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Tip Sheet for the week of July 9, 2007

RELEASED: July 9, 2007

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Eleven of the approximately 2,025 new freshmen enrolled at UW-Eau Claire for this fall are National Merit scholars — the largest number of incoming National Merit scholars UW-Eau Claire has ever had. These most recent recipients of the prestigious and highly selective scholarship bring the number of National Merit scholars attending UW-Eau Claire this fall to 24. Admissions counselor Gretchen Switalski attributes UW-Eau Claire's success in consistently attracting top students to the university's strong liberal arts emphasis and the opportunities for students to pursue interests outside or complimentary to their academic majors. UW-Eau Claire's study abroad programs, service-learning and student-faculty collaborative research opportunities, and Honors Program all are attractions for National Merit scholars, Switalski said. For more information about the National Merit scholars at UW-Eau Claire, contact Switalski at 715-836-5415 or switalgr@uwec.edu.

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UW-Eau Claire's free Summer Cinema series continues this week with "Henry Aaron's Summer Up North" (2005), based on a book by Eau Claire writer Jerry Poling. The 70-minute documentary, which will be shown at 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, July 10-12, in Davies Theatre, chronicles the first three months of Aaron's professional baseball career, when he played shortstop with the Eau Claire Bears in the summer of 1952. Poling, news wire editor and columnist for the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, appears in the film, which is based on his book, "A Summer Up North: Henry Aaron and the Legend of Eau Claire Baseball" (2002). The film also includes interviews with Selika Ducksworth-Lawton, UW-Eau Claire professor of history. The Wednesday, July 11, screening will be preceded by an informal discussion at 6 p.m. featuring Poling and the film's creators, Milwaukee natives William Povletich and Joshua Adams. The discussion will take place in the Skylight Lounge of Davies Center.

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The Eau Claire session of UW-Eau Claire's Summer Institute will run today through July 19 at Locust Lane Elementary School. The enrichment program for K-8th grade students is offered by UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education in partnership with the Eau Claire Area School District. Nearly 700 area students will participate in classes covering many subject areas including math, science, language arts, social studies, foreign languages, creative arts, music and sports. Contact Libby Thurston at 715-836-3365 or thurstel@uwec.edu for dates and times of newsworthy Summer Session activities.

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The Billy Krause Trio will perform a free outdoor concert at 7 p.m. July 9 on the Central Campus Mall.
The show is part of the Music on the Mall series, which attracts people from the campus and greater Eau Claire communities.

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