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Tip Sheet for the Week of April 25, 2005

RELEASED: April 25, 2005

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UW-Eau Claire's Hmong Student Association will host "Hmong Culture Fest: Voices of Hope Charity Show" from noon-4 p.m. April 30 in the Council Fire Room, Davies Center. It includes a presentation on the "Lost Hmong in Laos," dancers, singers and poets. For details, contact Phong Vang at vangphon@uwec.edu or Mai Bao Vang at vangmb@uwec.edu.

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A UW-Eau Claire alumna and international leader in environmental science will visit campus April 28. Pam Matson, a 1975 biology graduate and dean of the School of Earth Sciences at Stanford University, will give a lecture titled "Reconciling the Needs of People and the Planet in the 21st Century" at 7:30 p.m. April 28 in room 007 of Phillips Hall. She'll also lead a seminar for students in the afternoon. A 1995 winner of a MacArthur Foundation "genius" grant, she's an expert on the effects of natural and human caused atmospheric changes, which play a role in global warming. For details, contact Dan Janik at (715) 836-3403 or janikds@uwec.edu.

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Students will join members of the biology department and Beaver Creek Citizen Science Center for an environmental adventure trip April 29-30. They will participate in kayaking and stream monitoring. For details about the last environmental adventure trip offered this semester by Outdoor Recreation, contact Al Wiberg at (715) 836-5601.

Story Idea
College of Business Dean Tom Dock will participate in "Success in the Multicultural Marketplace," a panel discussion with area business people about how businesses can capitalize on opportunities in diverse environments. The event runs from 7:30-8:45 a.m. April 26 at the Quality Inn. Dock will share local diversity demographics during the joint UW-Eau Claire and Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce event.

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UW-Eau Claire's annual Student Research Day will be April 25-26. Posters showcasing nearly 200 faculty-student projects will be displayed from noon-4 p.m. April 25 and from 8 a.m.-noon April 26 in the Council Fire Room, Davies Center. The research program has been featured in U.S. News & World Report magazine. It encourages students and faculty to collaborate on research, giving undergraduate students opportunities to be published and to work with equipment often available only to graduate students at large institutions. The media is welcome to talk with student and faculty presenters. For details, contact Chris Lind at (715) 836-3405 or lindct@uwec.edu.

Campus Expert
Karen Maddox, associate professor of family health nursing, will discuss how families can help adolescents find healthy pathways to adulthood during a presentation at noon April 27 at Sweetwaters Restaurant. Maddox's talk is titled "Adolescent Health: Building Assets, Reducing Risk" and is part of the Alumni Association's "Let's Do Lunch" series. She'll discuss the role of families in ensuring the presence of assets — the building blocks necessary for the adolescent's successful journey — and in sharing the burdens and joys in the lives of adolescents.

Campus Expert
Zoltan Grossman
, assistant professor of geography and anthropology, will lead a discussion titled "Revitalizing Native Traditions: Back to the Future" from 12:30-1:30 p.m. April 27 in the Potawatomi Room of Davies Center. The talk is part of Native American Awareness Month.

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