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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

News Bureau

TIP SHEET Week of Sept. 9, 2002
Current topics of interest in higher education in western Wisconsin

Story Idea
UW-Eau Claire's Center for International Education is working to meet new federal regulations for tracking international students and professors. The INS wants to keep tabs on which applicants colleges accept, the dates on which they enter and leave the United States, and what they are doing while in the country. The INS is requiring that all postsecondary institutions in the country be in compliance by January 2003. Karl Markgraf, director of the Center for International Education at UW-Eau Claire, is available to discuss the new guidelines and how UW-Eau Claire will meet them. He can be reached at (715) 836-4411 or 

Story Idea
A traveling exhibit telling the story of Latvia's 50-year occupation by Soviets and Nazis is on display in the rotunda of the Wisconsin state Capitol in Madison through Saturday, Sept. 14. Dr. Paulis Lazda, professor of history at UW-Eau Claire, is the exhibit's creator. "Latvia returns to the Free World" has been displayed in 15 European capitals and major cities, as well as in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Paulis Lazda is available to discuss his ongoing efforts to share Latvia's story. You can reach him at (715) 836-4735. 

Campus Expert
Rodd Freitag, chair of UW-Eau Claire's political science department, is available to talk with reporters about the state's upcoming elections. Freitag can be reached at (715) 836-5044 or 

Photo Opportunities
At 7:45 a.m. Sept. 11
, two trumpet players will play dual taps from opposite ends of the footbridge on the UW-Eau Claire campus. Faculty, staff and students will be invited to drop 3,000 rose pedals from the bridge into the Chippewa River as a symbolic gesture remembering the 3,000-plus people believed to have died in the attacks.

UW-Eau Claire's Student Senate will hold a candlelight vigil at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 11 on the Central Campus Mall. All members of the UW-Eau Claire and greater Eau Claire communities are welcome to attend. Sarah Schuh, president of the Student Senate, can be reached for comment about the evening event at (715) 836-4646 or

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Judy Berthiaume
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
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(715) 836-4741

Updated:September 12, 2002