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THESE PROFESSORS’ TALES OF STUDENTS GONE WRONG CAN HELP YOU DO IT RIGHT IN COLLEGE
tudents aren’t the only ones on campus who sometimes feel the need to anonymously vent. Professors have complaints, too, and they often involve students who aren’t willing to put in the work necessary to succeed but who expect stellar grades anyway. The kind who don’t come to classes (or sleep through them) and are surprised when they flunk their exams. The kind who blow off writing papers (or worse, plagiarize them) and them come begging for help at the 11th hour. In short, they’re the kind of students you definitely don’t want to be. Consider these anecdotes – compiled from confidential confessions by Chippewa Valley profs – as cautionary tales for your college years. Even if you’re not particularly studious, it would be best to studiously avoid aggravating the men and women who stand between you and getting a diploma.
Rule No. 1: Don’t Cheat Face it, winners never cheat, and cheaters never win. OK, except for Lance Armstrong. And all those baseball players. But, hey, they eventually got caught, and chances are you will, too. And when you get caught cheating in college, the consequences are much worse than a tearful interview with Oprah.
Rule No. 2: Don’t Make Excuses You’re an adult now, which means it’s time to take responsibility for your own actions – or inactions. In other words, if you didn’t do the work, be honest about it. Lame excuses are for elementary school.
professor F says: If you’re trying to plagiarize and/or re-use a paper, step one is to update the Web references on your work cited page so it doesn’t say things like “accessed May 20, 2006.” Come on people – seriously? Either you started writing this paper in middle
school, just in case you ever needed it for an econ class, or you have a DeLorean time machine. Which, exactly, are you asking me to believe?
professor T says: If you are copying an exam from the person sitting next to you, your professor will probably notice, particularly if the exam is submitted online and your last names are “Andersen” and “Anderson.”
Professor H says: Do not turn in a fictional story one week and then try to play it off as a real-life excuse for missing class the next. Do not tell me you completed your final paper but “dropped” it while walking to class. That’s worse than saying your dog ate it. If a dog eats your paper, I can’t force you to walk across the quad and retrieve it. If you “drop” it, that’s exactly what I’m going to make you do.
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And you’re going to look weird scouring the grounds for a paper you never wrote to begin with.
Rule No. 3: Make an Effort If you made it all the way to college, you’ve obviously got some brains. But that doesn’t mean you can coast now. Higher education requires a higher level of effort, and your professors can tell whether you’re the kind of student who’s willing to work for an A.
PROFESSOR H SAYS: Do not confuse the word “Wikipedia” for a Works Cited page. When it comes to page counts, we will not be fooled by large fonts and triple spacing. (I’d recommend fiddling with the margins,
which we sometimes miss.) Do not turn a paper in a week late, riddled with errors, wildly off-topic, and then complain about receiving a C. This work is not average. It is not even work. It’s just you pretending to work between text messages. “But I actually sort of tried this time” does not ensure a passing grade.
PROFESSOR V SAYS: There was the time a student told me halfway through the semester that he needed a C in order to graduate and his mom needed
to know if he was going to graduate because she was throwing him a party. I told him to study.
Rule No. 4: Show Some Respect Despite what Mom says, you are not the center of the universe. In fact, being an adult means realizing other people – i.e., your professors and fellow students – are important, too, and that their time and attention deserves respect.
Professor T says: My first semester teaching, I was taking roll and asked where John was. Someone muttered something about the day before was his 21st birthday and there was a collective “ohhhh” throughout the class. Twenty minutes later (in a 50-minute class period), John was standing in my doorway. He looked at me, blinked, and said, “I MADE it!” After class, he told me that my class was his favorite and he didn’t want to disappoint me. While I was flattered, it probably would have been better for everyone if he stayed home. Once you get to college, it’s OK to miss class if it’s warranted: illness (self-induced or not), breaking up with a significant other, etc. Be an adult and let people know you won’t make it to class. (Note: Don’t abuse this right because after one or two times, you won’t have my sympathy anymore.)
Professor H says: Do not fall asleep in class, wake to your ringing cell phone, answer your ringing cell phone, enjoy a lighthearted conversation with the person who caused your cell phone to ring, and then fall back asleep. If this occurs, at least have the courtesy to silence your cell phone prior to falling back asleep. This will ensure that you aren’t disturbed again.
Compiled by Tom Giffey. Special thanks to Professors F, V, M, T, and H.
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UNDECLARED? WHO CARES? THE COOLEST, MOST INTERESTING FOUR-YEAR SCHEDULE OF COLLEGE IN THE CHIPPEWA VALLEY* COMPILED BY EMILY ALBRENT Does staring at the course catalog leave you feeling that something is lacking? Sure, there are plenty of practical (i.e., boring-sounding) classes that you should take to set yourself on a path toward a specific major. What’s the fun in that? Yes, it will eventually lead to a degree and probably a career, but isn’t college supposed to be about exploring your options? Below, we’ve compiled a list of the coolest classes offered at three local institutions of higher education – UW-Eau Claire, UW-Stout, and Chippewa Valley Technical College – to help you plan eight (or more) semesters of awesomeness. (Sorry, we can’t help you with that career.)
GEOGRAPHY 365: Tourism Geographies (UWEC) PEACE STUDIES 201: Introduction to Applied Peace Studies (Stout) KINESIOLOGY 115: Ultimate Frisbee (UWEC) BASIC MOTORCYCLE RIDER (CVTC) MUSIC 111: Folk Music in the U.S. (UWEC)
HISTORY 480: History of Wisconsin (UWEC) RISK CONTROL 301: Current Issues in Traffic Safety Education (Stout) MUSIC 112: History of Rock and Pop (UWEC) HAIRCUTTING 1 (CVTC) CRIMINAL JUSTICE 359: Teen Technology Use (UWEC)
Second semester ANTHROPOLOGY 630: Ojibwe Lifeways (Stout) FORKLIFT OPERATOR-TRAIN TRAINER (CVTC) GEOGRAPHY 369: Geography of Food (UWEC) MARKETING 331: Buyer Behavior (UWEC) HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM 330: Resort Planning and Operation (Stout)
Third semester BLUEPRINT READING (CVTC) HISTORY 392: History of Mad Science (Stout) AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES/ART HISTORY 337: Art of Tawantinsuyu (UWEC) HEALTH 296 C: Stress Management (Stout) RELIGIONS 348: Religious Themes in Literature (UWEC)
Fifth semester LITERATURE 308: Alice Walker: Beyond Purple (Stout) BIOLOGY 331: Trees and Shrubs (UWEC) INTRODUCTION TO COLLEGE LIFE (CVTC) ENGLISH 351: Chaucer and His Age (UWEC) MILITARY SCIENCE AND LEADERSHIP 302: Leadership Under Fire (Stout)
Photography (Stout) FRENCH 482: The Theater in France (UWEC) FOOD AND NUTRITION 244: Farm to Fork: Food Issues (Stout) WOMEN’S STUDIES 440: Lesbian Lives and Cultures (UWEC)
Eighth semester DESIGN 320: Furniture Design (Stout) NURSING 300: Travelers’ Health (UWEC) PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS (CVTC) GEOGRAPHY 280: Introduction to Cartography (UWEC) FOOD AND NUTRITION 210: Issues and Ethics in Food and Nutrition (Stout)
Super-Senior work Sixth semester SALON SCIENCE (CVTC) APPAREL 101: Introduction to Apparel Design and Development (Stout) COMMUNICATION AND JOURNALISM 370: Magazine Editing and Design (UWEC) LITERATURE 280: Best-Sellers (Stout) CHINESE 102: Beginning Chinese (UWEC)
Seventh semester ROBOTIC WELDING (CVTC) PHOTOGRAPHY 441: Fashion and Glamour
COMMUNICATION AND JOURNALISM 406/606: Persuasion (UWEC) SOCIOLOGY 275: Sociology of Gender Roles (Stout) GEOLOGY 303: Rocky Mountain Field Studies (UWEC) APPAREL DESIGN/ MANUFACTURING 211: History of Fashion – 19th Century to Present (Stout) SPEECH COMMUNICATION 414: Interviewing (Stout) THEATER 351: Advanced Costume Shop Practicum (UWEC)
* class schedule does not take into account pre-requisites, enrollment, or the desire to at some point graduate with a degree in something.
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PRO TIPS: LOCAL STUDY NOOKS UW-EAU CLAIRE
THE HIBBARD HALL PENTHOUSE: Usually it’s pretty chill to just plant yourself here for a couple of hours, but who knows, rules change all the time. You might have to get creative and sneaky about it.
THE MAJOR STUDY LOUNGES: Every dorm has one. Go check yours out because there literally are no students taking advantage of these cozy little librarylike rooms.
AN EMPTY LECTURE HALL: Close those doors and get to work. Just don’t let the hundred-so seats give you stage fright.
FIND THAT ONE TREE ON CAMPUS: Yeah. That one tree. We don’t have that many, so if you score one of those you are living the good life. GO DOWN TO THE RIVER: It will remind you of the freedom you had a couple of weeks ago, but it will be so calming you will be ready to crack open that brand new (and hopefully rented) textbook. RACY’S OR THE GOAT: Do it. They’re the closest places off campus to grab some coffee and chill out with all the other students pouring over their notes.
BY UWEC EXPERT STUDIER EMILY ALBRENT AND STOUT EXPERT STUDIER ERIC KOEPPEL
UNIVERSITY LIBRARY, FIFTH FLOOR: They say the higher up you go the quieter it gets in the Bobby Swanson Learning Center, so take the elevator up to fifth for serious cramming, but please keep the volume down on your Zune. THE RAW DEAL: Whether you want to load up on caffeine or sip a frosty microbrew, you will always find a delightful study environment here. Just stay out of the brown chair by the stairs on the second floor. That’s my spot!
THE CABIN: I mean, have you seen that place? You can even grab a brew after 4:30pm while you work, but it might be best to save that for Friday.
UNDER THE STAIRS IN THE MSC: Chairs and tables are so 21st century; why not be adventurous and pop a squat on those comfy cushions under the stairs in the MSC? Besides, sitting there kinda makes you feel like Harry Potter.
SCHNEIDER AT NIGHT: The seating area right where you walk in the front of the building is brilliant for late-night
OUTSIDE BY THE CLOCK TOWER: Let the melodious clock tower bells soothe you as you do homework on a bench nearby.
The Raw Deal And hey, you’ll always know what time it is! RIVERSIDE PARK: Just a stones-throw away from campus with plenty of space to sprawl out with your laptop near the Red Cedar River. And if you need a break, grab the nearest fly rod and cast away. JARVIS HALL SCIENCE WING: If you can get past the anxiety of feeling like a mouse
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in a maze while navigating your way through Jarvis, make your way to the science wing for plenty of cozy nooks to park your caboose. GOLDEN LEAF CAFÉ: Not too far from campus to walk to and not too close to be busy, the Golden Leaf has everything the procrastinating college student needs to get by, not to mention a stellar lunch menu!
ACADEMIC ETIQUETTE SOME TIPS ON HOW TO KEEP THE PROFESSOR-STUDENT RELATIONSHIP SMOOTH WORDS: PROFESSOR M “Yo Teach!” That is how a student addressed me in an email once early in my teaching career. He added that his attached homework was “off the chizain.” I discovered the Urban Dictionary that day. His message has since become a funny example illustrating the serious topic of student-to-professor communication. Students should learn to play it safe in their interactions with professors. You can never go wrong by showing respect and being polite, even when it’s not required. Based on what I considered students’ faux pas, I compiled a list of recommendations. Those are especially important, in my opinion, if the student isn’t very familiar with the professor. Here are some events that actually happened and my recommendations for improvement. Starting an email with “Yo Teach!”, “Hey!” or “Hi there!” is not OK. Address a professor formally, preferably with “Dear Professor <name>,” or at least a simple “Hello.” Don’t use a personal email address such as “email@example.com” or “ilovecarebears@ gmail.com.” Use your university email address for your professional communications. If you don’t like it, you can redirect it to your “number1bieberfan@ me.com.” If you see an open door, don’t just go in. Assume that your professors are busy. Sometimes we open our doors because that’s the closest to the outside air that we will get during the day, but it is not an invitation to come in unless you’ve made an appointment. If you need to see your teachers, find out their office hours and come then or make an appointment at a different time. If you see a closed office door, don’t go in without knocking. When office doors are closed, professors are either gone or so busy that any disturbance will make them turn into the Hulk if they are interrupted. Don’t knock unless there’s a
life-threatening emergency. One time a student that I didn’t know simply opened my door and started talking to me. I now lock my door when I need to work without interruption. Don’t ask “Did I miss anything?” Don’t ask for any information that you can find elsewhere such as what was covered in class the day you were absent (excused or not), email address, office hours, office number, and so forth. Usually classmates, the syllabus, or information posted on office doors will suffice. Your professors will truly appreciated the time you are saving them. Think of 100 students asking those questions each semester. We will find you smart and resourceful. That, I assure you, will go a long way towards that recommendation letter you will need before graduating. Don’t ask a professor to work during a weekend. Don’t email your professors on a Friday afternoon asking to write a recommendation letter that is due Monday. Give them at least two weeks to write a proper letter. If you are not organized enough to provide that much notice, it will be difficult to recommend you for a job anyway.
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AWESOME LISTINGS Bookends on Main 214 Main St., Menomonie •
(715) 233-6252 • firstname.lastname@example.org • www. bookendsonmain.com Owned by Susan Schoenbauer Thurin, a retired English professor at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Owning the bookstore culminates her lifelong love of books and writing, starting with the childhood pleasure of curling up with a good book.
Books-A-Million 4030 Commonwealth Ave., Eau Claire
• (715) 831-4431 • booksamillion.com Books-A-Million is the second largest bricks and mortar book retailer in the nation and also has an expansive web store. The Company operates over 200 stores the continental US.
Chippewa Valley Technical College Bookstore Clairemont Campus, Business Education Center, Room 6 (lower level), 620 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire • 715-8336240 • email@example.com • www.bkstr.com Visit the CVTC bookstore for books, apparel, supplies, and technology. The bookstore features a textbook rental program and a book buyback program.
Crossroad Books 2803 E. Hamilton Ave., Eau Claire • (715) 831-9788 • firstname.lastname@example.org • crossroadbookstore.com Crossroad Books caters to both avid readers and serious collectors of fine, used and outof-print books. They are a used and rare book store with more than 40,000 volumes. They also special order new books, carry some textbooks and feature new books of local interest and by local authors. Stout Bookstore 302 10th Ave., Menomonie • (715) 232-
1235 • www.uwstoutbookstore.com UW-Stout’s bookstore is a great place to get all your textbooks for school. The bookstore also offers clothing, gifts, and UW-Stout merchandise.
UWEC Bookstore Davies Center 130, UW-Eau Claire • 715-836-2171 • email@example.com • www.uwec. bkstore.com Operated by Barnes & Noble College Bookstores, the University Bookstore also administers the Instructional Resource Rental program. UWEC undergraduates may rent textbooks and other course materials from the Instructional Resource Rental Department. Wax Paper Etc. (Ottowa House of Books) 602 Water
St., Eau Claire • (715) 839-0600 Wax Paper is a small shop dedicated to selling used books for a small price.
CAFES & COFFEE SHOPS
420 Internet Cafe 420 Washington St., Eau Claire
• (715) 833-9945 • building420.org Eclectic decor, bamboo floors, and soothing colors are the backdrop for 420 Internet Cafe’s full-service coffee bar and sandwich shop. Try the signature gyro sandwich or the popular chocolate truffle mocha drink. Internet stations available.
4:30 AM Coffee Shop 608 N. Bridge St., Chippewa
Falls • (715) 720-6165 Known for their signature Coffee House Salad, homemade scones, wraps, various baked goods, and nifty little drive-up, 4:30 AM is a coffee mainstay of Chippewa Falls.
Acoustic Café, Eau Claire 505 S. Barstow St., Eau
Claire • (715) 832-9090 • theacoustic.com/eauclaire This downtown destination wants to make sure no one hungers for lack of a better sandwich. Known for their hot hoagies, the spacious and art bedecked café also has pitas, soups, salads, a number of baked-from-scratch cookies, muffins, and more.
Acoustic Café, Menomonie 102 Main St., Menomonie
• (715) 235-1115 A top notch hoagie shop (everything from corned beef to hummus) that bakes its own bread from scratch, the Menomonie Acoustic Café features a cozy atmosphere and open mic every other Thursday. The trademark high-back booths make it a great place to grab lunch, hold a casual meeting, or just hang out.
Apothecary Café 1414 9th Street East, Menomonie • (715) 231-2233 Specializing in breakfast, tea, and community. Through family recipes, fresh ingredients, and a wealth of healing knowledge, this food will leave you full and happy.
Bake ‘n’ Brew Cafe 17255 Co. Hwy. X, Chippewa Falls • (715) 720-2360 “Homemade is our specialty” at this laid-back bakery and café. Bake ‘n’ Brew Café is known for their cinnamon rolls, salads, and sandwiches. BAM! Books-A-Million 4030 Commonwealth Avenue,
Eau Claire • 715-831-4431 Hang a right once inside Books-A-Million and - BAM! (see what we did there?) - you’ll find yourself in the store’s own little cafe, Joe Muggs. The coffee shop offers WiFi with a membership
rewards card, brewed coffee, specialty coffee drinks, and bakery items like bagels, pretzels, and pastries.
The District Co.
Better Life Café 800 Wisconsin St. Bldg 13 Suite #223,
Eau Claire • (715) 514-1661 • betterlifecafe.net Sit down with a friend and a hot cup of coffee or drink down a refreshing fruit smoothie. A variety of delectable baked goods, freshly made to order wraps and cannoli (a chocolate dipped thin, flaky pastry filled with cream cheese) are what sets this cafe apart. As their slogan says, “Life gets better,” especially when there’s ample coffee available.
Blind Munchies 621 Wilson Ave., Menomonie • (715) 235-9300 • blindmunchies.wix.com/main Open Mondays and Saturdays (9:00am-4:30pm), Tuesday through Friday (9:00am-9:00pm), and Sundays for breakfast and lunch. Blind Munchies features a full coffee bar, a fromscratch bakery, fresh sandwiches made to order, and new food made fresh every morning. Try their homemade pizzas or their famous “Healthy Munchie” sandwiches, salads, or wraps.
Caffé Tempo 315 E Madison St., Eau Claire • (715) 833-7449 • caffetempo.net Caffe Tempo is a locallyowned and operated coffee house located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin in the trendy Phoenix Park neighborhood. Their excellent Baristas proudly serve the freshest and highest quality fair-trade organic coffee, tea, espresso drinks, and real-fruit smoothies in a setting that is comfortable, contemporary, and highly reflective of those who enjoy coffee culture.
Camille’s Sidewalk Café 1120 122nd St., Suite 3, Chippewa Falls • (715) 833-2233 • camillescafe.com Camille’s fast, casual dining offers all-day breakfast, wraps, grilled paninis, sandwiches, salads, pizza, coffee, and smoothies. They feature their own brand of soup and salsa and offer catering services to boot. Caribou Coffee 1201 South Hastings Way, Eau Claire • (715) 839-7494 // 2321 State Hwy 25 N #308, Menomonie • (715) 235-3627 • cariboucoffee.com Whether you’re craving something hot or cold to wet your whistle (or a tasty baked treat to go along with it), Caribou has it all. Their decadent specialty drinks are especially popular. Down to Earth Garden Center 6025 Arndt Lane, Eau
Claire • (715) 833-1234 • dwntoearth.com Five & Two Café in the garden center offers a variety of natural and organic foods, and fresh, local produce. Signature favorites include: grilled sandwiches, cracker crust pizzas that you can’t find almost anywhere else, soups, and a variety of espresso drinks.
Fireside Bistro Located inside Dove Healthcare-South
on Hwy 93, 3656 Mall Drive, Eau Claire • (715) 5521035 x743 A small café located inside Dove Healthcare South. The Bistro offers both breakfast and lunch, serving rolls, muffins, specialty coffees, soups, salads, paninis, wraps, and sandwiches.
Gloria Jean’s Coffees 4800 Golf Rd. (Oakwood Mall), Eau Claire • (715) 833-0040 • Find Gloria Jean’s Coffees on Facebook A gourmet coffee shop known for its flavored brews, Gloria Jean’s uses beans selected from the top of the world’s Arabica bean crop. In addition to the brewed coffee, Gloria Jean’s offers a variety of robust espresso drinks and “Blended Chillers” such as the popular, and highly decadent, White Chocolate Caramel Cookie Chiller. Golden Leaf Café 1706 Stout Rd, Menomonie • (715)
231-5323 • goldenleafcafe.com Gourmet organic panini sandwiches are the specialty at Golden Leaf Café, where you’ll also find homemade soups and salads. There’s no need to wait for dessert; they also sell Norske Nook pies (whole or by the slice). After eating, peruse the connected specialty shop for wine, foodstuffs, and tea.
Goldsmith Coffee Bar 117 Allen Street, Chippewa Falls • 715-723-7108 • www.thechurchofnotredame.org Located inside the Church of Notre Dame, Goldsmith Coffee Bar offers specialty coffee drinks, non-coffee energy drinks, baked goods and homemade scones. Join their cup club and have your clean cup ready for you every time you go.
Grand Avenue Café 119 W. Grand Ave., Eau Claire • (715) 831-1100 A quaint (and popular) little café known for their sandwiches, quiches, homemade soups, and bread pudding. Capitalize on one of their creative lunch specials. Half Moon Tea & Spice 112 Grand Ave., Eau Claire
• (715) 514-1975 Half Moon Tea & Spice is the only teahouse in the Chippewa Valley and it is more than impressive. Its about 200 flavors of tea filled test tubes so you can see and smell the tea leaves of your choosing and a wide variety of spices for cooking.
Lucy’s Delicatessen 117 N Bridge St., Chippewa Falls • (715) 720-9800 • foreign5.com/lucys Bringing a slice of New York to downtown Chipppewa Falls when they
opened up their full-service deli and sandwich shop, the owners of Lucy’s have all the locals buzzing. One look at their famous reuben or hot beef sandwiches (made with Boar’s Head meat) and you’ll see why. Soups, salads, and personal pizzas are all made from scratch.
Panera Bread 4601 Keystone Crossing, Eau Claire
• (715) 834-9752 • panerabread.com A chain store featuring a full bakery and café where all breads are baked fresh. On the bakery side, they feature 20 different breads, 12 bagels, and 30 sweets and pastries – the Cinnamon Crunch bagel is among the favorites, selling between 400 and 500 a day.
Racy D’lene’s Coffee Lounge 404 Riverside Ave., Eau Claire • (715) 834-0000 • racysnucleus.com Connected via a convenient hallway to The Nucleus Café, Racy’s is a coffee shop with an impressive range of brews. Relaxed doesn’t even begin to describe Racy’s. Comfy couches and chairs take up the floor space. Often, groups of college students are found lounging on them with their laptops, friends, or both.
Starbucks 2016 S Hastings Way, Eau Claire • (715) 834-2513 // 953 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire • (715) 836-7320 // 3649 S. Hastings Way, Eau Claire • (715) 838-0196 • starbucks.com Coffee, tea, dessert, and other treats to warm you up, cool you down, or satisfy a craving.
Sweet & Savory 930 Galloway St. Building 13, Eau Claire • 715-703-0388 This self described “cookie shop” offers coffee, lattes, smoothies, and hot chocolate as well as baked goods and a limited lunch of grab-andgo sandwiches/soups. Especially popular are the 12 oz. coffee and a cookie for $1.50 and free day-old cookies for college students. The Coffee Grounds (main location) Main location:
3460 Mall Dr., Hwy. 93, Eau Claire • (715) 834-1733 // Located inside Marshfield Clinic: 2116 Craig Rd., Eau Claire • (715) 797-2198 • thecoffeegrounds.com The Coffee Grounds is a casual, European-style café plopped into the middle of a gourmet food/coffee/beer/ wine/cigar giftshop. They offer a variety of baked goods,
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homemade soups, and fresh unique sandwiches. Their menu is always evolving and you can order lunch online. Also, don’t forget about the coffee as they roast their own beans.
The District Company 224 N Dewey Street, Eau Claire •
(715) 864-4320 A fantastic decor sets the stage for fresh sandwiches, wraps, and salads and this fun coffee shop. You’ll also find pastries and an armada of specialty soda pops.
The Goat Coffee House 408 Water St, Eau Claire •
715-831-4491 A relaxed, full-scale coffee house offering an eclectic selection of fresh sandwiches, The Goat sports an interesting mix of furniture and décor. Breakfast options include enormous muffins, and The Goat’s rich soups are a popular lunch dish. Check out the fruit smoothies and cold, blended coffee drinks.
The Living Room Coffee House Main location: 2006 Cameron St., Eau Claire • (715) 831-0245 // Located inside Mayo Clinic, Clairemont: 733 Clairemont Avenue, Eau Claire • 715-383-5230 // Located inside Mayo Clinic, downtown: 1221 Whipple Street, Eau Claire • 715464-9188 The Living Room’s mission is to make you feel at home - as long as your home has a full-service coffee bar, panini sandwiches, baked goods, and blended fruit tea smoothies. The monthly drink specials are always popular. The Nucleus Café 405 Water St., Eau Claire • (715) 834-7777 • thenucleuscafe.com Connected via a convenient hallway to Racy D’lene’s Coffee Lounge, The Nucleus is a cozy café with a European vibe serving breakfast and lunch. Check out the desserts, homemade soups, quiches, omelets, and distinctive sandwiches. The Nucleus is also a traditional crêperie, offering a variety of dessert and main meal crêpes. The Vagabond Bakery 334 Main Street, Menomonie • 309-2349 This Menomonie Bakery places an emphasis on using as many local and/or organic products as possible. It is known for their English-style cream scones but also offers homemade breads, muffins, granola, bars, and brownies.
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50-50 Factory Outlet 3315 State Road 93, Eau Claire • 715-833-0019 • www.5050factoryoutlet.com.
Dollar General 2109 Cameron St, Eau Claire • (715) 852-0422 // 120 Main St., Colfax • (715) 953-4134 • dollargeneral.com.
Sam’s Club 4001 Gateway Dr., Eau Claire • (715) 836-
Supermercado Sandoval 2824 London Rd., Eau Claire
SuperTarget 3649 S Hastings Way, Eau Claire • (715) 838-0196 • 3649 S Hastings Way, Eau Claire • www. target.com. Walmart Supercenter 3915 Gateway Dr, Eau Claire • (715) 834-0733 // 2786 Commercial Blvd., Chippewa Falls • (715) 738-2254 // 180 Cedar Falls Rd, Menomonie • (715) 235-6565 • www.walmart.com.
Dollar Tree 2836 N Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire • 715839-7813 // 2615 London Road, Ste C, Eau Claire • (715) 552-7869 // 309 E Prairie View Road, Chippewa Falls • (715) 720-2382 // 2421 Hwy 25 N, Menomonie • 715-235-3519 • dollartree.com. Family Dollar Store 2745 Birch St., Eau Claire • (715)
Save-Ez 119 E. Chippewa St., Cadott • 715-289-5375.
Augusta Public Library 113 North Stone Street, Augusta •
552-3581 // 2621 N Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire • (715) 830-1312 • 25 W. Central St., Chippewa Falls • (715) 720-6162 • familydollar.com.
Altoona Public Library 1303 Lynn Avenue, Altoona • 715839-5029 • altoonapubliclibrary.org.
(715) 286-2070 • augustalibrary.org. Bloomer Public Library 1519 17th Avenue, Bloomer • 715-568-2384 • bloomerpubliclibrary.org.
Aldi’s 3650 S. Hastings Way, Eau Claire • (630) 8798100 • www.aldi.us.
Chippewa Falls Public Library 105 West Central Street, Chippewa Falls • 715-723-1146 ext.108 • chippewafallslibrary.org.
Colfax Public Library 613 Main St., Colfax • 715-962-
Amerasian Food Plus 2116 Cameron St., Eau Claire •
4334 • firstname.lastname@example.org • www. colfaxpubliclibrary.org.
Ameriental Food Store 416 Putnam St., Eau Claire • 715-835-2797.
Festival Foods 3007 Mall Dr., Eau Claire • (715) 838-
Store 313 Hastings Pl., Eau Claire • 715-834-4800.
Gordy’s County Market 2717 Birch St., Eau Claire •
552-3366 • www.justlocalfood.blogspot.com.
1000 • www.festfoods.com.
(715) 836-8246 //1031 W Clairemont Ave. • 715-8390220 // 3310 E Hamilton Ave. • 715-839-0220 // 212 Bay St., Chippewa Falls • (715) 726-2500 // 17158 County Hwy J, Lake Wissota • 715-726-2515 • www.gordyscountymarket.net.
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Just Local Food 1117 S. Farwell St. • Eau Claire • (715) Lammer’s Food Fest 1408 9th Street, Menomonie •
La Nortenita 3001 London Rd., Eau Claire • (715) 855-
Fall Creek Public Library 122 East Lincoln Avenue, Fall
Marketplace Foods 207 Pine Ave. E., Menomonie •
L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library 400 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire • 715-839-5007 • ecpubliclibrary.info.
(715) 235-4201 • www.marketplacefoodsonline.com.
715-235-2134 • email@example.com • www.lammersfoodfest.com.
Mega Foods 2615 N. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire •
Menomonie Market Food Co-op 521 2nd St. E.,
Long Cheng Market 1619 Bellinger St, Eau Claire •
(715) 836-6342 // 1201 S. Hastings Way, Eau Claire • 715-869-849 • www.megafoods.com.
Menomonie • (715) 235-6533 • www.mmfc.coop.
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Creek • 715-877-3334 • fallcreekpubliclibrary.org.
McIntyre Library 105 Garfield Avenue, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire • (715) 836-3856 • uwec.edu/ library.
Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Road,
Menomonie • 715-232-2164 • menomonielibrary.org.
University Library (Robert S. Swanson Learning Center) • 715-232-1215 • uwstout.edu.
This truncated list provides info for laundromats in areas around Chippewa Valley universities.
Aussie’s Dry Clean Press & Laundromat 1400 Broad-
way St. N., Menomonie • (715) 235-7510.
Laundry Express 4508 London Rd., Eau Claire • 715-
Putnam Heights Quality Dry Cleaners 515 E. Claire-
mont Ave., Eau Claire • 715-832-9337.
Queens Dry Cleaners & Laundromat 1616 S. Hastings
Way, Eau Claire • 715832-9291 // 2611 Moholt Dr., Eau Claire • 715-835-4234.
Queens Plaza Laundromat 2128 London Rd., Eau Claire • 715-832-2033.
Dunn County Pine View County Park, South of Menomonie, Eau Galle. • 232-1581.
Ultimate Gear Wash 5707 Wisconsin 93 Trunk, Eau Claire • (715) 834-1911.
THRIFT STORES & RE-SALE BOTIQUES
Outback Wash Shack 1021 S. Broadway St.,
Menomonie • 715-235-3957.
Hwy O (Ray’s Beach on south end of Wissota, off County Hwy X) • Morris Erickson County Park on Long Lake (beach on Lower Long Lake) • Otter Lake County Park on Otter Lake • Pine Point Park on Holcombe Flowage • Round Lake County Park off 117th St. • 723-0331.
Quick Clean Center 901 Water St., Eau Claire • 715-
Norge Village Cleaners 821 Main St. E., Menomonie •
Claire County Park off County Hwy ND • 839-4783.
Chippewa County Lake Wissota State Park, off County
Bethesda Thrift Shop 3178 London Rd., Eau Claire • Cherrypickers In the Oakwood Mall, 4800 Golf Rd.,
Eau Claire • 715-514-4230 • info@imacherrypicker. com • www.imacherrypicker.com.
Goodwill 3605 Gateway Dr., Eau Claire • (715) 8350532 // 2500 Hills Ct., Menomonie • (715) 235-8488 • goodwill.org.
Hope Gospel Mission Bargain Center 2511 W. Moholt Dr., Eau Claire • (715) 839-9498 • hopegospelmission. org.
Plato’s Closet 3561 Gateway Dr., Eau Claire • 715-8367800 • www.platoscloseteauclaire.com.
Savers 2833 Mall Dr., Eau Claire • (715) 835-8500 • savers.com.
PLASMA & BLOOD DONATIONS
Biolife Plasma Services 4710 Commonwealth Ave., Eau Claire • (715) 836-9496 • www.biolifeplasma.com.
Chippewa Valley Blood Donation Center 3485 East Hamilton Ave., Eau Claire • 715-835-4020, 800-RED CROSS • www.redcrossblood.org/locations/chippewavalley-blood-donation-center.
STUDENT & FREE CLINICS
Chippewa Valley Free Clinic 836 Richard Dr., Eau
Claire • (715) 839-8477 • cvfreeclinic.org.
Health Care for CVTC Students 620 W. Clairemont
Ave., Eau Claire • 715-833-6200 • firstname.lastname@example.org • www.cvtc.edu.
The Free Clinic of the Greater Menomonie Area 2321 Stout Rd., Menomonie • 715-308-3808 • Ritchie.cindy@ mayo.edu • www.menomoniefreeclinic.org.
UW-Stout Student Health Services 103 W. 1st Ave., Menomonie • (715) 232-1314, (715) 232-1314 • www. uwstout.edu. UWEC Student Health Services - Crest Wellness Center UW-Eau Claire Crest Wellness Center, Upper
Campus, Eau Claire • (715) 836-4311, (715) 836-5360 • www.uwec.edu/shs.
TAXIS & BIKE CABS
Door 2 Door Taxi and Transportation 715-514-4550 •
Eau Claire Bike Cab (Pedicab) 715-894-7005 Pedicabs
are bicycle-drawn carriages, very much like rickshaws. In the warmer months, they cover Water Street, Barstow Street and everywhere in between.
Eau Claire Taxi Inc. 2600 Mercantile Dr., Eau Claire • 715-831-8294.
Limo Cab 2619 E. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire • 715-
Mr. Cab 4723 White Ave., Eau Claire • 715-271-1000.
Town & Country Taxi Eau Claire: 715-563-7272; Menomonie: 715-309-9619.
City of Eau Claire Half Moon Beach off Whipple St. • Phoenix Park on Riverfront Terr. • Riverview Park at 2711 Riverview Dr. • 839-4902. Eau Claire County Big Falls County Park off both
County Hwy Q and County Hwy K • Coon Fork Lake County Park off County Hwy CF (2 locations: swimming beaches on both the east and west sides of the 80 acre lake) • Harstad County Park off Cty Hwy HHH • Lake Altoona County Park on Beach Road • Lake Eau
Eau Claire YMCA Skate Park 229 Moore St., Eau Claire • (715) 836-8460 • Synthetic ground cover. Nice miniramp and a number of ledges. Helmet required. Also checkout the unlimited individual season pass. Open when weather permits. Menomonie Skate Park Phelan Park at 21st Ave. E
Menomonie (south end), Menomonie • (715) 232-1664 • Huge, with plenty of features for a number of different skill levels. All concrete with some great lines and a generally good flow. Includes a 6’vert. quarter, two 6’ regular transitioned quarters, a small 4’ bowled corner, pyramids, and more. No pad requirements.
BASKETBALL COURTS Listings do not include school areas, which may or may not be open to the public.
Eau Claire Cameron Street Playground, at 1601 11th St.
• Demmler Park at 524 Putnam Dr. • Grover Heights Park at 122 Violet St. • Kessler Field 105 Walnut St. • McDonough Park at 800 McDonough St. • Mitscher Playground at 3507 Sharon Dr. • Newell Park 122 S. Michigan St. • North Riverfronts Park at 815 Forest St. • Oakwood Hills 4433 Oakwood Hills Pkwy. • Sundet Park at 4703 Robin Rd. • Zephyr Park on Shady Grove Rd.
Altoona Altoona City Park, on the corner of Bartlett Avenue and 10th Street W. • Devney Park on Devney Drive west of County Trunk A. Chippewa Falls Mary E. Marshall Park Bridgewater Avenue, Chippewa Falls.
Menomonie Fowler Court Park on 4th Ave. • Menomonie Elmwood Park on 4th Ave. • Phelan Park at 21st Ave. E. • Wakanda Park on Pine Ave.
TENNIS COURTS Listings do not include school areas, which may or may not be open to the public.
Eau Claire Carson Park 101 Carson Park Dr. • Owen Park on 1st Ave. Altoona Devney Park on Devney Drive west of County Trunk A, Altoona • Altoona City Park on the corner of Bartlett Avenue and 10th Street West.
Chippewa Falls Mary E. Marshall Park, Bridgewater
Menomonie Phelan Park at 21st Ave. E.
VOLLEYBALL COURTS Listings do not include school areas, which may or may not be open to the public.
Eau Claire Carson Park, 101 Carson Park Dr. • Mount Simon Park on Addison St. • Riverview Park, at 2711 Riverview Dr. Altoona Lake Altoona County Park, south shore of Lake Altoona. Chippewa Falls Irvine Park on Bridgewater Ave.
BASEBALL DIAMONDS Listings do not include school areas, which may or may not be open to the public.
Eau Claire Carson Park, 101 Carson Park Dr. • Bollinger Fields, Stein Blvd. • Fairfax Park at 4200 Fairfax St. • Kessler Field at 105 Walnut St. • Mount Simon Park on Addison St. • Newell Park at 122 S. Michigan St. • Zephyr Park on Shady Grove Rd. Altoona Altoona City Park on the corner of Bartlett Avenue and 10th Street West • Devney Park on Devney Drive west of County Trunk A. Chippewa Falls Casper Park on W. Canal St. • Mary E. Marshall Park on Bridgewater Ave.
Menomonie Fowler Court Park on 4th Avenue, Menomonie • Elmwood Park on 4th Avenue, Menomonie • Wakanda Park on Pine Ave.
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SOCCER FIELDS Listings do not include school areas, which may or may not be open to the public.
Eau Claire Bollinger Fields on Stein Blvd. • Eau Claire Soccer Park on Hamilton Ave. Chippewa Falls Casper Park on W Canal St. Menomonie Phelan Park at 21st Ave. E.
HORSESHOE PITCHES Listings do not include school areas, which may or may not be open to the public.
Eau Claire Carson Park, 101 Carson Park Dr. Altoona Lake Altoona County Park, south shore of Lake
Chippewa Falls Flag Hill in Irvine Park on Bridgewater Ave.
Menomonie Wakanda Park on Pine Ave.
Lamb Creek 5699 County Road D, Menomonie • 9 holes, 2,088 feet, par 29, concrete tees - This course is owned and operated by Pioneer Grill and Saloon and winds through tight woods and over Lambs Creek with rolling elevation along the basin.
Menomonie Middle School 920 21st St SE, Menomonie • 12 holes, 2,438 feet, par 39, grass tees - Beautiful countryside with elevation on half the course. Referred to as the “sunset course,” play 1-2 hours before sunset and enjoy the expansive panoramic view and colors from hole 6 basket and 7 tee.
Mount Simon Park on Addison St., Eau Claire • Located on Dells Pond, you can access this 49-acre park from Madison Street or Birch Street. Mount Simon Park has a boat landing and dock, two pavilions, two lighted sand volleyball courts and a 9 hole, 2,165 foot, par 34 disc golf course.
Northstar Middle School 2711 Abbe Hill Drive, Eau Claire • 9 holes, par 27, gravel tees - Some difficult holes, as well as some very solid chances for birdies. First 3 are open, in a valley behind the school, then a few holes in the woods. Not open to public during school hours. The Campus “9” Upper Campus, UWEC, Eau Claire •
Brickyard Disc Golf Course 302 Brickyard Road,
Menomonie • 9 holes, 1,797 feet (alt. course 3,006 feet), natural tees - A very technical course, it traverses hills, valleys and plateaus. Dual tees. 2 permanent pins per hole: yellow A pins and orange B pins. 2 practice baskets on Putting Plateau marked for putting games.
Chippewa Falls Middle School 750 Tropicana Blvd.,
Chippewa Falls • PlayDG.com/Chippewa 18 holes, 5,107 feet, par 62, mixed tees - Wonderfully creative, wrapped around the school and surrounding woods. Varied elevations. Mix of open and wooded.
Delong Middle School 2000 Vine St., Eau Claire • PlayDG.com/delong 18 holes, 1,942 feet, par 54, natural tees - The front 9 works its way around a track. It works well for putting practice and is also wheelchair friendly. The back 9 resembles your typical course, however, it is quite short and mostly wide open.
(715) 836-5601 • email@example.com 9 holes, mixed tees - Course is interspersed around campus dorms, mostly flat areas.
Tower Ridge Park Off County Rd. L, Eau Claire • Play-
DG.com/towerridge 18 holes, 3,730 feet (alt. course 5,775 feet), par 78, natural tees - This is a very challenging course that is heavily wooded with many elevation changes. Long, narrow fairways, dual tees. $5/day parking fee.
Wakanda Park on Pine Avenue, Menomonie • www.
PlayDG.com/wakanda 18 holes, 5,545 feet, par 65. Wakanda Park is a challenging course with a good variety of open and wooded shots, as well as water hazards. There is also a good mix of short and long holes. The park also has baseball diamonds and basketball courts.
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