"UW Meets EC" gives underclassmen a look at downtown Eau Claire - WQOW TV: Eau Claire, WI NEWS18 News, Weather, and Sports

"UW Meets EC" gives underclassmen a look at downtown Eau Claire

Posted:

Eau Claire (WQOW) - A new activity is aiming to get college students aquatinted with the town they'll be living in.  On Friday UW-Eau Claire hosted "UW Meets EC". Students were bused from the towers dorm to downtown Eau Claire. 

They were dropped off in Phoenix Park and walked to Owen Park, with stops along the way. Dozens of businesses and non-profit organizations had specials and welcomed the students with prizes. The university says it hopes new students who come from out of town will feel more familiar with their surroundings beyond where they take classes.

"One thing we know is that a lot of students don't find downtown until they're living off campus, so sometimes they're juniors or seniors before they realize we have a downtown other than just Water Street. So, we'd like to do something downtown to introduce students to the organizations downtown where they might want to do their service learning projects," said Julia Diggins, Assistant Director of New Student Orientation.

Each student who attends the university must complete a service learning project, before they graduate, where they spend at 30 hours doing community service with a learning component.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WQOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's pubic inspection file should contact News Director Dan Schillinger at 715-852-5920. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.