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Friday, September 23, 2005
photo In 15th year, Campus Rec to exercise right to party

Free massages, music, food part of celebration

Since its opening in 1990, the Student Recreation Center was projected by its former director to be a successful project for students to turn to in developing a healthy college lifestyle and to be a distraction away from the pressures of school.

Now, 15 years later, Juliette Moore, director of campus recreation, said she can't believe the success story the Rec Center has written for itself. [Read article]

Health privacy gets examined

Officers explore alternatives to keep student records out of public sphere

In light of recent privacy complaints from a group of UA graduate students, a HIPAA official wants students to know about the old and new measures that are being taken to protect privacy at Campus Health Service.

UA Privacy Officer Jeniece Poole said she and her counterparts have many duties they perform to protect patient information at Campus Health, the Arizona Cancer Center and during medical research studies. [Read article]

Quick Hits

Computing services grand opening

The Office of Student Computing Resources is hosting a grand opening celebration today in part of a three-day series designed to put a spotlight on the new face of centralized student computing services. There will be free food and a raffle drawing to win devices such as an iPod and other MP3 players. KAMP radio DJs will provide music. The celebration runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Union Memorial Center Atrium. [Read article]

photo Champion cyclist will represent UA in race

A UA student rode to victory last weekend and became the national mountain bike champion after months of intense training.

Melanie Meyers, a geology and creative writing junior, won the National Off-Road Bicycling Association championship Sunday in Mammoth Mountain, Calif.

Meyers has been cycling for four years but began seriously training two years ago, she said.

Meyers said she became serious about mountain biking after her brother and her friends noticed her natural talent for the sport and pushed her to compete in races. [Read article]

Protesters to rally against war

Hundreds of protesters, fueled by the tragedies in Iraq, will rally and march tomorrow to protest the war in Iraq, but some UA political groups have mixed opinions about the protesters' message.

The protest will begin at 10 a.m. at Catalina Park on North Fourth Avenue and East Second Street, and it will end with a picket at the military recruiter's offices on 2302 E. Speedway Blvd., said Joe Bernick, one of the coordinators with the Tucson Peace Action Coalition. [Read article]

Debate will focus on education act

The widely debated No Child Left Behind Act and the potential negative effects it can have on American Indian students will be addressed at an open lecture tonight.

Key speaker Christine Sims, assistant professor of language literacy and socio-cultural studies at the University of New Mexico, will present her findings at 6 p.m. in the Kiva Auditorium in the Education building.

Sims will discuss how the act can have a detrimental impact on American Indian students, particularly in the area of language, said Ofelia Zepeda, linguistics professor. [Read article]

UA pilots prepare careers for flight

Students get taste of flight during hangar party

The Flying Club at the UA will get a glimpse of their flying futures tomorrow at their first hangar party of the semester at Ryan Airfield, but any student is welcome regardless of their aviation experience, members said.

The event, which begins at 6 p.m., is an opportunity for students interested in the realm of general aviation to see a variety of professor-owned small aircrafts on display, as well as speak with pilots and club members about their experiences in aviation. [Read article]

photo After the storm: Living in Tucson, Louisiana style

A day in the life of a Katrina transfer student

By the looks of his smiling face and calm demeanor, you wouldn't guess Justin Spicer began his semester more than 1,400 miles and one enormous natural disaster away.

But the biology sophomore and former Xavier University of Louisiana student said despite the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, and the stress of having to restart the semester at a different school, he is determined to continue his education uninterrupted. [Read article]

Word Up

"Yes, well, just a needle, but I haven't used it today." - A man responding to a University of Arizona Police Department officer who asked him if he had anything illegal on him. The man was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia and released

"Although at this moment it may seem like a dream, the whole globe should be demilitarized. It is a necessity." - The Dalai Lama speaking to a sold-out crowd of more than 8,000 Monday in the Tucson Convention Center [Read article]

photo Fast Facts

Things you've always never wanted to know

  • The daughters of a mother who is colorblind and a father who has normal vision will have normal vision. The sons will be colorblind, however.

  • When French literary critic Sainte-Beuve (1804-69) was challenged to a duel by a journalist a century ago, and thus, according to custom, was permitted the choice of weapons, he told his opponent, "I choose spelling - you're dead." [Read article]

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