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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

News Bureau

TIP SHEET Week of Feb. 3, 2002
Current topics of interest in higher education in western Wisconsin

Story Idea
Faculty, students and alumni of UW-Eau Claire's art department worked with staff at the Chippewa Valley Museum to create a DVD project titled "Barn Stories," which features interviews with farm families from rural Eau Claire. The newly completed project is now an interactive exhibit at the museum. Steve Terwilliger, professor of art and one of the project consultants, is available to talk about the art department's involvement in the DVD project. You can contact Terwilliger at (715) 836-2910 or

Story Idea
Movies promoted during the Super Bowl typically bring in twice as much first-weekend, first-week and total U.S. Box Office revenue than movies not promoted during the game, according to research recently completed by UW-Eau Claire professor of management and marketing Chuck Tomkovick and student researchers. The look at movie promotion is part of Tomkovick's ongoing research involving Super Bowl advertising. Tomkovick is available to talk with the media about his research. You can contact him at (715) 836-2529 or

Campus Experts
Stephen Hill, assistant professor of political science, is an expert on foreign policy and international conflict who is willing to talk with the media about issues such as U.S. policies regarding North Korea and Iraq. You can contact Hill at (715) 836-2092 or

Ali Abootalebi, associate professor of political science, also is available to talk with the media about international conflict. You can reach Abootalebi at (715) 836-5969 or

Photo Idea
Actor and playwright John O'Neal will present his one-person play, "Don't Start Me to Talking or I'll Tell Everything I Know," at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, in Schofield Auditorium. Still and video photographers are welcome. O'Neal also will participate in a fiction workshop from 4-4:50 p.m. Monday in Room 405 of Hibbard Hall. The media is welcome. For O'Neal's full schedule or for more information, contact Jennifer Hinners at (715) 836-2787.

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Judy Berthiaume
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 201
(715) 836-4741

Updated: February 3, 2003