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Volume 91, Issue 35
Thursday, October 30, 1997
The University Students' Council United Way Auction will take place today from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the atrium of the University Community Centre.
The USC president, VPs, other committee members and head Sophs will each be auctioned to the highest bidder for four hours of their time, said United Way committee member Sylvia Keszthelyi. These devoted USC members are ready to do laundry, take notes or even paint toenails to raise money for United Way with bids starting at $2.
Today is the last day to check out the Islam display in the atrium of the University Community Centre as part of the Islam Awareness Week.
The Muslim Student's Association has put together a display including posters, pamphlets and books which explain the beliefs and history of Islam.
Imaad Malik, a member of the Muslim Student's Association, said Islam Awareness Week tries to focus on the inclusive and universal nature of the Islam religion and attempts to confront the stereotypes about Muslims in Western culture.
Islam Awareness Week will continue into next week with guest lecturers Maryam Bhabba on Nov. 4 and author Hasham Jaaberwill on Nov. 6.
Canadian author and playwright Erika Ritter will be discussing her book The Hidden Life of Humans tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the McIntosh Gallery.
Ritter will be reading part of her novel which outlines the life of a single woman over 40, who begins by having several flings with married men but whose life changes after she agrees to take care of a dog, who also narrates part of the book, said Carolyn Young of marketing and promotion for the Western Book Store.
Ritter is fourth in a series of 10 Canadian authors invited to the university as part of a Western Autumn Writer's Series. Admission to the lecture is free.
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