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Deadline extended for student director nominations
The University of Connecticut Foundation Inc. has extended the deadline for nominations to its student director position. The new deadline for submission of the required signatures and biographic materials is Friday, October 23. The ballots will be mailed on October 26 and are due back on or before November 9. Students interested in running for this prestigious position can obtain election materials at the Student Union, Room 18. Additional information about the Foundation and the position can be obtained from Charlene Tappan at (860) 486-5830.

Activities planned for Alcohol Awareness Week
Students and other members of the University community are invited to join in celebrating National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week.

On Thursday, October 15, the University will sponsor two events designed to show students they can have fun without drinking alcohol.

At the Mocktail Competition - Cocktails Without the Alcohol - students can demonstrate their talent in making non-alcoholic drinks. A panel of judges will select the best-tasting recipes. Free food will be served during the competition.

Sportsfest activities will include a potato sack race, hula hoop contest, a wheel barrow race, and more. A DJ will play music.

The competition will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Student Union, and will be followed by a Sportsfest at the Student Recreational Facility in Field House, from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Both events are free.

The National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week is being held one week earlier at UConn to avoid competing with Homecoming Weekend.

Museum of Natural History holding annual bird feed sale
Bird seed may be ordered from the Museum of Natural History by October 14, for pick up on Saturday, October 24. The benefit sale helps the museum provide programs about nature for people of all ages. This year, the museum is offering the high-quality seed Lyric seed blends, including woodpecker and snowbird blends, No Waste Delite, and seed including black oil, black stripe, and kernels of sunflowers, niger, safflower, peanut pieces, cracked corn, and Lyric suet. To obtain an order form, call (860) 486-4460. You'll be helping the museum and helping the birds.

In the September 21 issue, the Advance published a story about the Board of Trustees' September meeting, which focused on a new degree in computer science that will be offered by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. The article included a list of information technology programs offered by the University. Some of the programs listed are still under development, however. The following is a revised list of programs:.

UConn offers or plans to offer a range of information technology programs:

  • a bachelor's degree in computer science and engineering, offered by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

  • a bachelor's degree in management information systems, offered by the Department of Operations and Information Management.

  • an information technology emphasis that is part of the MBA program at the Stamford campus.

  • a technical writing concentration in the bachelor of general studies program.

  • a new non-credit, eight-month certificate program in information technology in Stamford, to train people for entry-level software positions (the program began on September 26).

  • a graduate-level course in computer science that leads to a master's degree in computer science and engineering, as part of the CITI program at the Stamford campus.

  • an information technology focus in the bachelor's program in business administration at the Stamford campus, that will start in fall 1999.

  • an additional bachelor of general studies program in information technology, now under development, to attract graduates of community-te chnical colleges who do not wish to take a degree in business or engineering and must study part-time.

  • a bachelor's degree in computer engineering, a proposed option in the electrical engineering degree, to be offered jointly by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering.