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Computer Center to Demonstrate Services at Expo
The University Computer Center will hold an expo on Wednesday and Thursday, September 8-9, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Student Lobby. Information will be available on Computer Center labs for the PC, Macintosh, mainframe and Web development; the help desk; copy center services; free computer workshops; student employment opportunities; and mainframe/e-mail and PPP/Internet accounts.

Find Out About Your Town at Annual Fair September 11
Get to know the Greater Mansfield area during the 13th annual Know Your Town Fair Saturday, September 11, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Town Hall, Audrey Beck Building, 4 South Eagleville Road. Shuttle bus service will be available from the Student Union. The Fair will feature more than 50 local and regional organizations, a special UConn activities tent, school information, fire engines, ambulance, recycling demonstrations, live animals and hands-on activities for kids. You may also register to vote, check your blood pressure and register for fall programs. Everyone is welcome. The Know Your Town Fair is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters, the Town of Mansfield and the University.

Alumni Association to Hold Tag Sale September 12
The Greater University Chapter of the Alumni Association is having its fourth annual tag sale on Sunday, September 12. If you have furniture, lamps, rugs, small household items or small electronics you no longer want, please consider donating the items to the tag sale. Items can be picked up before September 12, or you can deliver the items to the Student Union Patio on Sunday morning, September 12, from 9:30 a.m.-noon. For collection, call Barbara Viadella at (860) 423-8266 or Chris Parliman at (860) 742-5743. For more information, call Megan Soukup at the Alumni Association, (860) 486-0571.

Walk to Raise Money for Diabetes Research
A two-mile walk in support of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation will be held on the grounds of CIGNA in Bloomfield, Conn., on Sunday, September 26. Help Leslie Cutler, Health Center chancellor and statewide walk chairman, and UConn achieve the University's goals of having 600 walkers participate and raising $60,000. About 16 million Americans suffer from diabetes, including millions of children. The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation funds diabetes research in hopes of finding a cure. The walk will begin at 10 a.m. Transportation from Storrs to Bloomfield will be provided. For more information and to sign up for the walk, contact Doug Bradway at (860) 486-0986 or by e-mail at

Subjects Sought for Exercise and Blood Pressure Study
Linda Pescatello, director of the Center for Health Promotion, is seeking African American women between the ages of 18 and 25 years with high blood pressure to participate in a short-term exercise study. The study will examine the effect of moderate aerobic exercise on resting blood pressure. The study will take place in the Center for Health Promotion and Gampel Pavilion. Participants will receive monetary compensation, a graded exercise stress test, a nutritional analysis of diet and regular blood pressure measurements for the duration of the study. For more information, call Lynn Bairos in the Center for Health Promotion, (860) 486-2812.