Briefs – March 17, 2011

NW Staff

Temaki opening date changed

While Temaki Tea was originally set to open after spring break, the new opening date will be sometime during May 2011, Greg Minner, director of dining services said. The new Temaki Tea will be located at 1422 Presque Isle Ave.

It’s still an ongoing project, but Jim Thams, associate director of engineering services and grounds, said that they’re getting to ready go through and inspect the building for anything that needs to be fixed.

“If there’s anything that needs to be corrected, it goes on the list,” Thams said.

Kitchen equipment and booths are expected to be delivered within the next couple of weeks, Thams said. The patio of the building has to be done as well, but the weather has to break first, Thams said.

Students can follow the construction of the new building by going to Photos and updates have been provided on the website.

The current location will be open until April 29, 2011.

— Nikki Mitchell

Movie shows women’s suffrage

Women for Women will be showing “Iron Jawed Angels” for Self-Acceptance week Monday, March 21 at 7 p.m. in Jamrich 103. The movie depicts the women’s suffrage movement of the first decades of the 20th century.  Everyone is welcome to come to see the film and learn about what women had to endure. Other events for Self-Acceptance week include an identity forum on Tuesday, “Hear Us Roar” on Wednesday, and an open-mic night on Thursday. All events are sponsored by Women for Women and everyone is invited to attend.

— Trent Podskalan

Drinking basics to be discussed

Whether you drink or not, knowing the basics about alcohol and its consumption is important.

“Beer and Booze 101: Back to the Basics” is a SkillBuilder! led by Lenny Shible and will inform students about the daily role alcohol has in their lives.  Topics will include terminology definitions, blood alcohol content calculations and symptoms of different alcohol related situations.

“While a lot of students are pretty knowledgeable, some students could use a reminder of the basics,” Shible said.

Students may have heard much of the information before, but Shible’s goal is to readdress the issue of alcohol in a way that may help students rethink their impression of alcohol.

“The hope is that anyone that comes to the workshop will gain skills to help themselves and their friends” Shible said.

This SkillBuilder! will be held Friday, March 18 at 10:30 a.m. in the Back Room of the University Center.  This event is free and open to the public.

—Shana Schmitt