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UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
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Kristi Kubousek to Give
Student Commencement Speech
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MAILED: Aug. 5, 1997

EAU CLAIRE -- Graduating senior Kristi Kubousek, Oconomowoc, will do more than just receive a diploma at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire commencement Aug. 9 -- she'll be addressing the audience as summer commencement speaker.

Kubousek, who began thinking about giving the summer commencement speech several months ago, will focus on taking a chance.

"Life is a chance," Kubousek said. "You need to grab opportunities and see where they take you."

Kubousek, who is a communication arts major with an emphasis in organizational communication, hopes to find a job in human resources. She is currently interning with the city of Eau Claire human resources department.

While attending UW-Eau Claire, Kubousek worked on the student-run television station TV-10 for three and a half years. She began working at TV-10 as a programmer and eventually became director and co-host of the "Soapbox," a half-hour talk show about soap opera serials.

"I liked being able to give my own input," she said. "Working with peers is a really neat experience."

Kubousek double minored in Spanish and Latin American studies. She lived in Paraguay for a summer immediately following high school.

"It improved my Spanish," she said, noting that she hopes to use this experience in finding a job.

She is still looking at job options in the human resources field.

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UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 218
(715) 836-4741
newsbur@uwec.edu

Updated: Aug. 6, 1997