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Tip Sheet for the week of March 29, 2010

RELEASED: March 29, 2010

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U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl will speak at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, March 30, in Davies Theatre in Davies Center. Sen. Kohl is scheduled to arrive on campus shortly before his speech so he can talk with people one-on-one. His appearance is part of UW-Eau Claire's annual Senior Americans Day. The 22nd annual Senior Americans Day will run from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday in Davies Center. The theme this year is "2010: An Aging Well Odyssey." Keynote speaker Father Lawrence Dunklee will open the event with an address titled "Navigating Through the Obstacle Course of Life." He directs the Center for Spiritual Care and mission integration at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire. Senior Americans Day participants can visit exhibit halls and choose from more than 40 workshops on such topics as fitness, wine tasting, health issues, the outdoors, travel, scrapbooking and local history. Senior Americans Day is sponsored by UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education/UW-Extension in cooperation with Grace Lutheran Foundation, St. Francis Apartments, the Aging and Disability Center of Eau Claire County, Community Health Partnership Inc., Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources, Cremation Society of Wisconsin, Sacred Heart Hospital, Milestone and Our House Senior Living. The event is planned by community representatives committed to the interests of older adults. For additional program information, call 715-836-3636, visit the Continuing Education Web site (www.uwec.edu/ce/enrichment/seniors) or e-mail ce@uwec.edu.

Story Idea
Six nursing graduate students recently returned from Washington, D.C., where they spent a week providing nursing care to clients at several agencies that serve the homeless. As part of a cultural immersion trip, they conducted blood pressure screenings and provided health education on the dangers of high blood pressure and diabetes for homeless women at a shelter. They also volunteered at several other agencies that work with homeless people, including Unity Health Care for the Homeless, Martha's Table, Capital Area Food Bank, Thrive DC and Christ House. The students worked with ethnically diverse students from Shaw Junior High, a local public school. To read their blog and see photos of the trip, go to the UW-Eau Claire blog (http://uwecanddcblogspot.com).

Calendar Notes

  • UW-Eau Claire students and faculty are on spring break this week. Classes will resume Monday, April 5.
  • Administrative offices are open during regular business hours March 29-April 1.
  • UW-Eau Claire will be closed for a state-mandated furlough day Friday, April 2. All offices will be closed that day.

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