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Campus enjoying a quiet weekend

Weekend activities limited, but include trivia competition, pianist and volleyball games

11/15/02

What kind of currency is used in Honduras? What’s the capital of Bangladesh? These are the types of questions Xavier students are answering during the second annual WorldQuest international trivia competition Friday, Nov. 15—and one of a limited number of events taking place on campus this weekend. The contest is at 6:00 p.m. in the Cintas Center banquet room and the winners go on to compete against other local winners in a citywide competition in May. The event is sponsored by the Romero international center and the international student society. Proceeds raised from the event go toward establishing grants for an international student and study abroad participant. For more information, e-mail romero@xu.edu or call 513 745-2864. Also on Friday night, the women’s volleyball team battles Temple University at 6:00 p.m. in the Cintas Center arena. The team is led by Meggie Hoffman, six-time winner of the rookie of the week award. Then on Saturday, Nov. 16, the volleyball team hosts La Salle University at 7:00 p.m. in the Cintas Center. The team’s seniors are being recognized as part of senior day. The cost for the games is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Tickets are sold at the door. On Sunday, Nov. 17, classical pianist Kemal Gekic performs a concert in the Gallagher Student Center theater at 2:30 p.m. as part of the University’s classical piano, guitar and jazz series. Born in Split, Yugoslavia, Gekic has won various distinctions in many competitions including the Yugoslav Artists’ Competition. Among his five recorded albums, his Liszt Transcendental Etudes album exemplifies his reemergence as one of the major pianists his time. Tickets are $19 and $17. Senior citizens receive a $3 discount and any student with an ID is free. For more information, call 513 745-3161. For a complete list of campus activities, visit the Xavier calendar web site.