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UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
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Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
UW-Eau Claire Welcomes
Community to Campus
phone (715) 836-4741
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MAILED: Jan. 13, 2000

EAU CLAIRE — Members of the Chippewa Valley who are looking for exciting learning or part-time study opportunities are invited to explore their options during the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's Community Information Night Jan. 20.
"We are identifying ways that we can better meet the educational needs of those people living and working in the Chippewa Valley," said Chancellor Donald Mash. "We're inviting to this event anyone who is interested in taking a course this spring or simply looking for information they can use in the future to make decisions about higher education."
Community members are invited to stop by Room 210 in Schneider Hall anytime between 6 and 8:30 p.m. Jan. 20. Free parking will be available in the Schneider Hall and Visitor's parking lots.
Those attending Community Information Night can meet one-on-one with academic and career advisers to explore things such as career trends, launching a new career by earning a degree, and expanding their minds or advancing professionally by enrolling in undergraduate, graduate or outreach courses. They also will have opportunities to visit with faculty and staff to learn about educational opportunities available to them at UW-Eau Claire.
"This is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about opportunities at UW-Eau Claire, whether they plan to earn a degree or are simply interested in taking classes for professional or personal growth," Mash said.
UW-Eau Claire will again make available to community members some late afternoon and evening courses, classes that meet at times that might be more convenient for people with work and family commitments. Those community members interested in taking an available course this spring can enroll as a special student with the help of admissions and registration staff during Community Information Night.
"By the time you walk out the door, you can be enrolled at UW-Eau Claire as a special student or simply have the information you need to help you enroll in the future," said Provost and Vice Chancellor Ronald Satz. "If you find the course you want, you can even talk with business or financial aid staff about payment options, rent or buy your textbooks, buy a parking permit and get your student ID the same night. By the time you leave campus, you'll be ready for spring semester classes to begin Jan. 24."
Tuition is $404.55 for a three-credit undergraduate course for the spring semester and $651.63 for a three-credit graduate class. Tuition for masters of business administration course is slightly higher, with a three-credit MBA class costing $726.63. The costs for credit and non-credit outreach courses vary. The spring semester begins Jan. 24 and ends May 26.
More than 200 community members visited UW-Eau Claire's first Community Information Night in August. Many of those who attended enrolled in fall semester courses.
For more information about Community Information Night or opportunities for adult students at UW-Eau Claire, call Rita Webb or Debbie Gough in the Academic and Career Services office at (715) 836-3259.

UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

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

Updated: Jan. 13, 2000