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Tip Sheet for the week of Nov. 13, 2006

RELEASED: Nov. 13, 2006

Story Idea
The most recent report from the Census Bureau found that on average adults with bachelor's degrees earn about $23,000 more per year than those with high school diplomas. College graduates made an average of $51,554 a year in 2004, the most recent figures available, compared with $28,645 for adults with a high school diploma. People with advanced college degrees made an average of $78,093, the report states. Jeanne Skoug, director of Career Services, is available to talk about typical salaries offered to recent UW-Eau Claire graduates. You can reach Skoug at 715-836-5358 or skougjm@uwec.edu.

Story Idea
UW-Eau Claire will receive grants from the National Endowment for the Arts to support Big Read programs in 2007. Big Read is a national program that encourages literary reading by asking communities to read and discuss a book. Eau Claire will host programs focused on the book "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury. The Big Read will take place March-April 2007. Its goal is to deliver an event that involves middle and high school youth, teachers, college students, college educators, and community partners in an experience that will motivate reluctant readers and book advocates alike. Big Read is meant to address the national decline in literary reading. A recent survey showed that less than half the American adult population now reads literature. For details, contact Jasmine Krotzman at 715-577-8974 krotzmjl@uwec.edu.

Visiting Expert
Dan Chiras, an author and lecturer on environmental issues, will speak at 11 a.m. Nov. 13
in Schofield Auditorium. His presentation is titled "Re-Energizing America: Curing America's Addiction to Fossil Fuels." For details about his visit, contact Paula Kleintjes Neff at 715-836-4166 or kleintpk@uwec.edu.

Photo Idea
The University Bookstore will host the "We've Got You Covered" contest at noon today (Nov. 13) in the Locust Lounge of Davies Center (near the Service Center. Students will compete to put on the most sweatshirts in the least amount of time. The idea is a spin-off of a video on You Tube called "T-Shirt World Record." Organizers expect about 50 people to participate. For details, call the University Bookstore at 715-836-2171 or visit uwec.edu/bookstore.

Story/Photo Idea
Putni, a Latvian women's vocal ensemble, will perform at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 in Davies Theatre.
The group's specialty is music of the 20th century, but they also perform classical pieces and Latvian folk music. For details, call 715-834-1874 or 715-836-4725.

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