Thursday, October 05, 2006

Leaving Salt Lake City; Life Raft Lineup Announced

Hello everyone,

I'm completing a couple of days in lovely Salt Lake City, Utah, where the focus has been planning for a major library systems upgrade. I had the good fortune of speaking on a panel today about a technology review that we completed in June. The work we did this summer will go a long way in helping us experience a smooth transition to our new system. These changes are quite a way off, and we will be sharing more information with you about them as the upgrade date approaches.

In local news, Michael Patton has announced the roster for next week's Life Raft Debate. This event seems to get better with each passing year and this year's slate of contestants are certain to draw a large crowd at the McChesney Student Activities Center. Here's a list of this year's participants and their disciplines:
  • Jac Cole, representing Mathematics
  • Hollie Cost, stressing the need for Teacher Education
  • Michelle Duran-McLure, defending Art History
  • Vladimir Rovinsky, championing Theater
  • Incoming President Philip Williams insisting on the importance of the University President
  • Defending champion Zack Foster, arguing for Culinary Arts
The debate will take place Thursday, October 12th. The fun starts at 7:00 pm at the McChesney Student Activity Center with light refreshments available starting at 6:30 pm in the Concourse.

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