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Nominations Sought for Who's Who in Universities, Colleges
The Department of Campus Activities is accepting nominations for the 1999-2000 Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges. The University will recommend 100 undergraduate and graduate students to the Who's Who oganization for national recognition. The selection committee will use the following criteria:

  • Scholastic achievement

  • Student organization leadership and participation

  • Campus and community volunteering

  • For undergraduate students, completion of 75 undergraduate credits by August 1999

  • For graduate students, completion of 12 graduate credits by August 1999

Nomination forms have been mailed to members of the University community. To nominate a student, complete and return the nomination form by Tuesday, October 12, to: Who's Who Selection Committee, Student Union Room 201, U-3008. Nominations, giving your own name, title, department, campus address and phone number, and e-mail address, together with your nominee's name, local address, phone number and e-mail address, may also be sent by e-mail to: Students who are nominated will be asked to complete an application by November 10 outlining their achievements.

Give the Gift of Life During October Blood Drive
The Center for Community Outreach is seeking donors for the American Red Cross campus blood drive scheduled for the week beginning October 18. The drive will be held at the African American Cultural Center during the following hours:

  • Monday, October 18 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday, October 19 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday, October 20 11 a.m.-6:45 p.m.

  • Thursday, October 21 11 a.m.-6:45 p.m.

  • Friday, October 22 8 a.m.-1:15 p.m.

To make an appointment to donate blood by using the online appointment card at and clicking on the link to the blood drive, or by calling (800) 448-3543. Although not everyone is able to donate, for medical or other reasons, if you are eligible please take an hour of your time to give the gift of life. If you would like to volunteer to work at the blood drive, contact the American Red Cross office on campus at (860) 427-7560.

Illustration Contest Announced
A prize of $500 will be awarded to a student in illustration for the best illustration of children's literature. The prize, sponsored by Susan Salzman Raab, co-owner of Raab Associates, a children's book marketing agency, will be awarded during the annual Connecticut Children's Bookfair in November.

For the 1999/2000 prize, Raab, Terri J. Goldich, curator for the Northeast Children's Literature Collection at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, and Cora Lynn Deibler, an assistant professor of illustration in the School of Fine Arts, will serve as the judging committee. All students wishing to submit entries for this year's prize will illustrate the same text, a poem by Elizabeth Corbett, "Three Wise Old Women."

Beginning with the 2000/2001 academic year, the amount of the prize will be increased to $600 and the contest will be expanded to include original writing entries, chosen from submissions from the children's literature class given in the English Department. The judging committee will be expanded to include appropriate members of the English Department. Half of the prize will be awarded to the student submitting the best story or poem in the genre, and the other half will go to the student who best illustrates that work. The winning entries will be placed on exhibit in the Dodd Center during the Bookfair, and will be retained in the Archives & Special Collections.

Raab graduated from UConn in 1980 with a degree in English. She has experience in the retail book business and has worked at Bantam, Dell, and Scholastic. She began her own agency in 1986.

For more information, contact Terri J. Goldich at (860) 486-3646.