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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

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News Bureau Schofield Hall 201 Eau Claire, WI 54702
phone: (715) 836-4741
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UW-Eau Claire to Hold Activities
For Safer Sex Awareness Week 

MAILED: Feb. 5, 2002

         EAU CLAIRE  The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is offering several programs for the week of Monday, Feb. 11, which the school has designated Safer Sex Awareness Week.
         This year's theme is "Loves me loves me not." Activities will address qualities of healthy relationships, including mutual respect, honesty, monogamy and open communication.
         The events will begin at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, with a showing of the movie "The Next Best Thing" in the Towers TV Lounge. In the film, Madonna plays a woman who, in an unexpected moment of closeness, has a sexual encounter with a good friend, a gay man played by Rupert Everett. Madonna's character ends up pregnant. The movie addresses dynamics of both platonic and romantic relationships.
         At 9 p.m. on Feb. 13, Towers TV Lounge students can play "The Great Sexcapades," a sexual health trivia game based on the combined formats of Trivial Pursuit, Jeopardy and the "physical challenges" of Double Dare.
         A free spaghetti dinner will be offered from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday in Towers social room, followed by Condom Bingo at 8 p.m. in Towers TV lounge.
         In addition an information booth will be stationed in Davies Center Feb. 13 and 14.
         All events are being co-sponsored by the Peer Health Educators, Student Health Services, Housing and Residence Life, National Residence Hall Honorary, and the Residence Hall Activities Board.
         UW-Eau Claire has celebrated Safer Sex Awareness Week, which corresponds with a national campaign that is sponsored by the college health education organization Bacchus and Gamma, for about 10 years.
         For more information please contact Sarah Harvieux, health educator, at 836-2001 or harviesm@uwec.edu.

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Judy Berthiaume
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
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Updated: Feb. 5, 2002