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Tip Sheet for the week of Feb. 9, 2009

RELEASED: Feb. 9, 2009

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UW-Eau Claire's Concert Choir and director Dr. Gary Schwartzhoff will perform as the featured choir at the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Choral Festival being held over Presidents' Day weekend, Feb. 13-16, in Washington, D.C. Schwartzhoff is artistic director for the event. Seven choirs comprised of 265 singers from Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, Rhode Island, Illinois and Wisconsin will perform. The festival will culminate in an afternoon concert at 2 p.m. Feb. 16 — Presidents' Day — at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The Concert Choir also will perform a solo evensong concert in the National Cathedral Sunday, Feb. 15. For details about the festival and UW-Eau Claire's involvement in it, contact Schwartzhoff at 715-836-4056 or schwargr@uwec.edu.

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Dr. Bob Erffmeyer, director of UW-Eau Claire's MBA program, has published what is the first new sales management textbook in the market in almost 15 years (most books are revised editions). Erffmeyer is using the book this semester in his sales management courses. The book features profiles of several UW-Eau Claire alumni and friends including: Antoine Destin, sales training manager for Hormel Foods Corp.; alumnus Bill Febry, former national trade marketing manager for Miller Import and Craft Brands, SAB Miller; alumnus Michael Kapocius, regional account manager for Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America Inc.; and alumnus Larry Vorphal, group vice president and president of consumer products sales division for Hormel Foods Corp. Jerry Kollross, associate lecturer of management and marketing, wrote many of the cases included in the book. Erffmeyer is available to talk about the book and the publishing process, which is more involved than most people would assume. You can reach him at 715-836-4644 or erffmerc@uwec.edu.

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Hubbard Street 2, a vibrant company of young dancers, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, in Kjer Theatre as part of the Artists Series. Hubbard Street 2, the second company of the Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, includes seven dancers between the ages of 17 and 25. Hubbard Street 2 presents a variety of dance technique, movement styles and artistic approaches. The Hubbard Street 2 dancers will present a free master class that is open to the public from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, in Room 105 of the McPhee Center on upper campus.

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Black History Month events will continue this week at UW-Eau Claire. Some highlights include:

  • Children from the Children's Center will meet from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, in the second floor breezeway of McIntyre Library for the annual African-American Read-In.
  • Dr. Selika Ducksworth-Lawton will present "Civil Rights, Martin Luther King Jr. and Barack Obama ... how we got here!" from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb, 12 in the Presidents Room, Davies Center. She will trace America's Civil Rights history from the 1920s to the election of President Obama.

For more information, contact Christine Webster at websteck@uwec.edu or 715-836-3015, or Dr. Selika Ducksworth-Lawton at duckswsm@uwec.edu or 715-828-2019.

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Students will explore internship opportunities and gain employment tips Wednesday, Feb. 11, during Internship Mania. The event will run from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Tamarack and Council Fire rooms of Davies Center. Organizations and businesses from the Chippewa Valley and other parts of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois and Iowa will attend. Recruiters will field questions about their companies, accept resumes and share information about their industries. A complete list of participating employers is available online. For more information, contact Jesica Witte at 715-836-4730 or wittejm@uwec.edu.

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