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In brief 02.04.13

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ASUI provides funding to eight organizations
The ASUI funding board awarded a total of $10,813.14 to eight different organizations at their Jan. 30 meeting.
Three groups were awarded the highest amount of money possible, $2,000. These groups are: American Foresters of
the University of Idaho, the National Association for Music Education and the Business Professionals of America.
The other groups awarded money were Vandal Snow, Professional Golf Management Club, Food Science Club, UI Livestock Judging and the Swing Dance Club.
ASUI Funding Board Chair Sarah Vetsmany said the funding board still has about $40,000 to award to student organizations. The next ASUI meeting is Feb. 26.

Kenworthy to host 2nd benefit for UI student Bethany Lowe
A second benefit for University of Idaho student Bethany Lowe, will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre. The event is free to the public, but donations for her ongoing cancer treatment will be accepted.
The event will feature “Boy,” a New Zealand produced film.
There will be complimentary appetizers provided by Black Cypress, La Casa Lopez, Maialina and Pie Hole.  One World will also provide beer and wine.
George Menzies, co-owner of Maialina, said they are keeping the event casual. He said any donation is appreciated, but for those who don’t know Lowe, they shouldn’t feel obligated to donate.

Moscow City attorney submits resignation
Moscow City Attorney Randy Fife submitted his resignation Monday following his announcement that he accepted the same position in Idaho Falls.
Fife served the city of Moscow for 16 years, according to a press release.
Fife’s resignation is effective March 15 with his new position beginning April 1.
The search for Fife’s replacement will begin immediately.

Women’s Center to host V-Day screening

The University of Idaho Women’s Center will provide a free screening of the film “V-Day: Until the Violence Stops” at 7 p.m. today in the Student Union Building Borah Theater.

The film is a documentary following the various events in light of V-Day celebrations in the U.S., Kenya, Coratia and the Philippines. V-Day falls on Feb. 14 and is an event geared to raise awareness on the number of women beaten or raped each year and the ways this abuse can be prevented.
Program Coordinator for the Women’s Center Lysa Salsbury said the presentation of the film is an important part of the V-Day celebration.

“It’s a really great documentary about how this movement, V-Day, evolved from the production of The Vagina Monologues,” Salsbury said.

In the 14 years since the V-Day movement began, it has raised more than $90 million in efforts to stop violence against women and girls worldwide.

The UI Women’s Center will also host an Open V-Day Teach-In to educate campus and community members about the V-Day campaign, 12:30 p.m. Feb. 6 in the Women’s Center lounge, located in Memorial Gym.

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