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Tip Sheet for the week of April 20, 2009

RELEASED: April 20, 2009

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The Epsilon Alpha chapter of Alpha Xi Delta will have a Teeter-Totter-A-Thon to help Marshfield Clinic's CLIMB program. CLIMB — Children's Lives Include Moments of Bravery — helps area children cope when a family member is diagnosed with cancer. Sorority members will teeter-totter on the campus mall from noon Wednesday, April 22, to noon Thursday, April 23. For details, contact Leah Follese at 952-200-0042 or follesll@uwec.edu.

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Parents, grandparents, siblings and friends of current students will participate in the first Blugold Family Weekend April 24-26. Activities will range from discussions with faculty, to entertainment showcasing students, to demos of cutting-edge technology, to recreation. For details, contact Jennifer Lee at 715-836-5111 or leejs@uwec.edu, or go to Blugold Family Connection Web site.

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"Take Back the Night" will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at Owen Park. Activities include guest speakers and a march down Water Street. The event is held during Sexual Assault Awareness Month to raise awareness about sexual violence. For more information, e-mail casa@uwec.edu.

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The 12th annual Ann Devroy Memorial Forum will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23, in Schofield Auditorium. The event will feature Dan Balz, an author and prize-winning journalist who is now national political correspondent for The Washington Post. A reception will precede the event in the new communication and journalism media lab in Hibbard Hall.

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UW-Eau Claire will host many events to celebrate Scholastic Honors Week April 20-April 26, including:

  • Clothing Drive for Charities, 8 a.m-5 p.m. Monday, April 20-Friday, April 24, lobby, Schneider Hall.
  • Jump-a-thon for Hearts, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday, April 20, Central Campus Mall.
  • Poetry Reading Competition in Spanish, 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, The Cabin, Davies Center.
  • Student debate on the "The Great Recession of 2008-09: The Bailout, the Stimulus Package and Obama's Budget," 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, Room 100, Hibbard Hall.

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Upcoming graduates will get help launching their careers at Career Services' "Kickin' Your Assets into Gear" job search boot camp from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, April 23, in Davies Center. Events include mock interviews with local professionals, resume reviews and job search workshops. Keynote speaker Terry Everson, an alumnus who specializes in leadership training, will present "Stuff I Wish I Knew When I Got Started: Lessons Learned" from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Ojibwa/Ho-Chunk rooms of Davies Center.

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UW-Eau Claire's Campus Kitchen will sponsor a cookout from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at the Carson Park Oak Pavilion. Proceeds will benefit Campus Kitchen, a student-run initiative that recovers extra food from campus dining operations, local restaurants and others to serve meals to people in need.

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Jumpstart Eau Claire AmeriCorps members will do service projects for non-profit agencies Saturday, April 25. Agencies are REACH Inc., Habitat for Humanity, L.E. Phillips Senior Center, Hope Gospel Mission, Bethesda Thrift Shop, Goodwill Enterprises, YMCA Head Start, UW-Eau Claire Children's Center, Altoona Head Start and Eau Claire Parks and Recreation Department. For information, contact Dylan Thomas at 715-836-4649 or thomasdp@uwec.edu.

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The 2009 Honoring Education Pow-Wow will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 25, in Zorn Arena. Grand entries will be at noon and 6 p.m. For details, contact Odawa White at 715-836-5840 or whiteol@uwec.edu.

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