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Tip Sheet for the week of Nov. 10, 2008

RELEASED: Nov. 10, 2008

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A senior mathematics major from Independence will spend her spring semester as an intern at a NASA flight facility in Virginia. Rochelle Halama will begin her internship Jan. 12, 2009, at the Wallops Flight Facility. During her internship, she will research ways to prove software reliability. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's Wallops Flight Facility is NASA's principal facility for management and implementation of suborbital research programs. A McNair Scholar, Halama has worked with math faculty on research. The federally funded McNair program helps eligible first-generation students from low-income families prepare for and enter graduate programs.  For details about the NASA internship, contact Rochelle Halama at halamarl@uwec.edu.

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UW-Eau Claire was recognized this month by two prestigious organizations. Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine has again included UW-Eau Claire among its 100 best values in public colleges and the Fulbright Program listed the university among the top producers of 2008-09 U.S. Fulbright Fellows. In Kiplinger's 2008-09 "100 Best Values in Public Colleges," UW-Eau Claire is ranked 65th for in-state students and 63rd in best value for out-of-state students. The rankings are based on academic quality, overall costs and financial aid availability. UW-Eau Claire is one of just 22 institutions (the only Wisconsin school) included in the master's institution category on the Fulbright Program's list of colleges and universities that produced the most U.S. Fulbright Fellows.

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A series of radio broadcasts is focusing on intercultural communication. Dr. Judy Sims, professor of communication and journalism, and student researchers are interviewing people of diverse cultural backgrounds for a project titled "International Awareness Through Intercultural Radio Interviews." The interviews will be aired as a radio series called "Culture Talk" at 6 p.m. Nov. 16 and 23 on WUEC-89.7 FM. More interviews will be aired in the spring. Interviewees include international students and visiting scholars as well as members of the Chippewa Valley community who have varied cultural backgrounds and experiences. For details, contact Dr. Judy Sims at simsjr@uwec.edu.

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The Women's And Gender Equity Center will collect clothing from noon-4 p.m. today (Nov. 10) in The Cabin of Davies Center for the UW-Eau Claire Clothing Closet. Clothing for women, men and children are collected and distributed to non-traditional students who are in need. WAGE also will host "Swap-O-Rama — Finding Alternatives to Consumerism" from noon-4 p.m. Nov. 11-12 in the basement of Towers Hall and from noon 4 p.m. Nov. 13-14 in The Cabin of Davies Center. For more information, contact WAGE at 715-836-5911or wage@uwec.edu.

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Student Athlete Advisory Committee members will distribute food bags in Eau Claire during the Nov. 15-16 weekend and collect filled bags Nov. 18. In past years, the group has donated up to 1,300 pounds of food to the Feed My People Food Bank. For details, call Athletics at 715-836-3062. Blugold Dining will collect food donations at all campus dining locations Nov. 12 as part of "Cans Across America." For details, contact Travis Welke at 715-836-4033 or welketj@uwec.edu.

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As part of the American Indian Heritage Month celebration, Nichole Ray, an Oglala Lakota and American Indian Studies graduate, will lead an American Indian beading workshop from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, in The Cabin of Davies Center.

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