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Tip Sheet for the week of Jan. 18, 2010

RELEASED: Jan. 18, 2010

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UW-Eau Claire AmeriCorps members will mobilize more than 50 campus and community volunteers Monday, Jan. 18, to perform community service as part of a national service effort funded by The Campus Kitchens Project. Events will include a lunch presentation at 12:30 p.m. at The Community Table (320 Putnam St.). Service activities will follow at the Bolton Refuge House, The Community Table, Boys and Girls Club, L.E. Phillips Senior Center and The Campus Kitchen Project. Volunteer efforts will continue with a semester-long program of service, culminating on Global Youth Service Day in April. The projects will be funded through a grant from The Campus Kitchens Project, which connects college students with dining services staff to volunteer, develop and lead programs that provide hunger-relief in their communities. For details, e-mail mlkdayeauclaire@gmail.com or call 715-836-3988.

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A sunset ceremony in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. will begin at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18, at the Ecumenical Religious Center on lower campus. King's "I have a Dream" speech will be read by members of the Black Student Association and community students. Music will be provided by University Lutheran Church, St. James the Greater Catholic Church, the Black Student Association and students from UW-Eau Claire's music and theatre arts department. For more information or to arrange for photos or interviews, contact Dr. Selika Ducksworth-Lawton at 715-828-2019.

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Twenty-eight education students will return Monday, Jan. 18, from Prince George's County, Md., and the Washington, D.C., area where they are working as student interns in local schools. They were paired with elementary and secondary teachers to observe and assist in classrooms. They're also visiting cultural sites to learn how historical, cultural and economic factors impact issues of identity, equity and access in educational and community settings. Drs. Jill Pinkney Pastrana and Dwight C. Watson are accompanying the students on the trip. For details, e-mail Dr. Pastrana at pastrajp@uwec.edu or Dr. Watson at watsondc@uwec.edu. Fifty people also will return Monday from visiting sites of historic importance to the U.S. civil rights movement as part of the Winterim Civil Rights Pilgrimage. For details, e-mail Jodi Thesing-Ritter thesinjm@uwec.edu or see http://www.uwec.edu/News/index.htm.

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Cabaret XXXII, "Cinema," a musical revue showcasing songs from movies from the 1960s to the present, will begin this week. This week's performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21-23 and at 2 p.m. Jan. 23 in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center. More performances are slated for Jan. 28-30. The popular annual musical features performers from Concert Choir, jazz ensembles, The Singing Statesmen, University Symphony Orchestra and Women's Concert Chorale. For details, contact Dr. Gary Schwartzhoff at 715-836-4056 or schwargr@uwec.edu.

Calendar Notes

  • UW-Eau Claire will be closed Monday, Jan. 18, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
  • The last day of the 2010 Winterim session classes is Friday, Jan. 22. Spring classes will begin Monday, Jan. 25.

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