Miami activists will be towing a giant statue of President Bush, with his presidential pants “flaming,” through campus at noon today on Stanford Circle, in protest against what they believe to be the president’s lies about important issues.

Canes Night Live is going back in time to an era when everyone wanted to be a Goonie, L.A. Gear was in style, and everyone listened to M.C. Hammer. That’s right – we’re going back to the 1980s. Join us from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the UC lower lounge for free food, entertainment and cool prizes. Activities include karaoke, tune-in game show, virtual imaging and Frisbee spin-art. There will be FREE food from Popeye’s. If you ever watched Fraggle Rock, had several slap bracelets, listened to New Kids on the Block or played with a Skip-It, then you can’t miss this Canes Night Live.

Come down to the Rathskeller at 7 p.m. for a good laugh as the Rathskeller Advisory Board brings you Belly Bust 2004, hosted by Prescott and Leon Rogers as headliner.

The last day to get your organization photographed for the Ibis yearbook will be tonight from 6:45 to 11 p.m. in Mahoney/Pearson Room 103. To confirm a date and time for your organization to have its picture taken, e-mail the Ibis at or contact Tiffany at 305-284-6385 to schedule a photo time.

Black Awareness Month 2004 is holding opening ceremonies on the UC Patio at noon. Expect FREE food, entertainment, knowledge and more.

The Academic Development Center host Brown Bag Workshops, on “Psychological Tips for Academic Success” at UC 241 at 12:30 p.m. Reservations are required no later that 24 hours in advance. For more information, or to make a reservation, call 305-284-4790.

The Public Relations Student Society of America is holding their first general meeting in Eaton R.C. classroom 148 at 6:30 p.m. New members are welcome, as are all majors. This short, introductory meeting will explain the benefits of being a member of PRSSA and discuss the agenda for the semester.

Commuter Student Affairs presents the Commuter Student Luncheon with President Shalala from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the Rathskeller. Sign up before Tuesday, February 3 in the office of Orientation and Commuter Affairs in the UC room 236. Space is limited to 20 participants and food is FREE.

The Academic Development Center host Brown Bag Workshops, on “Psychological Tips for Academic Success” at UC 241 at 12 p.m. Reservations are required no later that 24 hours in advance. For more information, or to make a reservation, call 305-284-4790.

The University of Miami will sponsor events for the 21st Annual Miami International Film Festival including film industry panels, roundtable discussions, and educational seminars, as well as screening 16 of the acclaimed festival’s 63 films from 34 countries, on its Coral Gables campus. Fanning out across the city, screenings will take place in five locations: Gusman Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Miami, Regal South Beach Cinema 18 on Lincoln Road, Tower Theater in Little Havana, Sunrise Intracoastal Cinema in North Miami Beach, and the Bill Cosford Cinema on UM’s Coral Gables campus. Tickets to films are $7 students, $9 members, $10 seniors, $11 general public, will be available to purchase by phone: 1-877-888-MIFF (6433) or through the Festival website at

Quantum Entertainment is holding auditions for their production of “West Side Story” in the UC Ballrooms (2nd Floor) between 5 and 8 p.m. To audition, prepare a one-minute serio-comic monologue and 16 bars from a musical that best shows off your voice. Walk-ins are welcome during any of the hours listed, or reserve an audition appointment by sending an e-mail to or call 305-284-4606. Appointments are six minutes in length. Dance auditions are held at 9 p.m. each night.

The Psychology department will be showing the film Losing Isaiah in the Flipsey Building at 6 p.m. as part of a film series where professors discuss their research and compare it to how Hollywood portrays psychological disorders. Dinner is FREE.

January 30, 2004


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