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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

News Bureau

TIP SHEET Week of Sept. 23, 2002
Current topics of interest in higher education in western Wisconsin

Story Idea
U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige has proposed that qualified non-teachers be allowed to teach in public schools as a way to address the national teacher shortage. The National Education Association opposes Paige’s proposal, saying it could hurt the quality of public education. Mark Clark, dean of the College of Professional Studies at UW-Eau Claire, and Katherine Rhoades, interim associate dean of the School of Education, are available to share their thoughts on Paige’s proposal, as well as information about UW-Eau Claire’s teacher education programs. Clark can be reached at (715) 836-2722 or; and Rhoades can be reached at (715) 836-3671 or 

Story Idea
Ralph Nader will open UW-Eau Claire’s 2002-03 Forum Series with a 7:30 p.m. presentation Sept. 24 in Zorn Arena. His presentation is titled “World Trade, Globalization and You: Bigger is Not Better.” Nader will be available to talk with reporters from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Sept. 24 in the Arrowhead Room of Davies Center. For more information about the Forum Series — one of the longest running lecture series in the country — or about Nader’s news conference and Forum presentation, contact Jennifer Hinners at (715) 836-2787 or 

Campus Expert
Kate Lang, assistant professor of history, is available to talk with the media about the theology and theories of justice and holy war. She also is an expert on women in the Middle East. You can reach Lang at (715) 836-4765 or

Photo Opportunities
The “World Famous” Lipizzaner Stallions show celebrating this famous breed of horse will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, in Zorn Arena. The event will include riding demonstrations. Still and video photographers are welcome to cover the show but should be careful when using flash in front of the horses’ faces. The horses will likely be grazing behind Zorn Arena beginning at about 4 p.m. For more information, contact Paula Stuettgen at (715) 836-4803.

Story Idea
UW-Eau Claire has several events planned this weekend for its annual Parents Weekend. A dinner and dance will run from 4-10 p.m. Saturday in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center, and an “Entertainment Extravaganza” — featuring a comedian and a hypnotist — will get under way at 8:30 p.m. in Zorn Arena. For more information, contact Jodi Thesing-Ritter at (715) 836-3630.

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Judy Berthiaume
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
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Updated: February 4, 2003