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UWFox Hosts "Soup’s On" Info Sessions

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Adult Student Services Coordinator Tammy Brunette (left) pours a bowl of cheesy broccoli soup for Dr. Len Weis, UWFox Emeritus Professor of Geology during a recent “Soup’s On” session.It’s a wonderful time of year to enjoy a warm bowl of soup and share some sparkling conversation. The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley’s Office of Student Service is hosting weekly “Soup’s On” sessions every Tuesday from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Atrium, located in the central portion of the campus.

While the cost of each bowl of soup is $2.00, the conversation is free! “Come and enjoy some soup and conversation with us,” says Tammy Brunette, adult student services coordinator at UWFox. “We’ll have an academic advisor available if any student or guest has questions about campus programs or classes.”

Each week the “Soup’s On” menu changes. For example, on February 3, tomato soup and clam chowder are offered. On February 10, tomato tortellini and chili is scheduled to be served. On February 17, cheesy cauliflower and chicken noodle soups can be purchased. On February 24, garden vegetable and cheesy broccoli are available. March 3 brings cream of broccoli and beef vegetable to the table. March 10 presents choices of tomato tortellini and tomato soup.

The “Soup’s On” program has been very helpful to campus guests who want to drop in to find out more about UWFox’s academic programs, as well as to current adult students who are rushing on their way to an evening class at the Menasha campus after putting in a long day at work…with little or no time in between to get some nourishment.

UWFox recently began offering an “Accelerated Learning Program,” designed with working adults in mind. Other available UWFox programs are the Associate of Arts and Science degree, Guaranteed Transfer Program, and Alternative Careers in Teaching program.

Adult Student Services Coordinator Tammy Brunette (right) stirs up some cheesy broccoli soup for two UWFox students during a recent “Soup’s On” session.UWFox also offers four bachelor’s degrees through collaborations with several four-year UW campuses, with all classes taking place at the Menasha campus. For example, a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Administration is offered through UW-Oshkosh, while UW-Platteville offers bachelor’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering, and UW-Stevens Point offers a bachelor’s degree in American Studies. 

Brunette emphasized that starting, or returning, to college does not require a student to automatically have a career path or academic major in mind. “For those folks who are unsure of the type of career, or degree, that they’d like to pursue, we’ll have information available on career assessments.”

For more information about the spring semester’s “Soup’s On” program, call Brunette at 920-832-2620, or email tammy.brunette@uwc.edu.  

Posted 01/29/2009