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SEPTEMBER 15 – OCTOBER 15
The Hispanic Heritage Month Committee and the Department of Multicultural Student Affairs are pleased to bring you National Hispanic Heritage Month. As part of the celebration we have planned a month-long calendar that promises to have something for everyone. Join the University of Miami community in recognizing and exploring Hispanic culture and achievements. Opening Ceremonies are on Monday, Sept. 16 at noon on the University Center patio. All events are free to the University of Miami community. Hope to see you there! For more information visit www.miami.edu/msa.

SEPTEMBER 19 – SEPTEMBER 23
Zab Sang Institute welcomes you to participate in a rare opportunity to benefit from the heart of wisdom. The senior teacher of the 17th Karmapa, a Tibetan Buddhist Senior Abbot, will be in Miami to discuss topics such as Bondage and Liberation, the Tathagata and Nirvana. Visit www.zabsang.org or call Laurie at 786-268-1548 for more information.
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund, a national scholarship-granting organization, will be launching the UM Scholar Chapter at the Lowe Art Museum from 4 to 6 p.m. The purpose of this event is to recognize outstanding Latino scholars and to encourage all Hispanic students at the University of Miami to participate in Scholar Chapter activities.

Witness the SAFE Paramedics Drinking and Driving Reenactment at 9 p.m., UC Ballroom A.

SEPTEMBER 20
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority car wash at Eaton Circle from 12 – 5 p.m. $5 for cars and $7 for trucks. Buy tickets in advance from any AKA member.

SEPTEMBER 21
Tickets are now on sale for this year’s Festival Miami presented by the School of Music. The 19th season, which begins on Saturday, Sept. 21, will feature 28 performances, all packed into five spectacular weeks. The Festival continues virtually non-stop through Saturday, Oct. 26. Call 305-284-4940 to purchase tickets or for additional information.

SEPTEMBER 22
Alcohol abuse, gambling, hazing, risk management, lack of leadership and failure to uphold stated values are all problems plaguing fraternities and sororities across the country. On Sept. 22 at 12:30 p.m., former president of the Association of Fraternity Advisors Rick Barnes will present “So, They Call This Leadership” at the Greek New Member Symposium. For more information contact Dean Singleton in building 21-E.

SEPTEMBER 23
PSI CHI, the National Honor Society for Psychology, will hold general meetings every other Monday in UC 245 at 6 p.m.

Pathways to Achieving Student Success (PASS) Week is your chance to broaden your horizons and win cool prizes in the process! A variety of innovative, fun and free workshops will be held for University of Miami Students during the week of Sept. 23 – 27. For more information about the workshops and prizes and to download your PASS to this exciting week, please visit www.miami.edu/passweek.

OCTOBER 1
Nomination forms are now out for Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society. Forms are due Oct. 1st by 5 p.m. in the Dean of Students office, 21-E. Call 305-970-2192 for more information.

OCTOBER 6
The Society of Bar and Gavel will host its 3rd annual RACE Judicata, a 5K run/walk around the UM campus to raise money for the CHARLEE Family Cares Homes Program. This program provides alternative housing to emotionally challenged children in the Miami-Dade community. For more information, visit the Dean of Students office at the Law School, room 212, or barandgavel@law.miami.edu. Come out and run or walk for a great cause!

OCTOBER 8
The UM Department of Theatre Arts announces Totally Tuesdays, four performances at the Ring Theatre exclusively for students that feature free admission and free intermission soft drink. The first play, The Laramie Project, starts at 8:00 p.m.; theatre doors will open at 7:30 p.m.

OCTOBER 26
The Department of Multicultural Student Affairs, in conjunction with the Princeton Review, invites you to take a FREE Practice Test and Support the UM United Way Campaign! Practice the MCAT, LSAT, GRE or GMAT. RSVP by calling 800.2Review or go to www.PrincetonReview.com.

Meningococcal Meningitis immunizations are available at the Student Health Center. Although vaccination is available to all students, freshman students who reside in dormitories and other on-campus housing are at increased risk for this rare but potentially serious infection. More information is available at www.miami.edu/student-health.

Elections for Student Government are just around the corner. Elections are Sept. 23- 25; mark your calendars and VOTE! To find out more, visit www.miami.edu/student-activities and click on Elections Commission.

Students who DO NOT wish to be listed in the new University of Miami’s Telephone and E-Mail Directories must notify the Registrar, in writing, on or before Friday, Sept. 27. Bring your letter to the Office of the Registrar, 121 Whitten University Center. Include in your letter, your full name, student number, information to be deleted from the directory (phone and/or address, e-mail or complete deletion including name), and be sure to sign it!

September 20, 2002

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