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Media Memo: UW-Eau Claire cancels trips to Mexico

TO: News/Assignment Editors and Directors

FROM: Judy Berthiaume, Director

DATE:  March 22, 2010

SUBJECT: UW-Eau Claire cancels trips to Mexico

UW-Eau Claire has canceled a summer program and withdrawn its financial support for another program that would have taken students to Mexico this spring and summer. The actions are the result of the continuing violence in that country.

A summer program in Monterrey, Mexico, has been canceled, according to Karl Markgraf, director of the Center for International Education. Monterrey was specifically noted in U.S. State Department travel advisories as a dangerous city for U.S. citizens to visit, he said.

UW-Eau Claire will offer an alternate study abroad program this summer in Costa Rica.

Students were notified of the change late last week.

UW-Eau Claire's Center for Service-Learning has withdrawn its financial support for a spring break trip that would have taken three students to Durango, Mexico, another one of the cities mentioned in the U.S. State Department's advisory. If the students decide to go to Durango as they had planned, it will be without any UW-Eau Claire support or sanction, according to Dr. Don Mowry, director of the Center of Service-Learning.

Markgraf is encouraging students who plan to travel to Mexico independently during spring break to consider the gravity of the situation there, especially in the northern region and along the U.S.-Mexican border.

Karl Markgraf is available to talk with the media. He can be reached at markgraf@uwec.edu or 715-836-4411.

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