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Briefs................November 17, 1997
Alumni Association invites nominations for 1998 awards
Other awards recognize outstanding civic and professional achievements of alumni and others.
The Connecticut alumni service award is presented to an alumnus who has contributed his or her services in an outstanding way, over a period of time, to enhance the stature, success and well-being of the Alumni Association.
The distinguished alumni award provides recognition for outstanding achievements of men and women who are former UConn students. Any living alumni of the University are eligible. The recipient must be present to receive the award.
The distinguished Connecticut citizen award recognizes outstanding citizens of the state. It is not limited to alumni and in the past has been awarded to non-alumni civic leaders.
The university service award is presented annually to up to three individuals, alumni or non-alumni, not currently employed by the University, who have contributed their services in exemplary fashion.
Nominations must be accompanied by a nomination form, together with an up-to-date curriculum vitae, letters of support and, where appropriate, bibliography. Nomination forms may be obtained by calling the Alumni Association at (860) 486-2242. Nominations for faculty excellence awards should also include details of the nominee's research and scholarly or creative activity.
Nominations should be forwarded to: Jeffrey Konspore, chair, Awards Committee, Alumni Association, U-53, Alumni Drive, Storrs, CT 06268. The deadline is December 12.
Planning group seeks input on information technology
The environmental scanning subcommittee of the Academic Information Technology Strategic Planning Task Force Committee needs as much input as possible, says Malcolm Toedt, subcommittee chair and executive director of the University Computer Center.
Subcommittee members are also conducting interviews in person or by telephone with selected individuals, but others in the University community are encouraged to use the online survey, says Toedt. The survey can be found on the World Wide Web at: http:/www.sp.uconn.edu/~ait.
Survey data will assist the subcommittee in identifying a strategy for the use and development of academic information technology at UConn. The full committee is chaired by Paul Kobulnicky, director of University Libraries.
Italian-American fund raiser planned