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Tip Sheet for the week of Feb. 2, 2009

RELEASED: Feb. , 2009

Story Idea
Spring semester events are now under way in The Cabin, the Davies Center coffeehouse that is celebrating its 40th anniversary this season. The Cabin offers the longest-running coffeehouse series in the nation, providing free performances nearly every weekend and jazz concerts many evenings. The schedule includes a monthly open stage opportunity for campus and area talent, and musical performances by students, faculty, staff, community members and nationally touring artists. All performances are produced and managed completely by student members of The Cabin committee of the Student Senate's University Activities Commission. For more information, call the Activities and Programs office at 715-836-4833.

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Storyteller Rob Reid, a senior lecturer in UW-Eau Claire's foundations of education department, will have released four new books in a year's time when his newest books are released this winter. Reid — a former children's librarian at the L.E. Phillips Public Library in Eau Claire — is an accomplished author of children's resource books, with a literary career stemming back to 1995 with his first publication, "Children's Jukebox." He continues to travel to schools and public libraries throughout the Midwest and beyond to entertain children and their families. You can reach Reid at 715-836-5015 or reidra@uwec.edu.

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Pat Heins will present "The Pearly Kings and Queens of London" at 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 6, at a First Fridays program for senior citizens
at Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Eau Claire. A Pearly Queen is a woman in a traditional Cockney costume covered in mother-of-pearl buttons. These outfits were treasured heirlooms, handmade and sometimes representing much of a family's material worth. Heins will wear her Pearly Queen costume as she shares a true story rooted in medieval times that is still unfolding today. Now in its seventh season, First Fridays provides free entertainment for senior citizens. For more information, call Jennifer Brockpahler, arts coordinator at UW-Eau Claire, at 715-836-2787.

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Jabali Afrika will return to UW-Eau Claire for a free performance at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, in Schofield Auditorium.
From Kenya, Jabali (Kiswahili for "rock") Afrika is a multifaceted group with a unique blend of fusion and African rhythms. Original compositions and traditional African melodies come alive on a wide variety of instruments, accompanied by vocal harmonies that form the foundation of modern rock, jazz, gospel and blues. The group's choreography and African tribal costumes make for a truly multicultural experience. Joseck Asikoye, Victor Elolo and Justo Otongo were members of the Kenya National Theatre Dance Troupe before breaking away to form Jabali Afrika. Their traditional adaptations have earned recognition throughout Africa, Europe, Japan and the United States.

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Students can participate in two events this week that will help them make the most of the upcoming Internship Mania (slated for Feb. 11).
During Internship Mania, recruiters for organizations, businesses and agencies from the Chippewa Valley and other parts of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois and Iowa will field questions and accept resumes. To help students prepare, Career Services will offer "Presenting a Professional Image" from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, in Davies Theatre. Students will wear professional attire for critiques from image professionals. And "Employer Research Day" will run from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, in Career Services. Staff will research prospective employers, help students with resumes and offer tips on how to talk to employers. For details, contact Jesica Witte at 715-836-4730 or wittejm@uwec.edu.

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