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U of U Freshmen to Raise Charitable Funds

November 13, 2002 — Next week the University of Utah freshman class hopes to collect canned food and raise $5,000 by sponsoring a variety of Freshman Fever Week activities-live music, free food, a date auction, kissing booth, movie screening and a Friday-night pep rally before the Nov. 23 Utah-BYU football game. Donated funds and food will benefit the South Valley Sanctuary, an emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence, and the Utah Food Bank, a non-profit agency that distributes goods to all 70 Utah food pantries.

Freshman Fever Week, Nov. 18 to Nov. 22, will be sponsored by the Freshman Council of the Associated Students of the University of Utah (ASUU), the U’s student government.

“We wanted to grab some of the enthusiasm of the Utah-BYU game and raise money for local charities at the same time,” said Jen Dolan, ASUU Freshman Council member. “Freshman Fever Week activities will not only benefit the South Valley Sanctuary and the Utah Food Bank, they will be a lot of fun.”

Collection of canned food items is in conjunction with the Utah-BYU Food Drive, sponsored by the University of Utah and BYU Alumni Associations. Food collection boxes will be located at the Alumni House; Accounts Payable, Park Building, main and 4th floors; Annex Building, Room 1009; ASUU Offices; The Daily Utah Chronicle Office; College of Law; Department of Philosophy; Department of Social Work; the Eccles Broadcast Center; the Eccles Institute for Human Genetics, Building 533, Room 2100; Fraternity and Sorority Houses; LDS Institute of Religion; Olpin Union Building, Main Floor and Food Service Court; Purchasing, 151 Annex; Student Support Services, 2075 Annex; U of U Hospital Human Resources; U of U Medical Center Development; and the Women’s Resource Center.

Freshman Fever Week activities include:

Monday, Nov. 18, 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.-Promotion Day. Live bands will perform while ASUU representatives distribute free food in the Free Speech Area, west of the University’s Olpin Union Building.

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.-Kissing booth in the Free Speech Area.

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 8 p.m.-The movie “Zoolander” will be shown in the Huntsman Center, 1825 South Campus Drive. Tickets are $1. Admission is free with the donation of a canned food item.

Thursday, Nov. 21, 11:30 a.m.-Date auction in the Olpin Union Building Cafeteria. Dates with various students, including the student body president and vice president, along with gift certificates to local restaurants, will be auctioned off to raise money for the South Valley Sanctuary and the Utah Food Bank.

Friday, Nov. 22, 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.-Freshmen will distribute free food in the Free Speech Area to promote the Utah-BYU football game pep rally to be held that evening, from 8 until 11 p.m., in the Olpin Union Ballroom.

Saturday, Nov. 23, 1 p.m.-Utah-BYU football game, Rice-Eccles Stadium.