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Tip Sheet for the Week of March 12, 2012

March 12, 2012

Story Idea

Logan Leske, an Eau Claire native who now is a senior information systems major, volunteers in Meadowview Elementary School classrooms every Wednesday afternoon as a volunteer for the Junior Achievement program. Leske attended Meadowview when he was a child. He now teaches hourlong Junior Achievement lessons to fourth-graders in Roxie Mower's room from 2-3 p.m. Wednesdays. He also leads a fifth-grade JA session at the school on Wednesday afternoons. Leske says that he remembers enjoying the JA sessions when he was a youngster at the school, which inspired him to volunteer as a university student. The media is welcome to attend Leske's Wednesday, March 14, JA sessions in Mower's classroom to talk with the Meadowview alumnus about being back in his former school. You can contact Logan Leske at 715-563-0063 or

Photo Idea

The Viennese Ball Gown Sale will be held from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, and Wednesday, March 14, in the Ho-Chunk and Oneida rooms of Davies Center. The sale will feature popular gown styles valued up to $600 but priced from below $99. The 38th Annual Viennese Ball will be held April 13-14 in Davies Center. The Viennese Ball is a formal event recalling the elegance of 19th-century Austria. Modeled on Vienna's historic Kaiser Ball, the event is presented in duplicate each evening. It showcases the University Symphony Orchestra, performing waltzes from the Strauss Era; Jazz Ensemble I, performing music from America's Big Band Era; and student and faculty ensembles and regional musicians performing a variety of repertoire from polka to sing-along. Created in 1974, the event has provided more than $1 million in music, service and international study awards for UW-Eau Claire students. The 2012 Viennese Ball will be the last to take place in the original Davies Center.

Campus Expert

The recent economic downturn will be the topic of a discussion Tuesday, March 13. Thomas Mihajlov, a lecturer in the department of accounting and finance and an "executive in residence" in the College of Business, will lead the campus discussion, which is part of the "TED Tuesdays" series. The event will begin at 7 p.m. in Room 101 of Hibbard Humanities Hall. "The (Misunderstood) State of the Economy," which is open to the public, will be hosted by The Corps of Excellence, a UW-Eau Claire student organization, and the university's Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Mihajlov will share his insights on the current financial crises and why people should be optimistic for the future. A former loan officer and retired banking executive at S&C Bank in Eau Claire, Mihajlov has been a faculty member since 2007. Prior to joining the faculty, he completed the AACSB Bridge Program, a five-day intensive seminar that helps prepare executives to teach in college and university business programs. For more information, contact Matt Sias at or 715-220-1866.

Campus Calendar

UW-Eau Claire students and faculty will be on spring break March 19-23. While no classes will be held, administrative offices will be open during regular business hours. Spring semester classes will resume Monday, March 26.

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