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Tip Sheet for the Week of Feb. 28

Current topics of interest in higher education in western Wisconsin

Story Idea
UW-Eau Claire faculty member Edward Young, who was a soldier during the Vietnam war, visited Vietnam in January as part of a program aimed at improving the economy of that country by adding to its knowledge of international economic models. For Young, professor of economics, the visit to Vietnam involved mixed emotions. Although he didn't go to Vietnam, many of his friends did and Young noted that the visit brought to mind the sharp contrast between "how the Vietnamese treat us today and how we treated them 35 years ago." Young was one of three UW-Eau Claire faculty members to accompany Karl Markgraf, director of the Center for International Education at UW-Eau Claire, to Hanoi over the winter break to deliver a series of lectures at Vietnam National University-Hanoi through the Education for Reconciliation and Economic Opportunity Program. For more information, contact Markgraf at (715) 836-4411 or markgraf@uwec.edu.

Story Idea
The Real World College Connections Program provides students from UW-Eau Claire, UW-Stout and the Chippewa Valley Technical College opportunities to meet and network with area professionals while learning about career possibilities in the Chippewa Valley. More than 100 students from the three institutions applied, and 30 were selected to be part of the collaborative pilot program, which is aimed at preventing brain drain from the region. The participants meet monthly this semester with leaders from area businesses, non-profit agencies, health care and industry. The next meeting is slated for 4-6 p.m. March 1 at the Chippewa Valley Technical College Gateway Campus in Eau Claire. Employer representatives will include Ken Lee, human resources director, Luther Midelfort-Mayo Health Systems; and Mary Jurmain, president, RealityWorks. To learn more, contact Jeanne Skoug, UW-Eau Claire Career Services director at (715) 836-5358 or skougjm@uwec.edu.

Story Idea
Two Women's History Month events are slated for this week:

  • Elizabeth Burmaster, Wisconsin's superintendent of Public Instruction, will be on campus from 4-5 p.m. March 2 in Davies Theater in Davies Center.

  • A panel discussion titled "Getting Real About Body Image and Eating Disorders" is slated for 7-8 p.m. in the Wisconsin Room of Davies Center. Panelists include Dr. Virginia Duerst, a Marshfield Clinic psychologist specializing in eating disorders; Dr. Roberta Goodman, a UW-Eau Claire Counseling Services psychologist; and Liza Huber, of UW-Eau Claire Students Against Eating Disorders.

Guest Artist
Guest artist Tanya Kruse will play the lead role in four of seven performances of the UW-Eau Claire's production of the one-act opera "Suor Angelica." In the spring of 2003, Kruse played the role of Cio-Cio San in the Skylight Opera Theatre of Milwaukee's production of "Madama Butterfly." In 2002 she was named a winner at the Wisconsin Regional Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.

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