Members of the University community hoping to sample some solar-cooked hot dogs today will have to wait. Because of weather considerations, the Facilities Management and Utilities Department has moved the fifth annual Energy Awareness day from today to Wednesday, Oct. 6. One of the featured activities at the event will be a solar-powered hot dog cooking contest, as well as various other solar-powered displays and demonstrations.
"We need the sun for the solar hot dog cooker and the displays," Energy Program Manager Tony Motto said.
The organizers of the event decided to delay Energy Day after looking at a weather forecast predicting stormy weather until Friday.
"The students are actually going to be graded on" the contest, Motto said. "That's why we needed the sun."
Each of the students, who are in Engineering Prof. Paxton Marshall's ENGR 162 course, "Introduction to Engineering," will be trying to cook the greatest number of hot dogs using the grills they have constructed.
Energy Awareness Day, which will take place in front of Thornton Hall, has a two-fold purpose, Motto said.
"We want to show what we're doing [with energy technology] at the University and show people how they can save energy at home," he said.
Hear them roar
A group of panelists will attempt to answer "everything you wanted to know about feminism but were afraid to ask," tonight at 8 p.m. in the Newcomb Hall South Meeting Room.
Administrators, faculty and students are participating in this fishbowl conversation about feminism. The event is sponsored by the Women's Center and co-sponsored by the University's National Organization for Women chapter, the Asian Student Union, the Afghan Student Association and Hillel.
The event will feature Asst. Dean of Students Glenna Chang, Hillel Vice President Hannah Graham and former University NOW President Kelty Garbee, among others.
Since audience members will participate, the panel has not planned exactly what they will discuss.
"They've given us a general outline," Garbee said. "Everybody's going to be asked ... why they identify with feminists.
"I think people will want to know about NOW and feminist organizations like that, but I guess it will vary based on what organization or perspective people are representing," she said.
--Compiled by Andrew Merson