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Tip Sheet for the week of March 14, 2011

RELEASED: March 14, 2011

Story Idea
Dr. Justin Patchin, an associate professor of criminal justice and an internationally known expert on cyberbullying, was one of four researchers from throughout the country to present at last week's White House anti-bullying conference. Patchin shared his expertise on the causes of and solutions for bullying during the White House Conference on Bullying Prevention. President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama attended the conference, which brought together communities that have been affected by bullying and those who are taking action to address it. Students, parents and teachers were among those attending. Patchin co-wrote a paper for the White House before the conference. Prior to the White House event, Patchin was in the United Arab Emirates speaking at two American schools about cyberbullying and online responsibility. At the American International School of Muscat and the American School of Dubai he met with staff, students, parents and others over the course of four days. Patchin is presenting his research in Green Bay today (Monday, March 14) but will be on campus the rest of the week. He is available to talk with the media about his cyberbullying research and his recent national and international presentations. Dr. Justin Patchin can be reached at patchinj@uwec.edu. The Cyberbullying Research Center, which Patchin helped create and helps maintain, can be found online at www.cyberbullying.us.

Story Idea
Trix Bruce will present her one-person show, "The Hearing World Around Me," at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 14, in Schofield Auditorium. During the Artists Series event, Bruce will tell the story of her life without uttering a word. She is a storyteller, a poet, an actress and a one-deaf-woman show. Using American Sign Language, she presents tales about her life as a deaf person among the hearing. Born in Seattle, Wash., Bruce has been profoundly deaf since the age of six months. She is a popular teacher of ASL storytelling and interpretation, and has been a performing artist since she won the role of Helen Keller in high school. During her visit Bruce will present two ASL workshops Tuesday, March 15. The Artists Series' "Cookies for a Cause" initiative will raise money during the performance to benefit the deaf and hard of hearing program of the Eau Claire Area School District. For details about Trix Bruce's performance and workshops, contact the Activities and Programs Office at 715-836-4833.

Story Idea
The department of foreign languages will host a series of foreign language classes for elementary school students. The free language classes will be held on campus and taught by UW-Eau Claire students enrolled in the "Teaching Foreign Languages in Grades 1-9" course. Classes offered will include beginning French, beginning Spanish and continuing Spanish. For details, contact Dr. Paul Hoff at hoffpj@uwec.edu or 715-836-4287.

Photo Idea
The Viennese Ball gown sale will be held from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, March 15 and 16, in the Ho-Chunk and Oneida rooms of Davies Center. The sale will feature a selection of popular gown styles valued at $150 to $400 but priced from $59 to $99. The 37th annual Viennese Ball will be held April 15-16 in Davies Center.

Calendar Notes

  • UW-Eau Claire students will be on spring break March 21-25.

  • UW-Eau Claire will be closed Friday, March 25, for a state-mandated furlough day.

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