Campus Calendar and News Briefs

Attention all graduating seniors: the deadline to apply for May graduation is today. Applications must be done through the EASY system.

End A Week for Life with a Life Party at the Rat from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Applications are due for Kids N’ Culture classroom instructors. The time commitments would be Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 3 a.m. Applications are available at the VSC in UC 241.

Don’t forget to submit your application for Student Government by 5 p.m. in UC room 209. The following positions are available: Student Government President, Student Government Vice-President, Student Government Treasurer, College of Arts & Sciences Senator (2 positions available), School of Business Senator, College of Engineering Senator, School of Communications Senator, School of Education Senator, School of Nursing Senator, School of Music Senator, School of Architecture Senator, Commuter North Senator, Commuter South Senator and Commuter Central Senator. Elections are scheduled to be held Feb. 24 through the 26 with results being announced Feb. 27 at 5 p.m.

Applications for UM Alumni Association’s UM Ambassadors program are due. As a UM Ambassador, you will have the unique opportunity to network and interact with members of the University’s alumni community while participating in activities throughout the year, including Alumni Weekend/Homecoming, Career Forums, Pre-game Parties, Alumni Club Activities and the Third Annual Alumni Awareness Week. For more information contact Jamie Kaminetsky in the Office of Alumni Relations at 305-284-2872 or at

The College of Arts & Sciences and the Miami European Union Center (EUC) will host a luncheon/seminar on the implications of European Union enlargement and South Florida’s role as a gateway for current and newly acceded EU members to Central and South America, from noon until 6 p.m., at the James W. McLamore Building. The keynote speaker is Minister Counselor Miroslaw Luczka, representing the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to the U.S., H.E. Przemyslaw Grudzinski. The Miami EUC was established in 2001 as a joint venture between UM and Florida International University to promote European Union studies. The event is free and open to the public. For more information or to RSVP call 305-284-5259.

Black Awareness Month presents a Fashion Show at 7 p.m. in the UC International Lounge.

The Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies invite you to attend a presentation by Dr. Adolfo Roitman, Curator and Director, The Shrine of the Book, Israel Museum, Jerusalem on The Significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls for Judaism and Christianity. The event will be held from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Miller Center. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information or to R.S.V.P. contact or 305-284-6882. Refreshments will be served.

Tickets are available in UC 209 for Life and Def with Russell Simmons of Def Jam Records, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation and Phat Farm Clothing. The lecture will be held on Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. Seating is limited so get your tickets early.

Don’t forget to turn in your nomination forms for the Nu Kappa Tau chapter of Mortar Board – the National College Senior Honor Society. Nominees must be of junior standing 60-90 credits with a GPA of 3.391 or higher and excel in areas of scholarship, leadership, and service. Nomination forms are now available in the Academic Development Center, UC room 201. Nominations forms are due in the Academic Development Center by 5 p.m.

Are you in the process of selecting a major or considering a change of major? Are you possibly interested in adding a major? Topple Career Center will have a Majors Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Whitten University Center Lower Lounge. Come talk with faculty representatives from these Schools and Colleges: Arts & Sciences, Business, Communication, Education and Nursing. The Pre-Law and Honors Programs will also have representatives to whom you will be able to talk.

Correction: In the Feb. 4 edition of the Miami Hurricane, the caption on the front page described the Columbia’s mission as one that went to the Space Station; we apologize for this mistake.

Canes Gone Crazy is a high impact, high-energy entertainment-news show shot entirely on location. It covers clubs, on campus events like the Rocky Horror Picture Show and Lowe Art Fest and other activities, such as the Street Music Fest and Day with a DJ at 93.1 FM. Canes Gone Crazy is a show about Miami as a city and a school within a city. For your chance to be featured on UM’s hottest TV show, take a trip to the laser light show this Friday, Feb. 7 at the Miami Museum of Science Planetarium. They will also tape at Bob Marley Fest all day Saturday. Check out Canes Gone Crazy on Channel 24 every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:30 p.m. This week’s show includes fire walking, a party at the Rat and the music of the Suenekalo Sound System. For more information, check out

The Award for Excellence in Student Leadership is an annual award that recognizes one outstanding senior at the University of Miami who has best demonstrated exemplary involvement, leadership and achievement in his or her college experience. The graduating senior selected as the recipient is the featured student speaker at May 2003 Commencement. Please nominate an outstanding senior who has excelled academically, exhibits outstanding leadership qualities and has contributed to the University of Miami community. A detailed list of award criteria can be found at, For more information call 305-284-6399.

Some policy changes for student tickets for the men’s home basketball games have been made. Student tickets reserved through the EASY system that are not picked up by the designated deadline or any student tickets available due to reservations through EASY not reaching capacity will be made available to students on a first come, first serve basis on the business day following the deadline for ticket pick-up for reservations made on EASY. These tickets will be available until the day of the game or until all 950 student tickets are distributed, whichever comes first, at the Convocation Center Box office between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.
A stand-by ticket policy has also been created for the men’s home basketball games. On game day, if all student tickets have not been distributed, then students can pick up a ticket at the Convocation Center Box Office Student Window. If all 950 student tickets have been distributed and the game is not sold out, then students who did not receive a ticket can line up in the “STAND-BY LINE” at the Convocation Center Student Entrance not more than one hour prior to game time. Ten minutes before tip-off, any unsold tickets will be available for students at no charge. “STAND-BY” seats will not be in student sections.
If you obtain a student ticket and are unable to attend the game, please give your ticket to another currently enrolled UM student. A printed ticket and student Cane Card are required for admission. Students should plan to be seated at least 10 minutes prior to tip-off.