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Veterans' Day
ceremony to be
held on Diag
or Veterans' Day, the Air Force,
and Army detachments of the
'University Reserve Officers Training
Corps will hold a flag ceremony at 11
a.m. today on the Diag.
The ceremony will last an hour, with
a performance by the Army Drill Team,
utnder the command of Cadet Kenny
Kuniyuki. The actual ceremony will be
conducted by the Tri-Service Color
Guard, under the direction of
i'dshipman John Opilariski.
Student wins
Kmart scholarship
This year the Kmart Pharmacy
;Scholarship was awarded to Pharmacy
student Amy Wong. The $1,000 annual
scholarship is granted to a student who
displays excellent performance in the
mnart Pharmacy Internship program at
Streetsboro, Ohio, Kmart store.
Pharmacy students interested in the
program should call Howard Kramer at
(810) 643-1278.
student given
Golden Key honor
Engineering senior James Yurko was
arded the James G. Lewis
Engineering Excellence Award during
the Golden Key National Honor
Society reception. The award was
-named after Lewis, who was a 1951
Engineering graduate- and a strucural
engineer for the U.S Army Corps.
Yurko is the first to receive the $5,000
As a materials science and engineer-
g major, Yurko did research for Ford
Motor Co. and was selected by
..Associate Engineering Dean Wayne
Jones to do specialized lab work.
Restaurant hosts
cancer fund-raiser
.On Thursday, Nov. 14, from 6-9 p.m.
there will be a dinner and jazz event at
* keChianti Restaurant to benefit the
diatric cancer program at the
University's Comprehensive Cancer
Center. The restaurant is located at 3 14
S. Main St. Tickets are $60. For more
information call 764-7170.
Safe House to
hold domestic
violence seminar
As a part of an ongoing series on
,-domestic violence, Safe House will
.hold a panel discussion about battered
women seeking medical care. The next
seminar will be about the effects of
..domestic violence on children.
Seminars are held on the second
Tuesday of each month from noon to 2
p.m. There is no charge and everyone is
encouraged to attend. For more infor-
mation call 973-0242, ext. 202.
Sinder work on

display at Bentley
istorical Library
The work of James Craven, head of
the University's bindery, is on display
at the Bentley Historical Library
through Dec. 23. With materials such
- as leather, marbled paper and watered
Ilk, Craven is able to make simple
bindings of books into art. Admission
is free and the library is open Monday
through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
'and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
=-Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Stephanie Powell.

LOCAL,'STATEThe Michigan Daily - Monday, Novemuer 11, 1996
eek aims to increase alcohol awareness

- JA

By Heather Kamins
Daily Staff Reporter
Students will see first-hand the wran-
gled mess caused by drunk-driving
accidents as they stroll through the Diag
on Wednesday.
This sobering display serves as an
annual reminder of the ill effects of sub-
stance abuse. The crashed car is one of
the many presentations and activities
occurring in the next week as part of the
University's annual Alcohol Awareness
"We have a fair number of students
that binge-drink on our campusand who
suffer very serious side effects (because
of this abuse)," said Maureen Hartford,
vice president for student affairs.
"Much of the research that we've
done on this campus and on campuses

across the country suggests that our stu-
dents are not that different from other
college students." Hartford said.
The week, which is sponsored by the
Substance Abuse Education Network, the
Office of the Vice President for Student
Affairs, University Health Services and
University Housing, includes a large
variety of activities that are meant to edu-
cate students and demonstrate alterna-
tives to drinking.
"We are trying to get students who
drink to drink more responsibly,"
Hartford said.
"We want them to understand that
there are other options than abusive
drinking, especially in social settings,"
she said.
Many of the activities will provide
information on alcohol abuse and the

negative consequences of substance
abuse. These activities include a self-
help panel, motivational speeches, pre-
sentations on alcohol-related violence
against women, alcohol and the law,
and the crashed-car exhibit on the Diag.
Other activities will focus on enter-
tainment and other social alternatives to
drinking. These activities will include
mocktail parties in the residence halls, a
free screening of Leaving Las Vegas,
late-night organized sports, and a drug-
and alcohol-free dance party for les-
bian, gay, bisexual people and friends.
A highlight of Alcohol Awareness
Week is a presentation by motivational
speaker Mike Green, a recovering alco-
holic of more than 15 years. Green has
spoken at the University event for the
last couple of years, and will appear

tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. This event
is sponsored by the Interfraternity
Council and the Panhellenic Association.
"(Green) really seems to talk the talk
of college students." said Wendy Wyte,
interim health education coordinator for
alcohol and other drugs.
"He doesn't beat around the bush. He
really brings out the one-night matters
and issues of alcohol abuse to the fore-
front, not just the (problems and conse-
quences of habitual abusers)," she said.
Every year, IFC and Panhel sponsor
Green because of his unique view of
alcohol awareness and education.
"He's not asking you to stop drink-
ing. He's asking you to look at how you
drink and how often to drink," said Jeff
Kosiorek, vice president of IFC educa-
tion and programming.

The Week's Actl e
Tomorrow: Mike Green, motivational
speaker. Rackham Auditorium. 7:30
Wednesday: Crashed-car display,
Diag, 10 a.mn.-2 p.m.
You Wanna Party?? presentation on
alcohol and the law, Michigan
Union. Jones Room. 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Thursday: Dangerous Promises, pre-
sentation on violence against
women, Michigan League, Hussey
Room, noon-1 p.m.
Friday: Late-night Sober Sensation,
4-on-4 volleyball, 3-on-3 basketball.,
CCRB. 10:30 p.m,-2 a.m.

Students look to change
cities by urban planning


By Mike Haven
For the Daily
To get students excited about urban
planning and to reinforce the interest of
students who may enter a career in the
planning field, the urban and regional
planning program sponsored a "Career
Exploration Day" on Saturday.
"We are trying to expose more under-
graduates to urban planning and show
them what it is all about," said urban
planning Prof. Robert Marans, who is
chair of the pro-
gram. The week-
end event, at the We ha

long and illustrious history," Gerkens
said. "The profession changes every
decade as new socio-economic prob-
lems arise. We have to rise to new
challenges and continue to expand on
what's been done in the past."
Professors at the event said the main
challenge for faculty members is to get
students acquainted with the profes-
sion. Unfortunately, most students are
not informed about planning until they
are already in other fields, Gerkens

ve people

Art and
Building on
North Campus,
attracted more
than 40 students.
To help stu-
dents understand
the essence of

from all different
-Kate Warner
Urban planning assoc. prof.

said. Students are
recruited from all
areas of acade-
mia, which cre-
ates a diverse stu-
dent body.
Kate Warner.
an associate pro-
fessor of urban
planning, said
the diversity of
planning is its

experiences in the real world as well as
current career opportunities.
Kauser Razvi, a second-year gradu-
ate student and head of the Urban
Planning Students Association, said she
finds the work rewarding.
"I'm very interested in changiig
cities:" she said. "I love city life and want
to help solve the problems within them"
Like her professors. Razvi said she
knows the program needs to be pubti-
cized. "We want to expose people to
planning and tell them what it's 4Il
about," she said.
Kinesiology first-year student BilI
LaRosa said he attended the event to
learn more about the field. "I'm inter-
ested in urban planning and I just want-
ed to check out what it's all about.
Undergraduate students who want to
learn more about planning can take the
introductory course "introduction to
Urban and Environmental Plannngi
which offers a "solid background" on
the subject, Warner said.
"The class is designed to infortm
those who don't know anything abouut
the profession." she said.
The urban and regional planning pro-
gram consists of a master's degree pro-
gram in urban planning and a research-
oriented doctoral program in urban.
technological and environmental plan-
ning. Both are two-year graduate prb-

the profession, urban planning Prof.
Laurence Gerkens spoke about the his-
tory and diversity of planning.
Professional planning offers various
fields of concentration including trans-
portation, city development and inter-
national planning, he said. Gerkens
added that urban planning requires an
understanding of society and a dedica-
tion to helping it.
"Planning is a profession with a

greatest appeal.
"Planning covers so many areas. We
have people from all different back-
grounds." Warner said. "You don't need
a B.A. in architecture, just an interest in
problem solving and improving the
physical environment."
Students were given the opportunity
to speak with faculty and current grad-
uate students at Saturday's event. A
panel of five alums talked about their

Emily Hirsh Palacios, a former urban planning student at the University, speaks to
future urban planners and several alums Saturday at the School of Art and
Architecture Building, where a "Career Exploration Day" was held to explain and
promote careers in urban planning.

hrita ge
By Alice Robinson
Daily Staff Reporter
Students who have always dreamed of
being on "Jeopardy" will have the
opportunity to test their brainpower this
"Islamic Jeopardy" kicks off Islam
Awareness Week today in the basement
of the Michigan Union, testing students'
knowledge and giving them new infor-
mation. The question-and-answer game
will run during the day through
Wednesday in the common area across
from the Michigan Union Ticket Office.
Islam Awareness Week is being spon-
sored by several organizations, includ-
ing Michigan Student Assembly and
the Muslim Students' Association.
Organizers hope students will become
more knowledgeable about Islam
through lectures, exhibits and activites
throughout the week. They hope to clear
up common misconceptions associated
with Islamic practices and culture.
LSA senior Asif Harsolia, president

Upcoming Events
Today: Islamic Jeopardy, Union
Basement, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Runs
through Wednesday.
Tonight: Lecture on: Who is God?
Law Quad, Hutchins Hall -- Room
100, 7 p.m.
Tomorrow: Islamic Fair, Media Union
Thursday, Nov. 14: Lecture: "Islam:
The complete way of life," Law
Qupd, Hutchins Hall ~ Room 150
of the Muslim Student Association,
said, "It is important to understand that
Muslims are not crazy, fanatical terror-
ists that run around blowing up planes
and beating their women, but educated
members of American society."
Harsolia said Muslims "are our
peaceful neighbors who are striving to
uphold the highest standards of morali-
ty and decency."
Harris Ahmad. an LSA senior who
coordinated the week's activities, said
he hopes to dispel some myths in the
upcoming week. "Most people don't
understand why (Muslims) do the
things they do," he said.
"Say they see us praying in the
library," Ahmad said. "... a lot of times
they don't understand"
The cultural week is celebrated by
more than 300 other colleges nationwide.

Greeks hit the streets to
clean up for winter season

By Bram Elias
Daily Staff Reporter
Nearly 150 people from nine Greek
houses met at Phi Delta Gamma frater-
nity this Saturday - and the surround-
ing Oxbridge community may never
look the same.
Saturday was "Oxbridge
Neighborhood Association/Fraternity
Service Day," an outreach program
organized by University fraternities
and sororities to help the surrounding
community. Greek members spent the

picked up trash.
Fraternity and sorority members ser-
viced about 30 households that had
contacted ONA requesting housework,
and also renovated Douglas Park.
Postman's Rest Park, and the Angell
Elementary School.
Simultaneously, they reconnected the
fraternity system to the surrounding
community, said Ari Nisman, president
of Tau Kappa Epsilon.
"We did a fantastic job today. The
whole neighborhood benefitted," he
said. "I think
that everybody.

day cleaning up
local parks and
p r e p a r i n g
homes for the
winter months.
"This is revo-
lutionary - to
amass a work-
load of 150
Greek members
to help the neigh-
borhood," said

"The wJ


bene fited. "
- Ari Nisman
Tau Kappa Epsilon president

in every hotise,
has a sense of
community ties.
and a bond to
our neighbor-
hood. That's
what happens
when you get
out and help the

ONA/Fraternity Service Day shows
the Greek system at its best, a light in
which it should be seen more often.
"Events such as this serve to relieve
the Greek system of the negative stereo-
types that have plagued us for some
time now," McGoun said. "Fraternities
and sororities are engaged in so much
philanthropic activity, but little has been
But Oxbridge community residents
said they appreciate the Greek houses
"They're doing so much more than
we ever anticipated," said Cynthia
Noble-Vesecky, an Oxbridge communi-
ty resident. "Residents and fraternities
will probably think differently of each
other now. We're very appreciative of
what they did.
Heikkinendsaid she couldi't agree
"(The volunteers) were hard workers.
they were really going at it. The help
was terrific, she said. "Projects got
done that never would have been done
City Councilmember David Kwan
(R-2nd Ward), who volunteered along-
side students, said the fraternity and
sorority members did more than their
share of work.
"We'd like to get more of the neigh-
bors to get out there and work alongside
the guys," Kwan said. "The fraternities
organized this very, very well."


Sam McGoun, president of Phi Gamma
Delta, also known as Fiji. "You're just
not going to find something like this
anywhere else. This is special."
From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. volun-
teers fanned out from Fiji, located at
707 Oxford St., and spread to differ-
ent locations in the Oxbridge area
surrounding Oxford Street. They
raked leaves, prepared gardens for
winter, pruned bushes and trees and

ONA Secretary Prue Heikkinen said
the day helped the Greek system dis-
spell some common misconceptions
about Greek-community relations.
"This was great" Heikkinen said.
"People think that residents who live
near fraternities and sororities just get
the butt of their noise, but we also get
the benefits of their service. They are
genuinely helpful."
McGoun said he thinks

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1429 Hill St., 7 p.m.
J Women's Book Group, 662-518
House, 802 Monroe; 12-1 p
J "Alcohol Organization Self-He
Discussion," sponsored
University Health Service
Building, Room 4070, 2-3:
J "Blood Battle 1996," spons
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League, 1-7 p.m.
- "Cage Demonstration andl

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hall rooms, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on
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Information Session," sponsored Wide'
by CP&P, Michigan League, J Campus
Kalamazoo Room, 6-8 p.m. Selec
p Panel J "Success Strategies for Graduate able
by School: Roundtable Discussion for Pierp
, Frieze Women in Science and En neering," Q English
30 p.m. sponsored by CP&P, B, Maize Tutor
ored by Auditorium, 5:10-6:30 p.m. 444C
Michigan 7 "Summer Research Opportunities at JNorthwa
the NIH," sponsored by Office of Lobby
Petition Student Biomedical Research J Psycho c

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