up for fun at UM
Liz Payer (right) discusses the benefits of
rowing with a potential rowing club member during
the sixth annual Club Sports Expo at the Wellness
Center on Tuesday. More than 300 faculty, staff,
and students attended the event to sign up for
sports such as bowling, soccer, lacrosse, and
diving. For more information on joining a sport,
visit the Club
Sports Web page.
get this party started!
There's a Hurricane
Watch, and it's not about the weather. You probably know that this
is a big football weekend as the 'Canes prepare for cross-state
rivals the University of Florida Gators (see below).
The festivities begin Friday, September 5, with the Feast
on Florida breakfast featuring head coach Larry Coker (read
below for more information), followed by a pep rally with the
cheerleaders, marching band, and Sebastian the Ibis, 12 p.m., at
the Rock at the Whitten University Center. For those attending the
game, remember that Orange Bowl gates now open 1 1/2 hours prior
to kickoff. For all of your updated, game-day information, such
as parking, gate times, and transportation, be sure to log onto
Central on the Athletics Web site.
Have lunch at the Faculty Club
Faculty Club, located in the Whitten University Center, is open
for the fall semester to faculty and administrators. Experience
a relaxing atmosphere while you enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet
prepared by Chef Oscar. Parties of five or more people can reserve
a table by calling 305-284-6983. Regular business hours are
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Web site redesigned
Library's Web site, recently redesigned and featuring a Flash-based
navigation system, is now live. This fall the site will launch both
an e-chat reference service and robust meta-database interlinking
system. Faculty and staff are encouraged to have a look at the Richter
Library Web log to read more about some of these new services.
Parking permits at the Whitten University
students, faculty, and staff who apply for 2004 parking permits
via EASY may pick up their permit at the information desk in the
lobby of the Whitten University Center between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
through Friday, September 26. 'Cane Card ID and vehicle registration
are all that's required to pick up the new parking permits.
Beat the heat with a cool treat
Take a break
from the hot weather and enjoy some ice cream. "Dipping Dots,"
the ice cream of the future, is open from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.,
Monday through Friday, outside the Whitten University Center across
from the Bookstore. You can choose from three flavors: chocolate,
vanilla, or cookies n' cream for only $3.
McConnell, director of Parking and Transportation
oversee the parking and transportation operations
on the Coral Gables campus.
memorable UM moment:
Handling the parking and shuttle needs for each
year's spring commencement ceremonies.
movie scripts to Memento and Solaris,
and A Dead Man in Deptford by Anthony
TV show you'd most like to be on:
It's not really a reality show. It's called
Mystery Science Theater 3000, a show
that can be surprisingly sophisticated at times,
downright funny, and the best showcase for some
of the worst movies ever made.
week at home with a video store that delivers
or a week in the Keys. Both would be great.
to start your day:
NPR and a cold diet Coke.
Free computer books in the breezeway
The Division of Continuing Studies Computer Training
Group will give away computer books in the Whitten University Center
breezeway, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., today, September 4. The
books are surplus or slightly old computer textbooks that are no
longer needed. Staff members also will be on hand to discuss computer-training
classes available, such as the University of Miami Office Specialist
certification, which trains, tests, and certifies your skills in
Windows, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
Bring your financial questions to the
from TIAA-CREF will be at the Medical campus, Thursday, September
11, and the Coral Gables campus, Friday, September 12,
to conduct individual financial counseling sessions. To schedule
an appointment, visit http://www.tiaa-cref.org/moc
or call 1-877-267-4510.
Hire a rower to clean your house
men's crew team is raising money by doing your chores! For $15 per
person per hour on a Saturday or Sunday of your choice, a rower
will do any house or yard work. Money raised helps to offset travel
expenses so the team can compete in national regattas such as the
South Eastern Championships and the Dad Vail National Championships.
Interested? Contact Wes Geyer
at 305-761-6343 or 305-689-3838.
Show your spirit with a UM tag
it's time to renew your vehicle's license plate, why not show your
Hurricane spirit with a UM collegiate license tag? When you renew
your registration at your local
tax collector's office, simply let them know you want to replace
your current tag with a specialty license plate. If it is not time
to replace the metal plate (every five years), you will pay a few
additional dollars. The UM specialty tags cost an additional $25
each year, which goes back to UM. For more information, contact
the Specialty License Plate office at 850-414-2541, or visit
7 Microsoft Certified Application Developer
(MCAD) and Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) certifications.
The Division of Continuing Studies Computer Training Group will
be offering Sunday classes for MCAD and MCSD certifications. For
more information, visit the Computer
Training Group Web site or call 305-284-5800.
Assistance in a Transitional Cuba: The Role of Volunteerism and
Non-Governmental Organizations. The Institute
for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies presents the luncheon seminar,
12 to 2 p.m., at Casa Bacardi. The cost is $25 for the luncheon
and seminar, and it's free to faculty and staff without lunch. For
those interested in reserving a space for lunch, call the institute
at 305-284-2822 (CUBA).
9 through October 9 UM
Office Specialist (UMOS). UMOS is a certification
course created by the University to establish a nationally recognized
standard of business computer skills. It is an intensive, hands-on
computer training course that teaches, tests, and certifies all
the core skills for Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint,
and Outlook. The first daytime class will run from 1 to 5 p.m.,
Tuesdays and Thursdays, at Allen Hall. Night and weekend classes
also are available. A more detailed description can be found at
12 and 13 Health
Research Ethics in the Americas. UM's John E.
Fogarty International Center and the University-wide ethics programs
are teaming up for this two-day workshop in the Lois Pope LIFE Center
on UM's Medical campus. For more information, call 305-243-3213
or visit the Ethics Program
16 to October 25 Sales
Academy Certificate (level 1).
Gain the competitive edge with UM's results-driven sales curriculum,
offered by the Division of Continuing Studies. For more information,
Program in Healthcare Management. The Division of Continuing
Studies is now accepting registration for two courses, Technology
and Its Effects on the Healthcare Industry (Monday, September
22, to Monday, October 20) and Economic Structures
(Wednesday, September 24, to Wednesday, October 22).
Each course is 15 hours and costs $375. Tuition remission is available
to University employees if the course is work-related. A total of
six courses is needed to earn the certificate. For more information,
visit the Koubek Memorial
Center Web site and click the Courses Taught in English link.
1 to December 12 Investment
Learn to survive
and prosper in today's challenging financial environment. Learn
more at an information session, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, September
10, in room 101 of Allen Hall. R.S.V.P. at 305-284-2614.
is almost here!
Hurricanes' home opener for the 2003 season
is Saturday, September 6, when they
host instate rival the University of Florida
Gators at the Orange Bowl. The teams last
met at the Orange Bowl on September 5, 1987,
with Miami taking a 31-4 victory. Show your
Hurricane pride and rock the Orange Bowl
for this nationally televised matchup by
wearing your Hurricane orange and green.
If you don't have tickets, go to GameWorks
in South Miami or at the Sawgrass Mills
Mall for the official Hurricane Watch Parties
and receive discounts on food, games, and
special Hurricane beverages.
the artist Kerry Coppin at the Lowe Art Museum.
and UM professor Kerry Coppin for an overview of his work
featured in the annual UM faculty show, 7 to 8 p.m., followed
by closing reception from 8 to 10 p.m. Free for museum members
and UM students, faculty, and staff; $5 for nonmembers; $3
for non-UM students.
artist Ludacris with opening act Trouble Is. Sunseeker
Entertainment presents this concert at the UM Convocation
Center starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale at the UM
Convocation Center box office and all Ticketmaster locations
for $29.25 ($34.25 day of show). For more information, call
305-284-8686 or visit the UM
Convocation Center Web site.
on Florida Breakfast. Join
head football coach Larry Coker, Sebastian the Ibis, UM cheerleaders,
and host Don Bailey, Jr., of Sports Radio 560 WQAM to kick
off the 'Canes home season opener against in state rivals
the University of Florida Gators at the UM Convocation Center.
The event runs from 7:30 to 9 a.m., and costs $16 for Hurricane
Club Members, $18 for nonmembers. Seats are still available.
The deadline to order is Friday, August 29. Call 305-284-6699
to reserve your seat.
the fun and help raise money for UM women's athletics as Dianna
Coker, wife of head football coach Larry Coker, teaches the
basics of college football at 11 a.m. in the Knight Sports
Complex. A football tutorial, lunch, interaction with student-athletes,
prizes, and an appearance by Coach Coker are all included.
Table sponsorships and individual tickets are available. The
annual event is sponsored by Women Helping Women, established
to enhance the knowledge and support of the University's women's
athletic programs. For more information, call 305-284-2400
or visit http://hurricanesports.com.
Two-Person Golf Scramble. The
Wellness Center is holding an Intramural Two-Person Golf Scramble
at the newly renovated Miccosukee Golf Course. Entry deadline
is 5 p.m., Friday, September 5, at the Wellness Center
offices. The cost is $30 for students and $35 for non-students
and is open to anyone. There will be a putting contest and
longest drive contest during the event, and a raffle will
be held during dinner served by Quiznos. Entries are open
to the first 144 registrations. For more information, contact
Jason Carroll at 305-284-8518.
You can also find out more about the tournament at Intramural