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Tip Sheet for the week of Oct. 12, 2009

RELEASED: Oct. 12, 2009

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UW-Eau Claire will host its Freshman Provocation at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, in Zorn Arena. Faculty members will speak during the provocation about how their own liberal educations have affected their personal and professional lives, and why they advocate that students should work intentionally to develop broad content knowledge and skills across disciplines. Faculty speakers will be Dr. Evan Weiher, professor of biology; Allyson Loomis, assistant professor of English; and Dr. David Jones, associate professor of English. For details, contact Dr. Michael Weil at 715-836-2025 or weilmr@uwec.edu.

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UW-Eau Claire will celebrate the completion of a $6.8 million renovation to the McPhee Physical Education Center on upper campus on Friday, Oct. 16. The event will run from 2-3 p.m. in the McPhee foyer. A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. Visitors can tour the facility at 2:30 p.m. Tours will be conducted by Kinesiology Club and Student Athletic Advisory Committee members, athletic trainers and sport club members.

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A rally to celebrate National Coming Out Day will begin at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, on the Central Campus Mall. The event is being organized by the university's Women's and Gender Equity Center. For more information, contact David Gardner at 715-836-2693 or gardnedc@uwec.edu.

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Students and alumni will participate in a variety of events during Homecoming Week, Oct. 11-18. Activities that may provide story or photo opportunities include:

  • The Yell-Like-Hell Homecoming pep rally will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, in Zorn Arena. It will feature the football team, Blugold Marching Band and the Homecoming court.
  • Alumni who graduated between 1969 and 1989 will gather Friday, Oct. 16, at a reception in the Council Fire Room, Davies Center.
  • Golden Blugolds — alumni who graduated in 1959 or earlier — will meet at 4:30 p.m. Friday Oct. 16, in The Dulany, Davies Center. Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich will host the event. Golden Blugolds also will be recognized during the Homecoming parade Saturday, Oct. 17.
  • The student talent show, "Varsity Night Live!," will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, in Zorn Arena. The show will feature students and comedian Adam Ace.
  • The Homecoming parade will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at Grand and First avenues. The Blugold Marching Band will lead the parade.
  • The alumni pre-game Homecoming festival, "Blugold Fever Fest," will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, in Carson Park. The Blugold Marching Band will perform.
  • The football game against UW-Platteville will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, in Carson Park.
  • The Fifth Quarter, a post-game party, will begin at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, in Carson Park. The Blugold Marching Band will lead fans from the stadium to the tent for the event.
  • Homecoming competitions will culminate with the Adopt-a-Block neighborhood cleanup on Sunday, Oct. 18. Student teams will go to the Historic Randall Park Neighborhood to pick up trash left from the weekend's festivities. For details, call 715-836-4833.

Visiting Expert
Dr. Nancy Kerkvliet from Oregon State University will give a presentation titled "Immunotoxicology: potential impacts of environmental chemicals on the immune system" at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, in Room 413 of Phillips Science Hall. Her talk is part of the Biological Sciences Seminar Series.

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