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Oct. 5, 2000

VP nominees debate tonight

Beginning at 9 p.m., the vice presidential nominees, Sen. Joe Lieberman and former Defense Secretary Dick Cheney, will debate at Centre College in Danville, Ky. Bernard Shaw will moderate the 90-minute debate, which will air on NBC and several cable stations. The second of three presidential debates will take place Wednesday at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Baylor has recently received two grants from the Lilly Endowment Inc. A $2 million grant was awarded to establish a program called 'Baylor Horizons: An Exploration of Vocation for a Life of Service.' The grant is part of the Endowment's goal in recruiting college students into the ministry. The other, a $704,454 grant, was awarded to Dr. Diana Garland, a social work professor, to help develop a study called 'Services and Faith: The Impact of Christian Faith and Congregational Life of Organized Community Caring.' Founded in 1937, the Lilly Endowment is an Indianapolis-based private family foundation that supports its founders' wishes by supporting the causes of religion, community development and education.

Steppin' Out is looking for job requests from the Waco community. Steppin' Out is a semiannual, all-university community service project. During the event, community members and students will work together on projects throughout the Waco area. Projects can include yard work, painting houses and interaction among nursing home residents, and dozens of other activities. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to noon, Nov. 18. The deadline for submitting job requests is Oct. 20. To submit a job request or to volunteer, call 710-3199.

A workshop led by Murray Anderson-Wallace will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday in room 249 of Castellaw Communications Center. The session will focus on organizing and managing in today's changing business world. Anderson-Wallace, director of a British-based research and consulting firm, will focus on strategic relationship management and everyday communication.

The Baylor School of Law's Student Bar Association is hosting a cellular phone drive in the lounge of the Baylor School of Law building this week.

The group is collecting old phones that will be donated to the women's shelter. The phones will be reformatted to dial only 9-1-1 and the number to the shelter.

Baylor Shock Troop will be hosting Noise Night at 7 p.m. on Saturday in the Ferrell Special Events Center at the volleyball game against Texas A&M University. The loudest and most spirited organization will get more than $100, a Pizza Hut party and a plaque that will be hung in the Ferrell Center trophy case. Registration has begun and continues until 1:45 p.m. Friday in the Bill Daniel Student Center. Registration is $15 per group.