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TIP SHEET   Week of Nov. 10, 2003
Current topics of interest in higher education in western Wisconsin

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Blugold football players are spending time with area youngsters as part of a Reading Recess Program, which involves the players meeting with kids at area elementary schools during recess. Community service is a priority for the team, with players already donating more than 620 hours of their time to volunteer activities this semester. Assistant Football Coach Glenn Caruso, the team’s community and volunteer coordinator, is available to talk with the media about the Reading Recess Program and the team’s other volunteer activities. He can help arrange for photos/video of the players interacting with area youth. You can reach Coach Caruso at (715) 836-5779 or

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The Hmong New Year celebration will be held Saturday, Nov. 15, and Sunday, Nov. 16, at the McPhee Physical Education Center on UW-Eau Claire’s upper campus. Festivities will run from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. both days. A dance will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday. Events include traditional Hmong ball tossing and cultural shows featuring traditional dance performances, folk songs, crafts and food vendors. The celebration is open to the public. For more information, contact Charles Vue, Hmong and Southeast Asian program coordinate in the Multicultural Affairs Office. You can reach Charles Vue at (715) 836-3367 or

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A lecturer and graduate student from UW-Eau Claire’s environmental and public health program will discuss indoor air pollution risks during a campus presentation Wednesday, Nov. 12. Chris Gabel, a lecturer, and Kaia Johnson, a graduate student, will lead the discussion from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Hibbard Hall Penthouse.

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Students will have a chance to try log rolling during an event set for Thursday, Nov. 13. The log rolling will take place from 8-11 p.m. in the McPhee Pool on upper campus. Student Kelly Erickson will demonstrate log rolling techniques and then others will be invited to try it. Lisa Schuetz, of University Recreation, can give you details. You can reach Schuetz at (715) 836-2176 or

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Updated: November 6, 2003