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The Michigan Daily - Monday, February 26, 1996 - 3A

Sherdf warns of
unsafe ice
conditions
Washtenaw County Sheriff Ronald
'Schebi issued a warning to county
residents to stay off the lakes and
other frozen bodies of water in the
'county.
According to the Washtenaw
Vounty Sheriff's Department, the cur-
ront' weather pattern of warm ter-
peratures and rain is quickly deterio-
ting the ice cover and is causing
unsafe conditions.
Schebil cautions that ice may ap-
pear to be thick but is actually, weak,
and- cannot support even the lightest
t~oads.
"Normally, three to four inches of
'ice will support people and their rec-
reational vehicles," Schebil said in a
wvritten statement. "However, the
warm weather and rain is turning that
*e into slush, which is very danger-
ous".
ln'case a person falls through un-
stable ice, Schebil advises individu-
als to pull themselves out of the water
antd to crawl on their stomachs to
'safety.
The sheriff's department advises
"those people who witness someone fall-
ing through the ice to remain on -land
and not to attempt a rescue. Schebil said
-itnesses should call 911 immediately
idstand by to direct rescuers to the
scene.
Visa scholarship essay
contest underway
"Students with a good answer to the
question "What do you think are the
'biggest challenges facing college stu-
'dents today?" may be hible to win a
j 5;00 scholarship.
Visa's scholarship essay contest on
the Internet, which began last week
andruns through April 7, gives contes-
tants an opportunity to win either
$2,500 or $5,000 in university schol-
,arships.
,Students who are currently enrolled
in. universities or colleges around the
pauntry are eligible.
Students can enter the contest by
c iting a 500-word response to Visa's
estion and by sending an e-mail
message to essay@loci.com. Contes-
tants may also submit their essays
through Barnes and Noble
'Bookstore's LOCI World Wide Web
Site at http://xwwwloci.com.
All entries should include the essay,
¢along with the entrant's full name, ad-
- ress, city, state, ZIP code, e-mail ad-
"dress and phone number at the top ofthe
dcurrent.
rVolunteers needed for
Michigan State Fair
"the Michigan State Fair is seeking
people to join their established volun-
tedr program to help stage the 1996
~Michigan State Fair, which runs from
,Aug. 20 through Sept. 2.
.Volunteers also will be needed for
two weeks before the fair opens to
*lp with exhibit entry, answering
phones, painting and other tasks that
..Wi,Jhelp with pre-fair set up.
°. ime of the areas with which vol-
-20iteers will be able to work during

the fair include information booths,
Uelphone information, merchandise
sales, parking, food service and gen-
eral office help.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years
old, and the state fair requests that vol-
*teers donate a minimum offour shifts,
which are four to six hours in length.
SIift times are flexible.
fi, return for volunteering, all par-
ticipants will receive a free pass and
free parking for each day of the fair,
complimentary tickets for their imme-
diate family, shirts and pins. Meals are
provided for volunteers if they are
scheduled to work during lunchtime
hours.
Those interested in volunteering for
e fair should call Julie llacqua or
Lorne Perry at (313) 369-8250 to re-
quest an application.
- From Daily staff reports

Summer program teaches conflict management

By James Shmalo
For the Daily
For students interested in gaining
experience in international affairs, law
and business, the Institute for Interna-
tional Mediation and Conflict Resolu-
tion is offering a four-week seminar
this summer.
The program will be held at the Insti-
tute of Higher European Studies in The
Hague, Netherlands, and will include
experts in the fields of international
relations, and environmental and trade
policies.
A host of topics will be introduced,
including the roots of conflict, peace-
making and peacekeeping, the legal
aspects of conflict resolution, the use of

international force and law, issues on
human and civil rights and the impor-
tance of the international business
environment.
Marcel Smith, an employee of
IIMCR, said the program will help stu-
dents learn to work with different types
of people in various situations.
"It will prepare them better for con-
flict situations in the world and future,"
Smith said.
In addition to the seminars, students
will also tour some of the international
institutions in both The Hague and
throughout Europe. These spots include
the International Court of Justice, the
International Monetary Fund, the head-
quarters of the European Union and
NATO.

Cody Shearer, president of IIMCR,
said the program will prepare the lead-
ers of tomorrow through close inter-
action between lecturers and students.
"Instead ofjust lecturing, speakers must
spend most of the day with the students,"
Shearer said. "We're trying to have a
conversation between generations."
Shearer saidthisprogram differs from
other programs because it will bring
together a diverse group of world lead-
ers with like-minded students.
"Anyone who is someone in the (U.S.)
government is a friend of mine," Shearer
said. "We will have current negotiating
teams from Israel and Syria. Other lead-
ers, like some of the negotiators from
Bosnia, will also be there.
"We are different because of the net-

work and contacts that we have," he said.
"We just know an awful lot of people."
In addition to a diverse group of
lecturers, IIMCR also hopes to find an
international group of students in its
seminar.
"The program will take no more
than 100 students, with about 50-60.
percent from the U.S," Shearer said.
"We are looking for students that are
articulate, self-confident, well-read
and extraordinarily inquisitive."
Shearer also emphasized the long-
term benefits of the program for the
student participants.
"Students will be involved in a fam-
ily network," he said. "We expect this
program to open doors."
Smith said the university in The

Hague is an ideal place for the program.
in that the city is very diverse and ha.>
worldwide appeal.
"The university (in The Hague) wai
available and also there are U.N. agen-
cies nearby," Smith said. "It is a very
international city."
T-he cost of the seminar is $3,500,
which includes tuition, partial room
and board, and costs of books and
field trips. It is open to students whq
have completed their first year of col,-
lege and have maintained a minimum
3.0 GPA.
Applications must be submitted by
April 15, and a list of attendees will
be announced by May 15. Interested
students should call the institute at
(202)828-0721.

M SA search for
student reps., to
begin early

Ramona Africa
Ramona Africa, the only survivor of the 1985 bombing of the MOVE organization headquarters
at the Trotter House yesterday. Africa was invited by the Free Mumia Coalition.

JONATHAN LURIE/Daily
in Philadelphia, speaks

Museum's 'Death Embrace'
continues semester theme

By Laurie Mayk
Daily Staff Reporter
The Michigan Student Assembly's
campus wide search for student repre-
sentatives on University committees is
starting a few months early this year.
The Campus Governance Committee's
application process, which usually be-
gins in the fall, is already underway for
1996-97 positions.
"For the first time in MSA history,
we're actually conducting the search so
the appointees will hit the ground run-
ning in September," said CGC chair
Probir Mehta.
With the previous procedure, there
was often a gap of several months with-
out a student representative on the cam-
pus committees, Mehta said.
"It's definitely a bonusthat appoint-
ments are going to take place in the
spring," said Rahul Kohli, an LSA
Inteflex sophomore. CGC appointed
Kohli as the undergraduate representa-
tive to the University's Research Policy
Committee.
Kohli said that although his October
appointment was appropriate, several
graduate representatives appointed later
to the committee would have benefited
by an earlier instatement.
CGC solicits and processes applica-
tions from students interested in fill-
ing more than 50 positions on approxi-
mately 20 University committees.
Some of the committees require repre-
sentatives each year and other com-
mittees are for special projects. The
committee recently submitted nomi-
nations to Provost J. Bernard Machen
for student representatives on the
University's presidential search com-
mittee.
"CGC is one of those things that
makes MSA a functioning student gov-
ernment," said MSA Vice President

Applications Availible
Applications for 1996-97 positions
will be available tomorrow at the
Michigan Student Assembly office in
the Michigan Union. Applications are
due in the MSA office by March 15,
1996.
Additional information is available on
the World Wide Web at http://www-
personal. umich.edu/-mjnagran/
cgc.html/
E-mail applications for the
ombudsperson and intergroup
relations program director search
committees will be accepted until 5
p.m. today. Candidates should send
information about qualifications and
time constraints to
pmehta@umich.edu or
mjnagran@umich. edu.
Sam Goodstein.
Currently, applications are being ac-
cepted for student representatives on
the University ombudsperson search
committee and the intergroup relations
program director search committee. The
nominees for these positions must be
approved by the University president
and Board of Regents.
"This is a search for some pretty
important people," Mehta said.
Mehta said CGC's appointments this
year have boosted MSA's presence on
campus.
"This is probably the meat and pota-
toes of the stuff- this is what the real
student involvement is," Mehta said.
"CGC and MSA's goal is to get as
much student involvement as possible,"
said LSA Rep. Michael Nagrant, a CGC
member.
While some ofthe representatives come
from within the assembly, Nagrant said
these are a small percentage of the ap-
pointees.

By Carissa Van Heest
Daily Staff Reporter
A multitude of death images lurks in
the University Museum of Art's Corri-
dor Gallery, in conjunction with the cur-
rent theme semester: "Death, Extinc-
tion, and the Future of Humanity."
The exhibit, titled "Dark Embrace,"
runs through March 17 and consists of
more than 25 prints and drawings de-
picting death in various forms.
"You would think of a death show
being grim, but there are different ways
that death can be represented," said
collections manager Carole McNamara,
who put the show together.
Many of the prints depict religious
scenes, including Christ's crucifixion

and the apocalypse.
Others show more general death im-
ages, such as hangings, skeletons and
war casualties.
Most of the prints date back to before
the 17th century, but the most recent
image is from 1993.
"I think it is really interesting," said
Ann Arbor resident Beth Olsen as she
toured the gallery. "I like comparing the
different time periods to the theme."
The majority of the exhibit consists of
works by European artists.
"Some people have commented that
they wished there was more diver-
sity," said LSA sophomore Melissa
Kim, who works as a guard at the
museum.

All ofthe works are from the museum's
permanent collection.
"It took me over a couple of months
to select all the prints for the exhibit,"
McNamara said. "I very much enjoyed
putting it together."
The final placement of the works in
their respective locations reflects agreat
deal of thought and effort, McNamara
said.
"Dark Embrace" has attracted visitors
for a variety of reasons.
"Every so often I come in to see what is
new," said Ann Arbor resident Harold
Breitkreutz. "I came last summer and I
wanted to come back."
Several humanities classes have also
visited the exhibit, McNamara said.

Zingeran's helps to make art museum 'friendlier'

By Carrie Knowlton
For the Daily
Officials at the University Museum of
Art hope the combination of good music,
beautiful art and delicious food will give
the museum a more inviting atmosphere.
The museum is undergoing a project to
promote better customer service and to
make the museum a "friendlier" place,
said Janet Torno, the museum's assistant
director for administration.
To do this, it enlisted Zingerman's
ZingTrain Inc.-a business dedicated to
educating other organizations about the
importance of customer service.
Ari Weinzweig ofZingTrain conducted
a two-hour long workshop for museum
staff, volunteers and docents on topics
such as the history of customer service at
Zingerman's, basic steps to giving good
service, how to handle a complaint, ac-
knowledging and rewarding good ser-
vice and what great service looks like at

the museum.
Zingerman's is not only providing ser-
vice tips to the museum, though.
They're also providing food.
Torno said as federal funding runs out,
the museum needs to produce some kind
of earned income to make a visitor's
experience at the museum as comfortable
as possible.
"We want to make this a comfortable
place," Torno said. "After all, we aren't
Angell Hall."
To do this, the museum again decided
to come to Zingerman's-not foradvice,
but for their famous baked goods.
The museum is now, for a trial pe-
riod, selling coffee and pastries from
Zingerman's Bakehouse at special
museum events - particularly at the
concerts occasionally held in the mu-
seum.
Laura Bassett Ho, a graduate student in
art history and a former employee of the

museum said she thinks this is a good
idea. "1 would love to see more students
utilize the museum, and if that's the way
to do it, I think it's a great idea."
The goal is to get people excited
about the museum, said William

Hennessey, director of the Museum of
Art.
"If the museum staff could get people
half as excited about our painting by
Guercino as the Zingerman's staff can
about their latest wheel of farmhouse

cheddar, we will have accomplished
something," he said.
If the new project goes as planned, the
museum hopes to eventually open a small
cafe or utilize small vendor pushcarts
directly in the museum.

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