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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

News Bureau

TIP SHEET Week of Sept. 16, 2002
Current topics of interest in higher education in western Wisconsin

Story Idea
A new economic impact study shows that the UW System contributes $9.5 billion to the state's economy, generates $408 million in state tax revenues and has created more than 150,000 jobs in communities across Wisconsin. Chancellor Donald Mash is available to talk about the study, UW-Eau Claire's contributions to the Chippewa Valley, and the UW System's important role in the state's economic future. Mash can be reached at (715) 836-2327.

Story Idea
UW-Eau Claire finance students will participate in 20-30 minute sessions on the Wells Fargo.com Bus Sept. 17. Educational sessions are slated from 9 a.m. to noon on the bus behind Zorn Arena. The bus, which is completely solar powered, is 45 feet long and has three servers and 15 miles of wiring. The bus has traveled throughout the country providing customer education and employee training. Ray Hughes, lecturer of accounting and finance, can talk about the bus's visit to UW-Eau Claire. You can reach him at (715) 836-5199 or hughesrk@uwec.edu.

Story Idea
UW-Eau Claire's 2002-03 Artists Series season kicks off this week with a performance by Red Priest, a British early-music ensemble. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. UW-Eau Claire’s 2002-03 Artists Series season kicks off this week with a performance by Red Priest, a British early-music ensemble. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. For details about Thursday’s event or the Artists Series long tradition of bringing world-class performers to western Wisconsin, call Beverly Soll at (715) 836-4419.

Campus Expert
Ali Abootalebi, associate professor of political science, is a Middle East expert available to discuss current events relating to that region. He spent several weeks in Iran this summer. You can reach him at (715) 836-5969 or abootaar@uwec.edu.

Photo Opportunities
UW-Eau Claire's student chapter of the American College of Health Care Administrators will sponsor "A Day in the Park" following the Alzheimer's Memory Walk from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, in Carson Park. The event will celebrate the special relationship that exists between local nursing home and rehabilitation residences and family members and friends. Student volunteers will coordinate games, activities and a picnic. For more information, contact Jennifer Johs-Artisensi, assistant professor of health care administration, at (715) 836-3589 or johsarjl@uwec.edu.

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Judy Berthiaume
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 201
(715) 836-4741
newsbur@uwec.edu

Updated:September 16, 2002