About 16,000 books were collected for the “Book the Q forLiteracy” drive at the SDSU vs. Illinois football game Sept. 9. Thedrive is an annual campaign to provide books for San Diego Cityschools. Last year’s effort collected more than 12,000 books for SanDiego area youth.
The Associated Students have also collected more than 300 booksfor Project Page Turner, a program where books are read to low-incomethird and fourth grade students and then the students take the bookshome.
There is a virus “worming” its way through computers around thenation and has already affected several Fortune 500 companies. It isan Internet worm which uses the program MAPI Outlook to spread.
Computers receive the virus by e-mail when someone sends an e-mailto an infected user, with the attachment NAVIDAD.EXE.
When someone runs the attachment from their computer, the wormdisplays an “Error” box which reads “UI.” An icon of a blue eyeappears in the system tray next to the clock in the lower rightcorner of the screen, and the virus saves itself in the WindowsSystem directory.
This causes an error message to be displayed when the userattempts to launch any .EXE file.
This worm can be terminated. When NAVIDAD is running, click on theblue eye in the system tray. A box with a big button labeled “don’tpress me” will appear. Press the little close window button in thetop right corner (marked X).
Another message box pops up , pressing OK on this message boxmakes the worm exit — the eye disappears and the program terminates.
The Associated Business Student Council is hosting a Wine andCheese party tomorrow for faculty and students. Food and beveragewill be provided at no charge. Guests can have as much wine andcheese as they want. There will be people checking IDs. The event isopen to all students, but the emphasis of the event is forbusiness-related majors. The event runs from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. inScripps Cottage.
Time to learn
The SDSU Foundation has received a $600,000 grant from the U.S.Department of Education to tutor 200 middle school students from theEl Centro School District in literacy and give them information aboutcollege. The three-year program started last month.
Fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth-grade students at Desert GardenElementary, Kennedy Middle School and Wilson Junior High School inImperial County will participate in the program.
The program will also train 40 faculty and principals in thedistrict through Service Learning courses offered at SDSU ImperialValley and IVC. Sixty college students will also be trained to act asliteracy tutors.
Imperial Valley County has the highest percentage of Latinostudents in California. More than 55 percent of all students in thecounty live below the federal poverty level.
Interview with the vampire queen
Anne Rice, the famous author of Interview with a Vampire , will besigning books tonight at the El Cajon Wal-Mart store, located at thecorner of Interstate 8 and Los Coches Road. Wal-Mart expects over1,000 fans will turn out for the book signing. She will be at thestore at 6 p.m.
Due to the expected crowds, a ticket system will be in place. TheSan Diego Blood Bank will host a blood drive from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.The first 100 donors will receive a front-of-the-line ticket and aT-shirt. For more information call 288-8595.
The SDSU chapter of Psi Chi, the National Honor Society inPsychology, will induct 28 new members into the society tomorrow. PsiChi was founded to advance the science of psychology. The new membershad to meet a minimum 3.0 grade point average in all coursework andmust have declared Psychology as a major or minor. The event will runfrom 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Casa Real, located in upper AztecCenter.