News Briefs


University Police continues to receive reports of catalytic converter thefts from vehicles parked on campus.

Four thefts have been reported so far this semester. Two of the affected vehicles were 2002 Pontiac Sunfires, and the two others were Chevy Cavaliers manufactured in 1999 and 2000. These years and styles are consistent with the thefts reported last spring.

University Police asks the campus community to be vigilant of suspicious people and vehicles cruising the parking lots, people working underneath cars without any service vehicle nearby and any maintenance or construction noise in the lots at odd hours.

If anyone sees or hears strange activity, contact University Police at 964-4141 or call 911.

Education Week
Today marks the beginning of International Education Week, sponsored by the Office of International and Advanced Studies.

There will be events throughout the week beginning with an Office Door Decorating Contest today, along with a partnership with the Coffee House series tonight at 8 p.m. in the TSAR.

The International Food Festival will take place Tuesday in the Marketplace at Doan from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by Trivia Night in the Alumni Lounge at 7:30 p.m.

Following more events on Wednesday, a Culture Shock Therapy Discussion Panel will be hosted in the Alumni Lounge on Thursday from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.

Friday, the OIAS Open House will take place from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.