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Briefs............August 29, 1997

Continuing education classes resume
The Division of Extended and Continuing Education is again offering its Knowledge for Life program this fall.

Conveniently scheduled during non-work hours, Knowledge for Life courses give adults the chance to pursue a lifelong interest, try something new, or train for a job promotion.

Course topics include computers and technology, art and culture, personal finance, health and fitness, and personal development. Knowledge for Life also offers several courses on specific computer programs and applications, as well as on publishing and creating Web pages. Other courses include Opera for the Inexperienced, Business Etiquette 101, Writing Stories that Matter, and a course on designing wreaths and centerpieces for the holidays.

Classes begin in September and will be held on the Storrs campus. For more information, call (860) 486-3231.

Handbook available to help Avery Point students
Graduate students in marine sciences arriving at the Avery Point campus now have a handbook to help them find their way around. Prepared by doctoral candidate Kam Tang, the handbook is intended to assist new graduate students - particularly those coming from overseas - who have limited access to the student services available at Storrs.

The handbook, available at no charge to incoming students, includes information about airports, how to find accommodations in Groton, and how to register at the Storrs campus. It also offers valuable tips on how to get a student ID, apply for a Social Security card, and sign up for health insurance. Although much of the information is specific to the Avery Point campus, Tang says he hopes the idea of a student handbook may be useful for other departments. For a copy of the handbook, call (860) 405-9097.