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University to Celebrate Long-Serving Employees Feb. 7-11
Fred Maryanski, interim chancellor, has announced that the 13th annual Employee Appreciation Week will be celebrated from Feb. 7 through Feb. 11. During that week, employees who achieved milestones of 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, and 40 years of continuous state employment by Oct. 1, will receive awards recognizing their dedication and long service.

Memorial For Everett Ladd Scheduled for Feb. 10
There will be a memorial celebration of the life and scholarship of Everett Carll Ladd, Jr., a professor of political science and former director of the Institute for Social Inquiry and the Roper Center at the University. The tribute will be held on Thursday, Feb. 10, at 3p.m. at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.

Please contact the Roper Center if you plan to attend, by calling (860) 486-4440.

A fellowship has been established in his memory and anyone wishing to contribute may send donations to: The Everett Carll Ladd Jr. Fellowship in American Politics, University of Connecticut Foundation, 2131 Hillside Road, U-206, Storrs, CT 06269-3206.

Find Out About Volunteering, This Week at Student Union
The Center for Community Outreach will hold information sessions this week about volunteer and off-campus, community service work-study positions available with local non-profit agencies. The sessions will take place in Student Union Room 302B from 3-4 p.m., from Monday, Feb. 7 through Friday, Feb. 11, with the exception of Wednesday, Feb. 9.

Make a Date to Give Blood During Next Week's Drive
The first American Red Cross blood drive of the semester will be held from Monday, Feb. 14 to Friday, Feb. 18. Students, faculty, and staff interested in donating blood can make an appointment by calling (800) 448-3543 or using the Center for Community Outreach's on-line donor card at (click on the blood drive link).

If you would like to volunteer you time to work at the blood drive, please contact the American Red Cross office on campus at (860) 427-7560.

Information Technology Classes Offered at Bishop Center
Keeping pace with changing computer technology is vital to success in virtually any profession. This spring, the Division of Extended & Continuing Education will offer information technology courses and certificate programs for adult learners of all proficiency levels - from the fundamentals of using a personal computer, to Microsoft Word, to Web design. The earliest course begins on Feb. 9, with additional courses offered throughout the spring.

The Microsoft Office Certificate program consists of four courses: Word 97, Excel 97, PowerPoint 97 and Access 97. These courses may be taken to earn a certificate, or individually as needed.

The Web Page Design Certificate program also offers the option to take courses individually as needed, or to earn a certificate. The courses are Designing and Planning Web Pages, Writing Web Pages, High-Impact Web Pages, Interactive Web Pages and a Web Page Workshop.

For those who want to get their feet wet with personal computers or the Internet, the division will offer Introduction to the PC World, Navigating the Internet, Doing Research on the Internet and Job Hunting on the Internet.

All courses will be held in the Bishop Center on UConn's Storrs campus. For a free brochure, call (800) 622-9908. For more information, call (860) 486-3231. Or, visit us online at