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Tip Sheet for the Week of July 18, 2005

RELEASED: July 18, 2005

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UW-Eau Claire geography professor Harry Jol and senior Jennifer Bode are returning this week from a research expedition to Israel and Spain. Jol is an expert in the use of ground penetrating radar and uses it in many fields of the earth sciences, particularly geomorphology, sedimentology and archaeology. The expedition was slated for July 3-18. They traveled to Israel to work on archeology digs in Bethsaida, Nazareth, Jerusalem and Yavne, the birthplace of Rabbinic Judaism and its port, Yavne Yam. In Bethsaida, home to several apostles and a wife of King David, Jol and Bode were to do surveys for future excavation projects. In Jesus’ hometown of Nazareth, where a new archaeological dig is beginning based on surveys from 2002 and 2003, they were to survey a new site. In Jerusalem a survey was tentatively scheduled at the Western Wall to deal with several questions of what is behind the wall. They were to present research findings at a conference at the Beit Allong Museum in Galilee and the recently renovated Shrine of the Book (Israel Museum) in Jerusalem. From Israel Jol and Bode were to travel to Spain, where they were to participate in a geoarchaeological study in the north central community of Burgos. They were to search below the ruins of a church for a Jewish synagogue and ghetto. For details about the trip, contact Harry Jol at (715) 836-3472 or jolhm@uwec.edu.

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The Hmong Pre-College Leadership Program will run July 16-30 on the UW-Eau Claire campus. The two-week program helps students entering grades 7th-11th grade to become familiar with UW-Eau Claire; prepare to meet the academic challenges of higher education; improve their English skills; increase their knowledge of the Hmong language and culture; and to build leadership skills. They will participate in hands-on projects relating to Hmong culture. The students will live on campus during the program. For details about the youth leadership program or a schedule of activities, contact Charles Chou Vue in the Multicultural Affairs Office at (715) 836-3017.

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The Music on the Mall concert series will continue at 7 p.m. Monday with Keith Scott, one of Chicago’s most vibrant musicians. For the past 20 years, he has built his reputation as a sizzling blues guitarist, dynamic performer, noteworthy songwriter and bandleader. He has toured throughout the U.S. and Europe both with his band and blues great Jimmy Dawkins. Guests bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics to these concerts on the Central Campus Mall.

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