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October 26, 2000

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'Blair Witch Project' to haunt Potter Lake this weekend

Kansas University Student Union Activities have scheduled a showing of "The Blair Witch Project" in time for Halloween.

The hit movie will be shown at 11 p.m. Saturday at Potter Lake on the KU campus.

At 10 p.m., students may participate in a pumpkin-carving contest. The prizes are a $250 gift certificate to Kief's or a $50 gift certificate to Paisano's restaurant.

There will be free candy apples, hot cider and soft drinks.

In case of inclement weather the program will be in Alderson Auditorium.

The movie is open to anyone.

For more information, call 864-7469.




Free Speech

KU students to protest conflict in Middle East

Two Kansas University graduate students have organized a protest against Israel's treatment of Palestinians in the current conflict rocking the Middle East.

The protest is scheduled for 11 a.m. today on the east of Wescoe Hall in front of Stauffer-Flint Hall.

"We're protesting Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory, Israeli Defense Forces brutality and the lack of U.S. condemnation of Israel," said Phara Charmchi, a graduate student in political science and one of the organizers.

Charmchi said posters announcing the protest have been repeatedly torn down around the campus.

"I'm not leveling accusations, but I don't think they are being taken for information," she said.

"They've been taken four times in some places."




Higher education

Baker University receives challenge grant for library

The J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation of Tulsa, Okla., has issued a $500,000 challenge grant for the renovation of Collins Library at Baker University in Baldwin.

The grant is part of a $6.3 million campaign to transform Baker's library into a state-of-the-art learning resource center. Baker has received $3.8 million in gifts for the project but must raise an additional $2.5 million by July 2001 to receive the foundation's gift.

The capital campaign is the largest single capital project in the university's 142-year history.

When completed, the library will be expanded by more than 14,000 square feet, add distance-learning classrooms and provide a coffee bar.

Construction is scheduled to begin next year.




Medical matters

KU Med Center to announce donors for new brain center

Kansas University will announce the donors of a new brain research center at the KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., at a Monday news conference.

The mystery couple are making a multimillion-dollar donation that will be announced at 11:30 a.m. at the Med Center, 3901 Rainbow Blvd. While not revealing the couple's identity, Med Center officials say the donation is the largest single gift in the center's history.

University and area officials will be on hand to discuss the new brain center and its role in the life sciences initiative for the Kansas City area.

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