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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

News Bureau

TIP SHEET Week of Sept. 30, 2002
Current topics of interest in higher education in western Wisconsin

Story Idea
UW-Eau Claire’s “Fast Track” pilot program helps address the teacher shortage by bringing qualified people into the teaching profession who do not having teaching degrees. The program will certify non-traditional students who have bachelor’s degrees in certifiable areas — such as English and biology — to teach in grades 6-12. Eighteen adults are enrolled in the second semester of the three-semester alternative teacher certification program at UW-Eau Claire. Katherine Rhoades, interim associate dean of the School of Education, and Susan Mc Intyre, chair of the curriculum and instruction department, are available to talk about the new program. Rhoades can be reached at (715) 836-3671 or, and Mc Intyre can be reached at (715) 836-4213 or 

Story Idea
With a struggling economy causing more adults to consider higher education, UW-Eau Claire is continuing to look at ways to better serve non-traditional students. To help prospective adult students gather information, UW-Eau Claire will host its first Community Information Night from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, in Room 177 of the Human Sciences and Services Building. The free program gives community members who are considering taking classes in the spring semester a chance to gather information and begin the registration process. For information about the event or the growing non-traditional student population at UW-Eau Claire, contact Rita Webb, non-traditional student adviser, at (715) 836-3259 or

Campus Expert
James (Brady) Foust, professor of geography and chair of the geography department, and Wayne Carroll, professor of economics, are available to discuss recently released Census information. You can reach Foust at (715) 836-4426 or, and Carroll at (715) 836-3388 or 

Photo Opportunities
UW-Eau Claire students interested in careers in nursing and health care will meet with health care employers during the Nursing and Health Care Professional Career Fair Thursday, Oct. 3. The event will run from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Tamarack Room of Davies Center.

The Wisconsin Education Fair will run from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, and from 9-11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4, in Zorn Arena. High school students and their parents can talk with representatives from higher education institutions.

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Judy Berthiaume
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 201
(715) 836-4741

Updated: February 4, 2003