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Tip Sheet for the week of April 5, 2010

RELEASED: April 5, 2010

Story Idea
Students in two communications and journalism classes have created a Web site to give the campus information about Tuesday's Eau Claire City Council elections. The site provides information on candidates, how elections will affect students and more. It's intended to encourage more students to vote in local elections. You can see the site at http://www.uwec.edu/webprojects/cj323/council/council.htm. For details, contact Dr. Mike Dorsher at 715-836-5729 or mdorsher@uwec.edu.

Story Idea
A group of girls will learn about outdoor activities this month during the first Chippewa River Adventure Camp for girls. Participants — girls ages 8-12 — will spend Saturday, April 17, at Round Hill site in Durand learning about and practicing kayaking, canoeing, fly fishing and archery. They also will participate in rifle range activities and a program on Native American tools. Thirty-two girls are registered but the camp can accommodate 60 girls so there is time to enroll. Libby Thurston from Continuing Education and Dan Langlois from the Environmental Adventure Center are available to talk about this unique opportunity for girls. They also can put reporters in touch with parents who have signed their girls up for the camp. You can reach Libby Thurston at 715-836-3365 and Dan Langlois at 715-836-3616.

Story Idea
A junior mathematics and business finance major will spend his summer doing research for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Mark Bauer, Spencer, will intern at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, N.M. He'll work with Homeland Security researchers on a project related to system modeling and analysis. Bauer was part of a research team that developed emergency evacuation plans for Luther Hospital in Eau Claire and Eau Claire County. For more information, contact Mark Bauer at bauermp@uwec.edu or 715-207-1172.

Story/Photo Idea
The Center for Awareness of Sexual Assault and the Women's and Gender Equity Center will offer "The Clothesline Project" at 6 p.m. Monday, April 5, in the basement of Sutherland Hall. Women affected by violence express their emotions by decorating a shirt. Participants hang the shirt on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of sexual and domestic violence against women. The shirts will be displayed at the annual "Take Back the Night" rally April 20 in Owen Park. For details, contact Abby Vercauteren at vercaual@uwec.edu; or Amanda Leiknes at casa@uwec.edu.

Story/Photo Idea
The annual Viennese Ball will run from 6:30-11 p.m. Friday, April 9, and Saturday, April 10, in Davies Center.

Visiting Artist
The award-winning Brazilian guitarist Guilherme Vincens will present a classical guitar recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 5, in Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center. He also will give a lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, in Phillips Recital Hall. The events are open to the public.

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