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Tip Sheet for the week of Sept. 8, 2009

RELEASED: Sept. 8, 2009

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Students, faculty, staff and other volunteers will plant more than 2,000 native plants Wednesday, Sept. 9, along UW-Eau Claire's Water Street parking lot. Organizers expect the planting to begin at 1 p.m. The student-initiated project will transform what is now a weedy area between the parking lot and Water Street into a rain garden. The rain garden will capture the water that runs off the parking lot, allowing it to slowly filter into the ground rather than run into a storm sewer. Temporarily holding the runoff in the rain garden will help reduce the amount of pollutants that enter the storm sewer, which will mean fewer pollutants reaching the Chippewa River. Facilities planning and management is coordinating the project. UW-Extension also is involved. For more information about the rain garden project, contact Lynn Peterson at 715-836-3361.

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UW-Eau Claire will host an open house for its new Veterans Center from 9-11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 10. Dr. Beth Hellwig, vice chancellor for student affairs and dean of students, will speak at 9:30 a.m. The center is located in Room 20 of Schofield Hall. The Veterans Center will provide a place of welcome and a meeting space on campus for veteran students, faculty and staff. It also will provide information on campus and community resources for veterans, programming on veteran needs, meeting space for support groups, and access to a telehealth network through a partnership with the Veterans Administration Hospital in Minneapolis. For details, contact Dr. Marc Goulet, interim associate dean of students, at 715-836-2003 or gouletmr@uwec.edu.

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UW-Eau Claire and the University of Nebraska at Omaha received a $194,000 ATLANTIS Mobility Grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Support also was provided to two partner schools in Europe. The four-year grant will support student and faculty exchanges with Austria's Management Center Innsbruck and Germany's Braunschweig University of Technology. The program will emphasize the role of information and communication technology in the world. Two or three UW-Eau Claire students will study abroad each year during the grant starting in fall 2010. UW-Eau Claire will host two to four students from the European partner institutions each year. Faculty also will have opportunities to visit students studying abroad. Dr. Matthew Germonprez, assistant professor of information systems, will coordinate UW-Eau Claire's program. You can reach him at 715-836-5938 or germonr@uwec.edu.

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The Clean Commute Initiative will host an event for faculty, staff and students from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, in the Hibbard Hall Penthouse. Members will highlight the group's accomplishments and encourage the campus community to work toward a culture of sustainable transportation.

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