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Senior wins national award

February 5, 2001

A senior UW-Eau Claire geology student won a national award in November after two years of research. Katie Thornburg presented the results of her research on glacial geology mapping and clay mineral analyses at the national Geological...

Laptops could be mandated

February 5, 2001

In December UW-Stout announced it would initialize a program requiring all freshmen to have a laptop computer by fall of 2002. Stout was the first UW System school to require laptops for students, and now UW-Eau Claire is set...

A nice day for a swim

February 5, 2001

Matthew ResenhoeftJumping in freezing cold water is never recommended. Unless, of course, it's for a good cause. There were hundreds at the annual Polar Plunge Sunday at Half Moon Lake. Proceeds from the event went toward Indian...

HOUSE Day draws hundreds

February 1, 2001

Sixty-four landlords and more than 700 potential renters gathered Tuesday in the Council Fire Room of the Davies Center for the university's fourth annual HOUSE Day. HOUSE Day, sponsored by Student Senate, is an opportunity for...

Dance team recognized on national level at Disney World

February 1, 2001

The crowd may not have known how to pronounce Eau Claire, but the university's dance team made its presence known with a fourth-place finish on Jan. 13 at the 2001 College Dance Team National Championship at Disney World in Orlando,...

Students say goodbye to governor on his way to Washington D.C.

February 1, 2001

As Tommy Thompson rounds out his 14-year tenure as governor of Wisconsin, the transition has allowed students to focus on what Thompson has - and hasn't - done to affect students, especially students in the UW System. And to...

Student contributes program to Planetarium

February 1, 2001

The usual Planetarium programs are getting a jolt with the addition of a show written by a student. Senior Kevin Bartig, a physics major, is writing the program as part of a directed study and getting credit for it. Bartig's...

Ice storm causes classes to be canceled

February 1, 2001

Matthew ResenhoeftThe university's provost and vice chancellor, Ron Satz, barely made it to his car Monday night without slipping and falling down. And that's when he knew he and the other university officials had made the righ...

University to offer online courses again this summer

February 1, 2001

The university is again offering Web-based courses to students looking to take care of a few credits without staying in Eau Claire this summer. The pilot program of entirely online courses was successful last summer, said Janice...

Scarlet Runner to open for Big Wu Friday in Davies

February 1, 2001

Life's not easy when you're trying to make it as a band. Just ask Scarlet Runner frontman Jason Christensen. For the past seven years, the band from Waterloo, Iowa has been away, night after night, trying to make a name for itself....

Blaze in student neighborhood causes $90,000 in damage

January 29, 2001

A fire Thursday night at 106 Catherine St., an area many UW-Eau Claire students live in, has displaced the three men who lived there and caused extensive damage to the house. Paul Sveum and Kyle Biolek, former Eau Claire student...

Job fair promotes service

January 29, 2001

Community Action Day, a gathering of community organizations in search of volunteer help, is scheduled to take place Thursday. The event features a job-fair atmosphere in which students can meet with representatives and discuss...

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