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International Travel and Education to be Topic of
UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association Speaker Series

 MAILED:  Nov. 8, 2004

EAU CLAIRE — "International Travel: Changing Places Changes Minds" will be the focus of a noon-hour luncheon presentation hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Alumni Association on Wednesday, Nov. 24, at Sweetwaters Restaurant.

Karl Markgraf, Ph.D., director of UW-Eau Claire's Center for International Education, will share how global travel and learning can enrich life at any age as part of the Alumni Association's "Let's Do Lunch" series from noon to 1 p.m.

There are numerous benefits of international education, said Markgraf.

"I've lived in many parts of the world and continue to be amazed at the diversity and richness of human cultures and what we can learn from each other," he said.

The speaker series offers community members a chance to participate in interactive discussions with members of the UW-Eau Claire faculty. Upcoming "Let's Do Lunch" speakers, dates and topics include Harry Jol, Ph.D., associate professor of geography and anthropology, Dec. 29, "Geoarchaeological Adventures in the Holy Land"; Charles Tomkovick, Ph.D., professor of management and marketing, Jan. 26, "Super Bowl Advertising Effectiveness … At Work While You Play"; and Katherine Rhoades, Ph.D., dean of the College of Education and Human Services, Feb. 23, "Love, Life, and Work: The Challenge of Elder Care in the Era of Hypertasking."

The speaker series is open to the public. The cost is $10 per session and includes the presentation, buffet, beverage, tax and tip.

To make reservations call the UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association at (715) 836-3266, or send an e-mail to



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Updated: November 8, 2004