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Briefs............. September 12, 1997

Human Resources to welcome visitors September 25
The Department of Human Resources will hold an open house on Thursday, September 25, from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m., to celebrate its new location. The event, which is open to all members of the University community, will include light refreshments and prizes.

A special express shuttle service will provide transportation from the Student Union every 20 minutes, beginning at 3 p.m.

The department is located at 9 Walters Avenue, at the Depot campus.

Open house for prospective students scheduled for September 28
The admissions office will hold its fall open house for prospective students, their parents and friends on Sunday, September 28, at the Storrs campus.

The event is an opportunity for interested students and their guests to gain information about UConn, tour the campus, and learn first-hand about the University's academic programs before filling out their applications.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the Harry A. Gampel Pavilion. The open house will include academic presentations at various schools and colleges; presentations about the freshman and transfer process, student financial aid and scholarships; and a resource fair, with booths providing information on a variety of programs, including student life and student support services.

The University also holds an open house in the spring for those already admitted for the next academic year.

For more information, call the admissions office at (860) 486-3137.

Cornucopia Fest '97 to coincide with admissions open house
The College of Agriculture & Natural Resources will celebrate the third annual Cornucopia Fest on Sunday, September 28, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

Cornucopia Fest '97 will feature guided tours through the UConn Forest; hayrides; ailing plants diagnosed by the Plant Doctor; Ask the Vet; and plants for sale. Other booths will allow you to measure your body's calorie consumption, visit the Laboratory for Earth Resources Information Systems (LERIS) and look through the College's window on the world, surf the Internet, learn about fish in Connecticut's ponds, and buy items at an auction to benefit the College.

Cornucopia Fest '97 coincides with the University's admissions open house.

Nursing alums recognized for achievements
The School of Nursing held its first Annual Alumni Awards Banquet on September 9. The awards banquet was created earlier this year to formally recognize the achievements and careers of talented alumni. The awards are named after former deans of nursing, in honor of their contributions to the school and its growth.

Roberta Choung, M.S. '82, was presented with the Eleanor K. Gill Outstanding Alumni Award for Clinical Excellence in Nursing. Choung, who received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University in 1975, has been the nurse manager of Yale New Haven Hospital's medical intensive care unit for 18 years.

Susan Molloy Hubbard, '68, received the Carolyn Ladd Widmer Outstanding Alumni Award for Leadership in Nursing. Hubbard is an associate director at the National Institutes of Health National Cancer Institute (NCI), and a director of NCI's International Cancer Information Center.

Edythe Hough, '61, received the Beverly L. Koerner Outstanding Alumni Award for Clinical Excellence in Nursing. Hough is the former dean of Wayne State University, in Detroit, Mich.