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Tip Sheet for the Week of April 17, 2006

RELEASED: April 17, 2006

Story/Photo Ideas
UW-Eau Claire will celebrate Earth Week with several activities, including:

  • Gaylord Nelson Commemorative Chippewa River Paddle, 1 p.m., April 18. Participants will meet behind Hilltop on upper campus. The event will celebrate the legacy of Gaylord Nelson, Earth Week Founder. The trip will begin at the Meridian boat landing where the river channel braids around Chippewa Island and end at the Hubbard landing at Nine Mile Island.
  • A Paddle Through Chippewa River Treaty History, 2 p.m., April 22. Participants will meet in the Putnam parking lot. The 1825 Treaty of Prairie du Chien stated the "United States of America have seen with much regret that wars have for many years been carried on between the Sioux and the Chippewa," and that "there shall be a firm and perpetual peace between these two people that begins at the Chippewa River," about where the UW-Eau Claire campus sits. The group will canoe part of the Chippewa River to commemorate the treaty. The event is offered in conjunction with the American Indian Studies program.
  • Spring Tree Planting, 8 a.m., April 22. Participants will meet by Hilltop.

For details, contact Dan Langlois at (715) 836-3616 or

Story Idea
UW-Eau Claire will offer a new minor for nursing students with an interest in Spanish.
The Spanish for Health Professions minor will help nurses and other health care professionals learn to communicate about health-related issues in Spanish. There is a growing need in Wisconsin and the U.S. for Spanish-speaking health care workers. In addition to general bilingual proficiency, today's health care professionals must master the technical vocabulary and jargon within a clinical setting, and must function in a cross-cultural, English-Spanish bilingual environment. For details, contact Dr. Juan Carlos Chaves, assistant professor of Spanish, at (715) 836-4908 or

Visiting Expert
John Rosenow, a local dairy farmer, and Shaun Duvall, director of Puentes, will discuss "The Changing Face of Wisconsin Dairy: Latino Labor Aids Western Wisconsin Dairy" from 4-6 p.m. April 19 in Room 281, Phillips Hall. For details about the event, contact Paul Kaldjian at (715) 836-2321 or

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The 32nd annual Viennese Ball will begin at 6:30 p.m. April 21 and 22 in Davies Center. For the third year, UW-Eau Claire alumni Mike and Sally Hable, owners of Bloomer-based Bohemian Ovens, will donate $500 worth of bread. For details about the Viennese Ball, contact Beverly Soll at (715) 836-4419 or

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UW-Eau Claire's American Marketing Association's 24th annual Fun Run will begin at 8 a.m. April 22 in Carson Park.
The all-day event will include an inline skate race at 9:30 a.m. and a 5K run/walk at 10 a.m. Proceeds go to the Indianhead Special Olympics of Wisconsin.

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