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Continuing Education to Offer 25 New Evening Courses
The Division of Extended and Continuing Education will offer 25 new evening courses in the spring at the Storrs campus. These liberal arts courses were developed with non-degree students in mind but are suitable for students pursuing a degree as well as those wishing to learn with a university setting. Students are encouraged to sign up early to ensure the availability of courses to fit their schedules. Some classes may have prerequisites, and non-degree students are required to have a high school diploma to enroll. Final examinations must be completed in order to receive credit for the course. Registration has already begun and runs through February 8. In-person, mail and fax registrations will be accepted. For a free brochure, call (800) 622-9908, or e-mail

Student Group Seeks Sponsors for Winter Trip to Haiti
A group of students planning to visit Haiti during the winter break is seeking additional sponsorship to ensure that all 10 members of the group will be able to go. The students, led by the Rev. Richard Gross of St. Thomas Aquinas Church, will be volunteering in a home for the dying, an orphanage, a hospital, and a home for AIDS patients, during their 10-day trip, January 2-12. None of the students has been to Haiti before. They were selected based on interviews last spring, and have so far raised $6,000 of the $10,000 needed, through fund-raising events they have organized. Those who wish to donate to the program may call the Rev. Gross at (860) 429-6436 or send a check payable to the Haitian Experience, to St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 46 N. Eagleville Road, Storrs, CT 06268. This is the second year of the program. For an account of last year's trip, go here.

Donations Still Being Accepted for Charitable Campaign
There is still time to donate to the 1999 State Employees' Charitable Campaign. So far, 412 people - just 11.5 percent of faculty and staff - have participated. The total raised to date is $83,000, falling short of the goal of $100,000. Donations will be accepted through December 31. Donors may send cards to U-3185. Those with questions or who need another booklet or card may contact Sarah Ackley at (860) 486-1001.

In Memoriam: Ernestine Erickson
Ernestine Erickson, wife of the late Carlton Erickson, passed away recently in Leesburg, Fla. She was 97. Carlton Erickson, who died in 1983, served for 25 years as director of the University's audiovisual center (today known as the Center for Instructional Media and Technology - UCIMT), until his retirement in 1972. The Ericksons, who previously lived in Storrs, were former members of the Storrs Congregational Church. Mrs. Erickson had no living relatives. There was no funeral.