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Tip Sheet for the week of Oct. 30, 2006

RELEASED: Oct. 30, 2006

Story Idea
UW-Eau Claire has more students receiving 2006-07 Fulbright grants than most master's level colleges and universities in the nation, according to the Fulbright Program. UW-Eau Claire is ranked 8th in the nation among master's level institutions producing U.S. student Fulbright Scholars. No other master's level Wisconsin college or university is included on the list. For details, call Karl Markgraf, director of the Center for International Education, or Cheryl Lochner-Wright, campus Fulbright adviser, at 715-836-4411.

Story Idea
A federal agency charged with fostering an ethic of volunteerism in America has recognized UW-Eau Claire for its outstanding community service programs. The university was among the 141 public and private colleges, universities and professional schools named in the first President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for General Community Service, compiled by the Corporation for National and Community Service. This program is designed to increase public awareness of the contributions that college students make in their communities through volunteer service. About 2,000 UW-Eau Claire students annually contribute nearly 100,000 community service hours, mostly in western Wisconsin. It's estimated that the value of the students' service totals about $1.5 million a year. For details, call Don Mowry, director of the Center for Service-Learning, at 715-836-4649.

Story Idea
An Eau Claire veterinarian has been memorialized with a $25,000 endowed scholarship. The Jay Mettler Pre-Veterinary Medicine Scholarship will provide an annual $1,000 scholarship to a pre-veterinary major at UW-Eau Claire who plans to attend the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine. Mettler, a 1982 Memorial High School graduate, died in a snowmobile accident. The scholarship, established by his wife and their three children, honors his perseverance in following his dream of being a veterinarian and his love of animals. For details, contact Carole Halberg, president of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation, at 715-836-2327 or halberca@uwec.edu.

Story Idea
Faculty from the UW-Eau Claire departments of economics and health care administration and the nursing and allied health department at CVTC want to hear stories about the public's experiences with the health care system. Researchers will collect stories through Nov. 10. For details, call Eric Jamelske, assistant professor of economics, at 715-836-3254.

Visiting Expert


Richard Freund
from the University of Hartford will discuss his research Nov. 2 at UW-Eau Claire. UW-Eau Claire geography professor Harry Jol and several students have helped with Freund's research by using ground-penetrating radar to help locate artifacts at sites Freund has investigated. His Nov. 2 visit includes:

  • 2:30-3:15 p.m. — Reception for the exhibit "Burials, Baths, and Beyond: Archaeological Sites from Israel and Spain," Grand Corridor, McIntyre Library. Comments by Freund.
  • 3:30-4:30 p.m. — "Secrets of the Cave of Letters: Rediscovering A Dead Sea Mystery," Room 219, P hillips Hall.
  • 7 p.m. — "Jerusalem of the Jews, Christians and Muslims," Room 007, Phillips Hall.

For more information, contact Jol at 715-836-3472 or jolhm@uwec.edu.

Photo Idea


Children will trick-or-treat in residence halls from 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 31.
Kids will go door-to-door in Chancellors, Bridgman, Oak Ridge, Governors, Putnam and Towers.

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