Around Campus: Briefs

RHA prepares to auction lottery numbers

The Residence Hall Association will host the annual “Martha’s Marathon” auction and fundraiser Feb. 22.

The event, which starts at 7 p.m., will take place in the Hippodrome and offer students a chance to bid on housing selection numbers two through 10.
The purpose of the auction, which began in 1966, is to raise money for GW housing scholarships.

Lottery No. 1 is raffled off so that all students have a chance to get their first choice of room, RHA President Noel Frame said.

Numbers have gone for as much as $4,300 in the past, Frame said.

Frame said the RHA aims to raise $40,000 in total this year. Last year’s event raised $38,161.

‘Wooden Teeth’ will host open mic night

Student art and literary magazine Wooden Teeth will host the first open mic night of the semester Friday for all students, faculty, staff and friends of the GW community.

The event will be held from 8 to 10 p.m. in the Hippodrome. There will be free food and coffee

Students can read poetry, stories and plays or perform music.

“Wooden Teeth” is also accepting submissions for the spring 2002 issue of the magazine until Friday. The deadline for artwork is Feb. 22.

All GW students, faculty, staff and alumni can submit work.

Contributors are invited to submit up to three pieces of writing or art along with their name, email address and phone number to the “Wooden Teeth” office in Marvin Center room 431. All reviewing of work takes place anonymously.

University plans George Washington’s birthday

The Order of the Hippo will emerge Friday to host a celebration for George Washington’s birthday on the Quad. The self-proclaimed secret society began organizing the celebration last year.

The festivities will begin at 5 p.m. and will include free food, a bonfire and a cherry-pie eating contest.

The winner of the eating contest will get $200 for Aramark to cater a student group event.

The celebration is open to all students and is sponsored by the Office of Greek Affairs and Student Activities Center.

Greek organizations host ‘Pasta for Pennies’

The Alpha Phi sorority and Pi Kappa Phi fraternity will sponsor a “Pasta for Pennies” change drive that will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Campus organizations will start collecting change Feb. 19 and the group that collects the most change in three weeks will be rewarded with a free pasta lunch or dinner.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is a national organization that raises money to fight blood-related cancers.

Newman Center starts ‘Theology on Tap’ series

The Newman Center is starting a lecture series at LuLu’s Club Mardi Gras at 22nd and M streets next Tuesday with speaker Father Rob Panke.

Panke is the current chaplain for the Newman Center and will discuss Catholicism and Jesus with students over beer.

The series will continue at LuLu’s every Tuesday until March 26.

The lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. Students must be 21 to attend.

BSU continues celebration of Black History Month

The Black Student Union is hosting a party Saturday night to continue the celebrations of Black History Month.

The party, titled “Pardi Gras,” will begin in the Marvin Center Ballroom at 10 p.m. and will last until 2 a.m. There will be music, food and activities.

The cost is $3 for members and $5 for non-members and the event is open to all.

Professors will discuss human rights at the Pub

Four GW professors will address “Human Rights in the Modern World” Tuesday at the Mount Vernon campus pub.

There will be free food for all in attendance, and there is no charge at the door.

The discussion will start at 6 p.m. and last an hour.

-Trevor Martin

Cigar Smokers Forum hosts candidates

The Cigar Smokers Forum invites all candidates for student elections to its endorsement hearings Monday at 7 p.m. in the Hall on Virginia Avenue Diner.

-Kate Stepan

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