February 2005


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"Bryant A. Jones" <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 1 Feb 2005 10:14:50 -0500
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Dear UVM Students,

1.    Campus News – Late Night Bus now services Trinity, CO detectors
2.    SGA Presents:  DID YOU KNOW?
3.    SGA Club of the Week – UVM’s Vantage Point
4.    Black History month and Black Student Union events
5.    UVM Basketball – get your tickets at SGA – quick before they’re gone
6.    College Republicans Bring Daniel Flynn – February 2 at 7pm in Ira Allen
7.    Figure Skating Club looking for recruits
8.    Tryout for Women’s Club Basketball – Feb. 7th or 8th
9.    Winter Formal – February 12th
10.   New CATS Shuttle Routes
11.   Motor Board Announcement for Juniors
12.   UVM Participates in RecycleMania!
13.   CALS logo contest

~Check out the Student Government Association website anytime to find contact
information and campus events http://www.uvm.edu/sga or find more events at
~February is Black History Month, see item 4 to find out events and information
about this important month.

1.  Campus News   ----------------------------
     Out of requests from students, SGA met with the directors of Parking and
Transportation and agreed to change the Late Night Shuttle route.  The new
route will include stops at Trinity campus during each loop.  Previously, the
bus would only stop at Trinity if asked.  For a list of scheduled stops see
item 8 below.
      With the recent tragedy that occurred Sunday at Redstone Apartments,
please take precaution and purchase a carbon monoxide (CO) detector.  If you
are renting you can ask your landlord to provide the CO detector, however, they
are not required to do so by law.  If your landlord declines, please spend the
money to purchase a CO detector from a nearby hardware store.  CO is colorless
and odorless and can be lethal.  The detector ranges from $25 to $50 depending
on the brand and capability.  It is worth the investment.

2.  DID YOU KNOW?   ----------------------------
**Enron has nothing on my financial woes**
     Are you cash strapped after buying books and still need to find a
work-study job?  UVM offers an abundance of work study opportunities.  Anything
from Research Assistant to Lifeguard to receptionist at a resident hall.  To
find out how to find a work study job you will like follow this link:

To see current work-study jobs that are available follow this link:

If you don’t have work study then you can look into the following on campus
jobs: Chatty Cats: http://www.alumni.uvm.edu/phone/
UVM TPS Shuttle Driver: (802) 656-8012 ask for Mary Provost or Mike Altman
Fletcher Allen Health Care: (802) 847-2722

**Interior Decorating on a Martha Stewart Prison Budget**
     Recycle North on Pine Street offers an abundance of second hand gentle used
household items.  From electronics to furniture Recycle North has it all.  So
head on down if you need to jazz up your dorm room.  A perky about going to
Recycle North is that you will be supporting a non-profit and the prices on
items reasonably accommodate a college student’s budget.  You can visit Recycle
North online at: http://www.recyclenorth.org/ or at their store location on 266
Pine Street in Burlington.

CoSAC needs your help. Do you have an idea for future “Did you know” tips?  If
so please e-mail Andrew Kehl at [log in to unmask]  This could be a question you
want answer, and interesting fact, or a tip that you think will benefit the UVM
community.  All ideas and thoughts are welcomed.
3. SGA Club of the Week   ----------------------------

                         UVM’s Vantage Point

You might not know this, but UVM has a magazine especially developed for
celebration of the arts, everything from poetry, prose, photography, drawings,
paintings, and prints can be found here. It is the goal of Vantage Point to
provide a forum for artistic and literary expression for those affiliated with
the University. Their weekly meetings are in Old Mill Room 500; they are
currently looking for new submissions and new members. Think you have an
artistic eye, a since for flare fashion and style, then check out Vantage
Point. No experience is necessary and all students are encouraged to join. For
more information please e-mil Rachel Brown (Editor): [log in to unmask] or
Zachary Holtz (Editor): [log in to unmask]

Express yourself from your advantage, your Vantage Point…
Find more information at http://www.uvm.edu/~sgaclubs/club_detail.php?CID=94

4.  Black History Month events   ----------------------------
     In honor of Black History Month, we will be sending out biographies of
Black pioneers in America who have made some kind of impact within the
Black/African-American community, the nation, and the world.  Black history is
one of many cultural histories that have been left out of our formal educations
throughout the United States.  It is only necessary for us to educate ourselves
about the historical events that have taken place and consequently, have
transformed American society forever.
     The ALANA Student Center will be emailing a biography each day to raise our
awareness of the many intelligent, dynamic, and passionate
Black/African-Americans that have lived before us, as well as those who live
among us.  Student Government will send out a biography each week.  We hope you
enjoy the upcoming biographies and take the time to actively educate yourself
about the Black Pioneers of our time.

          This week James Meredith is the featured African-American.

Below are upcoming events focused on Black History month:
2/5/05 Urban Flava Performance, @ 1pm, Patrick Gym
2/10 Black Histroy themed Rythm and Brews, @ 8pm, Fire Place Lounge, L/L
2/11 BSU sponsered Breakfast at the ALANA Student Center 9am
2/15, A hair Discussion, at the ALANA Center 7pm
2/22 VOICES panel ALANA Center 630 pm
2/28 BSU's Closing event. Time and place TBA

5.  Get your basketball tickets at SGA   ----------------------------
     Men’s basketball tickets are available at the Student Government Office in
the Billings Student Center.  Come get them before they are gone.  All games
are sold out to the public.  Only student tickets are left.  Get them quickly.

         This weekend there is a home game against Northeastern.

                       *Student Ticket Policy*
FREE student tickets to UVM men's hockey, men’s & women’s basketball games will
be available at the Student Government office in Billings and the Patrick Gym
ticket office starting on Monday of the week of the game at 9:00am. Tickets
will be available until Tuesday at 5:00pm or until they are sold out.  (1 per
student per game for that week) Any tickets not picked up by students will go
on sale to the general public starting Wednesday at 9:00am.
*Students must show their valid UVM ID AND FREE STUDENT TICKET at the door to
gain entrance to the game.
* Hockey - Students should use the designated student entrance and seating area
- SECTIONS 9, 10, 11, 12
* Basketball - Students should use the designated student entrance and seating
area - SECTION 10 or the upper half of SECTION 8

6. College Republicans Bring Daniel Flynn   ----------------------------

                             Daniel Flynn
 Intellectual Morons: How Ideology Makes Smart People Fall For Stupid Ideas
                       Wednesday February 2, 2005
                          7pm Ira Allen Chapel

Free and open to the public more info on Dan can be found at:
http://www.yaf.org/speakers/grassroots/dan_flynn_aia.html or

7. Figure Skating Club looking for recruits   ----------------------------
     Are you a figure skater that would love to expand their talent into the
synchronized skating area? Synchronized skating is a team event where eight or
more skaters perform programs where they are judged on the formations they make
and how in sync their footwork is (like synchronized swimming but on ice!)
     The University of Vermont Club skating team is starting a synchronized
skating team that will be NCAA recognized and we are looking for skaters of all
levels to make this team a success. If you are interested please come to an
informational meeting at 6pm on Thursday, February 3rd in the warm-up area of
the Gutterson Rink.

For more details please contact Christine Fitzsimmons at [log in to unmask]
                              Happy Skating!

8. UVM Women’s Club Basketball!!   ----------------------------
     Wanna try something new? Is the intramural basketball season not long
enough for you?  Miss the fun, competitiveness, and instruction of high school
basketball?  Here’s your chance to have fun, meet new people, and get some
exercise all at the same time!  Be a part of UVM Women’s Club Basketball!

Tryouts:          Feb. 7th 7pm – 9:30pm Patrick Gym
                  Feb. 8th 7pm – 9:30pm Patrick Gym

Go to http://www.uvm.edu/~sgaclubs and search for women’s basketball for more
info!  Weekly games will be held for anyone, regardless of whether you make the
team or not!  Gym credit will be available whether or not you are selected for
the travel team!

9. Winter Formal    ----------------------------
     To kick off the last semester of our college careers, the Senior Class
Council will be hosting a Winter Formal on Saturday, February 12th from 9pm
until 1am.

This event will be held in the Exhibition Hall at the Sheraton Burlington.

Tickets are $25 per couple and $15 per individual. However, a “couple” is just
two people - no date required!

Free buses will be provided to and from the formal, stopping at all major
intersections on Main, Union, Pearl and Prospect Streets. Go to
http://www.alumni.uvm.edu/2005 for more information.

All ages are allowed to attend the event with a cash bar, must have ID.

Bring your friends and dress your best! This will be a night of dancing,
socializing, and a perfect opportunity to enjoy the last months of senior year.

10.  CATS SHUTTLE ROUTES   ----------------------------

                       ON-CAMPUS SHUTTLE
The On-Campus bus will no longer stop at the Living and Learning Directors
Circle.  Instead, it will now stop at the CCTA Bus Stops at Main/University
Heights (near the crossing light) and at the Harris/ Millis Dining Hall.  These
stops will be covered in both the north and south directions.

                      LATE NIGHT SHUTTLE
Hours:  12:00am – 3:00am  Thursday –Saturday
(last bus leaves WDW 2:30am and does complete loop)


WDW to right on South Prospect, left on Maple Street, right on St. Paul Street,
right on College Street, left on South Union, right on North Street, right on
Willard, left up Pearl, left into Trinity Campus, back down Pearl, left on
South Prospect, left on Main to Living and Learning, Harris Millis, Patrick Gym
and Coolidge.
All corners along Maple Street (on-demand)
St. Paul/Main
St. Paul/College
College/South Union
All corners along Union (on-demand)
North Street/Willard
Mercy Hall (the bus will stop here each loop) – this is a change in the bus
CBW (on-demand)
                    Transportation and Parking Services
                           Shuttle Hotline 656-8000

11. Mortar Board   ----------------------------
               Juniors:  An Announcement about Mortar Board

If you have junior standing, have a 3.2 or better GPA, and expect to graduate in
either December 2005 or May 2006, you are eligible to apply for membership in
Mortar Board, a national senior honor society.  For more information about
Mortar Board and for application materials please visit this website:

12. UVM Participates in RecycleMania!   ----------------------------
     Beginning January 30th, UVM will begin a 10 week long competition called
RecycleMania, in which 50 universities around the U.S. try to collect the
largest amount of recyclables from residence halls, on-campus apartments, and
dining halls, and in the end, see which university has the highest recycling

This program aims to increase recycling participation on campus among students
and staff, to heighten awareness of the participating school's waste management
and recycling programs, and to lower waste generated on campus by reducing,
reusing, and recycling. Weekly statistics will be posted at

So remember, RECYCLE paper, cans and bottles (#1 and 2 only!), as well as
cardboard, batteries (at your complex front desk or the SGA office), and much
more. Contact your ECO-Rep for more information, or check out
http://www.recyclemaniacs.org or http://www.uvm.edu/recycle

13. CALS logo contest    ---------------------------
               Be an artist for CALS and win $200!
     UVM’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) is holding a contest
to produce a new graphic to represent our college. CALS encompasses a wide
array of departments and disciplines.
     We are looking for a creative concept to embody our working slogan, “From
Cells to Society”, to represent our majors from microbiology and molecular
genetics to the community and global application of these sciences, and
everything in between.  Take a look at our departments and programs to create
an image to represent CALS. You can be as creative as you would like. In fact,
we challenge you to be as creative as possible!
    Winning submissions may be used in marketing materials, on our website, or
even on CALS apparel and submissions will be displayed in Morrill Hall next
     Open to Students, Staff, and Faculty of the University of Vermont.
     Go to our website http://www.uvm.edu/CALS for more information and
submission form.  Just click on the contest link!  If you have any questions
call: Aaron Ferguson in the CALS Dean’s Office @ 656-9738 or
E-mail @ [log in to unmask]

                                                       (o o)

Enjoy the sun and be careful around the construction,

Bryant Jones
Student Government Association

P.S.  This shout-out goes to Ms. Fisher!!  Jogging is cool.

~ Student Government Association
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