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Tip Sheet for week of Jan. 28

January 28, 2013

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The Concert Choir, directed by Dr. Gary Schwartzhoff, will perform as the featured choir at the National Presidents Day Choral Festival at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The performance will honor the life and service of President John F. Kennedy. Schwartzhoff, professor of music, will serve as artistic director for the festival and will conduct a mass choir involving more than 300 musicians from five states. The concert will feature the world-premiere performance of "Let The Word Go Forth," a composition by former UW-Eau Claire music faculty member Dr. Ethan Wickman, and "Eternal Father Strong to Save" by John B. Dykes and Dan Forrest, which was commissioned by The Master Singers of Eau Claire. The Concert Choir also will perform at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at St. Matthew's Cathedral, the site of President Kennedy's funeral mass. For details, contact Dr. Gary Schwartzhoff at 715-836-4056 or

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UW-Eau Claire has been named a top performer in Military Advanced Education's 2013 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities. The guide gives military veterans information about universities with military-friendly policies in support of returning servicemen and women. Inclusion in the guide is UW-Eau Claire's third recognition since fall 2012 for its support of military veterans. In fall 2012,UW-Eau Claire was named a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine, and it was named to the Military Times "Best for Vets: Colleges 2013" list. For details, contact Jacqueline Bonneville, assistant dean of students, 715-836-2003 or Miranda Cross-Schindler, military education benefits coordinator, 715-836-5212 or crossmk@uwec.eduor Bonnie Isaacson, nontraditional student adviser, 715-836-3259 or

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The Artists Series will present "The Kite Runner" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, in Schofield Auditorium. From the first novel about contemporary Afghanistan to be written in English, this adaptation of Khaled Hosseini's book, "The Kite Runner," portrays the relationship of two boys, a privileged Pashtun and a Hazara servant. The American Place Theatre brings the book to life. Using original Afghani music, this one-person performance takes audiences on a journey of friendship and betrayal in a society of severe class division against a backdrop of 1970s Afghanistan. Pre-show and post-show discussions will explore various themes including redemption and class systems.

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UW-Eau Claire's Black History Month events will begin this week with a Black History Month Reception from 3-5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, in the Dakota Ballroom of Davies Center. The events will continue throughout February and into March. This year's reception will focus on Black modern artists such as the late Jean-Michel Basquiat. For details about Black History Month events, contact Demetrius Evans, Black Student Alliance president, at

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