Royal Credit Union Celebrates National Credit Union Youth Month
EAU CLAIRE Wis. – Royal Credit Union (Royal) is encouraging Members to celebrate National Credit Union Youth Month this April with us. The Jurassic theme this year reminds young Members that “Saving with Royal Credit Union is Dinoriffic,” with the help of dinosaur characters. Youth Month inspires children to begin their financial journey through earning, saving, and spending their money wisely.
Here are the events Royal has planned for the month of April:
Kids Club Promotion
During the month of April any new Savings Account opened for children 12 years old and younger will have the initial $5.00 provided by Royal. Children 12 years and younger are automatically enrolled in Royal’s Kids Club which makes them eligible for prizes and invitations to exclusive Kids Club events. Only one savings account per person is allowed.
School $ense Celebration
During the month of April, participating Royal elementary School $ense locations will have a worksheet competition for a chance to win a basket for their classroom.
Social Media Contest
During the month of April, a contest will be hosted on Royal’s Facebook page. Kids will be asked to solve or answer dinosaur themed riddles or jokes for a chance to win prizes. The contest will be held on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s giving participants two chances to win each week.
About Royal Credit Union
Royal Credit Union is a federally insured credit union proudly serving over 230,000 Members in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Royal is driven by a core ideology built on a strong purpose and values. You can open an account or apply for a low-rate loan at Royal Credit Union if you live or work in 26 counties in western Wisconsin or 16 counties in Minnesota. Counties served in Wisconsin include Adams, Ashland, Bayfield, Barron, Buffalo, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Lincoln, Marathon, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Portage, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, St. Croix, Taylor, Trempealeau, Washburn, and Wood. Counties served in Minnesota include Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Goodhue, Hennepin, Isanti, Olmsted, Pine, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, Wabasha, Washington, Winona and Wright. Realtors in the state of Wisconsin or Minnesota are also eligible to join the credit union. Visit rcu.org or call Royal Credit Union at 800-341-9911 for more information.
Wisconsin Public Radio
Education Issues In Western Wisconsin On Wisconsin Public Radio’s “The West Side"
Eau Claire, Wis. - The continued impact of COVID-19 on K-12 education is the topic of this week’s edition of “The West Side” at 10 a.m. Friday, April 2 on The Ideas Network stations of Wisconsin Public Radio: 88.3/Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7/River Falls.
New host Clara Neupert welcomes Nick Ouellete, superintendent of the Hudson School District; Paul Schley, superintendent of the Cornell School District, and Derrick Meyer, a teacher at Amery High School. They discuss the challenges of virtual learning versus in-person and other obstacles related to COVID-19 safety.
In addition, WPR Education Reporter Madeline Fox joins Neupert to talk about the candidates running in Tuesday’s election for Wisconsin State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
“The West Side” is broadcast each Friday at 10 a.m. on The Ideas Network stations 88.3/Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7/River Falls and live streamed at wrfw887.com/listen-live.html. Listeners may call in with questions and comments during the program at (800) 228-5615, or email the show at email@example.com. Archives of “The West Side” are available at wpr.org/programs/west-side.
Motorcycling & Animation On Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Spectrum West"
Eau Claire, Wis. - Motorcycle magazine writer and editor Ron Davis, of Eau Claire, and motorcycle promoter Darrell Brotan join host Al Ross to talk about motorcycling at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 1 on The Ideas Network stations 88.3/Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7/River Falls.
Davis, associate editor of the magazine BMW Owners News and author of the book “Shiny Side Up,” and Brotan join host Al Ross to discuss best practices of motorcycling and must-ride Wisconsin destinations.
University of Wisconsin-Stout Assistant Professor and Program Director Kim Loken stops by to talk about the school’s new Animation and Digital Media undergraduate program, which recently changed its name from Entertainment Design.
Menomonie resident and award-winning children’s performer Beth Jean previews her second album, “Let’s Put On A Show.” She will sample the music and explain the challenges of production during quarantine.
Anne Katz, director of Arts Wisconsin, rounds out the program with information on the sessions and activities set to take place in Wisconsin during April, which is Creative Wisconsin month.
“Spectrum West” is a weekly program exploring the music, arts and humanities in western Wisconsin. The show is broadcast at 10 a.m. Thursdays on The Ideas Network stations 88.3/Menomonie/Eau Claire and 88.7/River Falls and streamed live at wrfw887.com/listen-live. It’s also heard at 7 p.m. Fridays on NPR News & Music stations 89.7/Eau Claire and 90.7/Menomonie. Archives of “Spectrum West” are available at wpr.org/programs/spectrum-west-al-ross.
About Wisconsin Public Radio
For over 100 years, Wisconsin Public Radio has served the people of Wisconsin with quality news, music, talk and entertainment. On air, online and in the community - we work for Wisconsin. WPR is a service of the Educational Communications Board and University of Wisconsin-Madison. Listen, learn more and donate at www.wpr.org.
West Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board, County Consortium Boards’
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CVTC Prepares for Increased Campus Activity: Fall semester to look more like pre-pandemic days
Eau Claire, WI - Chippewa Valley Technical College has begun a transition toward a greater on-campus presence for students and employees by the start of the fall semester Aug. 30.
“Our campuses have remained open to serve our students during the past year during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, but much was scaled back, and alternative instruction methods developed whenever possible,” said CVTC President Bruce Barker. “While technology has allowed us to continue providing education and support services, we recognize the value of personal connectivity between our students, faculty, employees and the community. With this in mind, the fall semester will look more like the pre-COVID 19 pandemic days, though many precautions will still be in place.”
CVTC plans for pre-COVID delivery of courses, including shifting classes that were previously face-to-face or MyChoice back to in-person delivery instead of the alternative online method utilized over the past year, according to Dr. Julie Furst-Bowe, vice president of instruction. CVTC will continue to offer online course and program options, as it did prior to COVID-19, to meet the needs of working adults.
UW-Eau Claire News
Continuing Education announces April program offerings
UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education/UW-Extended Campus connects people with possibilities by providing degrees and certificates for working adults, professional and workforce development, youth and community programs, and resources for business.
Following are upcoming programs that provide the opportunity for individuals to grow professionally and personally:
Morels and Other Spring Edibles
April 6, online
Learn to identify and prepare wild morel mushrooms. You will learn to identify all forms of true and false morels, as well as how to prepare them for the table. We will also discuss oyster mushrooms and pheasant's back mushrooms. Register by April 2. This class is part of the four-class program, Edible Wild Mushrooms and Plants Series; you can take just one, all four or any combination of classes.
Wild Edible Spring Plants
April 13, online
Learn to locate and identify a variety of tasty spring shoots and plants, including wild asparagus, ramps, fiddlehead ferns and more. Ethical harvest and cooking tips will be shared. Register by April 9. This class is part of the four-class program, Edible Wild Mushrooms and Plants Series; you can take just one, all four or any combination of classes.
Pilot program aims to save students money by reducing textbook and materials costs
In the 11 years that Dr. Lisa Quinn-Lee has been teaching an Introduction to Social Welfare class at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, she has yet to find a textbook that meets her needs.
The course attracts large numbers of students, including freshman through fifth-year seniors, few of whom are social work majors, says Quinn-Lee, an associate professor of social work.
“It’s difficult to keep everyone engaged and to keep the course material at a level all can understand and apply to their own major, while also giving social work majors a strong base,” says Quinn-Lee, noting that it is an especially frustrating problem given the high costs of textbooks and related materials.
So, she welcomed the chance to be part of a program UW-Eau Claire is piloting that gives faculty the time, resources and support they need to redesign a course using open educational resources (OER).
Eau Claire Chamber
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