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LOCAL /STATE

The Michigan Daily - Monday, February 12, 1996 -"A

Symposium to
dcuss school
jefonns
The future of schools and education
Twill be the topic of a symposium at the
School of Education from 2-4 p.m. to-
morrow in the Whitney Auditorium,
1309 School of Education Building.
,"School Restructuring: Its Effects on
Learning" will feature education Profs.
Valerie Lee from the University, Jeannie
Oakes from UCLA and Fred Newmann
'from the University of Wisconsin.
,Newmann will also conduct an infor-
al seminar, "Restructuring for Intellec-
tual Quality: Authentic Pedagogy Can
!Boost Authentic Achievement" from 9-
10:30a.m. tomorrow in the Tribute Room,
1322 School of Education Building.
~,Oakes will lead a seminar titled
"Detracking: Technical, Normative and
Political Issues in Reform" from 9-10:30
a.m. Wednesday in the Tribute Room.
wUomen's health
grants offered
The Michigan Initiative on Women's
'Health, which was formed to stimulate
-interdisciplinary research and educa-
tion on women's health, is accepting
applications for research grant awards.
Grant awards will support projects to
be completed from April 1996 to March
-1997.
Researchers can request funding of up
1* $4,000. The deadline for applications
is Friday at the MIWH Office in Room
4222 of the North Ingalls Building. For
more information, call 936-7119.
Cedar Point resort to
,hold job interviews
Cedar Point, an amusement park and
resort located in Sandusky, Ohio, will
old interviews today to fill 3,500 sum-
Uer positions.
Interviews are open to the public and
will beheld from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the
Career Services Center of Eastern
Michigan University.
There are more than 100 different job
classifications available, and housing
'is available with a minimal payroll de-
duction. Employees have free access to
all Cedar Point attractions.
Formore information, call (419) 627-
~45 or check the Cedar Point web "site:
7iap://Www/cedarpoint. corn.
Philanthropy
lnternships offered
The Indiana University Center on
Philanthropy is seeking student appli-
cations for the Jane Addams and An-
drew Carnegie Fellowships for a 10-
month internship in Indianapolis, Id.
* The fellowship comes with a $15,000
stipend and 12 credits.
Candidates should be recent gradu-
ates orseniors notcommitted to a gradu-
ate program. Students will be selected
based on leadership potential, interest
in community service and the nonprofit
-sector, and academic performance.
Applications for 9-
4cholarships due Fri.
Applications for the Alumnae Coun-
ci322nd Alumnae Club Scholarships for
women and Alumni Scholarships for

Jndergraduates will be accepted
ihrough Friday.
Students applying for the scholar-
ships for women must be currently or
formerly enrolled at the University, have
a minimum GPA of 3.4 for undergradu-
ates or 6.0 for graduates, demonstrate
*nancial need, and be involved in the
.University community.
- :Applications for both scholarships
are available at the Office of Financial
Aid, 2011 Student Activities Build-
ing.
- Compiled from staff reports.

MSA budget committee faces shortage of funding

By Laurie Mayk
Daily Staff Reporter
After several weeks of speculation and criticism,
Michigan Student Assembly leaders say they are
now ready to address "The Non-BPC Crisis."
Assembly members have been swapping ideas
for mending the financial state of the Budget
Priorities Committee since MSA Vice President
Sam Goodstein questioned the committee's spend-
ing two weeks ago.
BPC chair Matt Curin presented a proposal at a
steering committee last night to increase BPC's
funds from $10,361.67 to $19,486.37.
"We knew there was a problem - we knew we
had to fix it," said External Relations Committee
chair Andy Schor, who helped develop the proposal.
Curin and Schor suggested the assembly redi-
rect some existing funds of other committee
budgets. The proposal transfers funds from the
Communications Committee, Academic Affairs

Commission, International Students Commis-
sion and Committee Discretionary funds, as
well as the budgets for Advice Magazine and
MSA's lecture series. The remainder of the
funds would be drawn from money previously
allocated to student groups, but not claimed by
the deadline.
"The redistribution of funds happens every
year," Curin said. "Every year BPC ends up
coming up short of money and comes to other
committees for money."
Several committee chairs objected to pulling
money now from their committee's funds.
"Once I find out about how much these (ac-
tivities) cost, I'll be more than happy to give it
all up to you," said International Students Com-
mission chair Jonathan Freeman.
"At this point, Ijust don't know how much I'm
going to need," said Communications chair Olga
Savic.

"Every year BPC comes up short of money and
comnes to other committees for money."Mt
-Matt Cuin
Chair of MSA's Budget Priorities Committee

Instead of immediately subtracting money from
the various committees, the steering committee,
composed of all committee chairs, voted to sus-
pend discussion by the assembly for one week.
The committee also instructed all chairs to create
lists of their planned activities and allocations.
"Some committees will have to make some
tough choices and cut out some things they want to
do," said MSA President Flint Wainess.
Wainess and Goodstein suggested BPC work
with its current funds for the Feb. 28 hearing,
when the committee will consider proposals for

funding various student groups, and then deter-
mine how much money other committees can
donate in mid-March.
Wainess also suggested that the assembly 6h-
tact the Dean of Students and University. groups
that may be able to allocate money either to BPC26r
to the student groups BPC cannot accommodate.
"MSA's not the only place on campus that gives
money to student groups." Wainess said. "We
should figure out where money is that stuent
groups can get on this campus and how they're
going to get it."

NOPPORN KICHANANTHA/Daily
Sounds of music
Wendy Rofe plays a flute in the School of Music recital hall as part of a Stearns Lecture yesterday. She lectured on
the history of the flute and played different kinds of flutes while Edward Parmentier accompanied on the harpsichord.
SORROW hosts local musical
benefit to help the enviromenlt

fast for Rmd
reflect on re
By Christopher Wan
Daily Staff Reporter
Muslim students all over campus are fasting this month to celebrate Ramada.
the annual daytime fast period for Muslims.
"It's the month of personal reflection for Muslims," said LSA junior Wahila
Baki, an executive board member of the Muslim Students' Association. "And 4s
the month when the first revelation of the Koran, which is our holy book, cair
down to the Prophet Mohammed."
"Ramadan is a time of spirituality, a time to ponder upon the things we take l r
granted, a time to get closer to your brothers and sisters," said LSA junior H aads
Ahmad.
Physically able Muslims are pre-
scribed to fast from sunrise to sunset It'month
for 30 days during Ramadan, which
began Jan. 22.is all about self-con- o personal
trol, self-discipline, regulating your reflection for
innate desires or innate psychologi-
cal drives," said LSA junior Asif Muslimss
Harsolia, president of the Muslim - Wahida Baki
Student Association.
"Ramadan teaches us really what Muslim Students' ;
the poor people are feeling when AsSociation a
they're hungry. It gives us more
empathy for them and makes us more willing to help them out," Baki sAi
By the end of the Ramadan, Muslims are supposed to have paid Zakat, a char y
tax that is 2.5 percent of their yearly income and assets.
Ramadan, which occurs during the ninth month of the Muslim calendar, is a time
of intense prayer and worship.
There are only two meals a day. One in the early morning is called "Suhoor" a d
one in the evening is known as "Iftaar."
"In the night, we gather at the mosques and do special prayers becausee
blessings are increased with people," Ahmad said.
"They read a bit of the Koran ever vnightdand finish it in the 30-day period,"
Harsolia said.
Muslims say they regard their hunger as an act of devotion to their faith.
"The significance of fasting is to practice self-control," Ahmad said. "When
you do go break your fast, you'll never appreciate food as much as you do at that
point."
"The first one or two days is usually harder for most people," Harsolia said. "The
hardest thing about Ramadan is not really feeling hungry the whole day, but it's
more of the temptation. It's like psychological control."
Baki said that among the five pillars of Islam - faith, prayer, charity,
pilgrimage and fasting - "fasting is the only thing that nobody really knowt if
you're fasting or not."
"So when you're doing it, you're doing it just for God, and it's tot lly
something that you really have to believe, because it's hard," Baki said. "When
I'm doing it, I'm proud of myself and I feel like it's really helping me getting
close to God."
Ramadan ends with a three-day holiday called Eid-Ul-Fitr, which Harsolia said
is "the most important celebration in the Muslim calendar."
"(Eid) usually starts off in the morning," Harsolia said. "Everybody will g4 to
the mosque, then right after that, friends and relatives will meet each other and Jou
go to different people's houses."
An Eid party is scheduled for the evening of Feb. 29 at the Stockwell Blue
Lounge.
"Usually really good food is made, and they have lots of feasts," Harsolia
added.

By Michele Moss
For the Daily
A variety of jazz, bluegrass and folk
musicians will be kicking out vibes to-
night for a benefit to raise money for the
Students Organized to Recycle and Re-
use Orgarac Waste.
Three local bands - ajazz ensemble,
The Still and Drivetrain - will be per-
forming at the Blind Pig at 9:30 p.m.
Jason Blazar, founder ofSORROW,
saidtheorganization isexpecting about

SORROW's, and "music that doesn't put
limitations on itself," like jazz music.
"It's a great benefit to play," Dunetz
said. "I really believe in the cause."
SORROW was formed in September
and is presently advocating for
composting on campus. The group
hopes to have the University adopt more
ecological practices in the future.
"We want to green the lives of people
in our community," Blazar said.
Blazar said SORROW is sponsoring
the benefit to raise
money so the
nt to do, group can carry
out some of the
& aity iS programs it has
been talking
requires about - such as
conducting edu-
cational pro-
Jason Blazar grams about
composting and
RROW founder sustainable liv-

200 people at
tonight's show.
The local musi-
cians are perform-
ing for free. Mem-
bers oftwo groups
- The Still and
the jazz ensemble
-saidtheeventis
an important ben-
efit and they are
happy to contrib-
ute to the cause.

We wa
and the re
that doing
money."
SOF

yo yu go..,
What: A benefit concert for
Students Organized to Recycle
and Reuse Organic Waste.
Whens: 9:30 pmn~. today.
Where: The Blind Pig.
Cost: $5.00
group's efforts. Blazar said SORROW
is also encouraging people to bring
poetry or a piece of literature they
would like to share. Individuals may
register with SORROW to perform
between the bands' sets.
"This isn't some wild crazy affair;
it'sjust a great opportunity for a study
break," Blazar said. "It's a nice way to
come out on a Monday night and listen
to good music, share poetry and enjoy
the spirit of the day."
The Blind Pig is scheduled to be
open to the public. Admission is $5.00
at the door.
"I think tonight is going to be
smiles and rainbows all around, be-
cause that's how we feel about it,"
Blazar said.

"We're doing a lot around Ann Ar-
bor and think music is a way to help
people out - you've got to throw in
the hands," said Noah Kaplan, a mem-
ber of'The Still.
Adam Dunetz, of the jazz ensemble,
saidhasees a correlation between people
who believe in universal causes, like

ing, producing
slide shows, and sharing in the costs of
testing materials to carry out a compost
pilot program on campus.
"We want to do, and the reality is that
doing requires money," Blazar said.
In addition to the music at tonight's
benefit, SORROW will set up a table
with educational materials about the

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Correction
Alpha Kappa Alpha was founded in 1908 at Howard University. This was incorrectly reported in Friday's Daily.

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