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Tip Sheet for the week of April 26, 2010

RELEASED: April 26, 2010

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More than 265 students will display their faculty-mentored student research, scholarly and creative projects at Student Research Day Monday-Wednesday, April 26-28. Projects will be displayed from noon-6 p.m. Monday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m.-noon Wednesday in Zorn Arena. Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich will give a welcome at 4:15 p.m. Monday in the Tamarack Room, Davies Center. For details, contact Dr. Karen Havholm at orsp@uwec.edu or 715-836-3405.

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The International Poetry Reading will showcase the beauty of languages from around the world from 7-9 p.m. Monday, April 26, in the Council Fire Room, Davies Center. Thirty-nine readers will recite poems in 32 ancient and modern languages. Twenty-two students, 13 faculty and staff, and six community members will read. The event is part of English Festival, a celebration of reading, writing and the arts that runs April 26-30. English Festival is one of the largest student-run language arts festivals in the nation, featuring authors, faculty lectures, student panels and presentations. For details about the poetry reading, contact Dr. Audrey Fessler at fessleaa@uwec.edu or 715-836-3016, or Dr. Jeff Vahlbusch at vahlbujb@uwec.edu or 715-836-4490. For details about the festival, contact Kristin Frosch at froschkl@uwec.edu or 612-716-8427, or Anna Konsor at keelinae@uwec.edu.

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A student organization dedicated to promoting healthy, active lifestyles among youth will host three after-school activity days at local elementary schools. The Blugold Active Living & Learning students want to help kids make it a habit to get more physical activity every day. The school events will include information about healthy lifestyle choices and stations focused on physical activity. The first event will run from 3:50-5 p.m. Monday, April 26, at Manz. Events also are planned for May 4 at Putnam Heights and May 7 at Northwoods. For details, contact Joe Soldner at 608-385-0393 or soldnejj@uwec.edu.

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The Alpha Xi Delta sorority will host a Teeter-Totter-A-Thon this week. Members of the sorority will teeter-totter from noon Wednesday, April 28, until noon Thursday, April 29, on the Central Campus Mall. Proceeds from the event will go to the Autism Speaks organization. For details, contact Haley Salaway at salawahm@uwec.edu.

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Dr. Douglas Faulkner, associate professor of geography, will discuss the landscape of the lower Chippewa River valley and research that pieces together the natural history of the river at a Wednesday, April 28, luncheon. The presentation, "Glaciers to Dams: A History of the Lower Chippewa River," will run from noon-1 p.m. at Sweetwaters Restaurant. For details, contact Dr. Faulkner at 715-836-5166 or faulkndj@uwec.edu.

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Recreation & Sport Facilities will host the RocknRolla Climbing Competition Saturday, May 1. It will run from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the indoor climbing wall in Room 210A of McPhee Center. Climbers will include people from campus and the community. For details, contact Dan Marshall at 715-836-2845 or marshadt@uwec.edu.

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The campus chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists will host a First Amendment Free Food Festival at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 28, on the Campus Mall. The event aims to raise awareness of First Amendment rights by offering students and community members a free lunch if they sign away their rights to freedom of speech, religion, press, assembly and petition. People can visit the "Dictatorial Republic of Freelandia." To enter, they must agree to give up their rights in exchange for a free meal. Volunteers will play a variety of roles, from police to dictators making rules for those within Freelandia. For details, contact Jenny You at youju@uwec.edu or 651-983-7801.

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Students, residents of the Third Ward and Randall Park neighborhoods, city officials and community members will take the "Neighborhood and Bar Walk" from 9 p.m. Friday, April 30, to 2 a.m., Saturday, May 1, to observe behaviors of students and others in bars and neighborhoods. The group will meet in Room 105 of the Haas Fine Arts Center at 9 p.m. They'll be briefed on crime reports by the Eau Claire Police Department and hear about current prevention efforts. They will visit homes of residents and students, observe activity in neighborhoods and bars, and ride the Right Way Shuttle. The group will meet again at 1:30 a.m. for a post-walk discussion. For details, contact Jennifer Lee, director of Center for Alcohol Studies and Education, at leejs@uwec.edu or 715-836-5111.

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