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By Kim Stravers
Arizona Daily Wildcat
April 13, 1999
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Yesterday, you heard their music. Today, you can see yet another side of our faculty's multi-faceted creativity in the Union Gallery of the Student Union. Today is the first day of the Sixth Annual Staff Art Exhibition. "On Our Own Time" is comprised of UA staff's paintings, mixed media, photography, and sculpture, and will be on display from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until April 23. Give Julie Sasse a call at 626-4215 for more information.

Mom always told you that dressing warmly can help prevent a cold. But what if all you have is a moldy jacket? If you come to today's Veterinary Science and Microbiology Joint Seminar with the Department of Plant Sciences, Paul J. Riesenman and Dr. Wayne Nicholson will probably tell you to wear it anyway. They'll be discussing the "Role of the Spore Coat in the Resistance of Bacillus subtilis Endospores to Environmental Insults" at 11:30 a.m. in room 129 of the Veterinary Science and Microbiology building. Need more information? Then call Michelle Watson at 621-2355.

Even the best of ideas may end up on the cutting room floor if your editor (or audience) can't handle your syntactic mistakes. Learn how to make your sentences logical and readable at tonight's Graduate Writing Workshop. From 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., Kendra Gaines will give you a "Grammar and Punctuation Refresher," courtesy of the Writing Skills Improvement Program and the Graduate College. No ifs, ands, or buts about it - be in room 410 of the Modern Languages building and get technical. Donna Rabuck can tell you more at 621-5849.

Unlike the effects of human stature on power, the girth of elephants is directly related to their ecological clout. Come to room 301 of the Biological Sciences West building today at 4 p.m. to hear Dr. David Western elaborate. Bill Calder is hosting this Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Special Seminar, which centers on the "Dynamics of large mammal ecosystems: the keystone role of elephants." Buzz the department at 621-1588 for a more detailed description of the lecture.

Are you interested in the pros and cons of intercultural dating? Whether you've ever ventured out of your ethnic parameters or not, you are welcome to participate in the Intercultural Dating Forum scheduled to be held in The Cellar from 4:50 p.m. to 6 p.m. The good folks at the University Activities Board's Eye on Diversity team will provide free pizza and drinks to anyone who comes to hear the speakers or voice her/his opinion during the discussion. Further information is available by calling 621-0760.

Ever wonder how moderately attractive or moderately talented people can seem to attract scores of adolescent fans? (Think Debbie Gibson.) Well, in spite of their mediocrity, they're part of that oh-so-exclusive club called "stardom." Find out why we scream, faint, and throw underwear at them at today's Gallery Talk lecture. Albert Bergesen, a UA sociology professor, will explain "The Cult of Celebrity" at 5:30 p.m. in the Center for Creative Photography. Need more of a teaser? Contact the CCP at 621-7968