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Tip Sheet for Week of April 22

April 22, 2013

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The Eau Claire Planet Walk will officially open at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Farmers Market in Phoenix Park in downtown Eau Claire. The Planet Walk is a one-mile scale model of the solar system, connecting the Farmers Market to the Haas Fine Arts Center lawn on campus. Markers represent the locations of the planets and their moons. A tour will begin at 3 p.m. from the Farmers Market downtown. There will be a reception from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Haas Fine Arts Center. The reception will include food, astronomy talk and music. People can view planets beginning at 8:30 p.m. Saturday through telescopes at Phoenix Park (weather permitting).For details, contact Dr. Paul Thomas at 715-836-3615 or

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UW-Eau Claire's ECLIPSE AmeriCorps program will celebrate Global Youth Service Day Saturday, April 27, with volunteers working on projects from 9 a.m-1 p.m. in the Eau Claire community. The day encourages children and young adults to improve their communities through service. About 200 students will volunteer. For details, contact Joshua Swalheim at

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The Human Trafficking Abolitionists student group will host events to recognize Human Rights Week April 22-25.

  • Ethical consumer workshop: 4-5 p.m., Monday, April 22, Centennial Room, Davies Center. Participants will learn about their "slavery footprint" and resources for evaluating products and charities.
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security: 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 23, Old Library 1132. Homeland Security officers will discuss human trafficking busts and human rights.
  • 27 Minutes event: noon-2 p.m., Wednesday, April 24, Campus Mall. People will stand for 27 minutes holding signs in support of freedom.

For details, contact Kristine Rivall at or 763-218-8074.

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The College of Nursing and Health Sciences and the Fudan University School of Nursing in Shanghai have signed an agreement to pursue collaborations in nursing faculty and student exchanges for teaching and research. The agreement was signed during the trade mission to China led by Gov. Walker. Interim Chancellor Gilles Bousquet was on the trip. The agreement moves forward work done in November when Bousquet led a UW-Eau Claire delegation to China. For details, contact Dean Young at 715-836-5287 or

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Music from one of the largest jazz collections in the country will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 26, in Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center. Jazz Ensemble I, directed by Robert Baca, will perform arrangements from the collection UW-Eau Claire acquired from Edward "Pete" Petersen in July 2012. The collection contains nearly 1,000 charts and more than 1,000 recordings gathered by Petersen, a big-band leader from Texas. Jazz I will perform arrangements written for Petersen and his ensemble, The Collection Jazz Orchestra. Baca, a fan of Pete Petersen & The Collection Jazz Orchestra, will perform under the direction of Petersen when he conducts at Friday's concert. For details, contact Robert Baca at 715-836-4371 or

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The Trash Talk lecture series will feature "How to be Clean and Green" at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, in the Towers Hall South basement social room. Dr. Scott Hartsel, professor of chemistry, will discuss how cleaners affect us and our environment. He will teach students how to create nontoxic cleaners that cost less and have a lighter environmental impact.

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The annual Sustainability Fashion Show will be from 8-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, inRoom 210B, McPhee Center. Students will model costumes created by students made from recycled and repurposed materials. The show also will feature sculptures made by students of Jason Lanka, assistant professor of sculpture, with recyclable materials

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