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Monday September 8, 2003
Arts series director resigns

Ken Foster, the UApresents director, who has worked to bring more student participation into the program and nearly tripled ticket sales in less than a decade, announced Friday that he will resign.

After nine years as director of the UA's performing arts series, Foster will move to the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco on Oct. 13 to take a position as the executive director.

"Ken has really established UApresents as a really exciting, visionary arts program," said Saundra Taylor, vice president for campus life. "He is really leaving us a legacy we can build on." [Read article]

photo Coronado weekend security increased

Residence Life tightened security in the Coronado Residence Hall Friday, forcing guests to sign-in and provide two forms of identification in order to visit their friends.

Although a report surfaced concerning a Coronado resident who was sexually assaulted on Aug. 30, Jim Van Arsdel, director of Residence Life, said the timing of the increased security was coincidental.

Arsdel said the heightened security came after staff members noticed an unusual amount of non-residents milling about the building. [Read article]

Biz college program focuses on integrity

If administrators in the Eller College of Business and Public Administration get their way, business students will soon be eating, breathing, and sleeping "integrity."

The Eller College has begun a new "E-tegrity" program in an attempt to help students become more sensitive to issues of ethical and academic integrity.

"We just want to flood students with integrity and keep it at the forefront of their minds," said Jenny Rimsza, business economics senior and coordinator of the E-tegrity student board. [Read article]

Cancellations lead to dorm vacancies

Students looking for on-campus housing have another shot at finding space.

Thanks to an unusually high number of late cancellations and no-shows there are nearly 100 open spaces in residence halls across campus, said Jim Van Arsdel, director of Residence Life.

While Residence Life received about 400 more housing applications this year than last, they also had about 400 more late cancellations and no-shows. [Read article]

Affordability a top issue for new regents

Diversity and affordability of education are among the primary concerns for the governor's appointees to the Arizona Board of Regents.

Last week, Gov. Janet Napolitano selected Phoenix attorney Ernest Calderon and civic activist Lorraine Frank to serve as regents for eight-year terms starting next year.

"I'm concerned about the affordability of education in Arizona. I want to review the Changing Directions plan," Calderon said. [Read article]

photo Cats RIDDE offers free, safe service

Now that ASUA has ended its contract with Lifeline, a new organization, Cats RIDDE, has stepped up to the plate to fill the shoes of the service that offered to drive drunk students home for free.

Cats Realizing the Importance of Designated Driving Escort (Cats RIDDE), a student-run organization, hopes to provide a safe, free and reliable designated driving service to protect the lives of students. [Read article]

photo Campus auto thefts continue to increase

When biology senior Erika Sisk parked her car in the Tyndall Garage during the first week of school, she was worried about the nearby Lincoln Continental backing into her vehicle.

The last thing on her mind was coming back to an empty parking space, especially after she had taken the standard precautions to ensure that it was safe.

Yet, that is how she concluded her first week of school, her gold 1994 Saturn gone without a trace in the middle of a Friday afternoon. [Read article]

On the Spot

Stuntman gets down and dirty falling off roofs, getting kicked around, all in the name of fun

Wildcat: Hi, my name's Nathan and you're On the Spot.

Hicks: Jonathan. How's it going?

Wildcat: Why are you all dirty, Jonathan?

Hicks: I have a job in Tucson. And it requires me to get dirty.

Wildcat: Oh, okay. I thought you might be a rugby player, or football. Are you a student here? [Read article]

photo Fastfacts - things you always never wanted to know

· In 1400 B.C., it was the fashion among rich Egyptian women to place a large cone of scented grease on top of their heads and keep it there all day. As the day wore on, the grease melted and dripped down over their bodies, covering their skin with an oily glistening sheen and bathing their clothes in fragrance.

· In the Middle Ages, chicken soup was believed to be an aphrodisiac. [Read article]

Flashback - This week in history

1664 The Dutch surrendered New Amsterdam to the British, who renamed it New York.

1998 Mark McGwire of the St. Louis Cardinals broke Roger Maris' 37-year-old record for home runs in a single season, hitting No. 62 off Chicago Cubs pitcher Steve Trachsel.

1776 The second Continental Congress made the term "United States" official, replacing "United Colonies." [Read article]



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