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TIP SHEET   Week of March 17, 2003
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UW-Eau Claire will again host Senior Americans' Day Tuesday, March 18, in Davies Center. The annual all-day event brings together adults age 55 and older for a day of education, fun, food, entertainment and camaraderie. This year's program – the 15th annual Senior Americans' Day – has a "Senior Fiesta" theme. Workshops range from "Wonderful Watercolors" to "Genealogy using the Computer" to "Spirituality and Aging." Mary McBride, author and syndicated columnist, will present the keynote address, "Give Us This Day Our Daily Wit: Having a Happier Life with Humor." For details about specific times and programs during Tuesday's fiesta, call UW-Eau Claire's Continuing Education office at (715) 836-3636. Reporters and photographers are welcome at the events.

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More than 20 members of the UW-Eau Claire Chapter of Habitat for Humanity are spending their Spring Break building a house in Baton Rouge, La. The students will be part of the national organization's annual Collegiate Challenge, which brings young people to building sites across the country to help with building projects. Students participating in the trip held fundraisers and asked for donations to pay their way. Contact the organization's student leaders for more information. Student leaders in the UW-Eau Claire campus chapter are President Amy Jean McFarlane, mcfarlaj@uwec.edu; Vice President Amanda Kirk, kirkaj@uwec.edu; Secretary Noah Ordway, ordwaynl@uwec.edu; and Treasurer Ryan Prechel, precherd@uwec.edu.

UW-Eau Claire's Spring Break begins March 17. Classes will resume at 8 a.m. March 24.

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Updated: March 17, 2003