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UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield Hall 218
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
UW-Eau Claire to Host Community
Information and Registration Night
phone (715) 836-4741
fax (715) 836-2900
web http://www.uwec.edu
e-mail newsbur@uwec.edu

MAILED: Aug. 19, 1999

EAU CLAIRE — A number of courses, including late afternoon and evening classes, at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will be available to members of the Chippewa Valley community this fall.
To help meet the educational needs of the Chippewa Valley, UW-Eau Claire is offering a number of courses that meet at times that might be more convenient for people with work and family commitments.
"We are identifying ways that we can offer classes to people who have jobs or family commitments but want to improve their skills or earn a degree," said Chancellor Donald Mash. "We looked at our fall enrollment in courses that we think might meet the needs of community members and decided to make some seats available in scheduled courses while adding other courses for late afternoons and evenings."
People interested in enrolling are invited to attend one of two Community Information and Registration Night sessions slated for Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. Interested community members can stop in the Tamarack Room of Davies Center any time between 6 and 8:30 p.m. either night for check-in and refreshments.
People will be able to meet one-on-one with advisers, faculty, staff and current students who will answer questions and walk them through the registration process. Academic advisers will be available to help with course selection; staff from the Admissions and Registrar's offices will help with admission and registration; and counselors and business staff will meet with individuals to discuss costs and payment schedules.
"By the time an individual walks out the door, he or she can be registered for classes for the fall semester as a special student at UW-Eau Claire," Mash said, noting that these individuals can later apply these courses to a degree if they choose to do so. "We want to make it as easy as possible for Chippewa Valley residents to take full advantage of all that UW-Eau Claire has to offer."
Community Information and Registration Night is open to anyone interested in learning more about opportunities at UW-Eau Claire, whether they plan to earn a degree or are simply interested in taking specific classes for professional or personal growth.
Examples of the types of courses available are Business Presentations, Cross Cultural Health, Principles of Accounting, Challenges Facing Girls, Violence Against Women and American Indian History and Culture. A number of language courses, business courses and health courses also are among those being offered.
Free parking will be available in all campus lots during Community Information and Registration Night. The Phillips parking lot, located behind Phillips Hall and Davies Center, may be the most convenient for participants.
For additional information about the event, call Rita Webb or Debbie Gough in the Adult Opportunity Office at (715) 836-3259.
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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. 19, 1999