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Connections between baseball and life to be discussed during 'Let's Do Lunch!' presentation

RELEASED: March 17, 2010

postcard for Let's Do LunchEAU CLAIRE — Dr. Jack Bushnell, professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, will discuss how baseball can teach us about ourselves and life during a March 31 "Let's Do Lunch!" presentation hosted by the UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association.

Bushnell will present "Why Baseball Matters" from noon-1 p.m. at Sweetwaters Restaurant in Eau Claire. He will share his thoughts and read excerpts from his published baseball essays during the presentation.

Bushnell, chair of the English department at UW-Eau Claire, has won a number of awards for his children's books, "Circus of Wolves" (1994) and "Sky Dancer" (1997). His most recent book, "Farm Crossing," was published in 2005.

He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder and master's and doctoral degrees from Rutgers University. To discuss Bushnell's presentation or literary work, contact him at 715-836-2639 or bushnejp@uwec.edu.

The next "Let's Do Lunch" event, scheduled for April 28, will feature a presentation titled "From Glaciers to Dams: A Geomorphic History of the Lower Chippewa River" by Dr. Doug Faulkner, associate professor and chair of the UW-Eau Claire geography and anthropology department.

The speaker series is open to the public. The cost is $10 per session and includes the presentation, buffet, beverage, tax and tip. For more information or to reserve tickets, contact the Alumni Association at alumni@uwec.edu or 715-836-3266.

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