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TIP SHEET   Week of Oct. 18, 2004
Current topics of interest in higher education in western Wisconsin

Story Idea
University Police will "arrest" students and faculty/staff Wednesday, Oct. 20, and "jail" them on the Central Campus Mall as part of National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week. Those arrested must raise "bail," with proceeds going to local hospitals that provide alcohol education and treatment and to the Student Wellness Advocacy Team. For details, call Jennifer Lee of Housing and Residence Life at (715) 836-3630 or To discuss other Alcohol Awareness Week activities, call health educator Sarah Harvieux at (715) 836-2001 or

Story Idea
This week UW-Eau Claire students will explore late-night activities in Eau Claire that don't involve alcohol. Participants in "Late Night Eau Claire" will skate, see a movie and shop beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, and continuing until 4 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23. The event, part of National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, is intended to help students see that there are things to do at night that don't involve alcohol. For details, contact Sarah Harvieux at (715) 836-2001 or

Story/Photo Idea
Twenty Blugold football players are working with YMCA football teams. Games are from 9-11 a.m. on Saturdays Oct. 23 and Oct. 30 at Simpson Field. For details, contact assistant football coach Joel Hornby at (715) 836-5779 or

Special Event
The UW System Board of Regents will host a listening session from 4-6 p.m. today (Oct. 18) in the Tamarack Room, Davies Center. Discussion will focus on college affordability, recruiting/retaining faculty and staff, and economic development. Regents President Marcovich and others seek input from the campus and Eau Claire communities.

Visiting Expert
Harry Boyte, founder/co-director of the Center for Democracy and Citizenship at the University of Minnesota Hubert H. Humphrey Institute, will present "Higher Education and the Renewal of Democracy" from 3-5 p.m. today (Oct. 18) in the Alumni Room, Davies Center. For details, contact Don Mowry at (715) 836-4649.

Visiting Expert
Connie Grauds, an author, pharmacist and shamana, will lead a session from 1-3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, in Room 114, Nursing Building. In "Jungle medicine … from medicine to magic," she'll integrate the scientific and spiritual principles of the power of plants and nature to effect healing. Grauds, who had an apprenticeship with an Amazon jungle shaman, will share shamanic secrets using slides of the Amazon jungle and tales of ancient healing rituals. Contact Susan Peck at (715) 836-5375 or

Photo Idea
A dodgeball tournament is set for 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, in McPhee on upper campus. The event is part of OctSOBERfest, an Alcohol Awareness Week activity.

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Updated: October 18, 2004