Campus Calendar and News Briefs Briefs

Applications are due for Alternative Spring Break. Help with issues such as HIV/AIDS, animal rights, domestic violence and youth issues. For more information call 284-GIVE .

OJU will be selling Jamaican patties from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on the UC Breezeway

Happy Hour at the Rathskeller is from 4:30 – 9 p.m.

Today there is a Rally against U.S. War in Iraq for the Day of the National March of Protest in D.C., San Francisco, and other cities around the U.S. The rally is from 2 – 5 p.m. at the Torch of Friendship in Downtown Miami, Biscayne Boulevard and NE 3rd Street. Speakers will include clergy, community leaders and activists opposed to the U.S. War in Iraq. The rally is sponsored by the Concerned People Opposed to War in Iraq and the Miami Coalition Against the War. For e-flyers or info, email or call 305-544-0303.

The Department of Multicultural Student Affairs will offer a free practice test for the MCAT, LSAT, GRE or GMAT. RSVP by calling 800-2Review.

Warm Water is showing at the Cosford Cinema at 5:30 p.m. Japan’s everyman Koji Yakusho stars as Yosuke, a recently laid-off businessman whose personal life is in shambles. Following the advice of a homeless wanderer, he heads to a small fishing town in search of a Golden Buddha Statue but instead finds romance with a mysterious kleptomaniac whose orgasmic “water” has the power to make flowers bloom out of season and to draw fish out of the sea.

QuantUM Entertainment will present the Rocky Horror Show at the Hillel Center. Call 786-262-3779 or visit for ticket information.

Come cook and share with Miami Food Not Bombs today at the Fischl’s Apartment in Pearson Residential College.

Sign-ups will take place this week for the UM Idol competition. Anyone interested in participating must fill out and return a registration form to ‘Cane Records before they will be permitted to sign up for an audition time slot. Time slots will come on a first come, first served basis. You will be asked to show your UM ‘Cane card. Sign up in the UC Breezeway from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., today through Nov. 1.

Today begins Guns ‘N Violence Awareness Week, sponsored by LINK. For more information call 284-GIVE.

Looking for adventure, international work, travel and a challenge? Come learn about the Peace Corps, in an information session and video presentation, from 12 – 1 p.m. in UC 233. For more information contact Erin Seiler at 305-284-5398.

Want to work and study at the Cannes International Film Festival or learn the Hollywood terrain one on one? Be part of The American Pavilion/Kodak Student Filmmaker Program or The American Pavilion’s L.A. Intensive Program. For more information please come to the meeting at 11 a.m. in Wolfson Studio 1008A. Representatives from The American Pavilion will be discussing student programs and answering questions. You may also visit the web site at, then link to Student Program or L.A. Intensive.

It’s almost time for academic advising for the spring semester. Undergraduates should make appointments to see their faculty advisors Nov. 4 – 15. Even if you use the EASY system, you should consult an academic advisor.
Registration for the spring semester will begin on Nov. 11. Courses for spring 2003 are already listed on the EASY system, so you don’t have to wait for the printed books to come out.

If you are an Honors student planning on a December graduation this year, you are required to complete an Honors credit check between now and Nov. 1, 2002. If you fail to complete this check it may delay your graduating with general honors. Please telephone the Honors Program Office at 305-284-5384 and schedule an appointment to meet with Ms. A. DuPuch.

Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) classes are available from Public Safety. Contact the Crime Prevention Coordinator at 305-284-6666 for more information.

On Oct. 14, 2002, at approximately 7:45 PM, an unknown white male allegedly attacked a female student while she was walking home. The victim claimed she was dragged into bushes and sexually assaulted, yet fought the suspect, who fled the scene. The suspect is described as a heavy-set white male with an unshaven face, tan shorts and white sneakers, with a tribal style tattoo on his right wrist.

The deadline for nominations for the 2003 Excellence in Teaching Awards is Monday, Nov. 25. All full-time faculty members who teach undergraduate or graduate students and have been teaching at UM for at least three years are eligible. There will be seven awards, each consisting of a $4,000 honorarium plus $2,000 for faculty development related to teaching. Nomination letters should be sent to the Teaching Awards Committee, Instructional Advancement Center, 249 Merrick Building. For more information contact the Instructional Advancement Center at 305-284-2008.

For approximately 3 weeks, a portion of Dickinson Drive will be closed from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Friday, for construction work. Police will be routing the traffic through the Wellness Center parking lot. Dickinson Drive will be open as usual during all other hours. If you have any questions, contact Jose H. Becerra at 305-284-6860.

The School of Communication has begun live Webcasts and archiving of previously aired shows from UMTV. You can now catch NewsVision, UMTV This Morning and SportsDesk right from your own desk. All shows are offered in a dual feed; either 56k or 256k bit rates.
Live Webcasts and archived shows can be viewed at

The Entertainment Coupon Book is now available at the Counseling Center for $25 (plus tax). For purchases and information contact the Counseling Center at 305-284-5511.

Four UM Travel Courses will be offered during Intersession, Spring Break, Summer I and Post-Summer II, open to students of all majors and levels: Puerto Rico, Grand Tour of Europe, Gran Peru Tour (Machu-Picchu!) and London to Paris Tour. Call 305-284-5253 for more information.