Newest honors hall
The Residence Life Office confirmed Monday that Arizona-Sonora Residence Hall will be the new site for the third honors hall at the UA.
Arizona-Sonora will provide students with a "living and learning environment," similar to the other honors halls, Yuma and Yavapai, said Jim Van Arsdel, director of residence life and university housing.
Beginning in the fall of 1996, honors students will have top priority to reside in Arizona-Sonora. Returning Arizona-Sonora residents will also be given priority. If there are additional spaces available, the hall will be filled with non-honors students.
"Arizona-Sonora is very community based," said Steve Parker, president of Resident Housing Association. "Each floor has a study lounge and common area, which is important to honors students."
The dorm can hold between 384 and 768 students, depending on how many students occupy each room. This year, rooms house anywhere from two to four students.
Van Arsdel said that they would like to stay away from assigning four students per room next year.
Ÿ Lisa Heller
Official to tour UA
Lt. Gen. Malcolm R. O'Neill, director of the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO), Department of Defense, will tour the UA science labs and meet with local optics industry representatives today.
Sen. John McCain, Sen. Jon Kyl, Rep. Jim Kolbe and Rep. Matt Salmon invited O'Neill to tour UA and industrial programs that contribute to the BMDO.
O'Neill's tour will include UA faculty labs at the Optical Sciences Center, the Steward Observatory Mirror Laboratory and the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory West.
Meet your major
The second Advising Center for Exploratory Students (ACES) Meet Your Major Fair will be held today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Union's Arizona Ballroom.
Students will be able to see the variety of programs at the UA, meet with advisors and pick up information on majors of interest. Over 120 UA undergraduate programs will be represented.
The fair is designed to help undecided students and those who are thinking about changing their majors or are searching for minors.
Last spring, 550 students attended the first Meet Your Major Fair.
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