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8B - The Michigan Daily - New Student Edition - September 3, 1996

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Continued from Page 7B
Society of Women
Engineers
Mass Meeting: Sept. 12, 1800
Chemistry Building
The Society of Women Engineers is a
non-profit, educational organization
whose mission is to stimulate women to
achieve full potential as engineers and
leaders, to positively expand the image
of the engineering profession and to
demonstrate the value of diversity.
SWE coordinates and sponsors
the annual Professional Development
Day and the Career Fair, which will be
held Oct. 6 and 7, respectively. This is
a great chance to improve or start a
resume, to apply for a summer intern-
ship or just to get your name and face
in front of recruiters.
SWE also sponsors Pre-Interviews, a
chance for companies to tell students
more about themselves. Plant trips,
coordinated by SWE, show students
what a production plant is like, and
Mentor Day gives students the oppor-
tunity to follow an engineer around for
a day. Big Sib/Little Sib is a great way
to learn more about the College of
Engineering, classes, how to write a
resume or how to interview.
On Sept. 12, come to room 1800 in
the Chemistry Building on Central
Campus to learn more about what
SWE can do for you. Look for flyers
around campus for the exact time of the
meeting.
- By Amy Weener SWE secretarv,

I think I must have read at least 100
magazines this summer.
These have included countless copies
of Cosmopolitan, Mademoiselle and all
the rest of the women's magazines no
one buys for any reason other than the
funny sex quizzes; Details, Rolling

Stone and others
that had the exact
same article about
aliens and "Inde-
pendence Day";
Readers' Digest,
People and more
publications in the
doctor's waiting
room; even
Newsweek, U.S.
News and World
Report, and, con-
summate Democ-
rat though I am,
while stuck on the
USAir Shuttle, I
even read that bas-
tion of Republican-

Even the mind needs summer exercise

STEPHANIE Jo
KLEIN
Live from
New York

While they are fun to read (I can
lend a copy from my stacks!) as I relax
after days at my summer reporting job
at home in New York, I am starting to
think there is something missing from
my piles of reading material. Actually,
I think what's missing is my mind.
Not that I've lost my mind, but it's
been pushed aside for a while and is in
a major state of disuse. My little grey
cells are buried in articles about the
latest bathing suit trends. Even at
work, my mind isn't always getting
quite enough exercise. In July, I inter-
viewed a 98-year-old weaver with an
exhibit in the public library. How's that
for excitement?
What I think I'm arriving at is that I
am looking forward to getting back to
U-M. Don't ask me how or why -
after having mono and not being able
to finish the term until well into the
summer -- I seem to be in a hurry to
go back for more.
Don't get me wrong. I didn't pack
my bags too early. But I welcomed my
departure for Ann Arbor when it was
finally time for classes again.
Although the soda was free at my
parents' backyard BBQ parties, the
conversation wasn't as intellectually
charged as it might be with friends at
the Rendezvous Cafe or the NAC.
Similarly, writing a 50-word entry on
"Why I'm a Cosmo girl" is no substi-
tute for the kiind of thought-provoking

assignments I had in my "Theater and
Social Change" class.
Being home, and. well, amazingly
bored, made me realize there is a rea-
son I long to put down my magazines
in favor of a few interesting coursepa-
cks toward the end of summer. I like to
learn and the University of Michigan in
Ann Arbor is a fun place to do it.
This does not change the fact that I
have a stack of magazines in my roona
dwarfing my dresser. But it does mealy
that in order to satisfy my hunger for
knowledge before I returned to cam-
pus, I read more carefully the articles
about the new Senate leadership of
Trent Lott or the debates on cigarette
regulation, even though I already know
nicotine IS addictive and the cigarette
companies know it too!
Perhaps, if my brain cells awaken
enough, I'll even attempt to read
"Ulysses," which I should have read
for my Irish Literature class, but never
did. (I can say this out loud now -
my professor has retired and has
already given me a grade.)
Before that, though, I think I'm
going to finish that Cosmo article,
"How to give a man nothing and make
him beg for more." After all, it is edu-
cational.
- Stephanie Jo Klein is a Daily s
reporter and an LSA junior: She c
be reached over e-mail at
stephijo@umich. edit.

PEAL
ON...

ness, The Weekly Standard.
Now, one could rightly say that with
a four-month summer, I have been a
little bit bored. One could also say that
I have probably spent too much time
wading through the perfume inserts in
order to get to those Cosmo stories
like "Tales from the Mile High Club"
or "10 ways to turn your man from a
dudmuffin into a studmuffin."

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