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Tip Sheet for the week of March 5, 2007

RELEASED: March 5, 2007

Visiting Expert
"Child of the Holocaust: One Woman's Story of Survival" will begin at 7:30 p.m. March 6 in Schofield Auditorium.
Author, lecturer, composer and Holocaust survivor Inge Auerbacher will talk about the effects of the Holocaust on history, tolerance and diversity.

Visiting Expert
During a March 5 presentation, Joy Mighty from Queen's University will discuss the importance of diversity in a predominantly white university.
"The World is in Your Classroom: Challenges and Opportunities of Diversity at the University" will begin at 4 p.m. in Room 102, Hibbard Hall. Mighty is a minority scholar who has taught in Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad, Tobago and Egypt. For details, contact the Women's Gender and Equity Center at WAGE@uwec.edu.

Story/Photo Idea
Libby Larsen, one of the U.S.'s most prolific living composers, will lead a series of events March 5-6. At 2 p.m. March 5 in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center, she will work with the faculty and students who will perform in a recital of her music. Her lecture, "Composing in the 21st Century," will begin at 7:30 p.m. March 5 in Phillips Recital Hall. At 10 a.m. March 6, she will lead a clinic in Phillips Recital Hall. Her concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. March 6 in Gantner Concert Hall. The winner of a Grammy and the first woman to serve as a resident composer with a major orchestra, she's held residencies with the California Institute of the Arts, the Arnold Schoenberg Institute, the Philadelphia School of the Arts, the Cincinnati Conservatory, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Charlotte Symphony and the Colorado Symphony. She received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. For details of her campus visit, contact Mitra Sadeghpour at 715-836-3711 or msadeghp@uwec.edu.

Story Idea
The "International Women's Day Panel Discussion" will run from noon-1 p.m. March 8 in the Presidents Room, Davies Center. Panelists include international students, who will discuss women's equality or women's rights issues in their home countries. They also will discuss attitudes, beliefs or behaviors of U.S. women that have surprised or pleased them.

Story Idea
Sean Hartnett, professor of geography, recently returned from an eight-day Kenyan Running Legends tour. He was the U.S. representative for the nine-person international media tour of Kenya sponsored by the International Association of Athletics Federations, the governing body for Track and Field. The delegation was introduced at the nationally televised Kenyan Sportspersons of the Year awards banquet. Hartnett was recognized for his photographic and journalistic contributions to Kenya's leading sports magazine, The Athlete. You can reach Hartnett at 715-836-5376 or hartnesg@uwec.edu.

Photo Idea
McIntyre Library will host a "Cat in the Hat Birthday Party" from 6-7:30 p.m. March 8 in the library.
For details, contact Kati Tvaruzka at 715-836-4522.

Reminder
Four finalists for the position of Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs will make two-day visits to campus the weeks of March 5 and 12.
The media is invited to talk with each candidate while they're on campus. This week candidates will be available at 5:15 p.m. in Room 007 of Phillips Science Hall on the following dates: March 5, Dr. Steven Tallant, interim provost and vice chancellor at UW-Eau Claire; and March 7, Dr. Michael Miller, dean of the College of Education at Minnesota State University in Mankato, Minn. For details, go to the Provost Search Web site.

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