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
On Thursday, October 15, the University will sponsor two events
designed to show students they can have fun without drinking
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
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
The National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week is being held
one week earlier at UConn to avoid competing with Homecoming
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
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
- 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
- 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
electrical engineering degree, to be offered jointly by the
Department of Computer Science and Engineering and the Department
of Electrical and Systems Engineering.