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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

NEWS RELEASE
News Bureau   Schofield Hall 201  Eau Claire, WI 54702
phone: (715) 836-4741
fax: (715) 836-2900
UW-Eau Claire to Offer
Community Information Sessions
MAILED: Dec. 28, 2000

          EAU CLAIRE — Community members are invited to take courses at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire again during the spring semester.
          “People interested in taking a class or two — either to advance their career or simply to enrich their minds — will again have opportunities to choose from a number of classes that will meet their needs and interests,” said Dr. Steve Tallant, associate vice chancellor. “We continue to offer more evening courses, making it more convenient for people with work and family commitments to continue their education.”
          Two informational sessions will be offered in January to help community members gather the information they need about opportunities available to them at UW-Eau Claire. A special night also again will be set aside to allow community members to talk with university staff, choose courses and enroll in classes for the spring semester, Tallant said.
          The following sessions are open to the community:

  • Adult Passport Program — Returning adult students who plan to take their first college math and/or English class this spring are encouraged to attend this session. Participants will take the math or English UW System Placement Test, which will help ensure students get into the appropriate math or English class. General information about university programs and opportunities also will be shared. The session will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13.
  • Back-to-School Program — This program — cosponsored by Sigma Gamma Zeta II, the nontraditional student honor society — is designed for community members who are interested in taking a class or who already have enrolled for the spring semester but want more information about what is available to them on campus. It also gives returning adult students a chance to meet other nontraditional age students. Sessions will be offered from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, and from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17.
  • Community Registration Night — Community members interested in taking classes this spring may attend Community Registration Night. A list of open classes will be available, and university staff will be on hand to help community members select and enroll in courses for the spring semester. Business and financial aid staff will be available to discuss payment options (a $100 down payment is required at the time of registration), students can rent or buy textbooks, and the Parking and Transportation Services office will sell parking permits. By the time a person walks out the door, he or she will be ready to begin the spring semester. The session will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, in Schofield Hall.
          All three sessions are free, but participants must register for the Back-to-School and Adult Passport programs by calling the Adult Opportunity office at (715) 836-3259. Anyone may attend Community Registration Night, and registration is not necessary. Free parking will be available in the Schneider, Hibbard and Visitor parking lots during all three sessions.
          “It doesn’t matter if someone wants to finish a degree, start a new one or simply take a class that’s always intrigued them,” Tallant said. “Everyone is welcome at the information sessions, as well as at Community Registration Night.”
          UW-Eau Claire’s spring semester classes start Monday, Jan. 22.
          For more information about opportunities for returning adult students, call Rita Webb or Debbie Gough at (715) 836-3259.
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Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 201
(715) 836-4741
newsbur@uwec.edu

Updated: Dec. 29, 2000