Area code to change in November

The current 716 area code will be split in half Nov. 15 to accommodate the growing demand for telephone numbers in the area.

The Rochester area code will be changed to 585 while the Buffalo area code will remain 716. There will be no change in what is considered a local call.

?The 716 area, which included the Rochester and Buffalo areas, is just running out of available numbers,? Associate Vice President and Director of Public Relations Robert Kraus said.

As of Nov. 15, one can reach a local number from another area code by using 716 or 585. However, in mid-August 2002 you will have to dial 585 to reach someone in the Rochester area from another area code. If you dial 716 after mid-August, you will receive a recorded message telling you to dial 585 that will stay in place until May of 2003.

UR is working on making sure that its computer databases for the telecommunications systems that store information on staff, students and faculty reflect the change.

Lifehouse tickets for Sept. 23 concert are going fast

UR Concert tickets to Lifehouse?s Sept. 23 show in the Louis Alexander Palestra are going fast.

The band, whose No. 1 single ?Hanging by a Moment? is currently 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Countdown, is one of the most popular UR concert attractions in recent years, said assistant director of student activities Anne-Marie Algier. Only 800 tickets to the show are left after under a week of sales, she said.

?If we wanted to sell the show out right now, we could with heavy advertising to the City of Rochester community. But that?s not our goal,? she said. ?Our goal is to get as many students to the concert as possible, and since they traditionally buy tickets at the last minute, we are going to hold tickets for the show.

Michelle Branch and The Calling will be opening for Lifehouse. Branch is currently receiving airplay for her single ?Everywhere? and has spent the last month on MTV?s Total Request Live.

Tickets are $15 for the bleachers and $17 for the floor for students. The Rochester community can get tickets for $18 for the bleachers and $20 for the floor. Tickets are available at the Common Market, Record Achieve located at 1394 Mt. Hope and tickets.com.

Contact Algier at x52332 for more information.

Eastman participates in its first Wilson Day

For the first time in Wilson Day?s 13-year history, freshmen at the Eastman School of Music participated.

About 185 Class of 2005 Eastman students and faculty joined with 1,030 River Campus freshmen and faculty to assist over 75 non-profit organizations in the Rochester area. The sites included churches, community centers and day care centers.

Take-Five Scholar and Wilson Day Coordinator Matt Moffa credited Eastman?s new involvement in the Wilson Day program to Eastman Dean of Students Phillis Wade. She wanted to give Eastman freshman a greater feeling of community.

?Eastman students has a rigorous practice schedule. They don?t have time during the school year to go do community service with their halls, floors or Greek organization,? Moffa said.

Reporting by Todd Hildebrandt, Mansi Desai and Emily Brandon.



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