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Tip Sheet for week of Oct. 29, 2012

October 29, 2012

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Dr. Richard St. Germaine, professor emeritus of history, received the 2012 Educator of the Year Award at the National Indian Education Association convention this month. Dr. St. Germaine was one of five NIEA members honored for their significant accomplishments in improving the lives of American Indians through education. A UW-Eau Claire alumnus, St. Germaine taught at the university from 1989 until his retirement in May 2012.

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The 2012 International Folk Fair will run from noon-4 p.m. Nov. 4 in Davies Center. One of the largest cultural celebrations in the Chippewa Valley, the International Folk Fair celebrates culture from around the world while providing the community with an educational and enriching experience. Participants sample foods from around the world, experience the history and languages of other cultures and enjoy international performers. The Hmong Student Association, Chinese Culture Club and Irish Dance Club will be among the performers. For details, contact Maria Carvalho at

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The significant impact students have on research at UW-Eau Claire will be the topic of a lunchtime discussion this week. Dr. Kurt Wiegel, associate professor of chemistry, will give a talk titled "Undergraduate Polymer Chemistry Research: A Tale More Than 40 Students in the Making" at noon Wednesday, Oct. 31, at Fanny Hill Restaurant in Eau Claire. Dr. Wiegel has conducted research with students for nine years. He will discuss his projects, but will emphasize the student involvement rather than just the science behind the research. Dr. Wiegel is a 2012 recipient of the prestigious Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award. For details, contact Dr. Kurt Wiegel at 715-836-4815 or

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Dr. Susan D. Moch, professor of nursing, was recognized by the Wisconsin Public Health Association for her extraordinary contributions to support the practice of public health nursing. Moch received the 2012 Academic Linkages, Mary Adelaide Nutting Award, presented to a public health nurse, academic faculty member or organization to recognize exemplary linkages between academia and practice at a local, regional or state level that advances public health nursing practice.

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Residence halls will host Halloween activities for area children. Towers, Chancellors, Oak Ridge, Bridgman, Murray, Sutherland and Governors residence halls will be open for door-to-door trick-or-treating from 5-7:30 p.m. Oct. 31. Lobby-only trick-or-treating will be offered in Putnam Hall on lower campus and Horan Hall on upper campus. A family-friendly haunted house will be hosted from 5-7:30 p.m. in Sutherland Hall. For details, contact Linda Pratt at 715-836-3214 or

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