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Israeli Hebrew course to be offered for spring

A new Hebrew course, Israeli Hebrew for Heritage Speakers, will be offered on Tuesdays from 3:05 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. in the spring semester. This course is designed to develop the Israeli communication skills of semi-native heritage speakers of Israeli, bilinguals and South-American Israeli-Spanish or Israeli-Portuguese bilinguals, who have received little formal education in the Israeli language This course will also strengthen their speaking, writing, reading and listening abilities through learning about Israeli style and idioms, contemporary slang, recent grammatical developments, literature, music, film, newspapers, politics, lexicology and other aspects of the language. The course emphasizes oral communication and is conducted in Israeli. For more information, contact Dr. Ghil’ad Zuckermann at 305-284-8561 or gz@miami.edu.

Course teaches about German exiles in WWII

Do you need a humanities credit? Need a writing credit? Consider taking GER 310, Voices from Abroad: German Exile Culture, 1933-1990. What happens when people are forced to leave their homeland for an unknown place – with an unfamiliar language, new traditions and none of the family and friends they once knew? Can they still call their birthplace home, even after its government or people demanded that they leave it for good? When Hitler took power in 1933, scores of authors, painters and filmmakers were among those forced out of Germany and Austria and into exile. Jews, Communists and others persecuted by the Nazis fled for their lives, scattering themselves around the globe. From Palestine to New York, Sao Paulo to Shanghai and Cuba to Auckland, these artists struggled to continue their work in often unfamiliar, alienating, lonely and impoverished circumstances. This course will examine the works and lives that bear witness to this struggle to survive. Course and texts are in English. For further information, contact Dr. Michele Ricci at mricci@miami.edu.

SART needs volunteers

The University of Miami needs volunteers to serve on the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART). Warm, empathic and mature faculty, staff and graduate students are needed as advocates for victims of sexual assault. The SART Program is organized under the direction of the Student Counseling Center. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer member of this important team, please call 305-284-5511 for more information.

Basketball season & Hurricane Force begin

Opening Night for the men’s basketball team is Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. as the Hurricanes host Lubbock Christian. They return to action on Sunday, Nov. 23, against Louisiana-Monroe at noon. Opening Night for the women’s basketball team is Dec. 2 at 5 p.m. against cross-town rival FIU. Beginning this season, all games will be played at the Convocation Center. For the first time ever, all UM students will have the opportunity to join the Hurricane Force, the new name for the Convocation Center student section and a program designed to reward students for attending Hurricane basketball games. As part of this program, all Hurricane Force members will receive an official Force t-shirt and reward card. Each time a member attends a home basketball game, he or she will receive a stamp on a reward card. When a Force members reach certain stamp levels they can receive retail discounts, food products, and merchandise and even become eligible for several grand prizes, including guaranteed tickets to the 2004-05 basketball season (the ‘Canes first season in the ACC), hotel stays and round-trip airline tickets. To sign up for the program, stop by the Hurricane Force Reward Center located outside the student section at the Convocation Center during any regular season Hurricane basketball game or call 305-284-2400 for more information.
ATTENTION UM STUDENTS: THE STUDENT TICKET POLICY HAS BEEN CHANGED BACK TO THE “FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE” POLICY FORMERLY USED WHEN THE ‘CANES PLAYED AT THE MIAMI ARENA!

Food donations sought for Stop, Drop & Run

Stop, Drop and Run is coming to a dorm near you. Going away for winter break and need to get rid of the food in your dorm room? Donation boxes will be set up in each residential college to donate unwanted foodstuff so that it can go to the needy of our community for the holidays. Help LINK feed the community!

New sorority sells Latin food to raise funds

The ladies of Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc. will be selling Latin food in efforts to raise money for their newly established chapter at UM. They will collect pre-orders Nov. 21 through 26. Each plate will cost $5 and include chicken, rice, plantains, salad and soft drinks. All food will be delivered by noon on Dec. 1. To place an order email wcp_UM@hotmail.com.

Gifts wanted for Holiday Hope Tree

The Butler Volunteer Services Center is celebrating all the Holidays by giving you a chance to buy a disadvantaged child a gift for the Holidays. Holiday Hope Tree information can be picked up at the University Center Information Desk.

November 21, 2003

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