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Tip Sheet for the week of Sept. 18, 2006

RELEASED: Sept. 18, 2006

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James Tubbs, associate professor of political science, will be the featured speaker during the university's Constitution Day program. Tubbs' presentation, which will begin at 7 p.m. Sept. 18 in Schofield Auditorium, is titled "Presidential Powers in Times of War and Danger: Are There Limits on the President's Discretion to Act?" Schools and federal agencies are required to hold programs to educate Americans about the Constitution on Constitution Day. For details about UW-Eau Claire's 2006 Constitution Day program, contact Rodd Freitag, chair of the department of political science, at 715-836-5044 or freitard@uwec.edu.

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"A Salute to the Big Bands and Tony Bennett," with special guest artist and 1987 alumnus Michael Andrew, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22 and at 2 p.m. Sept. 23 in Zorn Arena. Andrew, an accomplished actor, singer and composer, will perform the Tony Bennett salute with UW-Eau Claire's Jazz Ensembles I and II. Currently Andrew performs across the nation, and has performed in the movies "Heartbreakers" and "Stroke of Genius." Award-winning Jazz Ensemble I and II, under the direction of Robert Baca and Jeffery Crowell, respectively, will perform the usual salute and swing repertoire for the Big Band Concert. The ensembles typically engage in a lively "swing battle," featuring an array of instrumental and vocal features and surprises, including performances by Baca and Crowell, both of whom have performed with famous names and continue to perform regularly around the country. Tony Bennett is among the famous people with whom Baca has performed. For details, contact Robert Baca, director of Jazz Studies, at 715-836-4371 or bacarj@uwec.edu.

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UW-Eau Claire's history department has partnered with the Wisconsin Historical Society to create a Northern Field Services Office on campus. The new office is located within the history department in Hibbard Hall on lower campus. The Wisconsin Historical Society assists Wisconsin's local historical and preservation organizations. A program to celebrate the opening of the Eau Claire office is slated for 4-6 p.m. Sept. 25 in the Menomonee Room of Davies Center. Wisconsin Historical Society Director Ellsworth Brown and UW-Eau Claire Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich will talk about the partnership at 5 p.m. For details, contact Kate Lang, chair of the history department, at 715-836-4765 or langkh@uwec.edu.

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Alex Galston, a senior social work major from Black River Falls, is an intern working on a community development project in South Africa. Galston will spend four months working in Qwa Qwa, a rural area in the eastern Free State, which lies adjacent to the Kingdom of Lesotho. Galston is trained as an Emergency Medical Technician and also will make use of his knowledge and skills as an EMT while in South Africa. Galston's supervisor in South Africa, Andreis Viviers, will be at UW-Eau Claire this week as guest lecturer. Viviers, a social worker employed by UNICEF South Africa, will talk about the rights of children in South Africa at noon Sept. 20 in the Arrowhead Room of Davies Center. UW-Eau Claire's social work department has been placing interns in South Africa for eight years. Interns have described the experience as life changing. For more information, contact Nick Smiar, professor of social work, at 715-836-5404 or smiarnp@uwec.edu.

Campus Event
The Clear Fork Bluegrass Quartet,
an acoustic ensemble dedicated to the performance of classic bluegrass music, traditional country songs and American fiddle tunes, will open this season's Artists Series at UW-Eau Claire with a performance at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20 in Schofield Auditorium.

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