Arizona Daily Wildcat
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
$25 Rec Center expansion fee vote today
Students can vote today and tomorrow on the referendum to extend the $25-per-semester Student Recreation Center fee past 2011.
If the majority of students vote yes, the fee remains and additions to the Rec Center will be made, such as a 32,000-square-foot weight room, leisure pool, climbing wall, sand volleyball court and multipurpose activity court.
If the majority of students vote no, the Rec Center fee will end in 2011, and there will be no expansion.
Votes can be cast online through Student Link, or students can go to voting stations set up on the UA Mall and around the Student Union Memorial Center. Computers will also be set up by the Canyon Café and Bistro coffee shop outside the student union. Online polling stations are open until 8 p.m.
For more information about the referendum log on to http://campusrec.arizona.edu
Mayor to speak at valley fever event
Tucson Mayor Robert Walkup plans to speak today at the Valley Fever Awareness Poster session in the North Ballroom at the Student Union Memorial Center.
Co-sponsored by UA's BIO5 Institute, the poster session starts at 2:30 p.m. and depicts the scope of research underway in Arizona.
Valley fever is an infection caused by the soil-borne fungus, coccidioides and is prevalent in Southwest deserts.
About 150,000 infections occur annually with nearly two-thirds occurring in Arizona, said Dr. John N. Galgiani, director of the Valley Fever Center for Excellence, in a press release.
While many people who contract the disease show mild symptoms or none at all, about one-third of those infected become ill.
Fraternity to host bachelor auction tonight
Alpha Phi Omega plans to host its second annual bachelor auction tonight to raise money for the cystic fibrosis foundation.
The club will auction off 14 bachelors, who will be responsible for taking their highest bidder out on a date paid for by the fraternity sponsors. Admission is $3, which includes a raffle ticket to win an iPod.
The event starts at 7 p.m. in the Modern Languages building, Room 350.
Attendees are advised to bring their checkbooks.