of Nov. 1, 2004
Current topics of interest in higher education in western Wisconsin

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UW-Eau Claire journalism students created a Web site featuring stories relating to Tuesday's elections. For details, contact Mike Dorsher, assistant professor of communication and journalism, at (715) 836-5729 or The students posting stories can be found on the Vote Smart site.

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As part of a pilot program, UW-Eau Claire has two classes this semester that are limited to new freshmen who live in particular residence halls. All but one student in Blake Westerlund's English 110 class live in Putnam Hall and all students enrolled in Jason Tetzloff's History 240 class live in Bridgman Hall. The learning community classes help freshmen get to know each other and help them work with each other outside of classes. Faculty also plan out-of-classroom activities to bring students together. Twenty students are enrolled in each class. The faculty teaching the courses can talk about the theory behind learning communities, as well as discuss how the classes have gone so far this semester. They also can help connect reporters with students enrolled in the courses. You can reach Blake Westerlund at (715) 836-5841 or You can reach Jason Tetzloff at (715) 836-3988 or

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UW-Eau Claire has developed a partnership with a local chiropractic clinic to provide students who're interested in careers as chiropractors with a chance to learn about the field. The McMahon Chiropractic & Physical Therapy clinic is co-sponsoring the student Pre-Chiropractic Club. Club members meet at the clinic, giving students a chance to see how a clinic operates and providing opportunities for students to interact with physicians. The chiropractors have relationships with professional organizations and with chiropractic schools, which can be important to students. The clinic hires interns and helps them become certified as chiropractic assistants. Sean Bulger, assistant professor of kinesiology and coordinator of the pre-chiropractic program, can talk about the partnership and help connect you with chiropractors and students participating in the program. You can reach him at (715) 836-3722 or

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The International Folk Fair will run from noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, in Davies Center. The fair is a cultural exchange, with visitors receiving passports listing the countries at the fair. Passports are stamped as people travel the world by visiting different rooms. For details, contact Fay Bobb at or call (715) 836-4411.

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UW-Eau Claire's Chippewa Valley Center for Economic Research and Development, with the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram newspaper, has compiled a list of publicly-owned companies of local/regional interest. It collects stock market data for the companies and creates a composite stock index. The Eau Claire Area Stock Index can be used to track the performance of companies and to form comparisons with national/regional indexes. The index is a weekly feature in the Leader-Telegram. For details, contact Eric Jamelske, assistant professor economics, at (715) 836-3254 or

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Updated: November 1, 2004