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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

News Bureau

TIP SHEET Week of Oct. 28, 2002
Current topics of interest in higher education in western Wisconsin

Story Idea
Nearly 73 percent of students graduating from UW-Eau Claire in 2001 are living in Wisconsin, according to an alumni study. The number of alumni remaining in the state has increased in recent years, with the 2001 numbers the highest of the 13 years included in the study. Chancellor Donald Mash is available to comment on what this trend means to the state’s economic future. Jeanne Skoug, director of Career Services, can talk about the university’s efforts to connect area businesses and students. You can reach Mash at (715) 836-2327 and Skoug at (715) 836-5358. 

Story Idea
Shauna Solomon, a UW-Eau Claire senior nursing major who will graduate in December, spent two months in Kenya last summer working in an AIDS clinic and an AIDS orphanage. The honors student is available to talk about her AIDS-related research and her trip to Kenya (she has many photos of her work with children in Africa). After graduation, Solomon will work in an intensive care unit in Seattle for a year, and then begin graduate school. She hopes to someday work as an infectious disease nurse practitioner and a nurse midwife. You can reach Solomon at (715) 855-3836 or at 

Story Idea
A six-part documentary titled “Waasa Inaabidaa – We Look in All Directions” will premiere on PBS stations in Wisconsin and several other states in November. The series will eventually air on stations nationwide. UW-Eau Claire Provost Ronald Satz — an internationally recognized scholar on Native American history and treaty rights — is among those featured in the documentary on the Ojibwe, which was nominated by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for 11 regional Emmy awards. Satz is available to talk about the project and topic. You can reach Satz at (715) 836-2320 or at 

Photo Opportunities
Trick-or-Treaters will visit residence halls from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 31. The following halls will allow children to go door-to-door to gather treats: Chancellors, Bridgman, Oak Ridge, Governors, Towers North, Towers South and Putnam.

Outstanding former Blugold athletes will be introduced during halftime of the 1 p.m. Nov. 2 Blugold football game in Carson Park. For details about the halftime event or an evening celebration recognizing the former athletes, call Tim Petermann at (715) 836-4184.

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

Updated: November 4, 2002