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Oct. 27, 2014



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National expert to discuss self-injury among youth

Using data from her own research and prior clinical experiences, Dr. Jennifer Muehlenkamp, a licensed clinical psychologist and associate professor of psychology, will provide an overview on the topic of non-suicidal self-injury in youth. The presentation, “The Truth About Self-Injury Among Youth,” will begin at noon, Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Fanny Hill Restaurant in Eau Claire. The talk will focus on information and case examples describing features of this behavior, why youth engage in the behavior, connections to suicide and how to help those who are self-injuring. Dr. Muehlenkamp is among the leading national experts in the field of self-injury research, having published more than 80 papers and book chapters on the topic. She also has co-authored two books — one focusing on evidenced based treatment of non-suicidal self-injury — and another on the intersection between self-injury and eating disorders. She frequently leads professional development workshops, and her research has been honored with two awards from the American Association of Suicidology. She received the 2014 UW-Eau Claire Excellence in Scholarship Award. For more information about the presentation or her research, contact Dr. Jennifer Muehlenkamp at muehlejj@uwec.edu or 715-836-4642.

Annual International Folk Fair set for Nov. 2

The annual International Folk Fair will run from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, in Davies Center. For the first time in its 30-plus year history, the International Folk Fair will feature a theme — this year's theme is Fabrics of the World. The theme will highlight different patterns, textures and colors of the world. Fair participants will integrate them into cultural representations. The folk fair aims to celebrate the various cultures in Eau Claire. More than 40 student and community organizations will participate in the event. Guests will sample cultural delicacies, learn about different cultures and enjoy live entertainment.

Campus Harvest Open House set for Monday

Campus Harvest food pantry will host an Open House from 2-4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27. The food pantry, located in Room 4 on the lower level of Schofield Hall, is open to UW-Eau Claire students with food insecurity. The on-campus pantry opened earlier this fall.

Institute for Health Sciences coordinates health science, pre-professional programs

A professional with decades of experience in health care and related fields is leading an effort to strengthen the pre-professional and professional health science programs on UW-Eau Claire’s campus. As the faculty chair of the Institute for Health Sciences, Dr. Mel L. Kantor is providing leadership and vision for the institute, a new initiative to advance the health sciences at the university. The Institute for Health Sciences brings together professional health science students and pre-professional students across all four colleges. For more information, contact Dr. Mel Kantor at kantorml@uwec.edu.

Residence halls to host Halloween events for area youth

Residence halls will host Halloween activities Friday for area children in celebration of the holiday. Towers, Chancellors, Oak Ridge, Bridgman, Murray, Sutherland and Governors residence halls will be open for door-to-door trick-or-treating from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31. Students offering candy will have a special door decoration to indicate that trick-or-treaters are welcome. Sutherland Hall will offer a family-friendly haunted house from 5:30-6:45 p.m. Friday. Lobby-only trick-or-treating will be offered in Katharine Thomas Hall on lower campus.


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