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Friday, November 12, 2004
photo Mike Bibby's UA jersey retired

There may have been a basketball game last night at McKale Center, but for the first time in a long while, the UA men's basketball team was not the main event.

Mike Bibby, who spent two seasons at the UA and led the Wildcats to the national championship in 1997, was in attendance to have his No. 10 jersey retired, joining former UA greats Steve Kerr and Sean Elliott as the only Wildcats to earn such an honor. [Read article]

Res. Life leaders converge on campus

Students from schools in Canada and the western states began a conference at UA yesterday to learn how to be better leaders.

The Intermountain Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls conference began yesterday, and 350 students from 26 schools will be on campus until Sunday participating in workshops with UA residence lifers.

The annual conference rotates between schools in the region, and UA IACURH members won their bid to host the conference this year. [Read article]

Engineering groups join forces for fair

Two campus engineering clubs will join forces tomorrow to host their first formal career fair to meet representatives from the engineering and technology industry.

The Evening with the Industry, hosted by the Society of Women Engineers and the National Society of Black Engineers, will give students the opportunity to sit down and talk with representatives from companies they might be interested in working for. [Read article]

photo Club aims to increase UA organ donation

A new club wants students to serve the community after they die.

The UA Students for Organ Donation, which will begin official meetings and activities next semester, will aim to educate and register students to donate their organs, as well as debunk common misconceptions about organ donation.

"We can save lives. Our main goal is to get the pool of donors increased on campus," said Amina Shonka, the president and founder of the UAOD. [Read article]

photo RTIP prepares students for jobs in racing industry

The UA's Racetrack Industry Program is the only program of its kind in the nation, and it helps its 50 students prepare for careers in the racing industry.

The program teaches students the ins and outs of the racing industry in every discipline, including management, food and beverage services, equine science, show jumping, breeding and raising horses and everything in between.

"There are tons of different career paths in this program," said F. Douglas Reed, director of the RTIP. [Read article]

photo Former UA spokeswoman cycles for 'Power Over Parkinson's'

Sharon Kha rarely got on a bike before she had Parkinson's disease, so joining El Tour de Tucson a year after her diagnosis was an idea she called "preposterous."

But five weeks and 300 miles later, Kha, who left the university last month after 21 years as UA spokeswoman, is ready to participate in a 35-mile El Tour de Tucson ride to combat Parkinson's disease.

Kha was asked to join the race by Becky Farley, a physical therapist, neuroscientist and assistant professor of physiology, who was given $250,000 from the National Institutes of Health to research the impact of exercise on Parkinson's disease. [Read article]

photo Fast facts

Things you always never wanted to know

  • Faust, the protagonist of works by Christopher Marlowe, Goethe and dozens of other writers, was an actual person. Johann Faust was a 16th-century doctor of theology at the University of Wittenberg in Germany. Many stories were told about him during his lifetime, including one in which he sold his soul to the devil in exchange for eternal youth and wisdom. The tale captured the imagination of authors for centuries afterward. [Read article]

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