Part-time post available in Graduate Student Senate office
The Graduate Student Senate is offering a half graduate assistantship
to a qualified graduate student to do general office work four
days a week in the GSS office, beginning in the spring semester.
Responsibilities include data input, Web page updates, and clerical
work. Knowledge of, or willingness to learn about, HTML and
familiarity with ftp and Telnet highly desirable. The position
provides health benefits, a tuition waiver and flexible hours.
For more information, please contact the Graduate Student Senate
GSS@UConnVM.UConn.EDU by Wednesday, November 18. Interviews will
be conducted during the week of November 30.
Information sought on University's outstanding alumnae
A poster celebrating the accomplishments of women who have graduated
from UConn is being created by the UConn Alumni Association
and the Women's Center. The poster will recognize the achievements
of outstanding alumnae who have contributed to the arts, sciences,
social sciences, and/or quality of life in their community.
The poster will be distributed throughout the state, to schools,
businesses and to the Governor's Office, and will be widely
available at the University and at basketball games. Nominees
for the poster are now being accepted. For more information,
or to nominate a person to be featured in the poster, call (888)
822-5861. The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, December 1.
Committee compiling list of students for Who's Who
Nominations are being sought for the 1998/99 Who's Who Among
Students in American Universities and Colleges. The University
of Connecticut may recommend 100 undergraduate and graduate
students to the National Who's Who organization for recognition
and inclusion in their 1998/99 yearbook. The University's selection
committee will use the following criteria: two semesters of
consecutive enrollment at UConn, including the regional campuses;
scholastic achievement; student organization participation;
campus or community volunteering; citizenship and leadership;
completion of 75 undergraduate credits by August 1998 for undergraduate
students, or completion of 12 graduate credits by August 1998
for graduate students. Nomination forms have been distributed
through the campus mail. Completed nominations should be sent
to Student Union Room 201, Box U-8, 2110 Hillside Road, Storrs,
CT 06269. For more information, call (860) 486-3422.
Non-fiction writing prizes presented to award winners
The Ninth Annual Nonfiction Writing Prize award ceremony was
held on November 5. Wally Lamb, professor of English and best-selling
author, was keynote speaker. Graduate critical essay prizes
were won by Jenny Spinner, Moira Casey, David Rice, Joseph Lennon,
Christopher Andrews, and Laura Wasko. Freshman writing prizes
were awarded to Hilary Plum, Anita Mourino, Atul Jain, Rachel
Kamins, Bethany Hamilton, Elizabeth Fales, and Andrew Chi. Aetna
Chair of Writing Lynn Z. Bloom and Thomas Recchio, director
of freshman English, presented the awards. The event was sponsored
by the English department and the Connecticut Writing Project,
with support from Aetna Foundation and the Department of Higher
Alumni Association seeks nominations for 1999 awards
The Alumni Association Awards Committee invites members of the
University community to submit nominations for the 1999 Alumni
The Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award acknowledges excellence
in the classroom; the Excellence in Research Award encourages
scholarly research and creative works. The Connecticut Alumni
Service Award recognizes an alum 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 honors outstanding achievements
of men and women who are former students of the UConn. The Distinguishe
d Connecticut Citizen Award is a special award recognizing outstanding
citizens of the state and is not limited to alumni. The University
Service Award is presented annually to up to three individuals,
alumni or non-alumni, not currently employed by UConn, who have
contributed their services in an exemplary fashion.
Nominations must be accompanied by an up-to-date curriculum
vitae, support letters, bibliography, and a nomination form,
which can be obtained by calling the Alumni Office at (860)
486-2242. The Faculty Excellence nomination packet should include
details of the nominee's research and scholarly or creative
activity. Nominations should be forwarded to: Jeffrey M. Konspore,
UConn Alumni Association, U-53, Alumni Drive, Storrs, CT 06268.
The deadline is Friday, December 11.