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Media Memo: Adventure Girls to attend photography, pottery classes at UW-Eau Claire

TO: News Editors and Directors

FROM: Julie Poquette, UW-Eau Claire News Bureau

DATE: Oct. 28, 2008

SUBJECT: Adventure Girls to attend photography, pottery classes at
UW-Eau Claire

Participants in the Adventure Girls, an after-school program for fifth-grade girls, will visit the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire the afternoon of Wednesday, Oct. 29. The Adventure Girls is a collaborative effort between Longfellow Elementary School and UW-Eau Claire. University students provide mentorship for the girls during the eight-week program, which emphasizes self-esteem, cooperation and leadership.

On Wednesday the Adventure Girls will visit classrooms in UW-Eau Claire's department of art & design, where Assistant Professor Jyl Kelley and her photography students and Assistant Professor Susan O'Brien and her ceramics students will teach the girls about photography and pottery.

Reporters and photographers are welcome to cover the Adventure Girls' UW-Eau Claire visit. The visit itinerary will be as follows:

  • 3:20-4 p.m.: Jyl Kelley's photography class in Haas Fine Arts Center Room 207
  • 4:05-4:45 p.m.: Susan O'Brien's ceramics class in Haas Fine Arts Center Room 112
  • 5-6 p.m.: Dinner at the Terrace in Davies Center

For more information, contact Pam Forman, UW-Eau Claire assistant professor of sociology, at formanpj@uwec.edu or 715-836-3039.

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