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Tip Sheet for the week of Sept. 24, 2007

RELEASED: Sept. 24, 2007

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A Harvest Moon Celebration focusing on the Jewish holiday of Sukkot and the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival will run from 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 26 in the Council Fire Room, Davies Center. Speakers discuss the cultural and religious significances of Sukkot and the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival, which are important holidays in the Jewish and Chinese calendars. Members of both cultures from different countries will share how the holiday is celebrated in their homelands. A sukkah, a shelter built for Sukkot, will be erected. Mooncakes, a dessert eaten during the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival, will be served. Folk songs/dances will be taught. Children can make Chinese paper lanterns and decorations for the sukkah. At the end of the event, people will view the Harvest Moon from the footbridge. For details, contact Shu-Chuan Cheng, Chinese programs coordinator, at 715-836-4411 or Helaine Minkus 715-836-5481.

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The 50th annual Career Conference will run from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 27 in Zorn Arena. It offers students and alumni a chance to discuss career plans and exchange resumes, which allow employers to follow up with formal interviews. More than 100 employers including companies, graduate schools and government agencies — and 1,200 students attend each year. For details, contact Jeanne Skoug at 715-836-5358 or skougjm@uwec.edu.

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About 500 English students will read and discuss a book by nationally recognized local author Michael Perry. Through the John and Elizabeth Morris Literature Symposium, students from 25 sections of an introductory writing course will read Perry's book "Population: 485 — Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time." The 1987 graduate will lead discussions with students Sept. 24 and 25. He will do a public reading at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24 in Schofield Auditorium. For details, contact English professor Jennifer Shaddock at 715-836-5476 or shaddoj@uwec.edu.

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University police will "arrest" several faculty, staff, administrators and students from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 26 as part of the university's National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week activities. Those "arrested" must complete a sobriety test as if they were being arrested for drunken driving. Officers will talk to people in the area of the "arrest" to share information about the consequences of driving while drunk. Those "arrested" must raise bail to get out of jail. The money will go to the Student Wellness Advocacy Team to support wellness programming on campus. For details about this event or other alcohol awareness activities, contact Jennifer Lee, director of the Center for Alcohol Studies and Education, at 715-836-5111 or leejs@uwec.edu.

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An instrument petting zoo — a hands-on activity that introduces children to musical instruments — will run from 1:30-3 p.m. Sept. 29 in the basement of Grace Lutheran Church. The UW-Eau Claire Artists Series will host the event to highlight the Oct. 11 concert by the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and to celebrate community orchestras, including the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra, the Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra and the University Symphony Orchestra. For details, call UW-Eau Claire's Activities and Programs office at 715-836-2787.

Visiting Expert
Jean Kilbourne, who is internationally known for her work on alcohol/tobacco advertising and the image of women in advertising, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25 in Schofield Auditorium.
Her lecture, "Deadly Persuasion: Advertising and Addiction," focuses on manipulative marketing strategies used by the alcohol and tobacco industries.

Campus Expert
Jennifer Lee, director of UW-Eau Claire's Center for Alcohol Studies and Education, will present "P's of High-Risk Behavior Reductions: Proactive Measures, Preventive Efforts, Partnering and Planning for the Future" from noon-1 p.m. Sept. 26 at Sweetwaters Restaurant. Her talk is part of the Alumni Association's "Let's Do Lunch" series that allows faculty/staff to share their expertise with community members.

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Hundreds of parents will be on campus Sept. 28-30 for Parent's Weekend. Numerous activities are planned, including entertainment, recreation and demonstrations. "A Day at the Park," which will run from noon-3 p.m. Sept. 29 behind Putnam Hall on lower campus, will include music and games. For a schedule of activities, go to the Housing and Residence Life Web site.

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