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Monday, November 14, 2005
photo Budget Meeting: Tuition hikes expected as funds fall

Likins, Davis talk tuition, funding

Students can expect more money to go toward increasing class availability for courses in high demand, officials said at a Campus Town Hall meeting Thursday.

President Peter Likins and Provost George Davis discussed the UA budget and the state budget request and how the lack of state funding could result in more tuition hikes.

Because of financial strains, the state Legislature has decreased funding for universities over the past five years. Likins said there is a national trend of decreased funding to public universities, with most receiving 25 percent or less of their budgets from the state. [Read article]

photo Rec Center vote starts tomorrow

ASUA's Carrell fills in as commissioner

The vote on an additional fee for the proposed Student Recreation Center expansion will still take place tomorrow and Wednesday, despite talks of postponing the vote because of staffing problems, student officials said.

Associated Students of the University of Arizona senators were concerned the Rec Center referendum would be postponed last week because they didn't have an elections commissioner to oversee the voting process. [Read article]

Diet changes, medications help students with ADHD

Students concerned about the side effects of their attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder medications may want to explore alternative treatments like changing their diets, a pediatrician said Thursday.

Dr. Sandy Newmark, a pediatric integrative medicine specialist, presented information about alternative methods to dealing with ADHD as part of the SALT Center Speaker Series.

Newmark said there is a lot of "hysteria" surrounding the use and misuse of ADHD medications, including Ritalin. [Read article]

Quick Hits

Internship fair today

An internship fair will be hosted today in the Grand Ballroom in the Student Union Memorial Center. Students can ask questions and receive information from the more than 100 intern representatives who will be there to inform students about possible opportunities in the upcoming semesters and summer months.

The fair is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is sponsored by the Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity and the Associated Students of the University of Arizona. [Read article]

photo Pageant part of heritage month

Clad in traditional dress, two UA students sang, danced and answered questions in hopes of winning the 22nd annual American Indian pageant at the UA on Saturday.

More than 100 people came to the Social Sciences building to see which American Indian student would be crowned Miss Native American University of Arizona.

At the end of the ceremony, Michelle Thomas, a pre-nursing freshman, was crowned the winner and the other contestant, Sherri Bahe, a pre-psychology freshman, was named first attendant. [Read article]

Campus Briefs: International education celebrated this week

In observance of International Education Week, the UA is helping promote and honor the instruction of the more than 2,600 international students on campus with a series of celebration events.

"This series of programs and events is an opportunity for UA undergraduates, graduate students and faculty members to share and expand their knowledge of regions and cultures across the globe," said Kirk Simmons, executive director of the division of International Affairs. [Read article]

photo Fast Facts

Things you've always never wanted to know

Some species of freshwater eels migrate to the Sargasso Sea in the Atlantic Ocean to mate. After laying up to 20 million eggs, the female eel dies. The baby eels hatched from the eggs then make their way back to fresh water.

Americans today consume nearly the same number of calories per day as Americans did in 1910, but the weight of the average American has increased substantially because of lack of exercise. [Read article]

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