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TIP SHEET   Week of May 10, 2004
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Evgeny Dobrovolsky, a native of Nakhodka, Russia, will graduate May 22 with an MBA. Dobrovolsky came to UW-Eau Claire in 1998 when he received a grant to study here as an exchange student. The grant required him to return to Russia to apply what he learned in the U.S. He went to Russia and returned to the U.S. two years later as an interpreter for the Library of Congress’ “Open World” program that brought Russian leaders (politicians and others) to the U.S. to study democracy. In 2001, he began his MBA program here. When he graduates, he’ll be an international marketing research liaison for Issues & Answers Network Inc., a global marketing research company in Virginia Beach, Va. He’ll coordinate the company’s global marketing research alliance. Dobrovolsky is available at or (715) 836-5509.

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The Innocent Men, a six-man a cappella ensemble, will celebrate its 20th anniversary during a 7:30 p.m. May 14 concert in Schofield Auditorium. Former members were invited to attend the show and a reception that will follow. For details, contact John Bachmeier, director of alumni relations, at (715) 836-5189 or

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Augusta Middle and High School teachers and students will display projects exploring Augusta’s past from 1-8 p.m. May 14 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 15 at the school. A program is at 1:30 p.m. May 14. The “Your Town Augusta” display is the culminating event of a two-year grant. Students did research projects about their own community. Teachers completed graduate classes as they guided students through the process. They studied how to involve students in research, connect local history to themes in American history and build a virtual museum of the Chippewa Valley. For details, contact Kate Lang, associate professor of history and project director, at (715) 836-4765 or, or Roger Tlusty, professor of foundations of education and project co-director, at (715) 836-4967 or

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Alumni will be on campus May 13 for Golden Blugold Day. A pinning ceremony begins at 10:45 a.m. in Schofield Auditorium for members of the class of 1954, who will enter the Golden Blugold Club as they celebrate their 50-year class reunion. For details, call John Bachmeier at (715) 836-5189 or

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“Recess: Blugold Style” will run from 5-8 p.m. May 13 at Towers Field on upper campus. Students will participate in a number of stress-relieving activities, such as yoga, chair massages, coloring, play dough sculpting, sand volleyball and basketball. Activities involving a hot air balloon will begin at 6 p.m.

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Musicians will perform on the Central Campus Mall every day this week as part of the university’s annual Spring Fest. Activities are set for 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday.

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Updated: May 10, 2004