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Tip Sheet for the week of Nov. 9, 2009

RELEASED: Nov. 9, 2009

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UW-Eau Claire's Civil Rights Pilgrimage was selected by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators as its outstanding program of the region for the year. The program was recognized at the awards dinner Nov. 8 in Chicago. For more information about the pilgrimage, contact Jodi Thesing-Ritter at 715-836-2325. A video about the most recent pilgrimage can be found on UW-Eau Claire's YouTube site, www.youtube.com/uweauclaire.

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The Vienna Boys Choir — one of the world's oldest choirs and among the most famous — will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, in Zorn Arena. From the time of its first visit to the United States in 1932, the Vienna Boys Choir has become one of the most popular choirs to tour North America. Today there are approximately 100 choristers between the ages of 10 and 14, divided into four touring choirs that give about 300 performances each year in front of almost half a million people.

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A Veterans Day open house will be held Wednesday, Nov. 11, in the Veterans Center, Room 20 of Schofield Hall. David Backstrom, a Vietnam War veteran and retired director of University Police at UW-Eau Claire, will speak at noon Nov. 11 on the topic "Returning to Vietnam 2010."

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UW-Eau Claire will host the annual Hmong New Year celebration Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 14-15, in the McPhee Center on upper campus. Faculty, staff, students and community members share in the festivities, which will run from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. both days. Scheduled events include traditional Hmong ball tossing and cultural shows featuring traditional dance performances, folk songs, crafts and traditionally-prepared food. Many Hmong participants wear traditional Hmong dress.

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The Women's and Gender Equity Center will sponsor "Swap-O-Rama: Finding Alternatives to Consumerism" — a used clothing and goods drive — from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, in The Cabin of Davies Center. Students, faculty and staff can bring items that they no longer want. Students and others can give, trade and take items. It also will be a clothing drive for the SANE program at Sacred Heart Hospital, Goodwill and Hope Gospel Mission. For details, contact Abby Vercauteren at vercaual@uwec.edu or 715-836-2693.

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The campus community will fight hunger and help those in need in the Chippewa Valley by taking part in a Helping Hands Across America event Thursday, Nov. 12. The Blugold Dining program will sponsor the food drive all day in all campus dining locations. An initiative of the nonprofit Sodexo Foundation, the drive aims to set a Guinness world record for the most canned food donations raised during a single event in multiple locations across the United States. All of the nonperishable food items collected on campus will help senior citizens, single parents, the working poor, the homeless, the mentally ill and others in need throughout the Chippewa Valley. Last year more than 2,947 pounds of food were collected and donated to the Feed My People Food Bank in Eau Claire. Blugold Dining hopes to collect more than 6,000 pounds of food during this year's event. For details, call 715-836-5261.

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Dr. David A. Rogers of biological sciences at UW-Parkside will present "Vegetation change in Wisconsin over the last 50 years" at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, in Room 413 of Phillips Science Hall. The presentation will be part of the Biological Sciences Seminar Series.

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