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Scholarship Meredith's SHRM chapter
Announcment holds resume review
The Morris K. Udall
Scholarship and Excellence
in National Environmental
Policy Foundation was
authorized by the U. S.
Congress in 1992 to honor
Congressman Udall and his
legacy of public service.
The Udall Foundation
awards approximately 80
scholarships of up to
S5,000 to outstanding stu*
dents, who are known as
Morris K. Udall Scholars.
The awards are made to
two groups of students:
l)College sophomores or
juniors (open to all) who
have outstanding potential
and who study the environ
ment and related fields; and
2) Native American and
Alaska Native students who
are college sophomores or
juniors who have outstand
ing potential and who study
fields related to health care
or tribal public policy.
Students are nominated
by the institution and soph
omores who are selected
may be renominated for the
next year's competition.
Any student who wishes
to have more information
may contact Dr. Swab, 141
SMB,, or
Contributing Writer
On October 27,2003 the
Society for Human
Resource Management
(SHRM) at Meredith
College held a "Resume
Review" workshop.
Approximately 12
human resource profession
als assisted in critiquing
student's resumes as well as
interviewing skills.
For some students, this
was the first time profes
sionals looked at their
resumes and carried out an
interview. Helpful hints
from each HR professional
allowed students to walk
away from the workshop
with a greater knowledge
of what is expected in ttie
working world.
This event is just one of
the many benefits that
Meredith College's SHRM
oiganization offers to its
members. Other events
offered through the SHRM
chapter this semester such
as the "What Is Business
Casual" fashion show, vari
ous guest speakers, a men-
torship program, and a SAS
site tour. All of these
events allowed Mereditii
students to be better pre
pared for fijture careers in
human resources.
Summer Gaither, a sen
ior at Meredith College, is
the president of this organi
"Exposure and experi
ence in the professional
world are benefits to our
club," Gaither said.
"The activities and
events held always assist
our members in gaining
valuablj, assets for the
worlq)lace," Gaither added.
World News Briefs
Editor in Chief
ROME, Italy
Italy's Constitutional
Court has thrown out a law
giving legal immunity to
Prime Minister Silvio
Berlusconi. The decision is
regarded as a major setback
to Berlusconi, whose cor
ruption trial in Milan was
frozen last June when par
liament approved the con
troversial law. Italy's top
court said the law was an
illegitimate, unconstitution
al measure diat contradict
ed a basic Italian legal right
that all citizens are equal
before the law.
LONDON, England
The body of UK serial
killer Harold Shipman was
found hanged in his prison
cell. Shipman was found
hanging In his cell at
Wakefield prison. West
Yorkshire, at 6:20 a.m.
Tuesday and was pro
nounced dead at 8:10 a.m.
after resuscitation efforts
failed, a Prison Service
spokeswoman said.
Shipman, a family doctor
in the town of Hyde near
Manchester, northwest
England, was convicted for
the deaths of 15
elderly female
patients in 2000.
In July 2003, an
inquiry found that
Shipman mur
dered at least 215
patients, mainly
elderly women.
An An-24 air
plane crashed late
Tuesday in
Uzbekistan's capi
tal of Tashkent,
killing 37 people,
the ITAR-Tass
news agency
reported. The An-
24 is a twin-
engine turboprop
plane with a capacity of
about 50 passengers.
The U.S.-led coalition's
chief civilian authority in
Iraq said Tuesday that
direct elections would be
held next year — after the
coalition's scheduled han
dover of power to an Iraqi
government. Prominent
Shiite cleric Ayatollah AH
Sistani rejected the plan for
a transitional National
Assembly - chosen by cau
cus-selected delegates — to
assume power by June 30.
On Monday, at a local
7X30, Lucas Tomas,
22, scaled a wall,
dropped inside a
lion pen and began
baitii^ one of the
two lions inside.
The lion pounced
on the man,
knocked him to tiie
ground and bit him
repeatedly before a
policeman fired
several warning
shots diat scared
the animal off.
Tomas suffered
minor injuries to
his hands, arms
and face, doctors
said, adding they
were also treating
him for psycholog
ical problems.
A top Sudanese human
rights lawyer uiged the
Khartoum government on
Tuesday to release or
charge political prisoners
detained for suspected links
to a revolt in the western
Darfur region of Sudan.
Sudanese authorities
allowed Ghazi Suleiman,
who is also a leading critic
of President Omar Hassan
al-Bashir, to visit 19 politi
cal detainees in die capital's
main prison on Monday.
Suleim reported the
detainees are being held in
good conditions but they do
not know why they have
been detained.
Mexican President
Vicente Fox is supporting
President Bush's proposal
to grant temporary guest
worker status to illegal
immigrants in the United
States, calling it an impor
tant step forward. Last
week. Bush proposed
changing U.S. immigration
taws to allow illegal immi
grants to obtain legal status
as temporary woricers in
jobs U.S. employers were
unable to fill with

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