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Tip Sheet for the week of Oct. 6, 2008

RELEASED: Oct. 6, 2008

Story Idea
A presidential debate forum will be held Tuesday (Oct. 7) evening at UW-Eau Claire. Doors will open at 6 p.m. in Room 202 of Schneider Hall on lower campus for people who want to participate in a pre-debate discussion. The debate will begin at 8 p.m. The forum will be sponsored by the political science department. For details, contact Dr. Michael Fine, professor of political science, at 715-836-2219 or finemr@uwec.edu.

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The Student Senate is encouraging students to register in advance of the Nov. 4 presidential election, an effort that will help reduce the time students will wait in line to vote on Election Day. A number of volunteers have been deputized in recent weeks, making them eligible to help register student voters. Registration drives will be held on campus between now and Oct. 15, the last day to pre-register. People who don't pre-register can register the day of the election. The "Get Out and Vote" campaign is a non-partisan effort to encourage students to vote. For details, contact organizers Paige Overby at overbype@uwec.edu or Amber Bretl at bretlac@uwec.edu.

Campus Experts
Two economics professors are available to discuss issues relating to the economic crisis and bailout.

  • Dr. Wayne Carroll, professor and chair of the economics department, teaches classes on money and banking, and the history of money and monetary policy. You can reach him at 715-836-3388 or carrolll@uwec.edu.
  • Dr. Duane Oyen, professor emeritus of economics, is teaching a course in economics. For years he taught courses in macroeconomics, business fluctuations, and money and banking. You can reach him at oyend@uwec.edu or 715-836-2151.

Story /Photo Ideas
Numerous events will be held this week to celebrate Latin American Studies Week. Highlights include:

  • Oct. 6 — Enrique Morones of Border Angels will speak during a reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in The Dulany, Davies Center. Border Angels is dedicated to preventing the deaths of people trying to enter the U.S. by traveling through dangerous desert and mountain regions along the U.S. and Mexico border.
  • Oct. 7 — The student organization Latin American Sustainability, Education and Development will discuss its multiple fund-raising efforts to help the village of El Fortin in Nicaragua. The presentation will begin at 4 p.m. in the Oneida Room, Davies Center.
  • Oct. 9 — The forum "Latino Immigrants in Wisconsin: Myths and Realities" will run from 4-5:15 p.m. in Room 100 of the Human Sciences and Services building on Water Street.

Photo Idea
The Hockey Profs — a faculty and staff team that includes Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich — will face off against student athletes at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at Hobbs Ice Arena. Proceeds will go to the Future of Ice, an effort by a consortium of community groups to raise funds for the renovation and expansion of Hobbs Ice Arena.

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Longfellow Elementary School in Eau Claire will celebrate "Walk to School Day" on Wednesday, Oct. 8, with the help of Blugold football players and Alpha Xi Delta sorority members. University students will walk with elementary students. The event is a reminder of the joy of walking to school, the health benefits of regular daily activity, and the need for safe places to walk and bike. For details, contact Holly Larson of Longfellow Elementary at hlarson@ecasd.k12.wi.us or 715-852-3841.

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