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Tip Sheet for week of Feb. 11

February 11, 2013

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Joanne Bland, co-founder and former director of the National Voting Rights Museum and Institute in Selma, Ala., will give presentations on campus and in the community Monday, and Tuesday, Feb. 11-12. Bland is a UW-Eau Claire visiting minority scholar. On Monday (TODAY), she will speak at noon and 1 p.m. in Schofield Auditorium, and at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Woodland Theater of Davies Center. On Tuesday, Feb. 12, she will speak at 8:30 a.m. at Memorial High School. During this visit, which is her second to Eau Claire, Bland will share her experiences in the civil rights movement as well as her insights into how people can create change in their own communities, campuses, and work and home environments. Senior Karen Hansen, Amery, met Bland during a UW-Eau Claire Civil Rights Pilgrimage and helped to coordinate this visit. Bland has witnessed and participated in some of the nation's most consequential civil rights battles, including the marches on "Bloody Sunday" and "Turnaround Tuesday." Only 11 years old at the time, she was the youngest person jailed as a result of the demonstrations. For details about Joanne Bland's visit, contact Jodi Thesing-Ritter at thesinjm@uwec.edu or 715-836-2325.

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Madeleine Green, a senior fellow at the International Association of Universities, will be on campus this week to lead discussions about internationalization and global engagement at UW-Eau Claire. Students, faculty and staff will participate in a Campus Forum on Internationalization and Global Engagement from 3-6 p.m. TODAY (Monday, Feb. 11) in the Dakota Room of Davies Center. Green will share how universities are engaging students, faculty and staff in global learning and will lead participants in developing a vision for UW-Eau Claire's international efforts.

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UW-Eau Claire was named one of The Princeton Review's top 150 "Best Value Colleges for 2013" in the United States. The Princeton Review's list includes 75 public and 75 private institutions. UW-Eau Claire and UW-Madison are the only public colleges or universities from Wisconsin on the list. The best-value-colleges list appears in The Princeton Review's new book, "The Best Value Colleges: 2013 Edition," as well as on the company's website and on the USA Today newspaper website. When creating its "Best Value" list, The Princeton Review looked at academics, costs and financial aid — using data from each institution for its 2011-12 academic year — for more than 650 higher education institutions in the United States. Student surveys also provided input for the academic ratings. The Princeton Review has included UW-Eau Claire in a variety of rankings in recent years, including the 2013 list of "Best Midwestern Colleges" and the 2012 edition of "The Princeton Review's Guide to 322 Green Colleges," released in August 2012.

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The 31st Annual Math Meet will bring high school students to campus Saturday, Feb. 16. The event will take place in Hibbard Hall and Davies Center. Thirty-six teams will compete representing Aquinas, Black River Falls, Chippewa Falls, Durand, Ellsworth, Lake Holcombe, McDonell, Memorial, Mondovi, North, Owen-Withee, Regis, Stanley-Boyd, Viroqua and West Salem high schools. For details, contact Dr. Chris Ahrendt, assistant professor of mathematics, at 715-836-3173 or ahrendcr@uwec.edu.

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