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Tip Sheet for the week of Sept. 26, 2011

RELEASED: Sept. 26, 2011

Story/Photo Idea
More than 100 organizations will participate in UW-Eau Claire's 54th annual Career Conference, which will run from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, in Zorn Arena. The event offers students and alumni opportunities to discuss career plans, exchange resumes and make contacts with businesses and other organizations. A preconference event — from 7-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the Holiday Inn in Eau Claire — will allow students, alumni and faculty to network with representatives from the organizations. For details, visit the Career Conference website or contact Debbie Peterson at715-836-6018 or petersdk@uwec.edu.

Story Idea
An Eau Claire native received a prestigious scholarship for her work toward earning a degree to teach science, technology, engineering or mathematics. Emma Voegeli, a senior chemistry and mathematics major, received the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association Scholarship for Teaching Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The STEM award includes a $5,000 scholarship and a $1,000 grant that will be given every year during Voegeli's first three years of teaching. Grant money can go toward classroom supplies, subject-related field trips or extracurricular activities. Voegeli plans to graduate from UW-Eau Claire in May 2012. You can reach Voegeli at voegela@uwec.edu.

Visiting Expert
Dr. Debra Rowe, a pioneering voice in sustainability education and initiatives for more than 30 years, will give a presentation titled "Creating a Sustainable Future: Education, Actions and Resources for All." The Forum presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center. Rowe is president of the U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development, an organization that brings together communities and members of the business, education, government and faith sectors to initiate sustainability projects. Rowe also will be featured at a free discussion at noon Monday, Sept. 26, in the Presidents Room of Davies Center. The noon discussion will focus on effective strategies to address personal and organizational challenges faced by those trying to create healthier ecosystems, social systems and economies on campus and in the broader society.

Story Idea
Several Hispanic Heritage Month events are planned on campus this week:

  • Latino students will discuss the DREAM Act (the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act) from 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, in the Presidents Room of Davies Center.

  • "Oxlajuj Bátz´ — Thirteen Threads: A presentation by Mayan Textile Artists" will run from 1-1:50 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, in Room 105 of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The artists will talk about their lives in Guatemala, and their weaving and rug hooking. Thirteen Threads is a nonprofit that helps educate and empower Mayan women artists. The artists' rugs provide a source of income.

  • "Bolivian Market Women," a photo display by Dr. Jill Smith of the geography and anthropology faculty, will be on exhibit through Oct. 31 in the McIntyre Library entrance. The display is a visual anthropological presentation of the daily experience and environment of working women in the public markets of Bolivia.

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