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Help out and have fun at Hunger Clean-up on April 10
On Saturday, April 10, the University will participate in the 15th annual Hunger Clean-up. The Hunger Clean-up is organized by the UConn Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness, a project of UConnPIRG, and is part of a national effort. The three-hour clean-up at worksites including shelters, soup kitchens and a river clean-up, not only raises funds to fight hunger and homelessness on local, state, national and international levels, but also provides services to the local area. Half the money raised at UConn this year will go to the Windham Homeless Intervention Fund. Last year, more than 100 members of the University community participated and the UConn Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness won a bronze medal for organizing the third largest Hunger Clean-up in the country, among 200 participating schools. This year, UConnPIRG hopes to recruit the largest number of volunteers. Faculty, staff and students are welcome to participate, by organizing a team of workers, volunteering, or making a donation. For information and a sponsor sheet, call (860) 486-5002. Checks, payable to UConn SCAHH, may be sent to UConnPIRG at U-3008.

University Senate election results announced

The University Senate has announced that the following indivudals have been elected for a three-year term to the Senate, beginning July 1:

Avery Point - Tixiang Wang
Deans - Richard Schwab
Education - Carl Maresh
Family Studies - Steven Wisensale
Hartford campus - Carl Schlichting

Liberal Arts & Sciences:
Humanities - Katharina von Hammerstein
Life sciences - Lawrence Hightower
Physical Sciences - Harry Frank, Philip Mannheim
Social Sciences - Myra Ferree

Professional staff:
Regional campuses - Tracie Borden
Enrollment management, registrar's office, student affairs & services - C. Dennis Pierce

CRT needs furnished apartments for summer actors
The Connecticut Repertory Theater needs one- or two-bedroom furnished apartments in Storrs for guest artists from May 17 -July 24. The dates are somewhat flexible. Proximity to campus is a bonus. For information, call Kerri at (860) 486-1629.

Nutmeg Grille announces April specials
The Nutmeg Grille will offer the following specials during April:

  • Come to lunch before 11:45 a.m. and receive a complimentary beverage.

  • From 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., bring three friends to lunch and enjoy a complimentary entree, or bring eight people and receive a complimentary entree, beverage and dessert.

  • On April 8 and April 29, the Nutmeg Grille will open for social hours from 4-6 p.m. A special appetizer menu and the dessert menu will be available. Purchase one appetizer and the second appetizer will be half price.

  • The grille will be open on Saturday, April 17, from 11 a.m-1:30 p.m.

For information and reservations, call (860) 486-5633.

Travel to area art exhibits with the Benton Museum
The William Benton Museum of Art is sponsoring three bus trips this spring and summer. The first, on Sunday, April 11, is an excursion to Boston to see the Museum of Fine Art's exhibit Mary Cassatt: A Modern Woman, which includes the rarely seen Cassatt pastel from the Benton Museum's collection. The bus will leave Storrs at 10 a.m. and return around 6:30 p.m. The cost is $46 per person, with a $2 discount for seniors, and includes transportation, admission to the exhibit, and soft drinks on the bus. On Saturday, June 5, the Benton will offer a trip to the Brooklyn Museum to see the exhibition Impressionists in Winter: Effets de Neige. And on Friday, August 27, the Benton is offering a trip to Tanglewood, for a concert that will include the Tanglewood Festival Chorus and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by André Previn. For tickets and information on any of these trips, email Lynn Eriksson at or call (860) 486-1709.

Summer sessions announced
The Division of Extended and Continuing Education has announced its summer sessions for 1999. Students may take a summer class for credit in either of two six-week sessions at any of the University's six campuses at Avery Point, Hartford, Stamford, Storrs, Torrington and Waterbury. Summer Session 1 runs from May 17 (May 19 at the Storrs campus only) through June 25. Summer Session 2 begins on June 28 and runs until August 6. Summer sessions are popular, so early registration is advised. For more information about specific courses at any of the six locations, call (860) 486-3832 or visit the Summer Session '99 website at

Spring horse and tack auction scheduled for May 2
The Department of Animal Science will hold its annual spring horse auction on Sunday, May 2, at the Ratcliffe Hicks Arena. The sale preview begins at 10 a.m., the tack auction at 11 a.m., and the horse auction at 2 p.m. Consignment of tack and horses is accepted. For a sale catalog or contract, call the Horse Facility at (860) 486-2034. The deadline for consigned horses is Thursday, April 1.