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Tip Sheet for the week of July 16, 2007

RELEASED: July 16, 2007

Story Idea
A group of UW-Eau Claire special education majors and their faculty leader, Dr. Rose Battalio, returned recently from six weeks in Scotland through the university's Special Education in Scotland study-abroad program. The program allows undergraduate students to study and experience firsthand the Scottish special education system. The program consists of three weeks of classroom instruction, a two-week placement in a Scottish school and a five-day tour of the Scottish Highlands. Students Jessica Buhman and Amy Kimmes, both of whom have been active in Eau Claire area schools through UW-Eau Claire's Student Council for Exceptional Children, are available to discuss their experiences studying and teaching in Scotland. Battalio also is available to discuss details of the program. Their contact information is as follows: Buhman, 952-239-5857 or buhmanjs@uwec.edu; Kimmes, 651-983-2098 or kimmesal@uwec.edu; and Battalio, 715-836-5352 or battalrl@uwec.edu.

Story/Photo Idea
More than 100 middle school and high school students will be on the UW-Eau Claire campus beginning Monday, July 16, attending the 28th annual Science Institute and the first ever Clearwater Music Camps.

  • At the Science Institute, which runs through July 27, youth ages 12-16 will select one area of science to study in depth and participate in hands-on projects and experiments, including solar observations, building computers, building hands-on physics projects (such as a working radio), high-tech experiments in UW-Eau Claire's Materials Science Center, and lab experiments in animal behavior and environmental physiology.
  • At the Clearwater Music Camps, high school students will participate in musical theatre and percussion performance groups and classes led by UW-Eau Claire music and theatre arts department faculty. Music camp participants will present a final performance from 5-6:30 p.m. on July 20.

Contact Libby Thurston at 715-836-3365/thurstel@uwec.edu for more information about music camp and Science Institute activities.

Photo Idea
On Friday, July 20, the University Bookstore at UW-Eau Claire will hold a celebration on the eve of the release of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," the seventh and final installment of the Harry Potter book series.
Games, prizes, refreshments and photos with Harry Potter will be available at the event, which will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Those who have reserved copies of the book will pick up their volumes beginning at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 21, outside Davies Center's east entrance.

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