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Tip Sheet for the week of Jan. 19, 2009

RELEASED: Jan. 19, 2009

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Students and others at UW-Eau Claire will answer President-elect Barack Obama's call to service by providing meals to low-income families in Eau Claire on the Monday, Jan. 19, Martin Luther King Day holiday. More than 50 volunteers — including students and staff, VISTA and AmeriCorps members, and community members will provide services at three community sites. A community meal will be served at noon Monday in the Hilltop Center on upper campus. It will be followed by service activities at the Bolton Refuge House, The Community Table, and Bicycle Repair and Donation Project. Organizers say this year's Martin Luther King Day is particularly significant because 2009 marks the 80th anniversary of King's birth and national service has been embraced by Obama. For more information about the Jan. 19 activities, contact Dylan Thomas, an AmeriCorps*VISTA member in the Center for Service-Learning, at 715-836-4649 or thomasdp@uwec.edu.

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UW-Eau Claire will offer live video at two campus locations Tuesday, Jan. 20, when President-elect Barack Obama is sworn into office as the 44th president of the United States. Members of the campus and greater Eau Claire communities are invited to watch the inaugural events in Davies Theatre in Davies Center and in Phillips Recital Hall in the Haas Fine Arts Center. The inauguration program will begin at 10:30 a.m. Davies Theatre and Phillips Recital Hall will be open beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday. The live video will continue throughout the day.

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A ceremony to commemorate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will begin at 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, at the Ecumenical Religious Center on lower campus. The chronology of King's life and excerpts from his speeches, including "I've Been to the Mountaintop," will be read by members of the UW-Eau Claire Black Student Association. Students from the music and theatre arts department will perform an a cappella arrangement of King's favorite hymn, "Precious Lord Take My Hand," as well as "Passages," an original composition by Dr. Ethan Wickman, associate professor of music.

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The 2009 Cabaret XXXI will begin this week with performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 22-24, in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center. A matinee will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24. The theme for this year's production is "Colors," with each set named for a color represented by titles, composers or artists associated with that color. Cabaret features student performers from ensembles in the music and theatre arts department and small acts and solo performers. The music department's largest annual production, Cabaret has raised more than $250,000 to support ongoing scholarships for music students in the voice/choral and jazz areas. The production began in 1978 to provide experience for music and theatre arts students in arranging and staging a variety show similar to ones they may encounter in their professional careers. Today it is a student-run production.

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A new "Ask a Scientist for Kids" program sponsored by UW-Eau Claire will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at the Eau Claire Children's Museum in downtown Eau Claire. The one-hour program, designed for children ages 5-10, will include hands-on demonstrations by Dr. David Lonzarich, associate professor of biology, and Dr. Erik Hendrickson, professor of physics. The program is part of UW-Eau Claire's monthly "Ask a Scientist" series, which includes presentations and discussions led by UW-Eau Claire scientists focusing on science topics of interest to the public. For details, contact Dr. Paul Thomas, professor of physics and astronomy, at 715-836-3615 or thomaspj@uwec.edu.

Calendar Note
UW-Eau Claire will be closed Jan. 19 in honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.

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