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TIP SHEET   Week of Oct. 13, 2003
Current topics of interest in higher education in western Wisconsin

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UW-Eau Claire will continue its
National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week activities Monday, Oct. 13. “A Day to Remember” will include placing wooden crosses on the Central Campus Mall to represent the people killed in alcohol related car accidents in Wisconsin last year. Students will make a presentation at 11:50 a.m. on the Central Campus Mall in remembrance of all who have been affected by alcohol abuse. For details about Alcohol Awareness Week activities, contact health educator Sarah Harvieux, at (715) 836-2001 or

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Teachers from throughout the region will gather in Davies Center Friday and Saturday, Oct. 17-18, to share their experiences and ideas regarding teaching speakers of English as a Second Language. The Wisconsin Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages conference will include K-12 teachers, UW-Eau Claire faculty and CVTC instructors from all content areas, including ESL. Organizers say a conference goal is to build relationships among mainstream and ESL teachers. Kate Reynolds, director of UW-Eau Claire TESOL programs, is available to talk about the event and developments in the TESOL field. You can contact Reynolds at (715) 836-4067 or

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Five hundred middle and high school students will visit campus from 9:15-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, for the 54th annual Chippewa Valley School Press Association Fall Journalism Conference. Professional journalists and journalism faculty will lead a series of workshops. Activities include mock interviews, press conferences and design opportunities. The event will be in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center. For details, contact La Vone Sneen of UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education at (715) 836-5179 or

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UW-Eau Claire students will build sculptures using donated cans of food from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, on the lawn in front of Towers Hall on upper campus. The contest is part of Hunger Awareness Week.

Also as part of Hunger Awareness Week, students will build cardboard box houses to sleep in beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, on the Central Campus Mall. The “Shantytown” experience is meant to help students get a sense of what it’s like to be homeless.

For more information, contact Jodi Thesing-Ritter at (715) 836-3630.

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Updated: October 13, 2003