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April 26, 2004

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LA CROSSE, Wis.-- So, what is it really like to be president?

Edward Rodenkirch, a senior from Fond du Lac will soon find out as he and "real" president William J. Medland get to swap jobs--for at least six hours that is--as part of President for a Day activities set for Tuesday, April 27.

While Rodenkirch will enjoy the perks as well as the pressures that go with seven scheduled meetings and other activities, Medland, has challenges before him as well.  He will need to attend Rodenkirch's chemistry lab scheduled from 9-11 a.m. (Reinhart Center Room 301) Tuesday morning.

Rodenkirch, a sophomore who is majoring in Pre-Med, earned his President for a Day status by receiving the most votes in balloting which was conducted on campus earlier in March.

In addition to meeting with various department heads, reviewing case studies, checking mail, Rodenkirch will also given an executive tour of campus. The day runs from 8:30 a..m. to 3:30 p.m.

Complete schedule:
8:30 a.m. Meeting with President Medland
9 a.m.  Gary Klein, vice president for Institutional Advancement (president's office)
9:45 p.m. Fr. Tom O'Neill, Campus Ministry
10:30 a.m. Sister Jean Moore, vice president for Student Development (student development center)
11:15 a.m. Todd Ericson, vice president for Finance and Administration (MC 205)
Noon Lunch: Pat Kerrigan, director of Communications and Marketing
1 p.m. Examine mail and examine case studies
2 p.m. Paul Sannerud, dean, School of Fine Arts (President's Office)
2:30 p.m. Roland Nelson, vice president of Admission (Admission Office)

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