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Tip Sheet for the Week of April 18, 2005

RELEASED: April 18, 2005

Story Idea
A 2004 nursing graduate and cancer survivor will visit campus to talk about her career as an oncology nurse. Marina Majeski, 23, was 3 when she was diagnosed with leukemia. After bone marrow taps and chemotherapy she was cancer-free. The illness inspired her to become a nurse to help cancer patients. Her talk will be part of the Nursing Honors luncheon, which begins at noon April 21 in the Presidents Room of Davies Center. For details, contact Elaine Wendt, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, at (715) 836-5287 or wendtle@uwec.edu.

Story Idea
Junior Stephanie Barnes will be among the athletes featured on CBS's NCAA Division III winter sports highlight show April 23. The show will run from noon-1 p.m. on WKBT. Clips will include Barnes competing in the pole vault at the indoor track and field championships at Illinois Wesleyan University. She placed third to earn All-American honors. Barnes is a kinesiology major from Sauk City. For details, contact Tim Petermann at (715) 836-4184.

Story Idea
About 400-600 members of the campus and Eau Claire communities will walk in the Colleges Against Cancer's American Cancer Relay for Life April 22 on the McPhee Center track. Sophomore Stacy Brager started CAC last year, raising over $23,000. This year's goal is to raise $30,000 for cancer research and services. An opening ceremony begins at 6 p.m. and includes a victory lap led by cancer survivors. For details, contact Stacy Brager at bragersl@uwec.edu.

Story Idea
Students in Introduction to Public History research/document the architectural and historic significance of homes in the Randall Park neighborhood. Their work goes to the city planning department and the state Division of Historic Preservation to help comply with the National historic Preservation Act, which requires that cultural resources be identified and documented. The Eau Claire Historic Preservation Foundation will honor the students at 7 p.m. April 19 at the First Congregational Church. For details, call John Mann at (715) 836-5850.

Visiting Expert
Former White House press secretary Mike McCurry will speak at the Ann Devroy Memorial Forum at 7:30 p.m. April 19 in Schofield Auditorium. The forum honors alumna Ann Devroy, a White House reporter who died in 1997. For details, contact Karen Kremer at (715) 836-4431.

Visiting Experts
Will Fantle and Kate Hale will discuss Northern Thunder, an environmental group that formed on campus on Earth Day in 1970. The talk will begin at 7 p.m. April 18 in the basement of Hilltop Center. For details, call Dan Langlois at (715) 836-3616 or Al Wiberg at (715) 836-5601.

Visiting Expert
George Morrow, La Courte Oreilles conservation officer, will discuss Ojibwe spearing and treaty rights from 2:30-3:30 p.m. April 21 in the Alumni Room of Davies Center.

Photo Idea
Students will gather in and around the McPhee Pool from 7-11 p.m. April 22 for a "Dive-In Movie." The open swim begins at 7 p.m. and the movie will screen at 8 p.m.

Photo Idea
The Honoring Education Pow–wow will begin at 11 a.m. April 23 in Zorn Arena. Grand entries are at 1 and 7 p.m. Contact Odawa White at (715) 836-3367 about photo guidelines.

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