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Tip Sheet for the week of May 29, 2007

RELEASED: May 29, 2007

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Dr. Harry Jol, a professor of geography and anthropology, will discuss an international research project in Antarctica during a May 30 presentation. Jol will present "Investigating the Sand Dunes of Antarctica" from noon to 1 p.m. at Sweetwaters Restaurant in Eau Claire. Jol will talk about using ground penetrating radar to investigate the internal structure of the sand dunes within the Antarctica Dry Valleys. He will use a multimedia presentation that will include information about his preparation for the journey (including Antarctica survival training), his travel to and from Antarctica and the field site in the Dry Valleys. He also will discuss how data was collected, share the research team's preliminary interpretations and share some of the stunning landscapes of Antarctica. Jol, who joined UW-Eau Claire's faculty in 1996, has been to more than 1,200 field sites in North America, Europe, Israel, New Zealand and Australia to collect GPR data. From these extensive research experiences, he has developed an expertise that helps scientists better unravel geomorphic and archaeological landscapes. The May 30 presentation is part of the UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association's "Let's Do Lunch" series. For details about Dr. Jol's presentation, e-mail alumni@uwec.edu or call 715-836-3266.

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UW-Eau Claire's three-week Summer Session continues this week. Classes will continue through June 8. The university's eight-week Summer Session classes will then begin June 11. About 2,200 UW-Eau Claire students are currently registered for Summer Session classes, an enrollment number that is similar to a year ago. Summer Session classes help students stay on track to graduate, enroll in high-demand classes that can be difficult to access during the regular academic year, and allow students to focus on challenging courses without having to juggle the demands of multiple classes. For more information about UW-Eau Claire's Summer Session, contact Jan Morse at 715-836-2033 or morsejm@uwec.edu.

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UW-Eau Claire's Small Business Development Center surpassed the state average in a recent survey of Wisconsin Entrepreneurs' Network partners. The Small Business Development Center provides counseling, training, information and resource direction to individuals interested in starting, growing or managing a business. For more information about the survey results or the SBDC, call 715-836-5811 or toll-free 866-893-2423 or send e-mail to Ask-SBDC@uwec.edu.

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