Drain the Devils

The annual UA vs. ASU Blood Donor Challenge begins Monday to see which university can collect the most pints of blood for the American Red Cross.

The blood drive, hosted by the UA Panhellenic Association and Interfraternal Council, will be on campus Monday through Friday.

Donations can be given 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Friday on the UA Mall or at the Student Union Arizona Senior Ballroom.

The competition began in 1987, when the Greek organizations of ASU challenged the UA Greeks to "out-bleed" them in a special blood drive.

Last year, the UA won the competition with 1,225 pints donated, while ASU collected 1,113 pints. In the past eight years, the UA has won the challenge five times.

For more information, contact the American Red Cross at 623-0541 or contact Judy Hlavac at the Panhellenic Association at 621-0759.

Free portraits

Free photo portraits are being offered to all students next week, Monday through Friday, in the Desert Yearbook office.

The portraits will be taken by a professional photographer, and portrait packages will be available for purchase at no obligation.

Sitting times run 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday.

The first 300 students to get their picture taken and to order a copy of the 1996 Desert will receive a free copy of the Daily Wildcat's Police Beat Book ($5.50 value).

The Desert Yearbook office is located in the west end of the Student Union basement.


Four celebrated artists from music, theater, dance and art will be in Tucson Sunday through next Saturday for an unprecedented artists-in-residence program called "Genesis: Art and Community".

The four artists are playwright Elizabeth Swados, composer Andy Teirstein, dancer Tamar Rogoff and artist Ruth Weisburg.

The program is a series of informal meetings, classes, public forums and workshops.

Swados will also debut her musical play, " Bible Women," about some of the more colorful female characters from the Bible.

For more information, call the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona, 577-9393.

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