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Tip Sheet for the Week of July 3, 2006

RELEASED: July 3, 2006

Story Idea
UW-Eau Claire is working with the Children's Service Society of Wisconsin to establish a Child Advocacy Center in the Nursing Building on lower campus.
The center will be used to provide services for child victims of sexual and physical abuse and their non-offending family members. Area law enforcement and social services professionals will use the center to meet, discuss and make decisions about the investigation, treatment and prosecution of cases involving the abuse of a child. The center will help ensure that children receive child-focused services provided by trained professionals in a child-friendly environment. UW-Eau Claire adult nursing professor Rosemary Jadack is among the area service providers who have been involved in the development of a Child Advocacy Center in western Wisconsin. For more information about UW-Eau Claire's involvement in the Center, contact Elaine Wendt, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, at (715) 836-5287 or wendtle@uwec.edu.

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Alumni members of the UW-Eau Claire Concert Choir — including a number of people from the Chippewa Valley — will travel to Italy as part of the Concert Choir Alumni Italy Tour. The group, which includes several choir directors from area schools, will leave July 8.
The choir will practice from 4-7 p.m. Friday at the First Congregational Church in Eau Claire. Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich will meet with the choir at 4:30 p.m. Friday at the church. The group of 54 people (alumni and their spouses) will spend eight days in Italy with stops in Rome and Naples. The alumni choir will perform at several venues, including St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel. Gary Schwartzhoff, Concert Choir conductor, will lead the trip. This trip is the first for the Alumni Concert Choir. You can reach him at (715) 836-4056 or schwargr@uwec.edu. Marcia Van Beek is a local alumna who will be among those participating. You can reach her at (715) 836-2765 or vanbeemr@uwec.edu. Van Beek and Schwartzhoff can help reporters connect with other area alumni who will participate in the tour.

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The Multicultural Affairs Office will begin two summer pre-college camps this week. The Youth Leadership program for kids in grades 7-11 will run July 8-22. The camp will help improve personal skills and knowledge of both Hmong and American cultures as well as math, English and science skills. The Reach for the Stars program, for kids in grades 9-10, will run July 9-12. In this program, students will explore science fields and careers while improving their communication skills and learning about the solar system. The camp includes a visit to an observatory and planetarium, and a view of the night sky through a huge telescope. For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs (715) 836-3367 or websteck@uwec.edu.

Calendar Note
UW-Eau Claire will be closed July 4 in recognition of the Independence Day holiday. Classes will resume and offices will be open again July 5.

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