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Tip Sheet for the Week of June 5, 2006

RELEASED: June 5, 2006

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Sixteen UW-Eau Claire nursing students will leave Friday, June 9, for Costa Rica to participate in a new study abroad program tailored for nursing students.
During the six-week program, students will study the Costa Rican medical system and take a medical Spanish course. They will take academic field trips to various medical facilities and will live with host families in Tibas, a suburb of San Jose. Nursing students often find it difficult to take part in most study abroad programs because their course of study is regimented. A summer program offers an opportunity to continue their focus on nursing while discovering another culture. Organizers say that in addition to interacting with people from another culture, the students will benefit from having a second language. For details, contact Cheryl Lochner-Wright in the Center for International Education, at (715) 836-4996 or lochnecb@uwec.edu, or Jayne Bielecki, a clinical instructor in family health nursing, at (715) 836-5402 or bielecjm@uwec.edu.

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Erin House, an Eau Claire native and UW-Eau Claire senior, was one of 15 students nationwide to be invited to participate in a fully paid weeklong German literature and culture Grad School Experience program at the University of Pennsylvania this summer.
The fellowships are awarded to gifted seniors majoring in German. House, who graduated from North High School in 2003, has received numerous awards at UW-Eau Claire and was selected for the prestigious McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program, which prepares students for careers in research. She plans to attend graduate school after earning her bachelor's degree in May 2007. You can reach her at houseen@uwec.edu.

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UW-Eau Claire geology professor Kent Syverson will lead community members on an Environmental Geology Field Trip June 10. The group (which will travel on a coach bus) will explore the environmental geology of the Chippewa Valley. Stops and topics to be discussed include Dells Dam, evidence of oceans in Wisconsin; Onyx Seven Mile Creek Landfill, landfill construction and environmental politics; Big Falls County Park, evidence for mountains and oceans; Jim Falls along the Chippewa River, building mountain ranges and power generation; Popple Lake pit, evidence for glaciers; and Chippewa Moraine Visitor's Center in New Auburn, glacial geology. Syverson has spent many years studying the glacial geology of Chippewa County for the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey. The daylong trip will begin at 8:15 a.m. and end at 4:45 p.m. For details, call UW-Eau Claire's Continuing Education office at (715) 836-3636 or ce@uwec.edu.

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