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TIP SHEET   Week of June 21, 2004
Current topics of interest in higher education in western Wisconsin

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Andy Anton, who has studied and immersed himself in Native American culture for 25 years, will share his expertise with youth participating in a math/science enrichment program the week of June 20-27 at UW-Eau Claire. Anton has set up a tipi (according to Anton, this is the correct spelling from two Sioux words: "ti" meaning a place and "pi" meaning to dwell) on the lawn behind Davies Center. He'll be demonstrating Indian arts, crafts and life skills that were typical of different tribes during the period of 1825-1890. Artifacts within the tipi include furs, baskets, pottery, tools and musical instruments. The tipi will be set up through noon Friday, June 25. Anton will be working with the math/science enrichment youth for about 90 minutes a day and meeting with other interested people/groups throughout the week. Anton works for UW-Eau Claire's GEAR UP program. The Office of Multicultural Affairs is sponsoring the math/science enrichment program, which includes the Native American cultural experience with Anton. You can reach Andy Anton at (715) 836-5826, (715) 836-3367 or

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UW-Eau Claire's annual LEAP Clinic will take place June 22-July 29 at Roosevelt Elementary School in Eau Claire. More than 60 Eau Claire area children are enrolled in this year's program. The LEAP Clinic, which was established more than 20 years ago, provides hands-on experience for teachers seeking certification in learning disabilities and offers intensive instruction for K-12 students who are performing below expectations. At the clinic, instructors provide fundamental instruction in reading, mathematics, written expression, spelling, study skills and social skills. Sessions will run from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Monday-Thursday (except the first week since the first day of the clinic is a Tuesday). Dr. Vicki Snider and Laure O'Keeffe, are the co-directors. Vicki Snider is available to talk with the media about the clinic. You can reach her at (715) 836-2112 or

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Jazz musicians will perform at noon every day this week on the Central Campus Mall on lower campus as part of the Summer Session programs. The eight-week Summer Session will run through Aug. 6.

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Updated: June 21, 2004