University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

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TIP SHEET   Week of Oct. 4, 2004
Current topics of interest in higher education in western Wisconsin

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An International Roundtable titled "The Bush Policy of Preemption, Iraq and the 2004 U.S. Presidential Election" is set for 4 p.m. Oct. 6 in the Presidents Room, Davies Center. Panelists include international students from six countries. Americans are divided about Bush's Preemption Policy and the war. Preemption, defined as the use of force in the face of imminent attack, is accepted under international law. Bush broadened the meaning to include "preventative war," in which force can be used even without hard evidence of an imminent attack to ensure that a threat to the U.S. doesn't grow. The roundtable will focus on how other nations view the policy and whether they think it creates more/less world security.

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The "Salute to the Big Band Era" is set for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8 and 1 p.m. Oct. 9 in Zorn Arena. The event — dedicated to World War II vets — is a tribute to Glenn Miller. The Glenn Miller Air Force Band performed more than 800 times for troops. UW-Eau Claire’s Jazz Ensembles I and II, under the direction of Robert Baca, will perform music popular between 1928 and 1948, a time Baca calls "one of the most memorable musical eras in American history." Patrons are invited to view the Japanese Garden in Schofield Hall's courtyard, which was refurbished with funds donated by alumni/World War II vets. It symbolized the restoration of peace and the rebuilding of international relations. For details, contact Bob Baca at (715) 836-4371 or

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UW-Eau Claire football players are visiting elementary schools to read to kids and play football with them. Joel Hornby, assistant football coach, coordinates the team's community programs. Contact him at (715) 836-5779 or

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The 57th annual Journalism Conference will be Oct. 6 for the advisers, reporters, photographers and editors of newspapers at area schools. For details, contact Laurie St. Aubin-Whelihan at (715) 836-3476 or

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Housing & Residence Life will host Parents’ Weekend Oct. 9-10. Saturday activities include a 10 a.m. physics demonstration in the TV Lounge in Towers and a dance from 6-10 p.m. in Davies Center. For a complete schedule, call (715) 836-3870.

Campus Experts
The Chippewa Valley Center for Economic Research and Development provides local/regional economic data, and research and analysis. It helps foster regional economic development, and builds relationships among the university, local businesses and public officials. It provides experience for economics majors by involving them in research and analysis. Faculty/students can track trends in the local economy, perform studies on the impacts of plant closings/arrivals of firms, and investigate other topics. Economics faculty Thomas Kemp ( or 715-836-2150) or Eric Jamelske ( or 715-836-3254) can answer questions.

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Updated: September 28, 2004