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Call is out for humanitarian award
The Department of Student Activities and Union Programs is seeking nominations for the Spirer/Dueker Student Humanitarian Achievement Award. The $1,000 award is given to a matriculating undergraduate student at any UConn campus. It is based on commitment to humanitarian service, not on financial need or scholarship.

The award honors a student for outstanding contributions to public service. Nominees must provide evidence that they have performed outstanding service during the last year.

Self-nominations or nominations from faculty, administrators or students self must be submitted by today to Trudy Flanery, Center for Student Development, Student Union, U-8. Fax: 486-4484. Phone: 486-3425.

ROTC cadets become officers
Seven UConn students in the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) have been appointed officers in the U.S. Army by the president of the United States. Their commissioning as second lieutenants marks the culmination of up to four years as students and cadets in the UConn Army ROTC program. They also received bachelor's degrees.

The officers will now serve in the United States Army Reserve, Army National Guard, and in the active component of the regular Army. Each will attend an intensive training program to qualify them in their respective fields of specialty. The commissionees are: Gene Won Lee of Trumbull, field artillery, Army Reserve, bachelor's degree in mathematics; Jason Hale Allard of Franklin, transportation corps, Army Reserve, bachelor's degree in biology; Christopher Rowland Anderson of Southington, aviation, Army National Guard, bachelor's degree in communication sciences; Michael Gerard Poirier of Ansonia, engineer, Army Reserve, geography degree from Central Connecticut State University; Meljun J.S. Catalan of Cheshire, infantry, Army Reserve, bachelor's degree in history; Mark Gregory Kurowski, signal corps, Army Reserve, degree in criminal justice from CCSU.

In addition, cadets of the Nathan Hale Battalion Army ROTC program completed 60 hours of winter survival exercises in Vermont. The exercise included military-style cross-country skiing, snow cave building, snow and ice climbing and winter survival skills. Ten cadets from UConn participated. They were: Jose Catalan, Jason Hamill, Justin Hill, Daniel Milligan, Michael Pelkey, Peter Perzel, Bhavesh Shah, Donald Stadolnik, Matthew St. Pierre and Ben Zweibelson.

The cadets were accompanied by Mjr. Walter Lippincott, Army ROTC professor of military science, and Capt. Shannon Clark, assistant professor of military science.

McFadden to describe sail around the world
Peter McFadden, executive assistant to the president and a UConn alum, will describe his experiences sailing around the world Sunday at the Barney House in Farmington. He will be joined by fellow alumni Peter and Carolyn Lind as part of a lecture series at the University-owned house. Tickets are $10. The lecture begins at 2:30 p.m. For tickets or more information, call (860) 674-2796.

On April 13 at the Barney House, T.V. Rajan head of the Department of Pathology, will speak about the foods of India during an international dinner, The Passage to India. The price of the dinner is $40. For tickets, call (860) 674-2796.

Sign up for Mountain Laurel Run
The 18th annual Mountain Laurel Run, sponsored by the University, will be held May 3. To register for the 2.5-mile race, sign up in person at the Department of Recreation and Intramurals or mail an entry form to U-78R.

The entry fee is $13 per person, $8 for students, or $15 on the day of the race. Proceeds will benefit the 100 Years of Women at UConn Scholarship Fund. The male and female overall winners will receive a pair of running shoes.

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