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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

News Bureau

TIP SHEET Week of Dec. 9, 2002
Current topics of interest in higher education in western Wisconsin

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Feingold to Appear at UW-Eau Claire
U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold will speak on “The Importance of Human Rights Since September 11th” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, in Schofield Auditorium.
         As a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Feingold works to make human rights concerns a higher priority in U.S. foreign policy. The UW-Eau Claire chapter of Amnesty International will host the event. For more information, contact Rita Webb at 836-3529 or

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Nursing Home Research
Many of us either have or will face the prospect of placing a loved one in a nursing home. But how do you measure the quality of the facility you are considering?
         Dr. Mary Zwygart-Stauffacher, professor and chair of the department of nursing systems, will receive $152,910 for a two-year research project to develop an observable indicators instrument an easily used list of questions and ratings designed to measure quality in nursing homes. The grant is part of a larger on-going project with the University of Missouri-Columbia. You can reach Zwygart-Stauffacher at 836-4904 or

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Chance Performance
Chance, one of the only voice and cello duos in the world, will perform as part of UW-Eau Claire’s Artists Series at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, in Schofield Auditorium. During the concert, the duo will be joined by percussion and wind players to create a unique quartet sound called “chamber fusion.” 

Photo Opportunity
The Annual Foyer Concert, featuring traditional carols of the season presented by UW-Eau Claire music ensembles, will be held at noon Friday, Dec. 13, in the Haas Fine Arts Center lobby.

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

Updated: December 9, 2002