Volunteers sought for Midnight Breakfast May 5-6
Faculty and staff are invited to join President Philip E. Austin,
Chancellor Mark A. Emmert and other volunteers to cook, serve
and clean up after a midnight breakfast for students on May
5-6. Volunteers are asked to arrive by 10:30 p.m. The event
will begin at 11 p.m. in the South Campus dining hall and will
conclude at 1 a.m. the next morning. The breakfast gives a break
to students who will be studying for final examinations that
begin on May 7. More than 2,000 students and over 90 faculty
and staff participated in the first midnight breakfast, held
in December. Vicky Triponey, vice chancellor for student affairs,
expects even bigger crowds this semester and says the event
will become a tradition at UConn. The breakfast is an opportunity
for students and staff to interact before the conclusion of
the semester and is a continuation of UConn's efforts to build
a more cohesive and civil community. To volunteer, please call
Jen Shea at (860) 486-6137 or send e-mail to
UConn museums to celebrate International Museum Day
On Saturday afternoon, May 8, the three museums on the Storrs
campus will celebrate International Museum Day by offering free
admission. All have special exhibits and museum stores will
be open, with some special sales.
- The Museum of Natural History has a special exhibit through
June 14: "From the Curious to the Serious, The Evolution of
Museum Collections (Beauty, Safari, Expedition and Scientific)."
Items in the museum store will be 10-50 percent off.
- The William Benton Museum of Art is holding an exhibit through
May 28: "Art at the End of the Millennium," an exhibition of
art by master of fine arts students. Items in the Benton Museum
store will be reduced by 15 percent.
- The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry, at the Depot
Campus, is featuring an exhibit "The Legacy of BIMP - A Celebration of
Frank Ballard's 70th Year, through November 7.
Expand your horizons - travel with the Alumni Association
From battle sites of the American Civil War to the magical music
of Vienna and Prague, the UConn Alumni Association is offering
a variety of travel opportunities for members of the UConn community
during the coming year:
- Canadian Rockies - July 1-11
- The Main-Danube Passage - Prague to Budapest - August 7-20
- America's Canyon lands - September 7-15
- The Civil War - Gettysburg, Fredericksburg, Richmond - September
- Italy: Florence, Spoletto and Rome - October 4-14
- Niagara-on-the-Lake and the Shaw Festival - October 6-9
- Mediterranean & Black Sea Aboard the Six Star Crystal Symphony
- October 9-22
- Vienna and Prague - Magical Music - November 11-20
- Patagonia Research Expedition - January
- Kenya Discovery - A 12-day Wildlife Safari - February 12-23
Reservations are handled on a first-come, first served basis.
Group size is limited to 25 participants. Final payments are
due on July 16. For more information, contact Debra Crary at
the Alumni Association (860) 486-2242.
DRL announces new arrangements for guest housing
Based on enrollment projections for the incoming and subsequent
freshmen classes, the Department of Residential Life has developed
strategies to accommodate the growing number of students in
residence halls. Several of these strategies will have an impact
on the availability of guest housing at the University: Whitney
Hall will be converted for use as an undergraduate residence
hall and will not be available for use as guest housing,
conference/camp groups and/or break housing during the academic year. The
hall will be closed on June 1 to prepare for the arrival of
undergraduate students. Also effective June 1, the length of
a guest's stay at Lakeside Apartments will be limited to no
more than seven days, rather than the previous maximum of one
month, to enable DRL to provide housing to significantly more
guests of the University. The department is continuing to explore
other opportunities to increase the availability of guest housing.
For more information, call Jay Johnston (860) 486-6196.