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UConn Advance

April 25, 1997

Connecticut Higher Education Community Service Awards
Louise Simmons, director of the Urban Semester Program, has won a Connecticut Higher Education Community Service Award for her work to establish links between the University and the Greater Hartford community.

As director of the program, Simmons supervises a group of UConn students who live in Hartford each semester. While in the city, the students work in the field and attend seminars on urban problems. She has developed the program into a model from which students develop a lifelong ethic of service - using the city as a classroom.

Simmons and other winners were honored April 17 during a ceremony at the state Capitol.

Also recognized:

  • Amy Clark, co-chair and director of volunteer services for the American Red Cross UConn field office, for reviving and reorganizing the office.
  • The UConn Student Alumni Association, for initiating the Operation Santa Claus Program on campus.
  • The Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness of UConn PIRG, for addressing hunger and homelessness through education and direct service.

On-line expenditure approval now available
Expenditures can now be approved on line. The process, available since 1995 on a limited basis, is now open to the University community to speed up invoices processed against specific types of two-way match purchase orders.

For more information and for instructions to receive access to this process, contact Josie Nason in the Accounts Payable Department at 486-4137 or by e-mail at:

Need stuff? Head to the McMahon Free-for-All
The University community is invited to attend the Free-for-All at McMahon Hall, a free tag sale. If you need stuff - or want to get rid of extra goods around the house - this is the place to go. Leftover material will be donated to the Windham Area Interfaith Ministry to help the poor.

The Free-for-All will be held Saturday, May 3 (May 4 is the rain date) outside McMahon on Hillside Road. Bring goods to the McMahon Hall director's office through May 3. For more information, call 486-3801.

Center to host show of resident paintings
The Mansfield Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation will present a show of residents' paintings this weekend.

One of the artists is Dorr "Kelly" Skeels, a Storrs resident since 1971. Skeels, a retired geophysicist, has often attended UConn geology department meetings. His paintings include landscapes of the Rocky Mountains.

Proceeds of painting sales will benefit the center. The show opens Saturday with a reception from 2-4 p.m., with viewing continuing until 4:30. The show continues Sunday from 1-3 p.m.

The Mansfield Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation is located at 100 Warren Circle. For information, call 487-2300.

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