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Lieberman to speak on bioterrorism
Senator Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.), a 2004 presidential candidate, will keynote the first in a four-part seminar series about homeland security Friday in the Marvin Center. Lieberman will speak at noon, capping off the morning session, which begins at 8:45 a.m. He will cover bio-terror threats and U.S. readiness.

Brad Roberts, part-time Elliot School of International Affairs professor, Robert Kadlec, director of biodefense programs in the Office of Homeland Security and Keith Holterman, associate dean of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, among others, will also speak Friday.

The event is free and open to the public. The first two panels will take place in the Marvin Center Amphitheater, while Lieberman’s speech will take place in the Grand Ballroom.

GW celebrates Valentine’s Day
Lovebirds looking to stay on or nearby campus for Valentine’s Day can attend activities sponsored by the Program Board and other organizations.

Night Vision Productionz, a promotion group involving GW students, will hold a pre-Valentine’s Day mixer at Polly Esther’s nightclub Thursday night. Members of fraternities, sororities and athletic teams will get in for $7 or $8 if female and $10 if male. Students who are not a part of the organizations can enter the club for a few dollars more. E-mail randipt@gwu.edu to check if your team is registered. The club is located at 605 E St.

The University Club will host a dinner costing $74.95 per couple Friday night. From 6 to 8 p.m., students can dine on lobster tails, beef wellington, lamb, salmon or “surf and turf.” The three-course meal is accompanied by a bottle of wine or a half bottle of champagne and entertainment by violinist Chelle Fulk.

Reservations are required, so RSVP by calling 994-9559 or e-mailing angela.seward@ourclub.com.

The PB Graduate Affairs Committee will host a dinner cruise aboard the Odyssey on the Potomac Saturday night, boarding at 7 p.m. and ending at 11 p.m. For $80 per couple or $55 per person, students will get a four-course dinner and music. The cruise departs from the Gangplank Marina in Southwest D.C. Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster.
To provide a gift for that special someone, the student service group Circle K will sell carnations and chocolate bars Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. on the Marvin Center H Street terrace. Carnations are $2 each or two for $3, with profits going to the American Red Cross. The chocolate bars, $3 each, will benefit U.S. Fair Trade.

Campus vending machines accept debit dollars
Students can now purchase snacks and drinks with debit dollars from eight vending machines on campus. The locations are at Somers Hall, the Health and Wellness Center, New Hall, Ross Hall, the Academic Center basement, the Marvin Center fifth floor and both vending areas at Thurston Hall. University officials said they are looking to add debit dollar capabilities to more vending machines throughout the semester.

Tower offers discounts for donated clothing
Tower Records is offering 20 percent off merchandise until Monday if customers donate clothing and shoes at the store. Sponsored by Tower Records and Kenneth Cole clothing and shoe company, the charity drive benefits HELP USA, an organization that gives housing, jobs and services to the homeless.

Those wishing to get the discount must spend at least $12.99. Tower Records is located at 2000 Pennsylvania Ave.

-Julie Gordon

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