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Dear UVM Students,

1.   News that affects students!!
       - Passports required when returning to the USA
2.   SGA Election Results
3.   Former Astronaut Jerry Linenger to Speak at UVM
       - The lecture is April 13th in Ira Allen Chapel at 4pm
       - Tickets are free and available in the SGA office and the UVM Bookstore
4.   Athletic Medicine Massage Nights
       - April 12-14 in Patrick Gym
5.   Do you know Gandhi?  April 8 at 7pm CC Theater
6.   UVM Red Cross Club
       - CPR and First Aid Training Days
7.   UVM’s 1st Diversity Day
       - Sponsored by the Inter-Residence Association (IRA)
8.   ECHO Fashion Show organized by the Panhellenic Council
       - April 8 at 8pm
9.   3rd Annual DREAM SPRING THING
       - April 15 from 4-7pm on Redstone Green
10.  Fishbowl discussion
       - Gender and the U.S. educational system
       - The discussion is open to the whole UVM community
11.  Young Entrepreneurs in Agriculture and Local Foods
12.  Sustainable Business Summer Intensive
13.  Refugee Provider Panel
14.  You can make a difference
       - Campus Climate Survey
       - http://www.uvm.edu/~aaeo/campusclimatesurvey/
15.  City Year is looking for Volunteer’s
       - See Career Services in L/L for more info
16.  National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Panel
       - Promises to be a powerful panel and discussion, April 12 at 7pm

~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
http://www.uvm.edu/~bored

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1.  News that affects students!!   ----------------------------
    This is a heads up to students about new US boarder initiatives.  Passports
will be required when traveling back into the United States from Canada,
Mexico, Bermuda, Panama, and the Caribbean.  The new rules will be phased in
over the next three years and are meant to tighten the national boarders and
protect the nation from terrorism.  The new requirements are being initiated by
the Department for Homeland Security.  Canadian citizens will also be required
to have passports to enter the USA.  In response to the new regulations,
Canadian officials are also looking into requiring American citizens to have a
passport to enter Canada.
    A STATE LICENSE WILL NO LONGER BE ADEQUATE TO RETURN TO THE UNITED STATES!!
Please go to http://www.dhs.gov/dhspublic/display?content=4433 for more
information.
    The Diversity and Equity Unit at UVM will have a satellite office in the
new Davis Student Commons.  The plans call for a small office with a lounge.
The Unit stated, “We are thrilled at the prospect of The ALANA Student Center,
LGBTQA Services, and The Women's Center sharing a student focused environment.
Imagine the prospects for increased collaboration, learning and activism!”
    The Department of Student Life, located on the fourth floor of Billings has
a limited number of CO detectors for FREE and they are giving them out to
students.  Stop by before they run out.

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2.  SGA Senate Election Results   ----------------------------
The results are in…the new senator’s for the 2005-2006 academic year are (in no
particular order):

On Campus
Matt McLaughlin, DaVaughn Bryan, Scott McCarty, Andrew Stark, Sam Houghteling,
AJ Schmidt, Max Berger, Ivan Torres, Sylvia Maioriello-Gallus, Ben Porter,
Grace Martin, Renee Lariviere, Kesha Ram, Adam Crawford, Samuel Maron

Off Campus
John McGill, Meghan Krezinski, Allyson Black-Foley, Ben Blumberg, Gregg
Klein-Hertzel, Diana Coconubo, Sean Haggerty, Natalia Fajardo, Emily Kueffner,
Paul Bedrosian, Bent Cardan, Hayley Block, Helaine ALon, Sean Hegan, Cecelia
Woods-Smith, Seth Bowden, Morgan Hollister, Justin Brosnan, Ben Wildstein,
Katie Kasarjian, Adrian Thompson

Next year the president is Sarah Poirier and vice president is Katie Carl.

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3. Astronaut Jerry Linenger to Speak at UVM   ----------------------------
Wednesday, April 13th
Astronaut / Dr. Jerry Linenger Lecture (event through the Provost's office)
Ira Allen Chapel
Lecture time:  4-5 pm  ( Doors to open at 3:00 pm) (tickets are limited)
Get tickets in the SGA office or the UVM Bookstore

    Captain Jerry Linenger, retired United States Navy flight surgeon and NASA
astronaut, will speak on "The Sky Is Not the Limit: 132 Days Off the Planet"
Wednesday, April 13 in Ira Allen Chapel. Doors will open at 3 p.m., and
Linenger will speak from 4-5 PM.
    Linenger held the record for the longest time in space for an American male
after completing a five month mission aboard the Russian space station Mir.
During his tenure there, he faced numerous difficulties including repeated
failures of life-support systems, a near-collision with a massive re-supply
spacecraft, several computer failures that sent the space station tumbling
uncontrollably through space, and the most severe fire ever aboard an orbiting
spacecraft.  In spite of these life-threatening events, Linenger and his
crewmates accomplished all mission goals, including shuttle docking and space
walking.

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4.  Athletic Medicine   ----------------------------
Massage Nights to support your Athletic Medicine Student Athletic Trainers
When: April 12-14, from 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Patrick Gym Athletic Medicine Facility, (between tennis courts and
basketball court)
Cost: $10 for 15 minutes

Appointments are suggested, please email [log in to unmask] for reservations
Walk-ins are also welcome, although reservations guarantee spots.

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5.  Do you know Gandhi?   ----------------------------

Do you know Gandhi?
Who: YOU
When: CC Theater
Time: 7:00 PM

This week, Friday April 8, 2005, the Council for Unity will be hosting a movie,
food fest and discussion on and around the life and times of Mohandas Gandhi.
There will be a screening of the Movie “Gandhi,” a movie that amassed numerous
Academy Awards.  You can eat tons of free Indian food, and partake in a few
discussion questions.

Hope to see you there…
For more information e-mail [log in to unmask]

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6.  UVM Red Cross Club   ----------------------------
    The University of Vermont Red Cross Club (RCC) is a volunteer organization
within the UVM community that provides Red Cross services to the local area
and students on the campus of UVM. These services include: CPR / First Aid /
Disaster Relief / HIV education; education of youth in basic first aid, home
alone safety, first aid, etc; and to support campus blood drives.

World Music For Asia
International Disaster Relief Concert
Tuesday April 19, 2005, 7:30pm at the FLYNN
100% of all ticket donations go to the American Red Cross International
Response Fund (IRF) Additional funds raised will go to support the Northern
Vermont Chapter
Tickets 20-40, $10 for students (bring student ID)
more information can be found at
http://www.vermontredcross.org/worldmusic.htm

CPR and First Aid Training
Saturday, April 23, 2005
CPR and First Aid Training 9-5
CPR Recert noon
Living and Learning Room 315
CPR and First Aid $40
CPR Recerts $30
For More Information please contact [log in to unmask]

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7.  UVM’s 1st Diversity Day   ----------------------------
    Join the Inter-Residence Association (IRA) for UVM’s 1st Diversity Day!
                On APRIL 12TH 6-9PM  at the Fireplace Lounge.
             FREE FOOD BY SOUZA’S BRAZILIAN BBQ AND ENTERTAINMENT!!

Guest Speakers and Performers include:

Keynote Speaker Karl Jaghandhansingh – Former UVM Student and Active participant
in the 1988 & 1991 Waterman
takeovers of the President's wing.
Estación Libre Activist

Keynote Speaker Ashanti Alston –
Former Black Panther & Political Prisoner
Estación Libre Activist

Beverly Colston
Director of ALANA Student Center

UVM’s own Urban Flava Step Team

Dorothy Brauer
Director of LGBTQA services

Nathaly Filon
Student Speaker

             A performance of Brazilian Dance by Catarina Goes.
    **** Music by The Congo Street Ancestral Band (African Drumming) ****

                    APPRECIATE WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT

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8.  ECHO Fashion Show   ----------------------------
Fashion Show and silent auction to benefit ECHO at the Leahy Center for Lake
Champlain.  Please join us for dancing, drinks, and dessert!

When: Friday April 8th, 2005
8pm-11pm

Where: ECHO Center
Dress: Fun and Fabulous

Admission:
Students:  $8 in advance, $10 at door
Adults:  $12 in advance, $15 at door

Tickets will be sold in front of Bailey Howe Library until Thursday April 7th.
To purchase tickets in advance or for more information email:
[log in to unmask]

Fashions provided by:
A Little Glamour
Ecco
Michael Kehoe
Mendy's
Monelle
The Glass Bead Game

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9.  DREAM SPRING THING   ----------------------------

                    Third Annual DREAM SPRING THING
                          Friday, April 15th
                         Redstone Green 4-7PM
            Support your community by enjoying BBQ and Bands!
    Music featuring:  Tanglewood & Simplicity, The Butterfat Brothers
                        and Honey Nut Roasted
                  There will be relay action as well!

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10.  Fishbowl discussion   ----------------------------
On Friday, April 8th at 7:30 P.M. there will be a fishbowl discussion in L/L 216
Commons as part of GLBTQ-April.

This fishbowl discussion will focus on the gender socialization of students as
they go through the U.S. educational system.  We will examine through open
discussion how schools impact/benefit/hinder the identities of students in
terms of gender and whether or not the educational system in this country is
accepting of transgendered/transsexual students.

We will start off with a discussion of the problems or issues of the educational
system with half of the attendees listening as an audience and then we will
open it up to the entire group- receiving comments and possible ideas for
solutions to the problems or issues addressed.

This is open to the UVM community, and everybody is welcome.  You don't have
to know a lot about trans issues or gender identities to participate. Hope to
see you all there!

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11. Young Entrepreneurs in Agriculture   ----------------------------
Conference: Young Entrepreneurs in Agriculture and Local Foods
Time: Saturday April 23rd, Registration 8:30am – 9:00am,
Events 9:00am- 4:45pm
Location: UVM Campus, Burlington, VT

Sign up now for the “Young Entrepreneurs in Agriculture and Local Foods”
symposium at UVM campus on April 23rd. This day-long event will cover topics
ranging from agriculture in the creative economy to resources for starting a
new business. Morning panels feature successful young entrepreneurs sharing
their experience. Breakfast, lunch, and a local foods sampling are provided.
This event is free, but space is limited and pre-registration is requested. To
register or to view a schedule, visit http://crs.uvm.edu/yealf/

Contact: Helen Jordan ([log in to unmask])
Phone: 802 656-0254

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12.  Sustainable Business Summer Intensive   ----------------------------
Sustainable Business: Practices In Support of People, Profits, & Principles, a
5-day intensive, June 8-12. (BSAD 395 or NR 385, 3 credits).  Socially
responsible business practitioners from Seventh Generation, Tom’s of Maine, &
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters join UVM faculty for this new course. Enrollment
limited; request instructor permission now! Visit
http://uvm.edu/sustainablebusiness or email [log in to unmask] for
details.

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13.  Refugee Provider Panel   ----------------------------

Date: April 14th

Time: 6-7:30P

Location: Hall B, Given Bldg, UVM College of Medicine

Dinner provided by Outback Steakhouse

Panel Members: Lee Orsky, PAC; Marsha Ellis, RN; Nilgun Tapucu, M.D.

There will be a presentation followed by a question-answer session to
discuss issues and concerns in regards to providing health care to
refugees, immigrants and minorities in Vermont.

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14.  You can make a difference   ----------------------------
The Campus Climate Survey begins today April 5 through April 15th!!  Please take
a few minutes to fill out the survey on-line or hard copy at the following
locations:

Billings, SGA office
Waterman, Student Information Center
ALANA Student Center
L/L, ACCESS

It's your opportunity to have your voice heard and help lay the groundwork for
improving the climate on campus for all.  Change won't happen without
everyone's help.

The URL is:  http://www.uvm.edu/~aaeo/campusclimatesurvey/

Thank-you for your participation,
Campus Climate Survey Committee Members

Please contact Diane Gaboriault if you have any questions:
Diane Gaboriault
Senior Assistant for Diversity & Equity
Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity Office
428 Waterman
E-mail: [log in to unmask]
PHONE: 656-2089

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15.  City Year looking for Volunteer’s   ----------------------------
City Year is now accepting applications from talented, motivated individuals
between the ages of 17 and 24 to serve from August 2005 through June 2006, who
are United States citizens or legal permanent residents.

City Year Columbus, a member of the AmeriCorps national service network, engages
individuals age 17-24 in full-time national and community service to Central
Ohio. Individuals who take part in City Year Columbus projects are
distinguished by their commitment to empowering youth and their desire to
demonstrate that a small group can initiate powerful, lasting change. Corps
members cultivate valuable skills as they serve in urban schools, community
centers, area non-profit organizations, and Columbus neighborhoods.

For more information, visit their website at:
http://www.cityyear.org/sites/columbus

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16.  National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Panel   ----------------------------

POWERFUL NAMI STUDENT PANEL PRESENTATION
April 12, at 7:00pm, Lafayette L207

What is it like to have mental illness on campus? Four students tell about their
experiences battling depression, eating disorders, self-injury, obsessive
compulsive disorder, and dealing with family members having mental illness, all
while struggling to stay in college and keep up with their classes. Millions of
students suffer from the affects of a mental illness, but the stigma
surrounding these issues silences them. Students need to know that they aren't
alone, and in fact there are people who understand and want to fight for a
safer environment in which everyone feels heard. Please come listen as these
young people reveal these experiences. "The first step toward change is
awareness."

Panel sponsored by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill at UVM (NAMI UVM)

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Have a good weekend,

Bryant Jones
President
Student Government Association

P.S.   Remember to get some skiing in this weekend, it might be your last
chance.  Today’s shout out is dedicated to Marissa Orlando and Courtney Graham.

~ Student Government Association
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