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Internship Program Recruits at UCSD

Enthusiastic visitors proclaiming that students can make at least $5,000 this summer through the Summer Management Program’s internships are appearing in classes throughout campus, requesting phone numbers and e-mail addresses from interested students. Brian Golder, a general manager for the Summer Management Program says the summer internship program is an ideal experience for “”motivated entrepreneurs”” who are interested in heading their own businesses for a summer. Students are trained and are later given responsibility for hiring painters, training new employees and eventually arranging their own jobs with clients. Golder summarized the programs as a “”painting internship.”” “”You are responsible for finding the painters, getting new employees and booking your own jobs with clients,”” Golder said. “”Painting is a rejuvenating industry — every few years it is always needed.”” Golder said that students must be extremely diligent and put in long hours to reap the benefits of the internship. “”It’s good to have had the experience of working a 40-hour week,”” Golder said. “”You don’t pay anything to be involved in the program, but you must work hard and we guarantee each person a $5,000 net profit. Basically, no one loses money.”” Golder also said the company makes money by including its profits into the overhead costs. “”We make a profit because our profits are factored into the overhead in each job — it’s part of the regular business costs,”” Golder said. “”We don’t make money if they [the students] don’t make money.”” The Summer Management Program is a for-profit organization with locations in 16 states and annually recruits from 100 college campuses throughout California. According to Golder, despite the large number of interested applicants numbering approximately 60,000, only about 250 students will participate in the internship. “”We start with information meetings that include information about painting, and then we set up a pre-interview,”” Golder said. “”We also allow the student to ask questions about us and our company so they become satisfied that it is not a scam but a full-time job. We make sure that they’re motivated and we allow them to call people that have done the program in the past. “”Ultimately, the applicants meet with the vice president of the company who will try to convince them not to do it,”” Golder said. Golder cites school credit as an incentive for students to participate. “”Many students talk to their individual college and try to see what classes [the internship] could apply to,”” Golder said. According to Golder, the commitment for many students may begin in the spring quarter, as they may try to arrange one-half of the painting projects before the summer starts. “”In the summer is when the work starts and we’re not here to hire painters, we’re here to teach you to run your own business,”” Golder says. “”At the end of summer you can wash your hands of it.”” Golder said he believes the Summer Management Program is a way for undergraduates to distinguish themselves from their classmates. ...

Marshall College Welcomes Trick-or-Treaters

Trick-or-treating second graders from Valencia Park Elementary arrived at Marshall college Tuesday morning in an effort to eradicate its candy supply. Lyon Liew/ Guardian The trick-or-treating hoard was on campus as a part of the annual Active Community at Thurgood Marshall’s Safe Halloween event, an outreach event that brings inner-city school children to UCSD to enjoy a special Day of the Dead celebration. The event began at 10:30 a.m. with teachers and A.C.T. staff leading groups of 10 to 15 candy-seeking students through the Marshall residence halls and the upper and lower Marshall apartments. The trick-or-treating gave way to a short lunch on Marshall field followed by a Halloween carnival staffed by A.C.T. With the help of Marshall residential advisors, club members spread the word about the event in advance to prepare Marshall residents for the arrival of the trick-or-treaters. Lyon Liew/ Guardian “”The idea is to get students involved in the Marshall spirit while reaching out to the community,”” said A.C.T. co-chair Doriana Bailey. According to Bailey, this event is at least five years old and is one of several events that A.C.T. sponsors throughout the year. Another such event is the annual “”Senior”” Prom, where A.C.T. club members visit nursing homes in the spring, inviting residents to dance. Valencia Park Elementary is a public school in Southeast San Diego off Skyline Boulevard. It is one of three schools that belong to the UCSD Friends of Learning program, from which the university chooses the participants of events such as Safe Halloween on a rotational basis. Theona Young, a second-grade teacher at Valencia Park, praised the event as “”a day of safe fun.”” After trick-or-treating through the Marshall residence halls and apartments, the students went to the Dean’s office, where they were greeted by more candy and a special guest performance by “”Eminem.”” The Safe Halloween carnival featured a variety of games and activities like Pin-the-wart-on-the-witch and scary story telling. Although most of the children at the event planned to be trick-or-treating Halloween night as well, the A.C.T. safe Halloween gave them an opportunity to do so in the safety of a college campus during the daytime. For many children this is the first exposure they have had to a university. “”It’s a pretty place, but it’s a long walk,”” second grader Macio Liller said. ...

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Jacobs School Hosts Robot Olympics Eight student teams showcased their microprocessor-controlled robot olympiads at the Jacobs School of Engineering First Annual Robot Olympics on Thursday. Each team built a robot, completely controlled by a microprocessor, to perform precise movements on a balance beam in under two minutes. Each team constructed its robot from a kit consisting of a plastic gymnast figure, DC motor, aluminum sheet metal and extruded shapes, acrylic and a variety of mechanical components. The teams also received a $30 budget for additional parts. General Motors’ ‘Concept: Cure’ Comes to UCSD General Motors brought its “”Concept: Cure”” campaign to UCSD Friday to raise awareness and money for breast cancer as part of the sixth annual “”Glamour”” Venus College Campus Music Tour, presented by “”Glamour”” magazine and Atlantic Records. Two Chevy Cavaliers decorated by Betsey Johnson and Tommy Hilfiger were shown at the Price Center Plaza in conjunction with a contest in which a donation of $10 to breast cancer research gave students a chance to win prizes, including Chevy Cavaliers. The Music Tour featured Victoria Williams and other Atlantic Records recording artists and took place at Blind Melons in Pacific Beach. Since the event was started five years ago, it has raised over $3.3 million. Cultural workshop to take place in November “”The Workshop on the Cultures of Border Crossing,”” a workshop exploring how people cross over different cultures and borders, will take place on Nov. 21 in the Social Sciences Building. The workshop will feature four speakers from diverse backgrounds and cultures discussing the transformations and exchanges associated with migration, transition and cultural change. The workshop is sponsored by UCSD’s African and African-American Studies Research Project and is coordinated by UCSD sociology professor Bennetta Jules-Rosette. The workshop is the first presentation in AAASRP’s 2000-2001 academic-year program:Borders, Boundaries and New Frontiers. The four panelists speaking at the workshop are Richard Werbner from the University of Manchester, Filip De Boeck from the University of Leuven, Denis-Constant Martin from the Fondation Nationale de Sciences Politiques, Paris, and Ian Condry from Union College. Eleanor Roosevelt College to hold Halloween special Eleanor Roosevelt College will present “”A Halloween Special: Witches, Pagans, Spirits and More …”” on Monday at 7 p.m. in the Pepper Canyon Lodge. Guest speakers Daryl and Katheryn Fuller, leaders of The Circle of the Wildewood Wiccan Coven, will discuss witchcraft, which is thought to be one of the fastest growing and most misunderstood faiths in the United States. The Fullers have led the local Wiccan coven for eight years and are active in both local and national networking for witches. Career Services offers program for students with disabilities The Career Services Center will hold a workshop discussing career strategies for students with disabilities on Nov. 7. Professionals will give their advice about working in their respective fields and will describe their own career development, disclosure of disability issues and more. The panelists at the event are Jonathon Mooney, a nationally recognized lecturer on learning disabilities and cognitive diversity; Steven Bock, a software consultant for IBM; Valois Vera, a coordinator for employment services for the Access Center of San Diego, Inc.; and Barbara Butterton, a faculty assistant at UCSD’s department of mechanical & aerospace engineering. ...

Lights & Sirens

Lights & Sirens is a selection of entries compiled from the log book of the UCSD Police Department. UCSD crime statistics can be attained by all persons from the Police Department or at http://police.ucsd.edu Sunday, Oct. 22 3:00 p.m.: A student reported burglary to a black ’00 Honda Civic in Lot 502. Loss: $220. Monday, Oct. 23 10:18 a.m.: A staff member reported the theft of a portable radio at Geisel Library. Loss: $250. 4:58 p.m.: A student reported receiving annoying phone calls at Pepper Canyon Apartments. Tuesday, Oct. 24 7:00 a.m.: A staff member reported burglary to UC 504. Loss: $490. 9:11 a.m.: Officers arrested a 29-year-old male nonaffiliate in Lot 002 on a misdemeanor warrant for an unleashed dog. Bail: $108. Cited and released. 10:30 a.m.: A male nonaffiliate reported the theft of a white and blue Royce Union B21 bicycle from 8138 Regents Rd. Loss: $220. 3:54 p.m.: A staff member reported the theft of aluminum cans from Warren College. Loss: $180. Thursday, Oct. 26 2:20 p.m.: A student reported vandalism to a white ’98 Ford van at the Price Center loading dock. Loss: $200. Friday, Oct. 27 9:55 a.m.: A staff member reported burglary to an office at Stein Clinical Research. Loss: $2,300. 11:19 a.m.: A staff member reported receiving threatening e-mails at the Warren Apartments. 11:02 a.m.: A staff member reported the theft of a ladder from the Mandeville Art Gallery. Loss: $400. 12:21 p.m.: A 17-year-old male student bicyclist suffered a concussion and cuts to the face and legs after colliding with another bicyclist near Outback Adventures. Transported to Scripps Memorial Hospital by paramedics. Saturday, Oct. 28 5:34 p.m.: A staff member reported the theft of a wallet from Greenhouse Lane. Loss: $30. 5:47 p.m.: A student reported burglary to a green ’96 Honda Civic in Lot 406. Loss: $960. 9:22 p.m.: A 70-year-old male nonaffiliate suffered chest pains at the La Jolla Playhouse. Transported to Scripps Memorial Hospital by paramedics. Sunday, Oct. 29 12:01 a.m.: Officers detained a 19-year-old male student at Marshall Apartments for being drunk in public. Transported to detox. — compiled by Lauren Coartney, News Editor ...

'Got Milk' Campaign Visits UCSD Homecoming

On Saturday the “”got milk?”” campaign came to UCSD as part of the Homecoming celebration held at RIMAC Field. Along with inflatable slides, moon jumps and face painting, the “”got milk?”” booth managed to attract the attention of many passers-by interested in hearing its message: “”Make sure you’re drinking your milk!”” A recent national study indicates that eight out of every 10 incoming college students are leaving behind their primary meal providers: their parents. With more students making their own decisions regarding their diets, parents are concerned that their sons and daughters are not drinking the amount of milk their body requires. “”We’re trying to have college kids drink three glasses of milk a day,”” said event coordinator Maureen Brennan. “”If you drank three eight-ounce glasses of milk each day, you would get the amount of calcium you need.”” Students often forget the importance of milk in their diets. Soft drinks and bottled water pose strong competition to milk, but they fail to provide the nutrients that milk contains. One such nutrient is calcium, which helps build bone mass, among many other vital functions. “”If people don’t get the amount of calcium they need now, then they’re going to suffer for it later,”” Brennan said. “”You don’t really think about your bone growth later on in life, but everything you do now is going to affect you.”” Participants in the event were asked to sign the “”Drink 3 Pledge,”” which serves as a promise to themselves to remember to drink the amount of milk their body needs. “”It’s easy because you can have [milk] in your cereal, at lunch — to go to McDonalds, you can get milk there, and you can have it in coffee before you study at night,”” Brennan said. “”It’s not as hard as it sounds, you can get it in your diet a lot of different ways.”” Along with the informative advice, the “”got milk?”” event allowed students to imitate the popular “”got milk?”” celebrity ads by posing alongside cardboard cutouts of their favorite celebrities with milk mustaches of their own. Photo highlights from UCSD can be viewed online at http://www.whymilk.com along with photos from some of the other 20 campuses throughout the nation participating in the event. A handful of students that took part in the event claimed that they were not too surprised by the “”got milk?”” recommended daily consumption of milk. Students did, however, admit that they often fell short of the recommended three glasses in their daily diet. “”I probably do about two a day,”” said Daniel Yates, Roosevely freshman. “”I think I’ll add another glass each day.”” The “”got milk?”” campaign is made possible by the sponsorship of the Milk Processor Education Program and the National Dairy Council. ...

Students for Nader Hosts Teach-In

Students for Nader held a pre-election teach-in Thursday afternoon in the Price Center, focusing on environmental issues, women’s issues and other “”hidden”” issues that event organizers said Democrats, Republicans and the media do not want people to know about. “”I think we’d like to really charge this campus up politically and get this campus politically active,”” said Shaun McCollum, a member of Students for Nader. “”This is one of the best ways to do it.”” McCollum said that while members of various student organizations were invited to speak at the event, none of them was required to endorse Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader in order to speak, since the event was primarily one about issues, not one to promote Nader. Mark Spalding, a member of Students for Nader, spoke on environmental issues that he says are being ignored by the two major candidates. He said the world is facing a loss of biodiversity, continued extinctions, overpopulation and the increased use of genetically modified organisms. “”I don’t care how they taste, I don’t care if they taste good, I don’t care if they’re safe to eat — I don’t want them in my ecosystem,”” Spalding said of genetically modified crops. Jose Mendoza, a member of the International Socialist Organization, spoke on the economy and the struggles of working-class people. He said standards are declining for most people because the majority of Americans have no stock holdings. “”The majority of people in this country have not benefited from this economy,”” Mendoza said. He added that the plight of the working class is often ignored by the two major parties. “”Workers have no political party to call their own,”” he said. David Kuchta, a lecturer in the Revelle humanities department, spoke on what he called the “”corporatization”” of the university. He said Nader rejects the “”mind-numbing and mind-closing”” standardized tests often used to measure success in education and instead supports raising critical thinking and enabling people to participate in democracy. He said that many universities are run by people who do not teach and who have degrees in administration and business. “”When was the last time you met a Regent?”” Kuchta asked. “”I didn’t ask ‘When was the last time you wrote a check to the Regents,’ but when was the last time you met a Regent?”” He said universities should be more accountable to the needs of students and that Nader supports free tuition for students of public colleges and universities. Other issues discussed at the teach-in included gay and lesbian rights, media distortion, the two-party system, Al Gore’s oil interests and the crisis in the Middle East. McCollum said he was impressed by the turnout and hopes that many people left the event more educated on the issues. “”Get involved,”” he said. “”We can fight for change. We don’t have to sit back and watch society go in a direction we don’t like.”” ...

Chancellor's 5K Challenge Raises Funds for Scholarships

Over 1,000 students, staff, faculty and alumni braved the damp and the drizzle Friday afternoon to try to raise undergraduate scholarship money and defeat Chancellor Robert Dynes on the course of the fifth annual Chancellor’s 5K Challenge on Oct. 27 Jayme Del Rosario/ Guardian Dynes kicked off the race by announcing “”Let’s go do it,”” and participants flocked to the starting point at RIMAC Field. Corporate and individual sponsors helped to raise funds for undergraduate scholarships. Dynes and his wife, professor Frances Dynes-Hellman, donated $25 for every person who beat Dynes and for every woman who passed Dynes-Hellman. The event raised approximately $178,000, an increase from last year’s total of $158,000. Dynes placed 123rd in the competition with a time of 22:10 and Dynes-Hellman placed 22nd among the women, prompting Dynes to speculate that their combined personal contribution toward undergraduate scholarships will be $3,600. Jayme del Rosario/ Guardian The course started at RIMAC Field and continued in a loop that encompassed much of the campus and Library Walk. Freshman Amy Ruff, a member of the women’s basketball team, found the course challenging yet rewarding. “”I felt the race went pretty well,”” Ruff said. “”I got a little discouraged when all these people who were older than me passed me in the Eucalyptus Grove, but I went on to finish.”” The chancellor and the A.S. president compete annually. “”My motivation was to beat Doc,”” said Dynes of his competition with A.S. President Doc Khaleghi. The stakes in this year’s competition between the two stated that if Dynes beat Khaleghi, Dynes would help support the A.S. Council barbeque, and the reverse outcome would result in Khaleghi washing Dynes’ car. “”I’m sorry to tell you there will be no barbeque — maybe next year … but [the students] should start training,”” said Dynes, referring to his victory over Khaleghi. UCSD sports teams banded together to compete in the race. A handful of competitors dressed in Halloween costumes such as Elvis, a human pumpkin and a man sporting a large diaper. The spirit of competition was also represented by one coed student team whose members boasted the threat “”Dynes is Mynes”” written in black ink across their chests. The female student winners were Sally Anderson, coming in first, and second-place winner Melanie Tormos. The male student winners included James Nielson in first place and Nathan Garcia in second. ...

Bilbray and Davis Debate Over Phone

The A.S. Council co-sponsored a debate Wednesday night between Democratic congressional candidate Susan Davis and incumbant Republican congressman Brian Bilbray in the Price Center Ballroom as each hoped to win the votes of UCSD students in the Nov. 7 congressional election. Tyler Huff/ Guardian About 225 individuals attended the event even though Bilbray had to participate in the debate over the phone from Washington because Congress came back into session early. Davis was not happy with the situation. “”I think it’s always awkward when there is not a person there,”” Davis said. “”But the fact that so many students showed up was great.”” Although A.S. Vice President Internal Jeff Dodge, who organized the event, was initially unhappy over the turnout, his satisfaction increased as the numbers grew larger as the night wore on. “”The turnout disappointed me at first, but by the end I was pleased,”” Dodge said. “”It definitely went well.”” Those in attendance listened as each candidate gave an opening statement, followed by replies to 10 questions, and finally a closing speech. Throughout the debate, the candidates were able to give their views on such topics as cultural diversity, tax cuts for college students, prayer in school and hate crime legislation. Davis said she is in favor of diversity on college campuses as it is a clear representation of the area surrounding the school. “”I am very supportive of diversity,”” Davis said. “”Congress should look like the nation and the school should look like the community.”” Bilbray said he also believes in similar notions although he stresses socio-economic diversity. “”I find the greatest disadvantage [to students] is the economic factor no matter what their color or gender is,”” Bilbray said. “”We need to make sure that students throughout the country can qualify on their merit to get into schools. The problem is three-dimensional, not two.”” Furthering their debate concerning the lives of college students, both Bilbray and Davis said they were in favor of decreasing taxes for college students. Over this issue Bilbray attacked President Clinton who is currently writing legislation to allow tax cuts for the parents of college students and not college students themselves. “”I think it is arbitrary for this just to be for parents,”” Bilbray said. “”Why not for anyone who is willing to make this commitment to go to school. The students themselves should get the same treatment as adults.”” Despite Bilbray’s words, Davis said she is unsure about Bilbray’s concern for higher education. “”I could have pointed out [during the debate] his voting against higher education, but I chose not to,”” Davis said. “”He supported a $10 billion cut in money for college students.”” This bill, HR-2491, was written and voted on four years ago. Bilbray was unable to comment as he is still voting in Washington. Davis said she supports this tax cut due to her belief that all students should be able to attend school regardless of their financial situation. “”It is very important that every child believes that higher education is doable,”” Davis said. “”They need to believe that they can afford it. We must decide what is the most important thing to us and this is one of them.”” Of equal concern to both candidates are the laws preventing hate crimes both in the nation and in San Diego. Davis said she feels that the most important thing is to discover the source of the anger for hate crimes. “”We need to recognize hate crimes,”” she said. “”There are reasons why they are committed.”” Bilbray, on the other hand, said that more attention should be placed on preventing hate crimes for other groups than just minorities. “”People always talk about hate crimes that deal with minorities,”” Bilbray said. “”But this doesn’t mean that it can’t happen to straight [individuals]. I don’t want my kids to be a victim of a hate crime no matter what their gender, sexual orientation, or race is. Anyone can be a victim.”” Bilbray, who has served as congressman of the 49th district for the last six years, believes that the work he has done in Washington should serve as evidence that he should be re-elected. “”Look how much I have accomplished in the last six years,”” Bilbray said. “”It is second to none in San Diego County and my opponent knows that.”” Davis, however, said that she should take office after the Nov. 7 election due to her passion for her district and its schools. “”I do care what happens to our community,”” Davis said. “”I do what I stand for and I stand for building a strong future. I have a philosophy that we need to leave this place better than we found it.”” Regardless of whom the UCSD students vote for, Dodge said he hopes everyone will go to the polls to make a difference. “”Just remember to go out and rock the vote and encourage others to do the same,”” Dodge said. ...

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Veteran’s Recognition to Take Place Congressman Bob Filner will speak at a Veteran’s Recognition Ceremony on Nov. 9. It is sponsored by The Veteran’s Association at UCSD, and will be at the Sequoia Room in the Muir College Commons. The event will recognize and appreciate veterans’ continuing contribution to higher education and their sacrifices made in defending their country. At the ceremony, UC President Richard C. Atkinson will receive recognition for designating Veteran’s Day, Nov. 10, an official UC holiday. Rogers Davis, UCSD assistant vice chancellor for human resources, will also be recognized for initiating the authorization of the Veteran’s Association at UCSD. On Nov. 11 members of the UCSD Veteran’s Association will participate in the San Diego Veteran’s Day parade. UCSD colleagues, co-workers, family and friends are invited to join the first march with other San Diego veterans. University of California Calls First-Ever ‘Lygus Summit’ UC scientists will forge alliances against a pest known as the Lygus bug, the eating habits of which have destroyed a wide variety of crops, including cotton, seed alfalfa, strawberries, beans and tree fruit. The bugs feed in large groups under certain field conditions that cause farmers to suffer sudden losses due to actions or conditions out of their control. At the Nov. 9 summit in Visalia, scientists representing various crops will talk to panelists. Scientists will focus on the future management of the Lygus bug and make suggestions for agriculturists to handle infestations of the destructive insect. Student Employees May See Wage Increase A proposal is being made to increase the salaries of students holding positions classified as Assistant II-IV by 2 percent. The only exception to the increase is the Assistant I classification, which will remain at the state minimum wage of $5.75 per hour. These classifications are “”by agreement”” with the university, meaning workers’ wages do not undergo immediate or automatic rate changes unless an increase is required to meet the established minimum for the Assistant classification. The tentative effective date for the proposed rate increases would be retroactive to Oct. 1, 2000 for student employees paid monthly or biweekly. Career Services welcomes comments on the proposals. UCSD to Hold Fourth Annual Community Outreach Fair UCSD will have its fourth annual community outreach fair on Nov. 16 at Southwestern College. Representatives from UCSD will staff information booths, interactive displays and workshops focusing on student admissions, educational opportunities, university events and resources available to students, employment and business contracting. There will also be entertainment, refreshments and door prizes. CALPIRG to Host “”Clean Air Car Show”” CALPIRG is hosting a “”Clean Air Car Show”” on Thursday to showcase some of the top zero-emission vehicle technologies on the market today and encourage students to contact Gov. Davis in support of the Zero Emission Vehicle Program. The California’s Zero Emission Vehicle mandate requires 10 percent of new cars sold by 2003 to be zero- and low-emission. Davis will make a final decision in a month, and the auto and oil industries are lobbying heavily for Davis to veto the mandate. The “”Clean Air Car Show”” will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the west side of the Career Services Center. ...

Events

Thursday, Oct. 26 Film: “”Shaft”” The movie starring Samuel L. Jackson will show at the Price Center Theater at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Admission is $2. Friday, Oct. 27 Performing Arts: “”Phantom Bodies”” The Patricia Rincon Dance Collective and Jean Isaac’s San Diego Dance Theater present the world premiere of their collaborative “”Phantom Bodies,”” featuring guest artists Charlie Oates, Les Waters and Jim Winker, with music by Steven Schick. The event is sponsored by the University Events Office and will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Mandeville Center. The event is open to the public, and admission is $12 for students, $15 for faculty and staff and $18 for the public. For more information, call (858) 534-4119. Race: The Chancellor’s 5K Run/Walk for Scholars Chancellor Dynes will personally donate $25 to the UCSD Undergraduate Scholarship Fund for every participant who finishes before him. The event is open to the public and requires a $5 registration fee for students and $10 for others. Registration starts at 10:30 a.m. and the race starts at noon. For more information, call (858) 822-1537. Sunday, Oct. 29 Party: Halloween Costume Dance Party The Ballroom Dance Club at UCSD will sponsor the dance featuring ballroom, latin, swing and nightclub dancing. The event is free and open to the public and will take place in the Price Center Ballroom at 7 p.m. Costumes are strongly recommended. For more information, call (858) 535-9579. Tuesday, Oct. 31 Film: “”Friday the 13th”” “”Friday the 13th”” will shown in the Price Center Theater at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Admission is $2. Seminar: Identity Theft: How to Protect Yourself Linda Goldman-Foley, director of the Identity Theft Resource Center, will discuss the impact of crime on victims and explain how individuals can protect themselves against crime. It is sponsored by Student Legal Services and will take place at the Women’s Center at noon. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (858) 693-7935. Competition: Halloween Costume Contest The Halloween Costume Contest, sponsored by the UCSD Bookstore, will take place at the Price Center Plaza. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. and the contest will begin at 11:45 a.m. The first-place prize is a $100 gift certificate to the UCSD Bookstore, and the second-place prize is a UCSD sweatshirt. The event is free and open to the public. ...