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Tip Sheet for the Week of March 21

Current topics of interest in higher education in western Wisconsin

RELEASED: March 21, 2005

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The 17th annual Senior Americans' Day program will run from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. March 22 in Davies Center. This year's theme is "Made in Wisconsin — A Positively Ageless Experience." The program offers more than 40 workshops on a range of topics, including biking, computers, beauty, the environment, spirituality, organizing clutter, travel, Tai Chi, health and finance. Richard Speros, former secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, will be the keynote speaker. He currently operates the Tiger Musky Lodge in Couderay. This year's program also will offer a workshop and tour of special interest to the farm community. Bob Bosold, agricultural director for WAXX-WAYY radio, will lead a session titled "Wisconsin Agriculture vs. California Agriculture and those 'Contented Cows' ads." Participants can take guided tours of the new exhibit at the Chippewa Valley Museum, titled "Farm Life: A Century of Change for Farm Families and Their Neighbors." Transportation will be provided to the museum. Music will be provided by the Forever Young Choir. For details, contact UW-Eau Claire's Continuing Education office at (715) 836-3636. See a detailed schedule of the day's activities.

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UW-Eau Claire's Center for Service-Learning will serve as host to three Japanese guests who are coming to campus to learn about service-learning in the health care professions. The Japanese guests will be on campus March 22 and March 23. Donald Mowry, director of the Center for Service-Learning, can provide details about the visit as well as a schedule of activities. You can reach Donald Mowry at (715) 836-4649 or dmowry@uwec.edu.

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Craig Carlson is spending part of his retired life helping UW-Eau Claire students by volunteering several hours a week in the Career Services office. The retired executive director of the Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corporation is meeting one-on-one with students from 1-4 p.m. on Wednesdays. Carlson is helping students find jobs or professional contacts in the Chippewa Valley. To discuss the volunteer program, contact Jeanne Skoug, director of Career Services, at (715) 836-5358 or skougjm@uwec.edu.

Calendar Note
UW-Eau Claire's Spring Break is March 21-28. Spring semester classes will resume at 8 a.m. Tuesday, March 29. Administrative offices will be open during regular business hours (7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) during Spring Break week

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