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Tip Sheet for the week of April 11, 2011

RELEASED: April 11, 2011

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UW-Eau Claire will host a Contest Pow-Wow Saturday, April 16, in the McPhee Physical Education Center on upper campus. Doors will open at 10 a.m., with grand entries at 12:30 and 6 p.m. This is the third year UW-Eau Claire will host the competition. In past years, 15-20 American Indian nations participated in the event, with performers coming from throughout North America. Organizers describe the event as "a social gathering and celebration of life." This year's master of ceremonies is Boye Ladd, a member of the Ho-Chunk and Zuni Nations who lives in Black River Falls. He uses dance and storytelling to teach people about the Native American culture. For details about the Pow-Wow, contact Odawa White, Office of Multicultural Affairs, at 715-836-5840 or whiteol@uwec.edu.

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People who have been affected by violence will meet this week to decorate T-shirts, which will be displayed on a clothesline on campus in an effort to bring attention to the problem of violence against women. "The Clothesline Project" provides a way for people affected by violence to express their emotions. Participants will decorate the shirts from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, in Sutherland Hall on upper campus; from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 14, in Putnam Hall on lower campus; and from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, April 18, on the Central Campus Mall. The shirts will be displayed Monday and Tuesday, April 18 and 19, on the Central Campus Mall. "The Clothesline Project" is part of the university's Sexual Assault Awareness Month activities. For details, contact Abby Vercauteren of the Women's and Gender Equity Center at 715-836-2693 or wage@uwec.edu; or Amanda Lieknes of the Center for Awareness of Sexual Assault at 715-836-HELP or casa@uwec.edu.

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Endurance athlete Katie Spotz, the youngest person to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean, will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 14, in Room 100 of Schneider Hall on lower campus. She will share stories about her 2,800 miles and 70 days alone at sea and speak about her campaign for safe drinking water. The event is free.

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The 37th annual Viennese Ball will take place Friday, April 15, and Saturday, April 16, in Davies Center on lower campus. Activities will begin at 6:30 p.m. each evening. Due to parking restrictions created by the construction of the new student union, the Chippewa Valley Airport Service will provide continuous shuttles from the Hibbard, Fine Arts Center and Water Street parking lots beginning at 6 p.m. The Viennese Ball is a formal event recalling the romance and elegance of 19th-century Vienna, Austria. Modeled on the historic New Year's Eve Kaiser Ball, the Viennese Ball showcases the University Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble I, and other student and faculty ensembles and regional musicians. In addition to dancing, guests shop for flowers, crystal or chocolates and enjoy Austrian and American cuisine. Proceeds from the event have provided more than $1 million in music scholarships and international study awards for deserving UW-Eau Claire students.

 

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