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UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
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Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
UW-Eau Claire Offers 200 Summer Classes
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MAILED: March 6, 1998


EAU CLAIRE -- Curious about witches, demons and psychology? Interested in learning more about the Vietnam War? Thinking about learning sign language?
If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire might be the place for you this summer.
With 200 courses in most academic areas available during the summer of 1998, UW-Eau Claire is offering a little something for everyone, said Jan Morse, special assistant to the vice chancellor. Courses will be offered in more than 40 disciplines ranging from art to chemistry to English to geology and nursing, Morse said, adding that undergraduate and graduate courses are available.
"With the number and variety of courses to be offered this summer, we are really providing opportunities to students in many areas," Morse said, noting that the flexible scheduling options offered in the summer months make it easy for people to work and take classes.
Among the courses offered during the 1998 summer session that aren't available during the regular academic year are "Special Topics - Witches, Demons and Psychology" and "Introduction to Sign Language."
Summer session courses give current UW-Eau Claire students a chance to accelerate progress toward their degree programs, to focus on just one or two classes instead of several, and to take much-needed courses that might be difficult to access during the regular academic year because of high demand, Morse said.
The summer classes also give students who attend other universities but who reside in the Chippewa Valley in the summer a chance to take a class, helping them stay on their degree tracks at those institutions, she said. And it gives community members the opportunity to take a course in an area they find interesting, Morse said.
With small classes, the summer session offers an ideal opportunity to make new friends in small and interactive classes, Morse said.
UW-Eau Claire will offer a three-week session running May 26 to June 12. An eight-week session will begin June 15 and end Aug. 7. The first four-week summer session will run from June 15 to July 10. A second four-week session will begin July 13 and end Aug. 7.
During the summer, UW-Eau Claire's University Recreation will offer a large inventory of outdoor equipment at reasonable rates, a full program of aerobics, free-time recreation and fitness center activities.
And the Activities and Programs Office will sponsor free Music on the Mall concerts featuring performances by vocal ensembles or contemporary folk, rock, blues and jazz musicians in conjunction with Wisconsin's sesquicentennial celebration. Films linked to the state's heritage by star, author or subject will screen each Tuesday and Thursday in Davies Theatre.
"People taking summer session classes can enjoy a variety of campus activities in addition to the opportunities offered in the classroom," Morse said.
Registration materials are located in UW-Eau Caire's Registrar's office, Schofield 130. For more information about UW-Eau Claire's summer session, call (715) 836-4224 or e-mail registration@uwec.edu.

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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: March 6, 1998