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Tip Sheet for the week of Feb. 8, 2010

RELEASED: Feb. 8, 2010

Story Idea
A panel discussion titled "Preventing Police Minority Problems" will run from noon-1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, in the Presidents Room of Davies Center. Panelists will be David Sprick, chief of University Police; UW-Eau Claire students Kiri Cooney and Joe Webb; a representative from the Wisconsin State Public Defenders Office; and a representative from the City of Eau Claire Police Department. The session will provide students and law enforcement representatives with an opportunity to talk with each other about law enforcement issues that relate to race, such as racial profiling initiatives. The officers will discuss goals of policing, why certain tactics are used, training and threats to student safety on and off campus. A representative from the state Public Defender's Office will discuss the seriousness and impact of common charges, rights and responsibilities, and behaviors students see as legal that are actually illegal. The students will discuss student concerns and positive tactics to improve relations. The discussion is part of Black History Month.

Story Idea
Accounting students are providing free income tax assistance through April 15 to taxpayers who cannot afford to pay for professional help. The assistance is provided through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, a special program of the Internal Revenue Service and the Wisconsin Department of Revenue. Students help fill out basic tax forms and related schedules. For details, call 715-833-7257.

Story/Photo Idea
Students can explore internship opportunities and get employment tips during Internship Mania 2010 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center. Organizations, businesses and agencies from the Chippewa Valley and other parts of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois and Iowa will attend. Recruiters will field questions about their companies, accept resumes for internship opportunities and share information about their industries. A list of participating employers is available online. A breakfast social will precede the event from 8-10 a.m. in the Alumni Room of Davies Center. For details, contact Jesica Witte at 715-836-4730 or wittejm@uwec.edu.

Story Idea
Each spring college campuses across the country compete to reduce, reuse and recycle the most campus waste. Over a 10-week period, from Jan. 17-Mar. 27, UW-Eau Claire and other campuses will promote waste prevention. At UW-Eau Claire the effort is led by students from the Student National Environmental Health Association and the campus Conservationists. The students are posting information on waste and recycling bins around campus, promoting residence hall competitions and partnering with local waste hauler Veolia Environmental Services to measure their progress. Launched in 2001, RecycleMania began as a challenge between Ohio University and Miami University to increase recycling on their campuses during college basketball season. The contest has expanded to include 607 colleges and universities and has gained recognition as a barometer of collegiate sustainability efforts. In 2007, UW-Eau Claire took fourth in the nation for greatest waste minimization. For details, visit the RecycleMania Web site, or contact Katrina Smith at smithk@uwec.edu or 715-410-6417.

Visiting Expert
Seth Shostak, senior astronomer at the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, in Schofield Auditorium. The Forum presentation is titled "When Will We Find the Aliens?"
Shostak participates in the scientific search for intelligent life in the cosmos at the privately run SETI Institute in California, the research organization that runs the world's most sensitive search for extraterrestrial intelligence. The research seeks evidence of life in the universe by looking for some signature of its technology.

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