News Briefs

Kosher for Passover lunches and dinners will be available at the Hillel Jewish Student Center from today through Thursday, April 4. Lunches are served from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and cost $7 for students and $11 for others. Dinners are served from 5 – 7 p.m. and are $9 for students and $13 for others. You can pay by check or credit card, and meals must be ordered and paid for in advance. For more information call the Greater Miami Hillel at 305-665-6948.

Miami’s Jewish college students ages 18-26 once again have the opportunity to visit Israel for free, courtesy of Birthright Israel and Hillel, the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life. But instead of the traditional trip during the winter break, students will now have the chance to explore Israel during summer vacation.
Hillel has worked with Israel’s foremost outdoor educators to create the Outdoor Adventure Challenge, an exciting program across the country’s beautiful terrain. Bus groups will compete in a series of challenges, similar to those on reality-based television shows such as “Road Rules.” Additional specialty trips include Dig Through the Ages, Israel Eco Encounter, Inward Bound.
Applications are already online at Apply now!

The Public Safety Department is holding a Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) course. This 12-hour self-defense course offers basic education from risk reduction and avoidance to basic physical defense techniques designed for women of all ages. The course is from 6:30-9:30 p.m., April 1, 8, 15, 22 at the Wellness Center. For more information or to register, call 954-699-7587.

At the request of President Donna Shalala, the Department of Commuter Student Affairs is conducting a survey of commuter students. The web-based survey will only take a few minutes to complete and your input will assist us in making improvements to the services and programs we currently provide. By filling out the survey, you will also be entered into a drawing for a $200 gift certificate to the Follett Bookstore. You must fill out the survey by Friday, April 12 to be entered into the drawing. Our current administration clearly cares about your issues and concerns, so please take the time to fill out this survey. Just click on the following link: .

The UM bookstore is holding a 25% off sale until Saturday, March 30 on all t-shirts, tank tops, shorts and National Championship merchandise.

School of Architecture students will display dozens of drawings and models inspired by the Renaissance figure Michelangelo through April 18 at the School of Architecture Gallery. The School of Architecture Gallery is free and open to the public 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Jamaican Awareness Week & Religious Diversity Week

Housing for Apartments continue.

Happy Hour at the RAT 4:30p.m.-1p.m., DJ

THE SOURCE Fashion Nation Tour/ Spring Concert, UC Patio.

OJU Fashion Explosion in the UC-I Lounge from 7-9p.m.

The 2002 Student Organization Achievement & Recognition Awards Ceremony will be held April 25th, 2002 at the Faculty Club. Deadline for nominations is today.

Islam and America: A discussion led by Dr. Muqtedar Khan, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Director of International Studies, Adrian College in Michigan, in Flamingo Ballroom A from 2:30p.m.

“Good” Friday: “Carrying of the Cross” at Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship-UC Patio at 11:15a.m.; “Good Friday Liturgy” at Episcopal Center at 12p.m. & 7p.m.; “Stations of the Cross” at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church at 12p.m. and “Celebration of the Passion and Death of the Lord” at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church at 3p.m. & 7p.m.

COISO is having a party at Los Ranchos of Cocowalk tonight at 10p.m.

Sat March 30
“Great Vigil of Easter” at Episcopal Chapel at 7:30p.m. and St. Augustine’s Catholic Church at 8p.m.

Sun March 31
“Easter” Sunday: “Easter Morning service” at Episcopal Center at 10a.m.; “Easter Sunday Mass” at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church at 6:30a.m., 8a.m., 10a.m., 12a.m. & 1:30p.m. “Fellowship Supper” at Wesley Foundation at 5p.m. and “Easter Pageant” at Wesley Foundation at 6p.m.

National STD Awareness Month

Mon April 1
Sign-up for Suite housing

Sigma Alpha Mu Penny Wars in the Breezeway from 11a.m.-3p.m. Monday to Friday.

Tues April 2
CAC Film, “Royal Tenenbaums”

The Oscar award winning movie “Into The Arms of Strangers: stories of the kinder transport” will play in Pearson classroom # 101 from 7:30p.m.. Its about how Britain rescued 10,00 children from the Holocaust. For more information call Jamie Kaminetsky at 305-665-6948.

Wed April 3
Craig Karges, Physic/Mentalist, 8p.m. Patio

Open mic at the RAT, 7-9p.m.

Sigma Alpha Mu: Our Bounce 4 Beats Sorority Basketball Tournament will be held today at the Wellness Center. Tip Off is at 9:30.

Fri April 5
Fri Groove (TBA)

Happy Hour at the RAT, 4:30p.m.-8p.m., DJ

Opening ceremonies mark the beginning of International Week at 12p.m. and include a preview of events. This annual, week-long event provides international students with an opportunity to share their culture with the University of Miami community through international cuisine, dances and other performances, and information on other countries and cultures. International Week culminates with a banquet and awards ceremony. Opening ceremonies are open to the University of Miami community. and are sponsored by the Council of International Students and Organizations (COISO). For more information please contact COISO at or at (305) 284-3548.

Holocaust remembrance week Shabbath, join us tonight for a special Shabbat service at Hillel beginning at 6:00 p.m.

The brotherhood of Sigma Alpha Mu are holding a week long competition to raise money for their philanthropy, “Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation.” Opening ceremony is today 12p.m. at the Rock with special guest speaker President Shalala who will cut the Red Ribbon.

Sun April 7
A trip to the holocaust memorial on Miami Beach today. Carpooling leaves Hillel at 5p.m.