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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

News Bureau

TIP SHEET Week of Oct. 21, 2002
Current topics of interest in higher education in western Wisconsin

Story Idea
UW-Eau Claire will host its annual International Folk Fair from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, in Davies Center. More than 40 countries, ethnic groups and organizations will be represented during the event. The fair will feature ethnic performances, including African and Native American drumming, and folk dancers. Fay Bobb can discuss the event and provide details. You can reach Bobb at (715) 836-4411 or 

Story Idea
National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week is Oct. 20-26. Chancellor Donald Mash chairs a UW System work group that coordinates System-wide initiatives and guidance on AODA issues. Bob Shaw, associate dean of students, and Sarah Harvieux, health educator, are involved in alcohol-related initiatives on UW-Eau Claire’s campus. All welcome opportunities to talk about their efforts. You can reach the Chancellor at (715) 836-2327, Shaw at (715) 836-2325 and Harvieux at (715) 836-2001.

Campus Expert
Rodd Freitag, chair of the political science department, is available to talk with the media about the upcoming state elections. You can reach Freitag at (715) 836-5044 or 

Photo Opportunities
Crosses will be displayed Oct. 23 on the Central Campus Mall to represent people who died in alcohol-related vehicular accidents during the past year. For more information about the Alcohol Awareness Week event, contact Sarah Harvieux at (715) 836-2001 or

Students will participate in “Fear Factor$” from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 26 on campus. Students, in teams of two, will compete as they try, eat and experience a variety of things. For details about specific events and locations, call Lisa Schuetz at (715) 836-2176 or

Chancellor Mash will be among those taking a tour of lower campus via a wheelchair Oct. 24 as part of Disabilities Awareness Week. The tour will begin at 2 p.m. at the Clock Tower on the Central Campus Mall. For details, contact Beth Hicks at (715) 836-4542 or

UW-Eau Claire Home  News Bureau
Judy Berthiaume
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 201
(715) 836-4741

Updated: October 21, 2002