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Tip Sheet for the week of Oct. 29, 2007

RELEASED: Oct. 29, 2007

(Please note: This visit has been canceled. The delegates from China plan to visit Eau Claire in late November. We will provide information as it becomes available.)
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UW-Eau Claire is again among the top producers of U.S. Fulbright Fellows, according to the Fulbright Program. The top producing master's-level institutions (including UW-Eau Claire) for 2007-08 Fulbright Fellows were highlighted in the Oct. 26 edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Two UW-Eau Claire students received Fulbright awards for 2007-08. A third was offered a Fulbright but turned it down in favor of another international opportunity. Fulbright, which awards more than 1,300 grants to U.S. students, offers one academic year of study abroad, research or teaching assistantship experiences. Projects may include university coursework, independent library or field research, or professional training in the arts. For details about the program and winners, contact Cheryl Lochner-Wright, Fulbright adviser in the Center for International Education, at 715-836-4996 or lochnecb@uwec.edu.

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A book by a new assistant professor of English was named the New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice for Oct. 28. The mystery, High Season, is Jon Loomis' first novel. Loomis' fiction debut has received positive reviews in the New York Times and Washington Post, which can be found online. Loomis also is the author of two books of poetry: Vanitas Motel and The Pleasure Principle. Loomis, who has been a lecturer in the English department since 2003, will begin teaching full-time in January 2008. Loomis is available to talk about his novel. You can reach him at loomisjr@uwec.edu or 715-836-4624.

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Delegates from Chinese universities will spend time at UW-Eau Claire Nov. 5-6 to learn about the university and its academic programs. Delegates will tour several departments, including computer science, information systems, physics, mathematics, chemistry and kinesiology. Delegates represent universities participating in an exchange program that will allow students to earn dual degrees from UW-Eau Claire and their home institution in China. UW-Eau Claire was recently accepted into the prestigious China 1-2-1 Partnership Program. Students in the program will spend a year at a Chinese university, study at UW-Eau Claire for two years and return to China for one year. After completing requirements at both institutions, they'll receive bachelor's degrees from UW-Eau Claire and their home institution. The program helps Chinese students access higher education in the U.S. It appeals to Chinese leaders because it provides relative certainty that students will return to China. Chinese institutions must have programs that fit with those offered at UW-Eau Claire. Students must major in areas of study approved by UW-Eau Claire and their home institutions. In June, UW-Eau Claire representatives signed agreements with 16 Chinese universities that will begin sending students to UW-Eau Claire in fall 2008. About 35 U.S. colleges and universities are part of the program. For details about the delegates' visit or the China 1-2-1 program, contact Shu-Chuan Cheng, the Chinese programs coordinator for the Center for International Education, at 715-836-3957 or chengshu@uwec.edu.

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In celebration of American Indian Heritage Month
, Crystal Norcross, a Fond du Lac Ojibwe, will give a hoop dancing demonstration at 4 p.m. Nov. 1 in Schofield Auditorium.

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Residence halls will offer trick-or-treating for young children from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 31. All halls will participate. Sutherland Hall (upper campus) will have a haunted basement.

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The annual International Folk Fair will run from noon-4 p.m. Nov. 4 in Davies Center.

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