2. COMING ATTRACTIONS:
As spring approaches, so too do new and exciting Advocates activities. We have planned the following: April 4 or 11: Trip to the National Zoo with elementary students from Paint Branch. April 25: First Annual "Step up to bat for kids" Charity Softball Tournament. April 30: Sophomore Send-Off / Spring Fling. May 1: "Prom Night on the Potomac" Cruise. May 6: Third Annual Advocates Barbeque. Stay tuned for relevant announcements about these activities in class and on the web.
3. MAKE SOME MONEY TAKING CARE OF CHILDREN (ON CAMPUS!):
Take care of children, pre-school & elementary (mostly age 6-9), 8 am - 1 pm, on Saturdays (March 14, April 18, April 25, May 2, May 9) while their parents attend the Equity 2000 Conference. $50 for each 5-hr session in Reckord Armory 0117. For more information contact Dr. Betty-Ann Robertson-Tchabo (405-2804).
4. Dr. Cornel West LECTURE:
Dr. Cornel West will be lecturing on "Politics of Race and Reconciliation" on Thursday, March 12, at 4:30 in the Hoff Theater. Tickets are required but can be picked up for free by students at the Hoff Box Office, and at the Student Union Information Desk (Limit 2 per person). You can still get them today, Mar. 11, 9am - 9pm, Stamp Union Info Desk, and Thursday, Mar. 12, 1pm - 4pm, Hoff Box Office, Stamp Union. For more information, contact Judy Deshotels, 301/405-8429.
5. LEADERSHIP CONSORTIUM:
The University of Maryland will be hosting a one-day conference designed to bring students from area colleges and universities together to learn about leadership and exchange ideas. The conference will consist of presentations, round-table discussions, networking, and a key-note speaker. The cost for attending is $15 which includes lunch and a portfolio to organize materials. The Advocates program is willing to pay for three or four interested students to attend. If you are interested, please contact Dr. Gardner, Steve, or Elizabeth.
6. LUAU IN CUMBERLAND:
On Monday, March 16th, Cumberland 2's North Lounge will be transformed into a tropical paradise, complete with food and punch. Hosted by Moriel Kaplan, Jackie Wolfson, and Sherry Gray.
7. ESSAY CONTEST:
The second annual student essay contest is being held on the following topic: "What is your vision of a global village? How do you as a student contribute to make it a reality at the University of Maryland?" First place winners receive $250, second place receives $100, and third place receives a $50 gift certificate to the University Book Center. The deadline to apply is March 31, 1998, and entry forms are available at your service desk.