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Tip Sheet for the week of Oct. 13, 2008

RELEASED: Oct. 13, 2008

Story Idea
Careers Services will host "Explore Your Possibilities" week Monday-Friday, Oct. 13-17, offering a series of activities that will give students information that will help them better plan their futures. Information sessions/discussions on a variety of topics will be offered from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday in Davies Center. Topics will range from career opportunities in the criminal justice system to the realities of graduate school to creating effective resumes to landing a job with a Fortune 500 company. A delegate from the Washington, D.C., office of Partnership for Public Service will discuss the benefits of working for the federal government. Natalie LaLonde, a language services coordinator for the U.S. Department of Justice's Criminal Division translations and linguistic services contract, will speak at noon Tuesday, Oct. 14, in the Wisconsin Room and at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the Eagle Room. The week will end with a Majors Fair from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center. Among the businesses and organizations with representatives at this year's event are Hormel Foods, Northwestern Mutual, Chippewa Valley Office Solutions, American Family Insurance, NBI Inc., Community Health Partnership, Peace Corps, Cargill, Eau Claire County, Best Buy and the Eau Claire Area School District. A full schedule of events can be found online. For more information, contact Jesica Witte at 715-836-4730.

Visiting Expert
Author Jeffrey M. Smith, a leading voice on the health dangers of genetically modified organisms, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, in Zorn Arena.
The Forum will open its 67th season with Smith's address, "Seeds of Deception: Genetically Modified Organisms and Your Health." Smith has written extensively on the GMO issue for more than a decade. He has influenced the first state laws regulating GMOs, and has united leaders to support the Campaign for Healthier Eating in America, an industry and consumer movement to remove GMOs from the natural food industry. He has lectured in 25 countries, counseled world leaders and has been cited by media outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, BBC World Service, Nature, the Associated Press, Reuters News Service and Time magazine. Smith founded and serves as executive director of the Institute for Responsible Technology, a public education nonprofit that works on major public initiatives that shine a spotlight on the dangers of GMOs. Before founding the institute he was the vice president of marketing communications for a GMO detection laboratory, and a consultant to leading industry groups and organizations.

Photo Idea
A Latin Dance will run from 7-11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, in the Tamarack Room
of Davies Center. The dance is part of Hispanic Heritage Month.

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