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Tip Sheet for the week of Oct. 22, 2007

RELEASED: Oct. 22, 2007

Story Idea
Manpower is now providing employment services on campus. The service is part of the university's ongoing effort to better connect students and Chippewa Valley employers. Manpower representatives will be in the Career Services office eight hours a week to help students, alumni and the family members of faculty and staff find jobs in the Chippewa Valley. In addition to job search assistance, Manpower will provide resume and interview counseling. The organization also will offer Webinars on work-related issues, such as hot industry trends. A recent university survey found that 62 percent of student respondents stated that they would stay in the Chippewa Valley if they could get a job in their field. But only 26 percent of those students found such an opportunity in the region. Jeanne Skoug, director of Career Services, is available to talk about the services provided by Manpower as well as the university's other ongoing effort to help keep UW-Eau Claire graduates in the Chippewa Valley. You can reach Skoug at 715-836-5358 or skougjm@uwec.edu.

Campus Expert
Dr. Susan Peck, professor of nursing, will lead a discussion about alternative healing therapies beginning at 5 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Hibbard Hall Penthouse.
She also will discuss how alternative healing therapies are thought to work, how to find a reputable practitioner and why someone might want to try some of these therapies. The media is invited to attend Dr. Peck's presentation. She also is available to talk with reporters about alternative healing therapies. You can contact Dr. Peck at 715-836-5375 or pecksd@uwec.edu.

Visiting Expert
Dr. Kenneth Miller, a preeminent evolutionary scientist and the author of the most widely used high school biology textbook in America, will lead a discussion about intelligent design and evolutionary science at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 in Schofield Auditorium.
Miller, a professor of biology at Brown University, was the lead witness in the Pennsylvania intelligent design case that began in September 2005. The case involves a group of parents who are suing a school district for requiring high school biology teachers to read a statement to students that casts doubt on Darwin's theory of evolution. The paragraphs imply that life could not have arisen without the help of an intelligent hand. Miller has written articles for many scientific journals and magazines, including Nature, Scientific American and Discover. He also has appeared on PBS. The CVDSR was created by faculty in the sciences and religious studies, clergy and a local physician to help people better understand issues that relate to science and religion. The initiative brings science and religion experts to campus, and helps high school science teachers better address questions that touch on religion. For details, contact Dr. Charlene Burns, director of the Chippewa Valley Dialogue on Science and Religion, at 715-836-2930 or burnscp@uwec.edu.

Story/Photo Idea
A "Rally to End Domestic and Dating Violence" will begin at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 on the Central Campus Mall.
Statistics show that somewhere in America a woman is battered every 15 seconds, and that one in four women will be abused in their lifetime. Speakers include Stephanie Erickson, a graduate of the social work program; Susan Harless, an attorney and advocate for victims of domestic violence; Kirby Harless, an attorney and residence hall director; and Laurel Kiefer, a women's studies lecturer. For details, contact Lisa Cooper-Murphy at the Women's and Gender Equity Center, 715-836-2693 or wage@uwec.edu.

Story/Photo Idea
Foreign exchange students in an English as a Second Language class will lead a story time for area children at 10 a.m. Oct. 24 in the Instructional Media Center in McIntyre Library.
For details, contact Kati Tvaruzka, education reference librarian, at 715-836-4522 or tvaruzke@uwec.edu.

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