Campus Calendar and News Briefs


Hate Crimes Education campaign sponsored by GLBC; pass by the Rock.

Join the Wellness Center between 9 and 11 p.m. for Point Break presented by Hurricane Productions. Watch the movie while swimming in the pool and drinking mocktails, courtesy of PIER 21: Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Education. For more information, contact 305-284-6524.


Israeli Self-Defense at Hillel, 7 p.m. Visit or call Rick at 305-532-2595 for more details.

Larry Meistrich, producer of Sling Blade, will give a presentation and a Q & A at 5 p.m. in the Cosford Cinema.


Beloved faculty member and student advisor of 30 years Dr. Marion Jefferson, Associate Chair of the Department of Art and Art History, passed away unexpectedly at her home in South Miami on October 24. A memorial service for the University community will be held in the Lowe Art Museum from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

FEC will be selling “pan con lechon” at the UC breezeway from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sandwiches will be sold for only three dollars. Call extension 6290 for more information.

The University of Miami Interfraternity Council, in conjunction with the Panhellenic Association, will be hosting the annual Greek Life Faculty Appreciation Banquet at 5:15 p.m. in the George A. Smathers Courtyard at the Wellness Center. All are invited to attend. Fore more details, please contact the Dean of Students Office at 305-284-5353.

Eight Legged Freaks will be playing at the Cosford Cinema at 8 and 10 p.m.


Join Cane Cares for a fitness room tour at the Wellness Center between 7 and 8 p.m. For more information please contact 305-284-6524.

Hurricane Productions will show a sneak preview of 8 mile starring Eminem at 9 p.m. at the Cosford Cinema. Passes are available in UC 206.


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.


Spend your lunch golfing at the Intramural Golf Scramble at the Biltmore Golf Course at noon. Registration is open to everyone in the UM community. For more information contact 305-284-8518 or


Join Cane Cares for a nutrition tour at Stanford Dining Hall between 7 and 8 p.m. For more information please contact 305-284-6524.

UMIQ Season II is currently in search of contestants for the second season of the University of Miami’s quiz show. All full-time undergraduate students are eligible to compete as a member of one of eight teams from Hecht, Stanford, Eaton, Mahoney, Pearson, Apartments, the Greeks or the Commuters. Submit ballots to the second-floor faculty offices of the Wolfson School of Communication Building, or e-mail them to

A presentation on Miccosukee Heritage by Buffalo and Lee Tiger, a Native American celebration at the Lowe Art Museum, will address the Miccosukee culture and heritage on Thursday, Nov. 7 from 2 till 6 p.m. What started at the turn of the century as an effort to gain a day of recognition for the significant contributions the first Americans made to the establishment and growth of the United States has resulted in a whole month being designated for that purpose.
In recognition of Native American month, the Office of Admission, the Lowe Art Museum and the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs are pleased to sponsor this presentation and reception. Admission is free.
To RSVP, please contact the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) at 305- 284-2855. If you have any questions, please contact Nanette Vega at MSA. Space is limited to 100 people.

The Toppel Career Center is hosting a program on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 5:30 p.m. entitled “Careers in the Non-Profit Industry,” with guest speakers from the United Way, American Red Cross, Regis House and Fairchild Tropical Garden discussing opportunities. Contact Anna Cuba at 305-284-1818 or for more details.

Darin Morrow, assistant director of student activities and leadership programs at UM, was arrested on charges of drug possession this week.
He had been an employee of UM since July.
“Darin was placed on mandatory unpaid leave following his arrest,” said Renee Dickens Callan, director of student activities and leadership programs. “Everything is being done according to University guidelines and protocol.”
Morrow worked closely with SAFAC [Student Activity Fee Allocation Committee], COSO [Committee on Student Organizations] and late-night programming.
According to Miami Beach Police, Morrow’s Meridian Avenue apartment was searched after they received an anonymous tip that led them to his residence.
According to the official police report, 30 ecstasy pills, a small amount of marijuana and two pipes were found in Morrow’s apartment.
UM administration could not be reached for comment on the issue.
According to The Miami Herald, Morrow’s lawyer, Leila Presner, says that her client is innocent and that the drugs did not belong to Morrow.
“There were four others in his apartment, but nobody else was arrested,” Presner was quoted as saying in the Herald.