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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

News Bureau

TIP SHEET Week of Nov. 11, 2002
Current topics of interest in higher education in western Wisconsin

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The United States and Mexico may share the same continent, but they have very different cultures. UW-Eau Claire’s Foster Gallery is featuring an exhibit this month that provides insights into our neighbor to the south. “Divine Humility: Jesus Icons in Contemporary Mexico,” is a photographic exhibition by Robert Lewis of the University of Memphis.
Lewis will give two presentations on the exhibit at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, in the Foster Gallery of the Haas Fine Arts Center.

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Veterans Day Items
This Veterans Day, the memory of U.S. Navy Lt. Oliver Marion Ramsey, believed by his family to be the first Eau Claire County resident killed in World War II, is being honored by his family in an extraordinary way. Oliver, from Fairchild, was killed in the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal Nov. 13, 1942. Sixty years later, the UW-Eau Claire Foundation has announced a $1.5 million planned gift from James and Anne Ramsey of Longwood, Fla., to establish the Oliver Marion Ramsey Science Chair. For more information or to obtain a photograph of Oliver Marion Ramsey, call Julie Poquette in the News Bureau at 836-3985.

Three speakers will be featured during this year’s Veterans Day program at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, in Schofield Auditorium. For more information, call the Veteran Services office at 836-3839.  

Photo Opportunity
UW-Eau Claire’s nationally recognized Tunnel of Oppression will be held Nov. 13 and 14 from 5-9 p.m. in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center. The program gives 30-minute tours during which participants view scenes depicting racism, domestic violence, sexual violence, homophobia, religious intolerance, disability discrimination and body image prejudice. Sponsored by Making Our School An Intercultural Community (MOSAIC).  

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Judy Berthiaume
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Updated: November 11, 2002