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By Kim Stravers
Arizona Daily Wildcat
February 22, 1999
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Through no fault of your own, you have already missed the first day of a very important seven-day celebration. Make up for your blameless oversight today at Flandrau Science Center and partake in the fun of National Engineers Week. (Not exactly Mardi Gras, but a good scientific approximation thereof.) Hands-on exhibits demonstrating magnetism, minerals, momentum and many more alliterative things will be on display from 10 a.m. to noon. If you purchase a ticket for one of Flandrau's many theater shows, admission to the displays is free; otherwise, tickets are $3 for adults and $2 for children. Call 621-4515 for more information.

I'm not trying to pull a Sally Struthers on you guys, but haven't you ever stopped to consider the lonely, equation-filled life of an engineer? All those long hours in the lab; no companions but a graphing calculator; no one with which to share your passion for optics. Be a pal and Adopt-An-Engineer this morning at the National Engineer's Week Club Day event. Various UA engineering clubs are sponsoring four fun hours of games and activities to help get you acquainted with their fields. Be on the Mall between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. to participate. David Irwin can tell you more at 621-3683.

Watch The Cellar be transformed from a dim eating area to a rockin' club in a few short minutes this afternoon. Eat to the Beat pulls off this amazing feat of illusion numerous times a month so they can have a venue for their 1999 Spring Concert Series, a program that brings live music to campus just for you. Today's special presentation is Cinnamon Rain, a female rock-alternative act that will perform from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Questions? Call Jake McLaughlin at 621-1111.

I know, I know - I'm just paranoid. Liquid, taking over the Earth? But could there be a Big Brother (or Khmer Rouge, for that matter) of water? Confusing as this seems, it happens to be the topic of today's Institute for the Study of Planet Earth Seminar. Ed Miles (University of Washington) will expose "The New Ocean Regime: Facilitating Implementation, Compliance, and Evolution" from 3:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Center for Creative Photography. It's probably nothing like I've explained it, so you should go and get the real story. Or you can call Sandy Jacobsen for clarification at 621-9010.

Want to know where all your matching socks are? Think your professor is really a space monster in disguise? Ever wonder whatever happened to Taco? Search for these and other baffling objects at tonight's Steward Observatory Public Evening Series lecture. Matthias Steinmetz will safely guide you through "The Dark Side of the Universe" tonight from 7:30 to 8:30 in Room N210 of the Steward Observatory. If, at the close of the discussion, you still haven't completed your personal quest for the bizarre, join the rest of the group at the Campus Station of the Observatory for some night sky gazing through the huge 21-inch telescope. Tom Fleming can answer your questions at 621-5049.