Quick Hits

Arizona Daily Wildcat
September 15, 2005

Dissecting insect behavior

The department of entomology is hosting a lecture today about the individual and collective decisions in social insects. Assistant professor Anna Dornhaus from the department of ecology and evolutionary biology will lead the discussion, which takes place in the Marley Auditorium at 4 p.m. Refreshments will be available at 3:45 p.m.

GPSC voting polls open today

Polls for the special election for the Graduate and Professional Student Council are open today.

The election is for three open seats on the GPSC that were not filled during the annual general elections held in the spring. The positions are for representatives for the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, the College of Education and interdisciplinary programs.

Students can vote and find additional information about the candidates on the GPSC Web site at www.gpsc.arizona.edu.

ArizonaCares collecting supplies for hurricane victims

Members of ArizonaCares will be collecting supplies for hurricane relief efforts today on the UA Mall.

The organization will be collecting cash or checks, hygiene supplies, basic first-aid supplies, emergency supplies such as blankets and pillows, and school supplies for Hurricane Katrina victims.

The drop-off location for supplies will be on the UA Mall in front of the Student Union Memorial Center.

ArizonaCares is composed of members from the Arizona Student Unions, the Universities Activities Board, the Arizona Blue Chip Program, Greek Life, the Dean of Students Office and Arizona Athletics.

ASUA gives $1,200 to self for conference

The Associated Students of the University of Arizona voted 7-3 at last night's senate meeting to fund the $1,212 to send four senators to a leadership conference.

It will cost $303 per senator to attend the Rockie Leadership Conference in Denver.

Sen. Jami Reinsch, a media arts sophomore was in support of the funding.

"It's a reward for the senators working hard," Reinsch said.

Sen. Matt Boepple, a political science sophomore, thought funds could be used better elsewhere.

"We should be using the money as best we can to help students," Boepple said.

One student who attended the meeting voiced concern over the senate's decision.

"You're wasting money and you're wasting time," said Peter Reifsteck, a political science junior. "You should be doing things for us."

- Nick Smith