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Hot dogs, anyone?

Students received a lesson in roasting hot dogs Engineering School-style yesterday during the University's fifth annual celebration of Energy Conservation Day.

Usually, the celebration coincides with Earth Day, which was last Wednesday, but it was postponed until yesterday because of last week's bad weather. Students were able to roast hotdogs using the sun's rays and get acquainted with various organizations that advocate conservation.

A solar-powered car, a bike advocate and other exhibits and presentations that encouraged the conservation of energy joined the hot dog display.

Facilities Management's Utility Department organized the event.

"We are trying to get people aware of energy alternatives and make people more responsible in using energy," fourth-year Engineering student Huzaini Ghazali said.

Ghazali helped present the inflated blimp exhibit, called the Air Ship, which is a replica of an aircraft that actually flies at Milton Air Field 20 minutes away from Charlottesville.

The most popular exhibit among the event's 200 visitors, however, was the electric sports utility vehicle, which runs on four batteries, Ghazali said.

A few good women and men

What is one of the most interesting jobs in the world? Meeting new people, engaging in interesting and meaningful work and delving into entirely new and different cultures and lifestyles, perhaps? If you are nodding your head in agreement, then maybe the Foreign Service is something for you.

The Foreign Service is a division of the State Department. With 250 posts in 180 countries worldwide, Foreign Service employees have the opportunity to work in embassies in foreign countries.

"We don't call it a career," Foreign Service recruiter Leann Bullin said. "It's a lifestyle."

Interested students who are 20 years or older are eligible to apply for jobs. Students must take the Foreign Service Exam, which will be given Nov. 6. The deadline to register for the exam is tomorrow. Students can register online or pick up applications at the Offices of Career Planning and Placement in the basement of Garrett Hall.

Students also can apply for a semester-long internship, which does not require taking the exam. The deadline for internship applications is Nov. 1.

Compiled by Heather Byers and Christie McLaughlin

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