Arizona Daily Wildcat
Thursday February 20, 2003
Women's studies named outstanding department
The department of women's studies in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences has won the award for University-wide Meritorious Departmental Achievement in Undergraduate Instruction.
The award recognizes and rewards departments that have made unique and significant contributions to the education of students. Only one university department receives this award each year.
The award includes $75,000 over three years to improve department programs. Women's studies will be honored on April 29 at the annual university awards ceremony.
Student lobbyists seeking students to rally at capitol
Student leaders are about to kick off their "Show me the money" campaign, and they want other students to help them out.
On Tuesday, student lobbyists will be sponsoring a leadership conference and legislative luncheon at the state capitol in Phoenix as part of their campaign.
In order to entice other students to come, they say that transportation, the conference and the lunch are free for all UA students.
"It will be a fun event and sort of a collaboration of all three of the state universities," said student lobbyist Melanie Rainer.
The keynote speakers for the event will be Danny and Kelly from MTV's The Real World: New Orleans. Charles Darwin Experience, UA's improvisation group, will perform in front of the Legislature.
The conference will provide workshops for students about leadership, lobbying and the Legislature. Students will also have time to address state legislators with their concerns and questions.
Students from UA, Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University will attend the conference.
Any students interested in attending the event should call 621-ASUA or stop by the ASUA office in the Student Union Memorial Center by Friday to ensure they can be excused from classes.
UA College Quiz Bowl team aims for nationals in Utah
A team of three sophomores and one freshman left for Ogden, Utah, last night to represent UA in the regional College Quiz Bowl tournament.
David Sonenschein, Bryce Furlong, Alice Trimble and James Libbon will compete against about 14 other teams for the chance to move on to the national tournament in April at the University of Pennsylvania.
Calling themselves "Team Spanky," these four students competed last semester against 15 other UA teams for the right to represent UA at the regional competition.
They went undefeated at the tournament.
"It just feels really good (to go to the regional competition) because last year's team made it all the way to nationals," Sonenschein said.