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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

News Bureau

TIP SHEET Week of Nov. 18, 2002
Current topics of interest in higher education in western Wisconsin

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Nov. 18-22 is International Education Week, with this year’s theme being “Securing the Future through Study and Exchange.” UW-Eau Claire offers 22 study abroad programs in 16 countries and is among the national leaders in percentage of students studying abroad. Contact Karl Markgraf, director of UW-Eau Claire’s Center for International Education, or Cheryl Lochner-Wright, study abroad coordinator, if you would like to discuss international opportunities offered through UW-Eau Claire. You can reach Markgraf at (715) 836-4411 or markgraf@uwec.edu and Lochner-Wright at (715) 836-4411 or lochnecb@uwec.edu. 

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Who Says College Students Don’t Vote?
Student leaders at UW-Eau Claire made a concerted effort to involve students in the recent election. Student leaders successfully lobbied to have the Western Wisconsin Press Club Gubernatorial Debate held at UW-Eau Claire and conducted a “get out the vote” campaign. The result was one of the highest voter turnouts in Eau Claire. Ward 20, Davies Center, had 985 votes cast.

Story Idea
United Nations weapons inspectors return to Iraq this week to enforce resolutions directing Iraq to disarm. International arms sales and the conflicts they can cause will be the subject of The Forum Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Zorn Arena. Journalist Ken Silverstein, recognized by the American Journalism Review as one of the 20 “Unsung Heroes” of Washington journalism, will present “Making a Killing: The Corporatization of War.” Silverstein will be available to answer media questions during a news conference at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Ho-Chunk Room, Davies Center. 

Photo Opportunity
Food Drive. Boxes for non-perishable food items will be located in Davies Center, Phillips, Schneider, Hibbard and Haas Fine Arts buildings Monday-Friday. Donations will be given to the St. Francis Food Pantry in time for Thanksgiving. Contact Sandra Yassin at 832-3464 or yassinsl@uwec.edu. 

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

Updated: November 18, 2002