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Tip Sheet for the week of Sept. 21, 2009

RELEASED: Sept. 21, 2009

Story Idea
Mallory Prucha Rishoi, an instructor and costume shop supervisor in the music and theatre arts department, won an international contest for the design of a .999 pure silver "Green Coin" from the Westminster Mint of Minneapolis. One side of the coin features the sun with rays transitioning into the wind and an electric plug, an ear of corn extending into a gasoline nozzle, wind turbines and a hydro-electric dam. It also includes the words "Renewable Resources," "Solar-Wind-Bio-Fuel" and "Hydro-Electric." The other side features hands holding a globe with arrows. An outline of the atmosphere bounces several arrows back to Earth, representing global warming and human impact, as the sun highlights the edge of space. The design is encircled by the words "Green Coin," "The Future Is in Our Hands" and "2009." You can reach Rishoi at rishomp@uwec.edu.

Story Idea
The UW System has awarded more than $1 million in grants to support new Growth Agenda projects across the state, including two projects at UW-Eau Claire. UW System leaders reallocated existing funds to align with projects that advance the Growth Agenda for Wisconsin — the university's effort to graduate more students, create more well-paying jobs and strengthen local communities. UW-Eau Claire projects include: "Improved Paths from High School to College Mathematics through Teacher Development of Pedagogical Content Knowledge" in the Math Preparation category, which promotes effective teaching and learning in mathematics through partnerships between faculty and high school teachers; and "Dismantling Racism Works" in the Closing the Achievement Gap category, which will foster access and achievement for underrepresented populations. Descriptions of each project are online.

Story/Photo Idea
The German Club will celebrate the United Nations' International Day of Peace today (Sept. 21) by playing soccer with other international student organizations. The games will begin at 6 p.m. on the fields in front of Towers Hall on upper campus. Organizers decided to play soccer because it is a sport that is popular worldwide. Peace day is a global holiday that encourages people, communities, nations and governments to highlight efforts to end conflict and promote peace. Jason Gerstenkorn, president of the German Club, will address the Eau Claire City Council at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, to talk about how the campus recognizes peace. You can reach Gerstenkorn at gerstejr@uwec.edu.

Story/Photo Idea
More than 125 businesses, graduate schools and other organizations will participate in UW-Eau Claire's Career Conference, which will run from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, in Zorn Arena. The event offers students and alumni opportunities to discuss career plans, exchange resumes and make preliminary contacts with organizations. Employers can follow up with formal interviews. Underclassmen benefit through conversations about what potential employers offer, which may help them clarify career goals. Organizations also offer information about internship opportunities. For details, contact Debbie Peterson at 715-836-6018 or petersdk@uwec.edu.

Story/Photo Idea
Hispanic Heritage Month activities will continue this week at UW-Eau Claire.

  • The Mexican music ensemble Los Cenzontles — which means "The Mockingbirds" in the ancient Aztec language of Nahuatl — will perform an Artists Series concert at 7:30 p.m. today (Sept. 21) in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center. The ensemble will dig into Latino traditions to promote dignity, pride and cultural understanding.
  • A panel of Latino students will discuss "So Few of Us — The Lack of Latino College Students in Wisconsin" from 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, in the Alumni Room of Davies Center.

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